The Nature Series is a Free Program Sponsored by TD Bank
Pre-registration is required; please be sure to register all members attending
Seed Balls for Native Bees
Pennsylvania and the surrounding region has roughly 400 native bee species, with around 15% in decline due to diseases, pesticides, invasive species competition, and habitat loss. During this workshop, learn more about the role our diverse native bees play in our ecosystem, where they live, and how to support their at-risk populations. We shall create seed balls filled with the seeds of local bee's favorite native plants, for either shade or sun (you'll get to choose which you want to make and take home!) and discuss the creation of the seed balls, how to decide what seeds to add, and how to best "throw" them into your backyard or community to get them to germinate. Each participant will be able to take home 10 seed balls and can choose from a variety of native plants.
What’s “Under the Sea” (ages 6-12)
Are you and your family curious about what’s under the sea? Come investigate and perform several different experiments with your family to discover the wonders of what’s Under the Sea. Experiments include: Density of salt water; How do fish breathe?; What do the layers of the ocean look like and mean?; How do baleen whales eat?; Ocean currents and more.
Fruit Feeders for Summer Birds
Vibrant orange Baltimore Orioles, large Cedar Waxwings, and cheery Eastern Bluebirds all love the sweet, bright tastes of fruit in the summer. During this workshop, learn more about what birds call this region their home for the summer, and what native fruit-bearing plants attract these birds and many others to your community. We'll discuss migration pathways, native plants, and even how to create a fruit feeder to attract these birds to your backyard so that you can observe their beauty and diversity up-close! Each participant will be able to take home a completed fruit feeder with apples, citrus, and berries, with cleaning and refilling instructions that will best help and support local bird populations.
The Great Pumpkin (ages 6-12)
Come and experience the “Great Pumpkin”. Learn about the fruit and the parts of the plants through a pumpkin dissection. Guess the weight of the locally grown pumpkins. Discover how pumpkins can roll and participate in a race. Build a catapult using a pumpkin to launch candy corn.