DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

June 1 - 30, 2020

Monday, June 1

All DCNR Events Canceled through June 15

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through June...

Tuesday, June 2

All DCNR Events Canceled through June 15

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through June...

Wednesday, June 3

All DCNR Events Canceled through June 15

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through June...

Thursday, June 4

All DCNR Events Canceled through June 15

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through June...

Get free your bluebird box today!

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Valetta Shupe, Indiana Free Library and Lisa Meadows, Yellow Creek State Park are offering a special program to pick up a free...

FULL! Land to Stream: Virtual Workshop for Early Childhood & Elementary Educators

Registration for this online workshop is now FULL! Our online platform is full. Stay tuned for more virtual professional development from PA State...

Friday, June 5

All DCNR Events Canceled through June 15

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through June...

Saturday, June 6

All DCNR Events Canceled through June 15

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through June...

Sunday, June 7

All DCNR Events Canceled through June 15

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through June...

Monday, June 8

All DCNR Events Canceled through June 15

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through June...

Tuesday, June 9

All DCNR Events Canceled through June 15

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through June...

Wild About Elk

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through June 15....

Wednesday, June 10

All DCNR Events Canceled through June 15

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through June...

Wild About Elk

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through June 15....

Thursday, June 11

All DCNR Events Canceled through June 15

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through June...

Friday, June 12

All DCNR Events Canceled through June 15

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through June...

Saturday, June 13

All DCNR Events Canceled through June 15

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through June...

Sunday, June 14

All DCNR Events Canceled through June 15

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through June...

Monday, June 15

All DCNR Events Canceled through June 15

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through June...

Tuesday, June 16

Beautiful Beltzville Hiking Series: Cove Ridge Trail

Join park naturalist Rob Bergstresser for a 2.5 mile guided nature hike along one of Beltzville State Park’s lesser-known trails, the Cove Ridge Trail. We'll...

Wednesday, June 17

Hike for Health

Join us after work for a hike with a St. Luke’s University health professional! Get some exercise while learning about health and fitness outdoors. Each hike...

Thursday, June 18

 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, June 19

Home School Nature Adventures

Discover nature with other elementary age homeschoolers (K-5) who meet up every other Friday with DCNR park naturalist to explore the outdoors through a wide...

 Friends Night Out at Earth Center Pottery

Your life is a piece of clay, don’t let anyone else mold it for you. Bring friends and make new ones as we create with clay and enjoy good company and light...

Saturday, June 20

Family Fishing Tournament

A family tradition. This event has limited availability, so registration is required. Medallions awarded in the following categories: largest perch,...

Morning Bird Walk

Join park naturalist Rob Bergstresser on a leisurely bird identification walk around the Day Use area, in search of breeding birds. All ages and experience...

Archery for Beginners

Once a month this summer (also 7/11, 8/8, and 9/26) we'll provide a beginner's program based on the National Archery in Schools Program, which makes it easy...

First Day of Summer Walk

Join us on the trails to enjoy the first day of summer. Led by the park naturalist, we will explore the trails in the Conewago Day Use area. This is a free...

Introduction to Map and Compass

Orienteering is the skill of finding your way on a course using a map and compass. Come and learn the basics of how to use a compass and how to read a...

Basic Sailing / Seamanship

Did you ever wonder how sailboats cruise through the water? Learn about the sailing and proper knot tying too. Basic charting, anchoring, docking, and...

Night Sky Tour

Experience the splendor of the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park. Observe the constellations through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff. Listen...

Sunday, June 21

Beautiful Beltzville Hiking Series: Trinity Gorge Trail

Join park naturalist Rob Bergstresser on a 2.5 to 3.0-mile hike along the Trinity Gorge Trail, which meanders through beautiful forested canopy areas and...

Non-Denominational Church Service

Non-Denominational Church service will be held every Sunday in the campground amphitheater (between areas E and F) from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The...

Monday, June 22

Students and Jennings staff gather around a study plot on the forest floor looking for salamanders.

Due to the uncertainty and safety concerns associated with COVID-19, the partners in this program (DCNR, Westminster College, and Western PA Conservancy)...

Tuesday, June 23

Students and Jennings staff gather around a study plot on the forest floor looking for salamanders.

Due to the uncertainty and safety concerns associated with COVID-19, the partners in this program (DCNR, Westminster College, and Western PA Conservancy)...

Conservation Leaders DiscoverE Camp

This camp is designed with the budding naturalist or scientist in mind. Inquiry based science is the curricula that will be used to explore Promised Land,...

DiscoverE Hide 'n Seekers (Age 5 only): Neature Detectives

We are not accepting registrations for this program at this time. Registration for this program is delayed until June, 2020. Click the "Follow" button to...

Wednesday, June 24

Students and Jennings staff gather around a study plot on the forest floor looking for salamanders.

Due to the uncertainty and safety concerns associated with COVID-19, the partners in this program (DCNR, Westminster College, and Western PA Conservancy)...

Conservation Leaders DiscoverE Camp

This camp is designed with the budding naturalist or scientist in mind. Inquiry based science is the curricula that will be used to explore Promised Land,...

Kid's Kayak Camp

update: This camp is full, but there is a waiting list. Use the info below to sign up for the waiting list. Learn how to paddle a kayak, play kayak games,...

Nature Arts and Crafts-THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE SUMMER OF 2020

Recycle materials into usable art! Our talented volunteers, headed by Shelly Linsenbigler, run this program for free, but donations are appreciated.

Homeschool Day for Little Learners

Homeschool families with young children, up to third grade, are invited to enjoy small hands-on crafts, activities, and learning with staff from both the...

Hump Day Hike!

Come and hike away the stresses of the week with this monthly, after work evening hike. Hike locations will change each month and will cover various...

Thursday, June 25

Students and Jennings staff gather around a study plot on the forest floor looking for salamanders.

Due to the uncertainty and safety concerns associated with COVID-19, the partners in this program (DCNR, Westminster College, and Western PA Conservancy)...

Conservation Leaders DiscoverE Camp

This camp is designed with the budding naturalist or scientist in mind. Inquiry based science is the curricula that will be used to explore Promised Land,...

Kid's Kayak Camp

update: This camp is full, but there is a waiting list. Use the info below to sign up for the waiting list. Learn how to paddle a kayak, play kayak games,...

 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...

Friends of Beltzville State Park Garden Cleanup

Seeking conservation volunteers to help with the Garden Cleanup to mulch the pollinator garden. Meet at the EIC for 12pm on June 25th, 2020 to help with...

Friday, June 26

American Canoe Association Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking

Cook Forest State Park will be conducting an entry level American Canoe Association (ACA) sanctioned kayaking course for kayak enthusiasts. The following...

Saturday, June 27

Warbler Walk

Join park naturalist Rob Bergstresser as we visit a few prime birding locations around the park, focusing on identifying breeding warblers. Please wear...

American Canoe Association Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking

Cook Forest State Park will be conducting an entry level American Canoe Association (ACA) sanctioned kayaking course for kayak enthusiasts. The following...

Night Hike

Let's get comfortable hiking at night! We'll play some night games like solo walk and glow rocks on an easy one mile hike. Please wear sturdy shoes and...

Sunday, June 28

Beautiful Beltzville Hiking Series: Sawmill Trail

Join park naturalist Rob Bergstresser for a 2.0-mile guided nature hike along this beautiful trail. A section of this trail was formerly a stagecoach road,...

Non-Denominational Church Service

Non-Denominational Church service will be held every Sunday in the campground amphitheater (between areas E and F) from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The...

Program Series: The Five Elements

According to Chinese philosophy, the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water are believed to be the fundamental elements of everything in the...

Wild about Teas

For centuries, people have gathered local plants and infused them with hot water to make beverages. During this program, guest instructor Vince Curtis will...

The Bear Out There

Join our ursine expert John Hechler to learn all there is to learn about the Black Bear.

Tuesday, June 30

Silver Sciences: Investigating Insects

Insects are the largest and most diverse group of organisms on Earth! They can be found on every continent and surround us all the time. Join Jennings staff...

Oh, Deer!

After a short lecture on the White-tailed Deer, we'll go in search of these ungulates and their signs. Transport to viewing site required. Binoculars...

June 1 - 30, 2020