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Programs & Events
2018

Last updated: April 26, 2018



Weekend Activities

Basic Orienteering Treasure Hunt
Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m.




AND

Summer Solstice Celebration
Saturday, June 23, 1-4 p.m.; 8 p.m.



AND

Two-Wheeled Tour of Salt Springs
Sunday, June 24, 1 p.m.




At a Glance

BASIC ORIENTEERING TREASURE HUNT, Saturday, June 23, 11 am

SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION, Saturday, June 23, 1-4 pm; 8 pm

TWO-WHEELED TOUR OF SALT SPRINGS PARK, Sunday, June 24, 1 pm

FULL MOON HIKE, Friday, June 29, 8:30 pm

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS, Saturday, June 30, 10 am

ALL-AMERICAN MUSIC, Tuesday, July 3, 7 pm

ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS, Saturday, July 21, 10 am

TWO-WHEELED TOUR OF SALT SPRINGS PARK,Sunday, July 29, 1 pm

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER, Friday and Saturday, August 10, 11, 9 pm

DRAGONFLIES, DAMSELFLIES, AND OTHER INSECTS, Saturday, August 11, 1 pm

TWO-WHEELED TOUR OF SALT SPRINGS PARK, Sunday, August 26, 1 pm



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.
June


Sundays, June 3 and 10, 1–3 p.m. - ACRYLIC LANDSCAPE PAINTING WORKSHOPS

Artist in Residence Earl W. Lehman will lead two fun and instructive workshops. Bring acrylic paints, brushes, and drawings or photos if you have them; otherwise we'll have some on hand. Composition will be emphasized, along with the elements of art and prinicples of design, with the goal of creating a good painting or two.

No special skills or knowledge needed—Earl's here to guide us through the steps.

All ages welcome, but kids must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $10/person per class.

We'll need the following supplies as well. We'll have some on hand, but if you can bring some as well, please do!

Acrylic paints, brushes
Colored pencils, colored pens, 6b pencils
Quart containers for water
Rags, paper towels
Styrofoam egg cartons (for paint)
1" thick roll of blue tape




Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. - TWITTER, TWEETS, AND (BIRD) TALK

Local birder Evan Mann will teach us how to effectively train our ears to listen to the wonderful whimsical sounds of our native songbirds. June is an active time for these lively little animals: mating, nesting, and raising their broods of little ones. The presentation will include time to practice hearing and sighting birds within a short stroll of the Wheaton House. All levels of birders welcome. Fee: $5/person; $15/family; members, free.




Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - AMPHIBIAN & REPTILE WORKSHOP AND SURVEY WALK

Tim Matthews, a representative of the Pennsylvania Amphibian Reptile Survey and in partnership with the E.L. Rose Conservancy, will provide general information about PA amphibians and reptiles. This will be followed by a detailed "how to" on field surveying. After lunch we'll hit the trails to conduct a field survey. We will identify, photograph, and record information about the reptiles and amphibians we find. Bring lunch, water, notebook, and camera. Meet at the Wheaton House. Fee: $5/person; FSSP and EL Rose Conservancy members and kids, free.





Saturday, June 16, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. - STAR PARTY

At the Wheaton House, Mike and Mary Sinkovich will give us some tips about telescopes and accessing good resources on the Internet. At dusk, we'll move to a field on Salt Springs Road, where viewing is ideal. Bring a cheap flashlight and we'll transform it into a red light with nail polish, and dress for the weather. All levels of stargazers are welcome. Total cloud-out and rain are unpredictable; call the park if the weather looks iffy. Fee: $5; $15 for families; members, free.



Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m. - BASIC ORIENTEERING TREASURE HUNT

For those wanting to know how to read a map better, this program is for you. Kelly Finanwill teach us some some basic orienteering skills - map reading and compass navigation - in a fun and safe environment. Build your confidence with a knowledgeable instructor leading the way, and then apply your skills when you venture out on your own. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Wheaton House. Program fee: $5; $15 for families; members, free.



Saturday, June 23, 1–4 p.m.; 8 p.m. - SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION

Enjoy the longest day of light at Salt Springs Park, with a variety of solar demos and activities in the afternoon (bring lunch) and storytelling and a campfire at dusk (bring snacks!). Fee: Free-will donation.






Sunday, June 24, 1 p.m. - TWO-WHEELED TOUR OF SALT SPRINGS PARK

Ride the roads through Salt Springs Park and the Friends land. Easy to moderate riding, depending on participants' skill levels Fee: Free-will donation.





Friday, June 29, 8:30 p.m. - FULL MOON HIKE

Join us for a hike. We'll end the evening around a campfire sharing snacks and stories. Meet at the Wheaton House. Fee: $5; $15/family.






Saturday, June 30, 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.






July




Tuesday, July 3, 7 p.m. - ALL-AMERICAN PATRIOTIC MUSIC

We provide an evening of free music under the stars at the Barn Pavilion. We honor the birth of America with some patriotic tunes as well. Bring something to sit on and marshmallows to toast over an open fire afterwards. Free, but we pass the hat.








Saturday, July 21, 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.




Sunday, July 29, 1 p.m. - TWO-WHEELED TOUR OF SALT SPRINGS PARK

Ride the roads through Salt Springs Park and the Friends land. Easy to moderate riding, depending on participants' skill levels Fee: Free-will donation.




August

Friday and Saturday, August 10 and 11, 9 p.m. - PERSEID METEOR SHOWER

Join us for one or both evenings. Meet at the Wheaton House and walk out to an open field to enjoy this annual celestial light show of falling stars. Bring blankets or lawn chairs, viewing cameras or telescopes, and snacks and drinks. We'll have a bonfire if the night is chilly. Program fee: Free-will donation.




Saturday, August 11, 1 p.m. - DRAGONFLIES & DAMSELFLIES

Meet at the Wheaton House for Binghamton University professor and avid odonatologist Thomas Donnelly's presentation. Then try your hand at catching some insects in Silver Creek with nets that we provide. You bring waterproof or other sturdy shoes. All ages welcome. Program fee: $5 per person; members and kids, free.


Sunday, August 26, 1 p.m. - TWO-WHEELED TOUR OF SALT SPRINGS PARK

Bike the roads and trails to the edges of the park. We'll explore a different route on the last Sunday of each month throughout the summer, featuring easy to moderate riding. Meet at the Wheaton House. Fee: Free-will donation.