DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, July 30

Self-Guided: DIY DiscoverE Activity Guide

Pick up your free copy of this summer's DIY DiscoverE Activity Guide! You can find a copy of the guide in the lobby of the education building at Kings Gap,...

StoryWalk: Tuesday

Self-Guided Mid-June through mid-September Visit the Watershed Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use area to enjoy a story...

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...

Clarion River History Educator Workshop

Cook Forest State Park will be conducting a three-day Clarion River History Educator Workshop starting Wednesday, 7/28/21. This course is considered both an...

Erie Bluffs Creek Stomp

Grab your water shoes and join the educators at Erie Bluffs State Park on July 30, 2021 from 9:00-11:00am for a morning of exploring aquatic life. Meet at...

Outdoor Adventure Day Mini Camp-This Camp is Full!

**ages 12-15. Young people will get to try various outdoor rec activities such as archery, tomahawk throwing, atlatyls or flint & steel firestarting.Youth...

Penn's Adventurers DiscoverE! Camp

Penn's Adventurers is designed for ages 9-12. Join us in exploring opportunities for adventure at Kinzua Bridge State Park! On Thursday we will investigate...

Science & Stories (Preschool/Kindergarten Edition)

Join park staff for this scientific exploration of the forest told through an age appropriate story! In this session for learners in preschool and...

Wetlands and Wildlife Paddle

Wetlands and Wildlife Paddle – Friday, July 30, 2021 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Pleasant Valley Non-Motorized Launch (South Shore) Moraine Wetlands evoke...

DiscoverE Penn's Adventurers

Pennsylvania DiscoverE is a program package that is provided in the form of a day camp at Oil Creek State Park. Penn's Adventurers is the DiscoverE program...

Exhibit: 100 Years of Presque Isle State Park

Presque Isle State Park is celebrating its 100-year anniversary.  A new educational exhibit showcasing the history of the park will be on display from May...

Frog Pond Fun

Spend the afternoon exploring the frog pond! You’ll have the chance to discover the diverse species found at our pond such as frogs, tadpoles, salamanders,...

Kayak Camp for Kids

This program is designed for youth, 9 to 13 years of age. Participants will learn boating safety, proper paddling teachniques, and fun kayaking maneuvers....

Who Lives There?

Join us for an easy one mile hike in search of animal homes. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

Historic Gristmill Hours

2021 Historic Gristmill Hours are from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill will be open to visitors Wednesdays through...

Fishing Tackle Loaner Program

What if you didn’t bring your fishing gear? No problem—borrow ours! Rods and tackle boxes will be available to borrow on a first come, first serve basis. All...

VIRTUAL - Herpetology Series: Lizards of Pennsylvania

Lizards? In Pennsylvania? That's right folks! For this virtual lunchtime program, we'll be talking about all the lizards that live right here in...

Virtual Presque Isle Lighthouse 

Our very own Presque Isle Lighthouse is a local icon. People from all over the nation make it a point to stop and visit. It has always been an important...

Insect Jamboree

Join the naturalist to learn the defining characteristics of an insect and see some at work around the park. There will be a craft afterwards. All children...

Nature's Paintbrush

Join us at Sizerville State Park as we explore the forest for ferns and flowers to utilize as paintbrushes. Paint your canvas how you like by bringing the...

PA State Symbols

Come and learn some of Pennsylvania's state symbols, like their tree, fish, and bird in a fun way. All children must be accompanied by an adult in order to...

Wisdom of the Woods

Do you ever feel like nature is trying to tell you something? Join the park educator to discover the secret messages the woods have to share.

Black Bear Talk

It's that time of year we are most likely to see black bears! Come find out why that is, and how to help keep them out of our campgrounds! Note: Masks at...

Man Versus the Aliens

Not from another planet, but some plants are welcomed while others are invasive!

Pinchot Animal Mix-Up

During this family-friendly program, participants will try to identify animals by using skulls, furs, feathers, and photos. If attending the program and...

Scots-Irish in Pennsylvania

Join the park naturalist as we look at the Scots-Irish that settled in the Pennsylvania frontier. Stay for the Family Friendly Movie afterwards.

State Symbol Trivia

Do you know our state tree? Do you know our state beverage? Did you know we have a state fossil or a state dog? Come on out to the campground amphitheater...

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Visit Sizerville State Park for an Amphitheater Program on the reintroduction of Fishers and Otters to Pennsylvania from the late 90s. The program will...

Family Friendly Movie

Come join the park chaplain for a family friendly movie. The Park Chaplain’s activities are sponsored by the PA Council of Churches through the Chaplains in...

Critters of Night: Wildlife Night Hike Preregistration is required

Join us for a Night Hike to learn all about night time sounds and the critters that go bump in the night! Explore Yellow Creek after hours with the Park...

2021 Bat Count

Learn about natures bug zappers in this program suitable for all ages. Then join the park naturalist to get a count of some resident park bats! Meet at the...

Bats!

Come bat detecting with us as we search for our only flying mammal and learn about the importance of bats to humans and our ecosystem, as well as how to...

Bears of Pennsylvania

With the state’s bear population estimated at over 18,000 and the peak of the bear breeding season in June, July, and August, interactions between man and...

Creatures of the Night:  Creek Trail Hike

Birds, reptiles and mammals are on the prowl, take a night hike on Creek Trail looking and listening for nocturnal animals. Check out the diversity on Creek...

Throwback: Adventures of Junior Raindrop/Pipeline to the Clouds

[This program was offered at this date, time, and location 50 years ago.] Learn about the water cycle and erosion in this throwback of 50 years ago.

Wilderness Survival in the Appalachians

The Caledonia naturalist will give a live presentation on survival skills in the Appalachian Mountains. This advice may not be applicable in other places...

Nature at Night

Coming to a Night Sky Program, but arriving early? Join park staff for a family friendly Nature at Night Program! These programs will feature fascinating...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky

Back in a time before television, internet, video games, and graphic novels there was the splendor and drama of the night sky. Gods followed their whims,...

Stenochironomus hilaris

Stop by and join the park naturalist to see what insects are active after dark. Using a UV Light set-up to attract them in, we can document and discuss the...

Night Sky Tour

Experience the splendor of the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park. Observe the constellations through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff. Listen...

Friday, July 30