Centre County, Pennsylvania

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Monday Forest Explorers

Join families exploring the forest in Centre County, Pennsylvania.

  • When: Every Monday, 10am
  • Where: Shingletown Gap,  16827, Mountain Rd, State College (directions here)
  • Who: Meet leader Lesley Flaherty, ccforestexplorers@gmail.com
  • What: All ages, all weather, all abilities welcome
  • How much: Free to join!

To learn more about Forest School For All's Forest Explorer Groups, click here.

Note: This location may change as we scout out the best locations in the area. See blog to confirm this week's location.

Seasonal Curriculum

Access the activities behind our Forest Creators and Discoverers Groups
Forest Explorers Group
Forest Creators Group
Forest Discoverers Group

Click to learn more about what makes these groups unique and how to easily become a leader. 

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Want to Start a Group?

Wish to find more group options in this area? Let's explore how you can become a leader and start your own group. We often have multiple Forest Explorer and Forest Creator Groups in the same area. Contact us to explore more about getting started today.


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  • Create groups flexible to your schedule
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Become a FSFA Member

When you join as a Forest School For All member, you can enjoy online + offline benefits to expand your outdoor experience, including:


  • Monthly Promotions on Natural Products + Outdoor Gear
  • Biweekly Family-Friendly Nature Activities, Crafts + Prompts
  • Discounts on Forest Creator Groups
  • Discounts on Forest School For All Events

 Join for $25 per Family, Annually


Recent Centre Posts

Forest Explorers 10/16

Hello everyone! Tomorrow will be partly cloudy, high of 56. Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it. I'm having some back issues and I can't really carry my kids around right now. But I encourage everyone who is interested to meet at Shingletown Gap at 10am. Enjoy...

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Forest Explorers 10/9

Hello Forest Explorers! There is rain in the forecast for tomorrow - so let's try meeting at Slab Cabin Park. The trails are flat. If you're interested in playing in the rain, join us! I will park in the parking lot off of Slab Cabin Park Road. I'll be there at 10am....

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Forest Explorers 10/2

Hello all, We'll be exploring Shingletown Gap again at 10am tomorrow, 10/2/17. It will be a beautiful day! Sunny and high of 69. See you in the forest! Lesley

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Forest Explorers 9/25

Hello Forest Explorers! Join families exploring the forest in Centre County, Pennsylvania! We will be be meeting tomorrow, 9/25/17, at 10am at Shingletown Gap. The weather will be beautiful! High of 86 and partly sunny. LOCATION: Shingletown Gap, 16827 Mountain Road,...

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What is Forest School?

Outdoor play is a powerfully beneficial activity for kids, but in today’s day and age it’s happening less and less. Enter forest schools, group-based outdoor experiences for youth. Forest schools are relatively new to the US, but are catching on as parents hear about...

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