Environmental Programs

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


Coming up Next…


“Soil Painting…Outdoors!”

Thursday, June 29, 4:30—5:30 p.m., Stainbrook Park Shelter #1

$2.00 materials fee, Limit of 16 participants                                                                                                                                    

If you like to paint and would be intrigued by a process that allows you to use soil as an artistic medium, then you should sign up for this class. Kathy Uglow will teach you a bit about soil, as well as how to prepare the soil paint, and then everyone can create a small painting or two. Fun!


“Fish Printing on Tote Bags”

Thursday, July 6, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

$3.00 per bag, Limit of 16 participants

Learn the history of fish prints and then make a tote bag to use during your busy summer!  Kathy Uglow, Crawford Conservation District, will present this program.

“Bat Count”

Thursday, July 13, 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Local bat enthusiast and educator Terry Lobdell will present an outdoor program on bats and bat houses and then we will count the bats who emerge from our Nature Center bat houses at dusk! Find out how our population of Little Brown Bats at the Nature Center is doing as we monitor their numbers every July. Information and numbers of little brown bats from our bat count will be submitted to the PA Game Commission.

“Family Fishing”

Thursday, July 20, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join the Crawford Conservation District and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission for instruction, casting and fishing! All supplies will be provided! You do not need a fishing license for this PA Fish and Boat Commission sponsored educational event. Open to all ages and will be held rain or shine.

NOTE: SPECIAL ONLINE REGISTRATION — Please register with PA Fish and Boat Commission: http://www.fish.state.pa.us 

Questions? Call Chad Foster at (814) 336-2426.

 “Butterfly Walk”

Wednesday, July 26, Choose either Session One (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.) or Session Two (2:00 – 3:00 p.m.)  Please note which session when you register…thanks!

Put on your walking shoes and some sunscreen and join Kathy Uglow, Crawford Conservation District, for a butterfly walk. Let’s talk and learn about butterflies and then do some scouting!