Winds and Weather at Norristown Farm Park


Photo courtesy of Ruth King, Environmental Education Specialist Take a “first look” at weather during a Winds and Weather program at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 1:00pm. The beginning of winter is a great time to investigate the local atmosphere. Is it possible to tell what the weather will [...]

Winds and Weather at Norristown Farm Park2016-12-10T16:19:24+00:00

2016 Thanksgiving Guide


By Betsy Natter With fall festivals over and everyone trying to figure out what to do with piles of Halloween candy, it’s time to think about Thanksgiving and turkeys. From nature programs, to buying fresh farm raised birds, to running a race in their honor, Montgomery County has something for everyone this November. Learn About [...]

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6 Frightfully Fun Halloween Events


By Betsy Natter It’s time to gear up for Halloween fun. Treat your family to this mixed treat-bag of activities throughout the county. Whether hiking, crafting, listening to a ghost tale or good old-fashioned trick-or-treating there is something for everyone. Morris Arboretum – Scarecrow Walk 100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118 (215) 247-5777 Take [...]

6 Frightfully Fun Halloween Events2016-12-10T16:19:27+00:00

Fall is for the Birds!


By Betsy Natter Fall is a great time to learn about birds as they are very active. Many species are preparing for fall migration and toward the end of the season the owls will begin to search for mates. Several Montgomery County parks are offering programs to get you outside and enjoy our feathered neighbors. [...]

Fall is for the Birds!2016-12-10T16:19:28+00:00

Native American Day in Norristown


Come to Norristown Farm Park for the annual Native American Day on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. See Native American artifacts as well as replicas. Experienced presenters will give demonstrations and displays of Lenape culture, including flint knapping, jewelry, clothing, tools, foods, and animal pelts and bones. Come and talk to these [...]

Native American Day in Norristown2016-12-10T16:19:28+00:00

Explore the Senses


Photo courtesy of Ruth King, Environmental Education Specialist Take a “first look” at the five senses during a “Using Our Senses” program at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 1:00pm. Explore the woods with a particular emphasis on using each sense to help learn about the surroundings. Participants will do [...]

Explore the Senses2016-12-10T16:19:29+00:00

Cheers! 3 Fall Beer Festivals in Montco


Cheers to fall!  Here are three can't miss beer festivals coming to Montgomery County this fall: TAPPED Ultimate Beer Fest: Saturday, September 24 · Elmwood Park Zoo 1661 Harding Blvd. Norristown, PA 19401 TAPPED Ultimate Beer Fest gives you the chance to share a beer with a bison, an Allagash with an alligator, or a draft with a giraffe [...]

Cheers! 3 Fall Beer Festivals in Montco2016-12-10T16:19:29+00:00

Hit the Trail on Horseback in Montco


By Betsy Natter Horses have long been one of man’s closest companions. They come along side in work, provide transportation and capture the hearts of young and old alike. And while not everyone can own their own equine friend, several local farms share their beloved animals and knowledge of these special creatures with the public. [...]

Hit the Trail on Horseback in Montco2016-12-10T16:19:30+00:00

3 Free Events for House & Road Safety


by Betsy Natter In between spring cleaning and gearing up for back-to-school is a great time to check out these home cleanup and safety and security checks. Whether protecting your children from hazardous materials and loose car seats or keeping your personal identity secure, these collection and safety check events will keep you coasting through [...]

3 Free Events for House & Road Safety2016-12-10T16:19:32+00:00

9 Talks and Walks about Things that Fly, Tweet and Buzz!


by Betsy Natter Summer is for the Birds & Bees – and other creatures! The air is warm and filled with all kinds of flying and tweeting. Grab the family and buzz over to one of these outdoor walks or attend an educational talk and learn more about the creatures that fill our summer skies. [...]

9 Talks and Walks about Things that Fly, Tweet and Buzz!2016-12-10T16:19:32+00:00