Kitchen Science: Grocery Shopper Challenge
Feb
13
11:30 am11:30

Kitchen Science: Grocery Shopper Challenge

  • 271 North 21st Street Philadelphia, PA, 19103 United States

The Franklin Institute continues their Kitchen Science program with an informative lesson on food types, balanced eating and why you can’t just have ice cream for dinner.

fi.edu

Free with admission.

I Heart Winter Birds Photo Hike
Feb
13
1:00 pm13:00

I Heart Winter Birds Photo Hike

Hike the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve in search of picturesque scenery and feathered inhabitants as you learn tips and tricks for capturing the perfect shot. Point and shoot digital cameras and tripods will be available to borrow.

bhwp.org

$15 for members; $20 for non-members.

Vaccines: To Mandate or Not?
Feb
15
7:00 pm19:00

Vaccines: To Mandate or Not?

  • 271 N. 21 St. Philadelphia, Pa

The Franklin Institute Speaker Series presents several voices to discuss the cultural shifts that have given rise to the “anti-vax”movement and its ramifications, including the possibility of lower immunization rates.

fi.edu

Free

Native Evergreens at Mt. Cuba Center
Feb
17
10:00 am10:00

Native Evergreens at Mt. Cuba Center

  • 3120 Barley Mill Rd. Hockessin, De

Learn the identifying characteristics, classification and habitats of approximately 20 native conifers and broad-leaved evergreens. Gain a working knowledge of the best species to incorporate into your own ecologically diverse landscape. First of a two-session course. The second session meets on Feb. 24.

mtcubacenter.org

$75

When Bugs Outsmart Drugs: The Effects of America's Antibiotic Obsession
Feb
18
6:00 pm18:00

When Bugs Outsmart Drugs: The Effects of America's Antibiotic Obsession

  • 1700 W. Montgomery Ave. Philadelphia, Pa

Bacteria are everywhere. While most are helpful, hype about a few disease-causing bacteria has fueled mass “germophobia,” leading us to overuse antibacterial disinfectants to the point that some are failing. Hear Temple University chemistry professor Bill Wuest discuss the future of microbiological and biochemical approaches to fighting bacteria.

wagnerfreeinstitute.org

Free

Big Ideas: Invention, Environment and You
Feb
18
7:00 pm19:00

Big Ideas: Invention, Environment and You

There are some concepts that demand a good drink, so join the Schuylkill Center at Bourbon & Branch in Northern Liberties to quench your thirst and spark your curiosity. They’ll be talking about big ideas for the evening, with leading thinkers in science and humanities asking, “What inventions were worth their cost to the environment?”

schuylkillcenter.org

$10

Ward Lecture with Gretchen McClain
Feb
19
2:30 pm14:30

Ward Lecture with Gretchen McClain

  • 800 E. Lancaster Avenue Wynnewood, PA, 19096 United States

Business and thought leader Gretchen McClain will speak on “The Doors Technology Can Open” as Villanova Engineering’s 2016 Ward Lecturer. McClain’s 25 years of global experience include serving as founding CEO of an S&P 500 global water technology company and as NASA’s chief director of the International Space Station.

villanova.edu

Free

Trek 5: Hike the Rolling Hills
Feb
20
10:00 am10:00

Trek 5: Hike the Rolling Hills

  • 1301 Rose Glen Road Gladwyne, Pa

Join Lower Merion Conservancy staff on a hike back in time discovering the mills, mansions and farms that once existed in this 103-acre township park. Moderately steep trails lead hikers downhill on an old ghost road to a creekside path beside towering stone ruins, where the staff will discuss how over 250 years of Main Line human and natural history can all be connected back to our community’s waterways. Registration required.

lmconservancy.org/

Free

Family Terrariums: Miniature Worlds
Feb
20
11:00 am11:00

Family Terrariums: Miniature Worlds

Bring your smallest found objects and props to design your own live, miniature moment. Plant materials, jars and direction provided. Just bring your imagination and any fun props you come across to create an unforgettable miniature garden under glass. Open to adults and children ages 5 and over with caregiver.

mainlineart.org

$36 to $39

Intensive Vegetable Planting
Feb
20
12:00 pm12:00

Intensive Vegetable Planting

Break out of gardening in rows and learn how to maximize your garden space for increased vegetable yields. Sally McCabe of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will teach you vertical, interplanting and succession planting techniques for continuous production.

primexgardencenter.com

$10

Beekeeping Class
Feb
20
12:00 pm12:00

Beekeeping Class

  • 1 Awbury Rd. Philadelphia, Pa

Don Shump, president of the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild and owner of the Philadelphia Bee Co., will be on hand to share his years of experience as an apiarist in Philadelphia. He will walk you through a beekeeper’s typical first year so you know what to expect, and he will tell you what local resources are available to help you succeed.

awbury.org/

$35

Winter Nature Play Day
Feb
20
1:00 pm13:00

Winter Nature Play Day

Drop in for an afternoon of play in nature. Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve’s Visitor Center will be filled with thematic self-guided activities, art projects and guided hikes.

bhwp.org

Free for members; $3 for non-members.

Marvels of Migration
Feb
20
1:00 pm13:00

Marvels of Migration

  • 3120 Barley Mill Rd. Hockessin De

Discover the world of bird migration with naturalist and author Scott Weidensaul. Learn how scientists study migration and the many conservation issues facing declining populations of migratory birds. Explore simple, effective ways we can help sustain migrants, starting with planting gardens that support their seasonal travels.

mtcubacenter.org

$30

Mushroom Crochet Workshop
Feb
20
2:00 pm14:00

Mushroom Crochet Workshop

Learn how to make your own fiber fungus creations in this hands-on workshop. The Foragers gallery artist Melissa Maddonni Haims will guide you through an exploration of crochet-in-the- round and hyperbolic crochet, resulting in your own mimicked yarn mushroom that you can take home.

schuylkillcenter.org

$20

Goodness Gracious Gravity
Feb
21
10:00 am10:00

Goodness Gracious Gravity

  • 1950 Spring Mill Road Gladwyne, PA, 19035 United States

Gravity is an amazing force that affects us all the time; it keeps us on the ground, creates waves and even wind. Join the Riverbend Environmental Education Center for a family friendly evening of gravity-defying experiments and demonstrations including the exciting egg drop experiment. Teamwork will be key as you work together to create, problem solve and test your theories.

riverbendeec.org

Free

CultureWorks Monthly Happy Hour
Feb
23
5:00 pm17:00

CultureWorks Monthly Happy Hour

  • 1315 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107 United States

Join CultureWorks for their monthly meet, greet and eat. CultureWorks members and Philly’s community of arts/heritage/cultural folks join forces each month for a fun, relaxing evening. Local brews and snacks provided.

cultureworksphila.org

Free
 

Cultivars, Roadside Restorations and More
Feb
24
6:00 pm18:00

Cultivars, Roadside Restorations and More

  • Old Barley Mill Road Wilmington, DE, 19807 United States

“Do cultivars of native plants provide the same ecological services as do straight species?” And, “Are roadside restorations helpful or are they ecological traps?” Doug Tallamy has recently researched both questions and will share the results as well as other insights on the movement to restore the ecological integrity of human-dominated landscapes.

mtcubacenter.org

$30

Fundamentals of Pruning
Feb
25
10:00 am10:00

Fundamentals of Pruning

  • Old Barley Mill Road Wilmington, DE, 19807 United States

In this hands-on workshop, learn basic pruning principles including how to make proper cuts, the best times of year to prune different species, and how to select and maintain tools. Gain the ability to shape and form your plantings in a more naturalistic and appealing way.

mtcubacenter.org

$60

Sip & Dine for Awbury
Feb
25
6:00 pm18:00

Sip & Dine for Awbury

Show support for the Awbury Arboretum by joining them at Earth Bread + Brewery where a portion of the sales will be donated to the 55-acre, free arboretum.

awbury.org

Free

Chinese Auction
Feb
25
7:00 pm19:00

Chinese Auction

South Jersey Organic Gardeners' Club will hold its annual Chinese Auction at its regular monthly meeting. Please bring new or gently used items to donate, especially if they are of a gardening nature. This is the club’s fundraising activity for the year.

Facebook: South Jersey Organic Gardeners’ Club

Free

Winter Wonders: Winter Birds
Feb
27
10:00 am10:00

Winter Wonders: Winter Birds

  • 1635 River Road New Hope, Pa United States

Meet Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve’s resident feathered friends and then make a tasty treat to take home for your own backyard birds. Program includes a story, an outdoor walk, and crafts appropriate for children ages 3 to 8. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register by Feb. 25.

bhwp.org

Free for members; $7 for one child with adult and $3 for each additional child.

Build Your Own Cold Frame Workshop
Feb
27
10:00 am10:00

Build Your Own Cold Frame Workshop

  • 8480 Hagys Mill Road Philadelphia, PA, 19128 United States

Winter got you down? Defrost those cold thoughts by planning for spring greening. Get your garden off to an early start with this cold frame workshop produced in collaboration with Penn State farmers and educators. Participants will leave with a completed cold frame.

schuylkillcenter.org

$45

Maple Sugar Day on Forbidden Drive
Feb
27
12:00 pm12:00

Maple Sugar Day on Forbidden Drive

  • 200 W. North West Northwestern Avenue Glenside, PA, 19038 United States

Wissahickon Environmental Center will present a day of demonstrations and activities that celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of maple syrup season. Participants will help tap the trees, collect the sap, and see how it is cooked into syrup and candy. Taste pure maple syrup over pancakes. Pennsylvania syrup and candy will be for sale.

fow.org

Free

Repotting and Basic Care for Houseplants
Feb
27
1:00 pm13:00

Repotting and Basic Care for Houseplants

  • 435 W. Glenside Ave.

Learn the basic techniques for proper transplanting of your house plants. The Primex Garden Center will demonstrate the proper ways to move your plants from one container to another, including picking which pot size to use and what kinds of fertilizer will promote healthy growth.     

primexgardencenter.com

$10

Annual Sapsucker Festival
Mar
5
9:00 am09:00

Annual Sapsucker Festival

  • 1201 Pawlings Rd. Audubon, Pa

Explore the world of maple sugar on the historic Mill Grove grounds. Tree tapping demonstrations, sample stations, live owl presentations, and kids’ games and crafts will take place throughout the day. Learn how birds such aslike the yellow-bellied sapsucker rely on Pennsylvania’s forests for food sources, including sap.

johnjames.audubon.org

Free

Paleopalooza
Mar
5
10:00 am10:00

Paleopalooza

  • 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA, 19103 United States

Every year, the Academy of Natural Sciences celebrates all things prehistoric during Paleopalooza, a two-day festival of fossils. They offer new and exciting activities each year, along with ongoing attractions and exhibits.

ansp.org

$14.95 to $18.95

Birding & Bagels at the Bend
Mar
5
10:00 am10:00

Birding & Bagels at the Bend

  • 1950 Spring Mill Road Gladwyne, PA, 19035 United States

Join Riverbend and the Valley Forge Audubon Society for this birding 101 class and catch birding fever. Learn tips and tricks to finding and identifying our local winter birds. Enjoy bagels, muffins and socializing before and after birding.

riverbendeec.org

Free

Exploring Cold Mountain: Behind the Scenes of William Bartram’s Travels
Mar
5
2:30 pm14:30

Exploring Cold Mountain: Behind the Scenes of William Bartram’s Travels

  • 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Philadelphia, Pa

The hero of Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain relies on a tattered copy of William Bartram’s Travels during his arduous trek through war-torn Appalachia. Dig into a fresh perspective on the adventure by exploring the real stories behind Travels. Bartram’s influential and idiosyncratic travel memoir was a bestseller in the 18th century, not only for its vivid descriptions of Cherokee County but also for its more colorful claims (fire-breathing alligators, anyone?). Refreshments provided.

bartramsgarden.org

Free for members; $15 for non-members.


Berries, Brambles & Grapes
Feb
13
10:00 am10:00

Berries, Brambles & Grapes

  • 435 East Glenside Avenue Glenside, PA, 19038 United States

Anne Myers comes to us with years of experience on her family farm. Learn how to maintain your small fruit orchard including advice on planting, pruning, and pest and disease control. Registration required.

primexgardencenter.com

$10

Trek 4: A Divine Saunter at Peace Palace Mission
Feb
13
10:00 am10:00

Trek 4: A Divine Saunter at Peace Palace Mission

  • 1622 Spring Mill Road Gladwyne, PA, 19035 United States

Mother Divine leads a peaceful stroll across the rolling hills surrounding Woodmont, the home of Peace Palace Mission, the 1892 mansion of steel magnate Alan Wood, Jr. The building is a certified National Landmark and member of Lower Merion Conserv ancy’s Architectural Hall of Fame. Claimed as the highest spot in the county, this historic property provides participants with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

lmconservancy.org

Free

Handcrafted Chocolate Tasting
Feb
11
6:30 pm18:30

Handcrafted Chocolate Tasting

  • 139 North 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States

Satisfy your sweet tooth and sample a variety of handmade, locally sourced chocolates served on handmade ceramic plates from The Clay Studio’s shop. Kym Sylvasy-Neale of the Chocolate Clinic will host the event. Learn about the craft of chocolate making while pairing each chocolate with craft beer samplings.

theclaystudio.org

$30 for members; $35 for non-members.

Green Garden Cents
Feb
10
7:00 pm19:00

Green Garden Cents

  • 1301 Park Blvd. Cherry Hill, N.J.

The Homeowner Series will be presented by Rutgers Master Gardeners of Camden County. In this first session, learn how to save money sensibly in your garden. The presentation will include a talk given by Becki Szkotak, program coordinator of the Master Gardeners program. Pre-registration suggested.

camden.njaes.rutgers.edu/garden

$10 per household

Career Wardrobe East Falls Clothing Drive
Feb
10
6:00 pm18:00

Career Wardrobe East Falls Clothing Drive

  • 3800 Vaux St. philadelpia, pa

Stop by Falls Presbyterian Church to donate your new and gently used clothing and accessories. Volunteers will be on hand to assist. Ensure that items are clean, ready to wear, and on hangers or folded neatly in paper shopping bags. No plastic trash bags.

careerwardrobe.org

Free

Homeschooler Days: The Anatomy of Sound
Feb
10
10:00 am10:00

Homeschooler Days: The Anatomy of Sound

  • 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Philadelphia, Pa

Bartram’s Garden will serve homeschooled students with this informative session on sound and answer questions such as: How can a small bird make such a big sound? How does lightning make thunder? How do ears work? Lessons are appropriate for children ages 5 to 13.

bartramsgarden.org

Free for members; $12 for non-members.

‘Just Eat It’
Feb
9
7:30 pm19:30

‘Just Eat It’

  • 108 E. Butler Ave. Ambler, Pa

The Pennypack Farm & Education Center’s Sustainability Film Series presents “Just Eat It,” a film that dives into the issue of food waste from farm to retail to your fridge. Visit the Sustainability Expo in the lobby before the film. Stay for a panel discussion immediately after.

amblertheater.org/pennypack

$10 per film; $24 for the three-film monthly series

Monarchs and Milkweed; Pollinators and Plants
Feb
9
7:00 pm19:00

Monarchs and Milkweed; Pollinators and Plants

  • 820 Mercer St Cherry Hill, N.J.

The Horticultural Society of South Jersey’s February meeting will feature a presentation by Keara R. Giannotti, educator at Camp Creek Run Nature Preserve. She’ll discuss the various types of milkweed needed by monarch butterflies to survive, the nectar plants they prefer and a review of other pollinators and their plant needs.

hssj.org

Free

Career Wardrobe Mainline Clothing Drive
Feb
9
5:00 pm17:00

Career Wardrobe Mainline Clothing Drive

  • 7700 Parkview Drive Haverford, PA, 19041 United States

Every second Tuesday of the month, stop by Athertyn at Haverford Reserve to donate your new and gently used clothing and accessories. All styles, including menswear, will be accepted. all year round. Ensure that items are clean, on hangers or folded neatly in paper shopping bags.

careerwardrobe.org

Free

Green Cleaning Supply Workshop
Feb
7
3:00 pm15:00

Green Cleaning Supply Workshop

  • 144 N. 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA

Join United By Blue for a class that teaches you how to make your own safe and eco-friendly cleaning products at home. Participants will learn about the dangers of conventional cleaning products. All who participate will create non-toxic cleaners to take home.

unitedbyblue.com

$10

Winter Lecture: Increasing Biodiversity in the Home Landscape
Feb
7
2:00 pm14:00

Winter Lecture: Increasing Biodiversity in the Home Landscape

  • 1635 River Road New Hope, Pa United States

Dr. Mary Myers transformed her property by removing lawn, adding rain gardens and planting native plants to create beauty and increase biodiversity. Her garden was featured in The New York Times in 2014. Join her for a lecture on increasing the biodiversity of your home landscape.

bhwp.org

$8 for members; $12 for non-members.

WinterFest
Feb
7
1:00 pm13:00

WinterFest

  • 1212 Edge Hill Rd. Abington, Pa

The Briar Bush Nature Center will host a winter activity day featuring crafts, games, animal programs and other free outdoor fun.

briarbush.org

Free

Beck’s King Cake Party
Feb
7
11:00 am11:00

Beck’s King Cake Party

  • 51 N. 12th St. Philadelphia, Pa

Mardi Gras comes early this year with a free Nawlins’ brunch at Reading Terminal Market prepared by two-time James Beard guest chef Bill Beck of Beck's Cajun Cafe. Attendees can also enter a King Cake decorating contest judged by Philly favorites Tony Luke, Jr., and Marilyn Russell to raise money for the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance.

readingterminalmarket.org

Free

Composting for Healthy Soil
Feb
6
1:00 pm13:00

Composting for Healthy Soil

  • 435 East Glenside Avenue Glenside, PA, 19038 United States

Learn how to transform your kitchen waste and plant debris into living black gold for your garden. Instructor Dennis Reil will discuss the ins and outs of backyard composting at Primex Garden Center.  

primexgardencenter.com

$10

Composting for Healthy Soil
Feb
6
1:00 pm13:00

Composting for Healthy Soil

  • 435 East Glenside Avenue Glenside, PA, 19038 United States

Learn how to transform your kitchen waste and plant debris into living black gold for your garden. Primex Garden Center’s Dennis Reil will discuss the ins and outs of backyard composting. Registration required by Feb. 4.

primexgardencenter.com

$10

Wagner's Winter Wonderland
Feb
6
12:00 pm12:00

Wagner's Winter Wonderland

  • 1700 W. Montgomery Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19125 United States

Celebrate winter at the Wagner Free Institute with themed family activities and arts and crafts. Partner Tree House Books will give a special story presentation at 1 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. Activities are geared toward children ages 6 to 12 and their families, but their museum will be open to visitors of all ages during the afternoon.
wagnerfreeinstitute.org

wagnerfreeinstitute.org

Free

Handmade Paper Valentines
Feb
6
10:00 am10:00

Handmade Paper Valentines

  • 1635 River Rd. New Hope, Pa

Reuse newspaper and craft paper to blend your own paper pulp at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. Then mold the pulp into fun Valentine’s Day-inspired shapes. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own colorful scraps to repurpose.

bhwp.org

$6 for adults and $4 for children for members; $10 for adults and $8 for children for non-members.

Your Small-Space Garden
Feb
6
10:00 am10:00

Your Small-Space Garden

  • 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA, 19130 United States

Even the smallest patches of soil can produce vegetables, a beautiful floral display or both. Assess your site for potential, then learn how container gardening, vertical gardening and specific plants can be deployed in small spaces in the first session of a two-class workshop instructed by Kathy Salisbury at the Barnes Foundation.

barnesfoundation.org

$67 for members; $75 for non-members.

Chinese New Year at the Reading Terminal Market
Feb
6
10:00 am10:00

Chinese New Year at the Reading Terminal Market

  • 51 N. 12th St. Philadelphia, Pa

The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation is partnering with the Reading Terminal Market in a celebration to kick off the “Year of the Monkey.” Buildings will be adorned with festive decorations, food vendors will be present and there will be activities available for the whole family. There will also be demonstrations by Joseph Poon, Sang Kee, Tea Leaf and a performance of the Lion Dance by the Philadelphia Suns.

chinatown-pcdc.org

Free

Winter Birdseed Sale
Feb
6
9:00 am09:00

Winter Birdseed Sale

  • 8480 Hagys Mill Road Philadelphia, PA, 19128 United States

Choose from various sizes and types of birdseed at the annual Winter Birdseed Sale of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Members receive 20 percent off and non-members receive 10 percent off regular store birdseed prices.

schuylkillcenter.org

Free

What's for Dinner? Farm to Table Fundraiser
Jan
30
6:00 pm18:00

What's for Dinner? Farm to Table Fundraiser

  • 1601 Pughtown Rd. Kimberton, Pa

Visit Camphill Village Kimberton Hills for a dinner made from seasonal, local, organic and biodynamic foods, either grown or raised right in Kimberton Hills or in the neighborhood. Between courses, attendees will hear directly from the growers and producers to learn more about the foods served that evening.

camphillkimberton.org

$100

Saturday Wellness Walk
Jan
30
2:00 pm14:00

Saturday Wellness Walk

  • Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Trade the sweaty gym for open skies, fresh air and friendly company with an invigorating walk along the beautiful Schuylkill trails. The walk will be led at a moderate pace, along one of their wider and more level trails.

schuylkillcenter.org

Free

Hawk Krall: The New Philadelphia
Jan
30
11:00 am11:00

Hawk Krall: The New Philadelphia

  • The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design

Artist Hawk Krall’s imaginative street scenes and vaguely futuristic illustrations celebrate the intersection of old and new in an ever-changing city. The exhibition will be on display until March 5th.

moore.edu

Free

Bodacious Birds of Prey
Jan
30
10:00 am10:00

Bodacious Birds of Prey

  • Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

Staff from AARK Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will visit with several of their animal ambassadors for an up-close and personal look into the fascinating lives of birds of prey. Find out where these creatures live, what they eat and how they raise their young. Learn how you can help protect our animal friends and their environment.

bhwp.org

Members: $6 adult, $4 children; $10 adult, $8 children for non-members.

Create a Terrarium
Jan
30
10:00 am10:00

Create a Terrarium

  • 435 East Glenside Avenue Glenside, PA, 19038 United States

Create a miniature garden under glass in this make-and-take workshop. Instructor Jamie McCracken will teach you how to create and care for your miniature landscape. Cost includes all materials.

primexgardencenter.com

$35

Hucksters: The Tumult of Dock Street
Jan
30
10:00 am10:00

Hucksters: The Tumult of Dock Street

  • Independence Seaport Museum

"Hucksters" highlights the bygone culture of Philadelphia's famed Dock Street produce market. In addition to historical images and ephemera, the exhibit features artwork by local artists who drew inspiration from the scene.

Free

Organic Gardeners' Club Meeting
Jan
28
7:00 pm19:00

Organic Gardeners' Club Meeting

  • 109 Shreve Ave. Barrington, N.J.

The monthly meeting of the South Jersey Organic Gardeners’ Club will host a guest speaker, Charlie White, who will present an introduction to permaculture concepts. Ideas will be discussed as to how you can incorporate permaculture into your life.

Free