Learning Center

Monongahela National Forest provides many learning opportunities. We have information posted on History and Culture and Outdoor Safety, as well as some links posted to the right-hand side of the pages to provide additional information for your visit on Monongahela National Forest.


History & Culture

A man waves as he drives his car laden with camping great through the gear into Stuart Rec Area

As our nation has grown, so too has the way we have used our forests and natural resources. The land that is now Monongahela National Forest has gone through many changes over the last 100 years, and our story of conservation reflects the demands of expansion and subsequent restoration necessary to ensure Monongahela National Forest continues to deliver benefits to the public for the next 100 years.

Discover Nature Day at Seneca Rocks Discovery Center

An enthralled toddler turns her attention from a kiosk momentarily to pose for the camera

Discover Nature Day is held annually at Seneca Rocks Discovery Center. It is an entire day geared toward school-aged children who want to learn more about the natural world. 


Nature & Science

photo of Killdeer

Are you interested in fall colors or blooming schedules? How about bird watching? Find all nature and science resources here. 

White Nose Syndrome in Bats

White Nose Syndrome is a serious disease that is affecting our bats. It is spread from bat to bat as they cluster in caves and mines.