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Shaver's Creek Environmental Center

3400 Discovery Road


Shaver's Creek Environmental Center is committed to extending the University's Outreach mission of instruction, service, and research. Through quality programs, we teach, model, and provide the knowledge, values, skills, experiences, and dedication that enable individuals and communities to achieve and maintain harmony between human activities and the natural systems that support all living species.


Our vision is to be an exemplary environmental education and training center known for quality experiential programs that enable people to learn how to live and interact harmoniously and sustainably with each other and the natural world.


Mike McCallips

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
Such an awesome place. The raptors and birds of prey are phenomenal to see. The new ponds are excellent in the summer to watch the critters and interact with nature. The trail around the lake is a favorite of mine. An easy loop to enjoy an afternoon, whether sunshine or snow.

Britt Munnell

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
There's an outdoor aviary featuring eagles, vultures and owls, as well as several hiking trails offering pretty views of Lake Perez.

Justin Raymond

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015
It's an amazing place! Free admission. Visit the Raptor Center with 20+ hawks, owls, eagles, falcons. Inside the Discovery Room, there are turtles, snakes, frogs and toads living with interactive exhibits. There are 25+ miles of hiking trails, and 8 designated sites where you can read "Creek Journals" that authors are contributing to over the next 100 years. This really is a place for Penn State students, also, who can take classes at the Center, contribute to the festivals, design exhibits, and all sorts of other things. CHECK IT OUT!

Jonathan Bowers

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The Raptor Center was really cool. I enjoyed getting a close up look at these birds.

Elvira Kozhevnikova

Friday, June 7, 2013
Lovely place--wonderful bird refuge, and beautiful scenery and hiking trails nearby. I've been there on many a day trip and it's an excellent retreat for an outdoorsy person. I fully intend to go again!

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