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WPC's Monthly Newsletter

Fallingwater Accepting Applications to Its Summer Educational Programs

When Edgar Kaufmann jr. entrusted Fallingwater to the Conservancy in 1963, he hoped it would become a place where scholars, students and artists could collaborate to expand their knowledge. Today, the Fallingwater Institute provides learning opportunities through its weeklong residency programs each summer.

High school students interested in architecture and design can join one of two residency programs. The teacher and museum educator residency helps educators design activity-based curriculum and projects. For lifelong learners, our Insight/Onsite three-day experience provides lectures and a deeper exploration of Fallingwater. View each residency’s application requirements and deadlines, which are approaching in May and June.

Become a Volunteer Garden Steward

Love gardening? Interested in giving back to your local community? We’re seeking several volunteers to become garden stewards to our community flower gardens. View a list of gardens in need and learn more about becoming a steward.
Fallingwater Seeking Summer 2018 Interns

Application deadlines are approaching for summer internships at Fallingwater! We're seeking graduate or undergraduate students pursuing degrees in education, communications, preservation and landscape architecture. Apply today!
Register for the 2018 Riparian Forest Buffer Summit

WPC joins DCNR to host the 2018 Riparian Forest Buffer Summit from Feb. 28 to March 1 at the Ramada Conference Center in State College. Participants will learn about riparian buffer zone data and research while networking with conservation professionals. Register today!
TreeVitalize Applications Available
Did you know trees add value to your property and improve air quality in your community? Apply today to receive free trees through TreeVitalize Pittsburgh! View the application and requirements for the fall planting season.
Save the Date: Members’ Day and Annual Meeting
WPC members are invited to join us for our 2018 Members’ Day and Annual Meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at The Barn at Fallingwater. We’ll follow up soon with more information on event registration. In the meantime, please save the date!

Decorative Panel Emulates Wright’s Famous Coonley House Art Glass

This laser-cut wood panel will bring some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie style to your home. The decorative panel is adapted from the colorful and beloved art glass in Wright’s Avery Coonley Playhouse, built in1912 in Riverside, Ill. Wright used balloons, the American flag and abstract patterns in this famous art glass. You can purchase one of three panels online in the Fallingwater Museum Store.

February Desktop Background

From hiking and bird watching to hunting and fishing, the Helen B. Katz Natural Area in Crawford County offers a little bit of everything for nature lovers. First acquired in 2012, this 552-acre natural area hosts important wetland and floodplain features that drain to Cussewago Creek, a tributary to French Creek. Nearly 200 species of birds, including migrating shorebirds, warblers and bald eagles, have been observed around the natural area. Download the February desktop calendar featuring the Katz Natural Area.

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