DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Wednesday, August 7

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: Outdoor Explorers Summer Camp

Outdoor Explorers increase their awareness while gaining factual knowledge of the natural world through hands-on activities. This year’s theme:...

DiscoverE: Penn's Adventurers Summer Camp

Penn's Adventurers - Ages 9-12 Penn’s Adventurers is a structured approach, guiding children to develop knowledge and problem-solving skills. This camp...

Intro to Waterfall Photography

Ever wondered how to capture a breathtaking waterfall photo? Join volunteer Nicole DuMond as she teaches us how to do just that at Adams Falls! You will need...

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...

**CANCELLED** DiscoverE Hide N' Seekers (ages 4 - 6) Mammals

Join the park naturalist for a 2 part DiscoverE Camp for ages 4 - 6 to learn about the mammals of Pennsylvania. Explore where they live and what they eat,...

Discover E! Forest Science Camp

Explore the forest and discover its mysteries during this inquirey-based 4-day camp! Children must be 9-13 years old to attend and must attend all 4 days. ...

DiscoverE Penns Adventurers Ages 9-12

"Survival Skills" - Preteens will learn several survival skills each week such as building a shelter, knot tying, finding and purifying water, signaling for...

Nature Arts and Crafts

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

Sustainability Fair

Learn what sustainable technology, products, and policies are advancing in Pennsylvania. You will be able to get a first-hand look at a solar generator, an...

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...

Nature Story Time

Join us for a nature story and stay for a nature activity based on the theme of the book we just read! Program will last approximately 1 hour. This program...

Outdoor Explorers: "Trees are Terrific!"

Fun, hands-on activities for kids 8 - 12.

Wednesday Morning Stroll

Join the park naturalist for a leisurely hike along the Lakeside Trail. Come along and see what we find today.

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...

Creek Critters and Chemistry at Punches Run

Do you know how to tell the health of a steam? While you can’t tell water quality just by looking at it, you can learn a lot from cataloguing the creatures...

DiscoverE Hide N' Seekers (age 4-6) Reptiles & Amphibians

Join the park naturalist for this 2 part DiscoverE Camp and explore the life of native reptiles and amphibians. Discover where they live, what they eat, and...

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...

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...

Friends of Nolde Forest Meeting (1st Wednesdays)

The Friends of Nolde Forest meet once a month to discuss business and plan events and fundraising activities. Interested in joining the Friends of Nolde...

Wednesday on the Water

Explore Laurel Hill Lake by boat. You may encounter Osprey, Heron, Turtles and Wildflowers. Registration is required, to register please...

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....

Dog Friendly Evening Hike

Grab your leash and your well behaved four legged friend and join park staff on an after work hiking session at Nolde Forest. We will meet outside of...

Evening Bicycle Tour

Many cyclists are accustomed to riding with us during the morning bicycle tours. To break with tradition, we are offering an evening bicycle tour. Join the...

Wednesday, August 7