Guided Tour of Rare Regal Fritillary Butterfly Habitat

When: Saturday April 11 from 1:00-3:30
Where: Fort Indiantown Gap (10 miles north of Lebanon Valley College)
Cost: Free

Participants will have the opportunity to visit the habitat of the only Pennsylvania population of rare Regal Fritillary butterflies, which are found at Fort Indiantown Gap. The tour also will include information about restoring native grassland habitat across Pennsylvania and current efforts to raise Regal Fritillary caterpillars from eggs in the laboratory in partnership with ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park and Temple University.

Fort Indiantown Gap is the only live-fire, maneuver military training facility in Pennsylvania. It balances one of the region’s most ecologically diverse areas (with more than 118 species of concern) with a military mission that annually supports 19,000 Pennsylvania National Guard personnel and more than 130,000 other states’ Guard, military, law enforcement, and civilian personnel each year.


Make Your Own Chocolate in the Chocolate Lab

When: Friday April 10 from 3:00-4:30
Where: The Hershey Story Museum, downtown Hershey
Cost: $8.50

The Chocolate Lab at the Hershey Story Museum has put together a special class for PA Academy of Science members. In order for liquid chocolate to harden at room temperature, it must be tempered. You will learn how to hand temper chocolate and create your own chocolate bar, all while learning about crystal formation and the physical chemistry involved. The fee also includes admission to Hershey Story museum, so come early and learn all about the history of chocolate as well as Milton Hershey and the company, town, and world-renowned school that bears his name.