Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center is closed as part of Penn State’s efforts to maintain public health and safety in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. For questions about cancellations, program changes, or virtual delivery due to the coronavirus pandemic, please contact us at ShaversCreek@psu.edu. For the latest updates and information, visit: virusinfo.psu.edu.

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Lilace Mellin Guignard reflects at sites around Shaver’s Creek.

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Lilace Mellin Guignard reflects at sites around Shaver’s Creek.

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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.

Upcoming Events

Latest Blog Post

To Reach the Spring

On December 9, 2020, we will be joined by environmental activist and writer Nathaniel Popkin to discuss his new book, To Reach the Spring: From Complicity to Consciousness in the Age of Eco-Crisis, newly released on December 1, 2020. You can read the preface of To Reach the Spring in this post to familiarize yourself with Nathaniel and his work prior to the event.