Manada Conservancy has a dual mission of land preservation and environmental education. The Conservancy’s Education Committee organizes and provides at least four education programs annually; typically two in the spring, one youth focused program in late summer, and one in the fall. These programs are free and open to the public. Program topics vary greatly from native plant focused talks to those addressing natural history, land preservation, conservation and wildlife, to name a few. Some recent favorites include a talk given by Connie Schmotzer from the Penn State Extension titled “Bees, Bugs, and Blooms, Top Plant Picks for Pollinators” and last summer’s youth program, “Crickets and Katydids”, presented by local naturalist Steve Rannels which included a night time walk in the woods at Camp Catherine where we learned to identify these critters by their sounds alone!
Please check our calendar of events for upcoming programs.
In addition, each spring, Manada Conservancy presents environmental achievement awards to selected seniors from local high schools who have demonstrated a strong commitment to preserving the environment. We also offer internships to college students and others interested in learning more about the workings of a local land trust.
If you or your business would be interested in sponsoring an education program, internship or environmental award, please contact us. Sponsorships help to cover speaking fees, printing, awards, and other expenses associated with providing these opportunities to the community.