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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Saturday, Feburary 25th1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join us as we experience an American tradition: Maple Sugaring! Explore maple sugaring from start to finish as we tap trees, boil the sap, and taste the final product. $3.00 per person. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. 610-374-2944, Ext 2611 to register. POSTER
 
  
Saturday, February 255:30 p.m.
Bingaman Nature Center (2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606)
Learn about PA's native owls, their calls, and fun facts on how they've evolved into one of our animals of the night! A hike into the woods of Antietam Lake Park will follow a discussion and show & tell about our outstanding owls. For adults and children 5+. Wear appropriate footwear, dress warmly and bring a headlamp, flashlight or lantern. Registration Required.
Contact Jennifer A. Brooks, Environmental Educator to register: 484-509-2667, ext. 3 jbrooks@countyofberks.com
 
  
Saturday, March 4th1-3:00 p.m.
​Join us as we experience an American tradition: Maple Sugaring! Explore maple sugaring from start to finish as we tap trees, boil the sap, and taste the final product.  $3.00 per person. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.  Call 484-509-2667, ext. 3 or jbrooks@countyofberks.comPOSTER
 
  
Tuesdays, March 7th through April 11th7-9:00 p.m.
This is a 6-week class for Beginners only. Fee to cover costs of materials will be $30, payable on or before the first class. Included in the fee is Club Membership for 2017. Pre-registration by 3/1/17. Call Jack Tucker at 610-777-0652 jart3@verizon.net or Rich Schappell at 610-926-3076 richa@epix.net to register. Poster
 
  
Saturday, March 11th10:00a.m.
Join us in our monthly gathering for an old-fashioned sewing circle. Each person should bring a project of their own to work on, whether it’s sewing, embroidery, quilting, knitting, crocheting etc. This month’s topic is Quilting
 
  
Tuesday, March 14th1-3:00 p.m.
Bingaman Nature Center (2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606)
Become a #1 expert at #2! Learn how to spot signs from animals visiting Antietam Lake Park. Homeschool Programs for Homeschoolers for children in grades 1-4. $7 per registered child per program. Pre-registration required. Call 484-509-2667, ext. 3
 
  
Saturday, March 18th10-11:30 a.m.
Learn Grow as we Go Children are given a brief intriduction to gardening and its benefits, while assisting staff in preparing their garden beds for spring. This is the first program in a series.(March through August) $45 per registered child. Geared towards children from ages 6-10.  earn Grow as we Go Children are given a brief intriduction to gardening and its benefits, while assisting staff in preparing their garden beds for spring. This is the first program in a series.(March through August) $45 per registered child. Geared towards children from ages 6-10.  Pre-registration required. Call 484-509-2667, ext. 3
 
  
Saturday, April 1st10:00 am-12:00 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.This month's topic: All About Wool
 
  
Tuesday, April 11th1-3:00p.m.
Bingaman Nature Center (2843 Hill Rd., Reading 19606)
As the days warm up, cold blooded critters awaken from their winter slumber to lay their eggs in the  wetlands at Antietam. We will hike and explore the palces that they call home for the springtime. Homeschool Programs for Homeschoolers for children in grades 1-4. $7 per registered child perprogram. Pre-registration required. Call 484-509-2667, ext. 3.
 
  
Saturday, April 1511:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join Environmental Educator, Jennifer Brooks, and partake in an egg hunt adventure like no other!  This non-traditional, non-competitive egg hunt will delight children and parents alike! Children will venture into the forest to hunt for and collect different types of decorated eggs that resemble hawks, owls, and other native birds hidden amongst the trees and leaves in the beautiful forest at Angora Fruit Farms.  We will learn about native nesting birds, and their eggs prior to the hunt!  After children return with their eggs and match them to the correct nest, a prize will be given to all so that everyone leaves with a great big smile!
 
Fee: $5 per child, adults FREE! Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited!
Contact Jennifer at 484-509-2667, ext. 3 to register. For children ages 3 - 10
 
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