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

O.W.L.S Older and Wiser Learning Series - Topic: The American Chestnut

Seasonal nature programs designed for adult audiences • Learn through lecture and/or indoor activity • Option of outdoor demonstration or short hike • Group...

3/21 10am
DiscoverE Afterschool Program:  Terrain, Trails & Tracking

Who: Children in Grades 2 thru 6 Fee: $16.00 (includes both sessions) Pre-registration is required (deadline 3/1/18) Camp dates: March 16 and 23, 2018 Be a...

3/23 3pm
Sky Islands

Mengel Natural History Society hosts speaker Rich Bonnett. This program will explore landscapes, flora, and fauna beginning with the remote Peloncillo Range...

3/23 7:30pm
Guided Hike

Hike the trails with a Nolde educator and enjoy the seasonal change. Medium difficulty about 2 miles.

3/25 10am
Zoey Finds a Bunny Nest - Meet the Author

Peggy Hentz author and director of Red Creek Wildlife Center will read from her book “Zoey Finds a Bunny Nest”. The program will include discussion on what...

3/25 1pm

Recent Events

Beauty of Botany


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.