What we're about

Here at Berks Nature, we believe nature is essential to our quality of life. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization, Berks Nature has been serving the Berks County community since 1974.

Land preservation, water protection, trail management, community gardens, State of the Environment, Eco-Camp, Berks Nature Preschool, and our valued partnerships are at the center of Berks Nature's work every day.

Our headquarters are inside our brand-new environmental education center, The Nature Place, which sits among nearly 100-acres in Reading's Angelica Creek Park. Take a stroll through the wetland trails throughout the park. Let the kiddos run free with their imagination in our Nature Play Zone. Then retreat inside to our lobby and store for a tour of the green features of the building, designed to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver status.

Join us for one of our many programs or events, and see what Berks Nature and The Nature Place can offer you.

Upcoming events (5+)

Homeschool Session: The World Magnified

Berks Nature/The Nature Place

Connect your children to Nature through programming in our environmentally friendly building, surrounded by 100-acres of open space in Reading’s Angelica Creek Park. For Grades K-5 (9:30- 11am), and Grades 6-12 (11:30- 1pm). In this session, K-5 will use magnifying glasses and a dissecting scope (5-20X) with our TV to explore the small wonders of the world and try to draw what they see; 6-12 will explore the park, looking at pond life and then putting it under the microscope. $8/per child. Use this link to register for this and other events https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=berks&id=11

Kids Super Saturday

Berks Nature/The Nature Place

Parents, drop your kiddos off with us for a day of learning! We’ll spend the day exploring the Earth’s atmosphere- taking walks and scientific measurements, among other hands-on activities. Pack a lunch to enjoy as a picnic, or in our classroom. Ages: 8-14 $40/per child. Berks Nature members receive a 30% discount. Before-care available for $10/per child, beginning at 8am. This is the second of two Kids Super Saturdays- register for this and the other session on 3/23 at a discounted rate of $70! Use this link to register for this and other events https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=berks&id=11

Join us every Saturday at The Nature Place for fun and learning!!!

Berks Nature/The Nature Place

Come at 10:30AM and help us test the water for our trout eggs. Come at 11:30 and play with our turtles. Come anytime between 10 and 4 to play in the nature play zone, do a craft, or learn a fact! • Important to know Every Saturday between 10am-4pm stop in and see what we are celebrating about nature this week with some self-guided activities and/or crafts. You do not need to register for these self-guided activities!

Mommy and Me

Berks Nature/The Nature Place

Each Mommy & Me session will include an art/craft project, a story and movement- possibly a walk, hike or dance! $10/per family. Berks Nature members receive a 30% discount. Use this link to register for this and other events https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=berks&id=11

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