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13th Annual Nature Art Show

September 25-27, 2015

Nature artists will display and sell their work during McKeever’s 13th Annual Nature Art Show. Each artist is given a room to display and sell their work. The artist fills the space with art work that reflects the wonders and beauty of nature creating their own “art gallery.”

Artists include Chandler Beatty, Jocelyn Beatty, Larry Beckstein, Ben Bires, Jack Paluh, Joe Skibinski, Frank Stofan and Clean Creek. Food and beverages are available throughout the weekend. Hours of the show are: Friday: 6-9 pm; Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday: noon to 4 pm. Julie Harris, singer/guitarist will perform Saturday afternoon from 2-5 pm.


Miles for McKeever 5k Race/Hike

October 18, 2015

This unique 5K trail race/hike will meander through the scenic woodlands of the McKeever Center. Runners and hikers are welcome! NEW this year – kids (10 and under) 1/2 mile fun run! More information is provided below.

Awards:  Top three overall males and females will receive awards, age group awards in 10 year increments, and finisher awards to all participants.

Fee:  $30 by October 1, 2015. $35 after October 1, 2015. Registration accepted up until race morning. All pre-registered participants will receive a long sleeve t-shirt and a finishers award. Remaining t-shirts will be first-come, first-served. Post-race refreshments and snacks will be provided to all participants.

Packet Pickup/Late Registration:  Sunday October 18, 2015 8:30-9:45AM at McKeever’s Dining Hall.

Benefits:  The proceeds from this race will benefit the McKeever Environmental Learning Center. Proceeds will be used for education materials and to maintain trails. Our general mission is to guide individuals toward developing and maintaining a sustainable relationship between themselves and the natural world in his/her workplace, residence, and recreation. McKeever’s residential campus provides a unique educational setting for experiencing and exploring personal connections and the impact it has on the natural world.

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: SRU Foundation and mail to the McKeever Environmental Learning Center, 55 McKeever Lane, Sandy Lake, PA 16145.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Julie Ferringer at


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