Our parks are our classrooms.

The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy educates people of all ages and backgrounds about the value of healthy habitats and ecosystems, and the relationship between humans and nature.

We believe that parks provide unlimited opportunities for scientific inquiry, observation, wonder, creativity, exploration, and learning.

Many of our environmental education programs promote learning about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) through immersion in the natural world. Click here to read our digital STEM brochure to learn more.

Our building is a teaching tool.

The Frick Environmental Center demonstrates to visitors how to live more sustainably. We at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy strive to operate sustainably, too.

We use water and energy respectfully, carefully consider the materials that we use, discourage waste, and encourage proper disposal. We strive for diversity within our organization and make everyone feel welcome here, just as we do in the parks.

We look for ways to be healthy, and we value the restorative power of nature. We are thoughtful in our operations to remain true to our mission. We respect our history, our planet, and the communities we serve.

Community & Family Programs

Learners and nature lovers of all ages are welcome to join these public programs.

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School Programs

Students ages pre-K to high school explore and discover the parks through outdoor curriculum. 

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Summer Camps

Youth ages pre-K through 7th grade enjoy week-long adventures in Frick Park.

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Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy educators meet all Pennsylvania training and certification standards. This includes Mandated Reporter training, Act 33/34 clearances, and EBI background checks.

Looking for a way to support this important programming? Ask your employer if your organization participates in the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program and encourage them to support the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy!

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Have a hand in the parks that you love.

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