Several times a year, Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve offers workshops for educators and the community. These workshops are designed to provide educational tools for educators to take into their classroom, passing on love for nature. They are also designed to educate the community on sustainable living and best management practices. We usually partner with other organizations such as Westmoreland Cleanways and the Pennsylvania Game Commission as well as Saint Vincent College faculty and staff. They are fun and educational and usually Act 48 credits are available. For more information about upcoming workshops, see below. If there is a workshop that you are interested in seeing us host at WPNR, or if there is one that you would like to provide, contact the Reserve at 724-537-5284.


PreK to Grade 8 Educators
Sponsored by PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry at Forbes State Forest

Saturday, February 24, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Environmental Learning Center Barn



Project Learning Tree is an environmental education activity guide for PreK to grade 8 students that engages students in hands-on, interdisciplinary activities.  PLT provides students with opportunities to investigate environmental issues and encourages them to make informed, responsible decisions.

Educators will be introduced and conduct activities from the curriculum guide; learn about forest ecology; conduct a field laboratory, and more!