Fern Hollow Nature Center is a place where individuals, groups and families can come to enjoy the outdoors. This gateway to the area park system provides educational oppurtunities aimed at helping adults and children understand and appreciate our environment. Since 1997 Fern Hollow Nature Center has been a valuable educational and environmental resource in the community. With over 5,000 visitors each year, the Center provides the community with unique learning oppurtunities and a wonderful facility for events. Programs are held on the grounds, in the parks and often in the region's vast creek system. Programming includes family programs, adult programs, nature walks, community events and also educational programmimg for local schools. In addition, Fern Hollow offers a self-guided nature walk and a National Outdoor Classroom, which is the 1st "Nature Play" area in Pennsylvania and the 44th in the Nation as designated by the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. The classroom includes a Nature Play Area with different challenge activities for young children, an Apiary, and a community Garden. In 2011 Fern Hollow will add a self-guided Native Tree Walk that boasts 30 different varities of trees. There truly is so much to discover at Fern Hollow Nature Center.