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.


“Weathering the Storm”
Stormwater Workshop

PreK to Grade 12 Educators
Sponsored by PA DEP , WPNR, and PA DCNR

June 13, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Environmental Learning Center Barn
Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve

 Everyone can help reduce the pollution that stormwater carries into Pennsylvania’s streams and rivers. Attend the free “Weathering the Storm” workshop to learn and complete stormwater management activities from WET: In the City. Afterward, take home a copy of this curriculum and activities guide. While informative to all educators, this workshop may also be useful to municipal staff looking for community education ideas. Act 48 credit available for teachers.



Weathering the Storm Workshop flyerWP

“Screen to Stream”
Mine Drainage and Wetlands Workshop

Grade 6 to Grade 12 Educators
Sponsored by PA DEP , WPNR, and Saint Vincent College

June 21, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saint Vincent Gristmill Classroom
Saint Vincent College

Sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection, Screen to Stream will focus on the investigation of aquatic communities. Educators will be introduced to mine drainage chemistry, wetland and stream ecology, as well as the tools to monitor the restoration and protection of these environments.

An interactive virtual learning laboratory will be utilized in the field, along with activities from
Wonders of Wetlands and Project WET.

Act 48 Credits

Free Curriculum and Resource Materials

$100 Stipend

Monitoring Equipment and Classroom IPAD*

Classroom Support and Field Trip in 2019*

(*Available to Full Time Teachers Only)


Registration Required at

Screen to Stream Workshop Flyer