News & Happenings

First visit to McKaig for twin brothers

posted Jul 12, 2016, 12:37 PM by Park Ranger

First time at McKaig, Dominic and Harry had a very fun time at the "beach". Mom said "this is such a beautiful place" and said her family will become members today! See map reference White 21

Harry and Dominic having fun at the "beach"

Teens from Church of the Savior perform service on the trails

posted Jun 29, 2016, 7:46 PM by Park Ranger

40+ teens from Church of the Saviour in Wayne spent the morning adding stream gravel to control erosion on the Cadet trail by Peter's bridge (map reference white 20) Thanks to all and especially Student Ministry Pastor Brian Kinney for coordinating the students.

50th reunion of Roberts School class of 1966

posted Jun 5, 2016, 12:42 PM by Park Ranger

From as far away as CHINA, 16 members of Roberts School class of 1966 reunited at Old Roberts Schoolhouse for some fun reminiscing.

Joined by their 6th grade teacher, Mr. Prinzivalli, the group viewed pictures of the area from 50 years ago and even sang their 1966 graduation song.

Looking forward to seeing you at your next reunion!

42 High School Students in the woods for a day, what could possibly go wrong?

posted May 28, 2016, 1:26 PM by Park Ranger

Upper Merion High School biology students visited on Friday for a day of education and fun.

In the morning, students assembled at Old Roberts Schoolhouse for a short class on rain water runoff and erosion. Further instructions was given on ways to control storm surges and other conservation efforts.

The students then grabbed some tools and headed out into the woods to the base of Monkey Rock (map reference white 26). Dividing up into several teams, they completed several erosion control projects along with revitalizing parts of the Cadet trail.

So, what went wrong wrong? Nothing, it was a great day to see students learning outside of the classroom while helping the community. A huge thanks from all of us at McKaig Nature Education Center.

Visit the enchanted trails of McKaig Nature Center this weekend and see what the students accomplished.

McKaig Maintenance Morning - June 4th 9am - 11:30am

posted May 25, 2016, 4:56 PM by Park Ranger

For those who want to help make McKaig Nature Center and Old Roberts Schoolhouse more enjoyable to visit, we will be performing some maintenance and beautification projects.

Join your neighbors and friends for a couple of hours during National Trails Day June 4th. Meet in the Roberts School parking lot a 9am. We'll have most of the equipment needed, please bring personal safety equipment (eye protection, gloves) and water.

Go take a walk on National Trails Day

posted May 25, 2016, 4:43 PM by Park Ranger

Join us for this free event, come visit the trails of McKaig Nature Center. Most first timers all say just about the same thing "I've lived here for .... and can't believe I've never visited. This place is huge and a such world apart from the bustle of the suburbs" 

Members will be on hand to help you get started and hand out trail maps.
For those who are well acquainted with the Nature Center, see the improvements made and rekindle the joy of walking in the woods. 

We expect the laurels to be in full bloom.

Please check out this neighborhood wonder on June 4th, National Trails Day.

Festival under the Stars - Join us on June 10, 2016

posted May 24, 2016, 11:20 AM by Park Ranger

Each year, all of the work done, improvements made, and inspiration gathered comes together at McKaig Nature Center's annual event. The event serves as a time to celebrate the year's accomplishements, gather new ideas for the future and, finally, gain support to allow those ideas to become a reality. 

For those who are well aquainted with the Nature Center, the trails and our events, please join us to continue our efforts. 

For those who are new to McKaig and all that it offers, the annual event is the perfect time to gain famililarity with a neighborhood wonder. 

Yet again, the trails will be lit by luminaries for a special, magical, twilight tour. We'll gather around some local BBQ and cocktails to hear about experiences on the trails and whats new for the preserve. Bid on your favorite silent auction item, sign up to volunteer or simply enjoy the lovely outdoor evening as we present 

McKaig Nature Center's Festival Under the Stars

Luminary Trail Walk

A big hit last year, this year's event will again feature a twilight tour of the trails themselves, marked with flameless luminaries. Last year's walk was described as "magical" on several occasions and is a highlight of the event. 

The walk is not mandatory, but highly encouraged! While the walk is over the smoothest part of the trails, we do encourage guests to consider their footware and clothing choices accordingly. 

As such, the event attire is business casual

Roberts School Class of 1966 reunion

posted May 19, 2016, 6:50 PM by Park Ranger

The 1966 graduating class from Roberts Elementary School will be holding their 50th reunion at the Old Roberts School House on June 4th. 
They will enjoy lunch and a walk in McKaig Nature Education Center. Congratulations! 

Garlic Mustard - please help with removal

posted May 18, 2016, 10:31 AM by Park Ranger

Help with removing some invasive plants (read: weeds) while visiting the tranquil trails of McKaig Nature Center.

Garlic Mustard plants are scattered throughout the woods, mainly in the more sunny areas. They are easily pulled by the stem. They have tiny white flowers at the top and the seeds are in the "horns" right below.

Please deposit them in the trash cans located at the entrances since the seeds can lay dormant for several years.

Note: by mindful of poison ivy since they often live close to each other.

Join us at the "Festival Under the Stars" June 10, 2016

posted May 10, 2016, 2:55 PM by Park Ranger

The McKaig Nature Education Center Board of Directors is pleased to invite you to attend the Annual Gala "Festival Under the Stars", a fun filled garden party, to be held on Friday, June 10th, at the Old Roberts Schoolhouse in Wayne, PA.  We are very much looking forward to having you join us.  

This year’s festivities will highlight the trails themselves as part of National Trails Month with a luminary lit walking tour as well as inside peek of the Old Roberts Schoolhouse. In celebration of the extraordinary work done this year, much of which will be presented at the event, McKaig is hosting a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. The event will also feature a silent auction, which will include, among other things, a weekend sailing cruise and original, McKaig-inspired art.

This $35 per person celebration is not limited to members; please encourage your friends and neighbors to attend!  This gathering is quite an exceptional opportunity to get an intimate look at the beauty of McKaig while enjoying what should be an unforgettable evening. Purchase tickets by Friday, June 3rd.

Visit here for tickets

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