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2022 Birding Cup Results

Another successful Birding Cup is in the books! Find out how many species were seen by birders across the globe, and much more.

2022 Birding Cup Results

Another successful Birding Cup is in the books! Find out how many species were seen by birders across the globe, and much more.

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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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Beyond Four Walls: A Journey of Teaching in the Outdoors through AmeriCorps

On a warm September day in 2021, a few short weeks after starting my position as an AmeriCorps outdoor educator, I found myself in the middle of the woods with a class of fourth graders on a field trip. I stood there as we were eating lunch, reflecting on how exactly this all happened.