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Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

  • Educational
  • Exercise
  • Nature

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education miles of hiking trails through 340 acres of woods, streams, ponds, and fields. Founded in 1965 as one of the first nature centers in a major American city, the Schuylkill Center fosters meaningful connections between people and nature, through education, environmental art, and land stewardship.  The Wildlife Clinic at the Schuylkill Center treats over 3,000 sick, injured, or orphaned wild animals each year.

Schuylkill Center is dedicated to providing cutting-edge, nature-based environmental education with programs for adults, youth, and children of all ages. Regular programming includes children's camps, lectures, guided walks, and more. In addition, the Schuylkill Center’s health and wellness initiative focuses on the relationship between health and contact with nature, providing programs that encourage better health through time in nature. Pioneering environmental art programs explore relationships between people and nature and the combination of art and science – from gallery shows to multi-year outdoor installations.

Trails: 4 mi, natural surfaces

Want more? Read a few tips and tricks from Philly Day Hiker's trip to the Schuylkill Center. 

This is a NaturePHL site. NaturePHL is a collaborative effort helping Philadelphia children and families achieve better health through activity in local parks, trails, and green spaces.