DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Thursday, August 12

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...

Perseids Meteor Shower

Coming from the region of the constellation Perseus, a show of falling stars should be visible for viewing, with the peak being in August! Join us on the...

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...

Birding Hike at Yellow Creek

Do you enjoy watching our aerial acrobatic feather friends? Do you want ot learn how to Identify birds based off their plumage and sounds? Come birdwatching...

Birding along the Trail

Grab your binoculars and join us to learn more about our feathered friends. Participants will learn the basics of birding, basic binocular use, and...

Weekly Weeders

Interested in learning more about gardening with native plants? Volunteer to work alongside our education staff as they mulch, pull weeds, divide plants, and...

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Wild Survival! (Week 4: Air Scare)

Families: take a walk on the wild side this summer and explore Jennings Environmental Education Center during the latest four-week series of DiscoverE Family...

DiscoverE - Outdoor Explorers

The Outdoor Explorers (children ages 6-8) program is also 6 hours over three days; and the theme this year is “It Isn’t Easy Being Green.” Children...

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...

Homeschool Day - Marvelous Mammals

Bring the kids out to learn about the mammals of Pennsylvania! We will learn what makes a mammal different from other groups of animals as well as look at...

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...

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Wild Survival! (Week 4: Air Scare)

Families: take a walk on the wild side this summer and explore Jennings Environmental Education Center during the latest four-week series of DiscoverE Family...

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...

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Wild Survival! (Week 4: Air Scare)

Families: take a walk on the wild side this summer and explore Jennings Environmental Education Center during the latest four-week series of DiscoverE Family...

Family Craft Time

Join us on the porch at the Visitor Center for a DCNR Conservation Volunteer-led craft for children. Each week we will have a different craft to create and...

History of the Point

Join park staff for an easy walk around the park to learn about the history of the Point and how the land here changed from forested wilderness to a busy...

Scale-Model Solar System

If the sun was an eight-inch ball, how big would the earth be, and how far away would it be? And where would it be in relation to the other planets? Join us...

Mid-Valley Hike

Explore the Mid-Valley hiking trails with our naturalist educator on this easy 2 mile hike. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

Bring Your Dead Online Webinar

Bring Your Dead Online Webinar Hosted virtually on Zoom by The State Museum of Pennsylvania Thursday, August 12 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm ET on Zoom Fee:...

Family Science Night: Trees

Join park staff to take a hands-on look at trees. Learn how to use a dichotomous key, learn about the natural history of several species, and participate in...

Registration Closed - Kayaking 101

Registration is full for this event. Kayaking is a great way to explore your state parks, but there are a few things to learn before your first trip on the...

August Night Skies and Perseid Meteor Shower

Prepare to enjoy the night skies of August. Learn to use your own, free star family star chart.

Perseid Meteor Shower on Preston's Pearl

Come out and enjoy the night sky by boat! This night will be the height of the Perseid Meteor Shower. Take in Mother Nature’s natural fireworks on top of the...

Meteor Shower Watch

Join us near the water tower atop headache hill to enjoy watching the Perseid Meteor Shower. During the peak nights this meteor shower can produce over 50...

Meteor Watch

The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks tonight, join us to watch the show. Please bring a chair or blanket upon which to sit and bring a flashlight.

Perseid Meteor Shower Watch

Join us for our annual Perseid Meteor Shower watch at the beach. Bring blankets or other comfortable sit-upons to scan the night sky.

Perseids Meteor Shower Watch

Meet at Boat Launch #2 to watch for meteors shooting across the night sky over Black Moshannon Lake.

Thursday, August 12