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

Hands-on Herbarium

Learn about the history of collecting preserved plant samples for scientific reference and as an art form. View some samples from the Nolde Forest...

10/26 6pm
Dragonflies of Utah

Mengel Natural History Society hosts speaker Ken Lebo. Join Ken as he recalls last year's DSA (Dragonfly Society of Americas) meeting in Utah. Visiting Zion...

10/27 7:30pm
Day of the Dead

Explore this Mexican cultural holiday and discover what you can learn. Educational centers set up around the Nolde Mansion to sample food, make a take home...

10/28 5:30pm
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...

11/1 5pm
Nature Journaling

Stop by the journaling station during the Nolde Mansion open house event to look more closely at nature's treasures through drawing and writing.

11/5 1pm

Recent Events

Beauty of Botany


Guided Hike


Arctic Raptors


Recent Activity

Brittany Decker

Brittany Decker left a positive review 8/24/2017

Miss. Rachel did a great job keeping the kids engaged and also made it interesting and fun for the adults! Looking forward to the next one!

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