DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

April 16 - May 15, 2021

Friday, April 16

Download and print this image or pick up copy at park office

Now! - Two options for the Scavenger Hunt. Here is your chance to have some fun in the park in the months of March and April. There are 16 egg-shaped signs...

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your family’s mission, should you...

Self Guided - StoryWalk®: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalk® at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

Friday Morning Guided Spring Bird Walks

Mornings are your best opportunity to experience the thrilling world of birdwatching and listening. Join the park naturalist for a guided walk along the...

Hiking Series #1

Friday, April 16 at 9 a.m. TRAIL: Nescopeck Trail LENGTH: 3 miles TERRAIN: more difficult but fairly easy (small rolling hills, roots/rocks) MEET:...

Robin and Daffodils

Come find new signs of spring throughout the park by using our sense of sight, sound, and smell! This program is 1 hours long and is for ages 4-5 but all...

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...

Oak/Hemlock Hike

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on the Oak/Hemlock Trail at Locust Lake on Friday, April 16, 2021. The trail is 4 miles in length and difficult. We will be...

VIRTUAL - Things Naturalists Do

Ever wonder how park naturalists entertain themselves? Call fireflies, pet bees, fool moths, and more. Learn how you too can participate in these...

Vernal Pool Stroll

Join the Park Naturalist for a Friday morning stroll along west enterance road. During this short stroll we will be looking for eggs and wildlife that...

Virtual Tour of Hills Creek

This program will be held virtually, and NOT in person at the park. Are you interested in visiting Hills Creek or a former visitor looking to return? If so,...

Wood Frog

Do you know all the members of the chorus singing in your local wetland? Tune-in to this online webinar to learn how to decipher one singer from the other as...

Frog Songs - Virtual Program

Do you know all the members of the chorus singing in your local wetland? Join us to decipher one singer from the other as we learn the songs of our area's...

Virtual Climate Change, Part 3: Coming Attractions

We will discuss solutions that are being developed and discussed across the planet, beyond the simple basics of recycling, LED light conversions and similar...

Bygone Town of Ricketts Tour

**CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER** Discover where the lumber town of Ricketts used to stand and learn some history along the way! Good boots are recommended...

Family Night - Frog Find and Salameander

Spring is here and our amphibian neighbors are springing out of the ground! Join us as we learn what amphibians are and what they’ve been doing all winter....

Wood Frog

Do you know all the members of the chorus singing in your local wetland? Tune-in to this online webinar to learn how to decipher one singer from the other as...

Spotted salamander

These warm, springtime nights are perfect for viewing all kinds of cool amphibian species! So come over to Raccoon Creek during twilight hours, where we'll...

Skydance: The Dance of the Woodcock Preregistration is required

Woodcocks are some of the most fascinating birds of Spring! Woodcock Expert, Lisa Williams, the Statewide Grouse/Woodcock Coordinator from the PA Game...

Night Sky Tour

**CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER** Take a tour of the night sky to view Mars and the springtime constellations. Bring your own binoculars or telescopes. Don't...

Saturday, April 17

Download and print this image or pick up copy at park office

Now! - Two options for the Scavenger Hunt. Here is your chance to have some fun in the park in the months of March and April. There are 16 egg-shaped signs...

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your family’s mission, should you...

Self Guided - StoryWalk®: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalk® at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

Saturday Morning Birding Series

Saturday Morning Birding Walks at Hills Creek Saturdays in April and May All 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Meet at the Hills Creek State Park Office prior to 8am...

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....

Spring Clean-up Day

Dust off your work gloves & team up with other volunteers for a day of park beautification! Projects will include litter pickup & light maintenance around...

Basic Boating Course

The PA Fish & Boat Commission’s PA Basic Boating Course was developed to supply boaters with practical information so they can make better informed decisions...

Signs of Spring Hike

Welcome to the first outdoor public program of the season! During this program we will be looking for different signs of spring from baby birds to what is...

Take Back the Woods: Battling Invasive Species

Celebrate Earth Day by helping to “weed out” invasive plants at Jennings Environmental Education Center on Saturday, April 17! Invasive plants like...

Volunteer Work Day

Kings Gap is looking for volunteers to come spending a morning helping to work on various park projects (see below). Please meet outside the Education...

Take Back the Woods: Battling Invasive Species

Celebrate Earth Day by helping to “weed out” invasive plants at Jennings Environmental Education Center on Saturday, April 17! Invasive plants like...

Eagles - Masters of the Sky

After a short lecture about Bald Eagles and biomagnification, we will view our resident Bald Eagles in their nest through our spotting scope! Binoculars and...

Garlic Mustard Pull-a-Thon

Help us save the spring wildflowers from the invasive Garlic Mustard. This invasive plant species has destroyed countless acres of spring wildflower habitat...

National Save The Frogs Day

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

Orienteering for Beginners

Saturday, April 17, 2021 Timeslots: 10:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 1:00 PM, 1:45 PM, 2:30 PM Orienteering is the skill of navigating a course using a map and compass....

Signs of Spring Hike

Spring is here! Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, days are getting longer, and nature is starting to green-up. Celebrate the new season on an...

Signs of Spring at Sinnemahoning - Virtual

Winter has finally loosened its grip on the land and water, and signs of spring are everywhere, especially if you know where to look. Take a virtual hike...

Spring Wild Flower Walk

***Registration is required for this program: please click the green "register" button to sign up for this program*** ***Meeting location: Tohickon Valley...

Sharp-lobed Hepatica

Let’s venture out and see what is in bloom! We only have a limited time to find our woodland wildflowers, so tag along with the park naturalist on this mile...

Spring Wildflower Walk

***Registration is required for this program: please click the green "register" button to sign up for this program*** ***Meeting location: Tohickon Valley...

Take Back the Woods: Battling Invasive Species

Celebrate Earth Day by helping to “weed out” invasive plants at Jennings Environmental Education Center on Saturday, April 17! Invasive plants like...

Take Back the Woods: Battling Invasive Species

Celebrate Earth Day by helping to “weed out” invasive plants at Jennings Environmental Education Center on Saturday, April 17! Invasive plants like...

Orienteering for Beginners

Saturday, April 17, 2021 Timeslots: 10:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 1:00 PM, 1:45 PM, 2:30 PM Orienteering is the skill of navigating a course using a map and compass....

Become a Junior Ranger!

Become a Junior Ranger outside the Environmental Education Center in Nockamixon State Park! This 1 hour long program is most appropriate for ages 14 and...

Frogs and Polliwogs

Join the springtime search for frogs and polliwogs! Along this walk, we will learn how to identify frogs by shape and sound. We will also discover the unique...

Spring Wildlife Walk *Cancelled*

Due to staffing issues and lack of interest, this program has been cancelled. We will return with more hiking options in May. Stay tuned! Join us at Boyd...

Take Back the Woods: Battling Invasive Species

Celebrate Earth Day by helping to “weed out” invasive plants at Jennings Environmental Education Center on Saturday, April 17! Invasive plants like...

April Meteor Shower

Join park staff for a short program about the upcoming Lyrid Meteor Shower. We will talk about what a meteor shower is, what causes one, and when to expect...

Take Back the Woods: Battling Invasive Species

Celebrate Earth Day by helping to “weed out” invasive plants at Jennings Environmental Education Center on Saturday, April 17! Invasive plants like...

Take Back the Woods: Battling Invasive Species

Celebrate Earth Day by helping to “weed out” invasive plants at Jennings Environmental Education Center on Saturday, April 17! Invasive plants like...

Green Walks

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...

Orienteering for Beginners

Saturday, April 17, 2021 Timeslots: 10:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 1:00 PM, 1:45 PM, 2:30 PM Orienteering is the skill of navigating a course using a map and compass....

Spring Tree I.D. Hike

Spring is just getting started and the trees have not fully "leafed-out" yet, so tree identification can be a bit tricky this time of the year. Join park...

Sharp-lobed Hepatica

Let’s venture out and see what is in bloom! We only have a limited time to find our woodland wildflowers, so tag along with the park naturalist on this mile...

Take Back the Woods: Battling Invasive Species

Celebrate Earth Day by helping to “weed out” invasive plants at Jennings Environmental Education Center on Saturday, April 17! Invasive plants like...

Spring Wildflowers of Pennsylvania

Join the naturalist in a walk around the park to see what spring wildflowers are coming up. Bring your own field guides if you want to. All children must...

Take Back the Woods: Battling Invasive Species

Celebrate Earth Day by helping to “weed out” invasive plants at Jennings Environmental Education Center on Saturday, April 17! Invasive plants like...

Orienteering for Beginners

Saturday, April 17, 2021 Timeslots: 10:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 1:00 PM, 1:45 PM, 2:30 PM Orienteering is the skill of navigating a course using a map and compass....

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...

Spring Wildlife Walk

Join us for a spring wildlife walk along the Creek Trail at Little Buffalo State Park! We will be looking for spring warblers migrating through, wildflowers...

Take Back the Woods: Battling Invasive Species

Celebrate Earth Day by helping to “weed out” invasive plants at Jennings Environmental Education Center on Saturday, April 17! Invasive plants like...

Virtual What to do with Waste, Part 3: Recycle

Is it trash, recyclable or other? Learn the basics of what can be recycled and what cannot. Join a Park Educator from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday,...

April Meteor Shower

Join park staff for a short program about the upcoming Lyrid Meteor Shower. We will talk about what a meteor shower is, what causes one, and when to expect...

Frog Call Bingo

Did you know we have 16 frog & 3 toad species in the state? Do you know what they all sound like? Come on out to the nature center to discover unique ways to...

Orienteering for Beginners

Saturday, April 17, 2021 Timeslots: 10:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 1:00 PM, 1:45 PM, 2:30 PM Orienteering is the skill of navigating a course using a map and compass....

Spring Wildflowers of Pennsylvania

Join the naturalist in a walk around the park to see what spring wildflowers are coming up. Bring your own field guides if you want to. All children must...

Frog Songs Walk

Spring is here, which means the choruses of frogs are turning our wetlands into opera houses! Join us to learn how to tell our frogs and toads apart just by...

Sunday, April 18

Download and print this image or pick up copy at park office

Now! - Two options for the Scavenger Hunt. Here is your chance to have some fun in the park in the months of March and April. There are 16 egg-shaped signs...

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your family’s mission, should you...

Self Guided - StoryWalk®: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalk® at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self Guided: Bioblitz at Kings Gap!

Have you ever wondered how many different species of living things call Kings Gap home? So do we! To help us find out, join our bioblitz, an event where you...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

Sunday Sunrise Hike

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

Birding with Baird

*All ages welcome! Adults and Families who are interested in learning to bird* Early birds get the worm! Join Baird Ornithological Club for a morning bird...

Cavity Nesting Trail Walk and Box Building

***Registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: Giving Pond Recreation Area,...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Arbor Day Tree and Wildflower ID Hike

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a fun program about trees, their parts, how they function, their importance in nature and how to recognize some that grow...

Bring in the Spring Hike

We want to bring in Spring the right way with a moderate hike at Goddard State Park! We will be meeting at Dugan Run Parking Lot. If you need directions to...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Felting Workshop with Nelly Kouzmina

Explore the possibilities of felt-making and learn various techniques to create one of the oldest forms of textile using natural fibers – wool. Sunday,...

Spring Wildflower Walk

Program is full. Registration is closed. Spring has finally arrived and with it the long anticipated and spectacular spring wildflowers. Join park educator...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Introduction to Fishing Meet-Up

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!...

April Meteor Shower

Join park staff for a short program about the upcoming Lyrid Meteor Shower. We will talk about what a meteor shower is, what causes one, and when to expect...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Sowing Seeds in Nature (a Mindful Outdoor Experience with ChuckWalks of the Lehigh Valley)

We will be Sowing Seeds today! This is a SPECIAL collaboration between ChuckWalks of the Lehigh Valley and an Education Specialist from Nolde Forest! We...

Virtual DIY Magazine Art

Breathe new life in to that old stack of magazines sitting in the basement by crafting it into a beautiful upcycled masterpiece! Join a Park Educator from...

Waterfowl Watch

Bring your own binoculars and learn tips and tricks for identifying waterfowl while we scan the East Branch Reservoir for ducks, geese, and swans. Meet at...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Earth Day/Wildflowers

Happy Earth Day!! Come join our staff and learn about some of the wildflowers you may see visiting elk country.

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Signs of Spring at Sinnemahoning - Virtual

Winter has finally loosened its grip on the land and water, and signs of spring are everywhere, especially if you know where to look. Take a virtual hike...

April Meteor Shower

Join park staff for a short program about the upcoming Lyrid Meteor Shower. We will talk about what a meteor shower is, what causes one, and when to expect...

Monday, April 19

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your family’s mission, should you...

Self Guided - StoryWalk®: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalk® at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

Virtual Lunchtime Lecture: Waterfowl ID

What's that duck? If you are unsure, join us to learn the basics of waterfowl identification. Spring is a wonderful time to see all sorts of birds migrating...

Family Field Trips

Families of Elementary students currently learning at home can join us for field trip enrichment on Mondays during the spring. Come out to learn about...

VIRTUAL April Book Club

This event will be held virtually via Zoom in partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park. It will not be in person. Museum curator Kimberly...

Tuesday, April 20

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your family’s mission, should you...

Self Guided - StoryWalk®: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalk® at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

Spring Bird Walk

John Dickinson from the Audubon Society will be leading us on this walk to look for spring migrants. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have...

Bark in the Park: Canines for Clean Water

Bring your furry companions along to a hike around Nockamixon State Park. Meet at the Environmental Education Center for a 1-hour long hike through paved and...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Spring Morning Paddle

Come and enjoy the spring sounds and cool air as we spend the morning paddling around Raccoon Lake. You will need to bring your own kayak or canoe with a PA...

Waterfowl Walk

Have you noticed the feathered frenzy lately? Spring is the time to welcome back all of our migrating birds. We will drive to various points around Ricketts...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Wednesday, April 21

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your family’s mission, should you...

Self Guided - StoryWalk®: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalk® at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

Yellow Warbler

Bird songs can be daunting to learn and remember, but by learning a few at a time, you'll be more familiar with the songs around you - just in time for...

Yellow Warbler

Bird songs can be daunting to learn and remember, but by learning a few at a time, you'll be more familiar with the songs around you - just in time for...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Vernal Pool Stroll

Join the Park Naturalist for a Friday morning stroll along west enterance road. During this short stroll we will be looking for eggs and wildlife that...

Sunset

Air and water pollution... What causes it? How does it affect us? And most importantly, why should we care? We'll be answering all of these questions and...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

VIRTUAL Homeschool Day K-6

This program will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams; it will NOT take place face-to-face in the park. This program is for homeschool or cyber school...

Wood Duck Workshop

Wood Duck Workshop - Wednesday, April 21, 2021 10:00AM – 12:00PM - Pavilion #7 McDanel’s Launch Area (North Shore) - Moraine Over the last six years,...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Virtual Lunchtime Lecture: Wetlands & Waterfowl

Wetlands and waterfowl go hand in hand. In this program we will discuss the importance of wetlands to waterfowl conservation as well as how we can protect...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Fish of Little Pine and Hyner Run (Virtual Program)

Be advised that this program will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams and will not take place face to face at Little Pine State Park. Join the park...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Virtual History of Presque Isle: The 1800's

Many events took place on the peninsula throughout time. Join an Environmental Educator for a virtual history experience on Wednesday, April 21 from 4:00...

Wednesday Walk - Photography

Calling all photographers! We will be taking a photography walk along the Mill Race Trail to sharpen our skills! Bring whatever camera you have and learn...

Woodcock Watch

Join us as we go in search of this unique and amazing bird. We'll discuss and hopefully as the sun sets, see and hear its well-orchestrated courtship dance...

Thursday, April 22

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your family’s mission, should you...

Self Guided - StoryWalk®: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalk® at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

Sunrise Hike

Kick off Earth Day with a hike along the lake to watch the sunrise. Please call 814-625-9369 or email zmccloskey@pa.gov to register for this program. Please...

Morning Bird Walk

Join the naturalist on a leisurely stroll to catch spring migrants as they return to the park. Please bring your own binoculars if able. Call 814-625-9369 or...

Feathered Friends - Monthly Bird Walk!

***Pre-registration is required: please click the green "register" button to sign up for this program.*** Programs are subject to change at any time....

Weekly Weeders

Interested in learning more about gardening with native plants? Volunteer to work alongside our education staff as they mulch, pull weeds, divide plants, and...

Earth Day Hike

Hiking part of the Falls Trail to see our biggest waterfall, Ganoga Falls. This is a 1-mile moderate hike. Good boots are recommended for walking. Park...

Earth Day Hike

Nothing makes you appreciate nature more than expriencing the real thing. After hiking with us for approximately 2 miles through the woods, you will have...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Pulling Together: Earth Day Invasive Species Hike

Invasive plants pose a huge threat to the biodiversity of native flora and fauna in ecosystems throughout the world. Celebrate EARTH DAY by joining your DCNR...

EARTH WEEK AT RACCOON CREEK: Native Wildflower Planting

There's no better way to celebrate Earth Day than planting some native wildflowers, so we'll be doing exactly that at Raccoon Creek! In addition to that,...

Earth Day Clean Up

Celebrate Earth Day by helping with an Earth Day Clean Up at Oil Creek State Park! We have a number of projects to work on, from roadside litter pick-up to...

Earth Day Clean Up Hike

Come celebrate Earth Day with a 2 mile long walk along the bike trail, about 1 hour long. We will each get plastic gloves and a bag to pick up any trash we...

Earth Day- "Bears! Beavers! Birds!" - For Homeschoolers

***THIS EVENT IS NOW FILLED****Homeschooled students in grades 2 - 6 are invted to participate in some exciting activities that celebrate some of the...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Hide N Seekers: Bluebirds!

Join us for some discovery based programs for ages 4 - 5 here at the park. The program will include a story, hands on activities, and discovery based...

Native Plants - The Good, Better, & Best Virtual Program Preregistration is required

Native plants can be beautiful, easier to maintain, and helpful to pollinators like native bees and butterflies. This is not an in-person program, but a...

Six Penny Earth Day Hike

Join park staff on an earth day hike. We will be hiking the 3.5 mile six penny trail. We will be hiking to the six penny dam, the orginal day use area of the...

Stories in the Garden for ages 4-6- Virtual (Southampton)

Learn all about gardening with educators from Tyler State Park and The Southampton Free Library! In each of these one-hour classes for children 4-6 years...

Virtual Home School Day: Earth Day 2021

Join the park naturalist online as we learn about Earth Day and the importance of taking care of the Earth and our environment. Participants will receive...

Earth Day Pest Plant Removal - Volunteer Event

***Registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: Giving Pond Recreation Area,...

Vernal Pool Hike

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on Lake View Trail on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10:30 am. The hike is 5.5 miles in length and moderate to difficult. The...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

VIRTUAL - Earth Day: A Look Back, A Look Forward

51 years ago ... I was quite a bit younger. But I remember ... do you? This program is a brief look back at the beginnings of Earth Day, and where it may...

Virtual Program- Engineers Of Black Moshannon Lake

Find out interesting facts about beavers and why they are an important part of the lake. This program is virtual and will not take place at the park. It...

Spotted Salamander

Today is Earth Day! To celebrate, get outside and explore the park with us. We’ll take a 2-mile hike and discuss the plants and animals discovered along the...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Fish of Little Pine and Hyner Run (Virtual Program)

Be advised that this program will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams and will not take place face to face at Little Pine State Park. Join the park...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Spotted Salamander

Today is Earth Day! To celebrate, get outside and explore the park with us. We’ll take a 2-mile hike and discuss the plants and animals discovered along the...

Virtual: Hills Creek Bioblitz Kickoff

How Many species can you find at Hills Creek State Park? Hundreds? Thousands? Be a part of the Hills Creek Bio-Blitz and help us discover just how many...

Night Hike for Homeschoolers

Just how do animals see in the dark? Learn the answer to this question and more nighttime mysteries on this short hike for homeschoolers and their families....

Friday, April 23

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your family’s mission, should you...

Self Guided - StoryWalk®: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalk® at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

Birding along the Trail

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

Friday Morning Guided Spring Bird Walks

Mornings are your best opportunity to experience the thrilling world of birdwatching and listening. Join the park naturalist for a guided walk along the...

Virtual Program - Amphibians: In Our Backyard and Beyond

Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 Noon via Zoom Amphibians fascinate. Our minds are easily captivated by these “double life”...

Birding at Hills Creek: A Bi-Weekly Series

This program will take place virtual on Microsoft Teams, not in person at the park. Are you an avid birder? Are you just starting out? This virtual program...

Compost bin

Looking to build up your garden this year, but not sure where to start? Well you're in luck! We'll be doing an entry-level workshop on everything you should...

Spring Wildflower Walk 

Spring has finally arrived and with it the long anticipated and spectacular spring wildflowers. Join park educator for a guided tour of these short-lived...

Virtual Climate Change, Part 4: Examples of Individual Actions

If you are struggling to determine what you can do to help alter the course of Climate Change, join park Naturalists on Friday, April 23 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:00...

Bygone Town of Ricketts Tour

Discover where the lumber town of Ricketts used to stand and learn some history along the way! Good boots are recommended for walking. Please bring your...

Learn the Lichens (Virtual)

Have you ever noticed that flaky stuff that grows on trees and rocks? Those are lichens. These unique organisms are some of the most fascinating around and...

5pm
Virtual Event
VIRTUAL- Get to Know the Poes!

First time at Poe Valley or Poe Paddy State Parks? Maybe you're a regular that hasn't been here in a while? Join in to hear all the need-to-knows before you...

Volunteer Trail Crew - Invasive Removal

Ready to give back to the park? Join us for a special Trail Crew session where you will join park staff to help remove invasive plants around Turtle Pond and...

Shell-rific Turtles

What species of turtles live in PA? How big can a snapping turtle get? Find out the answers and much more at this family friendly presentation. To follow...

A Visit with Mr. Cowan

Come join John Samuel Cowan around the campfire as he tells you the story of how the Cowan family came to Cowans Gap. Bring a chair or blanket and a snack...

Barred Owl

Join the park naturalist to head out and listen for the various owls that call the park home. We will begin with a short talk about owls before walking (~1...

Saturday, April 24

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your family’s mission, should you...

Self Guided - StoryWalk®: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalk® at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

Self-guided StoryWalk

Come on out for a family-friendly and self-guided story and a walk at the Nature Discovery Area. Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet Are Neat will be out from...

Spring Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to find birds - but which park is the best? For this week-long (April 24-April 30) friendly event, we want...

Spring Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to find birds - but which park is the best? For this week-long (April 24-April 30) friendly event, we want...

National Let's Go Birding Day

Bring your binoculars and join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a fun morning hike to search for spring migrants along back trails. Beginners and families are...

Waterfowl Watch

We are going on the lookout for waterfowl! Experience an unpredictable morning of bird watching & become acquainted with waterfowl that migrate through or...

Early Spring Bird Walk

Conservation volunteer and avid birder, David Kruel, will lead a bird walk on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 8:00 am. The walk will begin at Locust Lake State...