Upcoming Programs & Events
All programs are free and open to the public, except when noted. If advance registration is specified please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 610-688-8202. If you would like to discuss how you can assist the Radnor Conservancy’s Education Committee, please email us at the above email address.
February 6, 2016 at 11am (Radnor Memorial Library) FREE
Great Backyard Bird Count Lecture with Phil Whiter
How can you and your family learn about birds and contribute to science? Get involved with the National Audubon Society Great Backyard Bird Count! Phil Witmer, President, Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, will familiarize you with some of the common winter birds you may see in your backyard and how to participate in the 2016 Bird Count from February 12 to February 15. Raffle for attendees courtesy of Do It Best Hardware. Co-sponsored by Radnor Conservancy and Radnor Bird Town.
February 24, 2016 at 7:15m – Donald Pell Lecture – Outside Lies Magic: Gardens Inspired by a Romantic Landscape
Main Line School Night –Creutzburg Center 260 Gulph Creek Rd, Radnor, PA 19087) FREE Please register by email to email@example.com
What is it that moves us in a “natural” landscape and how can this relate to our own garden sanctuary? Can a garden inspired by spontaneous landscapes be orderly, powerful, even sexy? We’ll look at images that inspire garden designer Donald Pell in his search for places and moments that awaken a visceral experience, and inform us as to how we might actually go about building a garden that allows for these romantic moments and experiences. We’ll discuss programs to develop more thriving and sustainable gardens and look at remarkable plants that are functional and beautiful.
Nature Literacy with John Rodgers
We are living in an age of amazing innovation, where great achievements and unbridled personal interests try to keep pace with one another. We are compelled to realize the ever-widening gap between our increasing knowledge and the average person’s limited understanding of nature.
The fact that we utilize the forces of nature so effectively without any real understanding of them and their relation to man himself, should make us pause and consider where we are headed and for how long. To be successful, we must learn how to balance a checkbook and save for retirement. We also must set an example for our children to follow. Learning about environmental stewardship and demonstrating respect for nature and how it benefits our daily lives, is an important community and family value. We call this Nature Literacy.
March 30, 2016 – 7:30pm lecture (Radnor Memorial Library) FREE
Nature Literacy with John Rodgers (see poster above)
Second installation of a two-part lecture
Wednesday May 4, 2016 at 10am – FREE
Storytime at Skunk Hollow Community Garden (The Willows Park) – (appropriate for 3 – 6 year olds)
Park at The Willows and walk across the field below the mansion to the garden. FREE – bring a friend!!!
This program is in partnership with Radnor Memorial Library. Please register with Carrie Sturgill at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3, 2016 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm CALL FOR ENTRIES: Radnor Reflections Photography Exhibition. Enter up to four photographs of Radnor Township locations
Drop off work to be juried (at the Wayne Art Center), $500 in award prizes
If interested please click here.
May 14 through June 13, 2016 Radnor Reflections Photography Exhibition
May 15, 3-5pm Opening Reception & Awards Sunday (at the Wayne Art Center)
Sunday June 5, 2016 (9am race, 8am on-site registration)
Race for Open Space – 5K Trail Run & 1 mile walk
The Radnor Conservancy strives to find new and exciting ways to connect Radnor Township residents to the open spaces and the parks we treasure. This year, on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in honor of National Trails Day, we are hosting our sixth annual Race for Open Space. This family friendly event includes a 5K off-road trail race and 1-mile walk option on the trails of the Willows and Skunk Hollow Parks. In addition, we will host fun runs and games for children ages 4-10. It is our hope that we can encourage the use of our trails and parks, provide a morning of fun and entertainment for families, and build on our tradition of a challenging and rewarding cross-country 5K for running and off-road enthusiasts.
The proceeds of this race will support our efforts of planting trees, multi-use trail development, educational programming, and environmental stewardship within Radnor Township. We work regularly with the Township in updating and improving Radnor’s conservation development and shade tree ordinances. We are especially proud of our role in the Big Tree Project, through which shade trees lost to age and storms are being replaced along the main corridors of the Township, in order to preserve our beautiful and environmentally crucial shade tree canopy.
Corporate sponsorship is critical to our ability to achieve these objectives, and we hope you will join us in support of our 2016 race. As a race sponsor, your company logo will be printed on the race t-shirt, you will have a listing on the sponsor board the day of the event, recognition in our fall newsletter The Conservationist and on the Radnor Conservancy website. If you have any questions please email me at email@example.com or Tracy Pulos, Board Member and Race Director, at 610.329.7399 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to help on our race committee or volunteer please contact Joanna Stott at email@example.com.