Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Founded in 1965, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education was this country’s first major metropolitan nature center.  Our mission is “to inspire meaningful connections between people and nature.”  We operate a bio-diverse nature preserve of 340-acres in the Manayunk-Roxborough section of Philadelphia – the largest privately owned green space in the City.  Our four interrelated program areas are Environmental Education, Environmental Art, Land Restoration, and Wildlife Rehabilitation.  Our campus includes a Visitors Center and a six-mile trail system with aquatic study platforms (both, open and free to the public), and the Schuylkill Wildlife Clinic, which treats and houses over 3,200 sick, injured and orphaned wild animals annually.