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 Environmental Learning Barn at 724-537-5284.


Technology in Nature Workshop

April 10, 2017 4PM-5PM

Thanks to a PA DEP Education Grant for a Technology in Nature Initiative, WPNR has been able to purchase and utilize various technological tools into our programs. These tools will enhance our existing programs as well as peak the interests of children who may be more technologically interested.

By using technology in nature, children (and adults) are able to use portable devices as a ‘safety net’ of sorts when going outside. From simple apps like Mapquest for directions to digital field guides, geocaching programs, journaling, and more, it’s now easier than ever to fuse technology with nature for those kids who love their screens but need to get outside.

Families are invited to join us to learn how to integrate technology into their outdoor adventures and explorations. All are welcome to bring smart phones and tablets to see how to utilize these tools to enhance your outdoor experiences.

Registration is not required for this free event.