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This site was created, by volunteers, to inform the Public of Programs and to Educate the General Public about the Environment and Wildlife of Western Pennsylvania

New information is being added to this website continuously, please check back often as educational pages are created and updated!

For Programs and Events Scheduled for all of 2017, go to our "Handouts" page.

Here is a quick look at
 2017 public programs. 

Unless specifically noted, all programs are appropriate for any age individual and are outside. All programs require pre-registration due to limited space or materials. Registrants will be advised as to starting locations and appropriate attire. Although, our programs are “rain or shine”, visitors are encouraged to call 724-935-2170 for up-to-date information due to changes, cancellations or additions.

For over 49 years Latodami Environmental Education Center has been providing quality programming to schools, scouts, public and private groups year round, on or off-site. On site programs are offered in North Park, Deer Lakes and Hartwood. For information on programs, call 724-935-2170.

    “It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” —Robert Louis Stevenson

2017 PROGRAMS

All programs require pre-registration due to limited space or materials

Call 724-935-2170 to register.

For a complete listing for North, Hartwood and Deer Lakes Parks, go to the Handouts page and open the 2017 program listings

WEEKLY – North Park - Thursday Adult Nature Walk - 48th YEAR! Every Thursday of the year, 10 am to 12 pm. Are you looking to learn more about nature, would you like to meet new people that enjoy the out-of-doors? We meet rain or shine every Thursday of the year (excluding major holidays). No need to pre-register, just show up with a smile. Park and meet at the Ice Skating Rink parking lot off Kummer Road. No registration needed. Location: Ice Rink parking lot on Kummer Rd.

November 6 - Safety In Nature During Hunting Season - 10 am to 11:30 am. Hunting season is upon us, learn how to stay safe while still enjoying the outdoors. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register. Cost: Free. Instructor: Matt Trudeau, Assistant Naturalist. Program geared for families and individuals 10 years and up.
Last day to Register: November 3. Number of People: 15. Location: Latodami Barn.

November 6 - Safety In Nature During Hunting Season - 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Hunting season is upon us, learn how to stay safe while still enjoying the outdoors. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register. Cost: Free. Instructor: Matt Trudeau, Assistant Naturalist. Program geared for families and individuals 10 years and up.
Last day to Register: November 3. Number of People: 15. Location: Latodami Barn.

November 8 - Safety In Nature During Hunting Season 6:30 pm to 8 pm. Hunting season is upon us, learn how to stay safe while still enjoying the outdoors. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register. Cost: Free. Instructor: Matt Trudeau, Assistant Naturalist. Program geared for families and individuals 10 years and up.
Last day to Register: November 5. Number of People: 15. Location: Latodami Barn.


November 14 - Young Nature Explorers – for Preschoolers and Parent, 10 am to 11:30 am. Hands on outdoor explorations, stories, crafts and other adventures for young nature explorers. “Let’s get Ready for Winter”. Learn how plants and animals prepare for winter. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register. Cost: Free. Instructor: Meg Scanlon.
Last day to register: November 10. Registration limit: 10. Location: Latodami Barn.

November 14 - Young Nature Explorers – for Preschoolers and Parent, 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Hands on outdoor explorations, stories, crafts and other adventures for young nature explorers. “Let’s get Ready for Winter”. Learn how plants and animals prepare for winter. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register. Cost: Free. Instructor: Meg Scanlon.
Last day to register: November 10. Registration limit: 10. Location: Latodami Barn.

November 18 – “Native American Story Telling”, 12 pm to 1 pm. Bring the entire family for this enjoyable program presented by Lee Dingus of the Seneca Nation. Storytelling is an ancient tradition for all peoples to pass on and strengthen knowledge, morals and cultural information to young and old. Lee will tell stories of the region. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register. Cost: Free. Instructor: Meg Scanlon. Presenter: Lee Dingus.
Last day to register: November 14. Registration limit: 50. Location: Latodami Barn.

November 18 – Snohomish Story Pole, A Treasure from the Northwest, 1 pm to 2 pm. Come today to learn more about North Park’s historically and culturally valuable Story Pole, one of the last surviving poles carved by Tulalip Chief William Shelton. Earl Dingus of the Cherokee Nation will discuss the Story Pole’s history before and after its journey to North Park and retell a story or two of the carved characters. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register. Cost: Free. Instructor: Meg Scanlon. Presenter: Earl Dingus.
Last day to register: November 14. Registration limit: 50. Location: Latodami Barn.

November 21 - Wild Turkey - 6:30 pm to 8 pm. Learn about wild turkey. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register. Cost: Free. Instructor: Matt Trudeau, Assistant Naturalist. Program geared for families with children 5 to 10 years.
Last day to Register: November 18. Number of People: 15. Location: Latodami Barn.

For a word document listing of programs offered through the end of the year, go to the "Handouts"  page.


 
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