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  • Saw Whet Owl Banding in Sewickley Heights Boro Park

    Tue, Dec 01 2015

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Fern Hollow is pleased to announce that our Natural Outdoor Classroom, is the first certified "Nature Play" area in Pennsylvania as certified by the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimension Research Foundation.  Bring the kids and enjoy the shade of our White Pine Forest as you dig in our fossil pit, build lean-to, test yourself in our challenge area, or enjoy some berries from our community garden.  Program is FREE and open to the public. Look for days and times for the upcoming spring season!



Fern Hollow Nature Center is a place where individuals, groups and families can come to enjoy the outdoors.  This gateway to the area park system provides educational opportunities aimed at helping adults and children understand and appreciate our environment. 

 Since 1997, Fern Hollow Nature Center has been a valuable educational and environmental resource in the community.  With over 5,000 visitors each year, the Center provides the community with unique learning opportunities and a wonderful facility for events. Programs are held on the grounds, in the area parks and often in the region’s vast creek system. Programming includes family programs, adult programs, nature walks, community events and also educational programming for local schools. In addition, Fern Hollow offers a self-guided nature walk and a Natural Outdoor Classroom, which is the 1st “Nature Play” area in Pennsylvania and the 44th in the Nation as designated by the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation.  The Classroom includes a Nature Play Area with different challenge activities for young children, an Apiary, and a Community Garden.  In 2011, Fern Hollow will add a self-guided Native Tree Walk that boasts 30 different varieties of trees.

There truly is so much to discover at Fern Hollow Nature Center

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