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Wed, Jul 26


Soaring Eagle Wetland

Wellness Wednesday: Nature Sketching

ADA Accessible. At Soaring Eagle Wetland. Presented by Ann Taylor-Schmidt. Co-sponsored by Strawberry Fields.

Wellness Wednesday: Nature Sketching
Wellness Wednesday: Nature Sketching

Dates & Times

Jul 26, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Soaring Eagle Wetland, 6543 S Eagle Valley Rd, Julian, PA 16844, USA

About the event

Soaring Eagle Wetland - Maps and Destination Information

Join us for Wellness Wednesday: Nature Sketching with Ann Taylor-Schmidt! Ann will lead you in nature drawing as meditation, beginning with an invitation to study our thoughts or nature questions, and opening up new perspectives through self-reflection, drawing or writing. This location and activity are ADA Accessible.

About Our Instructor:

Ann graduated cum laude with a B.S. in art ed, first teaching elementary art. Then, she worked in the graphic-arts printing industry, continuing to take grad courses, painting and showing. She worked for Penn State marketing communications and public relations, retiring from the University’s StratCom Office of Social Media. Taylor-Schmidt has taught an annual Penn State nature journal drawing workshop for two decades. She has instructed both adult and teen students on her own, and through the Art Alliance. Ann enjoys photography, bonsai and selling her polymer clay art jewelry creations and teaching through her business Ann Taylor-Schmidt  Artworks.

About Our Co-host:

This week's supporting co-host for Wellness Wednesday is Strawberry Fields. Founded in Yarnell, PA in 1972, Strawberry Fields, Inc. continues a long 40+ year history of serving the community by providing quality community-based and residential services to children and adults with disabilities.

Important Location / GPS Information:

To find the Centred Outdoors events, set your GPS for 6543 South Eagle Valley Road, Julian PA.

The entrance is not well-marked. Look for the Centred Outdoors flags and directional signs when approaching the address. You must cross over the railroad tracks when first entering the lot.

There is a secondary portion of the wetlands that is on the opposite side of the road, about 1 mile from the Soaring Eagle Wetland. That area is called the Galen and Nancy Dreibelbis Viewing Area. That area is not part of our guided outings, but you can visit there anytime on your own!

How to Prepare:

  • Sturdy shoes and a filled water bottle (32 oz. or more per adult) are recommended for all outings. Water filling stations are not available at most locations.
  • Sun and insect protection recommended such as sunscreen, insect repellent, long sleeves/pants, or hat.
  • Limited Cell Service at this location - bring or download maps to use offline.
  • Shuttle Van Service available for some outings - see Transportation.
  • Need Gear? Reserve items from our Gear Library.

Join our free, guided hikes at Soaring Eagle Wetland on:

Sunday, July 23rd at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.;

and Thursday July 27th at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Our Wellness Wednesday: Nature Sketching activity will take place at this location on July 26th at 6:00 p.m.

For self-guided explorations, the trails are open to the public throughout the year.

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