Our mission is to maintain and preserve the natural beauty of Lake Lacawac, its watershed and surrounding lands, to conduct long-term research on natural systems as part of a global effort to understand and protect the Earth’s biodiversity, and to increase appreciation of this effort through innovative, field-based educational programs for students, teachers, and the community.
Lacawac is nestled on five hundred fifty acres on the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack in the Northern Poconos and is a mix between an environmental education center, nature center, and biological field station.
Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a rich outdoor educational experience and exposure to a blend of diverse habitats including wetlands, open fields, forests, and bodies of water.
To fulfill our mission of Research, Education and Preservation, Lacawac offers environmental education and public programs to the community as well as educating environmental stewards by communicating the core values of environmental responsibility, citizenship, inclusiveness, and the pursuit of knowledge.
Lacawac works with a multitude of colleges and universities to provide research partnerships and a unique location for undergraduate and graduate research and learning.
Lacawac also provides 9 miles of hiking trails open to the public, free of charge, from sunrise to sunset year-round.
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