Jennings Environmental Education Center | Kids Out and About Pittsburgh

Jennings Environmental Education Center

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2951 Prospect Road
Slippery Rock , PA , 16057-5023
Phone: 724-794-6011
41° 0' 28.2204" N, 80° 0' 23.4828" W
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Jennings Environmental Education Center
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Jennings Environmental Education Center is one of several state parks specifically dedicated to providing environmental education and recreational programs to the community. A variety of programs that increase knowledge and awareness of the beauty and importance of our natural resources are available for children, teachers, and the general public. One of the park’s main features, the 20-acre prairie ecosystem, is home to distinctive prairie plants and the endangered massasauga rattlesnake. The most noteworthy and spectacular prairie flower is the blazing star. Call or book reservations online.

A variety of programs that increase knowledge and awareness of the beauty and importance of our natural resources are available for children, teachers, and the general public.

By taking time to explore Jennings through its trail network or community programs, visitors can enjoy the outdoors while learning the skills needed to be good stewards of Pennsylvania’s outstanding natural resources.

Jennings provides a unique combination of prairie and forest environs, which offer a wide array of resource and educational opportunities.

One of the park’s main features, the 20-acre prairie ecosystem, is home to distinctive prairie plants and the endangered massasauga rattlesnake. The most noteworthy and spectacular prairie flower is the blazing star.

Jennings was the first reserve established in Pennsylvania to protect an individual plant species and remains the only public and protected prairie in the commonwealth.

Open hours: 
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
The center provides a wide variety of activity-oriented programs for students, teachers, adult groups, and individuals. Programming is offered year round. Educational programs are age-specific, inquiry-based, and generate learning through discovery and a hands-on approach.

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