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"Southwest Spring Fest" over picture of flowering tree and blue sky

April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019 | , , , , , ,

Southwest Spring Fest! (2019)

Join us for a great weekend of family-friendly activities as we kick off our 2019 season! John Heinz Wildlife Refuge and Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center will also hold fun events this weekend. A free shuttle bus will be available between Heinz, Cobbs Creek, and Bartram’s Garden and several community locations for both weekend days. See the bus schedule here.   Saturday, April 27th Member Preview and Mimosa Brunch: 9am-11am at Bartram’s Garden Barn Enjoy first choice of plants and…

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two black swallowtail caterpillars

April 27, 2019 | , , ,

City Nature Challenge BioBlitz (2019)

Help us kick off our Southwest Spring Fest weekend with the Bartram’s BioBlitz! We’ll be posted up from 9am to 4pm trying to find as many species as possible, but you’re welcome to come and go as you please (or even come early! Looking at you, birders.) This event will occur throughout the site. You can find a map and get help setting up the iNaturalist app at the picnic area by the Barn. We will also have volunteer naturalists…

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Smiling young man gives a thumbs-up while sitting in a red and yellow kayak in the Schuylkill River

April 27, 2019 | , , ,

Saturday Free Boating (2019)

Kayak or rowboat on this quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River. No registration or boating experience necessary! All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. We provide the boats, life jackets and basic instruction. There are trained rowers available if you would prefer to not row or paddle yourself. Kayak excursions limited to 30 minutes, rowboat excursions limited to 45 minutes. The last boat goes out at 3pm. We cancel in the event of rain, lightning, outfall…

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children riding bikes on a trail surrounded by trees

April 28, 2019 | ,

Bicycle Workshop (2019)

The Bicycle Coalition will offer adult bike riding lessons from 10am til noon, followed by bike tune-ups from noon to 1pm, and group bike rides for all levels from 1pm til 2pm. Bikes are available to borrow for the event, completely free! This event will occur at the 56th Street Pier.

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Smiling young man gives a thumbs-up while sitting in a red and yellow kayak in the Schuylkill River

May 4, 2019 | , , ,

Saturday Free Boating (2019)

Kayak or rowboat on this quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River. No registration or boating experience necessary! All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. We provide the boats, life jackets and basic instruction. There are trained rowers available if you would prefer to not row or paddle yourself. Kayak excursions limited to 30 minutes, rowboat excursions limited to 45 minutes. The last boat goes out at 3pm. We cancel in the event of rain, lightning, outfall…

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Smiling young man gives a thumbs-up while sitting in a red and yellow kayak in the Schuylkill River

May 11, 2019 | , , ,

Saturday Free Boating (2019)

Kayak or rowboat on this quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River. No registration or boating experience necessary! All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. We provide the boats, life jackets and basic instruction. There are trained rowers available if you would prefer to not row or paddle yourself. Kayak excursions limited to 30 minutes, rowboat excursions limited to 45 minutes. The last boat goes out at 3pm. We cancel in the event of rain, lightning, outfall…

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Full moon in purple and orange sky over silhouettes of treetops

May 16, 2019 | , , , , ,

Flower Moon Rowboating (2019)

Row the tide under the glow of the moon in skiffs built by Philly youth. Boats, lights, life vests and basic instruction provided. 15 minute time limit for boating. Also featuring: Floaty tunes provided by DJ DuiJi Refreshments Activities themed with each moon

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Smiling young man gives a thumbs-up while sitting in a red and yellow kayak in the Schuylkill River

May 18, 2019 | , , ,

Saturday Free Boating (2019)

Kayak or rowboat on this quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River. No registration or boating experience necessary! All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. We provide the boats, life jackets and basic instruction. There are trained rowers available if you would prefer to not row or paddle yourself. Kayak excursions limited to 30 minutes, rowboat excursions limited to 45 minutes. The last boat goes out at 3pm. We cancel in the event of rain, lightning, outfall…

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Smiling young man gives a thumbs-up while sitting in a red and yellow kayak in the Schuylkill River

May 25, 2019 | , , ,

Saturday Free Boating (2019)

Kayak or rowboat on this quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River. No registration or boating experience necessary! All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult. We provide the boats, life jackets and basic instruction. There are trained rowers available if you would prefer to not row or paddle yourself. Kayak excursions limited to 30 minutes, rowboat excursions limited to 45 minutes. The last boat goes out at 3pm. We cancel in the event of rain, lightning, outfall…

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