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Programs & Events
2020

Last updated: June 29, 2020



At a Glance

FIRST DAY HIKE, Wednesday, July 1, 7 pm

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS, Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m.

WILD FOR WILDFLOWERS HIKE, Sunday, July 12, 1 p.m.

STAR PARTY, Saturday, July 18, 8:30 p.m.

STREAM STOMP FOR DRAGONFLIES, Sunday, July 19, 1 p.m.

FIRST DAY HIKE - TREE ID, Saturday, August 1, 10 a.m.

FULL MOON HIKE, Sunday, August 2, 8 p.m.

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS, Saturday, August 8, 10 a.m.

THE FIVE ELEMENTS - EARTH, Sunday, August 23, 1 p.m.

MUSHROOMS AND MYCELIA, Saturday, August 29, 1 p.m.



Program Information

 √ For all programs, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

  Meet at the Wheaton House, unless otherwise indicated.

  Friends of Salt Springs Park members will receive a discount on some program fees.

 Programs may be cancelled because of bad weather, low registration, or other unforeseen circumstance.

 For last minute updates, call the park at 570-967-7275.
July

Wednesday, July 1, 7 p.m. - FIRST DAY HIKE

Join us to get outdoors, enjoy nature, and make new friends while getting a little exercise. Each month our First Day Hikes will focus on a different theme. Fee: $5; families, $15; members, free.






Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m. to Noon - ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS

We offer a beginner's program based on the National Archery in Schools Program, which makes it easy for anyone to learn. We provide the equipment, and you bring your focus and maybe someone else for a little friendly competition. All ages are welcome. This is a great family activity taught by Diane Hawley-Wurth, a NASP-certified instructor. Fee: $5/person; $15/family. Face masks are required.



Sunday, July 12, 1 p.m. - WILD FOR WILDFLOWERS HIKE

Let's see how many wildflowers we can find along a 1.5-mile easy to moderate hike. Wear waterproof boots, as we will cross Silver Creek twice along the way. Fee: $5/person; members, free.


Saturday, July 18, 8:30 p.m. - STAR PARTY

Mike and Mary Sinkovich will host this summer star party, and we hope to see Jupiter and Saturn. We begin with a presentation at the Wheaton House (tips about telescopes and finding good astronomy resources on the Internet) and end in the upper field, where viewing is ideal. Dress in warm layers. All levels of stargazers welcome; bring a cheap flashlight and we'll transform it into a red light with nail polish. Total cloud-out and rain are unpredictable; call the park if the weather looks iffy. Fee: $5; $15 for families; members, free.





Sunday, July 19, 1 p.m. - STREAM STOMP FOR DRAGONFLIES

Learn about things living in a stream. We'll look for macroinvertebrates and dragonfly nymphs (larvae). If we're lucky, we may net some adults, too. Wear waterproof boots, and don't forget the sunscreen. Fee: $5; families, $15; members, free.





August


Saturday, August 1, 10 a.m. - FIRST DAY HIKE - TREE ID

Meet at the Bunny Trail parking lot on Buckley Road. Jim Kessler will get you primed to find the largest trees in the park (the contest is open until September 5). Come enjoy nature while getting some exercise and learning about trees. Fee: $5; families, $15; members, free.







Sunday, August 2, 8 p.m. - FULL MOON HIKE

Come explore the park by moonlight. Bring a snack to share around a campfire afterwards and a flashlight.Fee: $5; families, $15; members, free.





Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m. to Noon - ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS

We offer a beginner's program based on the National Archery in Schools Program, which makes it easy for anyone to learn. We provide the equipment, and you bring your focus and maybe someone else for a little friendly competition. All ages are welcome. This is a great family activity taught by Diane Hawley-Wurth, a NASP-certified instructor. Fee: $5/person; $15/family. Face masks are required.










Sunday, August 23, 1 p.m. - THE FIVE ELEMENTS - EARTH

According to Chinese philosophy, the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water are believed to be the fundamental elements of everything in the universe. Each element has its own connections with different aspects of nature, including season, color, and shape. Tami Noonan's workshops will explore these relationships and interactions and how they might influence you, with hands-on experiences as well as reflection and discussion. Dress for the weather, as part of each workshop will be held outside. In this session, we explore Earth, which is associated with the changing of the seasons, the color yellow, and damp climates. Fee: Free-will donation.





Saturday, August 29, 1 p.m. - MUSHROOMS AND MYCELIA

Mushrooms lend an air of mystery to the natural world. Their temporary resence and vibrant colors trigger our fairy fantasies, yet all fungi (mushrooms and their mycelia) are an important facet of ecological sustainability. A short presentation will be followed by a mushroom hunt to identify and photograph these forest gems. Fee: $5; families, $15; members, free.