Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology, Pymatuning State Park, and Linesville State Fish Hatchery

June 19, 2018 - 7:30am to 7:30pm


The Pymatuning region of PA, located in the northwest corner of the state, is a magnet for tourists as well as students and researchers interested in ecology. The Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology (PLE), the University of Pittsburgh’s biological field station, is a facility that supports world class biological research and education.

During the tour of PLE, you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with researchers studying avian ecology, amphibian biology and disease ecology. The adjacent State Park and Fish Hatchery provide additional touring opportunities. Highlights of the tour of Pymatuning State Park include a guided tour of the Jamestown Dam gatehouse, a chance to interact with the park naturalist and a visit to the famous Spillway where “the ducks walk on the fish.”

The Linesville Fish Hatchery is one of the primary warm-water hatcheries in the state. You will have the opportunity to see the operation from their indoor viewing deck, explore the visitors center exhibits and interact with hatchery staff.


$65 for members and nonmembers
(Fee includes: motorcoach transportation, all admittances, tours, one snack, and lunch)
The last day to withdraw to receive a full refund is May 15.


Directions and Parking Information

Parking: Discount parking will be available at Soldiers and Sailors Garage for $10. This must be purchased in advance.