2018 Activities~Workshops~Trips

Educator Workshops

Growing Up WILDApril 5th, 2018 (9:00am- 12:00pm)– Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on the children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore the world around them. Any educators of students ages 3-7 are invited to attend this Growing Up WILD workshop. Participants receive the activity guide Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young children, other related teaching materials, refreshments, and ACT 48 hours. Please arrive a few minutes early to register and dress to be both indoors and outdoors.

Cost: FREE (Thank you, PA DCNR and PA DEP for the grant!)

Register: Please contact PattiAnn Cutter at pacutter@buckscounty.org or at (267)880-5022.

Birding Walks at SLNC

Join us for a walk on Saturday mornings, at 7:30am, from September through November AND March through May. Meet outside of the Visitors’ Building near the parking lot. FREE.

Click here to visit www.eBird.org to view data on the birds seen and/or heard during the Saturday Morning Bird Walks. Please also visit our facebook page for frequent updates by clicking here.

Saturday Nature Series

Join us on most Saturdays, from 1 to 2:30pm, for a different Nature-related class. Please check out our events calendar for a complete list of themes/dates. Cost is $2/person for Members of Friends of Silver Lake or $3/person for Non-members.

These programs are great for families and/or individuals.

NEW “Symbiont” Group Meeting at SLNC ~ Nature Book Club in the Earthship!

Join us on the last Thursday of each month (at 6pm) for this fun, new club! For more information or to RSVP, please contact Lee Roach at SLNCNatureBookClub@gmail.com.

Citizen Science Opportunities

May 12th, 2018 – Migratory Bird Count. Even if you have never had a chance to go birding before, it is a great experience to learn while being actively involved in important citizen science national bird census (and we have binoculars for you to borrow if needed, just let us know).  You do not need to commit to the entire day or have any birding experience! Contact PattiAnn for more information at pacutter@buckscounty.org.

Water Monitoring Group: Participate in important citizen science by chemically and biologically testing our local watershed for pollutants! If interested click here. Contact Kassandra Archer for info at kaarcher@buckscounty.org.

PA Master Naturalist Program

The Silver Lake Nature Center is hosting a PA Master Naturalist program during the Fall of 2018.


  1. Must be 18 years old or older.
  2. Have a background or strong interest in natural history.
  3. Be enthusiastic about natural resource education, conservation and stewardship.
  4. Possess or be able to learn communication skills.
  5. Enjoy public speaking or working with the public.
  6. Have a willingness to learn and a desire to share knowledge with others.
  7. Have a desire to contribute volunteer service toward the conservation of natural resources and natural areas within your community.
  8. Previous volunteer or community service experience preferred.

Training Schedule: Fall 2018 Training Schedule

Tuition: $400 (this includes initial training and a full year of program engagement and services; and a $25 fee for the volunteer screening).  A $75 tuition discount is offered to applications received by the early application deadline (May 7th, 2018).

For more information, please contact Ellyn Nolt, Program Coordinator (enolt@pamasternaturalist.org) or Michele Richards, PA Master Naturalist President (michele@pamasternaturalist.org)

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