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OUR MISSION AND VISION

Nathan’s Divide Watershed Education Center

Our Mission: To encourage our community to come together for environmental stewardship.

Our Vision: To become the region’s destination for environmental education, outdoor recreation, and wellness

Our vision is to become the region’s destination for water-related environmental education

  • A community center with displays that will enable visitors to understand:
    • How rain and groundwater provide clean drinking water
    • How sewage is collected, treated, and discharged back into a river
    • How a drop of water that falls on the eastern side of the divide flows into the Atlantic Ocean and a drop that falls on the western side flows to the Gulf of Mexico
  • Offering community participation and volunteer opportunities
  • Modeling sustainable practices with a LEED designed building, natural landscaping, and permeable pavement
  • Hosting a Resource Center that provides educators, parents, and children with a wide variety of environmental education materials
  • Displaying art works devoted to water themes

Nathan’s Divide Watershed Education Center

Nathan’s Divide is a regional facility located near the Eastern Continental Divide and dedicated to providing the highest quality programs focused nature and our environment.  The programs include natural science, conservation, history, culture, outdoor education, environmental stewardship, recreation, art, and community service.

The entry road is located less than 2 miles north of the center of Ebensburg, Pennsylvania at the water reservoir owned by the Ebensburg Municipal Authority in Cambria County. The address is 1278 N. Center St. Ebensburg, PA 15931

Planned Activities

  • Fun
    • Fishing
    • Kayaking and Canoeing
    • Forest Canopy Tour
  • Health
    • Walking, Hiking Trails
    • Running, Skiing, Snowshoeing
    • Outdoor Fitness Area
  • Learning
    • Indoor and Outdoor Classrooms
    • Bird Watching
    • Plant and Animal Identification

Many children can identify over 1,000 corporate logos but fewer than 10 plants and animals native to their region.

95% of all learning is estimated to take place outside the classrooms.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is an incalculable added pleasure to any one’s sum of happiness if he or she grows to know, even slightly and imperfectly, how to read and enjoy the wonder-book of nature.” –Theodore Roosevelt

OUR BLOG

Nathan’s Divide Launch Meeting

Launch Meeting launched; launching; launches Definition of launch 1a: to throw forward b: to release, catapult, or send off (a self-propelled object) 2a: to set (a boat or ship) afloat b: to give (a person) a start c(1): to put into operation or set in motion (2): to get off to a good start Nathan’s [...]

Creativity

Last weekend, Dave and I were hiking on some trails through The Divide with our friend, Marty.  We saw an old board nailed to a tree and began talking about spending time in the woods as kids.  Of course the guys discussed the “cabins” that they made and how they were able to develop various [...]

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Grateful for the generous donation from the Rotary Club of Ebensburg for their support for the upgrade for our entry road. We are asking our community to help us raise the $5,500 needed for the gravel and fuel oil that the PA National Guard will use when they bring the equipment and manpower to widen the road to become 2 lanes.
When then road is updated we will ask CamTran to create a stop (the site is behind the CamTran terminal) to provide public transportation for everyone throughout Cambria County.
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Consider using cheap bird seed instead of sand or salt on your walkway for traction. The birds are happy and it’s better for the environment. ... See MoreSee Less

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