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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!

Programs and Events Scheduled for
February - June 2019

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.  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

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

Call 724-935-2170 to register.

WEEKLY – North Park - Thursday Adult Nature Walk - 49th 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: Basketball Court/Ice Rink parking lot on Kummer Rd.

Latodami’s 2019 May -  June Public Programs

Thursday Adult Nature Walk
When: Every Thursday of the year, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: North Park Basketball parking lot on Kummer Rd.
Instructor: Allegheny County Naturalist Meg Scanlon
Cost: Free!
Size: No internet registration
Ages: 12 years and up
Info: Join Naturalist Meg Scanlon to explore the many unique historic and natural areas of North Park. No need to pre-register, just show up with a smile. Dress well for outdoor weather. Call for more information 724-935-2170.

Mother’s Day Floral Card Craft
When: Thursday, May 9, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: North Park Latodami Nature Center
Instructor: Allegheny County Assistant Naturalist Mackenzie Stec
Cost: Free!
Ages: 6 and up
Size: 20 people maximum
Info: Create “one-of-a-kind” sun prints using plants to make a beautiful card for your Mother to celebrate her special day. A parent or guardian must accompany their children. Dress well for outdoor activity. Call for more information 724-935-2170.

Young Nature Explorers
When: Tuesday, May 14, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Where: North Park Latodami Nature Center
Instructor: Allegheny County Naturalist Meg Scanlon
Cost: Free!
Size: No internet registration
Ages: Preschool age children, with parent
Info:  Hands-on activities, exploring the natural world. A parent or guardian must accompany their children. Dress well for outdoor weather. Call for more information 724-935-2170.

Young Nature Explorers
When: Tuesday, May 14, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Where: North Park Latodami Nature Center
Instructor: Allegheny County Naturalist Meg Scanlon
Cost: Free!
Size: No internet registration
Ages: Preschool age children, with parent
Info:  Hands-on activities, exploring the natural world. A parent or guardian must accompany their children. Dress well for outdoor weather. Call for more information 724-935-2170.

Stewards Of North Park
When: Saturday, May 18, 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: North Park Latodami Nature Center 
Instructor: Allegheny County Naturalist Meg Scanlon
Cost: Free!
Ages: 6 and up
Size: 30 people maximum
Info: Join us this day in making our park more beautiful. A wide range of service activities for all abilities. Great opportunity for Scout and community service individuals. All individuals attending the program must be registered. Dress well for outdoor activity. Call for more information 724-935-2170.

Seed Bomb - Make and Shake
When: Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: North Park Latodami Nature Center
Instructor: Allegheny County Assistant Naturalist Mackenzie Stec
Cost: $5
Ages: 5 and up
Size: 20 people maximum
Info: Create your own seed bomb craft. Throw your seed bomb outside to create a patch of flowers for birds and other animals in the area. A parent or guardian must accompany their children. Dress well for outdoor activity. Call for more information 724-935-2170.

“Over The Log” Nature Craft Series – Air Dry Clay Wind Chimes
When: Thursday, May 23, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: North Park Latodami Nature Center
Instructor: Allegheny County Assistant Naturalist Debra Rudolph
Cost: $10
Ages: 13 and up
Size: 15 people maximum
Info: Let's gather natural materials to imprint and paint on clay to create some wonderful sounds. A parent or guardian must accompany their children. Dress well for outdoor activity. Call for more information 724-935-2163.

Registration Start Date for Young Naturalist Programs
How to Register:
When:
Ages: 9 to 16
Size: 10 maximum
Info: Register for one program set only. Dates for three day summer programs:
1) June 24. 25, 26
2) July 15, 16, 17
3 August 5, 6, 7

Stewards Of The Park
When: Saturday, June 8, 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Where: North Park Latodami Nature Center 
Instructor: Allegheny County Naturalist Meg Scanlon
Cost: Free!
Ages: 6 and up
Size: 30 people maximum
Info: Join us this day in making our park more beautiful. A wide range of service activities for all abilities. Great opportunity for Scout and community service individuals. All individuals attending the program must be registered. Dress well for outdoor activity.  All individuals attending the program must be registered. Dress well for outdoor activity. Call for more information 724-935-2170.

Young Nature Explorers
When: Tuesday, June 11, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Where: North Park Latodami Nature Center
Instructor: Allegheny County Naturalist Meg Scanlon
Cost: Free!
Size: No internet registration
Ages: Preschool age children, with parent
Info:  Hands-on activities, exploring the natural world. A parent or guardian must accompany their children. Dress well for outdoor weather. Call for more information 724-935-2170.

Young Nature Explorers
When: Tuesday, June 11, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: North Park Latodami Nature Center
Instructor: Allegheny County Naturalist Meg Scanlon
Cost: Free!
Size: No internet registration
Ages: Preschool age children, with parent
Info:  Hands-on activities, exploring the natural world. A parent or guardian must accompany their children. Dress well for outdoor weather. Call for more information 724-935-2170.