Education

Sometimes the first step to enjoying the outdoors is learning about the outdoors.  From educational programs to events to publications, PPFF and our friends strive to bring education to you in a variety of formats. Learn from the comfort of your home with our Lunch & Learn YouTube series that covers a wide-ranging variety of outdoor topics. See them all on the L&L playlist.

Visit the Gallery of Educational Opportunities already made possible with your support with a click to the Gallery.

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125 Years of Stewardship & Conservation

2018 was an important year for state parks and forests, marking their 125th anniversary. Find out more about the celebration and the creation of an annual Parks & Forests Week each May.

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Wilderness Wheels Transportation Scholarships

"Well begun is half done." True, but sometimes beginning means simply getting to the starting line. And transportation is a barrier for many outdoor users - young and old. Wilderness Wheels helps overcome that barrier.

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Gateway Communities

As you travel to your favorite park or forest, pay special note of the communities right next door. The people, businesses, and local amenities offer more than just an ice cream cone. (Although who can argue with good ice cream?) The Gateway Communities project began with a meeting to involve the people of Ligonier in a vision to connect their businesses and town to the public lands right next door. Great things happened!

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Conservation Heritage Project

Finding conservation leaders for our future often involves looking to the conservation heroes of our past. See them - and their important work - at the website that grew from a partnership PPFF helped to found.

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Presentations

Would you like to learn more about the Foundation? The parks and forests themselves? Conservation history? Have knowledge, will travel!

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The Environmental Rights Amendment

One of only six states in the nation to codify the citizens' right to a protected environment, Pennsylvania is a leader in the environmental movement. In 2021, we celebrate 50 years of this important part of our Constitution.

Educational Improvement Tax Credit

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program enables Pennsylvania businesses to directly invest in the education of our youth through scholarships and supporting innovative educational practices. Interested?

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