Public Programs and Events

March 2019

Maple Harvest Festival

When: March 23, 2019 – March 24, 2019
Come celebrate the first harvest of the new year with Shaver’s Creek! Since 1984 we have hosted our Maple Harvest Festival and Pancake Breakfast to help people learn about the maple sugaring process — both in colonial times and the...

Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey

When: March 30, 2019
Do you have interest in learning and participating in a statewide citizen science project in your own backyard, nearby park, or in the classroom? Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey (PARS) needs your help! Whether you’re a skilled scientist or an...

Local Food and Agriculture: Human Nature Series

When: March 31, 2019
Buying food locally is good for our bodies, our community, and our planet! If you are interested in shopping for local food, volunteering on a farm, or growing your own food… this is the workshop for you! This series of...

April 2019

Migration Morning

When: April 3, 2019
Join us in looking for spring migrants and learning about bird song!

Crooners and Coffee at the Creek: Songs to Welcome Spring

When: April 7, 2019
Ian Marshall, Joe Pillot, and Nate Gates will kick off a new series of music events in the new Hamer Classroom. Local musicians, good community! Please let us know if you think you'll make it. The event is free thanks...

Introduction to Fly Fishing

When: April 8, 2019
Join Kyle Winey, a local fly-fishing guide in the Huntingdon County area, for a fun night of fly-fishing basics. This workshop will provide attendees with the basic knowledge and resources to begin fly fishing in their spare time. Fly-tying techniques,...

Migration Morning

When: April 10, 2019
Join us in looking for spring migrants and learning about bird song!

Earth Day Work Day

When: April 14, 2019
Join Shavers Creek Environmental Center in celebrating Earth Day by being outside and getting your hands dirty! This year's Earth Day Work Day runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. Our Raptor Center renovation project is...

Using Nature as a Tool for Childhood Development: Human Nature Series

When: April 14, 2019
In our increasingly virtual world, kids are playing outside less than ever before… and the effects are apparent! Discover how the natural world offers the perfect environment for children to build strong bodies, minds, and senses. This series of public...

Migration Morning

When: April 17, 2019
Join us in looking for spring migrants and learning about bird song!

Migration Morning

When: April 24, 2019
Join us in looking for spring migrants and learning about bird song!

Therapeutic Benefits of Nature: Human Nature Series

When: April 27, 2019
Nature itself offers a wide range of health benefits. Join us and learn how simply spending time in nature can affect your mind, body, and spirit! This series of public workshops will help our community to understand the countless benefits...

May 2019

Migration Morning

When: May 1, 2019
Join us in looking for spring migrants and learning about bird song!

Migration Morning

When: May 8, 2019
Join us in looking for spring migrants and learning about bird song!

Physical Activity in the Outdoors: Human Nature Series

When: May 11, 2019
There are so many ways to be active outdoors. Discover incredible outdoor recreation activities available in the surrounding area, talk with local outdoor recreation experts, and even try some of these activities for yourself during this adventure filled workshop! This...

June 2019

Naturiotism

When: June 27, 2019
The natural diversity of the United States ranges from scorching deserts to dramatic snow-capped peaks. In between is an amazing array of landscapes, plants, and animals that have helped define the American experience. Jason Beale, our Director of Animal Care, will take...

Crooners and Coffee at the Creek: Songs to Welcome Summer

When: June 30, 2019
Jason Adams, Jason Beale and Eric Burkhart continue our new music series in the Hamer Classroom and look forward to sharing some tunes with all! Please let us know if you're thinking of joining! This is a free event; donations...