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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’ll still have many of our programs running during this time, but the Center itself is closed throughout 2017.  Please see below or wander through our website to learn more about what is and isn’t available during the construction.

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 will return 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 Closed?
The Visitor’s Center building, Raptor Center, public restrooms, and parking will be closed throughout 2017. Sadly we are not able to host our community festivals in 2017, but please look for the return of the Fall Harvest Festival in 2018!

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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