Meet the Creek

Get to know our animals and explore the natural world through our guided Meet the Creek programs.

Join Shaver’s Creek naturalists as they share many fascinating components of central Pennsylvania’s native flora and fauna. Each weekend, we’ll explore different themes that relate to changes in the seasons. Check out our social media for more details on upcoming programs.

Meet the Creek This Spring

Dates: Every Saturday and Sunday through May 26, 2024
Start Time: See start times for each program below
Length: Programs typically last 30–45 minutes

Exception: there will be no Meet the Creek events on March 2–3, March 9–10, and March 23–24.

For specific programming questions and/or accessibility concerns, please reach out to the listed staff contacts for more info.

Nature Explorations

Start Time: 11:00 a.m.
Discover Shaver’s Creek with one of our staff naturalists! Programs may include guided nature walks, hands-on activities, or educational presentations.

Program Contacts:
Kimberly Russell, Conservation Interpreter

Mary Krupa, Conservation Interpreter

Herpetarium Programs

Start Time: 1:00 p.m.
Join us in the Litzinger Discovery Room to learn about our reptile, amphibian, and invertebrate ambassadors and conservation efforts aimed at helping native species. It’s the perfect place to get a close-up look at a snake, turtle, frog, or toad.

Program Contact:
Alex Suleski, Wildlife Programs Coordinator

Aviary Programs

Start Time: 2:00 p.m.
Visit the Klingsberg Aviary to watch our animal trainers work with our resident birds and discover how we use positive reinforcement training and enrichment to ensure the well-being of our birds. Learn about species-specific behaviors and how you can support wildlife conservation at home and in your community.

Program Contact:
Alex Suleski, Wildlife Programs Coordinator

What you need to know for your visit:

  • Free and fun for all ages
  • No registration is required
  • Rain or shine — please dress for the weather
  • May take place indoors and/or outside on well-maintained trails
  • Restrooms and water stations are available
  • To best prepare for your visit, check out our visitor information page