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.
: 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.
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 email@example.com.
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
- 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
Contact Jennifer A. Brooks, Environmental Educator for more information about these exciting programs.
484.509.2667 ext. 3