The Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education (PICE) is a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to stimulate knowledge of, interest in, and an appreciation of natural history by providing extraordinary field-based educational opportunities within Pennsylvania and beyond.
The Institute was established in 2002 to fill a statewide need for field-based educational programs focusing specifically on Pennsylvania’s natural environment. The Institute’s core tenets are to: 1) teach at the convergence of natural and cultural history, science, literature and the arts; 2) affirm human history as integral to the history of landscapes and wild lands; 3) encourage exploration, reflection, and stewardship through immersion in the out-of-doors; 4) promote respect among people and the broader community of life; and 5) value the importance of natural areas for education, recreation, biodiversity and renewal.
The Institute’s current strategic goals are to provide an educational forum for connection through the outdoors. We will continue to focus our main program Wildlife Leadership Academy as we: