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Friday, November 2 – An Evening with Owls Experts on night-time raptors will explore the facts and shatter the myths about these beautiful creatures. This program features live owls from ZooAmerica and a talk by Ornithology expert Scott Weidensaul. Certified bird banders from the Center’s Northern Saw-Whet Owl Banding Project will provide owl banding demonstrations […]

Year End Giving

Annual Giving in Our 25th Anniversary Year What could be better than celebrating your 25th anniversary?  Brave and hopeful beginnings in 1993 with a promise to care for Ned’s artwork and continue his legacy.  In 2004: a building with gallery space and classrooms.  In 2011, an addition to that building with archival storage for Ned’s […]

Part-time gift shop position available

The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art is looking for a part-time employee to help fill out our weekend gift shop team. The person chosen for this position would work every other weekend, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm. If interested please call 717-692-3699 and speak with […]

Volunteers Needed

The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art depends on volunteers to run smoothly. This is important not only for our day to day operations but for our major events as well. We are currently looking for help with the following events:   Wild Life Art Auction The Auction takes place on Saturday, Sept. 29 […]

2018 Nature Discovery Series

Nature Discovery Series 2018 At the Ned Smith Center, we believe education is for everyone. We have developed a series of programs that connect people of all ages with the natural world.  Whether it’s watching waterfowl on the Susquehanna River, taking a spring bird walk with expert guides, or enjoying an informative and entertaining lecture, […]

Nature’s Discovery Play Area

Nature’s Discovery Play Area Click Here to donate. Short Summary Ned Smith spent a lifetime connecting nature, people and the arts. Our mission remains the same, to merge the arts and the natural world and foster a celebration of both. We have started a peer-to-peer crwodfunding campaign to help us fund an all natural play area.  […]

Feather and Brush Gala

Mark your calendars for a boot scootin’ evening with the Ned Smith Center staff and friends on Friday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. This year’s Feather and Brush Gala is taking it to the country, we will hold the event at the Center for the FIRST TIME EVER! Guests will still enjoy an evening of great food and cocktails, […]

Off Site Events

Below is a list of events in the Central PA area where you can find our staff and learn more about the Center and our mission. August 2018:  Wednesday, 8/1 – Northern Dauphin County YMCA Thursday, 8/2 – Hershey Farmer’s Market September 2018: ALL WEEK! 8/16-22 – Youth art winners will be on display at […]

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