DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, August 13

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...

Throwback: Constellations

[This program was offered at this date, time, and location 50 years ago.] Learn some of the summer constellations to be found in our night sky. And some of...

Allegheny River Paddling Program: Franklin - Fisherman's Cove

Forest State Park will be conducting an interpretive canoeing program on the Allegheny River. We will be putting in at the PAFBC launch in Franklin and...

Birding the Big woods!

Join Park staff for a morning birding stroll along the ADA assessable big woods trail. During the hike we will be spotting the birds that inhabit this rare...

DiscoverE:  Adventure Camp (Ages 12-17)

Adventure camp students participate in fun physical activities with an environmental focus, exploring nature in unique ways. These all-day experiences...

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...

Wildlife Paddle

Registration is required and limited to 8 participants. Kayaks, lifejackets, and paddles provided. No fee. Contact Jen Moore by email at jennmoore@pa.gov to...

Yoga on the Beach

Join yoga instructor, Tawnia Converse, for a morning yoga session on Lake Jean Beach. No experience required and bring your own mat or towel. **Please...

Teacher Workshop - WILD About Birds Professional Development

Join Allegheny Land Trust and Point State Park for a Project WILD workshop all about birds! Project WILD's mission is to provide wildlife-based conservation...

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...

Forest Shower

Extend your wellness benefits from the morning yoga session by joining ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide Suzann Schiemer on a nature-based health walk....

Morning Nature Hike

Come along as we hike a section of the Mid-State Trail from Big Springs Road to a vista looking up the Pine Creek Valley. This easy-to-moderate hike will be...

Swinging Bridge Hike

Join the park naturalist as we take the easy route to the Boughton swinging bridge. We'll learn about some of the history of the area and talk about...

Trail Trekkers

This program is designed for children 6 to 8 years of age. Participants will hike to one of the many unique locations within the park complex and learn to...

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...

Perseid Meteor Shower - Cherry Springs State Park

Our largest yearly meteor shower peaks around this time of year, but what's really going on up in space to cause such a spectacle? Join park staff to learn...

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...

Art in the Park

Express your artistic talents under a canopy of trees, and next to a gurgling stream. Interact with a community of creative people. Each artist is expected...

DiscoverE Kids Program: Astronomy

This program is for children ages 5-8 and parents must remain with their children. Kids will learn about the moon, planets, and constellations. Park and...

Butterflies and Moths

Join the naturalist for a look into the life cycle of butterflies and moths. The program will include a craft and a little walk. This program is suited for...

Nature Bugs

Visit Sizerville State Park for an arts & crafts program August 13th. Join us as we collect items from nature and create your very own bug! For more...

Stream Study

Join the park naturalist and explore an underwater community to find some different aquatic insects that call this creek home. All children must be...

Perseid Meteor Shower - Cherry Springs State Park

Our largest yearly meteor shower peaks around this time of year, but what's really going on up in space to cause such a spectacle? Join park staff to learn...

Spillway Observations

Since the construction of the Keystone dam in 1909, the spillway has been the point where water flows beyond the lake, past the dam, and back into McCune...

Birding 101

Learn a few tricks to finding and identifying local birds. Binoculars will be provided.

Family Science Night: Fun with Microscopes

Calling kids ages 8-16 and their parents, come and discover the many interesting microscopic creatures that live at Raccoon Creek State Park. During this...

Kids Fish Prints at Music at the Marina

Join the park educators to make prints of fish that you find at Lake Wilhelm. Fish posters also available for handouts while supplies last. Meet at the DCNR...

Little Red Bat Storytime and Bat Game

This program is at Blue Spruce Park, 1128 Blue Spruce Rd, Indiana, PA 15701 in Indiana at Pavilion #3. This program is not at Yellow Creek State Park....

Meadow Walk

Join the park naturalist for a stroll throughout the meadow fields of Washington Crossing Historic park! This 2.5 mile walk will meander within the mowed...

Animal Track Prints at Music at the Marina

Join the park educators for a take home kids craft featuring animal tracks while supplies last. Meet at the DCNR Booth.

Bird Scavenger Hunt

Check out feet, beaks, and feathers and learn a little about our feathered friends. Stick around and join us for a scavenger hunt looking for evidence of our...

Campfire Tales: Animal Superstitions

Come join the park naturalist as he tells some stories based on animal superstitions. Then learn about some of the other superstitions about that animal. ...

Journey Back in Time

An adventure of the changes and creatures through geologic time.

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...

Turtle Talk- Virtual

Join Mt. Pisgah State Park environmental education specialist and a local turtle expert for an informative discussion on local turtle ecology and biology....

Wilderness Safety and Search Dog Demonstration

Carol Thompson from Bedford Country Wilderness Search Team will be teaching us about the 10 essentials of outdoor safety. Then, Lexi, a yellow labrador...

Creatures of the Night: Bat Talk and Hike

This program is NOT held at Yellow Creek State Park; it will be held at Blue Spruce Park in Indiana, PA at Pavilion 3. Check out the winged creatures of the...

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Join us at Sizerville's Amphitheater for a short film and facts about black bears of PA. For more information contact the Park Office (814) 486-5605.

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...

Owls of Pennsylvania

Learn about the owls that inhabit Pennsylvania, like what makes them such great hunters, the different species, and their natural history. Dissect an owl...

Coyotes In PA

Coyotes are a well established member of our wildlife community. Find out where they came from, how to identify them, mounts, hides, skulls, and demos will...

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...

Friday, August 13