Welcome to the County of Berks

The Berks County Parks and Recreation Department Environmental Education programs educate children 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 connected.

Programs are designed to address the Pennsylvania Department of Education standards for Science and Technology and Environment and Ecology. Pre and Post-trip activities are available to further your students’ learning experience.

Classes are available at one of our sites or yours! See below for outdoor class options.

To view our current Environmental Education School Brochure click here: Environmental Education Program Offerings for Schools copy.pdfEnvironmental Education Program Offerings for Schools copy.pdf

We're all a-flutter about our new BUTTERFLY HOUSE!

Click Butterfly Garden.pdfButterfly Garden.pdf for more info about the butterfly house program offerings.

Berks County Park sites available for field trips:

Antietam Lake Park

Hundreds of acres of meandering streams, mature forest, and wetland areas make Antietam Lake Park a perfect setting for outdoor class use! Call for information on classes offered at this location.

Angora Fruit Farm

Located in the center of Antietam Lake Park, Angora Fruit Farm is a hidden natural treasure. Spring-fed ponds, access to Antietam Creek, naturalized meadows, and demonstration gardens make this site perfect. Pond, Stream, and Field programs are just a few classes available at this site. Call for more class options.

Berks County Heritage Center

Located off 183 near Bernville, the Berks County Heritage Center is a perfect location to introduce students to the aquatic environment in the Tulpehocken Creek. Field, Stream, as well as other classes are available at this site.

For more information or to schedule a program, please contact:

Jennifer A. Brooks, Environmental Educator