Mini-Macros

Van Scott Nature Reserve 571 Perkins Pond Rd, Beach Lake, PA

Join us at the Van Scott Nature Reserve as we explore the life of the insects known as macroinvertebrates! These insects play a huge role in the aquatic ecosystem. For this program we will be discussing the importance of these insects and how their variation can be an indicator of the health of the body of water we are studying. We will be going on a short walk down to a pond and stream to take a closer look at […]

Wildflower Women’s Healing Circle with Marlaina WillowWynd Donato

Van Scott Nature Reserve 571 Perkins Pond Rd, Beach Lake, PA

Connect with your inner Source and the sacred feminine in a safe circle of loving souls. Spend two hours of joyful, meditative ceremony with Marlaina, beginning with a ‘medicine walk’ before settling into a comfortable spot overlooking one of the Van Scott Nature Reserve ponds. Feel free to bring a chair, pillow, or blanket—and any small percussive hand instrument or bell. Come with a healing intention and a joyful commitment to receive a whole lot of joy and beauty! Wear […]

Fish of the Delaware River

Van Scott Nature Reserve 571 Perkins Pond Rd, Beach Lake, PA

Have you ever wondered what fish our eagles along the Delaware River are eating. what fish you may catch if you cast your line out in the water, or even the importance of the river for the life cycle of the freshwater eel? Join us as we discuss and identify many species of fish that live in the Delaware River. Space is limited and prior registration is required. Event fee is $5 for Conservancy members or $10 for non-members. Children […]

Finding the Rainbow

Van Scott Nature Reserve 571 Perkins Pond Rd, Beach Lake, PA

Have you ever observed how many colors are in the natural world around you? Do you think you can find all the colors of the rainbow in the woods? For this fun family event, join us at the Van Scott Nature Reserve and take a walk on the trails to see if you have the eye to spy all the colors! Space is limited and prior registration is required. Event fee is $5 for Conservancy members or $10 for non-members. […]

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk with The Botanical Hiker

Van Scott Nature Reserve 571 Perkins Pond Rd, Beach Lake, PA

*Please note, this event was originally scheduled for April 15 but has been rescheduled for July 15 due to weather.* Join certified herbalist Heather Houskeeper, aka the Botanical Hiker, in exploring the array of edible and medicinal plants at the Van Scott Nature Reserve. Heather will provide methods for correct identification, harvest, and preparation. Many of these plants are easy to recognize and may be found in your own backyard or on other favorite trails. Learn how to transform our […]

Cocktails & Conservation

Here & Now Brewing Company 645 Main St., Honesdale, PA

Join Delaware Highlands Conservancy staff for drinks, pizza, and appetizers at Here & Now Brewing Company in Honesdale, PA. Hear from Land Protection Coordinators Trey Talley and Kaylan Hubbard about the Conservancy's work to protect forests, farms, and waters in the Upper Delaware River region and how you can get involved. Space is limited and tickets are $10 per person. Stay after the event for live jazz at Here & Now! Register Now

Tranquility Circle with Tibetan Singing Bowls with Marlaina WillowWynd Donato

Van Scott Nature Reserve 571 Perkins Pond Rd, Beach Lake, PA

Bring a chair, pillow or blanket and join Marlaina for an hour and a half of easy, guided relaxation meditations, breathwork, and segments of sound healing while soaking up the beauty of the meadows at the Van Scott Nature Reserve. All adults are welcome. Event fee is $10 for Conservancy members and $15 for non-members. Register Now Marlaina “WillowWynd” Donato comes from a diverse background of healing modalities and artistic expression. Her deep spiritual connection to nature is woven into […]

Cyanotype Art

Van Scott Nature Reserve 571 Perkins Pond Rd, Beach Lake, PA

Looking for a new fun way to turn nature into art? Join us to learn about Cyanotype fabric and how to use it! Enjoy some outdoor exploration and create your own nature imprints to take home with you. Space is limited and prior registration is required. Event fee is $10 for Conservancy members or $15 for non-members. Children must be accompanied by an adult to attend the program. Register Now

Calm Kids Gathering with Marlaina WillowWynd Donato

Van Scott Nature Reserve 571 Perkins Pond Rd, Beach Lake, PA

Going back to school can be challenging, and kids ages 7-12 are invited to a fun, outdoor 1-hour “play date” where they will learn easy techniques to calm their nerves and build confidence. Marlaina invites parents to join the circle at the end for a brief discussion and a chance for children to put their new skills into action. Event fee is $10 for the first child and adult, $3 for each additional child, and $2 for each additional adult. […]

“Little Acorn” and Craft

Van Scott Nature Reserve 571 Perkins Pond Rd, Beach Lake, PA

Join our Education and Volunteer Coordinator Rachel Morrow as she reads the story Little Acorn by Melanie Joyce, which illustrates the life cycle of a tree. Following the reading will be a fun craft for everyone to create! Space is limited and prior registration is required. Event fee is $15 for the first adult and child; $3 for each additional child and $2 for each additional adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register Now

Van Scott Nature Reserve Scavenger Hunt

Van Scott Nature Reserve 571 Perkins Pond Rd, Beach Lake, PA

Join us for a Scavenger Hunt at the Van Scott Nature Reserve! Drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm to pick up the scavenger hunt booklet from the office. If you can answer all of the questions in the booklet while you explore the Reserve, you will receive a small prize! Happy searching! All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult to attend.

Mindful Family Yoga with Romping Radishes

Van Scott Nature Reserve 571 Perkins Pond Rd, Beach Lake, PA

Join the Conservancy and Romping Radishes Yoga instructors from The Cooperage Project for a gentle outdoor yoga practice designed to heighten our awareness of our thoughts and surroundings. Open to families with children of all ages, we'll enjoy some nature exploration, mindful and playful movement, and art-making inspired by our surroundings. The event will be held outdoors at the Van Scott Nature Reserve. Dress comfortably and bring something to sit on (blanket, yoga mat). No prior yoga experience is necessary. […]