Take an Educational Walk Thru Penn’s Woods
The WoodMobile is a 34-foot trailer that is equipped with high-tech, interactive devices to help educate younger Pennsylvanian’s and students about the richness of PA’s forests and the economic impact of the PA’s hardwoods industry. Originally introduced in 2002 and having taught more than 145,000 students about wood and forestry, this new WoodMobile features videos, photos and touchscreens detailing the abundance of resources from our forests, sustainability of the industry as well as the dangers to our forests from insects, plants, humans and mother nature.
As you enter into a world of wood through an in-laid hardwood path, you see the various wood species found in the forest of PA and view how many goods and products are produced from wood that we use every single day. The entire WoodMobile is a one-of-a-kind interactive learning experience!
Beautiful in-laid PA Hardwoods logo in the eye-catching hardwood floor path
Ribbon cutting ceremony
Exterior view of the WoodMobile
Interior view from the ramp leading into the WoodMobile.
The interior is split down the middle, showing both Forestry and Industry sides of PA Hardwoods.
The mantle center piece is created from a variety of PA Hardwoods featuring LED down-lighting and a TV surround made from Cherry.
The Forestry side features a wall mounted LCD, interactive touchscreen monitors, Cherry framed images and the Wood Species ID game.
Interactive Wood Species Identification Game
Interactive Touchscreens framed in Cherry
The Forestry side entrance/exit door
The Industry side features a wall mounted LCD, hardwood samples, pallet display, a hardwood crafted bike and a display case featuring various hardwood products.
A hardwood crafted bike along with the pallet display telling the story of pallet production in PA.
The WoodMobile – an educational initiative brought about by the Pennsylvania Hardwoods Development Council in the PA Dept. of Agriculture with generous donations from Deer Park Lumber, Pennsylvania Forest Products Association as well 60 other companies and hardwood groups who seek to bring awareness of the PA Hardwoods industry to students and all PA residents.