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SCH hosts forum for the intellectually curious

Schools  |  November 14th, 2016  |  No Comments

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy will co-host the Philadelphia-region Scholar Search Educational Forum this weekend, Saturday, November 19. The Scholar Search Educational Forum is a free educational event open to intellectually curious kids in grades 4–12 as well as their parents. During this all-day forum, attendees may choose from a range of topics, presentations, and interactive […]

Middle school and high school students came out for National Say Something Week, led by Our Mother of Consolation Parish School.

Our Mother of Consolation Parish School promotes National Say Something Week

Schools  |  November 9th, 2016  |  No Comments

Our Mother of Consolation Parish School, in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise, a national, nonprofit organization led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, took part in National Say Something Week, October 24–28. Say Something teaches students in Middle School and High School […]

Jim Maguire (left), of Wyndmoor, stands with Penn Charter Head of School Darryl J. Ford and Chris Maguire, Class of 1984, at the dedication of Maguire Field.

Maguire family honored for $1.5 million gift to Penn Charter athletics

Schools  |  October 26th, 2016  |  No Comments

On a glorious afternoon in East Falls, Penn Charter dedicated the Maguire Field. During halftime of the Inter-Ac league opener against Haverford School, Head of School Darryl J. Ford thanked the Maguire family for their generosity. “We want our students to live a life of consequence and make a difference in the world,” Ford said. […]

School Events:

Jan
3
Tue
Day Off Camp: Winter Skills & Survival @ Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Jan 3 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

What does it take to survive in the cold of winter? Where can we find food? Where can we find shelter? How can we keep warm? From fires to forts to foraging, we’ll learn to survive the harsh winter!

For ages 5 – 12. Pre-registration is required.

Schedule

Camps run 8:00 – 3:00 pm.  Extended day until 6:00 pm is available for an additional $15/day.

Registration

Members: $52 | Non-members: $62
Programs with a field trip may include an additional fee.

Register online here.

Day-Off Camps

Kids have the day off and you don’t? Check out our Day-Off Camps!

Jan
7
Sat
Winter Bird Census @ Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Jan 7 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

Winter is a great time for bird watching.  Birds need to be active and feeding to stay warm, and with the leaves off the trees they become easier to observe along the trails.  Beginners pair up with experienced birders to continue the annual tradition of monitoring the species richness and abundance of birds that winter here.  Warm drinks and yummy snacks provided. All the information we collect will be shared with other citizen scientists, helping us understand our local bird populations over time. In the event of heavy rains, rain date will be the following Saturday, January 14.

Register here.

Jan
21
Sat
Giants of the Forest @ Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The largest tree in our forest is a silver maple, over 100 years old and 12 feet in diameter. Join us to see this magnificent tree and other giants on this guided hike.  Learn how to identify these trees based on their winter characteristics, such as shape and bark pattern.  As we walk past old fields and ruins of 19th century homesteads, you’ll hear about the history of the land and how human use has influenced our forest.  If there is snow cover on the ground, wear warm boots or snowshoes.

Space is limited.  Pre-registration required. Teens and adults ages 16+.

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

Register here.

Jan
25
Wed
Preschool Open House @ Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn all about our Nature Preschool curriculum, philosophy, and values. You will meet the teachers, tour the classrooms, and engage in conversations to envision a day at Nature Preschool, including details on our all-new nature-immersion classroom where children spend their entire session out of doors. We offer a multi-age preschool program for ages 3-5 and a kindergarten program. See here for more on our Nature Preschool program for ages 3 – 5.

Feb
4
Sat
Weathering the Weather: Trees in Winter @ Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On a brisk walk followed by a cozy fire, learn how our trees make it through the winter. Director of Land and Facilities Steve Goin leads a walk through the cold forest, explaining how trees respond to snow and ice storms and to freezing temperatures. For example, trees make a type of anti-freeze to prevent water within their cells from freezing; at the same time, frozen water between trees’ cells can help strengthen trees against ice storms and heavy winds. After the walk, enjoy a Schuylkill Old Fashioned, our special tree-based cocktail, around a fire.

Winter is also a great time to assess how healthy your trees are – Steve will offer suggestions and tips on what to look for on trees around your home.

Members: $10 | Non-members: $15

Register here.

Feb
11
Sat
Owl Prowl @ Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mysterious and silent, owls are one of the most fascinating creatures who reside in our forest. These night hunters are rarely seen, although traces of them can be found by a watchful eye. Meet rehabilitated owls from our wildlife clinic and learn about some of the physical and behavioral characteristics that make owls such exceptional hunters. After that, we’ll grab our flashlights and take a walk, searching for these elusive birds.

Members: $5 | Non-members: $10

Register here.

Feb
17
Fri
Day Off Camp: Winter Wonderland @ Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where do animals go in the winter? Where do they find food, water, and shelter? We’ll explore the grounds at look for signs of life in the harsh winter climate.  Then, we will follow in the footsteps of our animal friends and build our own winter shelters!

For ages 5 – 12. Pre-registration is required.

Schedule

Camps run 8:00 – 3:00 pm.  Extended day until 6:00 pm is available for an additional $15/day.

Registration

Members: $52 | Non-members: $62
Programs with a field trip may include an additional fee.

Register online here.

Day-Off Camps

Kids have the day off and you don’t? Check out our Day-Off Camps!