Environmental Programs

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


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“Hocus Pocus…Calendars become Envelopes!”

Wednesday, December 20, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Limit of 16 participants

Repurpose old calendars/magazines into beautiful envelopes!  Homemade cards and envelopes are a unique way to show you care with every message, and they make beautiful gifts.  Kathy Uglow, Crawford Conservation District, will lead this fun activity.

“YOU Make the Call Movie Matinee”

Wednesday, December 27, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Vote to choose what nature movie(s) we watch.  Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and join Kathy Uglow for a pleasant afternoon matinee and some snacks.


“Flint Knapping”

Wednesday, January 10, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Join us for this hands-on workshop.  Robert Briggs, Ft. LeBeouf Flint Knappers, will teach the techniques that have been used for such a long time.  You will also see collections of arrowheads and tools.


Wednesday, January 17, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Hoot! Hoot!  Who would like to learn all about owls?  If YOU would, sign up for this program!  Judy Acker, French Creek Valley Conservancy, will teach about owls and you will get to learn their calls, too.  We will also take apart owl pellets and see what we can identify.  Find out many amazing facts!


Tuesday, January 23, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

We welcome Linda Armstrong, Environmental Educator, PA DCNR, to the Nature Center for a program on raptors that can be seen around our NW PA area.  Learn how to identify them by calls, flight patterns and silhouette.  Then you can practice your skills the next time you are in the field!

“Trash 2 Treasure”

Wednesday, January 31, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Let’s explore some ideas about repurposing.  This program is a unique way to look at how to keep items out of the landfill and even out of the recycling.  Remember reduce, REUSE, recycle are the 3 R’s!  Join Kathy Uglow, Crawford County Conservation District, to have a relaxed, fun-filled hour of exploring the possibilities.  This event is appropriate for all ages.