Interpretive Programs

We offer a series of programs and workshops starting in February through December. These programs are free unless otherwise indicated. For more information, or to register for a workshop, please call the Berks County Heritage Center at 610-374-8839, or at the number indicated.

 

 Interpretive Programs

 
  
  
  
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Fri.,Sat.,Sun., June 23-257:00 pm
Love is in the air and mischief abounds. Join us on Midsummer for one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies filled with song, laughter and fairies.
  
Sat. & Sun., June 24 & 254:00 pm

Take a ragtag group of actors, a wandering friar, and add a young William Shakespeare to the mix, and you have one whirlwind, interactive evening for the young and the young at heart. Young "Billy" takes us through the ideas of plays he'd like to write one day: some funny, some sad, and some full of awesome swordfights! A light-hearted, engaging introduction to Shakespeare's plays, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Richard III.

  
Sunday,   June 251:00 pm

Many people think only of allergies when they hear the word pollen. But pollination is an essential part of a healthy ecosystem. Pollinators play a significant role in the production of over 150 food crops in the United States.  Join Environmental Education staff as we embark on a hands-on journey into the world of some of the more common pollinators, bees and butterflies.  Nature’s superheroes indeed!   Special pollinator guests will be sure to tag along!     

FREE – Register: -484-509-2667, ext. 3 or e-mail jbrooks@countyofberks.com
  
Tuesday, June 276:30 pm
Back by popular demand!  Bring your Digital SLR or film camera and learn how to use simple settings to best capture the character of the subject and surrounding scenery.  Learn what to look for when taking pictures and then professional photographer & instructor, Valerie Hoffman will lead us on an exploratory walk around the grounds of the park capturing great moments in nature.  Free program for all ages.  (Rain Date: Thursday, June 29th)
Call 610-374-2944 ext. 2611 to register by June 19th.

  
Wednesday, June 289 1m-12:30 pm
Back by popular demand!  Bring your Digital SLR or film camera and learn how to use simple settings to best capture the character of the subject and surrounding scenery.  Learn what to look for when taking pictures and then professional photographer & instructor, Valerie Hoffman will lead us on an exploratory walk around the grounds of the park capturing great moments in nature.  Free program for all ages.  (Rain Date: Thursday, June 29th)
Call 610-374-2944 ext. 2611 to register by June 19th.

  
Thursday, June 299:30 am-1:30 pm
Science is all around us.  Join us as we do some simple experiments, and projects to learn about the science behind the place we call home.   How does water pollution affect us?  How we can power things with solar power?  Learn how a volcano works, and get a chance to create your own wind turbine.  
Limited to 20. Cost $5. Ages 7-12. Registration and deadline for payment June 21st. Call 610 374-8839.

  
Friday,   June 307:30 pm
Join us as we take a look at our state insect the firefly.  Gather round a glowing fire to learn about our glowing friends.  With nets in hand, we will venture through an open field to view bioluminescence in action. 
FREE – Register: -484-509-2667, ext. 3 or e-mail jbrooks@countyofberks.com

  
Thursday,   July 69:30 am-1:30 pm

​Bingaman Nature Ctr.,2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606​

I hear the earth move under my feet! Take a look underground at what happens to rocks and why some stones are shiny, and some are plain brown. Walk away with some rocks in your pockets and a noggin full of knowledge. For children who have completed K-3rd grade.
Cost $15. Registration required -  Call 484-509-2667, ext. 3  (Rain Date: 7/7)

  
Thursday,  July 66-7:30 pm
Interactive!  Engaging!  Fun for the whole family!  Grammy winning  artist, Steve Pullara is a Philly-based, New Jersey-born singer-songwriter-artist whose musical roots are rich with family inspiration and cultural traditions.  Children and parents alike find his performances engaging, entertaining and often quite hilarious.   www.coolbeansmusic.com    FREE.

  
Saturday, July 810 am-12 pm

An old-fashioned sewing circle offered the opportunity for new and experienced stitchers of all crafts to gather and exchange skills and camaraderie. In our era of technology, it is fun to take a step back and renew these opportunities. Each person should bring a project of their own to work on, whether it’s sewing, embroidery, quilting, knitting, crocheting etc . Topic: Spinning with a drop needle.​

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