Introducing The SAGE Sessions!

Posted November 26th, 2014

Briar Bush Aging at Home – A Community Network is excited to announce a new community partnership with Briar Bush Nature Center–The SAGE Sessions! (Seasoned Adults Growing Environmentally)
Beginning in January 2015, Briar Bush will be sponsoring monthly events FREE for Aging at Home members. Non-members will be charged a $5 fee so be sure to join Aging at Home if you are not already a member! These events will be a great opportunity to socialize with other members, enjoy the beautiful peaceful environment of Briar Bush, and learn about fun and interesting environmental topics. Each session offers a chance for lively discussion and ends with a fun D.I.Y project that you can take home! Light refreshments will be served and ample parking is available.

If you are interested in attending any of The SAGE Sessions please call 215-302-9900 to reserve your spot!

 

Creating the Perfect Habitat for Winter Birds
Friday, January 30, 2015 1-2:30pm
Some birds migrate south for the winter while others stay and endure the harsh, chilly weather. Surprisingly, winter offers wonderful opportunities for bird watching out on the trails and even in your own backyard. Join us to learn more about our winter residents and how to create the perfect habitat for them during the winter months. Also, create a bird feeder to take home!!

Who’s Been Here? Discovering Animal Signs in Winter
Friday, Febrary 20, 2015 1-2:30pm
We may not see as many animals during the winter as we do during the warmer month, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t here. Animals leave clues of their presence in the form of tracks, scat, fur, feathers, bones, and even holes. Learn how to search for these clues and identify which animal left them behind. Also, create animal track sliced wood coasters to take home!

Forever Green: Understanding the Conifers
Friday, March 20, 2015 1-2:30pm
After viewing the beautiful blooms of spring and summer, we watch the bright and colorful leaves fall in autumn, Then, we are left with bare, deciduous trees and needle-bearing conifers. But what is the difference between these two types of trees? Why do conifers keep their needles instead of losing them? Learn more about the evergreens and their wide variety of uses. Then we will make white pine needle tea and chocolate bark bars with unique toppings to take home!

The Basics of Earth Stewardship: Reducing, Reusing, Recycling, and Composting Material and Food Waste
Friday, April 10, 1-2:30pm
Earth Day is near and it’s time to celebrate by making conscious decisions to reduce, reuse, and recycle our daily, household waste-including food. Learn more about the recycling programs in Montgomery County and how to compost food scraps to reduce waste. Remember, every action counts! Also, learn to make your own paper from paper scraps!

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