Pennypack Environmental Center

Once a dedicated bird sanctuary, today the Pennypack Environmental Center has an outdoor amphitheater, exhibits, a new reference library, along with campfire and picnic areas. Teachers and scout leaders can work with staff at Pennypack to create the perfect field trip for their group. Learn about Henry David Thoreau, a transcendentalist writer seeking to change American’s outlooks on the relationship between culture and nature. Groups can explore Thoreau’s hut, bird watch, or sit on the oversized chairs that are designed to help one immerse them into nature. 

Contact Info:
Address: 8600 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. Philadelphia County. Tel: 215-685-0470. Web: Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 9AM-4PM. 

Trip Info:
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Activities, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee/Free. 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science.  

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue