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This Week in the Watershed 1/17/21

Although most in person events are canceled due to the pandemic, plenty of virtual events are happening across the watershed this week! Check out our list for some of the events you might enjoy from Sunday, January 17th through Saturday, January 23rd. Join local parks and environmental centers and celebrate Dr. MLK Day, attend a virtual art opening, and learn how to manage those pesky lanterflies. Remember you can always click over to the events tab at GoPhillyGo.org to find more upcoming events.


All Long Weekend - Celebrate & Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

There are many virtual events happening this MLK weekend. Read our blog on ways you can celebrate and learn about Dr. King and his legacy with programs from local environmental centers, museums, and more!

Sunday at 10:00 am - Virtual Greenhouse Yoga 

Join Fairmount Park Conservancy for this free all levels yoga class! Normally this class is held in Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, but due to the pandemic it’s happening over zoom, so you can take part from the comfort of your home. Can’t make it this Sunday? You’re in luck. This yoga class will be happening every Sunday throughout January.

Tuesday at 1:00pm - Animals in Winter: Exploring Insects

Tune in to the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge’s Facebook page to learn about what insects do in the winter with John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Ranger Wingyi. 

Tuesday at 6:00pm - Cheryl Beth Silverman Lecture with Corina Newsome

Join Corina Newsome for the final event in the Academy of Natural Sciences’ Environmental Justice Week as she discusses underrepresented communities in wildlife conservation and environmental education. This virtual conversation will include time for live questions from guests. 

Thursday at 1:00pm - Managing Lanternflies: How You Can Help

Are spotted lanternflies the bane of your existence? Learn how to prevent the spread of this invasive species this winter during a virtual program from John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. 

Thursday at 7:00pm - Citizen’s Eye Virtual Art Opening

Join the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education for the opening of their virtual exhibition Citizen’s Eye, a communal photo album with more than 400 images of nature taken during the pandemic. Reflect on the art exhibition and ask questions to a great collection of panelists.