Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Road, Bristol, announced the following upcoming events:
Saturday Morning Bird Walks are offered for free at 7:30 a.m. Bring your binoculars if you have a pair. Meet at the Welcome Kiosk outside of the SLNC Visitors’ Center.
“IPR Team” Volunteer Project Day takes place Saturdays, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. The Invasive Plants Removal Team meets once a month to help clear invasive plants from specific areas on the SLNC grounds/trails. Each season brings new plants in various degrees of difficulty, and also serves as a learning opportunity. These Project Days involve planting native plants and trees. Register online or by phone. Volunteers under age 18 must have an accompanying parent/legal guardian with them for the duration of the event. No exceptions.
SLNC Earthship Tours take place Saturdays, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Stop by to visit and learn about these interesting, sustainable structures. Tours are free, but donations to the nonprofit Friends of SLNC are appreciated. Register online or by phone.
Friends of SLNC Fall Baskets Fun-fundraiser: Stop into the SLNC Visitors’ Center for a variety of items. A donation of $20 (per sheet of 25 tickets) to the Friends of Silver Lake Nature Center provides you with 25 opportunities to win one (or more) of these prizes. This fundraiser runs through mid-November. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Friends of SLNC organization. Sponsors/donors and more information is available online.
Nature Crafts takes place Saturday, Dec. 16, from 11 a.m. to noon. Join SLNC’s educators for some (almost) winter nature crafts, along with a nature discovery walk on the SLNC Trails. Fee for Friends of SLNC Members is $5/person; fee for non-members is $7/person. Register online or by phone.
“The Wonder of it All” Holiday Concert by Christopher Westfall takes place Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. SLNC is pleased to welcome back this singer, songwriter, musician and Nashville recording artist to celebrate the season in song. Tickets are $15/person in advance (by 4 p.m. on Dec. 16) or $20/person at the door (if available). More information and tickets are available online and by phone.
Fall Afterschool Series takes place Nov. 28, and Dec. 5, 12 and 19. If your learner is looking for a fun way to run off some energy after school and learn about nature while doing it, the Afterschool Series is for you. There are two series this year, and each has different classes. The next is scheduled for the dates listed above. Information, pricing and registration is available online.
Fall Homeschool Series takes place Nov. 29, and Dec. 6, 13 and 20. If you’re looking for enrichment for your homeschooling lessons, look no further. SLNC offers educational series for students interested in deepening their knowledge of the natural world. The next series has morning and afternoon sessions available. Information, pricing and registration is available online.
Day-off from School Camp Series takes place Nov. 22, Dec. 22, 28 and 29, Jan. 15, Feb. 19, March 28 and 29, April 23 and May 14. Why only have camp in the summer when you can do it in all seasons? SLNC’s camp days are scheduled for days when most schools are off. Each day provides seasonal adventures for children ages 5-14 years old. Staff and campers spend the days exploring the forest, swamps and march in all weather. Information, pricing and registration is available online.
Bird Seed Sales take place Dec. 16, Feb. 17 and April 20. Bird watching is more fun when you can attract them to your own yard, so fill your feeders with one of SLNC’s special mixes. Friends of SLNC Members receive a 10 percent discount on all orders. Orders can be placed online.
Volunteer Work Days take place on the first Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to noon, to help keep the SLNC trails/grounds beautiful. Be prepared to get wet and dirty. Bring a refillable water bottle. Rain or shine. Register online or by phone. Volunteers under age 18 must have an accompanying parent/legal guardian with them for the duration of the event.
Visit SilverLakeNatureCenter.org or call 215-785-1177.