South Park Nature Center

Activities are scheduled in these County Parks. Check their home pages for addresses, phone numbers, map links, and more information:
  | Round Hill Park (RH) | Settlers Cabin Park (SC) | South Park (SP) |  

WINTER SEASON (January - March)

Winter programs/activities scheduled as weather & conditions permitting! 
DATE/TIME   2014 EVENTS  LOCATION  APPROPRIATE
AGES
 
Fri.
1/17
7 pm
 Moonlight X-Country Skiing - Look for deer and call for owls while gliding thru beautiful moonlit woodlands! SP Golf Course
Parking Lot 
Youth & adult
Sat.
1/25
10 am
 Wild Areas of Western PA - (Slideshow) Discover the natural beauty and diversity of Western PA. (narrated) RH Visitors Center  Children, youth & adult 

Sat.
2/8
10 am

Nature Show and Tell - Bones, fossils and lots of other neat things to see.

RH Visitor's Center

Children, youth & adult
Sat.
2/15
10 am 
 Fossils - Sift through ancient rocks for some great fossils from prehistoric PA. SP Nature
Center 
Children, youth & adult
Sat.
3/15
10 am
Maple Sugaring Festival - Learn about fascinating history and process of Maple Sugaring, then taste the results! RH Visitors Center Children, youth & adult

SPRING SEASON (April - June)

 
DATE/TIME  2014 EVENTS  LOCATION  APPROPRIATE
AGES
 
Sat.
3/22
10 am
The Natural Home - Inside and Out - Radio-host Faith Starr w/tips to make your home toxin-free and naturally clean. SP Nature Center Children, youth & adult
Sat.
4/26
10 am
Spring Wildflowers - Search for beautiful spring wildflowers along a narrow stream valley. SC Maintenance 
Parking Lot
Youth & adult
Sat.
5/3
8:30 am
Birdwatching - View colorful spring migrants while learning about bird behavior and songs. SP Nature Center Youth & adult
Sat.
5/17
10 am
 Why are my trees dying? - Why many trees are dying, and how to monitor and protect them. SP Nature Center  Youth & adult
Thurs.
6/17
10 am
Nature Discovery Days - For kids only! Two 2-hour sessions explore the natural world around us. (Pre-registration Required)  SP Nature Center Children & youth

SUMMER SEASON (July - September)

 
DATE/TIME  2014 EVENTS  LOCATION  APPROPRIATE
AGES
 
Fri.
7/11
9 pm
Stargazing - Galaxies, nebulas and the many mysteries of the cosmos. SP Wave Pool
Parking Lot
Youth & adult
Sat.
7/26
10 am
Butterflies - Join our "search and enjoy" mission for these beautiful, fascinating creatures. SP Nature Center Youth & adult
Sat.
8/9
10 am
Wild Edibles - A sampling of some tasty woodland delicacies follows a guided hike. SP Nature Center Youth & adult
Sat.
8/23
10 am
Wildflower Walk - See over 50 native species along a secluded stream valley. SP Oliver Miller
Homestead
Parking Lot
Children, youth & adult
Sat.
9/20
10 am
 Woodland Ecology - Examine the ever-changing biota of the largely-undeveloped Park. SC Maintenance
Parking Lot
Children, youth & adult

FALL SEASON (October - December)

 
DATE/TIME  2014 EVENTS  LOCATION  APPROPRIATE
AGES
 
Sat.
10/4
10 am
Mushroom Mania - Learn the lore, see the strange, taste the terrific of local wild mushrooms. SP Nature Center Youth & adult
Sat.
10/18
10 am
Change in the Weather - Migration, hibernation and other ways that Mother Nature prepares for winter. SP Nature Center Youth & adult
Sat.
11/8
10 am
Outdoor Survival - Tips on surviving (and avoiding) outdoor emergencies. RH Visitor's Center Youth & adult
Sat.
11/22
10 am
Birdnests: Exposed and Explained - Discover the many shapes, sizes and materials of these fascinating structures. SP Oliver
Miller Homestead
Parking Lot
Youth & adult
Sat.
12/6
10 am
Edible Ornaments for Wildlife - Create tasty decorations sure to please the critters that visit your yard. RH Visitor's Center Children, youth & adult