SAGE Sessions for Seniors
Seasoned Adults Growing Environmentally
Sponsored by Briar Bush Nature Center in partnership with the Visiting Nurse Association
VNA's Aging at Home Members: Free
Briar Bush Members: Free
Join the Briar Bush Staff for an afternoon of discussion about interesting and relatable environmental topics. Light refreshments will be served. Ample parking is available.
To register, please call Briar Bush at (215) 887-6603.
Friday, September 20, 2019
The changing leaves of autumn colored brightly red and gold, also bring a warning of the coming winter cold. Learn about the greens, yellows, reds, and oranges of autumn. Which trees make the most color and why? All this and more at this month’s SAGE talk.
Poisons and Potions
Friday, October 18, 2019
October is the perfect month to talk about poisons and potions! Does essence of rhinoceros horn relieve fevers and lower blood pressure? Does mandrake root treat stomach ulcers or cause death? In this session, we’ll take a look at the use of plant and animal parts as medicine or poison in many cultures throughout time.
The Sixth Extinction
Friday, November 15, 2019
What causes species to disappear forever? Is it natural? How long might humans stick around? Most of us know of the extinction of the dinosaurs, one of the "Big Five" mass extinctions in the fossil record. But, did you know that scientists agree that we are in the midst of the highest extinction rate since then? With somewhat surprisingly little controversy, they also agree that current extinctions derive from human activities. Come discuss what the next few million years might have in store!
The Nature of the Holidays
Friday, December 13, 2019
Holly, reindeer, olive oil, and pine trees, these are just some of the many symbols of the holiday season. You may know which plants and animals represent the holidays and even how they came to be holiday icons; now learn a little bit about their natural history!
Check back for our January-May 2020 SAGE Sessions!