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

The Good the Bad and the Beautiful - Fungi of Penn's Woods

Fungi are extremely important for trees, wildlife and people. Join Jerry Hassinger, retired "protected wildlife supervisor" of the PA Game Commision, for a...

4/28 7:30pm
Books and Boots

Join our staff for a morning of mind exercising book discussion, followed by a body-exercising walk in Nolde Forest. Books are selected by the group. Bring...

5/1 9:30am
Friend's of Nolde Forest Meeting

Help protect Nolde Forest with time, talent, or financial support by becoming a member of the Friend's of Nolde Forest. Always seeking new members! Monthly...

5/3 5pm
First and Third Thursdays-Trail Work Days

Join park staff and other volunteers in helping to maintain the trails of Nolde Forest. Work may include trimming vegetation, digging, installing water...

5/4 5pm
Trail Care Day

Join Nolde Forest EE Center staff and Keystone Trails Association volunteers for a day of trail maintenance. No prior trail work experience required. Tools...

5/6 9am

Recent Events

Stories of Spring


Antarctic Odyssey


Stories of Spring


Recent Activity

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