Peace Valley Nature Center (PVNC) is an environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to providing outdoor educational opportunities for people of all ages to promote a better understanding and appreciation for the world of nature.
Along many miles of nature trails surrounding Lake Galena, guests can visit diverse habitats and spot animals, tracks and abundant plant life. The Nature Center offers a wide variety of programs, including Sunday Naturalist Walks, Moonlight Walks, and birthday parties.
The Solar Building hosts a children’s library and puppet theater, as well as the Sunflower Shop, which sells an assortment of nature-themed items and books, proceeds from which benefit The Friends of PVNC’s environmental education programming.
PVNC has several special events on tap for 2014. The Maple Sugar Festival, an annual celebration, will be held on March 1st from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Naturalists will lead free ongoing walks, discussing the historical significance of and methods for processing this sweet bounty. After walking, warm by the fire and enjoy maple treats and waffles.
Celebrate spring during PVNC’s annual Plant Sale, held May 10th and 11th from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Native perennials, shrubs, and trees will be available. Knowledgeable folks can help you plan your garden to create your own backyard habitat to attract wildlife and create biodiversity in your community.
A variety of nature discoveries are available on weekdays during the summer, including Parent and Preschool Programs, Summer Nature Adventures for elementary-aged children, and Full Day Camp held at Tohickon Valley Park for fourth through sixth grade students.
For more information and to view a full calendar of events, visit www.peacevalleynaturecenter.org or call 215-345-7860.
Peace Valley Nature Center is located at 170 North Chapman Road in Doylestown. The Solar Building and Sunflower Shop are open Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.