'Full Snow Moon' Night Watch & Campfire

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm
Location:  The Conservancy's Brownstone Barn
Fee*:  $10 Members/ $13 Non-Members
*Pre-registration with payment required

Register by phone:  610.287.9383

Presenters:  Trudy Phillips & Craig Newberger

We will be on the watch for the 'Full Snow Moon', so named by the Native American Algonquin tribe and adapted by Colonial Americans.  Occurring during the month of February, this winter full moon appeared during some of the heaviest snowfalls.  Other Native American tribes referred to this same moon as the 'Hunger Moon', indicating that hunting during this month was very difficult.  This special evening begins by focusing on the owls in our region.  We'll learn who goes there and their behaviors for survival.  Afterwards we will hike to the top of the hill to view the moon rise and the surrounding constellations. In the spirit of tribes who referred to this moon as the 'Shoulder to shoulder around the campfire moon', we, too will gather around the campfire and enjoy songs, stories and a marshmallow roast! (recommended for those 7 years of age and up)

About the Presenters:  Craig is Science Curriculum Coordinator and Instructor for Germantown Academy’s Lower School in Fort Washington, Pa.  He is also an Instructor for the National Audubon Society’s Educator’s Camp in Maine and Co-Director for the National Audubon Society’s Family Camp in Maine. Trudy is the Director for Environmental Education at the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy. She is also an Instructor for the National Audubon Society’s Educator’s Camp in Maine and Co-Director for the National Audubon Society’s Family Camp in Maine.