Environmental Education Team

ALT helps local people save local land. Our Environmental Education Team continues our efforts by connecting all ages with the natural world to engage the next generation of environmental stewards.

Our Senior Director of Education & Curriculum Julie Travaglini holds her Pennsylvania teaching certificate and has years of experience as a leader in the environmental education field.

Ms. Travaglini is an active PQAS Specialty Instructor offering regional workshops for early childhood educators; she is also a Scouts BSA Merit Badge Counselor for a variety of badges, and offers Award and Patch opportunities for Girl Scouts.

The Environmental Education Team also employs Environmental Educators who hold all required clearances and training to work with students in the classroom and outdoors.  Our staff travel across the county and within the region to provide high-quality standards-based programs that incorporate STEM concepts in hands-on, conservation, and natural history-themed lessons.

Our programs are offered for individuals ages 2 through adult on our conservation areas or at a site of your choosing.

Follow the links below for more information, or contact Julie to schedule a program for your group.

Science Sprouts: Students ages 2 – second grade will be engaged in STEM based programs on over a dozen topics at your location.

Investigation Nature: Students in grades 3 – 12 will gain an appreciation for nature and local green spaces through hands-on environmentally focused programs on one of our feature conservation areas or at your location.

Nature Nearby: Adults will be introduced to more in-depth programming on conservation and natural history interest topics at your location. Great for social gatherings, garden clubs or other organizations looking for a different type of adult enrichment programming.

Virtual Programs: We have designed and adapted dozens of programs for virtual attendance to create more accessible opportunities for learning. From early childhood lessons and adult webinars to scout programs, we now provide environmental education right at your fingertips. Visit our event calendar for upcoming virtual learning events for all ages.

Community Programs:  No matter your age or experience with science and land-based education, we welcome you to join us out on ALT’s Conservation areas!

University Partnerships: As stewards of more than 3,000 acres of land, we seek ways to quantify the biodiversity, economic value and other wonderful benefits of green space. To better gather this data, ALT is currently looking to expand our work with higher education researchers and students. Please connect if you’re interested in a partnership.