DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

January 28 - February 26, 2020

Tuesday, January 28

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Nature Story Time

In this free program, families with children can enjoy a nature-themed story in our Education Building, before heading outside to explore. A related craft or...

Homeschoolers Playing the Past for grades 3-6

Limited to 20 participants. Please pre-register online. Please register each child individually so I have an accurate head count. Questions? Please email...

Wednesday, January 29

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

WEBINAR: DCNR Grants for Locally Based Recreation, Conservation, Trail, and Riparian Buffer Projects (Planning, Development, and Acquisition Projects)

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC) 2020 grant program for statewide, regional and local...

Thursday, January 30

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Friends Of Beltzville State Park - Walking Group

WALKING GROUP These free weekly walks will be 1 hour. Please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes and bring water. An opportunity to enjoy nature in the...

Friday, January 31

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Saturday, February 1

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

History of Snowshoeing

Learn how to snowshoe while learning the history of these helpful winter tools. If we don’t get any snow, we’ll focus on using trekking poles and hike in our...

Birds and Beverages: Project FeederWatch

Join us for Project FeederWatch at Kings Gap! This community science project collects data on birds visiting feeders in the winter. Enjoy hot tea, cocoa,...

Coffee with the Birds

Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa, INDOORS, as we participate in a Project Feeder Watch bird count and learn about the birds visiting the feeders just...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Friends Trail Day

Join the Friends of Ridley Creek State Park trail crew on their monthly trail maintenance excursions where they care for park trails, remove invasive plants...

Step Into Snowshoes

If you can walk...you can snowshoe! Try it today. A limited number of snowshoes are available daily when Jennings EE Center is open* and enough snow covers...

Learn to Cross-country Ski

Learn how to enjoy this winter sport with the whole family. Learn why cross-country skis work the way they do, how to get fitted in the proper-sized...

Natural Art Painting

Join a Park Naturalist at the TREC where we will take a close look at our painting tools before we begin. With the use of pine needles, acorns, and other...

Snowshoeing for Beginners

Celebrate winter by getting into the woods and learning how to snowshoe! We’ll provide the snowshoes and poles and get you started, then we’ll head out for a...

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Travel to the 'inland seas' where some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth is also the world's largest concentration of freshwater. The Great Lakes are...

Photo: USFWS

If you are interested in learning how to ice fish, this event is for you! We will go over the basics to safely have fun catching fish from below the ice....

Winter Fun Day

Visit the park and try out our snowshoes or go for a walk on the Knox and Kane Rail Trail! Winter can be fun!

WinterFest

Join us for our annual WinterFest! Many returning favorites will be here, including the adorable sled dog team, children’s activities, snowshoe demos, and...

Winterfest

Join us for a festival of Winter! This festival runs from 11am-4pm at the Sugarloaf sledding area. Bring your own sled for sled riding. Try your hand at a...

Life and Times of Punxsutawney Phil and Shadow Tag

Come and enjoy "The Official Documentary Film of the Punxsutawney Ground Club Inner Circle". Then head outside for a game of shadow tag in the snow.

Winter Fun Day:  Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Activities

Demos: 1:00 - 4:00 PM at Shelter 4 Try cross-country skiing and snowshoeing for the first time or hone your skills. Torchlight Ski: 6:00 PM at the...

Elk Basics

New to learning about elk? Join us for the basic breakdown as we learn about elk history, elk ecology, and elk behavior. Are you a seasoned “Elkspert?” We...

Snowshoeing for Beginners

Celebrate winter by getting into the woods and learning how to snowshoe! We’ll provide the snowshoes and poles and get you started, then we’ll head out for a...

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Travel to the 'inland seas' where some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth is also the world's largest concentration of freshwater. The Great Lakes are...

Sunday, February 2

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Guided Dog Hike

Come hike the trails with your furry best friend. Enjoy the crisp winter air as we take a stroll through the forest. All dogs must be on leash. One dog per...

SuperbOwl Sunday Jr.

What makes owls superb? Join Jennings staff for a fun morning of owl discovery. Examine wings and feet. Learn how they hunt while playing fun games. ...

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Travel to the 'inland seas' where some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth is also the world's largest concentration of freshwater. The Great Lakes are...

Woodchuck Walk

Ground hog fans have a choice of hikes. Join folks from the Butler Outdoor Club for a longer hike on Ground Hog Day. Meet at noon under the SR 528 bridge for...

Bucks County 4-H Heritage Club

This 4-H club was started by kids who are interested in local history and enjoy doing heritage crafts. Any youth age 8-18 can join 4-H. 4-H begins in...

Ground Hog Stomp

Stomp the ground in greeting to celebrate our Pennsylvania Holiday Rodent! Join us for a fun hike beginning at Pleasant Valley, weather and your preference...

Little Naturalist Story Time

Celebrate Groundhog Day with some fun stories and a Groundhog Day themed craft to take home. Activities are designed for children ages 3-7, but all ages are...

Nolde Mansion Open House

Now serving as the first Environmental Education Center in the state, the Nolde property was once the home of a wealthy Reading manufacturer. Join us on the...

Ski Beaver Dam Trail Loop

The Beaver Dam Trail is one of our groomed cross-country ski trails. Come along on this guided outing and explore the winter woods. Bring your own equipment...

Groundhog Day

Did you know that since the year 1887 the most famous of all groundhogs, Punxsutawney Phil, has seen his shadow 104 times? Come and learn many other facts...

Groundhogs

Join a Park Naturalist at the TREC for a look at groundhogs beyond Groundhogs Day. We will explore groundhogs' amazing adaptations during a program suitable...

Great Horned Owl by Jeffery Hall

Owls…are they wise? Are they mysterious? Are they harbingers of doom? Are they prophetic? Owls play a part in folklore, legends, myths, and...

Winter Science

Family program (children must be accompanied by an adult) Join park staff on this family science exploration of all things cold and snowy! There will be...

Winter Walks and Talks

Stay in shape and enjoy the winter landscape with our series of 'Winter Walks and Talks". Held once a month over the winter, each program will cover a...

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Travel to the 'inland seas' where some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth is also the world's largest concentration of freshwater. The Great Lakes are...

Monday, February 3

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Project Feederwatch

Help collect bird data for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in this community science program. Participants who are trained in the program protocols are...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Books and Boots

Exercise for the mind and body--book discussion followed by a walk in Nolde Forest. Call or email the Center for monthly book list. Meet in the mansion...

Friends of Beltzvile Membership Meeting

The Friends of Beltzville invite their members to a bimonthly meeting to plan the groups events such as walks, kayak clean-ups, paddle excursions, art...

Tuesday, February 4

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Project Feederwatch

Help collect bird data for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in this community science program. Participants who are trained in the program protocols are...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Wednesday, February 5

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Thursday, February 6

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Birding Thursdays: Project FeederWatch

Alternating Thursdays: 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/5, 3/19 Join us for Project FeederWatch at Kings Gap! This community science project collects data on birds...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Friends Of Beltzville State Park - Walking Group

WALKING GROUP These free weekly walks will be 1 hour. Please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes and bring water. An opportunity to enjoy nature in the...

Beginner Fly Tying

Are you interested in fly fishing for trout? Have you ever wondered how to tie trout flies but do not know where to start? Consider coming to the Main Park...

Friday, February 7

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

DiscoverE-Wiggly Worms

Explore the world of nature with a Park Naturalist at the TREC. The topic will be worms. Children ages 3-5 with an accompanying adult are invited. If weather...

Friday at the Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series - 4th through 6th grades

The Fort Pitt Museum and Point State Park invite homeschool students in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades to participate in a series of in-depth classes related...

Winter Women in the Wilds

Registration is full with 32 ladies registered and 4 on the waiting list. Park staff is still looking for volunteers to help with the event. If interested...

Family Night - Tracking Workshop

Winter is a good time to observe animals and study their tracks. Learn how animals walk and how to identify them based on their foot shape. We'll spend the...

Saturday, February 8

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Winter Women in the Wilds

3-day event, beginning Friday, February 7, at 6:00 PM, through Sunday, February 9, at 1:00 PM. The Women in the Wilds event at Sinnemahoning State Park is a...

Winter Women in the Wilds

Registration is full with 32 ladies registered and 4 on the waiting list. Park staff is still looking for volunteers to help with the event. If interested...

Home Sweet Home: Backyard Maple Sugaring

Here’s an opportunity for adults who want to try making their own tasty maple syrup! From choosing appropriate trees through tapping, collecting and...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Step Into Snowshoes

If you can walk...you can snowshoe! Try it today. A limited number of snowshoes are available daily when Jennings EE Center is open* and enough snow covers...

Winter Fun: XC Ski, Snowshoe, Ice Skate & Sled!

Try out XC skis or snowshoes during a short mini-clinic where you will learn the basics, then test your skills on the park trails and groomed track. Ice...

Animal Tracks & Signs

Could you tell if a bobcat was in the area? An owl? Join us as we take a walk through Jacobsburg in search of animal tracks and signs. Participants should...

FULL Build a Bird Feeder

This program and the waitlist is FULL. Come and build your very own bird feeder to take home! Set it up in your yard and get ready to count birds during...

Full Moon—Super Moon—Moon Phases

Sunday night is the full moon, and it is a "super" moon. Learn what this means and how it all works from our viewpoint here on earth. Moon phases, eclipses,...

Snowshoeing for Beginners

Celebrate winter by getting into the woods and learning how to snowshoe! We’ll provide the snowshoes and poles and get you started, then we’ll head out for a...

Winter Blast!

Join us at the Prince Gallitzin Marina for some fun winter activities! Go sledding, try cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, do some ice skating, or play...

Winter Walk

Join the park educator for a wintry walk along the Mary Ann Furnace Trail. Meet at the trailhead on Black Rock Road.

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Travel to the 'inland seas' where some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth is also the world's largest concentration of freshwater. The Great Lakes are...

Winterfest

Visitors can enjoy winter-themed festivities such as family friendly hikes beginning 11am, children's crafts, chili cook-off, snowshoeing demos, chainsaw...

Winterfest 2020

Mush over to Winterfest 2020! There will be demonstrations of dog sledding, ice rescue, ice fishing and more. As always there will be snow shoe loans,...

FULL Guided Snowshoe Hike with GWVAS

This program is FULL. Please use register to be added to the waitlist. Join members of the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society for a guided snowshoe...

Learn to Cross-country Ski

Learn how to enjoy this winter sport with the whole family. Learn why cross-country skis work the way they do, how to get fitted in the proper-sized...

Love in the Woods

The courtship rituals of our forest creatures can seem strange and beautiful. Join us at the Visitor Center to learn about some of the unique ways love can...

Step Into Snow Fun and How to Dress

Looking for an activity that will take you outdoors to enjoy a snowy winter? Join park staff from Nolde Forest and Berks County for an introduction to...

Winter Insects

Did you know that you can find insects in winter? Join us as we explore the Bushkill Creek in search of insects that are able to survive in cold, icy creeks...

Turtles of PA

Join us as we learn about the different species of turtles that inhabit Pennsylvania and Elk Country. Learn about the Midland Painted Turtle, the Wood...

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Travel to the 'inland seas' where some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth is also the world's largest concentration of freshwater. The Great Lakes are...

Lake Erie Shipwrecks and Maritimes Tales

Lake Erie is a murky graveyard for an astonishing number of ships. Discover the history behind our great lake and hear the tales of the most legendary wrecks...

Full Moon Towpath Trek with FODC

***Pre-registration is required: Call the Friends of the Delaware Canal at 215-862-2021 or e-mail friends@fodc.org to reserve your spot. Attendance is...

Sweethearts and Smores

Take an evening guided hike on the boardwalk to see the unique plants that call the bog home. Follow the ice luminaries to the observation deck for a...

Animal Prognosticators

- Come and join us for a fun program on the animal world, and why we believe they can tell the weather. OK, admit it. You were eagerly awaiting word...

Sunday, February 9

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Winter Women in the Wilds

Registration is full with 32 ladies registered and 4 on the waiting list. Park staff is still looking for volunteers to help with the event. If interested...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Travel to the 'inland seas' where some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth is also the world's largest concentration of freshwater. The Great Lakes are...

Bucks County 4-H Outdoor Adventures Club

This 4-H club was started by kids who are interested in outdoor recreation and environmental conservation. Any youth age 8-18 can join 4-H. 4-H begins in...

Ski Skunk Trail Loop

The Skunk Trail is one of our groomed cross-country ski trails. Come along on this guided outing and explore the winter woods. Bring your own equipment or...

Winter Animal Tracks and Casting

Stop by to learn about the animal tracks we may find around our homes and in our parks, even in the cold of winter. After going over the basics inside, we’ll...

Elk Explanations

Have burning questions about elk? Wondering how elk are managed? Perhaps you have a question on their favorite foods or habit? Maybe you’d like to know how...

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Travel to the 'inland seas' where some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth is also the world's largest concentration of freshwater. The Great Lakes are...

Moonlight Snowshoe Hike

Explore the trails of Presque Isle State Park during this full moon snowshoe hike. Meet at Picnic Shelter #1 in the Waterworks Area. Equipment and...

Sweethearts and Smores

Take an evening guided hike on the boardwalk to see the unique plants that call the bog home. Follow the ice luminaries to the observation deck for a...

Monday, February 10

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Sugarbush: Hands-on-Heritage - sessions available for both adults and homeschool teens

February “Sugarbush” Maple syrup has roots older than the colonies themselves. We will be discussing early lore, customs, and the process of making maple...

Tuesday, February 11

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Education for Community Resilience Workshop

PA State Parks is partnering with NOAA and Stroud Water Research Center to host a collaborative two-day educator workshop on Climate Resiliency. The first...

Nature Story Time

In this free program, families with children can enjoy a nature-themed story in our Education Building, before heading outside to explore. A related craft or...

Second Tuesday Storytime

Children ages 3-7 and their accompanying adult are invited to learn about nature. Join our friends from the Mifflin Community Library as we read a story and...

Sugarbush: Hands-on-Heritage - sessions available for both adults and homeschool teens

February “Sugarbush” Maple syrup has roots older than the colonies themselves. We will be discussing early lore, customs, and the process of making maple...

Winter Homeschool Series - WInter Birds & Feeders

We will discover how our feathered friends survive the winter as well as how to feed them to help them through the cold months. Pre-registration is...

Sugarbush: Hands-on-Heritage - sessions available for both adults and homeschool teens

February “Sugarbush” Maple syrup has roots older than the colonies themselves. We will be discussing early lore, customs, and the process of making maple...

Wednesday, February 12

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Education for Community Resilience Workshop

PA State Parks is partnering with NOAA and Stroud Water Research Center to host a collaborative two-day educator workshop on Climate Resiliency. The first...

Winter Tree ID

We will talk about how to ID trees without using leaves. Afterwards we will go on a short hike to practice IDing trees along the Mill Race Trail. This...

Thursday, February 13

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Winter Tots

Children ages 3-5 are invited to join us at the classroom building to discover the winter wonderland around them. Through interactive activities, stories...

Friends Of Beltzville State Park - Walking Group

WALKING GROUP These free weekly walks will be 1 hour. Please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes and bring water. An opportunity to enjoy nature in the...

Valentine's Day Cast Iron Cooking

Want to do something different for Valentine’s Day? Enjoy a cast iron cooked meal for two in an open fireplace at the Rotary Pavilion. Space is limited. If...

Friday, February 14

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Lookin' for Love - Owl Prowl

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button *** ***Meeting location: Ralph Stover State Park,...

Lookin' for Love - Owl Prowl

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button *** ***Meeting location: Ralph Stover State Park,...

Valentine's Evening Walk

Looking to do something different for that special someone? Visit the park for a romantic walk out on the Kinzua Bridge. Hot chocolate and coffee provided...

Birds in the Lower 48 States - New Birds, Old Birds and a few Odd Birds

Baird Ornithological Club (BOC) presents speaker Russ Hoffman, a long time BOC member, sharing photos and information about his travels around the country. ...

Saturday, February 15

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Winter Feeder Birds

Join us at the park watching our feeder birds and hike around to see what other birds are in our area. Binoculars available on a first come, first served...

Birds & Beans

Join us any time in the four-hour time frame to hone your bird identification skills on visitors to the bird feeders while enjoying a hot beverage such as...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

GO Teach Snowshoeing

Winter is a time when most people stay inside and remain sedentary. However, it is a great time to get outdoors and explore on snowshoes! Learn how you...

Great Backyard Bird Count

Community Science Opportunity! - Beginner bird watching program for adults and children. All ages and skill levels are welcome! Stay warm and observe from...

Introduction to Archery for Couples

Grab your special someone and learn how to shoot Cupid's Arrow togehter. This program will be held adjacent to Nolde Forest property, on the North Pond side...

Step Into Snowshoes

If you can walk...you can snowshoe! Try it today. A limited number of snowshoes are available daily when Jennings EE Center is open* and enough snow covers...

FULL- Eagle Watch

This program has filled, thanks for your interest. Join us for this trip to the Lackawaxen and Delaware Rivers in search of wintering Bald Eagles and perhaps...

Fun In The Snow At Black Mo

Enjoy a winter day outdoors! Try out ice mini golf and bowling on the lake! Take a hike to look for signs of animals and find out interesting facts...

Learn to Cross-country Ski

Learn how to enjoy this winter sport with the whole family. Learn why cross-country skis work the way they do, how to get fitted in the proper-sized...

Introduction to Archery for Couples

Grab your special someone and learn how to shoot Cupid's Arrow togehter. This program will be held adjacent to Nolde Forest property, on the North Pond side...

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Travel to the 'inland seas' where some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth is also the world's largest concentration of freshwater. The Great Lakes are...

Snowman in the Forest Day

Come join us for a day of fun wintry activities along the picturesque National Wild & Scenic Clarion river within Cook Forest State Park. Various activities...

Winter Tree ID

We will talk about how to ID trees without using leaves. Afterwards we will go on a short hike to practice IDing trees along the Mill Race Trail. This...

Winter Sport & Recreation Event for Athletes who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Join Envision Blind Sports and Pennsylvania State Parks for an afternoon of winter recreation geared toward individuals who are blind or visually impaired. ...

Bird-window Collisions

Our windows are killing birds. Annually up to one billion birds die from colliding with windows. Learn why it’s not big cities and high-rise buildings, but...

Create a Cavity Nesting Gourd Birdhouse

As spring is around the corner it is time to bring out our feathered friends who will be returning for their nesting season. Join the Park Naturalists at the...

Winter Walk

Get outside this winter and join us for an easy to moderate walk at Pinchot Park. Led by the park naturalist, we will explore the trails in the Conewago Day...

Great Backyard Bird Count- Birding Basics

This weekend marks the 23rd Great Backyard Bird Count - an international event encouraging everyone to contribute to what is known about bird populations....

Great Backyard Bird Hike

Community Science Opportunity! - You need not be an expert birder, but some bird identification knowledge is necessary for collecting accurate data. Please...

Let’s Talk Turkey

Join the Game Commission’s Environmental Educator to learn all about one of the largest birds in North America. Enjoy an interactive presentation on turkey...

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Travel to the 'inland seas' where some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth is also the world's largest concentration of freshwater. The Great Lakes are...

Great Backyard Bird Count - Owl Prowl

Join the park naturalist as we go round listening for the various owls that call the park home. We will begin with a short talk about owls and then go for a...

Sunday, February 16

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Great Backyard Bird Count

Bird watchers of all ages are invited to the TREC anytime between 9AM and 12PM to contribute to real-time science research by helping count the birds...

Great Backyard Bird Count - Bird Walk

The colder months are still a great time to find a variety of birds, especially more northern songbirds and waterfowl if open water exists on the lake. Spend...

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Travel to the 'inland seas' where some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth is also the world's largest concentration of freshwater. The Great Lakes are...

George Washington’s Birthday Party

Bring the whole family to help George Washington celebrate his 288th birthday on Sunday, February 16, from noon to 4 PM at Washington Crossing Historic...

Snowfest 2020

Winter is an excellent time to get outdoors! Join us for our annual Snowfest at R. B. Winter State Park on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Demonstrations, 5K run...

Great Backyard Bird Count

Stop by the Environmental Learning Center for some birds and beans before taking short walk to search for some backyard park birds. Learn about the Great...

Great Backyard Bird Count- Birding Basics

This weekend marks the 23rd Great Backyard Bird Count - an international event encouraging everyone to contribute to what is known about bird populations....

River Otters

Learn about this playful creature who adds so much mirth and merriment to our rivers and streams! Don’t miss out on hearing about the river otter’s history,...

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Travel to the 'inland seas' where some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth is also the world's largest concentration of freshwater. The Great Lakes are...

Monday, February 17

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Project Feederwatch

Help collect bird data for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in this community science program. Participants who are trained in the program protocols are...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Family Day

Bring the entire family for a full day of indoor environmental education programming at the TREC. Join us for one program, a couple or all four. No fee or...

Tuesday, February 18

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Project Feederwatch

Help collect bird data for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in this community science program. Participants who are trained in the program protocols are...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Homeschool Day - Fantastic Fish

Geared for ages 5-8, we will be learning about the fish of Pennsylvania. We will learn how fish are different from other animals, the parts of a fish, and...

Something's Fishy at White Clay Creek

Find that new "angle" of life with the White Clay Fly Fishers at their Monthly Meetings held on the third Tuesday evening of each month at the White Clay...

Wednesday, February 19

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Webinar: DCNR’s Statewide and Regional Partnership Grant Program

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC) 2020 grant program for statewide, regional and local...

Stories in the Garden for ages 3-5

Come learn with educators from Tyler State Park and The Southampton Free Library! Four Wednesdays at 10:30 am—11:30 am February 19 & 26, March 11 & 18,...

Junior Master Gardeners: Seed Starters for grades 2-4

Hands-on STEAM program for Grades 2-4 (older students also welcome to register)! Come learn with educators from Tyler State Park and The Southampton Free...

Presque Isle After Dark: Sidewalk Trail

Join the Park Naturalists for an evening stroll on the interior trails and/or beach near the Presque Isle Lighthouse for this approximately 1.5-mile hike....

Thursday, February 20

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Birding Thursdays: Project FeederWatch

Alternating Thursdays: 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/5, 3/19 Join us for Project FeederWatch at Kings Gap! This community science project collects data on birds...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

MWEE Teacher Workshop- Eastern PA

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 9:00 am - 3:-00 pm Stroud Water Research Center 970 Spencer Rd., Avondale, PA 17018 Act 48: 5.5 hrs. Fee: Free! Includes...

Homeschool Day: Awesome Owls

Students, join us for an owl-some day of learning as we take flight into the world of owls. Open to all grade levels. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday...

Winter Tots

Children ages 3-5 are invited to join us at the classroom building to discover the winter wonderland around them. Through interactive activities, stories...

Friends Of Beltzville State Park - Walking Group

WALKING GROUP These free weekly walks will be 1 hour. Please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes and bring water. An opportunity to enjoy nature in the...

February Book Club Meeting: The Men Who Lost America

The February meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Thursday, February 20, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting,...

Family STEAM Night

Bring the whole family for hands-on fun and interactive STEAM activities! Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics with an environmental...

Friday, February 21

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

DiscoverE-Animal Senses

Explore the world of nature with a Park Naturalist at the TREC. The topic will be about animals and how they use their senses. Children ages 3-5 with an...

Saturday, February 22

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Otter Watch

Please bring your binoculars and spotting scopes to the Park Office for a driving tour to otter hotspots along the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River. ...

PA Fish & Boat Commission’s PA Basic Boating Course

Location: Unionville Fire Hall 102 Mahood Road Butler, PA 16001 This PA Fish & Boat Commission’s PA Basic Boating Course was developed to supply boaters...

9:00AM Washington/Cherry Pie Long Hike on the North Country Trail

Washington/Cherry Pie Long Hike on the North Country Trail Click on the button to the right to register for the North Country Trail hike from 9:00 until...

9:00AM Washington/Cherry Pie Nature Walk #1

Washington/Cherry Pie Nature Walk #1 Click on the button to the right to register for Winter Nature Walk #1 from 9:00 until 10:15 AM. Call 724-290-2129 if...

Coffee with the Birds

Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa, INDOORS, as we participate in a Project Feeder Watch bird count and learn about the birds visiting the feeders just...

Eagle Watch

The park educator will have the spotting scopes out near the classroom building on Marina Road. Join us to discover what our local eagles have been up to...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

Discover Erie's shipbuilding history in a new exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.

Step Into Snowshoes

If you can walk...you can snowshoe! Try it today. A limited number of snowshoes are available daily when Jennings EE Center is open* and enough snow covers...

Winter Adventure Hike #2

Take this great opportunity to get outside in the colder months and see the winter beauty at Lyman Run. Be prepared with good hiking boots, hiking...

9:30AM Washington/Cherry Pie History Hike #1

Washington/Cherry Pie History Hike #1 Click on the button to the right to register for History Hike #1 from 9:30 until 10:00 AM. Call 724-290-2129 if you...

10:00AM Washington/Cherry Pie History Hike #2

Washington/Cherry Pie History Hike #2 Click on the button to the right to register for History Hike #2 from 10:00 until 10:30 AM. Call 724-290-2129 if you...

Hike: Raptors of Winter #2

***Pre-registration is required: please click the green "register" button to sign up for this program.*** ***Program Location: Riegelsville Fish and Boat...

Tea and Talk

Come and sample some sweet fern/mountain mint tea grown right here in the park. Talk is whatever interests you about the environment, park, world, etc. May...

Winter Walk

Meet a Park Naturalist at the Stull Center parking lot for a 2 1/2 mile walk down Old Lake Road. Discussion during the walk will focus on wild members of the...

10:30AM Washington/Cherry Pie History Hike #3

Washington/Cherry Pie History Hike #3 Click on the button to the right to register for History Hike #3 from 10:30 until 11:00 AM. Call 724-290-2129 if you...

11:00AM Washington/Cherry Pie Nature Walk #2

Washington/Cherry Pie Nature Walk #2 Click on the button to the right to register for Winter Nature Walk #2 from 11:00 AM until 12:15 PM. Call 724-290-2129...

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Travel to the 'inland seas' where some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth is also the world's largest concentration of freshwater. The Great Lakes are...

Snowshoeing Basics or Nature Hike

Are you ready to give snowshoeing a try? Park staff will help you get started. Snow shoes and trekking poles will be provided or bring your own. Program...

Snowshoes and Brews

Join Forbes State Forest and Laurel Ridge State Park for a special edition ’Hike to Happy Hour’ on snowshoes! We will explore roughly 3 miles of Forbes State...

Walk Around Whipple Lake

WHIPPLE DAM - “Get Outdoors Pennsylvania” and join us for a “Walk Around Whipple Lake,” the first “State Parks of Rothrock” hike, around Whipple Lake on...

11:30AM Washington/Cherry Pie History Hike #4

Washington/Cherry Pie History Hike #4 Click on the button to the right to register for History Hike #4 from 11:30 AM until 12:00 PM. Call 724-290-2129 if...

Noon Washington/Cherry Pie History Hike #5

Washington/Cherry Pie History Hike #5 Click on the button to the right to register for History Hike #5 from 12:00 until 12:30 PM. Call 724-290-2129 if you...

12:30PM Washington/Cherry Pie History Hike #6

Washington/Cherry Pie History Hike #6 Click on the button to the right to register for History Hike #6 from 12:30 until 1:00 PM. Call 724-290-2129 if you...