The Schuylkill Center inspires meaningful connections between people and nature.
We use our forests and fields as a living laboratory to foster appreciation, deepen
understanding, and encourage stewardship of the environment.
Our vision: As a leader in the next generation of environmental education, the
Schuylkill Center will create a world where all people play, learn, and grow with
nature as part of their everyday lives.
What We Do
The Center's four interrelated program areas are Environmental Education, Environmental Art, Land Restoration, and Wildlife Rehabilitation. Environmental Education is offered through a broad scope of programming that includes our Nature Preschool and Kindergarten for 3-5 year olds, hands-on environmental education field studies for Philadelphia school students, teacher professional development, public programs, family festivals and other events that serve more than 10,000 people of all ages. Environmental Art residencies, exhibitions, school and public programs serve nature-based artists and non-traditional art audiences. Land Restoration programs improve habitats, distribute native plants, and help local residents and organizations gain the knowledge and skills to be environmental stewards. Our Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic provides medical care and treatment for over 4,000 wild animals each year, the majority of which are released back into the wild.