Spring is Sprouting!

Spring is in the midst of sprouting on our landscape and I encourage you to #getoutside and see what spring secrets are hiding! Bugs are buzzing, flowers are blooming, trees are budding, and baby animals of all shapes and sizes are sneaking out into our little nook of nature. April and May are filled with school children exploring the trails and Learning Center Barn on field trips, sprouts overtaking the greenhouse and gardens, and nature amazing us with its newness and beauty. Visit us during this season of regrowth and engage in all there is to discover!


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Executive Director, Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve

Congratulations and Best Wishes WPNR Seniors, Carter and Chris!

Our Saint Vincent College Work Study Students

are the backbone of WPNR!

We congratulate Chris and Carter, 2024 seniors at Saint Vincent College and WPNR Work Study Students, graduating this month. We are proud of all they have accomplished in their college careers and know they will go far! Congratulations and best wishes!

Scent with Love

from WPNR and the

Verostko Center for the Arts

WPNR celebrated Earth Day by spreading the love with the help of the Verostko Center for the Arts and Scent with Love!

Scent with Love collects flowers from weddings and events and bouquets past their prime in grocery stores and donates them to non-profit organizations in the Pittsburgh area.

WPNR was picked in April by Andrew Julo, Director and Curator of the Verostko Center for the Arts and Scent with Love volunteer. Visitors stopped by the Learning Center Barn to make a bouquet for themselves, a loved one, or a friend! Flowers ran out in record time and we are grateful to have brightened the days of so many! We hope to partner with SWL and the Verostko Center again soon!

Learn More About Scent with Love
Learn More About the Verostko Center

Have You Taken the Pledge?

Join the Movement

Calling all teachers, administrators, non-formal educators, parents,

and more!  Sign the OutsideFor5 Pledge and commit to:

  • Spend at least 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week, or any meaningful amount of time learning outside with students.
  • Support outdoor learning efforts in schools
  • Connect with other local educators and outdoor professionals.
Take the Pledge Here

Get Outside With Us!

WPNR is Thankful for Teachers

May 6th through the 10th is Teacher Appreciation Week! We are thankful for our future teacher volunteers and work study students who plan, prep for, and assist with our programming every single day! We are also thankful to the current teachers who bring their classes to WPNR for field trips! Thank you for getting your students out into nature!

PA Native Species Day

Established by the Pennsylvania Invasive Species Council in 2022, Pennsylvania Native Species Day seeks to celebrate the state’s diverse native species and increase Pennsylvanians’ understanding of the importance of protecting them against the proliferation of invasive species. The third annual Pennsylvania Native Species Day, is on Thursday, May 16, 2024. How will you celebrate?

Learn More Here!

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Spring is Sprouting at WPNR!

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Barn Owl Gift Corner!

The Barn Owl Gift Corner accepts cash, checks, and cards.

$10 minimum purchase is required for card users please.

Contact Us

(724) 537-5284

744 Walzer Way ​

Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650

Learning Center Barn Hours: 

Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Trail Hours: Daily Dawn to Dusk

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