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This Weekend in the Watershed 1/23

You made it halfway through the week, and GoPhillyGo wants to help you plan an outdoor activity for the weekend. Parks need a little help this time of year to get ready for winter. We made a list of some of our favorite volunteer events happening this weekend, and as always you can find even more events on the GoPhillyGo Android app and mobile site. Double down on your commitment to a healthy environment, and use GoPhillyGo to get there sustainably!

Winter Bird Series: Lecture and Owl Pellet Project - Cobbs Creek Park


Downstairs will we have a lecture about winter birding geared towards adults. Upstairs in the lab we will dissect owl pellets to learn about what owls eat. Children 8 and above welcome. Afterwards we will take a short walk to listen for owls. Fri., Jan 24, 6pm

Winter Birding Series: Field Trip At FDR Park


Meet at the boat house near the parking lot by the Swedish Museum to observe winter waterfowl and winter songbirds. FDR Park is located on Packer Ave. with entrances near 20th St. and Broad St. This event is hosted by the Cobbs Creek Environmental Education Center. Sat., Jan 25, 10am to 12pm

Lunar New Year 


Gong Xi Fa Cai! New Year! Bonne année! Shanah Tovah! Join us on Lunar New Year for a family-friendly exploration of the connections between traditions, time, tools and the water around the world. 

- Create your own rotating calendar to explore the differences — and similarities — between calendars used across the seas.

- Cleanse your spirit and usher in good luck with water-based New Year’s traditions from around the world.

- Try your hand at calligraphy with Robert Hsu

- Explore the Nile Alive! Did you know our modern calendar has historic ties to the Nile River’s annual floods?

- Bring in the Year of the Rat and help us celebrate Chinese New Year!

The celebration and other activities are included with regular Museum admission.

Sat., Jan 25, 1pm to 3:05pm

Access to Science: Opening Doors to Autism - Academy of Natural Sciences


Visitors on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the museum before the crowds.

Visitors on the autism spectrum and their families are invited to experience the museum before the crowds. You can visit with the dinosaurs, explore our children’s discovery center Outside In, and wander through the dioramas at your own pace.

Museum Stories (images and descriptions of our exhibits) are available to provide you and your children with visual and written information about your upcoming visit to the museum. They can be found on our website at http://www.ansp.org/visit/plan/accessibility.

Pre-registration is required (same-day registration is available onsite). If you would like to attend, please contact our visitor services department at 215-299-1060 or AccessToScience@ansp.org. Please provide the following information: contact name, email, phone, total number of attendees, number of children and their ages. To ensure a positive experience, space is limited!

Co-sponsored by Philadelphia Autism Project. Sun., Jan 26, 9am to 11am