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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 May through August
 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 48 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 May through August

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 - 47th 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.

April 11 - North Park - Young Nature Explorers – for Preschoolers and Parent, 10 am to 11:30 am. “Spring Has Sprung”. We will laugh and play in the warmth of this spring day as we look for clues of new life. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register. 

April 11 - North Park - Young Nature Explorers – for Preschoolers and Parent, 1 pm to 2:30 pm. “Spring Has Sprung”. We will laugh and play in the warmth of this spring day as we look for clues of new life. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register. 

April 22 North Park – North Area Environmental Council Seedling Sale Pick Up Day, 9 am to 12 pm at Latodami Barn. See March 20th for ordering information.

April 26 – North Park - “Over the ‘Log’ Day” – Nature Craft Series with Miss Debra, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Join Assistant Naturalist, Debra Rudolph, for a short hike to forage for and learn about some of nature’s fascinating treasures to be used to bring out the artist in everyone. New projects created at each workshop for you to take home. Fun for young and old. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register.

April 29 - North Park – “Stewards Of The Park Day”, Volunteer Service Activity, 10 am to 12 pm. Call to find out how you can help North Park by volunteering on this day. Great for family and Scout groups. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register. 

April 29 - North Park – Gardens On The Island, 1 pm to 3 pm. Learn more about the wonderful new gardens on Marshall Island and each of their special purposes. Also, learn how you can adopt and plant a section for the growing season. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register. 

May 6 - North Park – Stories of the Seneca Nation, 10 am to 11 am.  Through storytelling, Lee Dingus, of the Seneca Nation, will teach us about the early people of the region. Stories are one of the ways the Seneca people use to pass on history, culture and moral lessons to younger generations. All ages will enjoy this program. 

May 6 - North Park – Spring Gardening, 11 am to 12 pm. You will learn more about Seneca culture by assisting us today in planting a special garden plot on Marshall Island. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register. 

May 9 - North Park - Young Nature Explorers – for Preschoolers and Parent, 10 am to 11:30 am. “Fun With Frogs And Polliwogs”. Get wet with us as we explore Latodami pond in our quest to get up close and personal with these slippery amphibians. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register. 

May 9 - North Park - Young Nature Explorers – for Preschoolers and Parent, 1 pm to 2:30 pm. “Fun With Frogs And Polliwogs”. Get wet with us as we explore Latodami pond in our quest to get up close and personal with these slippery amphibians. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register. 

May 24 – North Park - “Over the ‘Log’ Day” – Nature Craft Series with Miss Debra, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Join Assistant Naturalist, Debra Rudolph, for a short hike to forage for and learn about some of nature’s fascinating treasures to be used to bring out the artist in everyone. New projects created at each workshop for you to take home. Fun for young and old. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register. 

May 31 - North Park – Young Naturalist Programs Registrations for all programs in June, July and August start today at 9 am by telephone at 724-935-2170 until classes are filled. Limit of three children per call. There will be no exceptions to the registration procedure. No age exceptions. Each class is limited to 10 children, no repeats. Three day program with hands-on, outdoor experiences, investigations and adventures in field, forest and aquatic habitats. June 19-20-21, June 26-27-28, July 17-18-19, July 24-25-26, August 14-15-16. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm. For children ages 8 to 14 years.

June 10 - North Park – “Stewards of the Park Day”, Volunteer Service Activity, 10 am to 12 pm. Join us today to help North Park by volunteering. Great for family and Scout groups. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register.

June 13 - North Park - 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. “Flutterbys”. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register.

June 13 - North Park - 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. “Flutterbys”. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register.

July 8 - North Park – Nature Adventure – 10 am to 12 pm. Come with us today to explore the habitats around Latodami. Plants and creatures of all kinds will be discovered and discussed in this family friendly walk/talk.

July 11 - North Park - 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. “Bluebirds and Their Homes”.  Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register.

July 11 - North Park - 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. “Bluebirds and Their Homes”. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register.

August 4 - North Park – Evening Exploration – 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Venture out as diurnal animals and nocturnal animals are crossing paths in this twilight time. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register.

August 8 - North Park - 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. “Flowers and Pollinators”. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register.

August 8 - North Park - 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. “Flowers and Pollinators”. Call 724-935-2170 for more information or to register.

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


 
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