Programs & Events

Upcoming Programs & Events

PROGRAMS & EVENTS 2015

All programs are free and open to the public, except when noted, but require advance registration at radnor.conservancy@comcast.net 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.

Beauty in Your Backyard
March 14, Saturday (10:00 am – 11:30 am) – Beauty in Your Backyard: Using a Rain Garden to Control Stormwater and Create a Habitat Workshop (Radnor Memorial Library)

John Rogers will speak on how to use native plants to create an easy-to-maintain rain garden planting that provides an inviting habitat for birds and beneficial insects. For 37 years John worked as an environmental consultant on state and regional policies, facilitating agreements and working with private clients on environmental issues. From the scientific coordination of the New Jersey Pinelands Plan, The Chesapeake Bay Program, Florida Everglades restoration, Great Lakes water policy, the Spotted Owl controversy, and The Economic Value of Proposed Open Space in South Eastern Pennsylvania Report, John has worked diligently to help protect our environment. John was also a commissioner on Governor Ridge’s 21st Century Environmental Commission for Pennsylvania. Co-sponsored by Radnor Bird Town, Radnor Conservancy and Radnor Township’s EAC.

Susan Curry will speak on how to install a rain garden on your property. Susan Curry began serving on the Ambler Environmental Advisory Council soon after it formed in 1999. She wrote and conducted two Growing Greener Grants to educate 1,000 residents through nine newsletters on their role in reducing non-point source pollution to the Wissahickon Creek. She led a 4-year riparian buffer forest restoration project which planted 850 trees in Ambler’s only natural park.  She used a WREN grant to provided personal hour-long Streamside Property Management consultations to 21 homeowners adjacent to streams.  For the past 3 years, Susan has been the leader of a campaign called “100 Rain Gardens of Ambler,”  through which 24 rain gardens have been installed. All of Susan’s projects have been accomplished through volunteer labor.

April 7th, Tuesday ( 4:00 pm)
THE 5 BS STORYTELLING:“BIRDS”

Come for stories and visit with live birds from Audubon PA.
Presenters: Carrie Barron, Andrea Ellison and Carrie Sturgill
(Radnor Memorial Library) 114 West Ave., Wayne, PA 19087 610-687-1124 www.radnorlibrary.org
Ages: Suggested 3-6. Free.

April 8th, 2015 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)
“WHY BIRDS MATTER” OPENING LECTURE
Presenter: Naturalist, Scott Weidensaul
(Wayne Art Center) 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne, PA 19087
To register, please call 610-688-3553, or visit www.wayneart.org
$10 fee. Wine and refreshments served

April 9, (4 classes on April 9, 16,23 & 30) Thursday(s) 4:15 – 5:45pm
ART INSPIRING CONSERVATION CLASS: SESSION I:

Tour and Discussion of The Five Bs Exhibition followed by a craft activity.
Wayne Art Center – 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne, PA 19087
Carrie Barron of the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove & WAC Instructor
Ages: 8 & up
To register, please call 610-688-3553, or visit www.wayneart.org
Cost: $90

April 10th, Friday, 6:30 and 7:00pm
BIRD AND BAT HOUSE BUILDING WORKSHOP

Radnor Memorial Library
114 West Ave., Wayne, PA 19087 610-687-1124 www.radnorlibrary.org
ORDER YOUR BIRD OR BAT HOUSE AHEAD, in person at the library from March 2 –March 9th.
Help support a healthy ecosystem by building houses for birds and bats. Your bird or bat house is a complete kit, made of wood. Come to the Library on Friday, April 10, 6:30PM, claim your bird/bat house kit and assemble it at the workshop. At 7:00, Batman and his helpers will be there to assist in bat house assembly. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Seating is limited. You can also claim your kits and assemble them at home.
BIRD HOUSE KIT: $10
BAT HOUSE KIT: $32 (Limit 1 bird and 1 bat house per family.)

April 14th, Tuesday, 4:00pm.
THE 5 BS STORYTELLING:“BATS”

Come for the stories, bat costume & taxidermied bats on display.
Radnor Memorial Library – 114 West Ave., Wayne, PA 19087 610-687-1124 www.radnorlibrary.org
Briar Bush Nature Center and Carrie Sturgill
Ages: Suggested 3-6. Free.

April 15th, Wednesday, 7:00pm
LECTURE: “ BATS, WHITE NOSE SYNDROME AND OUR ENVIRONMENT”

Presenter: Dan Mummert, PA Game Commission
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens – 631 Berwyn Baptist Rd., Devon, PA 19333 610-647-8870 www.jenkinsarboretum.org
Free

April 16th, (4 classes on April 9, 16,23 & 30) Thursday(s) 4:15 – 5:45PM
ART INSPIRING CONSERVATION CLASS/SESSION II – DRAWING BIRDS:

Wayne Art Center – 413 Maplewood Ave.,Wayne , PA 19087
Carrie Barron of the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove & WAC Instructor
Ages: 8 & up
To register, please call 610-688-3553, or visit www.wayneart.org
Cost: $90

April 21, Tuesday, 6:00pm Arbor Day Celebration (Friends of Radnor Trail Park – 304 Liberty Lane, Wayne, PA)

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April 21, Tuesday, 4:00pm
THE 5 BS STORYTELLING: “BUTTERFLIES”

Rick Mikula “ The Butterfly Guy” and Carrie Sturgill
Radnor Memorial Library
114 West Ave., Wayne, PA 19087 610-687-1124 www.radnorlibrary.org
Ages: Suggested 3-6. Free

April 22, Wednesday, 7:00pm
“BACKYARD BUTTERLFIES, BEETLES AND OTHER POLLINATORS”, an adult lecture.

Presenter: Dan Doran
Radnor Memorial Library
114 West Ave., Wayne, PA 19087 610-687-1124 www.radnorlibrary.org
Free

April 23, (4 classes on April 9, 16,23 & 30) Thursday(s), 4:15 – 5:45PM
ART INSPIRING CONSERVATION CLASS/SESSION III – SCULPTURE: BATS

Wayne Art Center – 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne, PA 19087
Carrie Barron of the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove & WAC Instructor
Ages: 8 & up
To register, please call 610-688-3553, or visit www.wayneart.org
Cost: $90

April 25, Saturday (9 – 12:00pm) Free Tree Giveaway to Radnor Township Residents (301 Iven Avenue Radnor, PA) at the Radnor Township Building. You must register in advance for a tree. Please see details in early March on our website.

April 25, Saturday (10:00am) Rain Garden Installation at the Radnor Township Building (301 Iven Avenue Radnor, PA). Bring your gloves & boots and prepare to have fun planting!

April 25, Saturday, 4:00pm
“THE IMPORTANCE OF NATIVE PLANT GARDENING”
Stroll & sip on a Saturday afternoon while learning about the important use of native plantings. Free
Presenters: Steven Saffier and John Rogers
Wayne Art Center – 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne, PA 19087
To register call 610-688-3553 or go to: www.wayneart.org

April 28th, Tuesday, 4:00pm
THE 5 BS STORYTELLING: “BEES”
Ryan Williamson, beekeeper and Carrie Sturgill
Radnor Memorial Library – 114 West Ave., Wayne, PA 19087 610-687-1124 www.radnorlibrary.org
Ages: Suggested 3-6.
Free

April 28, Tuesday, 6:30p.m
“HONEY BEE BUZZ”, A LECTURE
Presentes: Edward Pieters, Entomologist, University of Pennsylvania
Radnor Memorial Library – 114 West Ave., Wayne, PA 19087 610-687-1124 www.radnorlibrary.org
Free

April 29, Wednesday, 7:00pm
“FIREFLIES”,AN INFORMATIVE TALK
Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens
631 Berwyn Baptist Rd., Devon, PA 19333 www.jenkinsarboretum.org
Presenter: Don Otte
Free

April 30th (4 classes on April 9, 16,23 & 30), Thursdays, 4:15 – 5:45PM
ART INSPIRING CONSERVATION CLASS, SESSION IV/ MIXED MEDIA: BUGS, BATS & BEES
Wayne Art Center – 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne, PA 19087 610-688-3553 www.wayneart.org
Carrie Barron of the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove & WAC Instructor
Ages: 8 & up
To register, please call 610-688-3553, or visit www.wayneart.org
Cost: $90

MAY 2ND, SATURDAY, CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATION AT WAYNE ART CENTER

Bee Beard and Presentation, 10AM-12:00PM
The Children’s Garden of the Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne , PA 19087 610-688-3553 www.wayneart.org
Don Shump
Wayne Art Center
Free & open to the public

Teddy Bear Tea, 1-3PM
Children’s Garden at Wayne Art Center
Ages: 4-8 with adult guest
Cost: $50 Adult & child ($25 additional child)
To register, please call 610-688-3553, or visit www.wayneart.org

Art With Wings: Family Workshops, 1-3PM
Studio 3 Wayne Art Center
Ages: 4-8 with adult guest
Cost: $30 includes all 5 craft activities ($50 for 2 children)
To register, please call 610-688-3553, or visit www.wayneart.org

Owl Meet and Greet (2 sessions 30 min. ea.) 1:30 & 2:30PM
Schmidt Garden Wayne Art Center,
Live owl visit for all ages.
With Carrie Barron of the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
Free & Open to the Public

May 5, Tuesday, 4:30pm
THE 5 BS STORYTELLING: “BUGS”
Radnor Memorial Library – 114 West Ave., Wayne, PA 19087 610-687-1124 www.radnorlibrary.org
Ages: Suggested 3-6.
Free

May 6th, Wednesday, 7:00 – 9:00pm
THE FIVE BS FINALE LECTURE
Radnor Middle School - 150 Louella Ave., Wayne, PA 19087
Doug Tallamy, Professor & Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at University of Delaware will speak about how to sustain wildlife with native plants.
To register, please call 610-688-3553, or visit www.wayneart.org
$20 adults Kids under 18 free.

May 9 -June 27, 2015 - Radnor Reflections Photography Exhibition -Photography of Radnor Township 2014 – 2015 (Wayne Art Center)

Radnor Reflections is an exhibition of photography that chronicles the sights and sites of Radnor Township throughout the 2014 – 2015 season(s). The Conservancy, n partnership with the Wayne Art Center, is thrilled to welcome participants of all ages to submit up to 4 works each, by May 4 and 5th. Details available at (http://www.wayneart.org/exhibition/radnor-reflections-exhibition–sale-of-local-photography).  The exhibit will run from May 9 -June 27, 2015 at the Wayne Art Center.

May 17, 2015 – (3:00pm – 5:00pm) Reception for Radnor Reflections Photography Exhibition (at Wayne Art Center)

May 26, Tuesday (7 – 9:00pm) Recycling Program (Radnor Memorial Library)

June 7th, (Sunday) 2015 - Race for Open Space – The Willows Park, 490 Darby Paoli Rd. Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085

On-site registration opens at 8:00am. Race starts at 9:00am

Come enjoy the scenic woods & fields adjacent to the Ardrossan tract in Villanova during this unique off-road run. This 5th annual event raises awareness of trails & open space as participants enjoy the challenging course. Bring the entire family! There is a shorter course for walkers & activities for children too.The race starts at the Willows Park in Radnor Township, leads through scenic woods and over Darby Creek, heads past the community garden in Skunk Hollow Park and ends with a dash across the lawn towards the Willows Cottage. In addition to the challenging 5K trail run, there will be a shorter walk option, plus games and activities for children.Information & maps about trails in the Main Line and western suburbs of Philadelphia will be available. If you enjoy running, hiking, cycling, jogging, or walking, come learn more about National Trails Day and find new places to enjoy these activities this summer! For more information about the race, or to be a sponsor or volunteer, please e-mail info@radnorconservancy.org or call 610-688-8202. (Interested sponsors should do so ASAP in order to be recognized on the tee-shirts and advertising.)

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