DCNR Calendar of Events

Event Calendar for Parker Dam State Park

July 22 - August 21, 2018

Sunday, July 22

Tea and Talk

Bring your own cup to sample some sweet fern/mountain mint tea grown right here in the park. Talk is whatever interests you about the environment. We will...

Tuesday, July 24

Hide-‘n-Seekers

This year’s Hide-‘n-Seekers theme at Parker Dam State Park is “Sensory Awareness.” Children participating in the Hide-‘n-Seekers program will learn how to...

Wednesday, July 25

Hide-‘n-Seekers

This year’s Hide-‘n-Seekers theme at Parker Dam State Park is “Sensory Awareness.” Children participating in the Hide-‘n-Seekers program will learn how to...

Thursday, July 26

Hide-‘n-Seekers

This year’s Hide-‘n-Seekers theme at Parker Dam State Park is “Sensory Awareness.” Children participating in the Hide-‘n-Seekers program will learn how to...

Friday, July 27

Snakes Without Legs—Nature Nut

Enjoy this fun and informative video about snakes in general. Also, learn what snakes we have in Pennsylvania. And, we will answer the age-old question—what...

Saturday, July 28

Earth’s Moon

Did you catch last night’s full moon? Come learn more about the moon and the ways that it seems to change from Earth’s perspective. We will also discuss...

Alien Invaders

They aren’t extra-terrestrial, but they do come from all corners of the Earth. These invaders have a tremendous impact on the biodiversity in their new...

Peppercorn Plus

How big is the Earth compared to the Sun? How far away would it be if the Sun were an eight-inch ball? And, Mars is in opposition—what is that all about?...

Timber Rattlesnake – Shadow of Misunderstanding

Learn more about the Timber rattlesnake through this informative video. Can you tell their age by the number of rattles? How do you tell a male from a female...

Sunday, July 29

Tea and Talk

Bring your own cup to sample some sweet fern/mountain mint tea grown right here in the park. Talk is whatever interests you about the environment. We will...

Thursday, August 2

Snake Search

Learn about our native snakes and go looking for them. There are good places to search for them—the naturalist knows where to look.

Friday, August 3

UNDALOOFS—Nature Nut

Learn about deer, moose, elk, bison, and other ungulates—split-hooved mammals—through this entertaining Nature Nut video.

PA Whitetails—Living with Change

This video shows deer for what they truly are—one of the state’s most interesting and fascinating animals. Videographer Hal Korber spent two years filming PA...

Saturday, August 4

Deer/Elk Tracks in the Sand

We’ve all seen deer tracks in the snow, mud, or sand. What can the tracks tell us? Which way it was going, how big it was, and even if it was a buck or a doe...

Sunday, August 5

Tea and Talk

Bring your own cup to sample some sweet fern/mountain mint tea grown right here in the park. Talk is whatever interests you about the environment. We will...

Thursday, August 9

Crawfishing

“You get a line and I’ll get a pole…” Learn the art of crawfishing using a line and a pole. Lines and poles (and bait) provided. If you are 16 or older, you...

Friday, August 10

S’mores and Sustainability

Sustainability has become a buzz word in modern society—but what exactly does it mean? Why is it important? How can every person live a more sustainable...

Saturday, August 11

Hike the Laurel Run and CCC Trails

Hike along Laurel Run on this guided foray through the tornado area and more. Return on the CCC trail. Two miles—bring water and wear comfortable shoes.

NavStar on the Beach

The moon is new tonight (dark)—a great time for night sky viewing. But what are the “stars” that move across the sky? Some are “NavStar” satellites—used to...

Amazing Metamorphosis

Imagine growing extra arms or legs on your birthday; or, that you change from living in an aquatic habitat to a terrestrial one. Well, many animals go...

The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies

From across North America, millions of butterflies travel to the mountains of Mexico each year to over-winter. Watch as scientists study this feat of...

Sunday, August 12

Tea and Talk

Bring your own cup to sample some sweet fern/mountain mint tea grown right here in the park. Talk is whatever interests you about the environment. We will...

Perseid Meteor Shower Watch

Bring a blanket, reclining camp chair, or the like to watch for this well-known summer meteor shower. Should be pretty good this year with the moon so new.