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

Family Night - Stream Search

Get your feet wet in the Bushkill Creek while searching for the tiny critters that live there. This program is best for families with children ages 5 and up....

6/30 6:30pm
Butterflies of Jacobsburg

Please join Bill Grant, local butterfly enthusiast, as he leads a walk through the fields of Jacobsburg in search of local species of butterflies. ...

7/1 10am
Native Garden Volunteer Day

Why are native plants important? Native plants do a better job of providing food and shelter for native wild animals than do introduced plants and protect...

7/1 1:30pm
Family Night - Blinking Lights on Summer Nights

Are you mesmerized by the flashes of fireflies during warm summer evenings? Would you like to know what the flashes mean or what you can do to improve...

7/14 8:30pm
Tuesday Trails

Get moving after work with a brisk hike at Jacobsburg! These guided monthly hikes are 2 to 2.5 miles over uneven terrain. Dogs are welcome to hike on a...

7/18 5:30pm

Recent Events

Tuesday Trails


Recent Activity


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.

Donna Longley

Donna Longley left a positive review 9/6/2016

I totally enjoyed the outing. Domonic really warmed up to
Andy and wanted to show him everything. The activities and book were very good. He couldn't stop talking about it when his mom got home.