DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, August 23

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,...

DiscoverE: Birding 101

Have you ever wondered what birds live in your backyard? In this hands on class children 8 to 12 and their acompanying adult will learn all about birds and...

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...

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...

Compasses, Maps, and You!

Learn how to use compasses and maps. Materials provided. Meet at the Amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or rhsummers@pa.gov for more...

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...

Compass Course

Put your compass skills to the test by navigating our compass course. Materials provided. Meet at the Amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers at...

Learning at the Beach: Skulls

Stop by the table at the beach and see what the park naturalist has today. Today’s topic will be animal skulls.

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...

DiscoverE - Outdoor Explorers

The Outdoor Explorers and Hide-N-Seekers programs at the park will follow a different format this year. Each of the two programs will have a number of...

Frogs of Pennsylvania

Come out and learn more about some of the frogs that call Ole Bull State Park home. Topics will also include their diet, adaptations, and life cycles. All...

Salamander Safari

FRIDAY, August 23, 2019 – Salamander Safari 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM – Meet outside the Davis Hollow Marina Office (North Shore) - Moraine Join the Park...

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...

Kayaking Holman Lake

Join us for an evening kayak on Holman Lake. You must register as space is limited. Call the park office to register. Meet at the small kayak shed next to...

Nocturnal Nature: Owls

Owls have long been regarded as some of the best hunters of the animal kingdom and have inspired a sense of awe for hundreds of years. Join park staff in...

Crikey! What a Cutie: Native Snakes of Pennsylvania and Human Stressors

Learn about our native snakes here in PA: including different species, life history, and how they contribute to our ecosystems and even our own personal...

Elusive Gliders

Elusive Gliders Make an origami Flying Squirrel as you learn more about this Elusive species. Search for words that teach you more about the species and...

NEW!  Pop-Up Trail Work Party

Have you wanted to volunteer at Forbes State Forest but you aren’t available on our typical trail work days? We’ve got you covered with our new volunteer...

Dino Egg Hunt

Learn about dinosaur eggs and then go on a quest to find colorful eggs!

Sunset Float

Bring your canoe, kayak, or paddle board to enjoy a leisurely float on Keystone Lake. We'll make our way to the bridge to enjoy the sunset and then float to...

Tree Scavenger Hunt

Join us to learn our local trees through a fun and knowledgeable scavenger hunt. We will also be making a tree leaf booklet containing some of the common...

Wildlife Diseases

Come join us as we take a look at some current wildlife diseases of concern in Pennsylvania. See if you can figure out how it ties in with tonight’s movie. ...

Beaver Bingo

Come on out to the campground amphitheater to learn about the role Sizerville played in the conservation of beavers in Pennsylvania. Afterwards, we’ll have a...

2019 Bat Count

Take part in the third portion of our annual bat count. After a short talk, we will get a count of our resident bats as they emerge from their maternal...

Frog Hunt

Join us for one of our most fun and popular programs. We’ll meet at the amphitheater to discuss our plan of attack. Then we’ll head to the infamous frog...

Frontier House: Promised Land

Three modern families are sent to Montana with the tools of 1883. Can they grow enough food to survive? Is going back in time a paradise or torture?

Interesting Insects

Did you know all bugs are insects, but not all insects are bugs? Come find out why during this illustrated talk about the most prolific animal on earth.

Movie Night: Dinosaur

Experience the process of discovery – the excitement of digging, reconstruction, and the realization of how dinosaurs lived and died through this...

NIght Hike

What happens in the woods at night? Let’s find out on this interactive hike where we will learn how our critters survive in the dark

Ole Bull's Secret Railroad

Guest speaker Dave Castano, Potter County Historical Society President and Potter County Historian, will be going back in time and talking about the history...

Super Hummingbirds

Speed is their middle name. They possess super powers allowing them to fly backwards, upside-down, and float in mid-air. They are the smallest, most...

Boots & Hoots

Get your boots on & come listen for the hoots of the night. You will learn “whoo” the owls of PA are, some special adaptations of owls, & the ecological...

Meet the Weasel Family

Not all members of the weasel family are called weasels. Find out about the other family members, how to identify them, and their aggressive nature. Many...

Star Party

Bike Rental Parking Lot, North Shore, Moraine State Park The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will once again bring this popular family program...

Night Sky Tour

Experience the splendor of the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park. Observe the constellations through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff. Listen...

Friday, August 23