Weekend & Evening Programs
Powdermill Nature Reserve
1795 PA-381, Rector, PA 15677
Free, no registration required
Storytime and More
Join us at Powdermill Nature Reserve on the first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. for Storytime and More. Children ages 3 to 9, accompanied by an adult, are welcome to discover the wonders of nature through a picture book read-aloud and then participate in a related game, craft project, or nature walk.
Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m.
The pond is quiet, still, and lifeless. Or is it? Insects, amphibians, birds, and more live in this tale of the circle of life, the pond circle of life! Come explore with Anna, a young girl who lives near a pond. After the story, we will venture out to the pond to look for our own pond circle!
Science and Nature Program and Nature Explorers
Join us in the Parker Room of the nature center on the second Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. for a seasonally relevant nature talk. At the same time, children ages 8-13 are invited into the Netting Classroom to join us for a hands-on investigation of the natural world! Weather permitting, each lecture will be followed by a brief foray into the field for an interpretive hike.
Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m.
Nictitating and Tympanic Membranes: Looking and Listening for Frogs and Toads
Learn to identify common frogs and toads of Powdermill Nature Reserve by sight and sound. Find out what frogs can tell us about the health of the environment. Put your newfound identification skills to the test as we look and listen for frogs in the woods, streams, and ponds of Powdermill. (Note: Hearing frog calls will depend on weather and may be better in the evening. You are encouraged to come back for the Wednesday Evening Program on April 19 at 7 p.m.)
Do Frogs Have Ears? A Hopping Good Time!
Learn how frogs and toads see and hear. Match pictures of frogs and toads with their names and sounds to identify them. Then it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump out to the trails where we will listen and look for frogs and toads around Powdermill Nature Reserve! (Note: Hearing frog calls will depend on weather and may be better in the evening. You are encouraged to come back for the Wednesday Evening Program on April 19 at 7 p.m.)
Wednesday Evening Programs
Some kinds of nature are best observed at dusk. Join us on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. for this family friendly program that features a short talk in the nature center followed by an outdoor exploration. Popcorn will be served! Soft drinks will be available for purchase.
Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m.
Frogs do most of their calling in the evening, and they are most active in the spring! Join us for an evening of listen and looking for frogs. We will start out at the Nature Center where we will go over some frog calls, then head over to the ponds to see what we can hear!