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Saturday Safaris
Lutherlyn Saturday Safaris are a great way to spend some time learning about nature in the woods!

Safaris are $10 per person for a 2.5 hour program.  Children age 4 and under are free of charge.  Each Safari program will begin at 9:30 am at the Environmental Education Center at Lutherlyn.  (The Maple Sugaring session will also have an additional offering from 1 - 3:30 pm.)   

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Questions? Call the L.E.E.P. office at 724-865-9079.


February 3, 2024:  Introduction to Birdwatching - This indoor/outdoor activity will involve learning how to use binoculars, the basics of bird identification, and bird feeding fundamentals.  Participants will also be given a chance to sit at our observation feeder station.  Weather permitting, we will go for a bird walk. Dress warmly. (Registration deadline: January 29)

March 2, 2024: Maple Syrup Time – This Saturday Safari features winter tree identification, tapping a maple tree, collecting sap, and observing the evaporation process.  Dress to be outside. There will be a morning session from 9:30- 12:00 and an afternoon session from 1-3:30.  Please register for one session only. (Registration deadline: February 26)

September 7, 2024: Gardening, Habitats, and Energy Efficient Living - Discover green living possibilities at Lutherlyn’s Terra Dei Homestead. We’ll explore organic gardening and natural pest control, enriching your environment by creating habitats for wildlife, and tour an energy efficient straw bale home to learn about energy conservation and renewable resources. (Registration deadline: September 2)

November 2, 2024:  Survival Skills – Learn some of the essentials to surviving in the forest alone.  We will primarily focus on being prepared, building a shelter, and building a fire.  Dress to be outside. (Registration deadline: October 28)