Contact Us

Mailing Address:

Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
3400 Discovery Road
Petersburg PA 16669-2114

Penn State Campus Mailing:

Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
Main Building

Phone: 814-863-2000
Fax: 814-865-2706 (Please note: summer camp registrations must be faxed to the number on the camp registration form, not this number.)

“I found an injured animal. Help!”

Please contact the local licensed wildlife rehabilitator, Centre Wildlife Care, at 814-692-0004.

Camping at Stone Valley Recreation Area

For information on cabin rentals, lake activities, and other programs, visit the Stone Valley Recreation Area website. Stone Valley can be contacted by phone at 814-863-1164.

Stone Valley Forest

Information about public use of the 7,000 acre Stone Valley Forest can be found at Questions should be directed to or Joe Harding, Director of Forestlands at Penn State.

Specific Program Contact Information

If you have a question about one of our programs and can’t find the appropriate contact information below, please email, and we’ll try to connect you to the appropriate staff member. For specific programs, please address correspondence to the appropriate contact below.

Area of Interest Contact Name Contact Title
General Information / Bookstore
Siara Glenny
Visitor Services Steward
School Programs / Field Trips Alexa Sarussi
School Programs Coordinator
Team-building / Team Development Center Chris Ortiz
Program Director
Raptor Center /Animal Questions Jason Beale
Program Director
Program Registration (summer camp and AURORA) / Memberships Marie Taylor
Administrative Assistant
Program Director
Outdoor School Ellen Will
Program Director
Facility Maintenance Questions Brian Sedgwick
Facility Services Coordinator
Internships / Work-study Doug Wentzel
Program Director
Marketing / Website Justin Raymond
Marketing Coordinator
Rentals / Non-credit Programs / Financial and Administrative Inquiries
Nikki Houck
Administrative Assistant
Operations Joshua Potter
Educational Operations Manager
Penn State Courses Ruth Parson
Administrative Assistant
Summer Camps Tesha Omeis
Discovery/Explorer Camp Director
Maple Harvest Festival Laurie McLaughlin
Program Director
Enchanted Halloween Trail & Festival Tesha Omeis
Festival Coordinator
The Birding Cup Mark McLaughlin
Public Programs Jennifer Anderson
Public Programs Coordinator
Donations / Bequests / Endowments / Payroll Deduction Rob Butler
Assistant Director of Development
PR Contact Matt Caracappa
PR Contact
All Other Inquiries General Inquiries

Photo Share

Have any photos you’d like to share from a recent visit to Shaver’s Creek or of any tricky plants or animals you need help identifying? Submit them on our Photo Share page.

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