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Frick Environmental Center

2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
412-586-4576 www.pittsburghparks.org

April 2018

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Earth Day 2018 at Frick Environmental Center

April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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At the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, every day is Earth Day! In honor of international Earth Day, hundreds of Pittsburgh neighbors come to Frick Park for our free community celebration. See the full two-day schedule of events below. All events take place at the Frick Environmental Center unless otherwise noted. Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Earth Day 2018 at Frick Environmental Center | Schedule of Events Friday, April 20th 6 - 9PM | Community Campfire* Join us for an all-ages community campfire under the stars.…

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February 2019

Keep Moving! Tai Chi at Frick Environmental Center

February 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States

Tai Chi improves balance, muscle strength, and flexibility. Come out to the Frick Environmental Center to stay active and healthy. Registration is not required for this event. Sign up to receive email updates closer to the event. For questions, call Lan Tran at 412-586-4576 ext 102. Tai Chi at the Frick Environmental Center is made possible with the generous support of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.

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Story Time: Hello Squirrels!

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Squirrels can be seen scampering around Frick Park all winter long. Join a naturalist educator to read Hello Squirrels! Scampering through the Seasons by Linda Glaser and take a hike through the woods searching for squirrel signs. This program is suggested for families with children 3-9. Registration is required.

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Hike with a Naturalist: Owl Prowl

February 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Winter nights full of snow can be some of the most silent, peaceful, and beautiful moments outdoors, but as we enter the last part of winter, that silence is often broken by the hooting of secretive forest dwellers. Owls are supremely adapted for survival, but these skills take time to learn, requiring them to be the early-birds to nesting season. Join Naturalist Educator Stephen Bucklin on a dusk-to-dark hike through Frick Park in search of owls while learning more about…

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Free FrogWatch Training

February 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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This is your chance to become a FrogWatch USA volunteer! FrogWatch USA is a nationwide citizen-scientist program where volunteers help monitor frog and toad populations by recording and reporting information on their calling activity. At this training, you will learn how to: Identify the various calls of our local frog and toad species Identify a good wetland to monitor Record and enter your data into the FrogWatch USATM online database Once trained, FrogWatch USA volunteers will monitor a wetland of their choice…

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Discovery Time: Birds of Prey

February 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Red-tailed hawks can be seen almost daily flying above the Frick Environmental Center. Learn about them and other birds of prey between 1:00 and 3:00 through engaging hands-on activities. This is a family event that is suggested for all ages.

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March 2019

Keep Moving! Tai Chi

March 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 31, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Tai Chi improves balance, muscle strength, and flexibility. Come out to the Frick Environmental Center to stay active and healthy. Registration is not required for this event. Sign up to receive email updates closer to the event. For questions, call Lan Tran at 412-586-4576 ext 102.

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Nature School at Frick Park

March 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until April 5, 2019

Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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$100

In Nature School, children ages 3 - 5 are introduced to the plants and animals that live in Frick Park, and experience the wonders of nature through hands-on outdoor exploration and play. This is a drop-off program specially designed for children ages 3 - 5. Enrollment includes all five weeks (March 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5). Facilitated by early childhood naturalist educators, activities build upon the natural curiosity and joy inherent in all children as they explore the…

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Family Hike with a Naturalist: Frick Park Fairies

March 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Step into a world of magic and wonder during this hike through Frick Park. Join a naturalist educator on a quest for a fairy door and create fairy houses in the park using natural materials.

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Yoga at the Frick Environmental Center

March 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Breathe and stretch during this all-levels yoga class at the Frick Environmental Center. Free yoga at the Center takes place every third Sunday of the month from 1 - 2PM.

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Explorers Club Hillside Cleanup

March 30, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Each spring, experienced rock climbers and mountaineers from the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group use their climbing skills and equipment to safely remove litter on the steep slopes of Emerald View Park along Grandview Avenue in Mount Washington. This year, in conjunction with the Annual Hillside Cleanup, volunteers are invited to help with a guided spring trail cleanup in other areas of the park, removing litter and pruning vegetation along the trails. Volunteers should come prepared…

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April 2019

Keep Moving! Tai Chi

April 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on April 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm

One event on April 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Tai Chi improves balance, muscle strength, and flexibility. Come out to the Frick Environmental Center to stay active and healthy. Keep Moving! TaiChi at Frick Environmental Center is open to all ages. Registration is not required for this event. Sign up to receive email updates closer to the event. For questions, call Lan Tran at 412-586-4576 ext 102.

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Story Hike: Noise Frog Sing-a-long

April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Frogs and toads start to sing around the Frick Environmental Center in the spring. Learn about all the different sounds of these fun amphibians by reading the Noisy Frog Sing-a-long by John Himmelman, then taking a hike to listen for them in the park!

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Yoga at the Frick Environmental Center

April 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Breathe and stretch during this all-levels yoga class at the Frick Environmental Center. Free yoga at the Center takes place every third Sunday of the month from 1 - 2PM.

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Earth Day 2019 Walks and Hikes

April 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Location: Frick Environmental Center Get outdoors to enjoy a series of hikes and activities throughout Frick Park with expert naturalists. Brush up on your tree and mushroom ID skills; learn about critters in the litter; look for birds; and much more! Stay awhile and join us for nature play throughout the day.

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June 2019

Summer Hammock Hangout

June 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Where better to hang out in the summer than at the park!? The Summer Hammock Hangout is all about ways to chill and have fun in your parks. REI will be on site helping people try out hammocks. They'll teach you how to set up a hammock safely, both for you and the trees. XPogo will be bouncing around and Steel City Slackers will be helping you find balance in the parks. Free,

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Nature Play Date

June 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Join a naturalist educator in the Nature Play area between 1:00-3:00pm for a playful afternoon in the park. Each month different activities are provided, and you can always hang out in the shade of the dogwood trees building with loose parts materials or test your balance by climbing on stumps. This month we will be connecting with the From Slavery to Freedom garden on site. Take part in a garden scavenger hunt and help plant some vegetables. Best for ages…

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September 2019

Nature Play Date

September 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Join a naturalist educator in the Nature Play area between 1:00-3:00 pm for a playful afternoon in the park. Each month different activities are provided, and you can always hang out in the shade of the dogwood trees building with loose parts materials or test your balance by climbing on stumps.  This month we will be creating seed balls to throw into the meadow to help new meadow plants grow next spring!

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October 2019

First Friday Nature Walk: Fall Changes

October 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Join a naturalist at the Frick Environmental Center for this all-ages, relaxed hike through the woods. Take an hour out of your Friday to visit your park!

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Bump in the Night

October 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Children ages 3-9 and their adults are invited to join us for an evening of Fall-themed activities at the Frick Environmental Center. See and learn about nocturnal animals, sit around the campfire, carve a pumpkin, make luminaria, and go on a night walk! Families with young children are invited to Frick Park to experience the joys of nature at night.  Join us this fall for an evening of fun activities to enjoy as a family.  See and learn about nocturnal…

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November 2019

First Friday Nature Walk: Preparing for Winter

November 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Join a naturalist at the Frick Environmental Center for an all-ages, relaxed hike through the woods.

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Recess: A Community Conversation

November 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Physical movement and the freedom to play improves children's social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills. Children and their parents, and community members are invited to join the Recess Advocacy Team to discuss their school recess experiences. Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Frick Environmental Center, Classrooms One and Two 2005 Beechwood Boulevard Pittsburgh, PA 15217 The evening will include: conversation playful activities networking dinner, and more! Please register by November 4, 2019. For questions about the event e-mail…

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Full Moon Hike

November 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Enjoy a free moonlit stroll through Frick Park led by a naturalist. This relaxing one-hour hike is designed to connect participants to the cycles in nature and the seasonal phenomena each month brings. Registration is required for this event. This hike is geared towards teens and adults. Dogs are not permitted to join this hike. This hike is rain or shine. Weather-appropriate clothes and footwear with good tread are encouraged. The hike will meet at the Frick Environmental Center. We'll…

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Turkey Tales

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Gobble gobble! Autumn is a time that is often associated with turkeys. Come join us as we read "Little Tom Turkey" by Francis Bloxam, hike in the park to find turkey food, and learn how to call for turkeys. Free, but make reservations. Suggested for families with children ages 3-8.

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Family Hike with a Naturalist: Exploring Your 5 Senses

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...you! Come explore your natural superpowers, the 5 senses, at the Frick Environmental Center. See, touch, taste, smell, and hear nature both inside and outside. Dress appropriately for the weather with proper clothing and footwear necessary for a short hike. Meant for families with children ages 3-8. This event is rain or shine. Free, but reservations required.

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January 2020

Story Hike: ‘Big Tracks, Little Tracks’

January 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Jan. 11: Story Hike: “Big Tracks, Little Tracks”, Frick Environmental Center. Kids ages 3-9 will hear the Millicent E. Selsam story, followed by an exploration hike. Investigate animal signs with the use of a borrowed magnifying glass!

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Repair the World Series: Get to Know your Animal Neighbors

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Repair the World Series: Get to Know your Animal Neighbors, Frick Environmental Center. This series was designed for preschool and elementary kids, but all ages are welcome. Free, but registration required. Register Here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4751653  The Frick Environmental Center is partnering with Repair the World as part of their winter Know Your Neighbor series. Programs are geared towards families with kids pre-school and elementary age, however, older & younger siblings are welcome! Join a naturalist educator to read Two Blue Jays by…

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