DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, August 30

Bewildering Butterflies of Raccoon Creek

Join the park naturalist to discover the wild life of butterflies native to Raccoon Creek. Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, what they eat, and...

Kid's Catfish Fishing Derby

Kids 15 years old and under can enter any catfish they catch in Shawnee Lake from noon on Friday, Aug 30, 2019 thru 11 am on Monday, Sept 2, 2019 for a...

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,...

Home School Nature Adventures

Discover nature with other elementary age homeschoolers (K-5) who meet up every other Friday with DCNR park naturalist to explore the outdoors through a wide...

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...

Silver Creek Reservoir Hike

Join us on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 10:30 am as we explore the mountain behind Locust Lake State Park and visit Silver Creek Fire Tower and Reservoir. ...

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...

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...

DiscoverE - Hide-'n-Seekers

The Hide-N-Seekers programs at the park will follow a different format this year. They will be a number of Friday afternoon sessions throughout the summer. ...

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...

Delzell Trail Hike

Hike the 0.7 mile Delzell trail at the Egbert Farm Day Use Area with the park naturalist and learn about how the oil boom drastically changed this region. ...

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...

REGISTRATION FULL - Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard

**REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. A wait list has been started. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Jean at 724-668-2939 or...

Beaver Walk

Take a short hike to see a beaver lodge up close. Find out what they like to eat, how long it takes them to build a lodge, and how much they weigh. Make a...

Get Your Tail on the Trail- Beaver Hike

Learn about one of Lackawanna Lake’s most interesting architects while logging some Get Your Tail on the Trail miles. We will hike along the Frost Hollow and...

Making Apple Cider Pavia Style

Come experience the apple cider making process through a demonstration on an apple cider press that has been donated to the park by the Elmer and Mary Dibert...

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Grab a list and go in search of items in the park.

Park Welcome & Walking Tour

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...

The Kinzua Skywalk and the Milky Way

Join the Twin Tiers Camera Club for an amazing photo opportunity! The club will meet in the Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center Classroom for...

Film in the Forest: Private Life of a Deer

Mosey on down to the campground amphitheater to learn about deer! We will discover and discuss the unique creature that calls Pennsylvania home and then...

PA Turtles

Discover interesting facts about the turtles that live in Pennsylvania. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center

Cathedral:  The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest

An HD short film, produced by Wild Excellence Films, is about the ancient hemlock trees of Cook Forest which are under attack from the hemlock woolly...

Coffee Break

Friday evening at 8:00 we will have our weekly coffee break. This is an informal question and answer period and general chat session, held every Friday...

Friday Night Star Hopping

Join the park naturalist on a trip through the night sky. This program will focus on learning how to use a star map, finding visible constellations and...

Frontier House: Survival

Three modern families are sent to Montana with the tools of 1883. Raising animals seems easy, until it becomes really difficult.

Movie Night: Starry Night - Sky Theater

Enjoy a movie under the stars while learning about Earth’s moon, Meteorites, Planets, and Moons of the Planets.

Night Hike

Let's get comfortable hiking at night! We'll play some night games and try to call out some owls. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight.

Stars & S'mores

End your summer with stars & s’mores at Bald Eagle State Park! Join us for s’mores around the campfire as you learn about the night sky & summer...

Toasted Marshmallow Day and Night Sky

Today is National Toasted Marshmallow Day! Sticks, marshmallows, and fire will be provided – all you need to bring is your toasting techniques! We will...

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...

Talk to the Animals

Discover how animals “talk” by sight, scent, and sound. Many examples demonstrated for species found in our area.

Astronomy Tour

Join park staff to explore the night skies! This tour will walk you through a bit of historic astronomy, highlight one or two prominent features visible...

Bug Life After Dark

Join the park naturalist to discover what insects are active after dark. Using a UV Light set-up to attract them in, we can study and discuss the various...

Theater in the Pines: Gifford Pinchot

Gifford Pinchot was the first head of the US Forest Service and a former governor of Pennsylvania. This video tells his story and the lasting impact he made...

Friday, August 30