Group Programs


The Nature Center has a wide variety of programs and tours available year round for adult and youth groups. We are happy to work with group leaders to structure a visit that meets the needs and interests of your participants.

Group Programs for Youth

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 Kelley Lang, Education and Visitor Services Manager, at (814) 835-5356 or fill out the program inquiry form. We have a program fee of $6.00 per child for a 1.5-2 hour program and $8.00 per child for a 3-4 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. Meet the Asbury Woods animals up close and personal.

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.

  • Educational talks and guided hikes are approximately 1 1/2 hour long and cost $6.00 per person.
  • Programs that involve individual materials and equipment for each participant have program-specific pricing.
  • All group tours and programs must be arranged in advance by calling the Nature Center at (814) 835-5356. 
  • A minimum of 10 participants or $50 per group.

Topics include:

  • Green Building Design
  • Honeybees
  • Composting
  • Butterfly Friendly Gardening
  • Native Plants
  • Maple Syrup (February 15- April 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