Environmental Advisory Council
Calendar ~ Events of Interest


October

10   EAC Monthly Meeting - 7:00 pm at Lower Saucon Township Town Hall Building. Open to the public.  

20   Family Night "Wonderful World of Owls" - 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Jacobsburg Environmental Center. Learn about the different types of owls and their calls on a two mile hike after sunset at Jacobsburg. We may even get to hear and see some owls! This program is best for ages five and up. Please come dressed for the weather with sturdy shoes and a flashlight. Registration is required. We will be meeting at a different location than usual; meeting location details will be in the registration confirmation email. 

27  GAGGLES OF GHOSTS & GHOULS – 6:30-8:30 PM  at Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 Chapman Rd., Doylestown.  Travel our trails in the company of our educators meeting some somewhat creepy “creatures” that will expose some of the myths concerning the nature of cats, rats, bats, snakes, specters and more. $6 (Members $3)

29  TNP Nature Treks: Hoot Hike -  7:00 - 8:00 pm at Trexler Nature Preserve  presented by Wildlands Conservancy. After meeting our education owls to learn about their amazing adaptations, we’ll head outside to search for Trexler Nature Preserve’s resident owls. Later, we’ll relive our adventures while sipping hot cocoa in the comfort of the environmental center. Dress for the weather! Free.  

29  Naturalist Foray: "WHAT CREEPS YOU OUT?" – 2:00 pm at Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 Chapman Rd., Doylestown. Discover the purpose of some of the least loved critters that live in our communities. Free.

31  "New Sun Shot Project for High-Density Grid Integration of PA Solar" - 7:00 pm at MAREA's October meeting held at TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Boulevard, Breinigsville. Learn about this exciting new project. Presented by Nicole Lacouve is a research and development engineer at PPL Electric Utilities. She coordinates and manages research efforts for the utility’s Distribution organization. Nicole is the vendor coordinator for PPL’s Keystone Solar Future Project. Go to MAREA's website for more details.

November

2    MOONLIGHT WALK – 6:30 pm -BEAVER MOON while the water still flows the traps are set for beaver. Their coats are now thick. Soon the water will freeze and they will stay underwater at Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 Chapman Rd., Doylestown. NO FEE – Donations Greatly Appreciated!

4   Fall Campfire and Astronomy - 6:30 pm at Lehigh Gap Nature Center, 8844 Paint Mill Rd., Slatington. Join us for a campfire, s’mores, and stars.

 "Waking the Green Tiger" - 7:00 pm Film and lecture with journalist Liu Jianqiang and filmmaker Gary Marcuse at Moyer Hall, Miller Forum at Muhlenburg College, 2300 Chew St, Allentown. Waking the Green Tiger tells the story of the surprising and successful campaign by farmers, green activists and journalists who opposed a massive dam project on the Upper Yangtze river in south western China. 
9  Fall Hoodie Hoot Hike - 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Covered Bridge Park, 2465 Wehr Mill Rd, Allentown. Presented by Wildlands Conservancy. Grab your favorite hoodie and come with us to call in some local owl species. Plus, meet some of our live resident owls. Meet at Pavilion #1. Cost $5.00. For information and registration.
 ​​14   EAC Monthly Meeting - 7:00 pm at Lower Saucon Township Town Hall Building. Open to the public.  

17  NATIONAL TAKE A HIKE DAY – 1:30 pm at Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 Chapman Rd., Doylestown.  Hike with us on some of the least utilized trails at the nature center. Uneven terrain, where sturdy boots/shoes. Dress for the weather. Free. 


17  Family Film Night "Owl Power" - 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, 400 Belfast Rd, Nazareth. Bring your family along for a craft activity and screening of the PBS Nature Series film Owl Power. The film follows the lives of two Barn Owl chicks and will help us understand the adaptations that make owls the successful hunters that they are! Craft time starts at 6:30pm and the movie starts promptly at 7:00pm. Registration is required as supplies and seating are limite