DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, August 31

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...

Have you ever seen your reflection in the eyes of a Great Horned Owl? Join Redcreek Wildlife Center’s Peggy Hentz for a program on live animals that she...

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...

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?...

Meet local Game Wardens and learn how Bear, Beaver, and small animal traps work. You will find out when and why they are deployed.

You and the Pup want to stretch your legs one last time before fall sets in? Join us for a relaxing hike from the Yellow Creek State Park Day Use with the...

Honeybees need your help! Discover some interesting facts about them and learn what you can do to become a backyard Honeybee and pollinator helper! Weather...

Did you know that there are 125 acres of old growth forest along Tom’s Run outside of the Forest Cathedral Natural Area? Many of us are familiar with Tom’s...

Old Stone Furnace Stack. Historic Walking Tour from Past to Present Pine Grove Furnace was not always the scenic mountain getaway you see today. Take a...

Sailboat Race - boat mooring area #2. For additional information, please visit the group's website at www.pinchotsailing.com.

Stop by the stage anytime between 10am and 11am to learn about some of the cold-blooded creatures that call Little Buffalo home. The stage is located in the...

Stop by the stage to learn about some of the cold-blooded creatures that call Little Buffalo home. We will talk about the differences between reptiles and...

This is a drop in program that will explore the wildlife at Nockamixon with diffrent skulls and furs from the animals. Can you guess the animal based on its...

The Park Naturalists need your help! Can you take on the task of finding the stolen eagle egg before time runs out? Our escape room is designed to be a fun...

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...

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

The Park Naturalists need your help! Can you take on the task of finding the stolen eagle egg before time runs out? Our escape room is designed to be a fun...

Join the Fort Pitt Museum in welcoming S. Max Edelson, professor of History at the University of Virginia, for a discussion on the British efforts to map...

The Park Naturalists need your help! Can you take on the task of finding the stolen eagle egg before time runs out? Our escape room is designed to be a fun...

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...

The Park Naturalists need your help! Can you take on the task of finding the stolen eagle egg before time runs out? Our escape room is designed to be a fun...

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Practice your archery skills in a safe and fun environment. We will cover the necessary safety procedures of shooting a bow and the technical skills involved...

Our annual Music In the Mountains festival featuring music, crafts, food and interpretative programming is a fun time for all. So bring the whole family and...

Join wild mushroom expert Bill Russell for an in-depth discussion of the wild mushrooms of Pennsylvania. We will begin with a slideshow talk at the Halfway...

Take a walk to the beautiful Balanced Rock and learn how the geology of the area put it there. Balanced Rock trail head

Camper Appreciation Weekend is sponsored by the Friends of Prince Gallitzin. Door prizes will be given away at the amphitheater on Saturday, September 1 at...

Make your own potholder to use at your campsite, and learn some fire safety while you're at it.

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...

**ages 3-5 Little ones and their grownups will learn aboout raccoons through hands on activities, story, and simple craft.

Shoaff's Mill is a 19th century operational grist mill that is open for tours every Saturday & Sunday from May through the Apple Festival in October, *staff...

The Park Naturalists need your help! Can you take on the task of finding the stolen eagle egg before time runs out? Our escape room is designed to be a fun...

Do you know how to identify some of the more common trees of Pennsylvania? Do you know how to tell what species a tree is by its bark, shape, leaf type,...

The Park Naturalists need your help! Can you take on the task of finding the stolen eagle egg before time runs out? Our escape room is designed to be a fun...

Did you know that one in three bites of food you may eat is created as the result of pollination from our friendly neighborhood bees, butterflies, and other...

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

The Park Naturalists need your help! Can you take on the task of finding the stolen eagle egg before time runs out? Our escape room is designed to be a fun...

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

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...

The Mating season for the elk is upon us, join us at the Elk Country Visitor Center as we learn all about the unique behaviors that elk display during this...

Did you know that Monarchs can migrate up to 3,000 miles! Join us, on the pool deck as we chat about the most iconic butterfly in North America, the Monarch....

The Park Naturalists need your help! Can you take on the task of finding the stolen eagle egg before time runs out? Our escape room is designed to be a fun...

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Bring your canoe, paddle board, or kayak to float Keystone Lake and learn how the lake has shaped the community, culture, and heritage that has led to...

In the days before log trucks and skidders, how did folks move timber to the sawmills? Water. Come to the beach and bring along your beach buckets to help...

.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,...

Why do we have different types of teeth? We’ll bite into this investigation to find out how we and other mammals use their teeth! Campground amphitheater

Come along and discover the survival skills of a Seahawk, also commonly knowns as an Osprey. Learn about the reintroduction of Osprey into Pennsylvania and...

Show us your skills by trying to match the animal fur to the corresponding skull. If attending the program and not camping with us, please park in the...

Dive deeper to explore freshwater habitats and the animals that live there. Snorkels and life vests provided. Ages 8-15.

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 534.

Find out about salamanders of Pennsylvania; where they live, what they eat, what makes them so unique, and where to find them. We will head to Penny Run to...

Join the park naturalist for a walk in the Lower Campground to see what wildflowers are coming up. In the event of severe weather, there will be an...

Here’s your chance to try kayaking! Participants will learn kayak terminology and basic paddle skills before heading out on the water. Ages 12 and up....

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

Search for questions along the trail. Try to answer the questions about animals found in PA. See how many you can get correct. Meet at the Environmental...

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...

Furry, small, helpful… yes, these words describe bats! Stop by the temporary amphitheater for a story, game and craft to learn all about Pennsylvania’s only...

Join us for a leisurely paddle on Lake Jean to observe the wildlife. Park and meet at the Western Boat Launch. If you are bringing your own boat, no need...

Natural dyes can be obtained from many sources, but the most common is from plants. We will cover equipment, fabrics, and techniques. There will be a guided...

Come learn about the animals of Pennsylvania and what they have to do to survive. From hibernating to getting warm to how they get food, we’ll cover some...

Let's go on a kayak adventure to search for beavers. Registration is required for this program, please call Alison at 570-676-0567 or email her at...

Take a stroll on the elevated bog walk to see the unique plants and animals that call the bog home. Meet at Boat Launch #3 on West Side Road.

A perfect summer evening? Take a little paddle on Lyman Lake and then enjoy a little dessert. $10/person, pre-pay, preregistration required at...

Discover the park aboard the Lady Glendale! Enjoy a scenic ride on the lake and learn about the historical and natural features of the park. Donations will...

Coal and Folk at the Park! Meet: Amphitheater by Flat Rock Trailhead at Colonel Denning State Park Overflow Parking: Pavilion 1 Day use lot, Equestrian...

Come learn about the dragonflies and damselflies native to the Allegheny Mountains of PA. Dr. Lane Loya, professor at St. Francis University, will be...

Launch into space by joining us for astronomy themed educational games. These games will provide an introduction into astronomy and the Night Sky Tour...

What's the difference between a moth and a butterfly? Is there a way to tell males from females? Using mounted examples and a few live specimens, the park...

Adaptations and life styles of the hawks and owls of Pennsylvania.

Sandy retired with 20 years of service as an Environmental Educator with Dauphin County Parks and Recreation at Wildwood Park in Harrisburg. She is a trained...

Learn more about bear safety with an interactive campground talk followed by a 30-minute Eyewitness Video on bears.

Do you know the difference between a bird song vs a bird call? Come on out to the Campground Amphitheater to learn about these differences. Along the way,...

The West Branch of the Susquehanna River played an important role in colonial expansion into large areas of the state. Over the years, the means of...

Join Dave Donachy, WCO Pennsylvania Game Commission, for a presentation on the Elk herd in PA. Learn about the history, biology, and infamous fall rut of...

Join the park naturalist to learn about turtles in Pennsylvania. Discover what turtles eat, where turtles live, and where turtles go in the winter time. Meet...

“With a ranger’s hat and shovel, and a pair of dungarees…” Can you believe it? Smokey has been telling us about preventing wildfires for 75 years. Come and...

What was Pennsylvania like 100 years ago? This area specifically. Take a journey back in time to discover what influences have shaped our local area today....

Three modern families are sent to Montana with the tools of 1883, and the physical stresses cause social conflict.

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...

Discover the night sky with our telescope as we observe the stars and planets. Park and meet at the Visitor Center. Then we will walk out to the Western...

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...

Mike Gadomski’s stunning photographs of Pennsylvania’s natural beauty have graced numerous magazine covers, and been the focus of calendars and numerous...

Join the North Star Outdoor Guides for a discussion of dark skies, a Native American Night Sky story, a laser guided tour of various constellations, and...

Photograph the starry night sky with your DSLR camera & lenses you currently own. Curt Weinhold, a PA Wilds Juried Artisan, teaches you to photograph...

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...

This night time program offers a chance to see nocturnal wildlife in a unique way. After a brief orientation, we will travel to spots in and around the park...

Tall tales can be informative as well as entertaining. This animated video tells several stories that you may not have heard before. Please bring some type...

Saturday, August 31