DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Wednesday, July 31

Hike for Hounds

You may bring your own dog or choose to walk with a dog residing at the Humane Society of Somerset County. Please meet at the Kooser Park Office

Lagoon by Pontoon

The lagoons at Presque Isle are full of natural surprises such as sun basking turtles, wading great blue herons, beavers slapping their tail on the water,...

Kayaks and Coffee Cups

Join us for a morning paddle of Raccoon Lake. This is a bring your own kayak(or canoe) and coffee cup event. Coffee and creamer will be provided Registration...

DiscoverE: Hide N' Seekers Camp

Hide 'N Seekers (Ages 4-5) Hide 'N Seekers includes hands-on outdoor explorations that stimulate environmental awareness within each child. The...

DiscoverE: Outdoor Explorers Summer Camp

Outdoor Explorers increase their awareness while gaining factual knowledge of the natural world through hands-on activities. This year’s theme:...

Wednesday Morning Stroll

Join the park naturalist for a leisurely hike along the Lakeside Trail.

Homeschool Day - Ages 5-12 - Water Wonders

Explore why water is wonderful through hands-on activities and discussion. This program is designed for homeschool children ages 5-12. Pre-registration is...

DiscoverE Penns Adventurers Ages 9-12

"Survival Skills" - Preteens will learn several survival skills each week such as building a shelter, knot tying, finding and purifying water, signaling for...

Nature Arts and Crafts

Join our talented volunteers as they help you to create functional works of art from recycled products. Donations appreciated.

Historic Gristmill Summer Hours - Memorial Day through Labor Day

The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill at McConnells Mill State Park is open Memorial Day...

Outdoor Explorers - "Flower Power!"

Fun, hands-on activities for kids ages 7 and up.

Turtle Odyssey

Sea Turtles are some of Earth's most ancient and majestic creatures. For over 100 millions years, they have traversed the seas, surviving multiple mass...

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...

Lunch Paddle

CANCELED: THIS EVENT IS CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER. Explore Beltzville's Pohopoco Cove by kayak. Come for a leisurely paddle, explore the lake, and simply...

Homeschool Day - Ages 13-17 - Stream Study

Through inquiry based activities and experiments, participants will get a hands-on look at the forest around them. This program is designed for homeschool...

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...

Pond Frolic

Discover what lives in the Lower Lake! Nets and tanks provided, please wear shoes and clothes that can get wet.

Turtle Odyssey

Sea Turtles are some of Earth's most ancient and majestic creatures. For over 100 millions years, they have traversed the seas, surviving multiple mass...

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...

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...

Volleyball Tournament

There will be a volleyball tournament at the Beach 6 courts from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Wildlife Watchers on the Water - Kayaking

Enjoy a 1 ½ hour guided kayak program. The trip is a leisurely paddle through the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife on the water’s edges....

Night Sky

The dark of the moon (second one this month) is a great time to view the night sky. Come and learn about the stars, planets, and constellations.

Wednesday, July 31