Environmental Programs

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


Coming up Next…


“Frog Watch USA”

Thursday, February 23, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Frogs are important and in trouble!  Find out about an opportunity for volunteers to collect and report information about wetlands and frog and toad populations.  This is a nationwide program and you can be involved.  Chris Davis, Pitt Lab of Ecology, will present a program on this initiative.  You do not need to be a frog or toad expert to make an important contribution.  Help stop the decline of these important and treasured animals.



Wednesday, March 1, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Here is a chance to learn about an animal that you will NOT see in Crawford County!  Join us for a unique program by Professor Nina Thumser, Edinboro University Biology and Health Services Department.  Where are manatees found?  Are they aquatic or do they ever come on land? What are their habits?  Let’s find out all about these adorable creatures. We will get our questions answered.


Monday, March 6, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Are YOU afraid of spiders?  Or, do you appreciate their important role in “pest control?”  Let’s find out more about them!  Professor Matt Foradori, Department of Biology and Health Services, Edinboro University, will be teaching us all about arachnids.  Join us for this unique program.

“Arctic Adventures”

Wednesday, March 22, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

We will learn by experiences that Oceanographer Bill McComas had in the arctic area.  He has slides, pictures and tons of stories to share with us.  We will find out about glacial melting, discovering currents and even arctic animals, among other topics.  Join us for this adventure and bring your questions!

“Make Your Own Natural Toiletries”

Wednesday, March 29, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  $3.00 materials fee, Limited to 16 participants

Do you want to learn how to make natural dry shampoo, face scrub, deodorant and more!? Use ingredients that you probably already have on your shelves to make a variety of products.  The SEA (Allegheny College Students for Environmental Action) will share their recipes with you.  Make a product or two to take home!