October 2020 Events at Silver Lake Nature Center

Volunteer Work Day – Waterway Cleanup – Sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company.

Saturday, October 3rd, 9am to 12pm. Volunteer Work Days are held on the First Saturday of Each Month. This month’s Volunteer Work Day will focus on the SLNC Waterways, and is sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company!

Help us maintain our grounds! Be prepared to get wet and dirty. Wear your mask and bring a refillable water bottle. This event is rain or shine.

Register by visiting www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org, by stopping into the SLNC Visitors’ Building, or by contacting Arden Williams at awilliams@buckscounty.org or 215-785-1177.

Saturday Morning Bird Walks. October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st, 7:30am. Offered from September through November. FREE. Meet outside of the SLNC Visitors’ Building at kiosk near the Parking Area. Free.                                    

FREE Guided Walk on the SLNC Trails. Sundays, October 11th & 18th, 2 - 3pm. Join certified Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, Patricia Merkel, for this leisurely and informative walk covering seasonal topics. Meet outside of the SLNC Visitors’ Building at the kiosk near the Parking Area. Free. 

Earthship Tours. Saturday, October 24th, 1 - 2:30pm. FREE. The SLNC Earthship will be open to the public today! Stop by to visit and learn about these interesting, sustainable structures! 

Day-off from School Camp Days Coming Up in November & all throughout the School Year!  

Why only have Camp in the summer when you can do it in all seasons?! Our School-year Camp Days are scheduled for days when most schools are off. Each Camp Day provides exciting seasonal adventures for your child (5 - 14 years old). Staff and Campers spend the days exploring the forest, swamps, and marsh in all weather.                                                                                                                                

2020-21 School-year Camp Days to be offered on: 11/3/20; 11/11/20; 12/29/20; 12/30/20; 1/18/21; 2/15/21; 4/1/21; 4/2/21; 5/18/21.

Sign up now and save!! Early Bird Pricing available through the end of 2020 (Offer applies until programs are full or until 12-31-2020.)

Early Bird Prices: $60/child per day for Friends of SLNC Members; $75/child per day for Non-members.

Full payment is required at time of registration.

*BUY 5, GET 1 FREE! Payment in full is due at the time of registration in order to qualify for a free School-year Camp Day.* Please contact Kassandra Archer at 267-880-5024 or kaarcher@buckscounty.org if you have questions.

Register at www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org.

Additional Meetings/Classes/Groups that ‘normally’ take place at SLNC:

(As we are currently in the “Green Phase,” Participants are encouraged to check with groups to confirm meetings prior to their arrival.)

Artists of Bristol ~ Meets year ‘round at 7pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Contact: Rodney Miller at aobweb@comcast.net

Bristol Photographers Club ~ Meets at 7pm on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month, September through June. Contact: Heather Baker at hebaker1@gmail.com.

Delaware River Fishermen’s Association ~ Meets at 7pm on the last Wednesday of each month. Contact: https://www.drfishermen.com/.

DE Valley Model Boat Club ~ Meets at Magnolia Lake on most Sundays, April through October. For info, please visit:


Nature Book Club ~ Meets at 6pm on the last Thursday of each month at the Earthship building. Contact: Lee Roach at SLNCNatureBookClub@gmail.com.

Southern Bucks Garden Club ~ Meets at SLNC throughout the year. Contact Ellen Miller for details/info at ellenmiller24@comcast.net.

West Chester University Harp Ensemble ~ Rehearses at 6pm on the 3rd Monday of most months. Contact: Professor Gloria Galante at ggharp@comcast.net.

Yoga Classes ~ normally held on Thursdays are temporarily postponed.

The Silver Lake Nature Center, where learning comes naturally, is a 264-acre Nature Preserve located in Bristol Township, Bucks County. It is a facility of the Bucks County Department of Parks & Recreation with additional funding and staffing provided by the Friends of Silver Lake Nature Center. SLNC is home to over 40 plant and animal species listed as rare, threatened, or endangered in Pennsylvania. Participation in programs helps protect these species and their habitats. SLNC does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its programs, activities, or facilities. People with special needs are asked to give advance notice.

For information about this and the other programs offered at Silver Lake Nature Center, call 215-785-1177 or check the website at www.SilverLakeNatureCenter.org