Field Trip!

Pals Spring Field Trip
Wed. April 6
Lutherlyn Environmental Education Program
500 Lutherlyn Lane
Butler, PA 16001 (GPS address)
Join us as we spend the day with LEEP which is renowned throughout western Pennsylvania for its high quality, science-oriented programs. Their programs are geared to kids of all ages that can explore the 660 acres of deciduous forests, coniferous plantations, streams, lakes, wetlands, meadows, fields, sites of Native American activity, a maple sugar shack, sites of early European settlement, and the first straw bale house built in Pennsylvania. More info on this unique facility can be found at LEEP Home

Lutherlyn Environmental Education Program The Lutherlyn Environmental Education Program (LEEP) offers outstanding learning adventures for all ages.
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Program A: Animals and their Habitats
Ages 4-8
The kids will explore and learn about the various animals and their habitats. This will include hiking, tracking and learning about the creatures of the ponds and streams at Lutherlyn. There will also be time for outdoor play/games and a craft about the animals and the LEEP ecosystem.
Program B: Archaeology
Ages 9-18
In this ultimate hands-on field trip experience, students delve into the exciting world of archaeology and really “get their hands dirty”. Students learn the basics of setting up an actual archaeological dig and how to carefully excavate a site. Western Pennsylvania history comes alive as students unearth artifacts, clean what they have found, and try to identify these clues to the past. The current dig site has been the site of human activity for hundreds of years. There is evidence of Native American, as well as pioneer, activity. In order to preserve the integrity of this archaeological site, the group size is limited.
Price per child is $9.00. As space is limited only pre-payment will hold your spot. There will be a table set up to take registration and payment in the first floor hallway during 1st period and in the annex during lunch the next 2 Pals Wednesdays. Payment can also be mailed to: Bethany Thornton, 5004 Windover Drive, Robinson PA, 15205. Payment and registration must be received no later than Friday, April 1st. Payment is not refundable but is transferable to another family if you have to cancel. 
Plan on bringing lunch, snacks and plenty of water as there are no such facilities at Lutherlyn. You do not have to attend with your child but you must designate a “responsible adult” on-site for them and share that information with the field trip coordinators. Dress appropriately, we’ll be in the big outdoors and plan on getting dirty!
Registration, payment and any questions should be addressed to the Field Trip Coordinators, Mary Alice Chaffin ( and Jennifer Sherrill (
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