Posted on April 26, 2019
We kicked-off April with our Nature’s Hidden Surprises Walk, our monthly weekday nature walk in Tacony Creek Park, led by Environmental Educator, Judith Gratz.
This year, we’re starting at a new location! Every second Wednesday, we will begin our journey at the Whitaker Avenue & Loudon Street Gateway. Each walk will feature a different nature theme.
On April 10, we learned “What is a Watershed?” by participating in several activities that showed how rain flows over land, forming lakes and rivers. A watershed is an area of land that “sheds” water to a specific creek or river when it rains. No matter where you are, you are standing in a watershed!
Did you know? Less than 1% of our planet’s freshwater is available to us as drinking water. This is why it’s important to take care of our streams and rivers.
As we walked, we looked at our surroundings to find natural changes in our watershed and their causes, and we talked about what we can do to reduce some of the negative impacts. Click here to view photos!
We have a full year of free nature walks coming up! Please join us on our next walk on Wednesday, May 8 to learn: “What Can Books Teach Us About Nature?”
We’re also kicking off a weekend walk every month, on the third Saturday! Don’t miss the first Nature’s Hidden Surprises: Weekend Edition with environmental educator, Dallas Cederberg on Saturday, May 18th. Watch for more news about the topic for this walk!