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Kids looking at bird species samples on clip board

Hike miles into the forest on a survival adventure. Practice orienteering as you draw maps, use compasses, survey the sky, and follow a geocache course. Use Morse code to unlock scavenger hunt clues. Perform wilderness first aid, blaze trails, build a campfire, and construct a shelter in the woods. Study the survival adaptations of animals in extreme environments. Design your own water purification system with natural materials, and collect badges as you learn each new survival skill.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

Last day to register is June 18, 2017.

Kids looking at insect specimens through magnifying glass

Explore the world up close using real scientific tools! Collect plants and animals, and use a video microscope to observe your discoveries in amazing detail. Plunge into the miniature world of stream creatures using dip nets, hand lenses, and microscopes. Practice identifying Pennsylvania trees on a scavenger hunt through the forest. Perform experiments to investigate water pollution. Use binoculars to spot birds and insects that fly around us.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

Last day to register is June 18, 2017.

Kids looking at bird species samples on clip board

Hike miles into the forest on a survival adventure. Practice orienteering as you draw maps, use compasses, survey the sky, and follow a geocache course. Use Morse code to unlock scavenger hunt clues. Perform wilderness first aid, blaze trails, build a campfire, and construct a shelter in the woods. Study the survival adaptations of animals in extreme environments. Design your own water purification system with natural materials, and collect badges as you learn each new survival skill.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

Last day to register is July 2, 2017.

Kids looking at insect specimens through magnifying glass

Explore the world up close using real scientific tools! Collect plants and animals, and use a video microscope to observe your discoveries in amazing detail. Plunge into the miniature world of stream creatures using dip nets, hand lenses, and microscopes. Practice identifying Pennsylvania trees on a scavenger hunt through the forest. Perform experiments to investigate water pollution. Use binoculars to spot birds and insects that fly around us.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

Last day to register is July 2, 2017.

Kids looking at bird species samples on clip board

Get ready to trek into the field! Collect plant, animal, and water samples from the stream, ponds, and forest. Put your findings under the microscope, and practice identification with dichotomous keys. Learn how to protect your local watershed through hands-on experiments. Discover the unique adaptations of birds, insects, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals by observing living animals in nature and examining furs and skulls from museum collections.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

Last day to register is July 16, 2017.

Kids looking at bird species samples on clip board

Learn all about animals and their homes as you spot mammals in the forests, search for bugs in the stream, catch amphibians in the ponds, and observe birds at the Avian Research Center wetlands. Play games to mimic how the creatures you find breathe, move, eat, and avoid predators in their habitats. Screen-print an endangered animal T-shirt, and learn how to preserve threatened species.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve.

Last day to register is July 16, 2017.

Kids looking at bird species samples on clip board

Get ready to trek into the field! Collect plant, animal, and water samples from the stream, ponds, and forests. Put your findings under the microscope, and practice identification with dichotomous keys. Learn how to protect your local watershed through hands-on experiments. Discover the unique adaptations of birds, insects, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals by observing living animals in nature, and examining furs and skulls from museum collections. In addition, view world famous minerals, and observe paleontologists at work on an extended-day field trip to Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve. Cost includes field trip day to Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Pick up on field trip day will be at 6 p.m. from Powdermill. Late afternoon snack will be provided.

Last day to register is July 23, 2017.

Kids looking at bird species samples on clip board

Learn all about animals and their homes as you spot mammals in the forest, search for bugs in the stream, catch amphibians in the ponds and observe birds at the Avian Research Center wetlands! Play games to mimic how the creatures you find breathe, move, eat, and avoid predators in their habitats. Screen-print an endangered animal T-shirt, and learn how to preserve threatened species. In addition, explore worldwide ecosystems and travel back in time to meet dinosaurs on an extended-day field trip to Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Meets at Powdermill Nature Reserve. Cost includes field trip day to Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Pick up on field trip day will be at 6 p.m. from Powdermill. Late afternoon snack will be provided.

Last day to register is July 23, 2017.