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Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio for Mark Layton

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Mark Layton is the Nature Program Coordinator here at Refreshing Mountain, though he originally got his start at Refreshing Mountain when he was 16 years old, working in the housekeeping department. That same summer he was given the chance to work in the activities department and immediately loved it. Through that opportunity he realized how…

News Release: New Live Animal Display Brings Even More Adventure to Lancaster County

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania – A newly constructed Wildlife Center at Refreshing Mountain in Lancaster County, PA features more than 20 new live animal displays. These brand new animal displays include exotic and native reptiles and amphibians, as well as, exhibits from PA woodlands including furs, nests, eggs, antlers, skulls, and more. During a visit to…

Nature Education and Adventure Education Field Trips at Refreshing Mountain

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School field trips at Refreshing Mountain offer an exciting adventure, engaging students in the unique nature based education program. With 80 acres of beautiful woodlands, students can participate in Earth Sciences, Peer-to-Peer development or Adventure Education activities.  Developed by professional educators and led by trained instructors, school field trip programs at Refreshing Mountain provide education,…

Top Student Benefits of an Educational Field Trip at Refreshing Mountain

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Textbooks, worksheets, lectures, reports, and projects are the mainstays of the school year. Teachers and students alike work through this daily grind, day after day. School field trips allow a much-needed break from the daily routine and a host of other benefits to students. By getting them out of the classroom and into the world, school field trips…