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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








Brent Erb



Upcoming Events

Circle of Life: Field Learning Experience

What happens when a tree falls in the forest? Something special happens! In this hands on investigation, students will learn that all living things are...

9/21 5:30pm
Smartphone Naturalist: Birding with Merlin

We live in the future! We may not have flying cars but we do have a world of information at our fingertips... if only we know how to use those resources and...

9/26 9:30am
Smartphone Naturalist: iNaturalist ID

Next in our Smartphone Naturalist series is the app iNaturalist. During this program geared for ages teen to adult, you will join park staff for a nature...

9/27 2pm
Nuts About Nolde Forest

Seek and find the wonderful trees that provide life and sustenance for countless forest creatures. After a ‘nutty’ introduction, we will hike while...

10/3 2pm
Nolde Mansion Open House

Now serving as the first Environmental Education Center in the state, the Nolde property was once the home of a wealthy Reading manufacturer. The mansion now...

10/4 1pm

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Carolyn Seibert

Carolyn Seibert left a negative review 1/1/2019

The weather was so perfect that the parking lot was full. I had to go somewhere else to get a hike in.

Suzanne Hamme

Suzanne Hamme left a positive review 12/15/2018

We always enjoy the dog walks at Nolde! The rangers are knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I wish more folks would participate because it is a lovely place to hike. We're looking forward to the First Day dog hike!

Jordan Pearce

Jordan Pearce 2/17/2015

Interesting article that i found through the FCC http://www.fcc.gov/blog/fcc-releases-open-internet-reply-comments-public