Welcome to the County of Berks
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 List of Events ‭[2]‬

 
  • Owl Prowl
    Schedule:
    Saturday, February 23
    Time:
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Location:

    ​Bingaman Nature Center

    Details:

    ​Discover the feathered friends who make February their time to find love. Learn about PA’s native owls, their calls, and fun facts about how they have evolved into one of our animals of the night! A hike into the woods will follow a short discussion and show & tell about our outstanding owls. The event is geared toward families with children ages 5+. Please wear sturdy footwear, warm clothes, and bring a flashlight. This event is FREE, but you must call 484-509-2667, ext. 3 to register beforehand.

  • Beginning Fly Tying Workshop
    Schedule:
    Tuesday, March 5
    Time:
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Details:

    ​Classes will be held on Tuesday Nights 7:00 to 9:00 PM  March 5th  through April 9th, 2019 (6 classes)
    Classes will be held at the Berks County Heritage Center 1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading PA 19605
    Fee, to cover cost of materials will be $30.00 payable on or before first class. (Included in the fee is Club Membership for 2019.)
    Pre-registration suggested by 3/1/19 -Class Size Limited.A limited number of tying tools and equipment are available for beginner’s classes or bring your own if you have them.
    For further information, or to register, contact: Jack Tucker, Berks Fly Tyers 610-777-0652   -  jart3@verizon.net
    Rich Schappell, Berks Fly Tyers  610-926-3076   -  richa@epix.net

  • Bird House Gourds
    Schedule:
    Saturday, March 9
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location:

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

    Details:

    ​Love birds?  Give the gift of gourds!  Select a dried gourd to cut and decorate while we discuss some of the finer points of nesting birds.  Learn which kinds of birds you may find in your crafty creations!  Bring your creativity, all other materials provided.  Geared towards children and adults, ages 6+, $7 per registered participant, adults must accompany children.  Pre-registration required, to register contact lgauker@countyofberks.com, or call 484-509-2667 to register.

  • Mason Bee Program
    Schedule:
    Saturday, March 23
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location:

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

    Details:

    ​Mason bees are the cute and fuzzy cousin to our honeybee friends, but did you know that they can pollinate with some real pizzazz?  Invite these native pollinators to your backyard by building a simple mason bee house and providing them with the nesting space they need while learning how Mason bees and their native cousins play a valuable role in our environment.  Geared towards families with children ages 5+, $5 per participant.  Pre-registration required, contact lgauker@countyofberks.com, or 484-509-2667 to register.

  • Paws On the Path
    Schedule:
    Sunday, March 24
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Details:

    ​Join us for a walk with your dog(s). All dogs must be good around other dogs and must be leased at all times. Please bring water for your dog. The only fee is that you bring a donation to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County. Call 610-374-8839 for more information.