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, we have an affordable way for you to enjoy nature with your family.
We can’t wait to discover nature with you!
Friday-Sunday, March 2, 3 & 4
In three days, Jack Miller will teach you how to take a black piece of wood and transform it into a Loon through wood carving and painting techniques. One wood blank will be provided, participants my bring their own carving and painting tools or purchase them for an additional fee. Limited space is available, more information is available on our website or by calling the Center at 717-692-3699.
Ducks and Geese of the Susquehanna
Sunday, March 11
Join Scott Bills, Retired Land Management Group Supervisor, PA Game Commission, along the banks of the Susquehanna River at the old Millersburg Gun Club Headquarters (2 miles west of the Ned Smith Center) to learn about waterfowl and their seasonal migration patterns. Plan to stay a few minutes or hang out all day for the 20th Annual Waterfowl Watch. In past years, we have been fortunate enough to spot majestic bald eagles fishing the chilly waters of the River. Please dress warmly. Binoculars, field guides, spotting scopes, a warm fire and hearty refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration suggested, but not required. Free admission, donations accepted.
Spring Bird Walks
Saturdays, April 28 and May 5 Meeting at the Center at
Spring is an exceptional season for viewing migrating birds. 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. Novice birders and families are welcome! Binoculars provided. Pre-registration suggested, but not required. Free admission, donations accepted.