Citizen science programs at the Schuylkill Center

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education has announced its spring programs. All start at 6:30 p.m. with a reception, then the program at 7 p.m.  Here's the lineup info, provided by the center:

 Thursday, March 19th |Videophilia and our Changing Relationship with Nature

Join Dr. Patricia Zaradic for a presentation and discussion on the decline of participation in nature-based activities and the implications for biodiversity and conservation.  Schuylkill Center educators are hosting a free nature play program for children during the lecture.
 
Thursday, April 2nd | Energy Choices for the Home, A Panel Discussion
Learn ways to address energy needs in your home, from conservation to alternative fuels.  Liz Robinson of the Energy Coordinating Agency; Mike McKinley of Solaris Energy; Don Hull of Groundsource HVAC; and Angela Kassahun of The Energy Cooperative.
 
Tuesday, April 21st | Invasive Plants in the Philadelphia Area
Dr. Alfred E. Schuyler, Curator Emeritus of Botany at The Academy of Natural Sciences leads an engaging presentation on the invasive plants that have been the subject of considerable environmental concern in the Philadelphia area.   In this lecture, Dr. Schuyler will discuss how invasives differ from non invasives and the environmental impacts of invasives from the 18th century to the present day.
 
Thursday, May 7th| Bald Eagles in Philadelphia – A Successful Recovery
The number of nesting bald eagles in the Philadelphia region continues to climb.  Doug Gross, Wildlife Biologist and Endangered Bird Specialist with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, presents on the recovery of this once-endangered national symbol.
 
Thursday, May 21st | Sustainable Landscape Design, A Panel Discussion
Three of the region’s leading landscape architects form a distinguished panel to discuss landscape architecture at the forefront of the sustainability movement. Dr. Claudia Goetz Phillips, Philadelphia University; Jose M. Alminana, Andropogon Associates; and Tavis Dockwiller, Viridian Landscape Studio.
The program will include a guided tour of Gimme Shelter: sustainable woodland shelters on a small scale, at 6 pm.
 
Thursday, June 4th | Greening your Transportation Choices – Can you live without your car? A Panel Discussion
Representatives of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, PhillyCarShare, the City of Philadelphia and regional transportation organizations present exciting alternatives to owning and driving automobiles in and around Philadelphia.
 

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