Group Programs

The Nature Center has a wide variety of programs and tours available year round for adult and youth groups:

GROUP PROGRAMS FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS THRU 8TH GRADE

These 2-4 hour programs are open to groups of 10 or more. Each are designed to provide opportunities for participants to experience, study and enjoy nature. For more information about any of the following programs or to schedule your group, please contact us at (814) 835-5356 or Kathy Mosier – Educational Assistant. Make sure to fill out the form below or  download our inquiry form here.

Cost
$5.00 per child for a 2 hour program. $7.00 per child for a 3.5-4 hour program.

Fall Seasonal Discovery
How do animals and plants prepare for the coming of winter? Come to Asbury Woods to go on a Fall Detective Nature Hunt and look for clues to answer this question. Discover the changes in nature that occur during this beautiful season.

Snow Shoeing and Tracking Adventure
C’mon out and discover the beauty of Asbury Woods in the winter. Learn tracking skills and try out trekking on snowshoes just like the Native Americans and early pioneers.

Maple Syrup Time
Everyone loves maple syrup and students will love this sweet program. Learn to identify maple trees, hike through an operating sugar bush and experience syrup production techniques from Native American times to today.

Cool Summer Fun
Enjoy the cool shade of Asbury Woods during a summer hike along the trails. A trained guide will lead your group to discover our swamp, forest and field.

PROGRAMS AND TOURS FOR ADULT GROUPS

Adult groups may choose to explore the wide diversity of flora and fauna found along our 4.5 miles of trails and boardwalks or learn about out our green building that is complete with native plant gardens, live animal displays, and a living vegetative roof.

All group programs and tours are approximately 1 1/2 hour long.

Cost
$5.00 per person.

All group tours and programs must be arranged in advance by calling the Nature Center at (814) 835-5356. Minimum of 10 participants.

Topics include:

  • Green Building Design
  • Honeybees
  • Composting
  • Butterfly Friendly Gardening
  • Native Plants
  • Maple Syrup (February 15-March 30)
  • Learn How to Snowshoe (Seasonal)
  • Nature Center Exhibit Tour (Indoors)
  • Native Plant Garden Tour
  • Naturalist lead hike on Greenway Trail
  • Naturalist lead hike on handicapped accessible boardwalk

PROGRAM INQUIRY FORM:

Please complete the below form and submit it. Once we receive it we will check the date, time and program, and contact you to schedule your group.

CONTACT INFO

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Group or School Name (required)

Address (required)

City (required)

State (required)

Zip (required)

Phone Number (required)

PROGRAM REQUEST INFORMATION

Program Title/Topic (required)

Date of requested program (required)

Program Times: Choose a preferred start time: (required)
 9:30 am 10:00 am 12:30 pm 1:00 pm

Grade Level (required)

Fees: 1.5 - 2 hr Program: $5.00/person, 3- 4 hr Program: $7.00/person,
1.5 - 2 hr. program: $50 minimum, 3-4 hr. program: $100 minimum

Expected number of Children (required)

Number of Adults - No fee, we allow one adult chaperone per 10 children (required)

Does your group have any special requirements?

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Sept 1 - May 31
CLOSED MONDAYS

Tues. - Sat.
10 am - 4 pm
Sun. Noon - 4 pm

June 1 - August 31
Mon. - Sat.
10 am. - 5 pm
Sun. Noon - 5 pm

Trails Open Daylight Hours

4105 Asbury Road
Erie, PA 16506

(814) 835-5356

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