Events with French & Pickering
In addition to land preservation, French & Pickering’s mission includes connecting people to nature. This is done through programming—both virtual and on the ground. We host more than 2,000 people annually at our free, environmentally-focused educational programs for children and adults. Several examples of past topics include tree identification, resource stewardship, bird watching, hawk and owl identification, waterfowl migrations and lanternflies.
upcoming Event calendar
Join us for free monthly virtual or in-person educational events. Topics range from bird walks to exploration of northern Chester County’s rich history. Click below to explore our upcoming educational opportunities. We hope to see you at a future event!
When the world shut down in March 2020, French & Pickering successfully took the highly regarded Third Thursday lecture series online! We invite you to listen to past programs and learn about the fascinating natural world of northern Chester County.
To support the conservation work that we do, French & Pickering hosts two major events each year—the French Creek Iron Tour and the Annual Auction Party.
Join the iron tour
Each year, more than 1,000 people anticipate French & Pickering’s French Creek Iron Tour. Their reasons include love of northern Chester County’s open space, community building and family connection, support for French & Pickering and personal health goals.
Join us in-person on November 4, 2023, for our annual auction party or participate in our online auction the week prior to the party. Each year we join together to raise funds by hosting a carefully-curated auction. You can participate by becoming a sponsor, donating an auction item or bidding to win!
Be the change. Join our community of support and contribute a monthly amount to our land conservation and educational efforts.