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Environmental Center in Southern Central Pennsylvania
Visitors can look into the face of a lion or stand near a polar bear, compare a whitetail toa mule deer or a wolf to a coyote. Surprises can be found throughout the Charles Brightbill Environmental Center. The Center houses a large variety of animal specimens in dioramas. Among the habitats highlighted is an African savannah with lions, leopards, and many speciesof antelope. Another large display room highlights North American animals, with the tundra,desert, deciduous forest, and mountain ecosystems among the display space. Interactivedisplays offer excellent learning opportunities. Collections of nests, shells, rocks and mineralsare also highlighted in the Center. Educational opportunities are available for groups like schoolgroups, Scout troops, and Senior citizens that schedule visits. The Center is located on 15 acreswith walking trails of varying lengths throughout. Visitors can enjoy the trails at any time of day.Spring and summer offer great opportunities for birdwatchers to view many species of birds.
The Charles Brightbill Environmental Center is located near Mercersburg in south centralFranklin County, Pennsylvania. It is operated by the Tuscarora Wildlife Education Project Boardof Directors, the Center is a 501 C3 non-profit facility.
The Center is open the first Sunday of each month - October through April from 2:00 - 4:00 forfree Open House events. Visitors can also pre-schedule visits by emailing the TWEP director [email protected] or by calling the Center at 717-328-2126. There is a $5/person charge forthese pre-scheduled visits.