Follow the trail inside the white pine forest!
In 2010, Fern Hollow teamed up with local graduate student
(Rosemary Stewart- Slippery Rock University) to create this fun outdoor play
space. This area was certified by the
Arbor Day Foundation as an official “Nature Explore Classroom” and was the
first certified nature play area of its kind in the state of Pennsylvania. This area is made up of several activity
stations which encourage imaginative play in the outdoors. Our official Nature Play dates are scheduled
weekly throughout the warm summer months.
Check Fern Hollow’s website for details.
Activities in the outdoor classroom are always changing but here are
some of the things you will find in our classroom all year long:
Tire obstacle course - Race your friends for the fastest
Crawl through tunnel - See what it’s like to crawl through
the forest like an animal
DIY natural music maker – “Pebble Harp”- Drop small rocks
down into the grooves on the top of this wooden to create a beautiful sounds.
Fossil pit with a giant sifter - Dig around and sift through
the dirt to uncover buried treasure or mammal bone!
Lean To Building –Use the sticks, pine needles and upright
posts to build yourself a shelter in nature!
Garden Watch Tower – Climb up into this wooden platform to
get a different view of the plants and critters living in our white pine
Giant Bird’s Nest – Check out our gigantic bird’s nest! This one is big enough for humans to fit
in! Pretend you are a baby bird waiting
for your mom to bring you some food or act like a momma bird and sit on one of
our giant eggs (they are really round rocks)!