Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center is closed through May 15 as part of Penn State’s efforts to maintain public health and safety in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. University-sponsored events, including the Maple Harvest Festival and a number of public programs and school visits, are also canceled or postponed. For questions, please contact us at ShaversCreek@psu.edu. For the latest updates and information, visit: sites.psu.edu/virusinfo.

AURORA Registration Now Open

For nearly 25 years, AURORA has offered thousands of new students a distinct entrance into Penn State through five-day wilderness backpacking expeditions before the fall semester begins.

AURORA Registration Now Open

For nearly 25 years, AURORA has offered thousands of new students a distinct entrance into Penn State through five-day wilderness backpacking expeditions before the fall semester begins.

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Welcome to Shaver’s Creek

Located in the heart of central Pennsylvania, Shaver’s Creek has been connecting people to people and people to place since 1976. We provide educational and recreational opportunities for families, schools, corporate groups, and Penn State students. Come hike a trail, see live animals up close, learn about conservation, and enjoy our programs.

Shaver’s Creek is committed to extending Penn State’s Outreach mission of instruction, service, and research. Through quality programs, we teach, model, and provide the knowledge, values, skills, experiences, and dedication that enable individuals and communities to achieve and maintain harmony between human activities and the natural systems that support all living species.

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Explore nature every day

I spent some time outside yesterday. If you ask any of my friends or family about my connection to nature they would say, “Megan can’t go a day without exploring nature and telling us about it without any prompting!” However, at a time when social distancing and self-quarantining is essential, spending time outside for me…