Great Valley Nature Center

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GVNC Mission:


Great Valley Nature Center’s mission is to foster an appreciation and understanding of the natural world and promote a sense of responsibility for its care through environmental education programs and outdoor recreational experiences.


Since 1974, Great Valley Nature Center has been the go-to resource for schools, families, scouts, community groups, and adventurers of all ages and skill levels for quality environmental education programs, summer and adventure camps, and adult outdoor adventure experiences.


GVNC is a non-profit, 501c3 environmental education organization, located in the heart of Charlestown Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Our 10.5 acre campus includes stream, pond, wetland, and woodland habitats, a Bird of Prey Center, replica Native American Lenape dwelling, indoor Education Center, and Maple Sugaring House. Visit us! Learn more at Contact us at or 610-935-9777.

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