DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, October 9

Feather Fridays

Early birds get the worm! Join a Nolde Forest educator for an early morning bird walk on one of our new “Feather Fridays”. Together, we’ll explore different...

Big Birding Friday!

Join the Park Naturalist for an entire day of birding action in part with the 2020 Bird Watcher’s Digest “Big Sit”! The “Big Sit” international,...

FULL Discover Ricketts Hike

*THIS PROGRAM IS FULL* Hiking the Cherry Run Trail. This is a 5-mile moderate hike. Wear fluorescent orange as we will be hiking through an area...

DiscoverE: Tales for Tots

Our popular Tales for Tots program returns with all new explorations! Join us for story time followed by nature activities for preschoolers ages 3-5. Each...

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...

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: Hiking Preparedness

Kids ages 8 & up are invited to join us for some outdoor learning! Hiking is more than just a walk in the woods! Come learn about what you should consider...

Friday at the Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series - 7th and 8th grades

Except for the parks and forests that have been announced as closed, state park and forest facilities remain open. Point State Park invites homeschool...

Turtles of Presque Isle (Virtual Program)

Have you ever wondered about the different species of turtle we have at Presque Isle? Join a Park Naturalist on Skype for Business for a virtual program to...

Paint and Sip... Apple Cider!

You do not have to be an artist to attend this program; All skill levels are welcome! Try your hand at painting part of the Black Moshannon Landscape, while...

Introduction to Archery

Join park staff to learn the sport and techniques of archery. This is an introduction level course, so please leave your personal bow at home. All equipment...

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...

Signs Of Wildlife Hike

Take a one-mile hike on the Lake Loop Trail to look for signs of wildlife. See a beaver lodge up close! Pre-registration is required and limited. Click...

Trunk or Treat Halloween Weekend

*CANCELED - Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, the activities for this event are cancelled. Campers are still encouraged to decorate their...

Native Americans of the Gap

Come hear about the Native American tribes that called the area around Cowan’s Gap home at one point. Learn a little about their histories and their fates. ...

Halloween Night Hike

Join us as we venture along the dark and spooky trails as we listen and strain to see the creatures of the night. We'll also learn about the nightlife in the...

FULL - Meteor Watch

Registration is at capacity for this event. Come out and enjoy watching the Draconids Meteor Shower atop Headache Hill. This small meteor shower peaks...

Halloween Night Hike

Join us as we venture along the dark and spooky trails as we listen and strain to see the creatures of the night. We'll also learn about the nightlife in the...

Friday, October 9