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Winter Lecture Series: The Humane Gardener: Cultivating Compassion for All Creatures

Why do we call some insects "beneficial" while others are "pests"? Why are some plants considered "desirable" while others are "weeds"? In this myth-busting talk, join speaker Nancy Lawson to learn how common growing methods divide the natural world into false dichotomies and perpetuate misconceptions about the wild species living among us. Discover practical ways to put humane gardening philosophies into action by protecting wild nurseries of animals large and small, eliminating unintended hazards to wildlife, nurturing plants that provide food and shelter, and humanely resolving conflicts with mammals and other commonly misunderstood creatures. Book signing to follow. Nancy Lawson is the author of  The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife. A columnist for All Animals magazine, Lawson founded Humane Gardener, an outreach initiative dedicated to cultivating compassion for all creatures, great and small, through animal-friendly landscaping methods. After an early career in journalism, she led creative teams behind award-winning print and digital magazines of The Humane Society of the United States. Walk-ins welcome as space allows. Punch Cards Purchase a Winter Lecture Series punch card, good for one admission to each of the eight lectures, and save 20%. Punch cards may be purchased at the Visitor Center only. Call 215.862.2924 for additional information. Winter Weather If we must cancel or postpone a program, we will disseminate the message via Facebook, our website and email. Please check those sources before venturing out in poor weather conditions.   »

Qigong: Awaken the Healer Within (Series)

Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) is an ancient self-care practice that is a component of traditional Chinese medicine. This course will focus on physical postures and movements, slow deep breathing and focused meditation as a way to circulate chi - universal energy - for health and wellness. Qigong helps lower blood pressure, enhance immune and lymphatic systems, improve balance and stability and loosen stiff joints. No experience is necessary; all that is required is an open mind and a willing spirit. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. This course is held inside; sessions will occur on the following dates: - January 10, 2018 - January 17, 2018 - January 24, 2018 - January 31, 2018 - February 7, 2018 - February 14, 2018 Sandy Unger, MA, is a Qigong and Tai Chi Easy Instructor certified through the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) and is a member of the National Qigong Association. Sandy has received mindfulness training through the University of Pennsylvania's Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program. »
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Nature Buddies: Winter Birds

Meet our feathered friends and make a tasty treat to take home just for the birds. Nature Buddies programs include a story, an outdoor walk and a take-home craft. This program is appropriate for ages 3 through 7. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Walks are weather dependent; please dress for the weather. Registration required by Wednesday January 11, 2018. »
Holiday Card Makeover Workshop

Holiday Card Makeover Workshop

With just a little cutting and folding, holiday cards and calendars can be made into beautiful little boxes. Bring your large folded cards (6 inches minimum, measured from the shortest side), old calendars and a long ruler, if you have one. Learn how to re-use these materials into cute little boxes, ready for re-gifting. Scrapbook paper also makes a nice box; if you have it, bring it along. Once you know how to make this craft, you'll be hooked on making these one-of-a-kind gift boxes. Advance registration required by Thursday, January 11, 2018. »
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