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.
What’s in a Year?
January 24, 2020
“In nature, every moment is new; the past is always swallowed and forgotten…” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most people fear change; it can make us feel nervous, uncertain, and uncomfortable. For nature, change is normal and necessary! Join us for a discussion relating to the natural changes that may occur within a year.
Tools of the Trade
February 21, 2020
You may think that Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, but fireflies were illuminating the sky long before then! For thousands of years, animals have possessed all kinds of “tools” that we humans have come to duplicate. From pliers and spears to heat-seeking missiles and airport sniffers, this month’s program will give you an up-close and hands-on perspective of nature’s toolbox!
March 13, 2020
The Keystone State got its nickname due to being the middle of the 13 original colonies that became the United States and has played a key role in the economic, political and social development of the nation. A plant or animal can similarly be the key to the health and development of whole ecosystems. Come learn about how some special species hold nature together, including examples from right here in the Keystone State.
April 24, 2020
Save the Earth, we only have one! Does the Earth really need saving? Maybe it needs saving….from us. Learn better practices of reduce, reuse, and recycle at this month’s SAGE talk. Obtain new ways of living that will better our environment. A little change to our daily lives will make a big impact to our world. We are all in this together.
Down and Dirty: What is Soil?
May 15, 2020
Parents usually call it dirt. Gardeners refer to it as soil. But, what is it, really? Marvelous mud or mundane muck? In this program, we will get down to the nitty-gritty, our noses (nearly) to the ground. Using microscopes, photos, and channeling a particular cooking show, Naturalist Mark Fallon will stir up some answers on the mysteries of soil.
SAGE Sessions will continue in September!