Please check the Penn State Health Guidelines page for the latest information about masking and the University’s ongoing COVID-19 response.

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

“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 on the Forestland Management Office page. 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.

Contact List
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 Aviary / 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 Joshua Potter
Educational Operations Manager
Rentals / Non-credit Programs / Financial and Administrative Inquiries Nikki Houck
Administrative Assistant
Operations Joshua Potter
Educational Operations Manager
Penn State Courses (814-863-2000) General Line
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
News/Media Requests Matt Caracappa
News & Communications Manager
All Other Inquiries General Inquiries