DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

February 27 - March 27, 2020

Thursday, February 27

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...

Equipment Loaner Program: Snowshoes & Cross-country Skis

This winter season Bald Eagle State Park & the Nature Inn have your equipment needs covered! Stop into the Nature Inn during your next visit to the park and...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

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

Homeschool CSI: Maple Math and Sugaring Science

Homeschooling families are invited to explore the science of maple sugaring on Thursday, February 27. Young scientists will unravel the mysteries of how...

Tiny Tots: Owl Babies (Thurs AM)

In each of these FREE one-hour programs for children 3 years old through kindergarten, we will begin with exceptional children’s literature, explore the...

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...

Tiny Tots:Owl Babies (Thurs PM)

In each of these FREE one-hour programs for children 3 years old through kindergarten, we will begin with exceptional children’s literature, explore the...

Friday, February 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...

Old-Fashioned Skills Program Series

As technology continues to improve and we become more dependent on it for daily living, the skills that our ancestors used everyday begin to disappear. ...

Equipment Loaner Program: Snowshoes & Cross-country Skis

This winter season Bald Eagle State Park & the Nature Inn have your equipment needs covered! Stop into the Nature Inn during your next visit to the park and...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

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

Winter Adventure Hike #3

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...

Tiny Tots: Owl Babies (Fri AM)

In each of these FREE one-hour programs for children 3 years old through kindergarten, we will begin with exceptional children’s literature, explore the...

Tiny Tots: Owl Babies (Fri PM)

In each of these FREE one-hour programs for children 3 years old through kindergarten, we will begin with exceptional children’s literature, explore the...

Owl Survey

To better protect our resources, we must first have a grasp of what we have. Join the park naturalist and Cambria County's compiler for the PA Society of...

The Impact of the Hudson School of Art on America's National and State Parks

Cole, Church, and Moore are just some of the influencial landscape artists of the middle 19th Century with a significant impact on Gilded Age families like...

Saturday, February 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...

Black Moshannon Photography Tour

Do you enjoy taking pictures? Then this program is for you! Visit CCC buildings, a one-room schoolhouse from the Lumber Era, see carnivorous plants in the...

Equipment Loaner Program: Snowshoes & Cross-country Skis

This winter season Bald Eagle State Park & the Nature Inn have your equipment needs covered! Stop into the Nature Inn during your next visit to the park and...

4H Wildlife and Forestry Field Day

A full day of hands-on wildlife and forestry educational activities for youth ages 8-18. More details soon to follow. Must be a member of 4H to...

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,...

CANCELLED Ice Fishing Basics

Join the park naturalist and our local WCO from the PA Fish & Boat Commission for an introduction to ice fishing! All equipment will be provided & a fishing...

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...

Adult Turtle Talk and Paint

Come to the TREC for a program about turtles and then paint a ceramic turtle. There will be a 45 minute talk where you can meet some live turtles, find out...

Maple Sugaring for Scouts- AM Session

**Important- When registering, please include your Troop/Den Number under "Additional Information We Need to Know." Scouts (ages 7-11) will participate in...

Skiing Basics

If you were hoping to try cross country skiing this winter, here is your chance! Learn the basics of cross country skiing and enjoy a guided trek on skis. ...

Snowshoeing for Beginners

Join forest staff for a beginner-friendly snowshoe program on Laurel Mountain! Participants will learn about the history of snowshoeing, how to fit...

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...

Black Moshannon Photography Tour

Do you enjoy taking pictures? Then this program is for you! Visit CCC buildings, a one-room schoolhouse from the Lumber Era, see carnivorous plants in the...

Citizen Science: Tree measuring

Join us to help measure and inventory the tall trees of Ferncliff. No previous ability required. We will provide instruction and all the equipment that we...

Leap Day Hike

Leap into March and get moving outdoors during this free winter hike. In the case of snow, snowshoes will be available for use (limited sizes available)...

Little Naturalist Story Time

Join us as we learn about woodpeckers and why they are called nature’s homebuilders! After we read a story, you can make a woodpecker-themed craft to bring...

Maple Sugaring for Scouts- PM Session

**Important- When registering, please include your Troop/Den Number under "Additional Information we Need to Know." Scouts (ages 7-11) will participate in...

Chronic Wasting Disease

Come and join local PA Game Warden Amy Nabozny for a program on Chronic Wasting Disease, also known as CWD. Chronic Wasting Disease is becoming a concern...

Elk Talk

Join us in learning about the variety of ways elk communicate. You will learn how to accurately distinguish vocal calls of elk and recognize non-vocal...

Painting Waterfalls

Join local Artist Lora Russell for a class on Painting Waterfalls in Acrylics. The indoor class is open to all skill levels interested in learning and...

The Art & Science of Snow

How do snowflakes form? How can snow be wet or dry? Come to this fun family program to learn about the science of snow and put your hands to the test as we...

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...

Leap Day Hike

Enjoy the day that happens once every four years on a trail! We will take an evening hike along Lakeshore and Plessinger Trails, a 2-mile loop of relatively...

Sunday, March 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...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

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

Cabin Fever Hike

Join us as we kick off spring and shake off those winter blues with a group hike! Approximately 3 mile hike with hills and uneven terrain. Please dress for...

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...

Introductory Snowshoe Hike

Enjoy the wintery outdoors on this guided 1-mile snowshoe hike. Meet inside the Rotary Pavilion on Presque Isle State Park. Snowshoes are provided. Wear...

Virginia Opossum prints

Hey kids - learn how to be a sleuth when exploring the woods around you! We will discuss the clues the usual suspects leave behind, then go out seeking the...

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...

First Day Hike Revisited

Come out of hibernation and start the month with an invigorating hike. Maybe we'll see some winter wonders. We'll provide snowshoes and poles if needed; just...

Great American Cleanup

Would you like to volunteer to make a difference in the park? The Great American Cleanup of PA runs from March 1st through May 31st. Participants can sign up...

Mountain Pie Madness

Celebrate the end of winter with some spring madness – mountain pie madness, that is! The Friends of Canoe Creek will be there with a fire, hot beverages...

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...

A Sweet Stroll Through Maple Sugaring

Discover how sap taken from a maple tree becomes syrup on the breakfast table. This annual, free program is open to the public. Registration is not...

Coyotes

Enjoy an introduction to the life and ecology of the eastern coyote. Learn what makes coyotes unique and allows them to thrive in our rural, suburban, and...

Maple Sugaring

March is Maple Sugaring Season at Parker Dam State Park and you can come learn how real maple syrup is made. You’ll discover the sweet story of maple...

Migration Madness - Family Program

Explore the eventful journey of spring migration in this Sunday-fun day family program! Indoor activity and read-aloud. There is a possibility that we...

Winter Tree ID

Come and join us for a program on identifying trees in the wintertime. In the summer, trees are easier to identify from their leaves. However, in the winter,...

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, March 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...

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...

Tuesday, March 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.

Wednesday, March 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...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

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

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...

Thursday, March 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...

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- South central PA

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 9:00 am - 3:-00 pm Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center 1451 Peters Mountain Rd., Dauphin, PA 17018 Act 48: 5.5...

Homeschool Day - Marvelous Mammals

Geared towards ages 5-8, we will be learning about the mammals of PA. We’ll learn what a mammal is and discuss fur and teeth with our skull collection. All...

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...

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...

Owl Survey

To better protect our resources, we must first have a grasp of what we have. Join the park naturalist and Cambria County's compiler for the PA Society of...

Friday, March 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...

Old-Fashioned Skills Program Series

As technology continues to improve and we become more dependent on it for daily living, the skills that our ancestors used everyday begin to disappear. ...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

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

DiscoverE-Wonders of Water

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

Moonlight Cross-Country Ski

Join the park naturalist for this moonlight ski. Dress for the weather and bring a headlamp. The park has some limited-sized equipment for participants to...

Sunset Snowshoe

Join forest staff after work for an evening, 2 mile snowshoe. Please come prepared with warm layers, water, and a headlamp. If there is no snow we will hike....

Saturday, March 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...

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...

Proyecto WILD Workshop (K-12)

Proyecto WILD (A Spanish translation of PA Project WILD for English-speaking teachers in bi-lingual classrooms) Curriculum Training/Educator’s Workshop...

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...

Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle

If you enjoy the beauty and wilderness of Ohiopyle State Park, we ask you to consider spending a little time chipping in. Clean ups are sponsored by the...

Bluebirds & Cavity Nesting Species

Join us at the park office for a program highlighting our bluebird trail. Bluebird boxes not only benefit bluebirds but also a variety of other cavity...

Great Lakes Pirates and Mermaids

Presque Isle State Park and the Erie Maritime Museum invite you to discover the tales of Great Lakes Pirates and Mermaids at the TREC. Storytelling and...

Orienteering Beginner Course

Join the crowd of kids and adults who love map and compass navigating. An expert instructor will lead the class at beautiful Nolde Forest and then send you...

Oriental Bittersweet Berries

***Pre-registration appreciated: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: Giving Pond Recreation...

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...

PA Waterfowl

Join us at the park office classroom for a presentation on waterfowl and other duck-like birds in Pennsylvania. We will learn some basic ID for ducks and...

Animal Tracks and Traces Hike

Discover the animals that live at Sinnemahoning State Park and the tracks and traces that they leave behind. Program will begin indoors with a brief talk...

Winter Tree ID

In this program we will talk about how to ID trees without using leaves. Afterwards we will go on a short hike to practice identifying trees along the Mill...

Winter Wonderland Walk

The remnants of last year's flowers can still add beauty to the woods in winter! Join our park naturalist to explore the park in winter and to look for dried...

Early Spring Backpacking Trip

Join us for an afternoon hike and campout in the park. We'll hike around 3-4 miles on Saturday, set up camp, hang out by a fire in the evening and return on...

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...

Maple Sugaring

March is Maple Sugaring Season at Parker Dam State Park and you can come learn how real maple syrup is made. You’ll discover the sweet story of maple...

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...

Full Moon Hike

Come explore the park by the light of the moon. Bring a snack to share around a campfire afterwards, a flashlight, and an adventurous spirit. Dress for the...

Sunday, March 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...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

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

Maple Sugaring Time

Join us at the park office for a look at the maple sugaring process! We will be spending the afternoon collecting and boiling sap, introducing the maple...

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...

Nature Story Hour

Young audiences are invited to Nature Story Time at the TREC. The program will include a story and activities. Recommended for ages 3-7. No fee or...

Introduction to Snowshoes

Join park staff to learn about the history of snowshoeing, how to fit snowshoes, and how to walk around in them. Weather permitting (this means we will WANT...

Discovery Hike

Let’s take a leisurely 3-mile hike within the park’s northern woodlands. We’ll talk all about the fascinating animal and plants we may encounter. The trail...

Friends of Beltzville State Park Hikes - Christman Trail

Everyone is welcome to come and join the Friends of Beltzville as we hike along the trails at Beltzville State Park. These hikes will vary in length.Well...

Maple Sugaring

March is Maple Sugaring Season at Parker Dam State Park and you can come learn how real maple syrup is made. You’ll discover the sweet story of maple...

PA Game Species

In this program, you will learn about the several different game species that inhabit the state of Pennsylvania and understand hunting’s important role in...

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...

Full Moon Towpath Trek

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

Monday, March 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...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

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

Winter Homeschool Series - Winter Animals

Where do all the animals go when it gets cold? And how can you find them? We will learn how they survive and how we can find them! Pre-registration is...

Full Moon Hike

Gear up for spring with an easy walk around the lake while enjoying the full moon. Meet the park naturalist at the beach house and we'll enjoy a moderate...

Erie Bluffs After Dark

Join the Park Naturalists for an evening stroll at Erie Bluffs State Park for about a 1.5 mile hike. Meet at the main park entrance: 11122 West Lake Road,...

Tuesday, March 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.

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...

Wednesday, March 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.

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...

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, March 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.

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...

Educator Workshop: Project Learning Tree

Teachers are invited to a hands-on, interactive educator workshop at the TREC on March 12th and 13th from 6:00 - 9:00pm. Participants will be trained in...

Friday, March 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...

Old-Fashioned Skills Program Series

As technology continues to improve and we become more dependent on it for daily living, the skills that our ancestors used everyday begin to disappear. ...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

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

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

Point State Park invites homeschool students in the 4th through 6th grades (and their families) to participate in a series of in-depth classes related to...

Educator Workshop: Project Learning Tree

Teachers are invited to a hands-on, interactive educator workshop at the TREC on March 12th and 13th from 6:00 - 9:00pm. Participants will be trained in...

North Woods Walk

Explore the North Woods of Forbes State Forest on a 2 mile snowshoe trek to the Schafer Run warming hut. Please come prepared with warm layers, water, and a...

Broad-winged Hawk Migration Ecology: Flying from Pennsylvania to Peru

The Baird Ornithological Society (BOC) presents speaker Laurie Goodrich of the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Hawk Mountain began tracking juvenile and adult...

Saturday, March 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...

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,...

Eagle Tour

Celebrate National Wildlife Week and our nation's symbol. Join the park naturalist for a driving tour to eagle hotspots around the park. The park has a...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

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

Spring Into Action

Let's jumpstart our 2020 volunteer season! Kings Gap needs volunteer help to clear brush from the Hazardous Tree Removal Project. Lunch is Provided....

Wild About Turkeys: Educator Workshop

Teachers, earn 6.5 Act 48 hours while learning about one of Pennsylvania’s most intriguing species at this Wild About Turkeys Educator Workshop. Open to...

Citizen Science: Tree Measuring

Join us to help measure and inventory the tall trees of Ferncliff. No previous ability required. We will provide instruction and all the equipment that we...

Hike: Raptors of Winter #3

***Registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Program Location: Riegelsville Fish and Boat...

Maple Harvest Tour

Sugar Camp is Open! Explore the history of maple syrup from the days of discovery to modern day evaporation. Taste our award winning syrup and purchase a...

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...

Presque Isle Day Hike

Join the Park Naturalists for a hike on interior trails and the beach. Learn about wildlife and history on this 2 mile hike. Meet at the Pine Tree...

Volunteer Work Day

Join us we spruce up our native gardens and bird blind area, including brush piles, mulching, dirt removal, and weeding. Work gloves and tools will be...

Woodpecker Wander

Take a walk through the woods to learn about the diversity of woodpeckers that live here. We’ll talk about their seasonal habits and look and listen for...

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...

Winter Wonderland Walk

The remnants of last year's flowers can still add beauty to the woods in winter! Join our park naturalist to explore the park in winter and to look for dried...

Winter Weeds Walk

Even in earliest spring, the remnants of last year’s plants can add beauty to a walk by the lake. Join others as we start at the office and walk to the...

Chariot of Fire – Safe Solar Observing

For the inhabitants of Earth, the sun is our most important star in the universe. Even though its intense light warms us and is the engine of life, it can...

Maple Sugaring

March is Maple Sugaring Season at Parker Dam State Park and you can come learn how real maple syrup is made. You’ll discover the sweet story of maple...

Animal Adaptions

Animals do some strange things! Come learn about the weird and wonderful critters of PA and what they must do to survive in the wild. Wentz Education 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...

Sunday, March 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...

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...

“Goin’ For The Green” Spring Hikes - Longer Hike

“Get Outdoors Pennsylvania” and welcome spring with one of two hikes at Greenwood Furnace State Park on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Members of the Standing Stone...

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...

Community Day at TPCA

Community Day is a free event open to all ages. We will have hands on stations set up with a sampling of the children and adult activities and workshops...

Antler Shed Hunting

Are you curious about how to find shed whitetail and elk antlers? Everyone has their own method when scouting the woods for sheds; join us here at the Elk...

Maple Sugaring

March is Maple Sugaring Season at Parker Dam State Park and you can come learn how real maple syrup is made. You’ll discover the sweet story of maple...

What's in the Woods Hike

Join us for a free 1.5 – 2 mile hike on uneven terrain. What we can find in our woods this time of year? Can we find any signs of Spring? Meet at the...

Wildlife of Presque Isle

Join a Park Naturalist at the TREC for a basic look at Presque Isle wildlife by examining some pelts and mounts. Program includes a tour of the Natural...

“Goin’ For The Green” Spring Hikes - Shorter Hike

“Get Outdoors Pennsylvania” and welcome spring with one of two hikes at Greenwood Furnace State Park on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Members of the Standing Stone...

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, March 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...

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.

March Book Club Meeting: The Men Who Lost America

The March meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, March 16, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting, museum...

Planning the Natural Dye Garden: Hands-on-Heritage - sessions available for both adults and homeschool teens

March “Planning the Natural Dye Garden” Hoping to get ahead and make a solid plan for your dye garden? We will be discussing the common plants, their...

Tuesday, March 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.

Getting Little Feet WET & Growing Up WILD Facilitator Training

*This workshop is a pre-workshop for the 2020 PA Association of Environmental Educators (PAEE) and the PA Recreation & Park Society (PRPS). You do not need...

Planning the Natural Dye Garden: Hands-on-Heritage - sessions available for both adults and homeschool teens

March “Planning the Natural Dye Garden” Hoping to get ahead and make a solid plan for your dye garden? We will be discussing the common plants, their...

Planning the Natural Dye Garden: Hands-on-Heritage - sessions available for both adults and homeschool teens

March “Planning the Natural Dye Garden” Hoping to get ahead and make a solid plan for your dye garden? We will be discussing the common plants, their...

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, March 18

Friends of Beltzville: Pick Up Pennsylvania

Friends of Beltzville State Park, a chapter of the PA Parks and Forest Foundation along with Keep PA Beautiful invite you to join us for a Roadside Clean Up....

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.

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...

Thursday, March 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...

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.

GO Teach GPS Educator Workshop

Learn how to incorporate more outdoor recreation in the classroom through this curriculum that focuses on using GPS technology. Aimed at nonformal and...

Citizen Science: Tree Measuring

Join us to help measure and inventory the tall trees of Ferncliff. No previous ability required. We will provide instruction and all the equipment that we...

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...

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, March 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...

Old-Fashioned Skills Program Series

As technology continues to improve and we become more dependent on it for daily living, the skills that our ancestors used everyday begin to disappear. ...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

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

First Day of Spring Hike

Come celebrate the first day of Spring with a short hike while we look for signs of the new season. Registration is required for this event. To register,...

Springtime Shuffle

Celebrate the first day of spring on a moderate 2 mile hike and look for signs of spring in the forest. Registration is required. For more information or...

 Family Night - Frog Find and Salameander

Do you know what an amphibian is? Discover what makes this group of animals and the vernal ponds that they depend on unique. Vernal ponds are temporary...

American Woodcock

The Friends of Nolde Forest have dedicated many volunteer hours to the park making it a better place for everyone who visits. And we want to give back! This...

Welcome to Spring Nature Program

Celebrate the first day of spring at Presque Isle State Park. Activities teaching about the spring season recommended for ages 7+, will take place both...

Photo: NC DPR, S. Williams

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

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, March 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...

Making the Most of Your Piece of Nature: Butler Workshop

Backyards and small woodlots are essential to the health and sustainability of our local ecosystem. Spend a morning learning how to care for "your piece of...

Project Learning Tree (PLT) Educator Workshop

Act 48: 6 hrs. Fee: $20.00; pre-registration is required. Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning comprehensive environmental education...

Exhibit: Erie's Shipbuilding History

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

Volunteer Work Days: Brush Clean Up

The Hazardous Tree Removal Project is underway, and we need volunteers to help clear brush! Meet at the Education Building. To sign up, email...

Buds, Barks, and Branches

Identifying trees without leaves can be challenging, but not impossible. Join park educator on a short 1 mile hike, and learn some tricks and tips to...

Maple Weekend Open House

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...

Tohickon Gorge Whitewater Release Hike

Tohickon Gorge AM Whitewater Release Hike ***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register"...