Next on WPSU's 'Digging Deeper': A look at the renovated Shaver's Creek

May 15, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A look at the renovated and expanded Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and what’s happening there this summer will be discussed during the next episode of President Barron’s WPSU show, “Digging Deeper,” on Sunday, May 19.

Penn State President Eric J. Barron will welcome Shaver’s Creek director Mark McLaughlin and Jason Beale, the center’s program director of live animal care, to talk about the $7.5 million renovation that will be completed later this summer and the conservation and education programs that will be available. 

WPSU’s “Digging Deeper” will air at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on WPSU-TV.

Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center — Penn State’s outdoor education field lab and nature center — re-opened in September 2018 after a two-year expansion and renovation project. Renovations included an enhanced visitor’s center; approximately 3,000-square feet of new technology-enhanced classroom space between three classrooms; new administrative and staff office space; and new raptor enclosures that will accommodate the 18 birds that live at Shaver’s Creek.

The upgrades will help accommodate the more than 1,400 Penn State students, 50,000 noncredit program attendees and nearly 10,000 visitors who use Shaver’s Creek during the year. For Penn State, Shaver’s Creek is home to more than 35 credit-bearing courses in six colleges and nine departments.

The center also provides programming to the community and schoolchildren through public festivals, summer camps and Outdoor School, which twice a year welcomes elementary students from Centre, Huntingdon, Mifflin and surrounding counties for a four-day residential program.

Visit the WPSU website for more information and to watch archived episodes.

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Last Updated May 15, 2019