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    January 2021 Events at Silver Lake Nature Center

    Happy New Year from Your Friends at Silver Lake Nature Center! We are very happy to be starting off 2021with some wonderful events!

    FREE Guided Walk on the SLNC Trails. Sundays, January 10th & 17th, 2:00 – 3:00pm. Join us for this leisurely and informative walk covering seasonal topics. Meet outside of the SLNC Visitors’ Center at the kiosk near the Parking Area. Register by visiting www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org, by calling 215-785-1177, or by stopping into the SLNC Visitors’ Center.

    Earthship Tours. Saturday, January 23rd, 1:00 – 2:30pm. FREE. The SLNC Earthship will be open to the public today! Stop by to visit and learn about these interesting, sustainable structures! 

    Day-off from School Camp. Monday, January 18th, 9:00am – 4:00pm. Why only have Camp in the summer when you can do it in all seasons?! Our School-year Camp Days are scheduled for days when most schools are off. Each Camp Day provides exciting seasonal adventures for your child (5 – 14 years old). Staff and Campers spend the days exploring the forest, swamps, and marsh in all weather.                                                                 

    Additional School-year Camp Days to be offered on: 2/15/21; 4/1/21; 4/2/21;  & 5/18/21. Prices: $60/child per day for Friends of SLNC Members; $75/child per day for Non-members. Full payment is required at time of registration. Please contact Cameron Calista at 267-880-5024 or v-cecalista@buckscounty.org if you have questions. Register at www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org.

    Afterschool Nature Classes for Children Returns this Winter!

    Looking for a way to keep your children (5 to 14 years old) active and entertained after their virtual School Day? SLNC’s Nature Classes aim to allow kids to socialize in a safe way while exploring the outdoors (and using that pent up energy that’s been building up all day!). Each session lasts for 6 weeks.

    The program is a drop-off program run by SLNC’s Environmental Educators. Parents are not required to stay on site, but are welcome to hike the trails on their own during this time.

    Winter Sessions start on January 25th, and go through March 8th (no session on 2/15). Six-week sessions are offered on Mondays (3:30 to 5pm), Tuesdays (3:30 to 5pm), and Thursdays (3:30 to 5pm). 

    Friends of SLNC Members: $80.00 for a 6-week session Non-members: $100.00 for a 6-week session.

    (Pricing is for one day per week of attendance.)

    Contact Cameron Calista at v-cecalista@buckscounty.org 267-880-5024 or if you have questions.

    Register at www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org.

    Homeschool Enrichment Series Returns this Winter!

    SLNC’s Homeschool Enrichment Series is an option for families who take a different approach to educating their children (ages 5-14).  Our 6-week program provides an opportunity for children to get hands-on experience within the STEM disciplines, without the formal constraints. Each of the lessons are developed with the PA Standard Aligned System (SAS) in mind and ensure that children will excel in all settings.

    There are three session per year: Fall, Winter, and Spring, and the topics covered are relevant to each season. We enjoy all types of weather at SLNC and will encourage your children to feel the same way.  It is important to make sure that your child dresses for the weather and is always prepared to get dirty!

    The program is a drop-off program run by SLNC’s Environmental Educators. Parents are not required to stay on site, but are welcome to hike the trails on their own during this time.

    The Winter Homeschool Enrichment Series starts on Wednesday, January 27th, and goes through March 4th (10:30am to 12pm OR 3:30 to 5pm) 

    Friends of SLNC Members: $80.00 for a 6-week session Non-members: $100.00 for a 6-week session.

    (Pricing is for one day per week of attendance, one timeslot 10:30am-12pm OR 3:30-5pm.)

    Contact Cameron Calista at v-cecalista@buckscounty.org 267-880-5024 or if you have questions.

    Register at www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org.

    The beautiful Trails at SLNC are OPEN daily, from Sunrise to Sunset.

    Groups/Clubs that Meet at SLNC:

    (Participants are encouraged to check with groups to confirm meetings prior to their arrival.)

    Bristol Photographers Club ~ Meets at 7pm on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month, September through June. Contact: Heather Baker at hebaker1@gmail.com.

    Delaware River Fishermen’s Association ~ Meets at 7pm on the last Wednesday of each month. Contact: https://www.drfishermen.com/.

    DE Valley Model Boat Club ~ Meets at Magnolia Lake on most Sundays, April through October. For info, please visit: http://bucks-area-rc-boat-club.webs.com/

    Nature Book Club ~ Meets at 6:30pm on the last Thursday of each month at the SLNC Earthship. Contact: Lee Roach at SLNCNatureBookClub@gmail.com for info/registration.

    West Chester University Harp Ensemble ~ Rehearses at 6pm on the 3rd Monday of most months. It is free to stop by to listen to the beautiful music. Contact: Professor Gloria Galante at ggharp@comcast.net for info/registration.

    The Silver Lake Nature Center, where learning comes naturally, is a 264-acre Nature Preserve located in Bristol Township, Bucks County. It is a facility of the Bucks County Department of Parks & Recreation with additional funding and staffing provided by the Friends of Silver Lake Nature Center. SLNC is home to over 40 plant and animal species listed as rare, threatened, or endangered in Pennsylvania. Participation in programs helps protect these species and their habitats. SLNC does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its programs, activities, or facilities. People with special needs are asked to give advance notice.

    For information about this and the other programs offered at Silver Lake Nature Center, call 215-785-1177 or visit the website at www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org

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