Frosty Fun & Winter Wonders

Our landscape is a blanketed with white, our Learning Center Barn is cozy and warm, and our new academic semester is in full swing. During this chill of winter, WPNR continues to provide a space for discovery, play, wellness, and solitude. We are refreshing materials, programs and our space, while training our staff in new and creative approaches to nature education and sustainable practices. Stop in our cozy space, inside or outside, and find a nature treasure along our trail, or check out a good read from one of our libraries.

Explore this winter season with us!


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Executive Director, Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve

Welcome Winter Wildlife

Does taking your Christmas decorations down leave your home and yard feeling dull, drab, and boring? Keep the giving spirit going through the winter by decorating for the wildlife!

Keep #GOHOHO-ing

One treasure found...three to go!

The #GOHOHO is a unique holiday treasure hunt celebrating the beauty of the seasons as we reflect on the joy of 2023 and all we’ve gleaned from nature. Four very special, one-of-a-kind gilded treasures were carefully hidden across the reserve, each one representing a season. You can find the clues to the remaining treasures on our Instagram, Facebook, and on paper in the Learning Center Barn.

Good Luck, and may nature be your guide!

SUMMER Treasure Found!

Congratulations to Ronny M., the smart cookie who solved the clues to locate the SUMMER treasure!!

Will you be the lucky winner of the next treasure found?! Only one way to find out….GET OUTSIDE!

Winter Weather Closures & Delays


In an effort to keep our staff and students safe this winter season, the Learning Center Barn may close due to inclement weather and scheduled programs may be cancelled and/or rescheduled.

We will post to Facebook and Instagram with updated closure and cancellations. The trails will remain open daily dawn to dusk!

Stay safe and warm this season!

Venture Out for a Frosty Hunt

Join Us for Monthly

Nature Story Times

February's Winter NST is full but look ahead to

March for Easter!

Also scheduled for spring (registration coming soon):

Spring NST: Friday, April 5 (10:30-11:30 am)

Garden NST: Thursday, May 16 (10:30-11:30 am)

Easter NST Registration

Welcome Cole!

WPNR is happy to again host an intern from Saint Vincent College's Bearcat BEST program! Cole will be working with our work study students to learn all about the care of our educational ambassador animals!

Learn More About the Bearcat B.E.S.T. Program! 

Free Monthly Playtime for

Infant-2 Year-Olds

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Barn Owl Gift Corner

Temporarily Closed

The Barn Owl Gift Corner is temporarily closed as we work to better your shopping experience!

Stay Tuned!

Contact Us

(724) 537-5284

744 Walzer Way ​

Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650

Learning Center Barn Hours: 

Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Trail Hours: Daily Dawn to Dusk

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