Briar Bush Nature Center

Visit the 12-acre sanctuary at Briar Bush Nature Center for a day of nature activities. Take a guided seasonal nature hike, which focuses on topics such as insects, birds, plants, habitats, animal signs, and more. The nature center allows groups to see and touch animals up close in the Live Animal Program where they’ll learn about animal survival, how animals move, animal defenses, and animal diets. Groups can also explore the Briar Bush pond using microscopes and play cooperative games that build teamwork, safety, listening, leadership, and problem solving skills. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 1212 Edge Hill Road, Abington, PA 19001. Montgomery County. Tel: 215- 887-6603 ext. 17. Email: info@briarbush.org. Website: www.briarbush.org. Hrs: Mon.–Sat. 9AM–5PM; Sun. 1PM–5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee.

Nature Centers Fun Facts

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. In the United States, we use enough office paper each year to build a 10-foot-high wall that’s 6,815 miles long. That’s more than the distance from New York to Tokyo!

Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and trees, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

Follow up your trip by planting a tree or proposing a conservation program for your group.