DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, August 7

Long Loop Hike

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on the Crow, Lake View and Spirit Trails on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 10:00 am. The hike is 7 miles in length and moderate in...

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...

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)...

First Friday Walks

Join us for First Friday Walks at Pinchot. Led by the park naturalist, explore the trails in the Conewago Day Use area on an approximately 1.5-hour easy...

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...

Into the Field Guide

This program is for youth ages 8 to 11 years old. We will observe and identify the flora and fauna of Laurel Hill State Park, and learn how to create your...

Naturalist at the Beach

The park naturalist will be at the beach house, stop by and say hello! Bring your questions and check out some of Bald Eagle State Park’s neat...

Naturalist at the Beach

The park naturalist will be at the beach house, stop by and say hello! Bring your questions and check out some of Bald Eagle State Park’s neat...

Trees of Hyner Run

Join the park naturalist to take a look and tell the difference between some of the different tree species in Hyner Run State Park. There will be a craft at...

Jelly Tasting

Come on over to the park office (outside) to sample some jellies made from nature. We’ll chat about anything from trees to black bears. This program is come...

Aquatic Insects

Do you know what insects live in a pond? Though you may not see them, there are plentiful! Find out what interesting insects we can find, and learn to...

Campground Critters: Butterflies and Moths

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

Trees of Hyner Run

Join the park naturalist to take a look and tell the difference between some of the different tree species in Hyner Run State Park. There will be a craft at...

Discovery Hike Series

Join a park naturalist for a series of hikes to learn about the great outdoors! As we go along, we will discuss all we discover! Trails vary in terrain,...

Summer Wildflower Walk

Take a stroll and discover our summer wildflowers. The 1.5 mile walk will cover identification, medicinal/edible uses, and folklore associated with various...

Awesome Possums

When you think about possums, what's the first thing you think about? Maybe playing dead or having a pouch. Come on out to the upper campground, as we play a...

Amphibians

Frogs and salamanders are called Indicator Species, which means they let us know if the water is clean and the habitat is unpolluted. Learn allabout them as...

Birds

Come learn about all the amazing birds of our area and their unique adaptations through viewing beautiful mounted birds and participating in an activity. ...

Bog Treasures

Take a stroll on the boardwalk to see the unique plants and animals that call the bog home. See carnivorous plants and waterfowl . ***COVID-19...

Poe Valley Trivia Night!

Feel like you know your stuff? Bring your family or friends out to the amphitheater and help us celebrate 25 years of DCNR! Questions will include general...

Snakes Alive

Join snake experts Ken and Doug, for an up-close encounter with some of Pennsylvania’s venomous snakes! Learn about the natural history of these fascinating...

Campfire Tales: Stories in the Stars

Come join the park naturalist as he tells some stories based on the stars and the constellations. Bring a chair or blanket and a snack if you wish. This...

Introduction to Geocaching

Registration is required by Friday, August 7, 2020. Contact Jen Moore at 814-723-0259 or jennmoore@pa.gov. Attendance is limited to 25. Join the park...

Awesome Possums

When you think about possums, what's the first thing you think about? Maybe playing dead or having a pouch. Come on out to the nature center, as we play a...

End of Summer Reading Star Gaze w/ Indiana Free Library Preregistration required

Come and see the stars at Yellow Creek State Park! As part of our 2020 Indiana Free Library Kids Summer Reading program, we will have a star gazing event at...

Bats!

Join us near the stage for a short discussion on bats followed by a walk through our East Area to look for this unique flying mammal. We will learn about the...

Crows

The birds with a spooky reputation have an intelligence for using tools, communication, and memory. Please maintain a six foot social distance from people...

Fire in the Sky! Kayak program

* This is a "Bring Your Own Boat" program - there will be no kayaks available to loan or rent.* The Perseids meteor shower is active from mid-July though...

Owls of Pennsylvania

CANCELED - Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, this program is canceled. Come out and learn about this amazing group of birds. We’ll...

Tools of the Trade: Ice Harvesting

Before refrigerators, there was still a need to keep things cold—so ice was an important commodity. Learn about the tools and techniques used in the ice...

Friday, August 7