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Experience your favorite preserves on a whole new level.

Nature has been proven time and time again to have wonderful impacts on both our bodies and minds. The benefits of  recreation and getting outside include: 

  • reduction in anxiety and feelings of depression

  • increased self-confidence and self-esteem 

  • improvement in immune system

  • increase in productivity, creativity, and focus

  • improvement in the development of children 

  • increased feeling of community 

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We'd love to help get you and your family outside!

TLC has created a variety of guided outdoor activities intended to educate you on an environmentally-related topic with a focus on mental health.


Each excursion will include a short hike (unless otherwise specified), a mindfulness exercise, and an educational discussion. 


Join us on a Saturday morning to explore one of our preserves and to delve deeper into one of the topics listed below! 

If you'd like to schedule a Guided Nature Excursion, please contact Jennifer Kriesel

Guided Nature Excursion Topics

Introduction to Conservation

Learn more about your local environment! Choose between learning about land management, plant identification, or wildlife spotting!

Introduction to Recreation

Unsure about trying out a new activity? Let us make it easier! Our staff have expertise in a variety of activities. Choose between hiking, biking, birding, and fishing!

History of Chester County

Learn more about the Chester County and Kennett Square's history! This will include a hike and a discussion on a variety of historical topics like the Revolutionary War, the Underground Railroad, the Lenni-Lenape, and the development of the mushroom industry. 

Creative Pursuits

Get those creative juices flowing! Experience the outdoors in a more slow and mindful way by choosing between an introductory landscape art class, nature photography, and nature journaling!

Foraging & Food Is Medicine

Ever been curious on how to survive in the wilderness? Well this is a great start! Learn about native plants that are edible or can be used for medicinal purposes and learn how to identify and harvest them OR learn about seasonal produce and the basics of gardening and growing your own nutritious food!

Astronomy & the Local Night Sky

If you love to look at the stars, then this excursion is for you. Come check out the night sky with us and learn the basics of astronomy and the night sky, as well as some local constellation stories.

Geography & Geocaching

Learn how to navigate the outdoors via map and compass and then use your new skills to locate a geocache somewhere on the preserve!

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