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. Throughout all programs, students will learn how the natural world works, understand how we as humans interact with and impact the environment, and find ways to manage these effects on the environment. In 2018, LWA was honored with the “Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence” for this programming.

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.

Click here to download a Program Survey form after participating in one of our programs!


Youth Conservation Corps Summer Internship Program

“YCC” is an 8-week long internship opportunity during the summer for students currently enrolled in college 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 and will work alongside professional staff on various ongoing conservation projects in Forbes State Forest. Funded by the Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation, the program has been providing valuable conservation experiences to area youth for more than 40 years.

The 2023 YCC Internship Program is scheduled for June 5 - July 28, 2023! 

Look for information on how to apply for next year's YCC Program in January, 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!

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6 Old Lincoln Highway West
Ligonier, PA 15658

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