Penn State offers numerous educational programs on ecosystems that look at wild flora and fauna for local and national communities.
The Arboretum at Penn State offers guided tours (for community members and K-12 schools) that provide educational programs on local ecosystems/flora/fauna and events such as Bird Walks, Exploring Plants, and Arboretum Insects. The reach of educational programs is extended through videos and webinars provided online, such as a video about the Pollinator and Bird Garden, the Garden Wanderings video series, and webinars on topics such as Animal Signs and Tracking and Designing Your Own Pollinator Garden.
Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center offers public programs and events for local and global stakeholders to look at wild flora and fauna in person and online. Summer Camps provide opportunities for youth to learn about flora and fauna.
The Penn State Office of Science Outreach Science-U summer camps provide summer camp opportunities for students in grades 2-12 to learn about water, habitats, and the local ecology.
Penn State Extension offers a variety of workshops and webinars for free and some for a fee if professional development or certification credits are associated. For example, wildlife topics include topics such as Forestry for Birds, Wildlife Food Plots, Native Plants of Pennsylvania, and Amphibians and Reptiles in Your Woods. Other topics that provide workshops and webinars on ecosystems for local and global communities include Forest Management and Urban Forestry.