Park at Governor Dick

Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick Environmental Center

                             Mt Gretna Pa          717-964-3808   


​​​​ **Please register for all our programs.**
    Call 717-964-3808 or e-mail us at 
governordick@hotmail.com.​​​




                                             ~2018~


April


**CANCELLED**
Hands On Nature Toddler Walk - Thursday, April 19, 10:30 a.m.
We'll read a Denise Fleming book and then take to the forest for related activities.  Dress your tot for outdoors.  This is the first of five toddler activities using a different Denise Fleming book for each program.


Sunset Nature Rx - Friday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Not just an evening walk in the woods, this is a stress-relieving stroll, a wellness wander, and a walk for well being.  See the colors of the forest as the sun sinks in the west, listen for a sound you've never heard, and smell the evening scents.  You'll go home refreshed and invigorated.  


3rd Saturday Volunteer Work Day - April 21, 9:00 a.m. to Noon


​Nature Journaling ~ Seeing Nature - Saturday, April 21, 1:30 p.m.
Each month we’ll continue to discover (or re-discover) the beauty of nature.  Ignite your dulled senses with hands-on activities.  Learn through close observation.  Bring your journal for today’s observations. If you don’t have a journal, materials will be provided for the day.  Make sure to register! 

Golden Eagle Hikers - Sunday, April 22, 1:30 p.m.
For hikers age 50 and older, this will be a longer hike than we usually take, going out trail 15 and coming back past the tower for a total of about 5 miles.  Hopefully there won't be snow this time!!  There will be rocks and hills - good footwear is a must!


Hands On Nature Toddler Walk - Thursday, April 26, 10:30 a.m.
The children will listen to a Denise Fleming book and then go outside for related activities.  Dress for the weather!


Living Well Nature Rx - Saturday, April 28, 9:00 a.m.
LivingWell NatureRx is a guided experiential opportunity designed to inspire people to explore nature as a way to renew their mind, body and spirit. NatureRx is more than simply a walk in the woods! This program helps people utilize natural environments in their local community to relieve stress and improve well-being. When people spend time in natural settings and are encouraged to literally "come to their senses", they can release physical tension, find peace of mind, and improve their outlook on life. This is also a great way to meet new people and connect with others who are looking for new ways to improve their wellness.
(In partnership with Living Well Institute, Hershey, and WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon)


Intro to Bouldering Class - Saturday, April 28, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
This class will teach you the basics of bouldering or rock climbing on the best rock in the area.  There are only a few spots left in the class - register soon!  All ages are welcome; however, children will need parental supervision.


Backyard Biologists: Simply Rotten - Saturday, April 28, 1:00 p.m.
It's going to be a rotten afternoon!  Families are invited to explore the rotting places of the forest and learn the inside story of decomposing logs and leaves and other rotting things out there.  All that rot makes a forest healthy.  Come and learn how!  The cost is $5 per child.



May

​Hands On Nature Toddler Walk -  Thursday, May 3, 10:30 a.m.

We continue our series with yet another Denise Fleming children's story.  Then we take to the outdoors to bring the book to life!


Bird ID Walk - Saturday, May 5, 10:00 a.m.

This bird identification walk is for beginner and expert alike.  There are so many different kinds of birds to appreciate, and it doesn't matter if you can name them or not.  Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.


Fitness Hike - Sunday, May 6, 9:00 a.m.

This is a faster paced hike of four to six miles intended to be a workout.


Music on the Porch - May 6, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

This is our monthly bluegrass music jam.  If the weather doesn't cooperate and it's chilly, we'll be indoors.  Bring a stringed instrument or sing along with the musicians.


Nature Rx - Thursday, May 10, 2:00 p.m.

LivingWell NatureRx is a guided experiential opportunity designed to inspire people to explore nature as a way to renew their mind, body and spirit. NatureRx is more than simply a walk in the woods! This program helps people utilize natural environments in their local community to relieve stress and improve well-being. When people spend time in natural settings and are encouraged to literally "come to their senses", they can release physical tension, find peace of mind, and improve their outlook on life. This is also a great way to meet new people and connect with others who are looking for new ways to improve their wellness.
(In partnership with Living Well Institute, Hershey, and WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon)



Toddlers in Tow: Spectacular Spiders! - Friday, May 11, 10:00 a.m.
Is a spider an insect?  Why are they so creepy looking?  Is a spider good for anything?  Bring your toddler for a fun-filled morning of learning about the unappreciated spider.


Mother's Day Bouquet - Sunday, May 13, 2:00 p.m. 

Bring Mom out for a walk among the forest's wildflowers (no picking is allowed) and admire their beauty and diversity.  Bring a field guide if you have one.  Some of the trail will be rocky - wear appropriate footgear.


2018

Board Meetings

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7:15 pm


January 18, 2018

February 15, 2018

March 15, 2018

April 19, 2018

May 10, 2018

June 21, 2018

July 19, 2018

August 16, 2018

September 20, 2018

October 25, 2018

November 15, 2018

December - No Meeting


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