Be Green Everyday

I hope spring has brought you a sense of renewal and joy. Together, let us all appreciate the wonderful sights, smells, and sounds that nature brings to us all this Earth Day.

We are proud to provide field trips to our local children once again, offer teaching opportunities to our undergraduate students in nature, and engage the community in science and exploration this spring season. The landscape is changing and soon will provide enhanced habitat, spots for nature appreciation, and gardens alive and bursting at the seams!

This Earth Day, please remember our human place in nature. Let us model behaviors that align with and prioritize the health and well-being of the entire planet. We welcome you to "Be Green Everyday" and explore along our trails, join in our citizen science initiatives, share seeds and plants, visit our Learning Center Barn exhibits and more!


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Executive Director, Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve

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Tuesday - Friday

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Us this Earth Day

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Celebrate Earth Day with a BioBlitz at WPNR! Visit any time on Friday, April 22nd, from 10:00 am-3:00 pm, to learn how to use the iNaturalist app and program to identify and document the bugs, birds, trees, flowers, herps, and more found on our landscape. We will have hikes, exhibits, talks, and field studies throughout the day!

Free fun for the whole family!

No Registration Necessary.

National Picnic Day

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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Learning Center Barn Open

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Pack a lunch and enjoy a quiet spot at the Palmer Pond, back barn patio, near a garden, or along a trail at Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve. Explore exhibits in the barn, grab a trail guide, borrow binoculars, and more!

Spring Ahead


Spring Observation Challenge


Join the millions of people worldwide sharing their nature observations with one another and scientists working to address climate change and habitat alteration. Assist WPNR in collecting data to continue to conserve our special space in the natural world. We just made the 50 observation mark - help us get to 100!

Now through June 20th!

Grow Our Observations

Children and Family Programs

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100% Outside Adventure for Our Tiny Tikes

New this summer to WPNR are completely outdoor adventures for our tiny visitors. All activities will take place outside, regardless of weather.

Join us soon for a full outdoor experience.

Tike Hike Registration
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June 28-30, 2022

Birds and Bugs Camp

July 26-28, 2022

Slime and Scale Camp

We welcome your family to join us for two summer camps in 2022! The entire family can delight in trail walks, field investigations, crafts, games and more. Engage your senses together in nature this summer season. Camps designed for families with children age 5 and up.

Family Summer Camp Registration

Get Growing


Our Earth Day Seed for You

Mid-April is a great time to start herbs for your summer garden. One of our all-time favorites is chamomile. Easy to grow, easy to dry, and easy to make a simple apple scented tea. A light sprinkling of the seeds on loose soil and kept moist until germination is all you need to start your own herb garden. When the season warms, you'll be gifted with lovely flowers irresistible to pollinators that can treat a myriad of symptoms from anxiety to digestive woes. This month we are re-launching our WPNR Little Free Seed + Book Library with a fresh new look. It will be stocked with some exciting new reading material as well as packs of German Chamomile harvested from our own gardens. We grow German and Roman chamomile in our gardens for different reasons but the distinction is interesting. Read on below for more!

Please visit our website for growing instructions.

We have Chamomile Seeds to Share at the Bioblitz this Friday, Earth Day,

April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

While supplies last!

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Visit Our Little Free Seed + Book Library for a good read or weed.

Share your books about nature, children's books, or nature ID Guides too!

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Earth Day Tips

Spring Ahead

May 18, 2022 from 1:00-3:00 pm

Bug Builders

Re-Make Learning Day for Children

June 2, 2022 from 6:30-8:00 pm

The Spirit of the Hummingbird Talk and

Opening Photograph Reception

by Jim Jeffries

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Contact Us

(724) 537-5284

744 Walzer Way ​Latrobe, PA 15650

Barn Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Trail Hours:  Daily Dawn to Dusk

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