Public Programs

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All programs are limited space and require registration. Once you register, meeting location will be provided.

Program details, questions, and registration contact Rebecca Blacketter, environmental educator, at rblacketter@montcopa.org

Montco StoryWalk at the Norristown Farm Park - Up, Down, and Around
The Montco StoryWalk at the Norristown Farm Park has been updated to feature Up, Down and Around by Katherine Ayres. Have fun learning how plants grow while you walk along the trail. As a bonus you can look for a #MontcoTrailChallenge symbol while you’re there! www.montcopa.org/storywalk

Monday, July 4 8:15pm
Campfire and Fireworks
Join Ranger Dave to watch the sun go down as you stroll up the Hay Barn hill. Before the fireworks visit the Stony Creek Anglers and enjoy a campfire. Bring your own s'mores supplies! Once the time is right head back to the barn to enjoy the fireworks from local display around us including Norristown and Lower Providence Township. We recommend bringing lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the show!
All ages; Free

Wednesday, July 6 6:30pm 
Lost in the Woods
Come learn about how to stay safe if you get lost in the woods. Hear from Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue about best practices to help be located if lost. Also meet the tracking dogs! Limited space available, Registration required.
Ages 7 – Adult; Free

Saturday, July 9 9am
Ants and Beetles Fly Tying
Join Joe Pigeon to learn the art of fly tying. Learn the basics and create an ant and beetle fly. Discover what tools and supplies you would need to do this at home. Take home your flies at the end of the programs. Limited space available due to supplies and tools. If you have your own tools please bring them. This will be an indoor program. 
7-Adult; $5 craft fee

Saturday, July 9 11:30am
DIY Picture Frame
Come decorate your own picture frame! We will supply a wood 5x7 frame and different decoration you can use! Some decorations include shells, sticks, ribbon, paint and more. Once you complete your frame take it home to show off your best photo! Limited space available due to supplies. This will be an indoor program. 
All Ages; $5 craft fee

Saturday, July 16 9am
Montco StoryWalk Contest
Do you need a fun project to work on this summer? Sign up for the Montco StoryWalk Contest for a chance to have your creative work featured on one of the Montco StoryWalks! The contest is open to all Montco residents and three winners will be selected from 2 age categories, 17 years and under, and 18+. Submissions will be judged by members of the Montgomery County Office of Public Health, Norristown Farm Park, and Norristown Public Library. The contest will run from July 1through September 1with a kick-off event at the Norristown Farm Park on July 16. 
Visit the StoryWalk Contest for more details 

Tuesday, July 19 8:00am
Morning Bird Walk
Join park staff for a morning bird walk. Come observe some amazing birds that are only stopping by. Bring binoculars if you have them. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. 
All ages; Free

Saturday, July 23 11am
Creek Discovery
Ever wonder what lives in the local creeks? Come explore the Kepner Creek and discover all the critters that call it home. Observe many critters including water bugs and fish. All animals will be released unharmed. Be prepared to get wet and wear closed toed shoes! We will provide all supplies needed to catch the critters. 
All Ages; Free


Interested in a private program? We have done programs for homeschool, field trips, scouts, and more!  If you have a private group and are interested in scheduling a program for just your group, reach out the Rebecca at rblacketter@montcopa.org .

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