DCNR Calendar of Events

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










Wil Taylor



Upcoming Events

Nature Detectives: Macro Meyhem

On Sunday, October 21 from 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM, families are invited to become “nature detectives," collecting clues in hopes of figuring out what tiny...

10/21 2am
Homeschool CSI: Macro Mayhem

On Wednesday, October 24 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon, Jennings Environmental Education Center will host another in a series of citizen science investigations (CSI)...

10/24 9am
Art and Nature: Smartphone Photography

Taking pictures during a walk is a wonderful way to remember the experience. Join Jennings staff and guest photographer, Eric Mastrangelo to learn...

10/27 2pm
Climate Conversations: When the Snow Stuck and a Tick was Just the Sound of a Clock

Join us on Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 pm to share your stories of nature’s past, reflect on the lessons we have learned, and discover and plan ways we can...

11/4 2pm
Bartramian Audubon Society Meeting and Program - Mushrooms and Other Foods from Oak Trees

Pennsylvania's oak trees don’t just provide food and sustenance for wildlife—they can furnish dining opportunities for humans, too! Adam Haritan from...

11/12 7pm

Recent Events

Fall Foliage Hike


Recent Activity

Bruce Kollister

Bruce Kollister left a positive review 2/24/2018

The little hike and re-enactment was very good. I appreciated getting to converse with the participants, and they seemed to have a reasonable amount of knowledge relative to the event. My one criticism is that the student readers, if they are going to read a script, at least read it more slowly, and project louder, and relate better to the crowd. I know...I'm sure that individual is hard to find. Overall, I found it very worthwhile. Thank you.

Joan Hohman

Joan Hohman left a positive review 1/22/2018

Scouting Venturing Crew 488 attended . One of the lady rangers showed us the more modern snow shoes. We had brought our own snow shoes - old wood ones. It gave the Venturers the experience the differences in snow shoes. We snow shoed on the lake . It was a great time.

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 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 left a positive review 3/22/2015

We had a great time. Very informative and interesting.