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Aug03

Children’s Summer Reading

Explore - Read - Connect to nature! Each week we’ll read exciting books about the outdoors, take hikes in search of the plants and critters in our stories, and make nature crafts to take home. Topics change weekly. For ages 3 to 8. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Every Thursday through Aug. 17.  Registration required the Tuesday prior to each session. »
Aug10

Children’s Summer Reading

Explore - Read - Connect to nature! Each week we’ll read exciting books about the outdoors, take hikes in search of the plants and critters in our stories, and make nature crafts to take home. Topics change weekly. For ages 3 to 8. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Every Thursday through Aug. 17.  Registration required the Tuesday prior to each session. »
Aug12

Dragonfly I.D. Workshop

Learn about the fascinating world of dragonflies from one of the masters in the field. Mike May, Ph.D., will teach you about the basics of what members of the Odonata family are, their life cycles and behavior, and give you an inside glimpse into his research. Program includes a presentation indoors and a journey outside to search for adult and larva. Binoculars are helpful but not required. This program is geared for adults. Mike May grew up in Florida and began collecting insects at a young age. His interest in dragonflies peaked in graduate school at the University of Florida where he earned his Ph.D. He spent three years on postdoctoral appointments in Panama and the University of Illinois. He retired from Rutgers University in 2012 but still keeps up research on dragonflies. He is coauthor of two books: Damselflies of North America and A Manual of the Dragonflies of North America, and author/co-author of more than 60 scientific papers. He also is a member of the editorial board of The International Journal of Odonatology and is deeply involved in the Xerces Society’s Migratory Dragonfly Project (www.migratoryd​ragonflypartner​ship.org). Advance registration required by Aug. 10. »
Aug16

Bat Chat

Session I: Wednesday, Aug. 16 (rain date Aug. 17) Session II: Wednesday, Aug. 23 (rain date Aug. 24) Please register for each session separately. Bats are incredible creatures. They are excellent parents, are insect-eating machines and have valuable roles in our ecosystem. Join Matthew Wund, Ph.D., to discover the species that call Pennsylvania home, the challenges they face and the important services they provide. Indoor presentation followed by outdoor bat hike where participants will get to use bat detectors to listen to echolocation calls. For ages 6 and up. Matthew Wund is an associate professor of biology at The College of New Jersey in Ewing. His expertise in bats stems from his graduate work at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he earned his Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology. His dissertation focused on how bats modify their echolocation calls in different foraging situations, such as hunting within dense woods or in open spaces.  He’s excited to share his knowledge and passion during the bat chat. »
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