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October Events at Silver Lake Nature Center

October 2021 Events at Silver Lake Nature Center

Saturday Morning Bird Walks. October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th, 7:30am. Meet outside of the SLNC Visitors’ Center at the Welcome Kiosk near the Parking Area. FREE. Program Leader: Birder Extraordinaire, Douglas Filler

 Volunteer Work Day. Saturday, October 2nd, 9am – 12pm. Help us maintain our grounds! Be prepared to get wet and dirty. Bring a refillable water bottle. This event is Rain or Shine.  Register by visiting www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org, or by calling 215-785-1177. 

FREE Guided Walk on the SLNC Trails. Sundays, October 3rd & 17th, 2 – 3pm. Join certified Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, Patricia Merkel, for this leisurely, informative walk covering seasonal topics.  Meet outside of the SLNC Visitors’ Center at Welcome Kiosk near the Parking Area. Free.   

 Earthship Tours. Saturday, October 16th, 1 – 2:30pm. FREE. The SLNC Earthship will be open to the public today! Stop by to visit and learn about these interesting, sustainable structures!  Register by visiting www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org or by calling 215-785-1177. 

After School Nature Classes SIX-Week Series for Fall – Offered on Tuesdays, October 5th – November 16th (no session on 11/2/21) from 4pm to 5:30pm! 

Looking for a way to keep your children (5 – 14 years old) active and entertained after their in-person OR virtual school day? Our After School 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)! 

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

Friends of SLNC Members: $80.00 for one 6-week session (or $20/class). Non-members: $100.00 (or $25/class) for one 6-week session. Contact Camp Director, Cameron Calista, at 267-880-5024 or v-cecalista@buckscounty.org

if you have questions. Register at www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org.

Home School Enrichment Series for Fall. Wednesdays, October 6th – November 10th. 10:30am to 12pm OR 1:30pm to 3pm. SLNC’s Homeschool Enrichment Series is an option for families who take a different approach to educating their children. This 6-week program provides an opportunity for children (5 – 14 years old) to get hands-on experience within the STEM disciplines without 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. 

Friends of SLNC Members: $80.00 for the 6-week session (or $20/class); Non-members: $100.00 for the 6-week session (or $25/class). Please contact Camp Director, Cameron Calista, at 267-880-5024 or v-cecalista@buckscounty.org

if you have questions. Register at www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org.

Bird Seed Sale Pick-up (for orders placed by 10/9). Saturday, October 16th, 10am – 2pm. Bird watching is more fun when you can attract them to your own yard, so fill your feeders with one of our special mixes. Friends of SLNC Members receive a 10% discount on all Bird Seed Orders. Please place your order by calling 215-785-1177 or by visiting www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org.

Charlie Zahm & Tad Marks Concert – A Tribute to John Denver & the Great 

Outdoors! Saturday, November 6th, 7:30pm. Returning for another awesome concert – Charlie Zahm on vocals & guitar and Tad Marks on fiddle!  

Admission is $15/person. To purchase tickets, please visit www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org or call 215-785-1177. Tickets are available in advance only. Concert is scheduled to take place inside the SLNC Visitors’ Center. Prices are the same for all ages. No refunds/exchanges unless event is canceled by SLNC.

The beautiful Trails at SLNC are open daily, from Sunrise to Sunset. It is free to come out and explore the Trails on your own. 

SLNC Visitors’ Center is open, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm & Sundays, Noon-5pm. 

Groups/Clubs that Meet at SLNC: 

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

Artists of Bristol ~ Meets at 7pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Contact: Rodney Miller at aobweb@comcast.net.  

Bristol Photographers Club ~ Meets at 7pm on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month, 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 nonprofit organization. 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.

The Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation was established in 1953. The Department is responsible for the acquisition, development, and preservation of open space and regional parks. The Department seeks in every endeavor to improve the quality of life and environment for all Bucks County residents, by working to enhance existing and projected recreational and cultural needs for our County.

 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 

Bucks County Department of Parks & Recreation Bucks County Commissioners Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, LCSW, Chair Robert Harvie, Vice-Chair. Gene DiGirolamo

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October Events at Silver Lake Nature Center

October 2021 Events at Silver Lake Nature Center

Saturday Morning Bird Walks. October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th, 7:30am. Meet outside of the SLNC Visitors’ Center at the Welcome Kiosk near the Parking Area. FREE. Program Leader: Birder Extraordinaire, Douglas Filler

 Volunteer Work Day. Saturday, October 2nd, 9am – 12pm. Help us maintain our grounds! Be prepared to get wet and dirty. Bring a refillable water bottle. This event is Rain or Shine.  Register by visiting www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org, or by calling 215-785-1177. 

FREE Guided Walk on the SLNC Trails. Sundays, October 3rd & 17th, 2 – 3pm. Join certified Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, Patricia Merkel, for this leisurely, informative walk covering seasonal topics.  Meet outside of the SLNC Visitors’ Center at Welcome Kiosk near the Parking Area. Free.   

 Earthship Tours. Saturday, October 16th, 1 – 2:30pm. FREE. The SLNC Earthship will be open to the public today! Stop by to visit and learn about these interesting, sustainable structures!  Register by visiting www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org or by calling 215-785-1177. 

After School Nature Classes SIX-Week Series for Fall – Offered on Tuesdays, October 5th – November 16th (no session on 11/2/21) from 4pm to 5:30pm! 

Looking for a way to keep your children (5 – 14 years old) active and entertained after their in-person OR virtual school day? Our After School 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)! 

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

Friends of SLNC Members: $80.00 for one 6-week session (or $20/class). Non-members: $100.00 (or $25/class) for one 6-week session. Contact Camp Director, Cameron Calista, at 267-880-5024 or v-cecalista@buckscounty.org

if you have questions. Register at www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org.

Home School Enrichment Series for Fall. Wednesdays, October 6th – November 10th. 10:30am to 12pm OR 1:30pm to 3pm. SLNC’s Homeschool Enrichment Series is an option for families who take a different approach to educating their children. This 6-week program provides an opportunity for children (5 – 14 years old) to get hands-on experience within the STEM disciplines without 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. 

Friends of SLNC Members: $80.00 for the 6-week session (or $20/class); Non-members: $100.00 for the 6-week session (or $25/class). Please contact Camp Director, Cameron Calista, at 267-880-5024 or v-cecalista@buckscounty.org

if you have questions. Register at www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org.

Bird Seed Sale Pick-up (for orders placed by 10/9). Saturday, October 16th, 10am – 2pm. Bird watching is more fun when you can attract them to your own yard, so fill your feeders with one of our special mixes. Friends of SLNC Members receive a 10% discount on all Bird Seed Orders. Please place your order by calling 215-785-1177 or by visiting www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org.

Charlie Zahm & Tad Marks Concert – A Tribute to John Denver & the Great 

Outdoors! Saturday, November 6th, 7:30pm. Returning for another awesome concert – Charlie Zahm on vocals & guitar and Tad Marks on fiddle!  

Admission is $15/person. To purchase tickets, please visit www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org or call 215-785-1177. Tickets are available in advance only. Concert is scheduled to take place inside the SLNC Visitors’ Center. Prices are the same for all ages. No refunds/exchanges unless event is canceled by SLNC.

The beautiful Trails at SLNC are open daily, from Sunrise to Sunset. It is free to come out and explore the Trails on your own. 

SLNC Visitors’ Center is open, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm & Sundays, Noon-5pm. 

Groups/Clubs that Meet at SLNC: 

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

Artists of Bristol ~ Meets at 7pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Contact: Rodney Miller at aobweb@comcast.net.  

Bristol Photographers Club ~ Meets at 7pm on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month, 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 nonprofit organization. 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.

The Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation was established in 1953. The Department is responsible for the acquisition, development, and preservation of open space and regional parks. The Department seeks in every endeavor to improve the quality of life and environment for all Bucks County residents, by working to enhance existing and projected recreational and cultural needs for our County.

 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 

Bucks County Department of Parks & Recreation Bucks County Commissioners Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, LCSW, Chair Robert Harvie, Vice-Chair. Gene DiGirolamo

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