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

Animal Habitats for Scouts

What do animals need to survive and how do they find these things at Jacobsburg? We'll explore these topics and more as we focus on what makes a habitat....

3/25 10am
Geocaching for Scouts

Learn how to use a hand-held Geographical Positioning System Unit (GPS) to find hidden caches at Jacobsburg! This program is best for scouts ages 10 and up...

3/25 2pm
Family Night - Frog Find and Salameander

Do you know what an amphibian is? Discover what makes this group of animals and the vernal ponds that they depend on unique. Vernal ponds are temporary...

4/7 6:30pm
BioBlitz 2017!

Have you ever participated in a BioBlitz? A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a...

4/8 8am
Signs of Spring Hike

Looking for a way to beat the winter doldrums? Join us as we search for wildflowers, new plant growth, migrating birds and other signs of spring. Be prepared...

4/15 3:30pm

Recent Events

Winter Plant Hike


Recent Activity

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.

Spirit Rutzler

Spirit Rutzler left a positive review 7/17/2016

Well organized event that was a partnership between DCNR and Wildlands Conservancy. Boats were provided as well as transportation back to the cars. Safety crew was available and helpful, all of the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The entire trip was well planned and went smoothly. This was a great activity for the whole family. Let's get together and do it again soon!