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Nature Discovery Series 2019

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!


Sunday, March 31 – Waterfowl Watch

Join Scott Bills, Retired Land Management Group Supervisor, PA Game Commission, along the banks of the Susquehanna River at the Millersburg Gun and Conservation Club (2 miles West of the Ned Smith Center) to learn about waterfowl and their seasonal migration patterns. In past years, we have been fortunate enough to spot majestic bald eagles fishing the chilly waters of the River. Please dress for the weather. Binoculars, field guides, spotting scopes, a warm fire and hearty refreshments will be provided. Preregistration is not mandatory but highly suggested; please call 717-692-3699 or email info@nedsmithcenter.org.
TIME: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
LOCATION: Millersburg Gun Club
ADMISSION: Free admission, donations accepted.

Saturday, April 6 – Hunter Trapper Safety Course

This training course is required by law for all first-time hunters and trappers before buying a license and is open to anyone age 11 and older. There will be a certification exam at the end of the course. Course manuals are available at the Ned Smith Center gift shop during regular hours (Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Lunch will be provided. To register, please visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website (pgc.pa.gov), click on “Education,” and search for this class by name and location.
TIME: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
LOCATION: The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art; 176 Water Company Rd; Millersburg, PA 17061
ADMISSION: There is no charge for the course, the manuals or lunch.

 Saturday, April 27 & May 4 – Spring Bird Walks

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. Preregistration is not mandatory but highly suggested; please call 717-692-3699 or email info@nedsmithcenter.org.
TIME: 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
LOCATION: The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art; 176 Water Company Rd; Millersburg, PA 17061
ADMISSION: Free admission, donations accepted.

 

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