Streaming Nature for Adults

LIVE Virtual Program

Weeknights from 7pm-8pm


  • Friends fo 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!

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

Johnny Appleseed

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Educator: Ehren Gross


Johnny Appleseed: American pioneer, botanist, nurseryman, and legend. Johnny Appleseed is best known for introducing apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ontario, and beyond. Join us to learn about the process of cidering, baking crumb cake (recipes included), and more.

Call to register!

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm: (215) 887-6603

The Spotted Lanternfly

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Educator: Mark Fallon


Poster child of pests, it is trendy to hate this invasive insect, but what is its story? How did it get there? From where did it come? What are its effects and what can we do about it? Nature caretakers and other curious folks will get a bit more depth of knowledge the spotted lanternfly in this informative talk.

Venomous and Poisonous

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Educator: Katie Fisk


It's one of the most common nature-related questions: is it venomous/poisonous? This month we'll explore the venomous and poisonous plants and animals of Pennsylvania, how these defenses work, and just how dangerous these toxins are to humans.

Myths and Legends

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Educator: Melissa Eldridge


October brings crisp nights, warm drinks, and scary stories by the fire. How did the bear get its short tail? How did the deer get its antlers? Why did the turtle fly south for the winter? Discover the stories behind these interesting legends and quiz yourself on animal myths this Halloween season!

The Plants Are Out to Get Me!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Educator: Mark Fallon


No, they cannot run after you. But plants, in many ways, can be bothersome, aggravating, and downright predatory. Poison, venom, and ambush exist in the world of flora as well as fauna. Join us to help avoid annoying or even dangerous plants in our area.

Deceit and Lies

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Educator: Ehren Gross


Animals and plants like to play hard to get. Is it hide and seek, false advertising, or a big game of Peek-a-Boo? Join Educator Ehren Gross for an interesting talk of the deceitful lies our natural world plays on us. Learn about orchid flowers that look like insects to encourage pollination, caterpillars that look like snakes to scare off predators, and other mimicry techniques. See the lures of alligator snapping turtles which use their tongue as bait as well as snowy egrets wiggling their toes to attract fish. Discover how animals like our very own Virginia Opossum in North America play dead. Keep your eyes open or you'll miss it. Don't be tricked!

ID Spree

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Educator: Katie Fisk


“What’s the difference between a ____ and ____?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions of the Briar Bush education staff. Turtle vs. tortoise? Rabbit vs. hare? Vulture vs. buzzard? How about a snake vs. a legless lizard? This rapid fire, information bonanza will beef you up on all sorts of nature trivia to impress with at your holiday gatherings.

Winter Wonders Trivia

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Educator: Melissa Eldridge


Do bears hibernate? Can hibernation occur during the summer months? Do monarch butterflies overwinter in Mexico? Test your knowledge of the winter season with a friendly game of trivia!

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