Environmental Education Programs – Grades K-12

LWA is pleased to offer an innovative, hands-on STEM/Environmental Science curriculum for students in public and private schools, homeschoolers, environmental clubs, and scouting groups within the Loyalhanna Creek Watershed. Programs are offered on site at the Watershed Farm and many can be adapted for school classroom settings. As part of LWA's mission, all programs are offered at no cost to area students. 

In 2018, LWA was honored with the “Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence” for this programming.

Click here for more information about our educational program offerings!


Youth Conservation Corps Summer Internship Program

“YCC” is an 8-week long internship opportunity during the summer for currently enrolled college students (ages 18-22) who are interested in pursuing a career in an environmental or related field and who love working outdoors. Interns will work as registered Conservation Volunteers with the PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry alongside professional staff on various ongoing conservation projects in Forbes State Forest. After the successful completion of the program, each YCC intern will be awarded a $3,500 scholarship to further their education and a $500 cash stipend bonus. Funded by the Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation, the program has been providing valuable conservation experiences to area youth for more than 40 years. 

2024 Internship Applications Are Now Available! Please complete the application form at:

Applications must be received by close of business on April 15, 2024.


Loyalhanna Sojourn Family Fun!

The second to last weekend in May is the time to join us for the annual Loyalhanna Sojourn – a nine mile paddle of the Loyalhanna Creek from Latrobe to New Alexandria. LWA and partners from GLSD-Latrobe Parks and Recreation, Keystone State Park and New Alexandria Borough are pleased to organize the Sojourn each year to celebrate all the Loyalhanna and our communities have to offer. Visit the “Events” page for more details on this great day on the water!