DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, August 28

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...

Best of Raccoon Creek Series

Join us for a series of hikes that highlight some of the more senic and reflective sections of our trail system. The August 28 hike will highlight the...

Healthy Hike

Hiking is a great way to improve both your physical & mental health! Join the park naturalist for a 1.75-mile hike along the Woapalanne trail as it hugs the...

Hiking Series #4

Join a naturalist at 9 a.m. on select weekdays for hikes of varying length and difficulty. This year’s series visits trails on our public lands including...

Smartphone Naturalist: Birding with Merlin

We live in the future! We may not have flying cars but we do have a world of information at our fingertips... if only we know how to use those resources and...

Tyler Park Center for the Arts - Summer Art Camp 2020

Individual art intensive weeks for aspiring young artists! 10% off with family membership to TPCA Creative days Monday – Friday 9:30 – 3:00 (ages 8 – 16)...

Adventure Camp at Nockamixon - WAITLIST

We will be hosting an adventure camp from August 26th - 28th. Camp will run from 10am until 4pm and is for 9 to 12 year olds. Please only register if you can...

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...

Something's Fishy!

How many fish can you identify? After a short lecture, we'll try our hand at identifying different fish species. Please wear a mask and maintain social...

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...

Insect Scavenger Hunt

Join us for a scavenger hunt looking for summer bugs. **COVID-19 Stipulations** Masks are required to be worn at all events and programs. Program is...

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...

Nature's Villains

They aren’t quite evil stepmothers or sea witches… but they’re villains nonetheless! Join the park naturalist on a short walk to learn about nature’s...

PA State Symbols

Join the park naturalist to learn some of Pennsylvania's state symbols, like the tree, fish, and bird in a fun way. All children must be accompanied by an...

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,...

PA State Symbols

Join the park naturalist to learn some of Pennsylvania's state symbols, like the tree, fish, and bird in a fun way. All children must be accompanied by an...

Camp Out!

A very special program opportunity. Check in: Friday, August 28 beginning at 4:00pm Check out: Saturday, August 29 at 10:00am Are you and your family tired...

Who's Been Here?

Join park staff in discovering traces left by some of our park's residents! Explore the tracks of a variety of animals and learn what the different signs can...

Trout of Pennsylvania

During the program, participants will take a look into the different types of trout in the Little Pine Creek Valley. Topics will include their habitat,...

A Walk Amongst the Trees

Take a walk to learn how wonderful trees are. We’ll discuss the basics of tree identification and the roles these plants play in Penn’s Woods. To follow...

Beaver Paddle -THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

After a short lecture on beavers, we'll paddle out to a lodge to watch them emerge for their nocturnal feeding. Registration is required for this program,...

Pennsylvania Furbearers

Come on out and learn about Pennsylvania’s many furbearing species, from foxes to fishers to bears! We will have a table set up at the campground near the...

Summer Wildflowers Walk

Registration is FULL for this event. Come take a stroll along the butterfly garden trail near the McDanel’s Launch area, while looking at the summer plants...

Invasion!

We are surrounded! Plants, animals, and even fungi from around the world are changing our forests and landscapes fast. Join us to learn why invasive species...

Mammals

Join Jessie Kohan to learn about some of the common and uncommon mammals that share the forest, fields, and streams of Blue Knob with us. You will have the...

Poe Valley Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Grab a camera or cell phone for this modern scavenger hunt in the park! Find the items listed, take a picture, and report back to the park naturalist for...

Registration Full - Sunset Float

Registration for this event is full. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Jean at jkeene@pa.gov. **This is a bring your own kayak...

Wilderness Survival Basics

Due to the high likelihood of rain and storms this evening, this event is being postponed to a later date in September. Please watch for a rescheduled date...

Bats: Creatures of the Night Preregistration required

Check out the winged creatures of the night - bats! Bats have a double- sided reputation. They are excellent for ridding humans of night time pests, but are...

Campfire Tales: Tales from the Camp

Come hear some ghostly tales from the campground. Nothing too scary, but be careful, you may just learn something new. Can you tell which ones are true and...

FULL: Nature's Construction Crew

Registration is required by Thursday, August 27, 2020. Contact Jen Moore at 814-723-0259 or jennmoore@pa.gov to register. Limited to 15. Participants are...

Pole to Pole

Our planet’s climate, topography, and ecosystem changes as you travel from the North Pole to the Equator. Please maintain a six foot social distance from...

Shell-rific Turtles

CANCELED - Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, this program is canceled. What species of turtles live in PA? How big can a snapping turtle...

Night Hike

Come search for owls, raccoons, porcupines, coyotes, and other critters of the night. Learn some of the adaptive designs of night animals that allow them to...

Old School Slide Show

Just found deep in the vaults of the Colonel Denning Visitor Center was an old slide projector with many slides from the early '80's. So what does our...

Friday, August 28