Education Programs - November 2017

Pennsylvania Black Bears

Our state is home to over 18,000 black bears and the population is increasing. As a result, bears and people are coming into contact more now than ever. Explore the lives and habits of black bears and their distribution throughout Pennsylvania. 

Springton Wagon Ride

With its historic landscape of fenced fields, stone walls and gorgeous vistas, Springton Manor Farm has been in agricultural use since the early 1700’s. Celebrate the brilliance of autumn on a jaunt through Springton’s scenic 300 acres, which was initially part of a William Penn Manor. 

Winter Backpacking & Wilderness Survival Hike

Test out your winter wilderness skills on a hike at Springton Manor Farm. Come prepared with a backpack filled with items you feel will help you survive in the woods when the temperature drops. This will be a fun and informative hike to help you get prepared for late Fall/Winter day hiking and backpacking.

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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 Wolf’s Hollow. Hike also offered December 9.

Silent Hunters of the Night

In the dead of night, owls have an amazing ability to hunt swiftly and silently. Via slides, pellets and mounts, learn about the owls of our area. On a moonlit walk from the meadow to the forest edge, listen as our guide calls in Pennsylvania’s Eastern Screech Owl, the nighttime hunter we are most likely to see or hear this time of the year.

"Clothes Make the Woman"

The Friends of Springton Manor invite you to their annual Women’s Tea. Elizabeth Bertheaud, Historic Site Administrator at the Ephrata Cloister in Lancaster County, will give a lighthearted presentation on “Clothes Make the Woman - 18th Century Style”. An array of teas, finger sandwiches and desserts will be served. This program helps support projects at Springton Manor Farm. Preregistration required. 

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Hibernia's West Wing

Explore Hibernia Mansion’s west wing and delve into some of the park’s historic documents and collections. Hibernia Mansion’s west wing has seldom been open to visitors. It was formally the servants’ area and later occupied as a residence. Currently, it is being refurbished for ranger and historical committee use. By utilizing the various passageways throughout the mansion, servants were able to move about the building to perform their duties without being seen by the owners and their guests. Be one of the first to experience a guided tour through these connections. Cameras welcome.

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