It’s time to plan your visit to the Forestry Outreach Center!

Located at the edge of the Pinnacles parking lot, the Forestry Outreach Center serves as a welcome center for hikers, bikers, and other visitors to the area. Inside the Center, you’ll find displays about Forest ecology and the history of Berea College’s relationship with the Forest, restrooms, and a water bottle filling station. Volunteers and Center staff, including Berea College students, will be on hand to greet visitors. Center hours are currently 10am-3pm Monday through Saturday. Virtual visitors can learn more about each of the displays by accessing the Forest Outreach Center tab of this website.  

In addition to the display area…

The Center at sundown by Jay Buckner

the Center also has a large classroom and meeting space. Interdisciplinary educational programming helps learners of all ages gain knowledge about the lands and water that sustains us. School and education-oriented community groups are welcome to contact Center Director Wendy Zagray Warren to plan a visit. Berea College is pleased to offer this interactive educational programming at no cost in service to the community. You can learn more about educational program offerings at the Education tab on this website. The large meeting space might also be just the spot for your next private gathering! Contact Berea College Conference Services to ask about rental arrangements.

Interested in the Forest?

Center Director Wendy Warren invites you to join Friends of the Berea College Forest, a volunteer group which supports every aspect of the Center. Volunteers serve as greeters, coordinate and lead programming, gather for quarterly field days focused on trail and forest maintenance, and continually work to keep forest lands litter-free. Friends of the Forest also receive the Forestry Outreach Center newsletter. You can sign up as a volunteer by emailing Wendy Warren at wendy_warren@berea.edu .  Soon you’ll be able to sign up for the newsletter on our website. 

Volunteers after our field day in December 2017

Thank you for visiting our webpage, and check back often as it continues to expand. You can also connect with us via Facebook and Instagram (@bereacollegefoc). 

We hope to see you at the Center soon!

 

 

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