A destination for those who wish to learn and connect with nature through exploration, education, inspiration and conservation.
The Nature Place
In September 2016, we began construction on an environmentally responsible, aesthetically respectful education center in Angelica Park. The new education center will be an addition to the already existing one-classroom, 800 square foot structure (formerly the boathouse) in the park. Through this project, Berks Nature will create a working example of conservation principles and sustainable development in the region.
Features will include:
Trails through educational wetlands and habitats; including an ADA accessible wetland trail loop and stream access station!
Flexible classroom space
Two classrooms that can be combined for one large educational area for adults or children.
A unique space for active learning about sustainable living, water supply, land use, food supply, air quality, and energy conservation.
Nature Play Zone
An outdoor play element that serves as a destination in which children will want to visit and learn – all while connecting to nature in a place like no other found in Berks County.
Interactive Organic Community Garden
A place for people of all ages to visit and learn about wild native plants as well as agriculture and food supply. This space will include raised beds creating accessibility
for all visitors.
Two Conference Rooms
Sized to host large partnership meetings as well as small, private meetings.
To allow for an outdoor learning space to demonstrate activities such as tree planting; and to engage adults and children in science, nature, technology, sustainable
agriculture, and creative energy activities.
Our Spread the Seeds of Conservation Capital Campaign has been quite successful. Thank you to all of our friends and members that have supported the Campaign to date. This Campaign will enable the construction of The Nature Place.
We’ve been presented with an anonymous $1.3 million CHALLENGE! For every dollar raised, this generous donor will match it with a dollar. So, your gift of any size will instantly be doubled! We have $700,000 left to raise to meet our goal. Please, help us meet our challenge and make your tax deductible gift today. Gifts of $1500 or more will be listed on a plaque in the new education center, and there are still naming opportunities available! Click here to make a gift online, or call 610-372-4992 ext. 110 and Tami Shimp will assist you with your gift and answer any questions you may have! Remember, your gift will be matched – take action today!
Your support will help to connect thousands of people to nature!