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Education at Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

The Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center, operated by DCNR’s Bureau of State Parks, is dedicated to helping people develop a sound environmental ethic.

Since the early 1970s, the center has provided a wide variety of activity-oriented programs for students, teachers, adult groups, and individuals.

A typical school day brings several classes of students to participate in the center’s discovery and problem-solving approach to environmental studies.

Together, teachers and students explore different aspects of the environment and develop concepts and skills that help them become effective environmental decision-makers.

The center, often in cooperation with the Berks County Intermediate Unit or nearby colleges and universities, sponsors teacher in-service training and college-level workshops on environmental education curricula and current environmental topics.

As each season brings its own set of splendors, programs for the public are conducted by staff and guest resource professionals.

The C. H. McConnell Environmental Education Hall near the mansion is the indoor site for year-round programming.

Schools and groups should schedule field learning experiences as far in advance as possible.

School Field Lesson Topics for K Through 6th Grades (PDF)
School Field Lesson Topics for 6th Through 12th Grades (PDF)

A schedule of public programs is available at the center office. Explore the calendar of events for a listing of upcoming events at Nolde Forest.

For more information about the center’s current public and school programs or to schedule activities, contact the center.