DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, April 20

 Up with the Boatman - Sunrise Towpath Trek

***Registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: Delaware Canal State Park...

Sunrise Stroll

Greet the sun, stretch your legs, and get moving on this early morning walk in the forest. This easy to moderate, 2 mile walk will take place on state forest...

Presque Isle's 63rd Spring Clean-up

Join hundreds of volunteers, the S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie, Presque Isle Partnership, The Great Pennsylvania Clean-up, and DCNR staff for the 63rd annual spring...

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...

Adopt-a-Highway Earth Day Clean-up

The Friends Group has adopted a portion of a highway near the park to keep clean in order to beautify the area around the park. Our section of highway is...

American Ginseng and other Wild Harvested Plants Workshop

Learn some of the latest information on Non-Timber Forest Products (including: American ginseng, goldenseal and ramps) and their importance both economically...

Bartramian Audubon Society Bird Walk

Saturday, APRIL 20, 2019 – Bartramian Audubon Society Bird Walk 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Meet at the Pleasant Valley Non-Powered Boat Launch (South Shore) ...

Bluebird Walk

**update** Due to the impending rain, we will likely be making this an indoor program focusing on bluebird conservation and cavity nesting birds. If the rain...

Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is Monday, but we are going to celebrate it on Saturday! Earth Day is a day set aside to celebrate the Earth and our care of our environment. It...

Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is Monday, but we are going to celebrate it on Saturday! Earth Day is a day set aside to celebrate the Earth and our care of our environment. It...

Earth Day Clean-Up

Give back to get back this Earth Day! Help us kick-off our preparations to get out and enjoy the summer season by volunteering some of your time this Earth...

Earth Day Volunteer Work Day

Come out to help us prepare for the season. We will have a variety of work projects around the park. From basic trail work to building nesting boxes. ...

Natural Impressions Student Art Competition Gallery

Presque Isle has inspired artists of all ages through natural wonders from lakeshore to bayside. Enjoy an art gallery from students grades 1-12 at the TREC....

Spring Migration Hike to Flat Rock Vista

Guided hike up to Flat Rock Vista and view birds migrating north to their nesting grounds. “More Difficult:” uphill hike that is 6 miles long. Binoculars...

Spring Trail Cleanup

Annual spring trail clean up at Big Pocono State Park.

Spring Wildflower Walk

Take a walk with park staff to look for early spring ephemerals and learn about these amazing native wildflowers. Walk will be 1-2 miles over uneven terrain....

Spring into Action Volunteer Event

Gifford Pinchot State Park is seeking volunteers to “Spring into Action” on Saturday, April 20th, 2019. The focus will be tree planting and clean-up of the...

Take Back the Woods: Battling Invasive Species

Celebrate Earth Day by helping to “weed out” invasive plants at Jennings Environmental Education Center. A tasty lunch will be provided at the end of the...

Talking Turkey

It's that time of year, when the Toms start displaying and the Hens seem to care less! After a short lecture on turkeys we'll make a turkey call out of a...

Spring Cleanup Day

Team up with the park naturalist & other volunteers for a day of park beautification! Projects will include litter pickup & tire removal with gloves & gear...

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The event is for children 1-10 years of age. Egg Hunt started at 11:00 am. Registration starts at 10:00 am and the cost is $5 per child or $10 per family. ...

Beautiful Bluebirds

The beautiful Eastern bluebirds are getting ready for their spring breeding season. Take a stroll along one of the cavity nest box trails to learn about the...

Spring Wildflower Hike

The Great Gorge Trail is alive with nature’s adornment after a long winter sleep. Many plants and flowers bloom to mark the beginning of spring. In...

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation is a tale of science, culture, and thrilling adventure. Earth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Eagle Watch Volunteer Training

Do you love watching bald eagles? Help other park visitors enjoy the experience. Park staff will provide volunteers with training on set-up and use of Eagle...

Nature Table: Nature Scavenger Hunt

Can you find everything on the list? Before looking for Easter Eggs, stop by and join in the scavenger hunt to see just how good you are! Fun for kids of...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

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,...

Eagles-Masters of the Sky

Come view our Bald Eagle nest through our spotting scope! Eggs should be hatching very soon. Binoculars provided.

Earth Day Spring Clean-up Day

Saturday, April 20, 2019 – Earth Day Spring Clean-up Day 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM – Meet at the Park Office (South Shore) Come join us to celebrate Earth Day...

Easter Egg Hunt

The Pinchot Park Lions Club is holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt in the Quaker Race Day Use area. Children through age 12 can participate. The age groups...

Easter Egg Hunt

This annual event has thousands of Easter eggs hidden for the children, the Easter Bunny and a gift baskets for lucky participants. Hot dogs and...

Park Clean Up

Join us for some Earth Day fun and some light community service! We’ll provide the bags and gloves (and maps) and venture out on a spring day for a park...

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...

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation is a tale of science, culture, and thrilling adventure. Earth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes...

A Visit with Samuel

Stop and enjoy a presentation of the story of the Cowan family and how they came to settle here at Cowans Gap as presented by patriarch Samuel Cowan.

Eagle Nest Watch

The First Fork Valley is home to at least three pairs of nesting eagles. During the month of April, the baby eagles will hatch and grow bigger every day....

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Eagle Watch

Join the park naturalist at the eagle watch area to learn about this magnificent bird of prey and observe eagles in the nest. The eagle watch area is located...

Earth Friendly Crafts

To celebrate Earth Day, volunteers from the Deckle Girls Scrapbooking group will be coordinating children's activities to include making bookmarks out of...

Easter Elk-stravaganza!

Easter makes a feel like spring! Join us for an Easter craft making fun flower themed crafts! All out participants take home a seed packet for their spring...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

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...

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation is a tale of science, culture, and thrilling adventure. Earth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes...

Experience a Spring Night

Join us to experience the wonders of a forest pool. Before exploring, we’ll learn about some of the amphibians you will be searching for. Bring...

Saturday, April 20