Education Programs - August 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! Email for questions or to sign up for meeting reminders. 

  • Wednesday, August 2
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Springton Manor Farm, Butterfly Garden
  • Registration not required


Magnificent Marshmallows - Full

There’s more to camp cooking than s’mores! Learn some surprisingly easy and delightful campfire desserts made with marshmallows and a few simple ingredients. All supplies are provided - just bring your appetite!  

Victorian Ice Cream Social
Enjoy a leisurely Sunday afternoon at The Friends of Springton Manor Farm’s Victorian Ice Cream Social. Enjoy ice cream, play badminton and croquet and make Victorian period crafts. Donations accepted. Last year’s donations helped provide a run-in shed for the baby goats. 

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Sunset Hike & Campfire

Enjoy the sunset while walking the trails of Springton, then gather around the campfire for s’mores and conversation. Please BYOS - bring your own s’mores! Dress appropriately for a moderate 2-3 mile hike.  


Old Fiddlers' Picnic

Postponed until rain date of Sunday, August 13
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hibernia County Park


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Paws On the Path - Cancelled

2nd Saturday of Every Month
Parks are for dogs too. Take a ranger-led hike with your dog to get a little exercise and socialization. A great way to meet other dogs and dog people. 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. Hikes will alternate each month between Nottingham and Wolf's Hollow County Parks. 
  • Saturday, August 12
  • Meet at 9:00 AM; Hike begins at 9:10 AM
  • Wolf's Hollow County Park, Parking Lot off Schoff Road
  • Registration not required

Invasion of the Rusty Crayfish

The French Creek has been overrun by the invasive “Rusty Crayfish”, moving upstream from the Schuylkill River. The Rusty Crayfish is larger, more aggressive and can eat twice as much as a native crayfish. Help catch crayfish, identify the native and non-native species, and protect our valued aquatic habitat. Program also offered September 10.

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Who's Awake Family Night Hike
Come experience Black Rock Sanctuary at night! Take a moderate, guided night walk to experience Black Rock’s “dark side” - bring a flashlight! 

Chester County Food Bank Veggie TourFull

Ages 3+.  Do you know the six parts of a vegetable and their functions? Take a tour of Springton Manor's demonstration garden and high tunnels to taste what’s in season.  

Furnace Region During the Revolutionary War

Part of Chester County’s Town Tours & Village Walks 
Following the stormy retreat from the Battle of the Clouds to Yellow Springs, the Continental Army marched to Warwick and Reading Furnaces. With roads almost impassable, the supply train traveled on today’s Route 23 with a brief stop in East Vincent Township before reaching Chester County’s vital iron furnace region. Learn about this encampment, Chester County’s iron furnace region, and French & Pickering Creeks Trust’s plans to preserve and interpret historic Warwick Furnace.

  • Thursday, August 17
  • Lecture: 5:30 PM
  • Self-Guided Tour: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Warwick County Park, Pavilion #3
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Chesco Litter Pick Up Competition

Park Rangers will referee as teams compete to pick up the most litter and win the coveted litter trophy. This is a great opportunity to enjoy an evening of outdoor competition where everyone actually wins - especially the park!  Teams may collect litter by foot or kayak/canoe. The competition concludes with an award ceremony and barbecue.  

"No Light" Night Hike

Ages 12+. Take an adventurous, guided night walk to experience Warwick’s “dark side”. Program geared toward adults. Flashlights not permitted.  

Hibernia Mansion Tours

  • Sundays, May 28 - September 3
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Hibernia County Park
  • Registration not required

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