DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, July 31

DiscoverE Bird Bonanza

Come explore Oil Creek State Park in a new way with your family! Swing by the park office to pick up a self-guided DiscoverE activity book and sign out a...

Self-Guided Prairie Wildflower Walkabout

Explore the stunning and diverse blooms of Pennsylvania’s only managed and protected prairie during a special, limited-time only Self-Guided Prairie...

Bird Walk with Doug Gross

Doug Gross, retired PA Game Commission biologist and eBird coordinator, will guide us on a bird walk in the woods and shrub lands of Ricketts Glen State...

Canceled - 69th Annual Woodsmen Show

***This event has been canceled by the partnering organization.*** The Woodsmen Show celebrates the rich lumber history of Potter County. Come see the top...

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...

Nature Journaling!

“A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But...

McConnells Mill Summer Hours

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

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 less than 1 hour. This program is...

Explore-A-Story

This program welcomes children from 3 to 7 years old and their parents. Children will enjoy an experiential story walk while parents learn techniques for...

Campground Critters: Reptiles and Amphibians

Join park staff to discover more about these wonderful park residents! Learn some of the differences between the two, as well as some of their incredible...

Little Falls Wildflower Hike

Discover the abundance of wildflowers growing along the Little Falls trail. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

Birding at Lake Shore Trail

Join the staff for some birding on the Lake Shore Trail. Topics will include the different birds that live at Little Pine and also how to identify them. ...

Tree Table

Do you know your leaves? Stop by the beach house to test your knowledge on identifying trees & meet the park naturalist at the beach house! ***Masks are...

Owl Outlaws

Join us as we investigate a crime in a classic case of HOO done it! We will learn a little about the different species of owls in Pennsylvania along with...

Pennsylvania State Symbols Walk

Do you know PA's State Amphibian? How about our State Insect? Take a briew walk around the park and learn the life history of Pennsylvania's State...

Snakes of PA

Come sssee what'sss ssslithering around Pennsssylvania! Join the park naturalist to learn about these incredible creepy crawlies and the adaptations that...

Birding at Lake Shore Trail

Join the staff for some birding on the Lake Shore Trail. Topics will include the different birds that live at Little Pine and also how to identify them. ...

Virtual: Constellations & Myths

This program will be held virtually via Skype; it will NOT take place face-to-face in the park. Join us via Skype for a virtual program that introduces you...

Blue Pillbugs

Ever seen a blue pill bug? Learn what causes this phenomenon and go on a hunt for these beautiful blues in the park.

Marvelous Monarchs

Take part in a crash-course all about Monarch butterflies with the park naturalist! Not only will you learn about the life cycle of Monarchs, but you will...

Dragons & Damsels

Join us at the pond at Landis Woods to discover the WOnders of these aerial acrobats. Pre-registration is required - see link on this page. Masks must be...

Animal Tracks

Children and adults are both welcome to come learn about the tracks that our local animals leave in the mud and snow. Join us to make an animal track guide.

Interview With Wildlife - Pete Porcupine

Visit the amphitheater at Keystone State Park where park staff and volunteers will interview the park's resident porcupine, Pete (*). Attendees will get an...

Peter Rushton's Reptiles - LIVE Reptile Show! -THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Come and meet Peter Rushton's snakes, turtles, and other reptiles up close and personal! Anti-bacterial wipes are provided before and after the handling of...

Spotted Lanternfly: Coming to a park near you??

Learn more about this invasive pest slowly taking over Pennsylvania, and what you can do to help stop the spread! Registration is required for this program....

Art in the Park: Ruby Throated Hummingbirds

Flutter on out to the campground amphitheater to learn about these beloved birds. They are the tiniest birds in the world, yet they qualify as some of the...

Bug Hotel

Registration is required by Friday, July 31, 2020. Contact Jen Moore at 814-723-0259 or jennmoore@pa.gov to register. Attendance is limited to 25 for all...

Campfire Tales: Native American Captives

Join the park naturalist around the campfire to hear some stories of early settlers captured by Native Americans. Learn how some made their way home and why...

Spotting Pennsylvania's Elusive White-tail Deer

Please bring your spotlights and meet at the Park Office for an evening driving tour as we car-pool to Cook Forest’s white-tail hotspots. Come learn about...

History of PA State Parks

What is the history of Pennsylvania’s State Parks? From the first PA State Park, second, and so on … to your favorite parks today. Learn the history of how...

Light Up Night

Bring the kid's out for a great time learning about fireflies! Bring a great lightning bug craft back with you to light up your tent of room. Program Note:...

Pollinators

The birds and the bees do valuable work for us. Their pollination skills provide us with fruits and flowers. Please maintain a six foot social distance from...

Woodpeckers: Architects of the Forest

CANCELED - Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, this program is canceled. Join us for a presentation about this incredible group of birds!...

Friday, July 31