Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

The Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center offers environmental education programs. Contact the center office for a listing of upcoming educational programs. The center covers more than 665 acres of beautiful deciduous woodlands and coniferous plantations.

2910 New Holland Road, Reading, PA 19607-9448







Lisa Miller


Upcoming Events

Story of Summer

Story time followed by a nature walk, craft, and group play time in the Chickadee Nature Discovery Area. Learn about plants and animals in the summer-time...

8/24 9:30am
Guided Hike

Join us for an evening hike on the trails. Medium difficulty-1.5 miles. Nolde educator will share seasonal points of interest. Meet at McConnell Education...

8/26 6pm
Astronomy Program

Join the Berks County Astronomy Club for a brief indoor astronomy program followed by outdoor viewing of the night sky through telescopes. Bringing a...

8/26 8pm
Guided Hike

Hike the trails with a Nolde staff. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. Staff will share seasonal points of interest. Medium difficulty-1.5 miles. No...

8/28 10am
Stretch and Stroll

Join a Nolde educator for some light stretching indoors, followed by an easy stroll on the more level forest trails. Work to increase ease of movement while...

8/29 10am

Recent Events

Stretch and Stroll


Guided Hike


Dog Walks - Guided




Recent Activity

Jordan R Scroble

Jordan R Scroble left a positive review 6/3/2017

We had a great time and learned so much. Susan is quite the expert!

Autumn Gordon

Autumn Gordon left a positive review 4/15/2017

My 2.5 year old loved this storytime and hike. We can't wait to come again.

James Wassell

James Wassell left a positive review 11/19/2016

Fun hike! It was nice to see the forest at night.

Debra Witowski

Debra Witowski left a positive review 11/6/2016

I learned hoe to identify oak trees by bark

Debra Witowski

Debra Witowski left a positive review 11/6/2016

Beautiful day I learned how to identify oak trees by thier bark

Patricia Avila

Patricia Avila left a positive review 8/25/2016

Ms. Racheal really engaged the kids with the story and animal parts talking about animal adaptions. We loved the hike and catching bugs. Also we enjoyed making animal prints on clay to take home.

Amanda McGinty

Amanda McGinty left a positive review 3/31/2016

This workshop was very informative! A nice balance of direct instruction and hands on activities. Loved all of the materials that were given out.

Susan Haag

Susan Haag left a positive review 10/4/2015

Learned a lot and found many different ferns and mosses

Jordan Pearce

Jordan Pearce 2/17/2015

Interesting article that i found through the FCC