DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, August 24

Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pairfrom the park, and hike around the park identifying a variety of bird species. Dress for the weather and meet at...

Join local birding expert Mark Johnson as he takes our group on another birding adventure. Meet at the Elk Country Visitor Center at 8:30am, from there...

Simeon Suter, Geologist for the Pennsylvania Geological Survey will give a presentation on the “Geology of Waterfalls” at the Visitor Center. Then we will go...

FILLED. Wait List Only. Are you interested in learning a new skill? Now is your chance! All necessary equipment will be provided. Join Nolde staff and...

Set out for a morning hike to stay healthy. We’ll search for signs of local wildlife as we weave & wind around the foothills of the Allegheny Plateau during...

It's not unusual to find a bald eagle or osprey flying over Yellow Creek Lake looking for fish. It wasn't very long ago that we almost lost these amazing...

Dust off your ferrule rods and meet us at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom to learn various fire starting techniques. We will then prepare...

Come join Bloom Yoga & Wellness for a gentle all abilities class at the swimming area. New to yoga? Great! If you can breathe, you can do yoga. Got kids?...

Come discover a new favorite family activity—geocaching! Join guest instructors Lynn & Rosemary Haselhoff as they show you how to use a handheld GPS unit to...

Join the park naturalist to learn about native plants and wildflowers at Raccoon Creek . After the program, children will pick their nature paint brush of...

Insects are among the most numerous and widespread life on earth. See how many you can find on our insect safari. Bug viewers and catchers will be supplied.

During this program we will explore our most well-known butterfly. We will learn about it’s amazing migratory lifestyle and all of the hardships it endures...

***Registration for this event is required through the FODC website or phone. Space is limited. *** 215-862-2021 or www.fodc.org A $10 donation is...

Take a walk along the beautiful Sugarloaf Trail. This hour long walk climbs to a view over Turkey Valley then drops above the dam and winds along the lake. ...

FILLED. Wait List Only. Are you interested in learning a new skill? Now is your chance! All necessary equipment will be provided. Join Nolde staff and...

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

Learn the basics of archery during this beginner-friendly program. Participants must be 8+ years of age or older. Equipment is available to borrow....

Proper preparation before heading into the woods can make a huge difference in how enjoyable your trip is! Whether you've never gone backpacking before or...

A mystery mammal has appeared at the Wildflower Reserve! Join the park naturalist to explore and identify this common critter of Raccoon Creek. Participate...

Bike Trails of Pine Grove Take a 3-mile round trip ride with the park naturalist through the park on Old Railroad bed road. Trail is flat with a slight...

Take a walk on the beautiful Rhododendron trail along the river. Make sure to bring water and wear trail shoes. Balanced Rock trail head

Discover the tiny critters that live all around us! We’ll explore the fields and look for examples of the huge diversity of insects that call this park home....

***Registration for this event is required through the FODC website or phone. Space is limited. *** 215-862-2021 or www.fodc.org A $10 donation is...

***no experienced archers Ladies age 12 and up are invited to learn some archery basics, and then try shooting at a target. If you've attended a beginners...

Do you love birds of prey? Check out this great talk on PA's fascinating raptors. We will check out our native hawks, falcons, ospreys, and eagles. You will...

Meet the Naturalist for a brief talk on the history and significance of this geologic wonder. Please allow 20 minutes to drive to Boulder Field from Route...

Stop by the Beach House and see if you can correctly identify the different animal skulls. Fun for all ages! Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or...

Join our park naturalist for a leisurely 1 mile walk around the park. Our naturalist will identify some of the native plants in the park, as well as their...

This building witnessed the Underground Railroad, the Army of Northern Virginia marching to Gettysburg, and the roaring 1920s. Come learn about charcoal,...

Take a short walk back into history to learn the connection between geology, industry, railroad and daily life. We’ll start at the education center to get a...

Taught by volunteers from God's Country Trout Unlimited. Tackle provided. No licenses necessary. Pre-registration required by Thursday, Aug. 22. Group size...

Join us at the Environmental Education Building as we learn more about the high flying critters in our area. We’ll learn bird songs and play an interactive...

.The park naturalist will have a table set up outside the pool area with interesting natural items on display. Stop in to see skulls, plants, birds, mammals,...

We share the park with a variety of snakes. Come separate fact from fiction about our park's slithery residents! Picnic area by pavilion #5

Teatime at Worlds End means iced teas made from wild plants and trees. Join the naturalist in the garden for a sip!

This program will involve examining structures at Kettle Creek State Park that the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed. Some of the topics will include...

Join certified yoga instructor Michele Miklos and park staff for this year’s free yoga series at Moraine State Park. Learn the basics of yoga, soak in some...

In the 1920s cabins were built to escape urban ills. Wear sturdy shoes for this three mile hike.

Local naturalist, Bobby Reed, will present a honeybee program at the Locust Lake State Park amphitheater on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 5 pm. Bobby uses a...

Local naturalist, Bobby Reed, will present a honeybee program at the Locust Lake State Park amphitheater on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 5 pm. Bobby uses a...

You hear them out and about as you sit around the campfire. Join our park naturalist as we discuss the critters that go bump in the night! Campground...

Join the Friends of Nockamixon State Park to learn about bats and their habitat and appreciate this delicate species. The evening will include children's...

Come and learn about some of the animals that live in the forests at Hickory Run! A short story and craft will feature a variety of woodland creatures.

Enjoy a 1 ½ hour guided pontoon boat cruise. Leisurely explore the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife along the water’s edges. Turtles,...

We will be looking at some of the interesting birds that visit our backyards and forests. Learn some of the ways that you can help the birds that you love...

Join us for one of our most popular programs. Learn about these misunderstood creatures of the night. Enjoy a “batlike” activity and then watch a video on...

Kim Allen is back with her guitar and a lot of old-timey songs! Don't worry if you don't know the words, we have song sheets. Add some s'mores and you have...

Local songwriter/musician Don Shappelle will entertain us with songs of the sea, the Earth, the railroad and more! Plan to tap your toes and sing along.

At this time of year, black bears are actively feeding, ingesting up to 20,000 calories a day to fatten up for the coming winter. Join our local State Game...

Brief campground talk followed by 1-hour movie, "The Austin Disaster, 1911" narrated by Willie Nelson.

Greenwood Furnace represents the iron furnace technology of the mid to late-19th century. By the 1870s, newer design furnaces that were much larger soon...

This program is FULL with a significant wait list. Please click the "star gazing" filter under Outdoor Activities below to discover what other parks in the...

Beavers have literally changed the landscape of Earth as we know it! Join us at the campground amphitheater to explore the world of busy beavers and learn...

Come and discover the interesting mammals that live in Raccoon Creek State Park. During this interactive educational program, you learning about these...

Saturday, August 24, 2019 – OWL PROWL 7:30PM – 9:30PM – Meet beside Bear Run Launch (South Shore) - Moraine Join the park naturalist to learn about the...

Coming to a Night Sky Program, but arriving early? Join park staff on a short, guided walk of park facilities, learning about their past, present and...

Ducks are true originals. They waddle, glide, dive, and dabble. Their feathers shimmer with dazzling hues, brilliant iridescence, and come in every color...

Join us to observe and learn about our night sky! Discover constellations, planets, stars and perhaps a few man-made structures in our study of the skies. A...

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

Three modern families are sent to Montana with the tools of 1883. While they adapt to their life, one of the couples gets married, and builds a log cabin...

NEW MOVIE NIGHT: Grab the blankets, snacks and especially the family; come to Keystone State Park for the Saturday night walk in movie. The park will be...

Join us in the East Area to look for bats! We will start with a brief presentation on bat biology and conservation, then as it gets dark we will take our bat...

Join us in the East Area to look for bats! We will start with a brief presentation on bat biology and conservation, then as it gets dark we will take our bat...

Learn about the recovery of the most Eastern Elk herd in the United States. We will examine the life history and challenges of managing our largest...

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...

Join the Lackawanna Astonomy Society for a fun evening of star gazing!

Join the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh for a spectacular view of the night sky! Please Meet at the Scenic View Overlook.

Saturday, August 24