The Nature Place

natureplaceA destination for those who wish to learn and connect with nature through exploration, education, inspiration and conservation.

The Nature Place
In September 2017, after a year of construction, we cut the ribbon on an environmentally responsible, aesthetically respectful education center in Angelica Park.  The new education center is an addition to the already existing one-classroom, 800 square foot structure (formerly the boathouse) in the park.  Through this project, Berks Nature has created a working example of conservation principles and sustainable development in the region.

Features 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.

Dirty classroom

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 includes raised beds creating accessibility
for all visitors.

Two Conference Rooms

Sized to host large partnership meetings as well as small, private meetings.

Outdoor Classroom

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 was a success! Thank you to all of our friends and members that have supported the Campaign to date.  This Campaign has brought our vision for The Nature Place to life.

Thank you!

Your support will help to connect thousands of people to nature!

Meeting Space

Interested in renting space inside The Nature Place for your next meeting or event? Download our rental packet of information here- Reserving Meeting Space at The Nature Place.