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, ext. 3 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!
  • Roots To Wings Preschool Programs: This award winning series is intended for preschoolers.  Every month in the series presents a new topic that engages little ones to explore nature.  Sign up for the series, or just a few.
  • New! Homeschool Programs 2017: Our Homeschool Programs are geared towards homeschool students in grades 1-4. The topics range so that students can expect to learn a variety of information about the environment. This is a DROP-OFF program. Sign up for all, or just a few, your choice. 
    Click Here for 2017 Homeschool Program Registration Form
  • Girl Scout Program Offerings Available Upon Request. 
    (Programs complete badge requirements.)
  • 2017 Seeds to Sprouts Garden Program:  A six 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!

 

 

  • Family Programs Winter/Spring 2017:
    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 ext. 3, or by emailing jbrooks@countyofberks.com.

 

  • Summer Camps -
 
 
 
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Our 2015 "Seeds to Sprouts" Garden Tenders!
We had so much fun during the 2015 Summer Camp programs! Check out what we were up to:
 
 
Thank You!
 
Thank you to the Tulpehocken Chapter, Trout Unlimited, Inc. and Cabela’s for their generous donation of children’s rain boots that will be used while conducting stream and pond studies within the Berks County Parks System. Due to their wonderful donation all children can now enjoy the amazing aquatic world located in their own backyards! We are overjoyed to have the opportunity to provide boots for them to aid in their explorations and hands-on discoveries while participating in our wonderful Environmental Education programs!
 
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Contact Jennifer A. Brooks, Environmental Educator for more information about these exciting programs.
484.509.2667 ext. 3