Welcome to the County of Berks
 
 
The Berks County Parks and Recreation Department Environmental Education programs educate individuals of all ages through meaningful experiences. Placing an emphasis on hands-on activities, we focus on creating awareness about the natural world and how all living organisms are interconnected. Whether it's getting wet viewing aquatic life on our streams and ponds, or observing owls call to one another on a cold winter's eve, participants become fully immersed in our engaging and interactive programs.
 
Contact Jennifer Brooks at 484-509-2667 for more information on any of these programs.
 

 
  • School Programs: The Environmental Education staff offers programs to schools seeking to further their classroom learning with hands-on field trips and on-site programs.  Students can solidify new concepts with our experiential programs ranging from water quality to soil exploration, and everything in between!  Every student participates and walks away with a greater understanding of our environment!
  • Fall 2019- Homeschool Programs: Our Homeschool Programs are geared towards homeschool students in grades K and older. The topics range so that students can expect to learn a variety of information about the environment. This is not a drop-off program, adult participation is encouraged.  $8 per registered student. Sign up for all, or just a few, your choice. 
    Click Here for 2019 Homeschool Program Registration Form
  • Girl Scout Program Offerings Available Upon Request. 
    (Programs complete badge requirements.)
  • Seeds to Sprouts Garden Program:  A five month series dedicated to teaching children the wonders of growing their own food!  The Angora Fruit Farm hosts an organic children's garden, and the Seeds to Sprouts garden series shows children ages 6-10 the entire garden process from seed to delicious salad!  Cafe Sweet Street teams up to show children that food doesn't grow in supermarkets, and preparing simple foods from your garden veggies is easy.  Programs locations rotate from the Angora Fruit Farm garden, to Cafe Sweet Street in Reading.
  • NEW!  First Friday Footsloggin': Get outside and get active!  Join Environmental Education staff on a guided hike held the first Friday of each month as we enjoy the sights, sounds, and even smells of the forest during our excursion.  Staff will lead each hike and use sustainable trail etiquette with Leave No Trace ethics.  Discover the park through new adventures with new friends, and get moving!  In the event of inclement weather, the hike may be postponed.  Wear appropriate trail footwear and warm clothing, and bring plenty of water.  Meets January 4th, February 1st, March 1st, April 5th.

 

 

 

Family Programs 2019:
All Family Programs are offered as pre-registration only. Check individual events for cost and location. To pre-register for an event, contact Jennifer Brooks, Environmental Educator, at 484-509-2667, or by emailing jbrooks@countyofberks.com.
 

                                    Winter:

                                    

                                     Spring:

                                       Summer:

                • Box Turtle Program & Survey: June 22nd, 10AM
                • Fireflies: Fireworks in the Field: June 28th
                • Invasives Program: Focus on Spotted Lanternfly: July 12th, 6:30PM
                • Moth Mania: July 26th, 7PM
                • Twilight Tea & Storytime: July 27th, 7PM
                • Beautiful Bats w/ PA Bat Rescue: August 2nd, 7:15PM
                • Knee Deep in the Creek: August 3rd, 10AM                               

                                              

                                         Fall:

 

  • 2019 Summer Camps -

 

    


 
 
Contact Jennifer A. Brooks, Environmental Educator for more information about these exciting programs.
484.509.2667 ext. 3