In September, PRC will conduct a variety of adult environmental education classes in both virtual and in-person formats.
Online instruction will include:
BACKYARD COMPOSTING WEBINARS – September 1 and September 7 for individuals living in southeastern and southwestern PA (bin pick up in Delaware County and Allegheny County)
WATERSHED AWARENESS/RAIN BARREL WEBINAR – September 9 for Individuals living in southwestern PA (barrel pick up in Allegheny County)
RECYCLING & WASTE REDUCTION WEBINAR – September 14 for individuals living throughout the Commonwealth (free webinar)
PRC plans to reintroduce in-person instruction in September by conducting four Backyard Composting workshops in southwestern Pennsylvania:
BACKYARD COMPOSTING IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS – September 15 at Fern Hollow Nature Center; September 20 at Buffalo Inn in South Park; September 21 at Parish Hill in North Park; and September 25 at Bedner’s Farm & Greenhouse
“We’re excited to return to in-person learning and will introduce safety measures to reduce the number of interactions occurring between event participants and staff and enable PRC to offer a nearly contactless event,” according to PRC Education Program Coordinator Nancy Martin. “We ask that all participants wear masks and maintain a safe social distance from other workshop participants. If the Covid situation so dictates, workshops will transition to webinars. If you register for a workshop but are not feeling safe as the class time approaches, we are happy to change your registration to an online webinar.”
To register for a PRC webinar, visit prc.org/programs/webinars or e-mail email@example.com.
PRC conservation workshops are sponsored by
BACKYARD COMPOSTING (online and in-person options)
Learn the benefits of backyard composting, including the overall process, methods for setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance and ways to use finished compost. Course fee includes instruction plus a FreeGarden EARTH compost bin, which features an 82-gallon capacity ideal for both urban and suburban settings. Cost: $70 includes webinar instruction and one compost bin. Pre-registration is required.
BACKYARD COMPOSTING WEBINAR SESSIONS
Wednesday, September 1, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 7, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
BIN DISTRIBUTION IN SOUTHEASTERN AND SOUTHWESTERN PA BY APPOINTMENT (Individuals will register for a time to pick up compost bins after completing online instruction.)
IN-PERSON BACKYARD COMPOSTING WORKSHOPS
Wednesday September 15, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Fern Hollow Nature Center, Allegheny County
Monday, September 20, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Buffalo Inn at South Park, Allegheny County
Tuesday, September 21, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Parish Hill at North Park, Allegheny County
Saturday, September 25, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Bedner’s Farm & Greenhouse, Washington County
WATERSHED AWARENESS/RAIN BARREL WEBINAR
Discover how to harvest rainwater from your roof, store it in a barrel and use it in the landscape. Learn about problems associated with stormwater runoff and techniques to reduce your contribution to watershed pollution. Course fee includes instruction plus a FreeGarden RAIN 55-gallon easy-to-install rain barrel. Cost: $80 includes webinar instruction and one rain barrel. Pre-registration is required.
WATERSHED AWARENESS WEBINAR SESSION
Thursday, September 9, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
BIN DISTRIBUTION IN SOUTHWESTERN PA BY APPOINTMENT (Individuals will register for a time to pick up rain barrels after completing online instruction.)
FREE “RECYCLING & WASTE REDUCTION” WEBINAR OPEN TO RESIDENTS LIVING THROUGHOUT PENNSYLVANIA
PRC will offer a free “Recycling & Waste Reduction” webinar on Tuesday, September 14, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The online workshop will answer common questions surrounding recycling issues such as curbside collection, hard-to-recycle materials and pharmaceutical disposal.
Learn recycling best practices by joining the webinar from ANYWHERE in Pennsylvania.
Cost: FREE Pre-registration is required.