Powdermill Nature Reserve
Powdermill programs are supported by the Mudge Environmental Education Program and the Martha Edwards Lazear Foundation.
Programs & Exhibitions
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Saturday, January 4, 2014
Powdermill Nature Reserve will be participating in the 114th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. It is a citizen science project where volunteers identify all the birds they see and hear within a designated area. These data are used by the Audubon to assess the health of bird populations and to guide conservation trends. People with all levels of bird identification skills are encouraged to participate. The Rector, PA, count will be organized by Amy Tegeler of Powdermill. If you are interested in participating you can contact her at 724.593.5521 or TegelerA@carnegiemnh.org.
Schools & Groups
Powdermill offers a variety of interdisciplinary, hands-on, environmental education activities at the Nature Center. Enhance your environment and ecology curriculum in our natural setting. In addition to our standard activities, we can also design field trips to meet your curriculum needs. For information about school field trips, call 724.593.4070 or email LindsayC@carnegiemnh.org.
The museum's bird banding station at Powdermill Nature Reserve has been in operation for more than 50 years, and, after calling ahead, you can observe the trained staff as they identify, measure, weigh, and band the more than 200 bird species that have stopped for a rest during their long migration. Banding is seasonal and weather dependent, but is usually in operation on weekends. To schedule a visit, call 724.593.7521. To learn more about our bird migration research, visit http://www.powdermillarc.org.
Educational Improvement Tax Credit
Support from area businesses through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program supports all aspects of our programming. Click here to learn more about how your business can help.
Adopt A Bird Band
The Adopt A Bird Band program invites nature lovers of all ages to become personally involved in supporting the vital biodiversity and conservation research at the core of Carnegie Museum of Natural History's mission. Adoptions make great gifts for bird lovers, budding naturalists, and conservation enthusiasts, or anyone who wants to celebrate in a unique and special way. Click here to explore the adoption website!