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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

Guided Hike

Come enjoy the seasonal change of the forest. Nolde Forest staff will share natural points of interest. Medium difficulty-2 miles. Hiking poles available for...

12/2 10am
Nature Journaling

Stop by the nature journaling station during the Nolde Mansion open house event to look more closely at nature's treasures. Master Naturalists, Carol and...

12/2 1pm
Nolde Mansion Open House

Now serving as an Environmental Education Center, the Nolde property was once the home of a wealthy Reading manufacturer. See our story in video, take a...

12/2 1pm
Critter Creations

Join the Friends of Nolde Forest to make ornaments out of natural materials. Using collections from nature and some glue see what you can create to take...

12/2 2pm
Project Feeder Watch

The Center participates in the winter bird feeder counts sponsored through Cornell University Lab of Ornithology. Volunteers observe, identify birds, and...

12/3 9am

Recent Events

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.