Winter 2009


2008 Wild Resource Festival
Wild Resource Festival at Presque Isle State Park 2008 patch
The collectible festival patch is still available -- see merchandise pages for ordering details.

The 2008 Wild Resource Festival, which was held at Presque Isle State Park, was the biggest and best yet. More than 1,200 people crowded into the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, on a cold rainy day, to see live animal exhibits, learn about environmental issues, and visit with some of the state’s leading ecologists and biologists. There were plenty of hands-on activities, field trips, and the entomologists from the Carnegie Institute were busy all day identifying bugs that visitors brought along. The festival was such a great success we’ll be holding it there again in April 2010.

Festival 2008 Festival 2008Photos courtesy Greg Czarnecki

Mark Lethaby of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission shows a future zoologist a small sample of the Tom Ridge Environmental Center’s vast natural history museum collection.


Family members of all ages enjoyed the festival, as three generations of this family can attest.
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