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Posted: Tuesday Jan 31, 2012

January 31, 2012 

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at Saint Vincent College will sponsor an Outside Your Frosty Window presentation in February and a Tai Chi workshop in March as part of the Saturdays at the Barn programs.

Environmental Education Director Angela Belli said, “The events allow the community to explore nature on many levels and in many ways.”
An animal and plant informational session on Saturday, February 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. will end the six-session series on how animals and plants survive winter in Pennsylvania. Outside Your Frosty Window will review how animals in Pennsylvania survive four distinct seasons and the drastic changes between them. The program will be led by Ali Klofta, a senior at Saint Vincent College majoring in environmental science.

A Tai Chi workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 3. Living “With” the Seasons, a two-hour Qigong (Tai chi) workshop will focus on the postures that represent the five elements in nature – fire, water, earth, mineral/air/metal, and wood.

Presented by Linda Vucelich, Qigong is an energy practice that represents each element and goes through the cycle of the seasons, each with an energy associated with it. Registration is required and the fee is $30 per person.

A Food, Land and People Educator Workshop on Saturday, March 31 will focus on agricultural and environmental awareness. Food, Land and People is coordinated and sponsored by the Office of Environment and Ecology, Pennsylvania Department of Education. Participants will receive a FLP curriculum manual. Registration deadline is March 15.

For more information or to register visit www.wpnr.org or call the Reserve at 724-537-5284.