Streaming Nature for Adults

LIVE Virtual Program

Select Fridays from 1pm-2pm

$10/program

  • Friends of Briar Bush Members receive a 20% discount.

    • Purchase a membership at the time of registration to take advantage of discounted fees!

  • Abington Township residents receive a 10% discount.

Join a LIVE Zoom webinar with Briar Bush Educators to learn more on topics of interest relating to the environment. Watch on your computer or cast to your TV!

To register, call (215) 887-6603

M-F between 9am-5pm.

The Zoom link will be sent to your email one day before the program.

Medical Marvels

January 15, 2021

Educator: Katie Fisk

Across the entire world right now, the focus is on health. But far before COVID-19, scientists have been turning to nature for solutions to some of our most pressing medical needs. Not only have there been medical breakthroughs thanks to the natural world, but countless plants and animals keep us healthy in every-day ways as well. Tune in to this program to find out more. Doctor’s orders!

The Winter Wolf Moon

January 29, 2021

Educator: Ehren Gross

The winter nights are long and cold, but clear skies and shining stars bring a bit of wonder to the night. Learn about January’s full Winter Wolf Moon and enjoy a tour of the night sky constellations along with fables and stories from the comfort of your own home. Don’t forget to make a cup of hot chocolate as it’s sure to be a HOWLING experience!

Amorous Animals

February 5, 2021

Educator: Katie Fisk

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air—for animals, too. Log on with your sweetie, a virtual group of friends, or go stag for this unique and very explicit program! You’ll alternate between blushes and bouts of laughter as you are regaled with the bizarre behaviors and natural histories of amorous animals. We’ll talk faking it, bizarre endowments, just how DO porcupines mate, courtship methods, and yes, who really is the biggest in the animal kingdom (hint: it’s not you).

Maple Sugaring

February 19, 2021

Educator: Ehren Gross

The days may be getting a bit warmer, but the nights are still cold and trees are still dormant. Even in the cold, late winter can be the sweetest time of the year, so let’s tap into the source of something sweeter. Educator Ehren Gross will take you through the process of harvesting and processing maple syrup and share delicious recipes that come after!

Reading the Signs of Nature

March 12, 2021

Educator: Melissa Eldridge

It’s a thrill to spot wildlife while exploring in nature, but there’s no guarantee you’ll spot something every time. However, you can always find traces and signs of wildlife, even when the animals themselves are not visible. Sharpen your observation and investigation skills as you learn to read and interpret tracks, scat, holes, nests, and more!

Predators Aloft: Raptors

March 26, 2021

Educator: Mark Fallon

Can Senior Naturalist Mark Fallon answer your questions about raptors? If they are Canadian basketball players, no. Eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls? Probably! Come along for a virtual visit from one of our live raptor ambassadors and a raptor rap session.

Backyard Habitats

April 9, 2021

Educator: Katie Fisk

We’ve all been spending more time at home lately, so there is no better time for a backyard project to welcome more wildlife into your space! A pond that requires no maintenance and costs under $50? Flowers that attract hummingbirds and do not need extra watering? A hawk feeder?! Whether you live in a house with a huge backyard or rent an apartment with a cement patio, there are simple and inexpensive ways to attract wildlife to your home.

What's Blooming at The Bush?

April 23, 2021

Educator: Ehren Gross

Remember the saying, “April showers bring May flowers?” Discover the meaning of this saying by exploring the change in weather and the instruments that record it. Observe what’s “springing-up” around Briar Bush as Educator Ehren Gross leads you on a virtual walk along the trails.

Herpetology 101

May 7, 2021

Educator: Katie Fisk

Hooray for herps! Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians and in this week’s program, we’ll learn more about what sets these fascinating animals apart, as well as get to know some of our local herp friends. We’ll have some cameos from some of Briar Bush’s many reptiles as well. Hop to it!

The Nature of Families

May 21, 2021

Educator: Katie Fisk

Just like human families, families in the animal world all look very different. Some young stay with their parents for a long time, some are on their own from birth. Some parents work together to raise their young, while others are single parents, and for some it’s a whole family affair! Learn about all the fascinating diversity in animal families along with some very special animal guests.

Please note that virtual programs, including attendees' Zoom video, audio, and screen name, may be recorded. All or portions of the program recording may be shared through BBNC digital releases/website, etc. Individuals who do not want their identities to be captured are solely responsible for turning off their camera, muting their microphone, and/or adjusting their screen name accordingly. By attending this program, you consent to your name, voice, and/or image being recorded and to BBNC reproducing, distributing, and otherwise displaying the recording, within its sole discretion.