DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

September 18 - October 17, 2020

Friday, September 18

Step Outdoors TRYathlon & 5K Run/Walk

Join us for the annual Step Outdoors TRYathlon! This shorter triathlon (trail running, kayaking/canoeing, and biking) is well-suited for both the serious...

Great Egret

Will fall migration occurring, spend the morning looking and listening for the various birds that can be found in the park. This will be open to all...

International Coastal Cleanup at Presque Isle State Park

In order to maintain safety this year the ICC (International Coastal Cleanup) will be a five day event. Participants can choose a day and time from September...

DiscoverE: Tales for Tots

Registration for this program is full. Our popular Tales for Tots program returns with all new explorations! Join us for story time followed by nature...

Outdoor School for Elementary School Students

Elementary School students (grades K-4) now learning at home can join us for field trip enrichment on Fridays during the fall. The elementary sessions are...

Outdoor School for Middle School Students

Middle School students (grades 5 - 8) now learning at home can join us for field trip enrichment on Fridays during the fall. The middle school sessions are...

BYOKayak Tour of Laurel Lake

BYOKayak Laurel Lake Tour Join a naturalist for a guided paddle at Laurel lake. All participants need to supply their own equipment and have basic...

Colonial Crafts: Candle Dipping

Join park staff to try your hand at making your very own wax candle! Please meet at the Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center. Due to COVID-19...

EVENT CANCELLED: Waterfowl Watch

With the celebration of the Waterfowl Weekend around the park, we have decided to host a waterfowl viewing program. We will have spotting scopes and viewers...

Migratory Birds--Who's Coming, Who's Going, and Who's Staying?

What birds will be sticking around this winter? What birds might just pop in on their migratory travels? Come find out about many different types of birds we...

September Science Series

The park educator will be holding Family Fridays this month for folks with elementary/middle school aged children. Families will stay as a group for a short...

Sunset Float

**This is a bring your own kayak program** Keystone State Park has some spectacular sunset views and some of the best views are on the lake. Join the park...

Who's Been Here?

Come to the campground to learn how to identify tracks and wildlife signs! We will be located near the bath house at the top of the hill on Black Hill Road...

Family Night - Magnificent Monarchs!

Monarch Butterflies are beautiful creatures that make an amazing migration each year. Learn about their life cycle and what you can do to help Monarchs along...

 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...

A Visit With Samuel

Come hear the story of Mary and Samuel Cowan directly from Samuel himself. Bring a chair or blanket and a snack if you wish. This program is limited to 24...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky Join us at Cherry Spring State Park to take in the splendor of a gold-rated International Dark Skies Park....

Night-time Photo Shoot

Join the Twin Tiers Camera Club’s Bart Barton for a photo shoot out on the Bridge! This program includes a brief overview of night-time camera basics. This...

Saturday, September 19

Step Outdoors TRYathlon & 5K Run/Walk

Join us for the annual Step Outdoors TRYathlon! This shorter triathlon (trail running, kayaking/canoeing, and biking) is well-suited for both the serious...

Morning Bird Walk

Grab your binoculars and join us to learn more about our feathered friends. Participants will learn the basics of birding, basic binocular use, and...

BYOKayak Glendale Lake

Join a naturalist for a guided paddle onto the lake. A variety of areas and topics will be explored throughout the summer. All participants need to supply...

Birds of Irish Gap

Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Join Kings Gap Staff for a bird identification walk at the Irish Gap Day Use Area. Please bring water and...

Confusing Fall Warblers

Join Park Naturalist Rob Bergstresser for an avian field identification hike where we will identify those notorious "confusing" fall warblers, as well as...

Guided Nature Hike

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a 5 mile nature hike through Ridley Creek State Park. We will explore birds, trees, wildflowers and park history along the...

International Coastal Cleanup at Presque Isle State Park

In order to maintain safety this year the ICC (International Coastal Cleanup) will be a five day event. Participants can choose a day and time from September...

Pennsylvania Songbirds Educator Workshop

Pennsylvania Songbirds is a hands-on, interdisciplinary, K-12 educators’ resource and activity guide about Pennsylvania specific songbirds. This workshop...

Stone Trail Guided Hike

Take a short walk on Stone Trail towards the back of the Boulder Field. Stone Trail is easy, and we’ll take a more challenging trail to the back of the...

Buffalo Ridge Hike

Join the park naturalist for a morning hike along the Buffalo Ridge Trail. This is a moderate hike that is not a loop, running about a mile from the East end...

Cancelled- Kinzua Bridge Fall Festival

**This event has been cancelled by the partnering organization due to Covid-19. Our Annual Fall Festival is September 19 and 20! Food, vendors, and music...

Geocaching!

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Date: September 19 There are all kinds of treasures hidden outside and this program will help you discover some of them! Join the...

Let's Go Fishing!

Interested in getting started with or learning more about fishing? Join the naturalist to learn the basics of how to be safe, cast a line, and catch fish!...

Monarch Tagging

Join local butterfly enthusiast Doug Burton as he captures and tags Monarch butterflies heading to Mexico for the winter. Butterfly nets will be on hand for...

Silver Creek Reservoir Hike

Join us on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 10:00 am as we explore the mountain behind Locust Lake State Park and visit Silver Creek Fire Tower and Reservoir....

Survival Day-Fire Starting

Try several different ways of starting a campfire without matches or a lighter. **COVID-19 Stipulations*** Pre-registration is required and limited to 10...

Whittaker Hike

Join our naturalist educator on a moderately difficult 2.5 mile hike on one of our loveliest trails, identifying plants and animals we find along the way. ...

Survival Day:  Map & Compass Skills

Survival Day: Learn the basics of map reading and using a compass. Participants are encouraged to bring a small notepad and writing utensil. Exact location...

2020 Monarch Tagging

Help the park naturalist with a citizen science project to monitor the migrating population of Monarch butterflies. Learn how this project helps biologists...

Critters in the Creek

Families with children age 6 and up can join the park naturalist to look for the tiny creatures hiding in the water. Wear shoes that can get wet-NO flip...

Gone and Back Again: Reintroduced Game Species of PA

Many of the game species that are plentiful in Pennsylvania today were once nearly, or completely gone from the state due to loss of habitat and overhunting....

Shoaff's Mill Tours

Shoaff's Mill is a 19th century operational grist mill that is open for tours every Saturday & Sunday from May through the Apple Festival in October....

Survival Day: Animal Encounters

Find out interesting facts about some of PA's wildlife, and what you should do if you have a close encounter with some of the predators. Please bring a...

Tree Planting

Join us as we plant native trees for forest improvement at Jacobsburg! We need volunteers who are willing to dig holes and move large trees that are...

Fall Changes Hike

Come join the park naturalist for a hike around the lake on the Lakeside Trail. Along the way you will learn about many of the changes that will be taking...

All About Turkeys

You may commonly think of turkeys around Thanksgiving, but they are all around Pennsylvania throughout the year. Join us in learning about their...

Virtual: Birding Basics

Virtual: Birding Basics Saturday, September 19, 2:00 – 2:45 PM Ever see an interesting bird and wanted to know what it was? Learn the basics of identifying...

Goin' Batty at Poe Paddy!

Get ready for a walk through the Poe Paddy tunnel to discuss PA’s most unique mammal: the bat! Be prepared to walk to the tunnel and back from Poe Paddy...

Waterfowl Watch

With the celebration of the Waterfowl Weekend around the park, we have decided to host a waterfowl viewing program. We will have spotting scopes and viewers...

Nocturnal Nature: Bats

Looking up at sky after the sun has set, you may catch a glimpse of a bat or two! Even if you don't see them, you may hear them squeaking as they fly! Join...

Owl Prowl Program is full.

Learn all about what goes hoot in the night. Owls prowl the night time woods of PA. We will have a short talk and then head out to search for our night...

Deer & Elk of PA

Come to the campground and learn about white-tailed deer and elk in Pennsylvania. We will be discussing deer biology, aging, scoring antlers, and past and...

Nightscape Photo Workshop

Photograph the starry night sky with your DSLR camera & lenses you currently own. Curt Weinhold, a PA Wilds Juried Artisan, teaches you to photograph...

Campfire is ready and waiting

Come hear some of Samuel Cowan’s favorite ghostly tales. Nothing too scary, but be careful, you may just learn something new. Can you tell which ones are...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky Join us at Cherry Spring State Park to take in the splendor of a gold-rated International Dark Skies Park....

Astronomy Tour

Join park staff to explore the night skies! This tour will walk you through a bit of historic astronomy, highlight one or two prominent features visible at...

CANCELED - Night Sky Tour

CANCELED - Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, this event is canceled. Experience the splendor of the night sky at Cherry Springs State...

Owl Prowl

Who Who Who is living at Oil Creek State Park? Let's find out! We'll learn about the lives of owls found in Pennsylvania before taking a short walk where...

Sunday, September 20

History of the CCC Hike

Join the park naturalist for a hike through the history of the CCC at the park. This program is limited to 24 participants. Participants must pre-register...

Step Outdoors TRYathlon & 5K Run/Walk

Join us for the annual Step Outdoors TRYathlon! This shorter triathlon (trail running, kayaking/canoeing, and biking) is well-suited for both the serious...

BYOKayak Glendale Lake

Join a naturalist for a guided paddle onto the lake. A variety of areas and topics will be explored throughout the summer. All participants need to supply...

Birding by Kayak

With all of the birding activity in the area this time of year, we will be offering a kayak birding program. Please bring your own kayak, paddles, and life...

Fall Foliage Bike Tour

Join the park naturalist for a morning bike ride along the Lowlands Trail, as we look closely at the colors of fall and the natural processes that cause this...

Cancelled - Kinzua Bridge Fall Festival

**This event has been cancelled by the partnering organization due to Covid-19. Our Annual Fall Festival is September 19 and 20! Food, vendors, and music...

Deer & Elk of PA

Join us at Boyd Big Tree Preserve as we explore deer biology, aging, scoring antlers, and past and present conservation of these animals in the state. This...

Nature Stroll

We’ll go on the prowl to explore nature. From birds to animal homes to habitats, we’ll take a closer look at what fascinating discoveries nature provides....

Porky Porcupines

Ever wonder how many quills a porcupine has? Come to this program to find out. Make a porcupine to take home. Pre-registration is required and limited...

Salamander Search

Join us for a salamander search as we search for and discover some of the cold blooded creatures of Little Buffalo. We will be going into the forest to try...

World Rhino Day: Get To Know The Odd Toe

Celebrate World Rhinoceros Day by joining your DCNR Park Naturalist for a special endangered species exhibit along the Multi-Use Trail about odd-toed...

Photo by Maggie Stonecash

Join Maggie Stonecash for Yoga on the Mountain. Class is appropriate for all levels. Modifications are offered for poses based on ability. Bring your yoga...

Fall Leaves Hike

Explore the park while enjoying and learning about some of our trees! Meet in front of the visitor center. Please call (814) 778-5467 to sign up. Limit 6...

Monarch Watch Butterfly Tagging

Monarch butterfly migration presentation followed by a short walk to catch, tag, and release monarch butterflies. Arial nets provided. Be prepared to walk...

Painting in the Outdoors

Friends of Raccoon Creek State Park has partnered with Artist Lora Russell to bring you " Painting in the Outdoors" at the park. We invite anyone from...

Presque Isle and Erie Bluffs State Parks as Seen by Camera Traps (Virtual Program)

Would you like to take a virtual tour to see what the wildlife are captured doing on the park's camera traps? Join a Park Naturalist to view a variety of...

Self-Guided Tours: Mansion Open

Join us on the top of the mountain to visit the Cameron-Masland Mansion, an historic stone villa built in 1908 as a summer home. Be sure to check out the...

Shoaff's Mill Tours

Shoaff's Mill is a 19th century operational grist mill that is open for tours every Saturday & Sunday from May through the Apple Festival in October....

Sunset Rocks Vista Hike

Sunset Rocks Vista 2.5 mile diffificult loop hike. Meet at Furnace Stack Pavilion Parking lot. We will then drive up to Camp Michaux is 0.7 miles back...

Tree Cookie Art

Tree cookie prints are wonderful additions to any wall, modern or rustic. Make your own, while also learning about the parts of a tree, and basic tree...

White-Tailed Deer

White-tailed deer are everywhere in PA, but next time you see one, stop and consider their characteristics, diet, antlers, and habitat. This program will...

Monday, September 21

Monday Morning Birding

Rise and shine! Join us for a bird walk through Jacobsburg in search of fall warblers and other Neotropical migrants. This is a great opportunity to learn...

Circle of Life: Field Learning Experience

What happens when a tree falls in the forest? Something special happens! In this hands on investigation, students will learn that all living things are...

VIRTUAL September Book Club

This event will be held virtually via Zoom in partnership with Friends of Washington Crossing Park; it will NOT be face-to-face in the park. Museum curator...

Tuesday, September 22

First Day of Fall Hike

Fall into Fall the right way! Join the park naturalist for a 3.5-mile hike down the Woapalanne trail and back to take in the Fall weather. The trail is...

DiscoverE: Tales for Tots

Registration for this program is full. Our popular Tales for Tots program returns with all new explorations! Join us for story time followed by nature...

Intro to Fly Fishing Meet-Ups

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Limited Spots. NO fishing license needed for duration of program. Beginning July 14, 2020, the PA Fish and Boat Commission staff...

DiscoverE: Tales for Tots

Registration for this program is full. Our popular Tales for Tots program returns with all new explorations! Join us for story time followed by nature...

First Day of Fall Paddle

Bring your paddle boat for a guided tour of Lake Jean to observe the first day of fall. You will need to bring your own boat, US Coast Guard Life Jacket, &...

Autumnal Equinox Walk

The Autumnal Equinox is a special time of year that signifies the end of summer and the beginning of the harvest season. Join the park naturalist on a 3...

Autumnal Equinox Evening Birding!

“Birding” or birdwatching has recently become one of the most trendy outdoor activities. Accompany the park naturalist and learn new wild birds and their...

Wednesday, September 23

 Weekly Weeders

Registration for this program is full. Registration for this program is full. Interested in learning more about gardening with native plants? Volunteer to...

Porters Cove Paddle

Porters Cove Paddle – Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Meet at Bear Run Launch (South Shore) - Moraine Join Moraine Park staff in a...

Little Learners

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Alternating Wednesdays: 8/26, 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21 Families with children ages 3 – 5 can engage in nature exploration through...

Oak Loop Wildflower Walk

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on the Oak/Hemlock Trail at Locust Lake on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. The trail is 4 miles in length and difficult. The...

Homeschool Hikes

Alternating Wednesdays, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Homeschoolers can explore our many trails through a series of guided hikes. Each hike explores a different area of...

Family Forest Day: Mammals

Bring the family out for an afternoon of science activities! These programs are designed for elementary aged children and their families. Groups will...

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...

Holiday Pysanky Ornament with Basia Andrusko

Each workshop participant will create a unique and beautiful egg ornament! They make great gifts, especially to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, new...

Thursday, September 24

Bird Walk with Doug Gross

Doug Gross, retired PA Game Commission biologist and eBird coordinator, will guide us on a bird walk in the woods and shrub lands of Ricketts Glen State...

Credit: Larry Knutson, Penn Trails

Join the Pennsylvania Land Trust and Penn Trails for this hands-on workshop. Pedestrian trails that provide access to wetlands and stream banks offer some...

Butterfly Blitz

We are conducting a butterfly count all summer long through iNaturalist and we invite everyone to take part! Join us on group surveys to document what kinds...

Monarch Watch Butterfly Tagging

Monarch butterfly migration presentation followed by a short walk to catch, tag, and release monarch butterflies. Arial nets provided. Be prepared to walk...

Matchless Fire

Matchless Fire – Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Kildoo Pavilion – McConnells Mill Human beings have been starting fires from sparks...

Evening Hike

Come and explore the park after hours on this special program. Registration is required. Location will be given during the time of registration. Face masks...

Friday, September 25

B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Boat) Fall Float: Gravel Lick-Mill Creek

Yes, we’re all under restrictions, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get out and enjoy the river from our favorite canoe or kayak! So, bring your own boat,...

Monitoring the Migration

Migration season is upon us! Accompany the park naturalist in a short walk to look for migrating waterfowl and songbirds. Please dress for the weather & wear...

Great Egret

Will fall migration occurring, spend the morning looking and listening for the various birds that can be found in the park. This will be open to all...

Discover Ricketts Hike

Hiking the Old Beaver Dam Rd Trail to see Ganoga Falls. This is a 5-mile moderate hike. Park and meet at the Shale Pit Parking Lot located along Rt....

Credit: Larry Knutson, Penn Trails

Join the Pennsylvania Land Trust and Penn Trails for this hands-on workshop. Pedestrian trails that provide access to wetlands and stream banks offer some...

DiscoverE: Tales for Tots

Registration for this program is full. Our popular Tales for Tots program returns with all new explorations! Join us for story time followed by nature...

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...

Outdoor School for Elementary School Students

Elementary School students (grades K-4) now learning at home can join us for field trip enrichment on Fridays during the fall. The elementary sessions are...

Outdoor School for Middle School Students

Middle School students (grades 5 - 8) now learning at home can join us for field trip enrichment on Fridays during the fall. The middle school sessions are...

Turtles of Presque Isle (Virtual Program)

Join a Park Naturalist using your Skype for Business App. to learn about the turles that can be found on or near Presque Isle State Park. This program is...

DARCEE's Friends of Keystone State Park Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz

Join DARCEE's Friends of Keystone State Park and parks throughout the country in a fun challenge to see how many pollinator species can be documented this...

Mammals of Poe Valley

How big can black bears get? Do we still have beavers here in Poe Valley? Come out to the amphitheater to learn about the mammals you can encounter in and...

BYOKayak Glendale Lake

Join a naturalist for a guided paddle onto the lake. A variety of areas and topics will be explored throughout the summer. All participants need to supply...

September Science Series

The park educator will be holding Family Fridays this month for folks with elementary/middle school aged children. Families will stay as a group for a short...

Signs of the Season

Autumn is officially here! Join park staff in discovering signs throughout the park that tell us summer is over. We'll be hiking on uneven ground, so please...

Owl Prowl Preregistration required.

Learn all about what goes hoot in the night. Owls Prowl the night time woods of PA. Location will be disclosed at the time of registration. Be prepared to...

Nocturnal Animals

Crawl into the night with us at the park campground as we discuss the awesome adaptations that different animals have! We will discuss some nocturnal...

Raptor Migration

Come join the park naturalist for a look at birds of prey and their yearly migration along the ridges. This program is limited to 24 participants. ...

Saturday, September 26

Archery 101

FULL - Registration is now closed for the September 26 program. Come learn the basics of archery! How-to and safety will be discussed, followed by an...

Fall Migration Round-Up

Bald Eagle and Prince Gallitzin State Parks are both fantastic places to find birds - so we thought we would have a friendly competition to see which park...

Fall Migration Round-Up

Bald Eagle and Prince Gallitzin State Parks are both fantastic places to find birds - so we thought we would have a friendly competition to see which park...

Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Bring your own binoculars to look for birds and plan on hiking around the park and out on the bridge! It’s healthy too! Meet in front of the visitor center....

Autumn Leaves

Why do leaves turn colors in autumn? Do certain tree species turn the same color every year? Come to this program to find. We will take a short hike on...

Beautiful Beltzville Hiking Series: Preachers Camp Trail (East)

Join Park Naturalist Rob Bergstresser for a guided nature hike along the eastern portion of the Preacher’s Camp Trail. We will explore the beautiful scenery...

Fill-A-Bag for National Public Lands Day

September 26th is National Public Lands Day, a day to celebrate the land set aside for public recreation and leisure. This year, Prince Gallitzin State Park...

Fly Fishing 101

Looking for a relaxing new hobby? Try fly fishing! This workshop is free, and all equipment is provided. No fishing license required. We’ll learn all...

High Rocks Trail Day #2

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: High Rocks Overlook Parking...

High Rocks Trail Day #2

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: High Rocks Overlook Parking...

Invasive Species Scavenger Hunt

Come learn about different invasive species and their effects on our ecosystems in Pennsylvania! We will be taking a 1.5-mile scenic walk of portions of the...

National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. This NPLD, volunteers are needed to help with...

A standing man with a rake and a crouching woman with a bucket next to a trail onto which they have spread gravel

Jennings Environmental Education Center is looking for volunteers to pitch in at the park in celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September...

National Public Lands Day Volunteer opportunity

Volunteers are asked to gather at the Fuller Lake restrooms at 9:00 am Saturday, September 26th. Preregistration is free and required. Masks are requried...

Trail Work Saturday

Laurel Mountain Volunteers can preregister to do brush work along several different trails in the Laurel Mountain Division of Forbes. How does this work?...

Volunteer Trail Clean-up / National Public Lands Day

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...

Backpacking for Beginners

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am Date: September 26 Backpacking is a great way to make connections with nature in a primitive way. Plan to spend the morning with...

Smartphone Naturalist: Birding with Merlin

We live in the future! We may not have flying cars but we do have a world of information at our fingertips... if only we know how to use those resources and...

Archery for Beginners

We provide a beginner's program based on the National Archery in Schools Program, which makes it easy for anyone to learn. We provide the equipment, and you...

Photo by Charlene Reinhart

McConnells Mill State Park History comes alive at the 28th Annual Heritage Festival at McConnells Mill State Park. The Festival, sponsored by the...

Chomp Chomp Timber! Beaver Talk and Hike

Join us for a fun talk and walk to see how beaver change their environment. We will view a lodge to see the work of nature’s busy engineers. We’ll learn...

Fall Foliage Paddle -THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Paddle among colorful autumn leaves, Registration is required for this program, please call Alison at 570-676-0567 to register. Please wear waterproof...

National Public Lands Day Hike

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a 5 mile nature hike through Ridley Creek State Park to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day. We will explore birds, trees,...

A standing man with a rake and a crouching woman with a bucket next to a trail onto which they have spread gravel

Jennings Environmental Education Center is looking for volunteers to pitch in at the park in celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September...

SOLD OUT: Get Outdoors PA: Archery

Join the park naturalist for a beginner program on archery. All equipment will be provided. Registration is required. Face masks required. Please wear...

The CCC and State Parks

State parks are an incredible resource for anyone willing to visit them, but where did they come from? How did they start? Join park staff for a look...

Trail Care

We need your help on National Public Lands Day! Raccoon Creek State Park has over 44 miles of trails that are primarily maintained by volunteers. Join us as...

Tree ID Hike

Take a hike in a particularly diverse section of the forest with our naturalist educator, identifying tree species we find along the way. Please wear sturdy...

Walk with Friends

Join the Friends of Cook Forest for a walk along the Longfellow Trail. Along the way we’ll finish installation of a new sign commemorating the planting of...

Atlatyl Action

**only for ages 12 and older A wooden handle throws a 5 foot dart and was an efficient hunting tool for early man. Adults and teens may learn about this...

A standing man with a rake and a crouching woman with a bucket next to a trail onto which they have spread gravel

Jennings Environmental Education Center is looking for volunteers to pitch in at the park in celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September...

Public Lands Day Volunteer Workday

Come out and help us with some volunteer work projects around the park. There will be projects for all ages and abilities. Please pre-register by...

Shoaff's Mill Tours

Shoaff's Mill is a 19th century operational grist mill that is open for tours every Saturday & Sunday from May through the Apple Festival in October....

Understanding Elk Behavior

Mid-September through October is the elk mating season in PA. Learn to read elk behavior this fall by understanding herd dynamics, body language, and...

National Public Lands Day Yellow Creek needs You! Preregistration required

Join us for our first National Public Lands Day Event! Did you know that a number of PA wildlife are dependent on open meadows? Yet this young...

Woodpecker Walk

Join the park naturalist on an easy 1-mile walk on the Nature Trail as we talk about woodpeckers in our area, look for signs of them, and listen close to...

Amazing Adaptations

Size, shape, fur, feathers, beaks, and teeth – these features help animals survive in the wild. We will be examining why animals have developed these unique...

Conservation Conversations

It’s National Public Lands Day! That calls for appreciating our land and most importantly—how to preserve it. Everyone can pitch in to help make our...

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Bring a camera, phone, or whatever you like to take pictures with to this scavenger hunt. Take pictures of the items on the list, return within the time...

Botanical Treasures of Jacobsburg

Registration for this program is full. Join us as we explore the park and search for early autumn flowers and changing foliage. We'll discuss the ecology of...

Bears at Boyd

Join us at the pavilion at Boyd to learn about Pennsylvania's Black Bears, including their life history and how we manage them in the state. We will discuss...

Poe Valley Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Grab a camera or cell phone for this modern scavenger hunt in the park! Find the items listed, take a picture, and report back to the park naturalist for...

Tree Identification

We will be doing a guided walk to learn the basics of tree identification. We will learn how to use a tree guide and what to look for when trying to...

Campfire is ready and waiting

Come hear some ghostly tales of love from the park. Nothing too scary, but be careful, you may just learn something new. Can you tell which ones are true...

Celestial Wildlife

Registration for this program is full. Did you know that the night sky is filled with all sorts of wildlife? Join us for this nighttime adventure as we use...

Sunday, September 27

Fall Migration Round-Up

Bald Eagle and Prince Gallitzin State Parks are both fantastic places to find birds - so we thought we would have a friendly competition to see which park...

Fall Migration Round-Up

Bald Eagle and Prince Gallitzin State Parks are both fantastic places to find birds - so we thought we would have a friendly competition to see which park...

BYOKayak Glendale Lake

Join a naturalist for a guided paddle onto the lake. A variety of areas and topics will be explored throughout the summer. All participants need to supply...

Piney Mountain Day Pack Hike: 10 Mile Difficult Hike

Meet at the Furnace Stack Pavilion for an all day hike through Michaux State Forest and Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Pack a lunch and bring plenty of water...

Bog Treasures

Take a stroll on the boardwalk to see the unique plants and animals that call the bog home. This trail is ADA accessible. ***COVID-19...

Fill-A-Bag for National Public Lands Day

September 26th is National Public Lands Day, a day to celebrate the land set aside for public recreation and leisure. This year, Prince Gallitzin State Park...

National Public Lands Weekend

To celebrate National Public Lands Day, we are going to be hosting a fall volunteer day on Sunday September 27th. Projects will include Mill Cleaning (to...

White-tailed Deer: Habits and Habitats

Learning about the habits and habitats of this game species are something that even if you think you know all there is to know about them, there’s a good...

World Rivers Day: Exploring Creek Critters

Celebrate World Rivers Day with your DCNR Park Naturalist by taking a closeup and personal look at life below the surface of our streams. We will learn about...

Photo by Maggie Stonecash

Join Maggie Stonecash for Yoga on the Mountain. Class is appropriate for all levels. Modifications are offered for poses based on ability. Bring your yoga...

Photo by Charlene Reinhart

McConnells Mill State Park History comes alive at the 28th Annual Heritage Festival at McConnells Mill State Park. The Festival, sponsored by the...

SOLD OUT: Fly Fishing 101

Meet instructors Mark Signorino and Bob Anderson to learn the basics of weights, rods, leaders, tippets, knots and casting. There will be time to practice...

Self-Guided Tours: Mansion Open

Join us on the top of the mountain to visit the Cameron-Masland Mansion, an historic stone villa built in 1908 as a summer home. Be sure to check out the...

Shoaff's Mill Tours

Shoaff's Mill is a 19th century operational grist mill that is open for tours every Saturday & Sunday from May through the Apple Festival in October....

The Story of Johnny Appleseed and other Tall Tales

Join the park naturalist as he tells the story of Johnny Appleseed and looks at the importance of the American tall tale. Bring a chair or blanket and a...

Green Cleaning (Virtual Program)

Have you ever wondered about the toxins in the cleaning supplies around your house? Join a Park Naturalist for a virtual class using Skype for Business to...

Black Bear 101

Come learn the ways of the American black bear. Starting with a review of the diet, behaviors, and basic biology, that will then flow into a discussion about...

Kids' Storytime and Nature Walk

Join the park educator for a book reading, simple craft, and outdoor activity based on the book, “The Busy Tree” by Jennifer Ward. Intended for families...

Smartphone Naturalist: iNaturalist ID

Next in our Smartphone Naturalist series is the app iNaturalist. During this program geared for ages teen to adult, you will join park staff for a nature...

Owl Outlaws

Learn about the owls of Pennsylvania and solve a mystery in a classic case of HOO done it! We will be holding this program in the campground on Black Hill...

Monday, September 28

Fall Migration Round-Up

Bald Eagle and Prince Gallitzin State Parks are both fantastic places to find birds - so we thought we would have a friendly competition to see which park...

Fall Migration Round-Up

Bald Eagle and Prince Gallitzin State Parks are both fantastic places to find birds - so we thought we would have a friendly competition to see which park...

Monday Morning Birding

Rise and shine! Join us for a bird walk through Jacobsburg in search of fall warblers and other Neotropical migrants. This is a great opportunity to learn...

Tuesday, September 29

Fall Migration Round-Up

Bald Eagle and Prince Gallitzin State Parks are both fantastic places to find birds - so we thought we would have a friendly competition to see which park...

Fall Migration Round-Up

Bald Eagle and Prince Gallitzin State Parks are both fantastic places to find birds - so we thought we would have a friendly competition to see which park...

DiscoverE: Tales for Tots

Registration for this program is full. Our popular Tales for Tots program returns with all new explorations! Join us for story time followed by nature...

NATURE SERIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS

Young children ages 4 & 5 and their Adult are invited to explore wildlife and the world around them in this four part series which will include lessons about...

Intro to Fly Fishing Meet-Ups

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Limited Spots. NO fishing license needed for duration of program. Beginning July 14, 2020, the PA Fish and Boat Commission staff...

DiscoverE: Tales for Tots

Registration for this program is full. Our popular Tales for Tots program returns with all new explorations! Join us for story time followed by nature...

Shannon Run Paddle

Shannon Run Paddle – Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:30 PM – 6:00 AM – Meet at Mount Zion Church (528 Exit off 422) – Moraine Join Moraine Park staff...

Tuesday Evening Hikers Club

Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Date: September 1, 15, 29 Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health! Join the park naturalist for a quickly...

Birds of Prey

Hawks and owls capture the interest of many, young and old. Are you curious about the birds of prey in Black Moshannon? If so, join us to discuss...

DARCEE's Friends of Keystone State Park Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz

Join DARCEE's Friends of Keystone State Park and parks throughout the country in a fun challenge to see how many pollinator species can be documented this...

Wednesday, September 30

Fall Migration Round-Up

Bald Eagle and Prince Gallitzin State Parks are both fantastic places to find birds - so we thought we would have a friendly competition to see which park...

Fall Migration Round-Up

Bald Eagle and Prince Gallitzin State Parks are both fantastic places to find birds - so we thought we would have a friendly competition to see which park...

Waterfowl Watch--Fall Migration Round-Up

Fall Migration has the potential to bring in uncommon and exciting lake visitors! In honor of our week-long birding competition with Prince Gallitzin State...

Bird Walk with Doug Gross

Doug Gross, retired PA Game Commission biologist and eBird coordinator, will guide us on a bird walk in the woods and shrub lands of Ricketts Glen State...

Birding 101--Fall Migration Round-Up

Join the park naturalist to learn all about the wonderful world of birding in honor of our week-long birding competition with Prince Gallitzin State Park,...

Teaching Area Restoration

We are looking for help with refurbishing our outdoor classrooms in the Henrys Forge Area. Flooding from August's tropical storm washed away the classroom...

High Rocks Trail Day #3

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: High Rocks Overlook Parking...

High Rocks Trail Day #3

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: High Rocks Overlook Parking...

DARCEE's Friends of Keystone State Park Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz

Join DARCEE's Friends of Keystone State Park and parks throughout the country in a fun challenge to see how many pollinator species can be documented this...

Nature Club

Students in grades 5 – 8 can meet us afterschool on alternating Wednesday for fun enrichment activities outdoors. Sept 16 – Environmental Art Sept 30 –...

Moonlight Paddle

Join the park naturalists in partnership with Mercer County Conservation District for a moonlight paddle on Lake Wilhelm. Bring your own kayak and gear or...

Introduction to Birding

Fall is an exciting time to be out looking for birds, so join us to learn about birding and what all the fuss is about! We’ll review what you need to know to...

Thursday, October 1

Fall Migration Round-Up

Bald Eagle and Prince Gallitzin State Parks are both fantastic places to find birds - so we thought we would have a friendly competition to see which park...