Educator Resources PARKS ON THE GO

Environmental Education Available at Your Fingertips

Teacher-partners, see below for digital resources related to each of our school programs.

Habitat Explorers  |  Park Stewards Ecosystem Investigators | High School Urban EcoStewards | Nature School | From Slavery to Freedom Garden & Lesson Plan

Nature School - Preschool

Nature School is an on-line pre-school resource designed to introduce children ages 3-5 to the plants and animals that live in Pittsburgh and in our own backyards. Learn more.

Habitat Exploration - Early Elementary

For students who have not attended a Habitat Explorers field trip, learn about the ins and outs of habitats with home-based activities.

Ecosystem Investigators

Streams are home to a wide array of living things all functioning as part of an intricate system. Regardless of what stream you look in – from a pristine mountain stream to a little creek in a city, you can find similar organisms living there.

Learn More!

High School Urban Ecostewards
This program gives students in 9th through 12th grade the opportunity to work together on collaborative, hands- on volunteer projects to improve the ecological health of their community.

Students experience the outdoors throughout the seasons to learn about urban ecology and the benefits provided by parks and other green infrastructure in cities.

Learn More!

The Intern Corner

The Parks Conservancy's interns recently developed a series of videos for people of all ages to watch from the comfort of their home! From listening to the sounds of Schenley Park to learning about leaves - there's something for everyone to enjoy.  

Summer 2020 Intern Videos

Fall 2020 Intern Videos

Tree Infographic


Poison Hemlock

Tree Heaven 

From Slavery to Freedom Garden

To promote understanding of the African Diaspora, the Heinz History Center and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy collaborated to create the From Slavery to Freedom Garden at the Frick Environmental Center. The From Slavery to Freedom Garden showcases plants used for food and medicinal purposes -- some found in woodlands and fields along the journey to freedom, others cultivated in home gardens of free people of color.

Learn More!

Make a Difference

Your Parks Matter

Parks thrive when they have sun, soil, rain…and you. You ensure programs are offered, trees are planted, capital projects are funded, flowers are tended to, research is pursued. There is nothing the parks can’t do with you behind them.


Pittsburghers need parks. They're where families create lasting memories together, where people of all ages connect to nature, and where all of us can simply enjoy a breath of fresh air. Parks, in return, do more than we realize. They clean the air, filter stormwater, lower stress, and provide a natural sanctuary. 

We believe in the power of parks. We are all in. Are you?