August 01, 2020 - August 14, 2020
  • Schrader Environmental Education Center
    465 Lodge Drive Wheeling, WV
  • 304-242-6855
  • Hours
    Mon-Sat: 10:00am-5:00pm/Sun: 12:00-5:00pm
  • Free Admission

Check-out a themed nature backpack at the Schrader Center and head-out on your own to explore! Each backpack contains everything you need to explore the pond, butterfly garden or forest. Includes a journal for observations.

Available 10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday and Noon-5pm Sunday, June 1 through August 14.

Backpack available may be limited by cleaning schedule. Please call 304-242-6855 to be sure of availability.


Explore nature as a family…

Replace your child’s screen time with green time! Our family nature programs bring families together for quality time learning about nature. So, get outside and explore! Activities ignite children’s interests in science and nature. Children socialize with other kids outside of a traditional classroom setting. They have a lot of fun, too. And parents meet and connect with other parents. Most of all, our programs instill a lifelong appreciation and respect for the natural world.

More about the Schrader Center:

The Schrader Center offers dozens of seasonal nature programs for all ages. Nature enthusiasts gather here to experience a sense of community around a shared love of nature. Preschoolers through adults enjoy our year-round nature activities. Our hands-on programs expand nature knowledge, promote outdoor discovery and foster lifelong learning.