Programs and Events
Field Trips and Programs
Are you interested in planning a field trip or other program with the Mercer County Conservation District and/or Munnell Run Farm? Complete the form linked below so we can best accommodate your group.
Please reach out to Kelcy with questions, comments, or concerns:
Environmental Education Coordinator
Mercer County Conservation District & Munnell Run Farm
Direct: 724-662-3800 Ext. 2394
Each year, the Mercer County Conservation District offers a seedling sale, which includes a variety of coniferous and deciduous trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and more. Sales typically open by February and close in March with pick-up at Munnell Run Farm in April. Please click the link below to see the current lineup and to place your order.
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Mercer County Conservation District’s Photo Contest
Objective: To highlight the natural resources and natural beauty of Mercer County through a cooperative effort with residents and visitors to our great county. We invite you to showcase what you feel are Mercer County’s finest natural resources through photography.
Community Benefit: Money raised through this effort will support the Ross Paulenich Memorial Conservation Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Mercer County high school senior that plans on majoring in Environmental Science, Agriculture, Biology, Engineering, or Conservation Studies.
We are currently accepting photos for the 2021/2022 photo contest until November 1, 2022. All photos must be taken in Mercer County between October 2021 and October 2022. See rules and entry form for additional details.
All entries can be mailed or personally delivered to the Mercer County Conservation District office.
24 Avalon Court, Suite 300
Mercer, PA 16137
To access the official contest rules and entry forms, click this link. >>
Hundreds of teachers and professionals throughout Pennsylvania guide high school students through this natural resource environmental education program that combines classroom learning and outdoor activities. This exposure to nature and seeing how humans impact the natural world provide invaluable lessons for understanding ecosystems and our environment.
At the Envirothon, teams of five high school students compete in field testing using their knowledge in five topic areas – Soils and Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife, and Environmental Issues. A current environmental issue is chosen each year as the “hot topic” for the focus of this station as well as the oral presentation component.