Jennings Environmental Education Center

Jennings offers a full range of educational programs. A unique attraction at the center is its relict prairie, which includes the spectacular and well-known prairie flower, the blazing star. The relict prairie ecosystem is rare in Pennsylvania. Visitors should try to visit in late July or early August when the prairie is in full bloom.

2951 Prospect Rd., Slippery Rock, PA 16057-5023

Phone

724-794-6011

Website

dcnr.state.pa.us

Twitter

@jenningseec

Region

West

Manager

Wil Taylor

Email

jenningssp@pa.gov

Upcoming Events

“Naturally Grateful” Wonder Walk

It is the season for giving thanks, and certainly we can be thankful for the many ways that the natural world amazes, connects and sustains us. Are you...

11/24 10am
Nature Detectives: Mining Mysteries

Families are invited to become “nature detectives," exploring evidence left behind by people from a time long past. Like detectives, we can read these clues...

12/3 2pm
DIY for the Birds

The do-it-yourself spirit is alive and well, and visitors can use their interest in handcrafted projects for good at “DIY for the Birds” at Jennings...

12/9 9am
Winter Wonder Walk

Do you want to show out-of-town visitors a local scenic area over the holidays? Are you looking for some outdoor activity for the kids during their school...

12/28 10am
First Night Hike

Ring in the New Year at Jennings Environmental Education Center! Enjoy the first night of 2018 with this family friendly hike followed by hot apple cider...

12/31 10:30pm

Recent Events

As the Crow Flies

11/19/2017

Recent Activity

Beth McKinstry

Beth McKinstry left a positive review 2/25/2017

We brought Boy Scouts from Pittsburgh and they walked the 7 mi. morning hike. It was most enjoyable. There was room for the afternoon History hike, so they did that one, too! Only one piece of cherry pie each, though. Spent about 20 minutes with Mike Homza, the Frenchman, who took time with them to explain how efficient the French were when traveling. Something the scouts should learn to do when camping! Thank you very much. We hope to join you again next year if not before on the North Country Trail. Special thanks to Joyce Appel for her suggestions and to Ms. Lubold, ranger for helping with registrations.

Maria Moore Poremski

Maria Moore Poremski left a positive review 2/25/2017

The long hike was great..And Eric the guide was awesome .

Dan

Dan left a positive review 2/25/2017

First time out with the group.. Enjoyed it

Eliza Jayne

Eliza Jayne left a positive review 2/11/2017

I attended this event with my 14 year old son. We had an amazing experience! We learned so much in the classroom, that we were able to identify and tap our own tree using the provided equipment. Within a few minutes, sap was dripping into the bucket. Our level of learning from this class gave us the confidence to purchase some equipment to use on our own trees at home. I highly recommend this class.

Heidi Smith

Heidi Smith left a positive review 11/4/2015

Most of the time my kids had a great time. They really enjoyed all the hands on learning sections. They loved pretending they were a water drop and going to different things that a water molecule might experience. They like going outside and using the various weather instruments like the barometer and the "humidity detector" as they called it. They really liked the habitat and climate game and wished they could've played it longer. Some of the talking part they thought was ok, but they are kids! I thought Stephanie and her partner did a great job with the kids!

Lisa Thompson

Lisa Thompson left a positive review 9/26/2015

Couldn't asked for a more perfect day...Mother Nature cooperated with us. Jennings's staff and volunteers are awesome- we were split into 4 groups with various work projects. I love the flexibility and cooperative spirit of all participants. Finished up with a group photo, a delicious lunch and given a beautifully-designed t-shirt. Jennings, You Rock!

Regina Miller

Regina Miller left a positive review 4/15/2015

Fabulous! The speaker was very interesting and knowledgeable. His display of artifacts was wonderful.

GARY SZAFRANSKI

GARY SZAFRANSKI left a positive review 3/22/2015

We had a great time. Very informative and interesting.