DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, August 27

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...

Early Morning Wildflower Walk

Enjoy the tranquility of the early morning as we observe wildflowers. This program will consist of a 2-mile hike, so please wear appropriate footwear. Any...

Science & Stories (1st-3rd grade Edition)

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

Introduction To Kayaking

Let’s explore kayaking on F.J. Sayers Lake! This program is intended for those who lack extensive kayaking experience & want to learn more. The park will be...

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...

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...

Boulder Field Basics

Meet park staff for a brief talk on the history and significance of this geologic wonder. Please allow 20 minutes to drive to Boulder Field from Route 534.

More Tremendous Trees

Try your tree identification skills with the trees at the bottom of the park. Park and meet at the Evergreen Parking Lot off of Rt. 118. Contact Rhiannon...

Digging Into Point's Past

Join park staff for an easy walk around the park to learn about what archeological work has been done in the park and what has been found so far. This...

Late Summer and Fall Wildflowers

Take a stroll around Hyner Run State Park with the naturalist to see the different wildflowers coming out during late summer. All children must be...

Nature Bugs!

Join us at Sizerville State Park for a workshop transforming every day items from nature into your own creations! For more information contact the Park...

Mammals at Boyd

Stop by the pavilion at Boyd Big Tree Preserve during this hour to learn about some of the common mammals of Pennsylvania. We will have skulls & furs for you...

Bats!

Learn about these fascinating night-flying mammals and why they are helpful!

Keystone Trees

Meet the park naturalist at the beach house for a brief walk to learn about trees, tree identification, and more!

Trout of Hyner Run

Join the park naturalist and learn about the trout that inhabit Hyner Run. This will involve a walk to the stream. Afterward, we may have some time to...

Turtle Time

Come out and enjoy a program about the different types of turtles found throughout the park. We will discuss how to identify them and explain what kinds of...

Animals of Cowans Gap

Join the park naturalist for a look at some of the animals that call the park home and what important role do they play in the habitat. Stay for the Family...

Baby Animals

You can’t help but notice how cute and cuddly baby animals always look. Now, join us to learn how amazing our local baby wildlife animals really are.

Finding Phi's Gold at Shawnee

The golden number 1.618 will lead you to more and more gold!

Insect Scavenger Hunt and Movie

Join us for a scavenger hunt looking for summer bugs, and then stick around for a movie all about Insects! If attending the program and not camping with us,...

PA Natural symbols

State bird? State Fish? Do you know the symbols of Pennsylvania? Whether you do or do not, come learn about the symbols that make Pennsylvania the keystone...

Spotted Lanternflies: How to Combat our Newest Invaders

The invasive Spotted Lanternflies are slowly consuming the commonwealth. Come find out what's going on and how you can help slow this spread!

Turkey Vulture Trivia

These birds are often viewed as disguising, dirty, and ugly critters of the natural world. They are important members of nature’s clean up crew though. Come...

Bats of Pennsylvania

Feared for centuries, bats have often gotten a bad rap. What might not be so well know is that bat play an extremely important role to a healthy ecosystem...

Schoolhouse Days

Discover what it was like to attend a one-room schoolhouse in the late 1800’s, then play some of the games from that time period. Meet at the one-room...

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Join us at Sizerville's Amphitheater for a short film with props on the reintroduction of fishers and otters back to PA. For more information contact the...

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...

Family Night: Night-time Noisemakers

Who knew that night-time could be so noisy? Join us to learn about who is singing, the different sounds they make, and how and why they make them. This...

Thru-Hiking from Georgia to Maine

People from all over the world come to hike this global treasure. Most do a few or many miles in section hikes. Like climbing Mt. Everest, only a few manage...

A Murder of Crows

Crows do not have the best of reputations, but new research has shown that they are among the most intelligent animals in the world – able to use tools as...

Bears of Pennsylvania

Find out how well bears are doing in Pennsylvania. From the largest average weights, earlier breeding age to larger average litter sizes our bears exceed...

Friday, August 27