Dec 10 Sunday
Outdoor Mindfulness: A Mindful Winter Nature Walk with Restorative Breath WorkLed by Stephanie Koller, The Weather Vein
Winter is a natural invitation to ease up on outer movement and to tune in mindfully to our inner experience. During this busy holiday season, take some time for self reflection and introspection. Beginning with slow, mindful movement outdoors, we will prepare ourselves to embrace the process of stillness. Then, after spending time walking mindfully in the woods, there will be an an indoor opportunity to choose a restorative position to prepare our bodies for 10 minutes of stillness. For the outdoor portion of this practice, plan to dress for the weather. For the indoor portion, some props will be available but you are encouraged to bring your own yoga mat, blankets or pillows.
No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome to attend this event. No registration required.
Outdoor Mindfulness: A Mindful Winter Nature Walk with Restorative Breath WorkWhen: December 10 | 1:00-2:00 PMWhere: Calvary Harvest Fields, 150 Harvest Fields Drive, Boalsburg PA.
Dec 13 Wednesday
A free, online program for adults that have, care for, or work with preschool/elementary school aged children! You can join one or both sessions.
Outdoor free play offers countless benefits to children. It supports healthy development, encourages problem solving and independence, and connects our youth to the natural world. In this two-part series, we will discuss free play in the outdoors: what it looks like, why it’s important, and how adults can empower Jr. Naturalists during play.
Dates & Times:
Part 1: Wednesday, November 15th, 7-8 PM (RSVP: https://www.centredoutdoors.org/event-details/outdoor-free-play-empowering-jr-naturalists-2023-11-15-19-00 )
Part 2: Wednesday, December 13th, 7-8 PM (RSVP: https://www.centredoutdoors.org/event-details/outdoor-free-play-empowering-jr-naturalists-2023-12-13-19-00 )
Location: Virtual When you RSVP via the CentredOutdoors.org/events website for one or both dates, and a link will be emailed to you prior to the event date.
Dec 16 Saturday
Childspace will be hosting Nature Play Days at our center every third Saturday of the month starting February 18, 2023 for young children and their families. Weather permitting, this free event will be held outside at our playground and will give children the opportunity to play and explore. We will be indoors if it is raining.
Jan 01 Monday
Start off the New Year by getting off on the right foot with friends and family! The Friends of Canoe Creek will be there with campfires and hot beverages – you can make a donation which will benefit the park. We’ll take a First Day Hike at 2:00 pm so dress for the weather – we’ll have options for long or short hikes. Bring the whole family to join the fun and Friends! Wentz Education Center
Jan 20 Saturday
Dress warmly to spend some time outside at the butterfly garden bird feeders. We’ll check out what birds are coming to the feeders and talk about how these tiny PA residents survive freezing temperatures! Some binoculars will be available for use.Wentz Education Center
Take a walk through the woods to learn about the diversity of woodpeckers that live here. We’ll talk about their seasonal habits and look and listen for these incredible birds.Wentz Education Center
Jan 27 Saturday
Enjoy a winter lakeside stroll. We’ll get some exercise and see the sights and sounds of the winter season.Wentz Education Center
Feb 03 Saturday
Come to the classroom to enjoy some weird nature trivia. Test yourself and play bingo at the same time! How much of a nature nut are you?Wentz Education Center
Feb 24 Saturday
Learning about trees in winter? Sure! Come learn how to identify trees without their leaves. We’ll take a look at 15 species of PA trees and learn about their characteristics and folklore!Wentz Education Center