Nature’s Engineer: American Beavers

When: February 19, 2022, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Where: Shaver\'s Creek Environmental Center, Petersburg, PA
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Did you know that American Beavers are considered “ecosystem engineers”? This is because beavers create dams to change streams into ponds. By changing the environment, beavers create habitat for other animals. They can also reduce the risks of flooding, droughts, and wildfires. Learn more about this semi-aquatic mammal and how they help freshwater habitats. 

This Science Saturday program will consist of an informational presentation with an indoor activity, followed by a nature walk to an active beaver dam at Shaver’s Creek.  

We will meet in the Weidemann Bookstore and Gift Shop in our visitor center at the start of the program. All ages, families, and individuals are welcome. Youth participants must be accompanied by an adult participant. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Please be aware that masking is required during the indoor portion of this event.


Registration is limited to 20 participants.

This event is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of Shaver’s Creek members.