Professional educators lead small groups in
hands-on explorations and outdoor discovery!  

Single day and week long science-based programs all held at the
Conservancy's Brownstone Barn. 


Exploring the East Branch Creek

Single day adventure for students who have completed Kindergarten - 4th grade!

Just can’t get enough of the creek?  Grab your water shoes and head down to the stream with us to learn about plants and animals in the stream community!  Spend the morning with your feet and hands in the water and the afternoon learning about animals who depend on the creek each day. Through active explorations, games, songs, books and crafts, we will take the day to examine this most incredible ecosystem.  

Bring your brown bag lunch and a drink, your extra dry clothes and a towel. 

Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Fee: $30 Members/$40 Nonmembers

Dates:  (choose one)
Thursday, June 28 (rain date June 29) - Full!   
Thursday, July 5 (rain date July 6)  - This program is full!  

Just added: 
Thursday, August 23* (rain date August 24).  

We have extended the age group - for students entering 1st through 7th grade. 

*Important notice -  The Exploring the East Branch Program scheduled for August 23 has been postponed until Friday, August 24 due to high water.  

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Summer Explorers - Amazing Animals!

For students who have completed Kindergarten - 3rd grade

 Buzz into the world of insects, move with mammals, search for stream critters, and bond with the birds!   Animals of all kinds take center stage as we study the unique features and adaptations of many of our local animals.  Get better acquainted with the two, four, six and even one hundred legged creatures that we share the watershed with. 

Time:  9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fee: $120 Members/$150 Nonmembers

Students who have completed kindergarten or 1st grade (choose one week):
Week 1:  July 9 -13, 2018
Week 2:  August 6 - 10, 2018

Students who have completed 2nd or 3rd grade (choose one week):
Week 1:  July 16 - 20, 2018 - This week is full.
Week 2:  August 13 - 17, 2018  - This week is full. 

 If you would like to be added to the wait list, please e-mail:  


Summer Afield -
Perkiomen Creek Past, Present and Future

For students who have completed 4th - 6th grade

Expect to travel through time, drifting with the continents, moving through the age of dinosaurs, investigating the days of the Lenape Indians, and delving into the impact of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, to trace the creek's story to this day.  The Perkiomen Creek has always been an important resource for the inhabitants of the Perkiomen Valley.   Leran more about what we can all do to preserve and protect it!

Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fee: $120 Members/$150 Nonmembers

Dates: (choose one week)
  Week 1 - June 18 - 22, 2018
  Week 2 - July 23 - 27, 2018

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Summer Sense-sations!

For 3-6 year olds and their favorite adult

This program is full.  If you would like to be placed on the wait list contact Linda Oltman at 610.287.9383 or

Does your 3 to 6 year old like to explore outdoors?  Listen to birds?  Watch curious little animals?  Make friends with green plants?  

This program is full of discovery walks, songs, activities, crafts and stories to learn more about this ‘wonder-filled’ season! 

Dates: June 11-14, 2018
Time: 9:30 -11:00 am
Fee per session: $40 Members/$45 Non-Members
*Pre-registration with payment required.  

We also offer a summer service learning opportunity for students who have completed grades 7-12.  Apply to be a Summer Assistant.

Thank you to Costco Wholesale for supporting Summer Science Academy!