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Saturday Safaris
Lutherlyn Saturday Safaris are a great way to spend Saturday mornings! They are designed and open for families of all sizes and shapes, youth groups, scout groups, and any interested parties. The only requirement is that there is an adult responsible for all children.

Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (additional maple session from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm)
Place: Environmental Education Center at Camp Lutherlyn
Cost: $7.00 per person (children ages 4 and under are free). Payment will be collected at the event.
This fee includes the program, snacks, and beverages.

To Register contact the Environmental Education office at (724) 865-9079 or

February 2, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Night Hike & Stars
A special night Safari!  Join us as we explore the forest in the dark (bring a red-light flashlight if you have one).  We will learn about our night vision, listen for night sounds, look for animal tracks in the snow, and check out some winter constellations (weather permitting). 
(Registration deadline: January 28)

March 2, 2019: Maple Syrup Time
This program features winter tree identification, tapping a maple tree, collecting sap, and observing the evaporation process.  Dress to be outside. Due to the popularity of our Maple Sugaring program two sessions are offered.  There will be a morning session from 9:30 am - noon and an afternoon session from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm.  Please register for one session only.  
(Registration deadline: March 1)

September 14, 2019: Amphibian Hunt
September is a great time to hunt for frogs, toads, and salamanders.  We will spend some time in the forest and some time at the lake trying to catch these elusive creatures.  
(Registration deadline: September 9)

November 2, 2019: Archaeology & the Venango Trail
In December 1753, George Washington followed the Venango Trail through Lutherlyn on his way home to Virginia.  We will learn more about his trip, visit the trail, and spend some time “digging” at an archaeology site along the trail.   Dress to be outside and in the dirt. 
(Registration deadline: October 28)