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Feb. 25: Winter Star Party!

Don’t miss this FREE astronomical adventure! Join the Center and its partners for a fun-filled evening of star gazing! Simply pack your snacks, bring a bit of curiosity and join us for an evening of delightful discoveries! If you have a telescope, please bring it along! Star Party leaders and their telescopes will remain on-site […]

March 3-5: Bluebird Carving Workshop

Don’t miss out on this unique creative opportunity! In this three-day workshop, you will carve a blank piece of wood into a “smoothie” bird carving, then paint details of an eastern bluebird. Both carving and painting techniques will be taught. One wood blank will be provided, participants may bring their own carving tools and painting […]

Nov. 10: The Wild Game Chef

Join us on November 10 at 7 p.m. for the FINAL installment of the 2016 Nature Discovery Series, the Wild Game Chef, with Rick Calla and Kris Benedict! Rick and Kris will teach you how to incorporate wild fish and game into your everyday menus, whether it’s on vacation or in the comfort of your own home. THE […]

Oct. 29: Halloween Owls!

The Ned Smith Center is proud to announce the next installment of its 2016 Discovery Lecture Series, and one of its best-loved annual programs: Halloween Owls on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Kids’ Program: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Regular Program: 7:30 p.m. Halloween Owls features live owls from Penn State University’s Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center. Experts on night-time […]

Oct. 8: Fall Family Fun Day

Join us for an awesome autumn afternoon! The Details: TIME: Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. PLACE: Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, 176 Water Company Road, Millersburg ADMISSION: $5 for ages 2 and older, Family Four-Pack $15 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A FREE COUPON! This annual event is designed to increase awareness […]

Sept. 10: Susquehanna Coal Diggers

We are proud to announce the next installment of our 2015 Discovery Lecture Series: Susquehanna Coal Diggers on Thursday, September 10 at 7 p.m.  This program will be led by retired Millersburg Ferry captain Jack Dillman. Retired Millersburg Ferry captain Jack Dillman will share the story of the river men of the Susquehanna coal fleet, who, from […]

May 20: Adopt-a-Monarch Update

Monarch butterfly populations are declining and they need our help! Last spring, the Center began its Adopt-A-Monarch program, and our work continues! Attend this informative update on monarch population decline, and learn how you can help with monarch conservation at your own home. Orders will be taken for monarch rearing kits at the event. TIME: […]

May 14: Wild Edibles

Join us for the next installment of the Discovery Lecture Series: Wild Edibles with Debbie Naha, on Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m.! Discover the wonderful world of wild edible plants! Educator, naturalist, nutritionist, and wild plant expert Debbie Naha will present an inspiring PowerPoint slide show, followed by a fun outdoor foraging foray. From […]

May 2: FREE Spring Bird Walk

Let your imagination take flight at these FREE bird walks! Join our experienced leaders for one or both mornings to learn about identifying birds in the field. Not an early bird? Don’t worry. You will find us in the parking lot for the first 30 minutes observing birds and getting accustomed to using our optics. […]

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