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Welcome to Shaver’s Creek

Shaver’s Creek is in Transition!
The Center is undergoing the largest expansion and renovation project in its 40-year history.  We plan to have a Grand Reopening on Labor Day weekend 2018, and our regular Meet the Creek programming will continue then. Major renovations are wrapping up this spring, but we’re currently developing exhibits and installations for the Discovery Room(s) and bookstore, and our raptor center enclosures are gearing up for their own renovation. Summer camp is happening at Shaver’s Creek, but please be patient with our visitor center experience through 2018!

What’s Open?
The trails in Stone Valley Forest are still accessible by parking at Stone Valley Recreation Area. Our Penn State credit courses will continue either at the Center, at the University Park campus, or (for the AURORA program) in forests across the country! Outdoor School is a go in its familiar Camp Blue Diamond location, and Summer Camp returns to its familiar home of Shaver’s Creek in 2018. Please look for our traveling naturalists at public events like Arts Fest, Ag Progess Days, and various other events.

What’s New at Shaver’s Creek

Shaver's Creek is about to undergo the most significant expansion and renovation in its history, adding 3,200 feet of new, technology-enhanced classroom space, an expanded and redesigned exhibit room, more sustainable systems, and much more. Learn all about it and how you can help at

Latest Blog Post

Start of the sing-song season

Feb 20, 2018

by Madisen “Luna” Plunkert, Spring 2018 Environmental Education Intern With the next equinox just a month away from today, spring is beginning ...


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