Education Programs - October 2017


Weeding Wednesdays

Beginner and expert gardeners needed! The Friends of Springton Manor gardening team meets at the butterfly garden regularly to weed and trim. Bring your garden gloves and favorite hand tools and join us as we weed and make new friends! 



Nottingham Country Fair & Color Fun Run


Saturday, October 7
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Nottingham County Park

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Hibernia Wagon Ride & Bonfire - Full

Kick off the season with the kids or a date on a relaxing wagon ride. While riding in the crisp autumn weather, hear and see what creatures come out to play at Hibernia after dark. Stop at a bonfire to keep warm with hot cider or chocolate and enjoy some spiced wafers. 



Paws On the Path


Take a ranger-led hike with your dog for a little exercise and socialization. Dogs must keep their humans on a leash. Please bring a clean up bag (or two), and water for dog and human – no water is available at the park. Hikes also offered November 11 and December 9.
 
  • Saturday, October 14
  • Meet at 9:00 AM; Hike begins at 9:10 AM
  • Wolf's Hollow County Park, Parking Lot off Schoff Road
  • Registration not required




Dog Tracking Workshop I


Learn fundamentals of dog tracking by understanding scent; how dogs use their natural abilities to follow human-laid tracks, and how to teach your dog to follow a designated human track. Learn to incorporate tracking games into play at home and on walks in the park. In tracking, the dog is the leader. This builds communication, appreciation and partnership. To ensure a successful and safe program, only one dog per handler permitted. Registered participants will receive handling and behavior guidelines that must be followed, as well as a list of items needed for the workshop. This session is a pre-requisite for the advanced workshop on October 28. For more information, call 610-932-2589.

  • Saturday, October 14
  • Rain Date: Sunday, October 15
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon  
  • Nottingham County Park, Pavilion #6
  • Limit:  10 dogs w/ handlers; family and friends are welcome as spectators
  • Register 



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Pig Iron to Plate: Celebrating our Iron Heritage 

Join Dan Graham, Potts/Rutter family and iron historian, to learn about Samuel Nutt, Coventry Forge, Warwick Furnace and the Chester County iron industry that began 300 years ago.



Skulls & Bones - Date Change


Learn to identify mammals by their anatomy. Can you tell a deer’s age by its teeth? What’s so cool about a beaver? Learn about bones and skulls to understand the relationship between an animal’s skeletal structure, how it lives and what it eats. 




Warwick Wagon Ride & Bonfire

See Warwick’s fall colors on a seasonal wagon ride. Afterwards, stay for spiced wafers and hot chocolate and a surprise visit by living historian Collier David Stephens.  Program also offered October 27.

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What are those Ruins at Hibernia?


You may have walked, run or fished at Hibernia Park and passed ruins - some with identifying markers. Learn about these former structures on a guided tour supplemented with old photographs. Please wear appropriate shoes and bring water and a snack.


Wildlife Tracks

For Ages 5 - 11.  Take a ranger-guided walk through the park’s forest looking for signs of deer, fox, raccoon, rabbits and other mammals. Learn how to identify signs of wildlife tracks and scat. See if you can identify deer scrapes and rubs on the trees.


Warwick Wagon Ride & Bonfire

See Warwick’s fall colors on a seasonal wagon ride. Afterwards, stay for spiced wafers and hot chocolate and a surprise visit by living historian Collier David Stephens.  

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Dog Tracking Workshop II

Must attend Workshop I on Saturday, October 14 to participate.  Learn advanced fundamentals of dog tracking by using the tracking harness and lead correctly; designing successively challenging tracks to engage dogs in successful problem solving rather than relying on handler guidance, and expanding the dog’s leadership to build bonds of communication, partnership, appreciation and joy. Registered participants will receive handling and behavior guidelines that must be followed, as well as a list of items needed for the workshop. For more information, call 610-932-2589.

  • Saturday, October 28
  • Rain Date: Sunday, October 29
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon  
  • Nottingham County Park, Pavilion #6
  • Limit:  10 dogs w/ handlers; family and friends are welcome as spectators
  • Register

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