Powdermill Nature Reserve

The environmental research center of Carnegie Museum of Natural History winging 

Powdermill Nature Reserve is located in Rector, PA, amidst the rolling Laurel Highlands, where wildflowers, trees, songbirds, and salamanders can be examined. The classroom and exhibition areas in the nature center as well as the trails outside provide meeting and program spaces for field trips and workshops. The world-class research programs at Powdermill take advantage of the biodiversity of the Allegheny Mountains.

Powdermill offers a variety of interdisciplinary, hands-on, environmental education activities at the Nature Center. Enhance your environment and ecology curriculum in our natural setting. In addition to our standard activities, we can also design field trips to meet your curriculum needs. For information about school field trips, call 724.593.4070 or email LindsayC@carnegiemnh.org.

Programs are adapted from recognized curricula, including Project WILD, Project WILD Aquatic, Keystone Aquatic Resource Education (KARE), Pennsylvania Songbirds, Project Food, Land, and People, Project Learning Tree, Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), Pennsylvania Reptiles and Amphibians, and The Wonders of Wetlands.

Programs are supported by the Mudge Environmental Education Program and the Martha Edwards Lazear Foundation.

For more information and directions to Powdermill Nature Reserve, click here to visit the website.