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Friday, November 2 – An Evening with Owls Experts on night-time raptors will explore the facts and shatter the myths about these beautiful creatures. This program features live owls from ZooAmerica and a talk by Ornithology expert Scott Weidensaul. Certified bird banders from the Center’s Northern Saw-Whet Owl Banding Project will provide owl banding demonstrations […]

2018 Nature Discovery Series

Nature Discovery Series 2018 At the Ned Smith Center, we believe education is for everyone. We have developed a series of programs that connect people of all ages with the natural world.  Whether it’s watching waterfowl on the Susquehanna River, taking a spring bird walk with expert guides, or enjoying an informative and entertaining lecture, […]

Off Site Events

Below is a list of events in the Central PA area where you can find our staff and learn more about the Center and our mission. August 2018:  Wednesday, 8/1 – Northern Dauphin County YMCA Thursday, 8/2 – Hershey Farmer’s Market September 2018: ALL WEEK! 8/16-22 – Youth art winners will be on display at […]

Summer Camp Registration is now OPEN!

2018 Summer Camp Registration NOW OPEN! General Information At the Ned Smith Center’s acclaimed Summer Camps, campers will not only experience authentic connections with nature, but with each other!  Join us as we discover our world together! Special thanks to Martha Weisgerber, Westminster, MD, with whom we are proud to offer this year’s exciting summer […]

The Young and the Wild: 2018 Youth Art Contest

 2018 Theme: The Young and Wild Official 2018 Youth Art Contest Rules and Entry Form CLICK HERE to see the winners of the 2017 contest! Students from across the country participate in the annual youth art contest, designed to inspire the next generation of wildlife artists. Winning entries are exhibited at the Center during the Nature and Arts Festival, […]

Oct. 28: Halloween Owls

Saturday, October 28: Halloween Owls Whoooo’s coming to this annual tradition? Celebrate Halloween with the Ned Smith Center at its annual Halloween Owls program. This program features live owls from Penn State University’s Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center. Experts on night-time raptors will explore the facts and shatter the myths about these beautiful creatures. Certified bird banders […]

Environmental Educator Position OPEN

Environmental Educator The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, located in Millersburg, PA, is seeking a full-time Art and Nature Educator reporting to the Lead Environmental Educator and the Executive Director. The ideal candidate would have a degree from an accredited college or university in art, forestry, biology, environmental studies or related fields; a […]

October 14: FALL FAMILY FUN DAY

Children’s Series CLICK HERE for coupons to children’s series events. Saturday, October 14: Fall Family Fun Day Join the Ned Smith Center and its partners for an awesome autumn afternoon. This annual event increases awareness of the natural world with many activities for children and families, including a live animal presentation. Fall frolickers can also visit […]

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