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!
  • Roots To Wings Preschool Program 2019-20:​ 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.
  • 2020 Home School 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. 
  • 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.

 

 

 

Family Programs 2020:
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:

              • National Day of Unplugging: March 6th, 6:30pm
              • Mason Bee Program:​ March 21st, 10am-12pm
              • Animal Adventure Hour​: March 29th, 1-3pm
              • Eco Egg Hunt: April 1th, 11am
              • Amphibian Program: April 25th, 6:30pm
              • World Migratory Bird Day: May 9th, 9am
              • National Scavenger Hunt Day: May 24th, 1pm

                                       Summer:

                • Box Turtle Program & Survey: TBA
                • Fireflies: Fireworks in the Field: TBA
                • Invasives Program: Focus on Spotted Lanternfly: TBA
                • Moth Mania: TBA
                • Twilight Tea & Storytime: TBA
                • Beautiful Bats w/ PA Bat Rescue: TBA
                • Knee Deep in the Creek: TBA                             

                                              

                                         Fall:

              • Campfire Program: Animals of the Night: TBA
              • Girl Scout WOW Day: TBA
              • Pow Wow- Folk Medicine: TBA
              • Pizza & Pumpkin Party:TBA
              • Halloween Night Hike and Hayride: TBA
              • Leaf Peeper Hike: TBA
              • Resin Jewelry Workshop: TBA
              • Nature Crafts for Kids: TBA
              • Winter Solstice Celebration: TBA

 

  • 2020 Summer Camps - TBA

 

    


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