Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

Year-round, the 1,168-acre Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center offers programs for pre-schoolers through college students. Center staff also provide community programs on many subjects like natural and cultural history and outdoor recreation.

400 Belfast Rd, Nazareth, PA 18064








Robert Neitz



Upcoming Events

History of Snowshoeing

Learn how to snowshoe while learning the history of these helpful winter tools. If we don’t get any snow, we’ll focus on using trekking poles and hike in our...

1/20 10am
Outdoor Preparedness for Scouts

Scouts will learn how to prepare for being outdoors in winter as well as how to use snowshoes. We’ll go for a hike in snowshoes, stopping along the way to...

1/20 1pm
Eagle Watch

Join center educator Rick Wiltraut for this trip into the scenic Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in search of wintering Bald Eagles. Other...

1/27 8am
Snowshoe Saturdays

Snowshoes will be available for loan from 12:00 to 3:30PM on three Saturdays in February given we have at least five inches of snow cover. Whether we receive...

2/10 12pm
Winter Service for Scouts

Looking for service hours? Want to earn them while hiking or snowshoeing at Jacobsburg? Join us on an organized hike to patrol the trails for litter while...

2/17 9am

Recent Events

First Day Hike


First Day Hike


Recent Activity

Diana Gallucci Larkin

Diana Gallucci Larkin left a positive review 10/7/2017

The Cub Scouts really enjoyed visiting and learning about the Green Building.


Franchesca left a positive review 5/12/2017

Fun craft, interesting information session with a Senior Girl Scout and hike with Lauren made for a educational and great family event--interesting for adults and children alike.

Sharon O'Brien

Sharon O'Brien left a positive review 1/1/2017

This was a great hike! I have hiked in the park many times but learning about the history and environment gave me a whole new perspective.

Christine Roysdon

Christine Roysdon left a positive review 1/2/2017

Gorgeous day, bluebirds, amiable companions, great observations from Rick, a bit of snow and ice to provide a modicum of challenge. Ideal start to the year.

Anita Kraus

Anita Kraus left a positive review 11/5/2016

This was an excellent introductory course to building a fire with a flint and steel; building a debris shelter, and orienterering. Thank you, Andy!

Donna Longley

Donna Longley left a positive review 9/27/2016

the book was really good. Domonic led the way on the scavenger hunt. He really likes going to the "new spot". He even spotted changing leaves later on that day.

Donna Longley

Donna Longley left a positive review 9/20/2016

Great again. Domonic has been talking about moles all week.

Nichol Cafone

Nichol Cafone left a positive review 9/25/2016

Love this event and Look forward to the next one in 2017! Learn something new each year! Thank you so much!

Donna Longley

Donna Longley left a positive review 9/13/2016

Again my grandson was totally involved. You should hear him tell Mommy and Daddy about his adventure. He explains about everything and especially goes into detail about the scavenger hunts. He is able to explain why he was able to circle each thing on the paper. As a retired kindergarten teacher I especially liked the Busy Tree book.

Donna Longley

Donna Longley left a positive review 9/6/2016

I was unable to participate but have been on the walks in the past and enjoyed the exercise, the talks and the company.