DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, October 23

Morning Bird Walk

With fall migration occurring, spend the morning looking and listening for the various birds that can be found in the park. This will be open to all...

Discover Ricketts Hike

Hiking the Little Cherry Run Loop Trail to see our hidden gem waterfall. This is a 6-mile moderate hike, and the last hike of the season. Wear fluorescent...

*FULL* Six Penny Hike

Join the park Naturalist for a hike on the 4-mile Six Penny trail hike. On the hike we will see the old day use area created by the CCC. We will also be...

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...

Homeschool Day - Marvelous Mammals

Geared towards ages 6-10, we will be learning about the mammals of PA. We’ll learn the unique characteristics of mammals and discuss furs and teeth with our...

Outdoor School for Elementary School Students

Elementary School students (grades K-4) now learning at home can join us for field trip enrichment on Fridays during the fall. The elementary sessions are...

photo by Tom Johnson

The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from...

Outdoor School for Middle School Students

Middle School students (grades 5 - 8) now learning at home can join us for field trip enrichment on Fridays during the fall. The middle school sessions are...

For Kids: Find Your Pace

Kids ages 8 & up are invited to join us for some outdoor learning! Add a new talent to your hiking skillset! We'll make pace/ranger beads and learn how to...

Trek with Your Pet! – A Pet Friendly Hike

Bring your furry friend along on an easy-moderate 2-mile hike in Tiadaghton State Forest. Pets must be friendly with other people and animals and must remain...

Campfire Tips & Tricks

Join us to learn campfire safety, and different methods of starting them. We will also discuss various types of cooking equipment (including marshmallow...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de Muertos. We have changed format this year in order to meet Covid19...

Family Night Hike!

Venture out into the woods at night with the Park Naturalist for a short interpretive hike along dark trails to hear, maybe see, & learn about the nightlife...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de Muertos. We have changed format this year in order to meet Covid19...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de Muertos. We have changed format this year in order to meet Covid19...

Family Night: Creatures of the Night Hike

Ever go out at night and look and listen for nocturnal creatures? Join us as we take a stroll through the woods and fields of Jacobsburg in search of these...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de Muertos. We have changed format this year in order to meet Covid19...

Bats 'Nat

Join us as we explore the amazing adaptations of these interesting flying mammals. Uncover myths about bats and discuss conservation efforts to protect this...

Campfire Tales: Tales of the Cryptids

Join the park naturalist around the campfire to hear some stories of legendary beasts that roam the forests. You will also learn about how scientist try to...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de Muertos. We have changed format this year in order to meet Covid19...

Nocturnal Nature: Bats

Looking up at sky after the sun has set, you may catch a glimpse of a bat or two! Even if you don't see them, you may hear them squeaking as they fly! Bat...

Star Party at Yellow Creek Preregistration required

Join IUP Professor, Kenneth Cole, to learn about the night sky around Yellow Creek. We explore the stars and planets showing in our night time sky this time...

Storytelling and Drumming for Families

Bring the whole family out to listen to some American Indian tales as told by the park naturalist. You might even get to shake a rattle or beat on a drum to...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de Muertos. We have changed format this year in order to meet Covid19...

Halloween Night Hike

It’s almost Halloween, so come get spooky at Oil Creek State Park! We’ll be taking a hike through the ghost town of Petroleum Centre, and continuing on to...

Friday, October 23