Monday, March 9, 2015

Top 10 Things To Do this Week

March 10 Science After Hours at The Franklin Institute Survivor this event runs from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.! Due to the popularity of this event, it is strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out. To purchase tickets online, click the date of the event you want to attend and choose the print ticket at home option.  To purchase tickets over the phone, call 215-448-1200 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Next month ...Philadelphia Science Festival Kick off  Party!

March 11 HOMESCHOOLER DAYS at Bartram Gardens 10 a.m.  and 1 p.m. learn all about building nests. You'll experience the diversity of building techniques and material choices used by birds, then construct a nest of your own from materials collected on site. RSVP for the morning session: RSVP for the afternoon session: Free for Bartram members.  

March 13 and 14 Minding Your Mind Fundraiser at Booth's Corner Farmer's Market stop by for a 50/50 chance.

BirdPHILLY is an exciting new series of birding walks and events that will take place in locations across Philadelphia during 2015.  Facebook invite here.

March 14, 10:00 a.m. John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. A morning walk will be held at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge for those who wish to make a full day of birding in Southwest Philadelphia. This is a great time of year to observe the bald eagle nest as well as abunant waterfowl and sparrows. A great horned owl nest is often viewable at this time of year and often American bittern can be seen as well.Meeting Location: 8601 Lindberg Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19153.
March 14, 2:00 p.m.Fort Mifflin Historic Fort Mifflin is the best place to view the Delaware River south of Center City. We will look for waterfowl such as common loons and diving ducks.
Meeting Location: 82 Fort Mifflin Road, Philadelphia, PA 19153.

March 14, 6:00 p.m. Eastwick (meet at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge)Visit an hour before sunset to observe the flight displays of American woodcock at dusk. Eastwick is a city‐owned property consisting of old wet fields adjacent to John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. Meeting Location: 86th and Lindberg Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19153. Park at the dead end of Lindberg Boulevard (next to John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge).  

March 14 PI Day at The Franklin Institute 3.14.15 Early Museum Opening Time: 9:26 a.m. In celebration of Pi Day this year, the Franklin Institute will be opening its doors 4 minutes early. Why, you ask? Well, the first 8 digits of the number pi happen to be 3.1415926, so on 3-14-15 the museum will open at 9:26 am. Anyone present when the doors open will be entered into a raffle for a free family membership for one year. Location: Atrium

March 14,  Second Saturday Volunteer Day at Bartram Gardens 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Dig in at Bartram's Garden on the second Saturday of the month and assist our horticulture staff in a variety of seasonal projects that improve our legendary landscape.  Please bring a pair of gloves. RSVP to

March 14,  1 to 4 pm Fruit Tree Grafting at Bartram Gardens

Learn all the basics of fruit tree grafting from Dr. Lee Reich, author of Grow Fruit NaturallyLandscaping with Fruit, and The Pruning Book. Reich lectures nationally on horticultural topics and has worked for both the USDA and Cornell University as a soil science researcher. RSVP: Co-hosted with the Philadelphia Orchard Project. Discount for Bartram members.

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