School Groups

Students and teachers are some of our
favorite visitors.

The Visitor Center works closely with educators to plan and support field trips and other school outings with exhibits and educational programs that support and align with state education standards. Our trails, exhibits and multimedia interactives can be great supplemental resources beyond the classroom. Children of all ages come to Elk Country to learn about elk and their environment, wildlife and environmental conservation as well as Pennsylvania's unique heritage.

Utilizing the unique marriage of the latest technology with hands-on, “physical” learning, our conservation education video conferencing experience for students continues to expand across Pennsylvania and beyond as more and more school districts and teachers become aware of this amazing learning opportunity. A large "Elk Traveling Trunk" is sent to each participating school with lots of hands-on props to be discussed and handled during this multi-sensory learning adventure. No other distance learning program offers this tactile interactive experience.

For more information or to schedule an educational visit, contact the Elk Country Visitor Center Conservation Education staff at 814-787-5173.

Elk Country Visitor Center

950 Winslow Hill Road, Benezette, PA 15821

April – May: Thursday – Monday | 9am – 5pm (closed Tues & Wed)

June - August: 7 days a week 8am – 8pm

September – October: 7 Days a Week | 8am – 8pm
November – December: Thursday – Monday | 9am – 5pm Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

January – March: Saturday & Sunday Only | 9am – 5pm

**Closed Easter Sunday



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