Jennings Environmental Education Center

A volunteer teaches children at Jennings Environmental Education Center, Pennsylvania.

Educational Programs

The center provides a wide variety of activity-oriented programs for students, teachers, adult groups and individuals.


Jennings Environmental Education Center is one of several state parks specifically dedicated to providing environmental education and interpretation to the community. A variety of programs that increase knowledge and awareness of the beauty and importance of our natural resources are available for children, teachers and the general public. By taking some time to explore Jennings through its trail network or community programs, visitors can enjoy the outdoors while learning the skills needed to be good stewards of Pennsylvania’s outstanding natural resources.

Jennings provides a unique combination of prairie and forest, which offers a wide array of resource and education opportunities. One of the park’s main features, the 20-acre prairie ecosystem, is home to distinctive prairie plants and the endangered massasauga rattlesnake. The most noteworthy and spectacular prairie flower is the blazing star. Jennings was the first reserve established in Pennsylvania to protect an individual plant species and remains the only public and protected prairie in the Commonwealth.

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This map of Pennsylvania highlights Jennings Environmental Education Center in the western side of the state.

The center is 12 miles north of Butler, on PA 528. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and some weekends. Call ahead for the weekend schedule. The grounds are open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week, for hiking and other nature-related activities.

GPS DD:  Lat. 41.00925  Long. -80.00359

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window. Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Jennings Environmental Education Center