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Schrader Environmental Education Center

722 Waddington Road

The Schrader Environmental Education Center is part of Oglebay Institute, one of West Virginia’s oldest cultural organizations. The SEEC strives to provide opportunities to celebrate and study the natural world with a commitment to inspire individuals to develop and maintain sustainable relationships with the environment.


Sloppy Soap

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
This center is truly a treasure for West Virginia and the Panhandle! There is always something interesting, inviting, and incredible happening. You can learn about everything from life cycles to the local environment. You are able to see actual nature right before your eyes through their beautiful windows that showcase bird and squirrel feeders. You can stroll on their wildlife platform that juts into the forest and use their provided binoculars to see for miles! They have arts, crafts, classes, shows, and a small store with handcrafted items to purchase which supports local artisans and the center. This is a must experience place for everyone!

michelle bencho

Friday, May 25, 2018
Free! Good for kids to explore. You can walk through the tree tops and catch some trails. Trails are not paved so dont take a stroller.

Sherry Halchak

Monday, April 23, 2018
We had our grandsons 4 th birthday party there and could not have been more pleased! All the children thoroughly enjoyed it! They put so much work and thought into making it a very special day for him!

Daniel Tracy

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
We took the kids for a $5 scavenger hunt. We stayed for a while there is plenty to look at and learn about. The kids had fun and it a good way to learn abou t nature. The people inside where very good with the kids as well.

Jarryd Reed

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017
Wonderful trails, they just need to expand them and finish connecting the yellow trail to the blue one to make a loop.

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