Thursday, March 26, 2020

PA Land Trust Association/Member Trusts: Bringing Nature To You

Open spaces are still open, but what if you can’t leave home? The folks at the PA Land Trust Association know that nature is a respite from the worry and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, but not everyone is able to seek out open space at this time. 
That’s why PALTA’s member land trusts are bringing nature to you! PLTA has compiled a list of fun activities and virtual events that are being offered by some of our member organizations – check them out below!
-- Virtual Coffee Series: The Nature Conservancy – Pennsylvania Chapter is holding a Virtual Coffee Series every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.  in partnership with The Nature Conservancy – Delaware Chapter. These are free virtual gatherings that cover an array of relevant environmental topics.  Click Here to register and receive instructions on how to join us..
-- Virtual Nature Experience: Natural Lands invites you to join them on social media, where they will bring nature to you with images of their preserves and Stoneleigh, and where they will also be expanding the #virtualnature experience through live streaming,video, virtual hikes, and ask-an-expert online conversations. You can find Natural Lands on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
-- Brandywine River Views/Invasive Species: Take in the beauty of the Brandywine River as shared by The Brandywine Conservancy’sFacebook page for peaceful videos of the Brandywine River, or if you’re looking to do some yard work while stuck at home, learn about tackling invasive plant species from their latest blog post.
-- Conservation Bingo: Want to utilize nature’s classroom? Wildlands Conservancy has put together a Backyard Conservation Bingo for a fun and educational activity to learn more about nature that’s often found right in our backyard.
-- Stroll Through History: Take a virtual stroll of history through Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s History at Home feature and explore illustrated stories, archives, photo collections, and read about Chestnut Hill’s social and architectural history. Also check out the coloring book pages featuring historic sites of the Chestnut Hill Architectural Hall of Fame that are available to print for free!
-- Preschool Virtual Circle: Have a preschooler at home? Berks Nature is hosting a virtual circle time every weekday morning at 10:00 a.m. Check it out on their Facebook page.
-- Word Puzzles/Coloring Pages/More: French Creek Valley Conservancy’s is offering some fun word search puzzles, coloring pages, as well as films that were featured during their Woods & Waters film series that can be found on their Facebook page
-- Bird Habitat Scavenger Hunt: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is offering a bird habitat scavenger hunt! Have fun in your backyard or at a park while trying to identify as many features of bird habitat as you can. 
The above information is not an exhaustive list! Check out the PALTA member land trusts page where you can find more information about our member land trusts as well as links to their websites.
For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the PA Land Trust Association website, Click Here to sign up for regular updates from PLTA, Like them on Facebook, and Follow them on TwitterClick Here to support their work.
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[Posted: March 26, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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