Environmental Programs

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


Coming up Next…


“Pond Owners Workshop”  (At Bossard Nature Center, Rt. 198 across from Woodcock Dam)

Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. – noon. $5 Registration Fee.  Call Brian Pilarcik at 814-763-5269 for more information and to register.  Learn more about pond and lake management.  Find out about weed control and fishery management strategies that work.  Talk to resource professionals about your pond or lake.


Wednesday, March 28, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

We will welcome Cale Kunick and some 4-H students and their rabbits for a wonderful program just before Easter.  This will be fun for all ages!


“Herb Garden Greenhouses”

Tuesday, April 3, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  $3 Materials Fee, Limit of 18 participants

Let’s get planting!  We will each start four herbs and place them into little “greenhouses” to take home.  Kathy Uglow, Crawford Conservation District, will lead this program.

“Nature Journaling”

Thursday, April 12, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., $Materials Fee, Limit of 20 participants

Pleasant weather is on the way… it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air and beauty that surrounds us.  Nature Journaling lets you record your personal thoughts about what you see, hear, touch and experience while outside.  Kathy Uglow, Crawford Conservation District, will present on Nature Journaling and then we will make small journals you can use to start your own personal adventures this spring.

District Annual Tree Sale Pick Up Day

Friday, April 20 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., at Home Show Building #1 at the Crawford County Fair Grounds.  Extra trees are available!


Monday, April 23, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand!  Allegheny College Professor Scott Wissinger, Biology Department, will bring several different types of local salamanders to visit the Nature Center.  If you want to learn all about these interesting creatures, don’t miss this program!  Be ready to check them out close up.