DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

March 5 - April 3, 2024

Tuesday, March 5

Storywalk®: Winter Sleep

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail in the woods. You can find winter's StoryWalk® at the Whispering Pines trail in the Pine Plantation Day Use...

Trail at Big Elk Creek State Park

Get some fresh air and get to know the trails at Big Elk Creek State Park! Join us for this fun monthly walking club to explore different areas of White Clay...

Junior Master Gardeners (Northampton): Seed Starters ages 8-10

Our popular children's gardening program is back for 2024! Learn about and plant your own garden with educators from Tyler State Park and The Free Library...

Eclipse Meeting #1: Watching the Eclipse

Please join Roger Mazzarella, amateur astronomer and park volunteer, on a Zoom meeting for hints on how to get prepared to watch the eclipse, necessary...

Wednesday, March 6

Storywalk®: Winter Sleep

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail in the woods. You can find winter's StoryWalk® at the Whispering Pines trail in the Pine Plantation Day Use...

Monitoring the Migration

Migration season is upon us! Experience an unpredictable morning of bird watching & become acquainted with waterfowl that migrate through or inhabit central...

Healthy Hikes

Wednesday, March 6, 20 10:00am - 11:00am Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health! Join the park naturalist for a quickly paced...

Library Along Lake Marburg

Join Guthrie Memorial Library and the park educator for a story and craft or activity. Program is designed for Pre-school aged children.

Little Learners Series

The Little Learners program includes hands-on outdoor engagement with the natural world in a safe learning environment. Each lesson will include storytime,...

Soundscapes and Landscapes

Prepare for the April 8th Solar Eclipse by learning what you may hear and what landscapes will be best. We will review what you will observe and how to do...

Winter Hike at Moraine State Park

Take a hike in the crisp winter air, with the option of adding miles to the NCT 100-mile challenge! The North Country Trail winds past beaver dams, over the...

Little Naturalist Story Time

Come out to the park to get a head-start knowing all about nature! Designed for children ages 3-6, we will read nature-inspired children's literature and tie...

Little Naturalist Story Time

Come out to the park to get a head-start knowing all about nature! Designed for children ages 3-6, we will read nature-inspired children's literature and tie...

Thursday, March 7

Storywalk®: Winter Sleep

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail in the woods. You can find winter's StoryWalk® at the Whispering Pines trail in the Pine Plantation Day Use...

A fanciful tree with books

Children and their caregivers are invited to our special events with Conservation Volunteer Pat. She will read a story and have a craft for everyone to make...

Papermaking

Join the park naturalist as we learn a fun and creative way to re-use our paper waste through papermaking. Supplies are limited, and registration is...

Exploring Eclipses

On Monday, April 8th portions of North America will experience a total solar eclipse and Pennsylvania is lucky enough to be in the path of totality. If you...

Virtual Project Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop

Virtual professional development opportunity for formal and non-formal educators of students in preschool to 3rd grade. Growing Up WILD is an award winning...

Junior Master Gardeners (Southampton): Seed Starters ages 8-10

Registration is FULL Our popular children's gardening program is back for 2024! Learn about and plant your own garden with educators from Tyler State Park...

Preparing for the 2024 Solar Eclipse

Join The Mahoning Astronomical Society and Park Naturalists for a discussion on what causes an eclipse, the path of the eclipse, what to expect and how to...

Friday, March 8

Storywalk®: Winter Sleep

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail in the woods. You can find winter's StoryWalk® at the Whispering Pines trail in the Pine Plantation Day Use...

Virtual Eclipse 2024

Learn the basics of the Sun, Moon and Eclipses and what to expect on April 8, 2024. ZOOM links will be sent out the day before the program.

concrete supports for old toboggan run

Join us for a short walk to the site of the old toboggan run that was at Pinchot Park in the 1960’s. On our way, we will stop and talk about the diabase...

Trilobite found at Bald Eagle State Park

Join the park naturalist to hunt for fossils! We will look for evidence of creatures that inhabited the area over 300,000 years ago. Be prepared for muddy...

Family Science Night: What's in a nest?

Nesting season is starting for birds in our area and no nest is the same. Learn about the different courting and nest building strategies that various types...

Saturday, March 9

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House"

Come to Jennings and follow a Storybook Trail featuring Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House. Discover and read the...

Storywalk®: Winter Sleep

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail in the woods. You can find winter's StoryWalk® at the Whispering Pines trail in the Pine Plantation Day Use...

Boating Safety Course

This course is provided by the PA Fish & Boat Commission in conjunction with Little Buffalo State Park. It is intended for anyone in PA that is looking to...

Teacher Workshop- Leopold Education Project

This is a for credit teacher workshop designed for formal teachers. The program is a series of activities based around Aldo Leopold's book, A Sand Count...

Eagle Watch at Loyalhanna Dam

We'll meet at Loyalhanna Dam Park Office, 440 Loyalhanna Dam Road, Saltsburg, PA. Come join us to check out the Bald Eagles at Loyalhanna Dam. We will...

Project FeederWatch:  Birds & Beverages

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,...

Be Ready for the Solar Eclipse

Learn what a total solar eclipse is, how to view it safely, and when to view it. How it all works is not that complicated – come and learn. Free eclipser...

Cavity Nesters of Pennsylvania

Join us for the arrival of our cavity nesting birds and learn what you can do to provide then with a nesting location. Participants will have the...

White pine growing out of Boulder Field - Hickory Run State Park

This program is FULL. This event is being offered by the PA Fish and Boat Commission. Fly fishing can be a fun way to fish for the first time or it can...

Maple Harvest Tours

Explore the history of maple sugaring from the days of discovery to modern day evaporation. Tours will occur at 10am and 1pm on March 2nd and March 9th. Look...

Maple Sugaring Workshop

Ever wonder what real maple syrup taste like or how it's made? Find out during this day long workshop covering the collection of maple sap, boiling process...

Nature's Uglies

We all love the cuddly and furry, but how about the uglies? Come to the classroom to learn about and find the inner of nature’s unloved critters. Wentz...

American Wigeon

With spring migration underway, join a park educator at the George B. Stevenson Lake to see what migrants might be stopping on their way north for the summer.

Women in the Wild - Nature Journaling

Are you looking for a way to connect with nature? Join state park naturalists as we learn about different ways to connect with nature through art, writing,...

Our Mothers' Medicine: Maple Sugaring

Join Point State Park and the Fort Pitt Museum to learn how maple sugaring has been a staple food source for centuries. Hear from unique perspectives of...

4-H Outdoor Adventure Club

Head, Heart, Hands, and alot of Health This 4-H community club focuses on outdoor adventures like hiking and camping and outdoor service projects like trail...

Exploring Eclipses

On Monday, April 8th portions of North America will experience a total solar eclipse and Pennsylvania is lucky enough to be in the path of totality. If you...

Making Natural Containers

Before the invention of plastics or the mass production of light, metal containers, natural materials were used to create containers to store and transport...

Maple Harvest Tours

Explore the history of maple sugaring from the days of discovery to modern day evaporation. Tours will occur at 10am and 1pm on March 2nd and March 9th. Look...

Mind & Body Hiking Series

The Mind & Body Hiking Series is an opportunity for you to build your mental and physical health. The hikes will start easier and flatter, gradually adding...

Person with light brown pants and navy coat hikes away from camera, down snowy, tree-lined trail. Some brown soil visible through melting snow.

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...

Clovers and Leprechaun Gardens (make and take program)

Clovers are a unique and useful plant that is so common you probably have it growing in your backyard right now. It is also a favorite food of elk! You may...

Maple Sugaring Program

March is typically maple sugaring season here at Parker Dam, but the process is very weather dependent—and as we have been experiencing, the weather can be...

Solar Eclipse 101

Prepare for the upcoming April 2024 solar eclipse with this fun, informative program. Indoor presentation, suitable for older children through adult. Guest...

Sunday, March 10

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House"

Come to Jennings and follow a Storybook Trail featuring Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House. Discover and read the...

Storywalk®: Winter Sleep

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail in the woods. You can find winter's StoryWalk® at the Whispering Pines trail in the Pine Plantation Day Use...

STORYWALK: The Biggest Snowman Ever- Recurring Event

StoryWalk is a fun educational activity that places a children's book along a section of the parks Oh! Susanna Trail. The book that was choosen for this...

Cardinal on branch.

Join us, as we walk through White Clay Creek Preserve, to observe these winter birds in all their beauty! Please bring binoculars and wear appropriate...

Birding for Beginners

Birding is a great way to spend time outside. Whether you are new to birdwatching or would just like to learn more about birds, this program is for you....

Guided Nature Hike

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist on the Second Sunday of every month from March-November for a free guided nature hike through Ridley Creek State Park. We will...

Basics of Maple Sugaring

Stop by Raccoon Creek State Park to learn the history and step by step process of turning maple sap into syrup and sugar. View evaporators, taps and...

Introduction to Orchard Pruning

Join Pennsylvania DCNR Bureau of Forestry for an Introduction to Orchard Pruning demonstration. This in-person program is being offered from 10:00 am to...

American Sycamore Tree with snowy towpath in foreground...

***Pre-registration is required: please click the green "register" button to sign up for this program.*** ***Program Location: Delaware Canal State Park...

Elk Smart

Elk Smart is a new initiative to help remind visitors who come to visit Elk Country to preserve the wild nature of the PA elk herd. Learn the four principles...

Our Mothers' Medicine: Maple Sugaring

Join Point State Park and the Fort Pitt Museum to learn how maple sugaring has been a staple food source for centuries. Hear from unique perspectives of...

Basics of Maple Sugaring

Stop by Raccoon Creek State Park to learn the history and step by step process of turning maple sap into syrup and sugar. View evaporators, taps and...

Kathleen M. Brown

This is a hybrid event. Visitors may attend in-person in the Visitor Center Auditorium or virtually on Zoom. In the event of inclement weather, this will...

Maple Sugaring Program

March is typically maple sugaring season here at Parker Dam, but the process is very weather dependent—and as we have been experiencing, the weather can be...

Winter Book Club for Adults

Join us at the historic Kings Gap mansion for this winter book club series for adults. Explore varied nature and wellness topics with a guided discussion and...

Monday, March 11

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House"

Come to Jennings and follow a Storybook Trail featuring Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House. Discover and read the...

Storywalk®: Winter Sleep

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail in the woods. You can find winter's StoryWalk® at the Whispering Pines trail in the Pine Plantation Day Use...

Second Monday Story Time

Children ages 3-7 and their accompanying adult are invited to learn about nature. Join Mifflin Library and Nolde Forest staff as we read a story and then...

Cards and box from the game Ecologies laid out on a gray table

Come play the game of life, but by building ecosystems, not wealth. Participants in this nature-themed game night will receive a crash course in foundational...

Tuesday, March 12

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House"

Come to Jennings and follow a Storybook Trail featuring Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House. Discover and read the...

Storywalk®: Winter Sleep

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail in the woods. You can find winter's StoryWalk® at the Whispering Pines trail in the Pine Plantation Day Use...

Junior Master Gardeners (Northampton): Seed Starters ages 8-10

Our popular children's gardening program is back for 2024! Learn about and plant your own garden with educators from Tyler State Park and The Free Library...

VIRTUAL: Exploring Eclipses

On Monday, April 8th, portions of North America will experience a total solar eclipse. Parts of Pennsylvania are lucky enough to be in the path of totality!...

Wednesday, March 13

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House"

Come to Jennings and follow a Storybook Trail featuring Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House. Discover and read the...

Storywalk®: Winter Sleep

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail in the woods. You can find winter's StoryWalk® at the Whispering Pines trail in the Pine Plantation Day Use...

Monitoring the Migration

Migration season is upon us! Experience an unpredictable morning of bird watching & become acquainted with waterfowl that migrate through or inhabit central...

Library Along Lake Marburg

Join Guthrie Memorial Library and the park educator for a story and craft or activity. Program is designed for Pre-school aged children.

Hike for Health

Get moving after work with a brisk hike at Jacobsburg! These guided monthly hikes are 2 to 3 miles over uneven terrain. You must be able to maintain a hiking...

Beginner Fly Tying

Have you ever been curious about the art of crafting flies that lure in the biggest fish or fish stories? Join our Beginner Fly Tying Series here at Parker...

Winter Online Lecture Series

Join us on select Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm online from January through March for a 30-60 minute talk on a different topic. These talks will be offered...

Thursday, March 14

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House"

Come to Jennings and follow a Storybook Trail featuring Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House. Discover and read the...

Storywalk®: Winter Sleep

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail in the woods. You can find winter's StoryWalk® at the Whispering Pines trail in the Pine Plantation Day Use...

Library Preschool Story Time: Eclipses - Coudersport

Come to the Coudersport Public Library for a fun evening story time and craft! We will read Total Solar Eclipse by Jayme Sandberg and illustrated by Kathleen...

Story Time at Avon Grove Library - March 14

Check out the Avon Grove Library and join us for a special nature themed story time all about the life cycle of plants on Thursday, March 14 at...

GET STARTED IN FLY FISHING

GET STARTED IN FLY FISHING PARK OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM If you are a beginning or intermediate angler interested in knowing more about fly fishing for trout...

Junior Master Gardeners (Southampton): Seed Starters ages 8-10

Registration is FULL Our popular children's gardening program is back for 2024! Learn about and plant your own garden with educators from Tyler State Park...

Evening Campfire Talk

Enjoy an indoor campire as you learn about the wildlife of Presque Isle State Park viewing videos and photos. Bring a blanket for some warmth and dress to...

Pine Creek Nature Book Club Meeting

Tiadaghton State Forest will be hosting the Pine Creek Nature Book Club, with meetings starting in January of 2024. We will meet on the second Thursday of...

Beekeeping 101 Course

Do you have an interest in honeybees? Interested in doing your part toward sustainability? Do you have a garden, orchard, or enjoy planting? Raising...

Exploring Eclipses at the Library - Coudersport

Come to the Coudersport Public Library to get more info about the upcoming April 8th solar eclipse! Whether you’re planning on checking out the eclipse...

Friday, March 15

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House"

Come to Jennings and follow a Storybook Trail featuring Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House. Discover and read the...

Storywalk®: Winter Sleep

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail in the woods. You can find winter's StoryWalk® at the Whispering Pines trail in the Pine Plantation Day Use...

Sunrise Walking Series: Erie Bluffs

Join us on Fridays in March and April for a walk on one of Presque Isle or Erie Bluffs State Park's many trails. Dress for the weather, wear waterproof...

Nature for Toddlers: Spring Bash

Friday, March 15, 10:00am - 11:30am Do you have a young nature lover in your family who’s curious to learn more about the natural environment? Join the...

Salamander Explorers

Join park staff for a hands on look at the vernal pools that inhabit French Creek. After a short presentation, we will take a short walk to look at who is...

Senior Stroll - March

Enjoy the outdoors and get some fresh air with a leisurely stroll through White Clay Creek Preserve. We will explore the PennDel Trail and observe natural...

Signs of Spring

This program is for the kids. Come up to the Hilltop to find out why the seasons shange and look for some signs of spring!

Pinhole Projector

On Monday, April 8th portions of North America will experience a total solar eclipse and Pennsylvania is lucky enough to be in the path of totality. If you...

VIRTUAL - Tree of the Month: Pitch Pine

Are wildfires always a bad thing? Join us for a virtual session where we'll learn about the interesting ecology of the pitch pine! This is a virtual session...

Mind & Body Hiking Series

The Mind & Body Hiking Series is an opportunity for you to build your mental and physical health. The hikes will start easier and flatter, gradually adding...

Virtual Stick Insects

Learn about our native stick insect as well as others from around the world, and what makes them unique. Links for ZOOM meeting will be sent out the day...

Winter Bird Walk

Join us for an easy walk to check out how our local birds are surviving winter here at the park. We will visit our bird feeder area so you can learn about...

Solar Viewer

On Monday, April 8th portions of North America will experience a total solar eclipse and Pennsylvania is lucky enough to be in the path of totality. If you...

Switchgrass, Songbirds, and Succession

Join park staff for a hike through a variety of habitats and stages of forest succession. Learn how the park utilizes prescribed fire, mowing, and other...

Virtual Eclipse Program

Join Dr. David Hurd from PennWest Edinboro to discuss best places to observe the 2024 Solar Eclipse. Registration required. A zoom link will be sent during...

Volunteer Recruitment Event

After a chance to observe the mating flights of American woodcocks, we will gather in the center for some hot cocoa and learn the process of becoming a...

Saturday, March 16

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House"

Come to Jennings and follow a Storybook Trail featuring Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House. Discover and read the...

Pennsylvania Hunter-Trapper Education

Hunter-trapper education training for all first time hunters. This is a six-hour training class required by law for all first-time hunters and trappers...

STORYWALK®: SUGAR SNOW- Recurring Event

Enjoy a story as you walk along a section of the parks OH! Susanna Trail . This seasons story is Sugar Snow by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Ages 4-8). Come learn...

Bird Walk

Join Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society member John Dickinson in search of some early migrants mixed in with overwintering birds. Registration is...

Pennsylvania Songbirds Educator Workshop

PA Songbirds is an activity guide designed for K-8 classroom teachers, homeschool educators, scout leaders, any adult who wishes to engage children in...

Eagle Tour

Join park environmental education staff to learn of the remarkable comeback of this majestic raptor. We will caravan and tour the park and surrounding areas...

Feeder Watch

Observe backyard birds for science! We will count birds and submit data for an international research project. Please meet at the Laurel Hill Visitor...

Fly Tying - Intermediate!

Following our Fly Tying Basics course, join us for a more intermediate class on tying flies! Trout Unlimited educator Larry Winey will guide us through some...

Sunset over the Hickory Run Office - Hickory Run State Park

We’re excited to host Thimbleberry Yarn and Craft’s Fresh Air Stitching once again! As part of our collaboration, park staff will provide a program about the...

Polar Bear Float

Cook Forest State Park will be conducting an interpretive cold weather kayaking trip on the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River. Join the flotilla and...

Tohickon Gorge White Water Release Hike

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Program location: Tohickon Valley Park, 165...

2024 Kings Gap Trail Challenge!

Can you hike every trail at Kings Gap? With 2600 acres of forest, Kings Gap has an extensive hiking system. Join us to get more comfortable hiking the...

Be Ready for the Solar Eclipse

Learn what a total solar eclipse is, how to view it safely, and when to view it. How it all works is not that complicated – come and learn. Free eclipser...

Coffee Talk and Chickadee Path Walk at Blue Spruce Park

THIS PROGRAM IS AT BLUE SPRUCE PARK, 1128 Blue Spruce Road, Indiana, PA 15701 at Blue Spruce Lakeside Lodge. TJ Fairchild, founder of Commonplace...

Maple Open House Weekend

Bring the whole family to Hills Creek State Park and learn how pure maple syrup is processed from the tree to your table. The Maple Open House will be held...

Maple on the Mount- A Short and Sweet Introduction to Maple Syrup!

Plan to enjoy about an hour with us at the park and learn how sugar maple sap is made into that sweet syrup we enjoy. Maple sap boiling and tree tapping...

Ohiopyle Trailjourn: Hyatt Connector and Loop (snowshoe)

Join us for the fourth leg of our Trailjourn(we are hiking all of the park's trails this year). Don't worry if you have missed the previous hike, you can...

Spring Bird Walk

Now that spring is near, join the park naturalist for a morning bird walk. We will take a short walk around Whipple Lake to look for migrating birds (we will...

Photo Credit: Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum

Join Pennsylvania DCNR Bureau of Forestry at Hamilton’s Maple Products in Ulysses, PA for a demonstration on how to make Maple Syrup the traditional way....

Green Walk

Have you ever wondered what plants stay green throughout the winter? Kinzua Bridge State Park has several interesting "greenies" for you to find along the...

St. Patrick’s Day Hike

Though leprechauns and pots of gold may be hard to come by in the forests of the Tiadaghton, the color green is something that you can easily find, even this...

4-H Outdoor Adventure Club

Head, Heart, Hands, and alot of Health This 4-H community club focuses on outdoor adventures like hiking and camping and outdoor service projects like trail...

Solar Eclipse Tips

A total solar eclipse is going to be visible across Pennsylvania on April 8th. Stop by Kinzua Bridge State Park to learn about eclipses and some things to...

The Beauty of Botany

Join Dr. Susan Munch on a scientific plant-identification walk though the Nolde Forest. This is a hands-on botany walk through the woods, so please dress for...

VIRTUAL: Eclipse Basics

Did you know that a total solar eclipse is going to be visible across Pennsylvania on April 8th? Tune in for this virtual program and learn all about...

All About Bears

Join PA Game Commission Educator Mercy to learn all about bears and the current research projects regarding their ecology, movements, and reproduction within...

Exploring Eclipses

On Monday, April 8th portions of North America will experience a total solar eclipse and Pennsylvania is lucky enough to be in the path of totality. If you...

Exploring Eclipses

On Monday, April 8th portions of North America will experience a total solar eclipse and Pennsylvania is lucky enough to be in the path of totality. If you...

Exploring Eclipses

On Monday, April 8th portions of North America will experience a total solar eclipse and Pennsylvania is lucky enough to be in the path of totality. If you...

Hunters of the Sky

*AGES 6 AND UP ONLY* The Friends of Nolde Forest Present: Join educators, human and avian, from Indian Run Environmental Education Center for an up-close...

Maple Sugaring Program

March is typically maple sugaring season here at Parker Dam, but the process is very weather dependent—and as we have been experiencing, the weather can be...

Trailing Arbutus, Epigaea repens (A pale pink, five petaled flower with wrinkled, dark green leaves) - Nescopeck State Park

Registration requested! Spring is here and the park is coming alive once again! People of all ages and abilities are invited on this walk outside to...

All About Amphibians

Let's learn all about amphibians! Join the Environmental Educator on an amphibian adventure learning all about the frogs, toads, and salamanders that call...

Friends of Chapman Informational Meeting

Meet with a representative of the Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation and find out how a “friends group” can benefit the park. Help us organize...

Tumbling Timberdoodles

The ‘sky dance’ or courtship display of the American Woodcock is a spectacle which has historically been known to take place at Jacobsburg each year. This...

Amphibian Migration

Join us for a night of searching for salamanders, frogs, and other amazing critters as they make their annual spring migration. Registration is required for...

Barred Owl

Venture with us along the dark paths to hear and maybe see some of the nightlife in the park. Along the way, attendees will learn about the owls that reside...

Sunday, March 17

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House"

Come to Jennings and follow a Storybook Trail featuring Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House. Discover and read the...

Woodpecker Walk

***Pre-registration is required: please click the green "register" button to sign up for this program. Spaces are limited. *** ***Meeting location: Delaware...

Bullfrog

Frogs (like all amphibians) are tremendously important for controlling insect pests and in turn serve as building blocks in many food chains. While...

Bluebird Workshop

Join Park Staff for this exciting workshop to learn about Bluebird nest monitoring. The workshop will cover how to attract bluebirds to their area, the...

4-H Heritage Club

Head, Heart, Hands, and Health And a bit of history. This 4-H community club focuses on local history and heritage skills like cooking, gardening, print...

Growing Native Plants from Seed

Growing native plants from seeds can be a rewarding, but challenging. Join us and learn some tricks and tips to reduce the challenges and increase your...

Maple Sugaring Program

March is typically maple sugaring season here at Parker Dam, but the process is very weather dependent—and as we have been experiencing, the weather can be...

Prescribed Fires

Although wildfires can be detrimental to nature, not all fires are bad. Prescribed fires are done in a very controlled manner that allows them to benefit...

Searching for Luck!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Bald Eagle State Park! We will be discussing 4-leaf clovers, looking for treasures, and conducting a short DIY sauerkraut...

Winter Walk and Talk: ID Those Winter Weeds!

In this second in a series of programs, join us for a Sunday afternoon in the forest as we take an easy-to-moderate hike and discuss a variety of different...

Monday, March 18

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House"

Come to Jennings and follow a Storybook Trail featuring Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House. Discover and read the...

Backyard Birding

Join the park naturalist with an introduction into backyard birding! You will learn the basics of using a field guide and then put those new skills to the...

A solar eclipse appears as a black circle with a white flaring border against a dark background.

On Monday, April 8th, portions of North America will experience a total solar eclipse and Pennsylvania is lucky enough to be in the path of totality. If you...

Tiny Tots (& Families!) Guided Story Stroll: Total Solar Eclipse (Monday afternoon)

Monday registration is full, but you can be added to the waiting list. Please register for the same program that we will do on Thursday March 21! For...

March Book Club

In partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park the next meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for March 18 at 5:30...

Tuesday, March 19

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House"

Come to Jennings and follow a Storybook Trail featuring Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House. Discover and read the...

Story Time at Avon Grove Library - March 19, 9:30am

Check out the Avon Grove Library and join us for a special nature themed story time all about the sun, moon, and eclipses on Tuesday, March 19 at...

DiscoverE: March into Spring

Toddler program for ages 2-5 with an accompanying adult. Sing a wake-up chorus with the frogs, act like an animal coming out of hibernation, search for...

Story Time at Avon Grove Library - March 19, 11am

Check out the Avon Grove Library and join us for a special nature themed story time all about the sun, moon, and eclipses on Tuesday, March 19 at...

a robin is perched on a branch with one leg tucked in to its stomach. The DCNR logo, along with the text "First Day of Spring Hike Vosburg Neck State Park" is at the top in white.

Spring has sprung! Step outside to celebrate the changing season and look for signs of new life along the 2.5-mile Vista Trail. This hike will involve...

Vernal Equinox Forest Therapy Walk

The Friends of Nolde Forest Present: The vernal equinox marks the beginning of spring and is characterized by equal amounts of daylight and darkness. This...

Junior Master Gardeners (Northampton): Seed Starters ages 8-10

Our popular children's gardening program is back for 2024! Learn about and plant your own garden with educators from Tyler State Park and The Free Library...

A solar eclipse appears as a black circle with a white flaring border against a dark background.

On Monday, April 8th, portions of North America will experience a total solar eclipse and Pennsylvania is lucky enough to be in the path of totality. If you...

Online: Planning Your Summer Stargazing Trip to Cherry Springs State Park

Learn what you need to know before you visit Cherry Springs State Park this Summer! This program will cover how to plan an evening stargazing, what parts of...

Woodcock Walk

Let's see if we can find this elusive bird! Please be prepared for a 1 mile walk

Eclipse Meeting #2:  The Science Behind the Eclipse

Please join Roger Mazzarella, amateur astronomer and park volunteer, on a Zoom meeting to look at the science behind the solar eclipse. Why don’t we have...

Wednesday, March 20

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House"

Come to Jennings and follow a Storybook Trail featuring Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House. Discover and read the...

Monitoring the Migration

Migration season is upon us! Experience an unpredictable morning of bird watching & become acquainted with waterfowl that migrate through or inhabit central...

Exploring Eclipses

On Monday, April 8th portions of North America will experience a total solar eclipse and Pennsylvania is lucky enough to be in the path of totality. If you...

Library Along Lake Marburg

Join Guthrie Memorial Library and the park educator for a story and craft or activity. Program is designed for Pre-school aged children.

Soundscapes and Landscapes

Prepare for the April 8th Solar Eclipse by understanding what you may hear and what landscapes will be best. We will practice aspects of viewing the eclipse...

Hike: Raptors of Winter #3

***Pre-registration is required: please click the green "register" button to sign up for this program.*** ***Program Location: Virginia Forrest Recreation...

Beginner Fly Tying

Have you ever been curious about the art of crafting flies that lure in the biggest fish or fish stories? Join our Beginner Fly Tying Series here at Parker...

Soundscapes and Landscapes

Prepare for the April 8th Solar Eclipse by learning what you may hear and what landscapes will be best. We will review what you will observe and how to do...

Thursday, March 21

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House"

Come to Jennings and follow a Storybook Trail featuring Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House. Discover and read the...

Guided Bird Walks

March 21 and 27. 9:00am - 11:00am Mornings are your best opportunity to experience the thrilling world of birdwatching and listening! Join the park...

Tiny Tots (& Families!) Guided Story Stroll: Total Solar Eclipse (Thursday morning)

For families with a focus on ages 3-5 with accompanying adult. Registration is now open and will close at noon the day prior to the event.. Join educators...

A fanciful tree with books

Children and their caregivers are invited to our special events with Conservation Volunteer Pat. She will read a story and have a craft for everyone to make...

Solar Eclipse 101

The biggest event of the year is coming up on April 8, 2024—a total solar eclipse! Join the park naturalist at the ELC to learn all about solar eclipses and...

Junior Master Gardeners (Southampton): Seed Starters ages 8-10

Registration is FULL Our popular children's gardening program is back for 2024! Learn about and plant your own garden with educators from Tyler State Park...

2024 Kings Gap Trail Challenge!

Can you hike every trail at Kings Gap? With 2600 acres of forest, Kings Gap has an extensive hiking system. Join us to get more comfortable hiking the...

A black circle surrounded by a white halo of bright white mist on a black background. Red text below reads Galeton Public Library. To the left of the text is a blue, red, and orange firework shape.

Come to the Galeton Public Library to get more info about the upcoming April 8th solar eclipse! Whether you’re planning on checking out the eclipse in-person...

Beekeeping 101 Course

Do you have an interest in honeybees? Interested in doing your part toward sustainability? Do you have a garden, orchard, or enjoy planting? Raising...

Big Night for Salamanders Preregistration required

This Friends of the Park program has been moved from Fri, March 15 to Thur, March 21 from 6:30-8:00PM. Cool, wet spring nights are a great way time to see...

Woodcock Walk

Let's see if we can find this elusive bird! Please be prepared for a 1 mile walk

DCNR Parks solar eclipse viewer card - Sun mostly blocked by sun with dark clouds and a tree. Text across the top says, "Total Solar Eclipse 2024. April 8, 2:00 - 4:30 PM"

Registration required. Have you heard? There's a total solar eclipse coming to Pennsylvania on April 8th! Join us online as we prepare for this incredible...

7pm
Virtual Event
Woodcock Trot

Join the park naturalist on a short stroll in search of the American Woodcock. Learn about these interesting birds while attempting to witness their evening...

Woodcock Trot

Join the park naturalist on a short stroll in search of the American Woodcock. Learn about these interesting birds while attempting to witness their evening...

Friday, March 22

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House"

Come to Jennings and follow a Storybook Trail featuring Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House. Discover and read the...

Guided Bird Walk

Join us, as we walk through White Clay Creek Preserve, to observe these winter birds in all their beauty! Please bring binoculars and wear appropriate...

Birds & Brews

Turn your love of birds and bird feeding into a scientific discovery! Join us at the Tiadaghton Resource Management Center every-other week and grab a cup of...

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...

Preschool Nature Play: Water Fun

Celebrate World Water Day with water fun for children ages 3-6 with an adult. Class includes indoor and outdoor activities, such as a story, son, outdoor...

Self-led Egg Hunt

Eggs will be hung by 11 AM on Friday, March 22nd and taken down by 12 PM on Monday, April 1st Hop on into Spring with our self-led Easter egg hunt at Bald...

Exploring Eclipses

Registration is FULL for this time and date, but there is room in either of the identical programs on Saturday, March 23. On Monday, April 8th portions of...

Virtual Eclipse 2024

Learn the basics of the Sun, Moon and Eclipses and what to expect on April 8, 2024. ZOOM links will be sent out the day before the program.

World Water Day

Celebrate World Water Day at Oil Creek State Park. We’ll learn about watersheds, macroinvertebrates, pollution, and more as we explore through hands-on...

Nature Journaling; Signs of Spring

This program is for adults and teens. Nature journaling has positive effects on our mental and physical health. Bring your journal out to get some new ideas,...

American Woodcock. Photo Credit: Mark Olivier, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)

A sure sign of spring are the ritualized display flights of the American Woodcock. Join us as we discuss what makes this bird so amazingly odd, and then...

Vernal Pool Evening Walk

Learn about the ecology of a vernal pool before walking a short distance to one found here at Pinchot Park. Once we get there, we will explore and discover...

Moon Hike: Preparing for the Solar Eclipse

On Monday, April 8th, portions of North America will experience a total solar eclipse. Pennsylvania is lucky enough to be in the path of totality. Join us...

Why are Common Terns no longer common? Addressing population declines for Common Terns in inland waters of North America

The local Mengel Natural History Society presents.. "Why are Common Terns no longer common? Addressing population declines for Common Terns in inland waters...

Full Moon Hike

Join the naturalist for a hike in the SPRING woods. We will meet at the nature center and hike the Hilltop trail (about 1 mile of easy hiking) Along the way...

Saturday, March 23

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House"

Come to Jennings and follow a Storybook Trail featuring Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House. Discover and read the...

Self-led Egg Hunt

Eggs will be hung by 11 AM on Friday, March 22nd and taken down by 12 PM on Monday, April 1st Hop on into Spring with our self-led Easter egg hunt at Bald...

STORYWALK®: SUGAR SNOW- Recurring Event

Enjoy a story as you walk along a section of the parks OH! Susanna Trail . This seasons story is Sugar Snow by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Ages 4-8). Come learn...

What’s that Duck?!

The Spring Migration is well underway, and Lake Wilhelm is great pitstop for waterfowl to take a break. They are relaxing and so should you as you come join...

Fly Fishing Clinic

Join park staff and members from L.L. Bean for a day of fly fishing instruction! During this workshop, participants will learn how to cast a fly rod, learn...

Project FeederWatch:  Birds & Beverages

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,...

Be Ready for the Solar Eclipse

Learn what a total solar eclipse is, how to view it safely, and when to view it. How it all works is not that complicated – come and learn. Free eclipser...

Marsh Trail Stroll

Take an early evening stroll along the Marsh trail to enjoy the scenery and the wildlife. We’ll keep an eye out for turtles, frogs, birds and more. Wentz...

Pysanky Eggs with a Twist and PA Bird Eggs Preregistration required

Join local artist, Matt Bartus, to learn about the Ukraine Method of dying Easter Eggs known as Pysanki Eggs. Matt will show participants how to make these...

Shed Antler Hunt

Learn the tricks to find these dropped treasures in the forest!

Sun and Moon

Create your own nature sun print, learn how to view the eclipse safely, and join the Park Naturalist for fun hands-on activities. Entertaining and...

Trout Fishing Basics

Families with little or no fishing experience are invited to learn basic trout fishing skills before trying their luck catching fish! This program will cover...

American Wigeon

With spring migration underway, join a park educator at the George B. Stevenson Lake to see what migrants might be stopping on their way south for the winter.

Exploring Eclipses

On Monday, April 8th portions of North America will experience a total solar eclipse and Pennsylvania is lucky enough to be in the path of totality. If you...

Exploring Vernal Pools

Bring the whole family along as we explore what a vernal pool is, what lurks within its waters, and why they are so special! Discover the frogs, amphibians,...

Signs of Spring Walk

Join the park naturalist for a hike that is fun for kids and their families! We will take an easy hike, looking for signs of spring and any early season...

4-H Outdoor Adventure Club

Head, Heart, Hands, and alot of Health This 4-H community club focuses on outdoor adventures like hiking and camping and outdoor service projects like trail...

Eclipse Event 2024

A total solar eclipse is going to be visible across Pennsylvania on April 8th. Stop by Kinzua Bridge State Park to learn about eclipses and the things to...

Exploring Eclipses

On Monday, April 8th portions of North America will experience a total solar eclipse and Pennsylvania is lucky enough to be in the path of totality. If you...

Eastern Skunk Cabbage

Hit the trails to see how spring is faring in its first week! Take a guided hike along the South Branch Trail with our park naturalist to look for the life...

Lost in the Moss

Discover a hidden world inside this often overlooked plant

Mind & Body Hiking Series

The Mind & Body Hiking Series is an opportunity for you to build your mental and physical health. The hikes will start easier and flatter, gradually adding...

Pysanky Eggs with a Twist and PA Bird Eggs Preregistration required

Join local artist, Matt Bartus, to learn about the Ukraine Method of dying Easter Eggs known as Pysanki Eggs. Matt will show participants how to make these...

Science Saturday Series

Science Saturday is a fun, interactive, science program for the whole family! This free program is best for middle-school aged children and their family. All...

Solar Eclipse Tips

A total solar eclipse is going to be visible across Pennsylvania on April 8th. Stop by Kinzua Bridge State Park to learn about eclipses and get some tips on...

Vernal Pool Walk

Vernal pools are a crucial habitat for frogs, salamanders, fairy shrimp, crayfish, and other amazing creatures! Join us as we explore one of these seasonal...

Maple Sugaring Program

March is typically maple sugaring season here at Parker Dam, but the process is very weather dependent—and as we have been experiencing, the weather can be...