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Changing Weather Patterns in PA:
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Knowing Native Plants:
Late Spring Lovelies (Virtual Program)
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Featured Events

2021 Featured
13May

Tales from the Crypt: Using Dead Plants to Resurrect the Past and Predict the Future – Thursday Night Nature (May 13)

Thursday, May 13 - 7:00 pm$15.00
What is a native plant? The most commonly used definition for American plants is any species that were present before the arrival of European colonists. How do we know which plants were growing in a particular area during a given period? Herbaria – collections of dried and pressed plants – provide some of the best sources of information on the history of botanical life on Earth. Specimens spanning centuries of collecting can be used to infer where plant species were in the past, how they have moved in response to different environmental pressures, and which species are most at risk of being locally or globally eliminated. The development of new technologies has enabled research on herbarium specimens that would have seemed impossible to the botanists who originally collected them. In this presentation, Jordan Teisher, Ph.D. will survey some of these applications of herbarium specimens and make a case for ongoing investment in collecting and preserving plants. Presented by Jordan K. Teisher, Ph.D. Jordan Teisher is the collections manager for the botany department at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. A native of central Pennsylvania, he received his undergraduate degree in biology from Moravian College. He joined the Academy of Natural Sciences staff in the summer of 2016 after completing his Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied evolution and systematics in the grass family, Poaceae. Advance registration required. If you are a member and having trouble with using your code, please message development@bhwp.org Additional Information: Online registration for this program closes on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 5:00 pm; for help with registration please email education@bhwp.org. You will receive your email with the Zoom meeting invitation after the registration period closes. Please be sure to keep an eye on your inbox and spam folders. NOTE: At checkout, you will be required to enter a pickup time. Please scroll through the list and select “Virtual Class.”
2021 Featured
20May

Forest Bathing: Finding Wellness Naturally – Thursday Night Nature (May 20)

Thursday, May 20 - 7:00 pm$15.00
Explore the wellness benefits available to you by spending time in a natural environment. This presentation will highlight the practice of Shinrin-Yoku; also known as forest bathing. Forest bathing is a “natural” wellness activity. Included with the benefits of forest bathing will be suggestions on how to incorporate this practice into your time outdoors. Presented by Suzann Schiemer Suzann Schiemer is a certified Pennsylvania Master Naturalist and certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Formerly a teacher at the Bloomsburg Area School District for 36 years and an education consultant with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and American Master Teacher Program, her passion for education continues to this day. Suzanne regularly leads guided walks throughout PA for a variety of parks, nonprofits and other institutions and enjoys not only enlightening the mind of participants but rejuvenating their spirit through the healing powers of nature. Advance registration required. If you are a member and having trouble with using your code, please message development@bhwp.org Additional Information: Online registration for this program closes on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 5:00 pm; for help with registration please email education@bhwp.org. You will receive your email with the Zoom meeting invitation after the registration period closes. Please be sure to keep an eye on your inbox and spam folders. NOTE: At checkout, you will be required to enter a pickup time. Please scroll through the list and select “Virtual Class.”
2021 Featured
27May

Schooled by the Forest: Connecting Children and Nature – Thursday Night Nature (May 27)

Thursday, May 27 - 7:00 pm$15.00
At Painted Oak Nature School, the forest is our classroom; stumps are our chairs, plants are our curriculum, birds and minibeasts are our classmates. By moving through the landscape in all types of weather, the children form deep connections to the plants and animals that we share the land with. They build confidence and knowledge to better understand their place in the world and the impact they have on it. This class will share the ethos behind forest school, the how-to’s of teaching children about native plants and wild edibles, and the holistic benefits that such explorations provide. Presented by Nicole Langdo Nicole Langdo is the founder of Painted Oak Nature School, a progressive nature-based school, serving children in preschool through 6th grade, located in the Hopewell Valley. Nicole was honored in 2017 with the Richard Rotter Award for Excellence in Environmental Education by The Watershed Institute and was called an “Innovative Educator,” when interviewed by Steve Adubato of Caucus: New Jersey On The Air in 2016. Her school has also been featured in several local publications for its focus on getting children outside and connecting with nature. With over two decades of classroom teaching in the public and private sector, Nicole prefers the wild sector best. Advance registration required. If you are a member and having trouble with using your code, please message development@bhwp.org Additional Information: Online registration for this program closes on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 5:00 pm; for help with registration please email education@bhwp.org. You will receive your email with the Zoom meeting invitation after the registration period closes. Please be sure to keep an eye on your inbox and spam folders. NOTE: At checkout, you will be required to enter a pickup time. Please scroll through the list and select “Virtual Class.”

Featured Events

2021 Featured
2021 Featured
20May

Forest Bathing: Finding Wellness Naturally – Thursday Night Nature (May 20)

Thursday, May 20$15.00
Explore the wellness benefits available to you by spending time...
2021 Featured
27May

Schooled by the Forest: Connecting Children and Nature – Thursday Night Nature (May 27)

Thursday, May 27$15.00
At Painted Oak Nature School, the forest is our classroom;...