DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, August 21

Honeybees

Local naturalist, Bobby Reed, will present a honeybee program at the Locust Lake State Park amphitheater on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 5 pm. Bobby...

Friday Morning Birding

Enjoy an early Friday morning birding with the park naturalist. We will meet at the park office, walk the field, and head towards the lake in hope to see a...

Kayaking Basics

New to watersports? Want to learn more? Meet the Park Educator for a casual morning of paddling basics! Equipment, paddling skills, and safe practices will...

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...

Explore-A-Story

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

How to Hide a Butterfly Storytime Preregistration required

Join us for Storytime with Ruth Heller's Book: How to Hide a Butterfly and other insects. After storytime, we will explore the Native Plant Garden to look...

concrete supports for old toboggan run

Join us for a short walk to the site of the old toboggan run that was at Pinchot Park in the 1960’s. On our way, we will stop and talk about the diabase...

Self Guided Hike: Keystone Tree Trek

Take a self guided Tree Trek along the 2.2 mile Lakeside Trail at Keystone State Park. Along the way, signs will be in place to help with tree identification...

Monarchs & Milkweed

Monarch butterflies are some of the most beloved insects on earth, and for good reason! These bright orange beauties grace our gardens with their presence,...

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Bring a camera or cell phone for this high tech scavenger hunt. Find the items on the list, take a photo, and get a prize. All children must be accompanied...

Virtual: Give me some SPACE!

Looking to recreate while avoiding crowds? Consider stargazing from the convenience of your own backyard, at a nearby park, or perhaps at a dark sky park,...

Origami Red Fox Edition

What comes to mind when you think about foxes? Clever? Sly? Sneaky? Come on over to the park office, to learn about these opportunistic omnivores & make your...

Archery Camp

Update: This archery camp is full, but there is a waiting list. To be placed on the waiting list, please use the contact info in the description. Learn the...

Natural Dyes

Prior to commercially available dyes, anyone who wanted colorful fabric or fibers had to make their own dyes! Join park staff for a demonstration and...

Hyner Historical Happenings

Join the naturalist to learn some of the happenings that went on here at Hyner Run State Park, from logging, to CCC, and other local history. All children...

Edible Wild Plants Walk

Join the District Naturalist on an approximately 1.5-mile walk to learn about a variety of common wild plants that you can incorporate into your everyday...

Fish

Blue Knob State Park is proud of its high water quality and great trout streams. Children and adults are welcome to come learn about the fish of the area by...

Mammals of Poe Valley

How big can black bears get? Do we still have beavers here in Poe Valley? Come out to the amphitheater to learn about the mammals you can encounter in and...

Owl Outlaws

Learn about the owls of Pennsylvania and solve a mystery in a classic case of HOO done it! We will be holding this program in the campground on Black Hill...

The Buzz about Bees!

Pennsylvania is home to over 400 different types of bees (that doesn't include wasps or hornets). Honeybees get all the attention, but our native bees are...

Birdsong Bingo

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,...

Campfire Tales: Animal Tales

Come join the park naturalist as he tells some stories about the animals as the Native Americans would tell. Bring a chair or blanket and a snack if you...

Canceled: Friends Night Out at Earth Center Pottery

Due to COVID-19, all in-person events are canceled. Your life is a piece of clay, don’t let anyone else mold it for you. Bring friends and make new ones as...

FULL: Drive-In Night Sky Watch

Registration is required by Friday, August 21, 2020. Contact Jen Moore at 814-723-0259 or jennmoore@pa.gov to register. Limited to 25. Participants are...

Family Night - Moth Magic

Moths are everywhere and come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Join local moth enthusiast Steve Kloiber as we search for moths and other insects of...

Life After People

If humans suddenly vanished, what would happen to the physical legacy we would leave behind? How long would are cities exist before they were repossessed by...

Talk to the Animals

Discover how animals "talk" by sight, scent, and sound. Many examples demonstrated for species found in our area. Program attendance is limited at this...

Friday, August 21