Bringing a Natural Experience to You

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For teachers and group leaders who are interested in bringing an Asbury Woods experience to your location, we offer many exciting options.

Asbury Woods Anywhere

Invite nature to your next meeting by booking an Asbury Woods program for your group. An educator will come to you with a program tailored for your group’s interests. Popular adult programs include maple syrup production, natural history of native species, green technology, and beekeeping. Programs for youth groups cover a variety of topics including animal tracking, animal adaptations, and green technology. Contact Kelley Lang, Director of Education and Community Programs, at (814) 836-6178 or klang@asburywoods.org to schedule an outreach program for your group.

Asbury Woods in Your Classroom

Our outreach visits for schools are aligned with the Pennsylvania State Education Standards for Science & Technology and Environment & Ecology. An Asbury Woods educator will bring all the materials for a hand-on nature exploration in your classroom or school yard. For more information or to schedule your outreach program, please contact Sarah Lewis, School Programs Manager, at (814) 836-6186 or slewis@asburywoods.org.

Outreach program offerings include:

Pre-K

  • My Senses, My World: Explore how humans and animals use their senses to discover the world around them

K – 2

  • Squirmy Worms: An exploration of animal senses, decomposition, and vermicomposting
  • Why Pancakes Need the Sun: Photosynthesis and maple syrup production (includes a sweet treat for students!)
  • Can I Put a Habitat in My Pocket: What do plants and animals need in a habitat and how do they adapt to seasonal changes

3 – 5

  • The Mystery at Brown’s Farm: Use the scientific method and simple tools to discover what actually happened on a snowy winter night at Asbury Woods
  • What’s That Floating in My Food Chain: How are food chains affected by both positive and negative influences from natural occurrences and human impacts
  • Natural Resources Minecraft: Challenging students to use natural resources responsibly in a program styled after the popular “Minecraft” game



Asbury Woods is an Education Improvement Organization through the Education Improvement Tax Credit program (EITC). Thanks to the generosity of the donors to this program, we are able to offer outreach programs free of charge to the eligible districts listed below:

  • City of Erie School District
  • Corry Area School District
  • Fairview School District
  • Ft. LeBoeuf School District
  • General McLane School District
  • Girard School District
  • Harborcreek School District
  • Millcreek Township School District
  • Montessori Regional Charter School
  • Northwestern School District
  • Wattsburg Area School District

 

If you would like to know more about the EITC program or believe your school may be eligible to receive a free outreach visit but is not listed above, please contact Sarah Lewis at (814) 836-6186 or slewis@asburywoods.org.