Environmental Programs

Visit the Woodcock Creek Nature Center to enjoy our family centered, year round menu of Environmental Education experiences!


Coming up Next…

“The Progress & Plights of PA Bats”

Tuesday, October 24, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.   Note:  Children may take a bat house home (1 per household)

Educator Terry Lobdell will present a program about PA bats and how our populations are doing.  What challenges do bats face?  Also learn the bat basics!  In addition, Terry has bat houses to distribute.

“Basic Compass”

Wednesday, October 25, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Stainbrook Park Shelter #1

Can you use a compass?  If you can’t and want to find out HOW, register for this program.  Kathy Uglow, Crawford Conservation District, will teach the basics and then we will do some fun exercises to practice skills.  Eagle Scout candidate Joshua Crawford, Troop 254, designed a new course for us and we will give it a try!  Special thanks go out to Kennedy Welding for their generous support of this project.


“Lake Erie Shipwrecks”

Thursday, November 2, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Dave Boughton, Maritime Education Specialist, Pennsylvania Sea Grant, has been investigating ship wrecks in Lake Erie.  Come to this event and learn about what he has discovered and how he goes about it.  Let’s hear about what he has been finding on the lake’s bottom.

“Fall Nature Walk”

Wednesday, November 8, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Winter is on the way and so lets get outside and take a fun walk now.  Besides, you know what holiday is coming up and you want to be able to enjoy that pumpkin pie. We will get some fresh air and have good company for a walk that will take a little over an hour.  Wear appropriate clothing and shoes and meet Kathy Uglow, Crawford Conservation District, at the Nature Center parking lot.

“Twigs + T-shirts = Trivets??”

Tuesday, November 14, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Limit of 16 participants.

REPURPOSE those old T-shirts and use them to weave twigs together for a handy trivet.  This is a fun way to create a useful and unique item to take home just in time for hot fall and winter treats.  Kathy Uglow, Crawford Conservation District, will lead this fun activity.  Park of session may be outdoors.

“Turkey Talk” Children’s Hour

Tuesday, November 21   Either Class ONE:  10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  or  Class TWO:  2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Ages 3+   Limit of 8 children/session.  All children must have an adult present to assist.

It’s time to talk turkey!  This class will include a brief presentation about turkeys, followed by a story and craft.  Join Kathy Uglow for this fun program.

“That BEAVER Movie!”

Tuesday, November 28, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

This movie is FANTASTIC…sign up.