Monthly Newsletter: October 2021
What is happening at Rock Hollow Woods?

Exciting things around the corner


Fall Family Fun Day; October 23, 2021 2:00-4:30p.m.

Fall Family Fun Day is an event for everyone. Enjoy the great outdoors together while hiking through beautiful Rock Hollow Woods in the autumn season. Participants will enjoy hiking our trails and listening to ghost tales shared by professional storyteller Deborah Pieri, a retired elementary educator with a Masters of Arts in Oral Tradition. After the storytelling, each family will receive a pumpkin to carve together. Families can then explore and play in the area nearby while participating in fall games and crafts. Space is limited so CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP TODAY!


Owl Prowl; October 22, 2021 6:00-7:30p.m.

Join us on an Owl Prowl at Rock Hollow Woods on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Learn about Pennsylvania's native owls, their calls, fun facts about how they've evolved into one of our animals of the night. We'll begin with a short discussion and then we will hike the trails at dusk listening and looking for our feathered friends, and we're sure to see some other interesting critters along the way! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP TODAY!


Homeschool Happenings offered on Wednesdays in October

Homeschool Happenings is an authentic nature-based program that focuses on environmental studies combined with social-emotional learning and team building. Students will explore nature and learn about the changes of the season while also discovering skills for collaboration, self-love, and personal advocacy. Monthly sessions are offered throughout the year. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP TODAY!


Executive Director's Corner

My first month as Executive Director of Rock Hollow Woods has been quite busy already with the transition of roles and starting a second year of our Nature Pre-K program. I feel that the strategic planning process has really re-energized our organization and I'm excited to explore all of the potential opportunities for growth! I'm very grateful for the continuous guidance from Jean and strong support from the Board of Directors.

If you have ANY questions or ideas (programs, volunteering, events, etc.) please reach out to me at

In September we enjoyed a variety of educational programs.

Toddler Time on the Trail, Homeschool Happenings, Nature Pre-K, YAB kickoff retreat, a Scout program, and Yoga in the Great Outdoors.


YAB (Youth Advisory Board) Kickoff Retreat


Homeschool Happenings


Nature Pre-K


Toddler Time on the Trail


"Into the Woods" Scout Badge


Yoga in the Great Outdoors

Gratitude Corner


We are so grateful for the many ways you continue to support Rock Hollow Woods Environmental Learning Center!

Thank you to this month's donors: Michelle Ferrell, Karen Jeffords, and Doug Metcalfe & Brian Lahmann.

Thank you for the gifts that are being used at Rock Hollow Woods: Steph Cumens, Michael McCarney, Jan and Mike Slater.

Thank you for the amazing volunteers who help at Rock Hollow Woods: 
-Karen, Amy, Diane, Susan, Elizabeth, and Jean for painting our water runoff landscapes.

~Heather, Amy, and Michelle for organizing the supplies in the upstairs of the McCarney Learning Center.

~Our Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Al Weber for working through the Strategic Planning Process to help make Rock Hollow Woods a sustainable for the future.

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