Cook Forest State Park offers a variety of environmental education programs for
pre-school through grade 12. Most programs follow the sequence and continuum outlined
in the "Activities for Environmental Learning," a supplemental curriculum developed
by the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks.
Programs develop environmental awareness,
environmental knowledge and environmental valuing and problem-solving skills at
the appropriate grade level. Program length is one to one and a half hours. All
programs are free and available April through November.
View specific program
details and get information about scheduling programs.
Curious minds will find lots of other educational experiences
in Cook Forest. For example, near the Sawmill you'll
find a one-mile, self-guiding trail which provides information about the history
of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Cook Forest.
the summer season you can take advantage of "environmental interpretive programs,"
presented every Friday and Saturday night (subject to change).
Trail walks are
also held during the summer season. A weekly interpretive schedule is available
at the park office.
The Park also has a Visitor Center in the former Log Cabin
Inn in the main picnic area. Featured at the center are specimens of the various
types of trees found in the park, including trees marked with ages which were
determined by counting the growth rings.