DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Wednesday, August 21

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,...

Weekly Weeders!

We are looking for volunteers to pull weeds in our native plant garden on Wednesday mornings while learning about native plants from one of our educators. We...

Homeschool Day - Ages 5-12 - Song Birds

Learn about our feathered friends through hands-on activities and discussion. This program is designed for homeschool children ages 5-12. Pre-registration...

Construction of Perry's Fleet and Life of a Sailor

Join the Park Naturalist at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center in Room 112 to learn how vital Presque Isle was to the War of 1812 and how the fleet was...

Home School Day:  Hardworking Pollinators

Come join us for our August Home School Day. We wil be learning about different pollinators and their importance. This program is designed for homeschool...

Invasive Insects

Learn how to identify invasive insects and how you can stop them from taking over! Park and meet at the Amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers at...

Nature Arts and Crafts

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

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...

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...

KIDS’ DISCOVER-E PROGRAM: “Fossils”

Children ages 8 – 12 will learn about fossils through hands-on activities. Each participant will take home a real fossil!

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...

Homeschool Day - Ages 13-17 - Songs Birds

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

Explore Archery

If you’ve ever thought about shooting a bow and never had the chance, then this program is for you. Stop by, get some basic instruction, and then actually...

Home School Day:  Hardworking Pollinators

Come join us for our August Home School Day. We wil be learning about different pollinators and their importance. 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...

Who Lives There?

We are surrounded by animal homes! Take an easy one mile hike in search animal homes. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

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...

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....

The Secret Life of the Veery

Registration required. In this informal talk, Dr. Chris Goguen of Penn State Hazleton will discuss his research on the veery, a migratory songbird, that he...

3MJC Meeting: Backyard Birding

What was that bird in my backyard? A chickadee, a bluejay, a wren? Join Dave Kwasnick, the new owner of the Birdwatcher's Store in Slippery Rock, as he...

Wednesday, August 21