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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

Nature's Creation on Canvas

Get your creative juices blossoming while becoming one with nature, here at Nolde Forest. Classes will meet in McConnell Hall and gather on the outside patio...

Trail Work Day

Join Nolde Forest staff and volunteers for a fun evening of trail work at 5pm on the First and Third Thursdays. Wear sturdy shoes/boots/work gloves, and...

9/20 5pm
Mud Day - 4th Annual!

Jump into fun at the Nature Discovery Area. Dress to get messy and enjoy playing in the mud. Organized events and free play offered throughout the day. ...

9/22 1pm
Guided Hike

Hike the trails with a Nolde educator. Trekking poles will be available to loan. Medium difficulty – approx. 2 miles.

9/23 10am
Wild Edibles

Join Debbie Naha, master naturalist, for a presentation on wild edibles. Indoor presentation on plant identification, poisonous look-alikes, plant...

9/23 1pm

Recent Events

Invasives Work Day


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.