Education Testimonials

We’re proud of what we do here at the Keystone Elk Country Alliance and the difference we can make in the community. Nothing warms us more than a heartfelt note from a teacher or student conveying what an amazing time they had while visiting the Elk Country Visitor Center or participating in our Distance Learning Program! Read some of our favorites below.

Thank you very much for zooming with us! The children didn’t know much about the elk before your class. Now they are talking about them and will probably ask lots of questions during the next couple of weeks. The hands-on items were a huge hit with the children and other adults. We really appreciate all that you did to make this happen for our school. Your education team members were awesome presenters and kept the students engaged.

Sharon Hedrick

Teaching Assistant, Indian Rock Elementary School, Pennsylvania

You did a fantastic job! The kids behaved so well because you kept them engaged! We enjoy doing this every year, but I think this was the best so far! Thanks for taking the time to spend with us!

Wendy Hamilton

Northern Potter Children’s School, Pennsylvania

This was SO GREAT!!! Thank you so much for sending the supplies out and doing the lesson. We decided to wait to get the stuff out until after your lesson and it was so cute – the kids were so surprised to see our own version of everything you talked about! What a great resource you guys are! 

Jen Heyer

Kindergarten Teacher, Cedar Ridge Elementary, Minnesota

Question: How does one captivate an audience of 80 – eight and nine year olds (and several teachers and staff members) for 45+ minutes?

Answer: They provide an engaging, interactive, informative lesson on a topic of high interest. The traveling trunk of artifacts was a big hit too. Great job!!! Thank you so much for sharing your time, knowledge, and talent with us. Your sponsors would be proud of your work. We loved it!!!

Susan Zuraski

Third Grade Teacher, Beaver Creek Elementary School, Pennsylvania

Thank you so much for your excellent presentation the other day. The students really enjoyed it!
This was a very interesting program. I found your historical perspective on the elk extremely interesting.

Kathy Reif

STEM Coach (K-5), Lehigh Christian Academy, Pennsylvania

I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thanks. The 4th graders truly enjoyed learning about the elk and being able to touch and see the items that you sent. Also, the presenter was awesome! She held the attention of almost 80 4th graders, which is not an easy task to do.

Misha K. Taylor

4th Grade Teacher, Conneaut Valley Elementary School

Thanks to the awesome educational outreach that the teacher planned for Holiday Park about Elk County, our family took a trip up to the Elk Country Visitor Center!! After visiting Colorado this spring and seeing elk there, it was so surprising to me when Dany came home from school and told me he learned there were Elk in PA through a distance learning program. 

We enjoyed visiting the visitor center, and when we were leaving we ran into the conservation education coordinator in the parking lot. He asked us where we were from and we told him Plum. It turned out he was the speaker for the program at our school. Thanks again for setting this up. We just loved our visit up there. It’s gorgeous!