DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, August 28

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,...

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

Ferns and their allies (other spore-bearing plants) are sometimes overlooked in favor of flashy flowers, but they are, in truth, an incredible example of...

Join the park naturalist on a walk to identify birds by sight and by sound. All ages and abilities welcome. Hike will be 1-2 miles over mostly level...

Hiking is a great way to improve both your physical & mental health! Join the park naturalist for a 2.5-mile hike along one of the park trails. This hike is...

Join ACA Instructors from Pymatuning and Yak Happy With Us for this kayak safety and rescue class. Students will learn to plan a safe trip, avoid potential...

Presque Isle State Park has miles of beautiful wetlands, ponds, and a lagoon home to many unique plants and animals. Enjoy a one-hour tour of the lagoon...

Volunteer to work alongside our education staff as they mulch, pull weeds, divide plants, and generally, work to maintain the native plant landscaping at the...

Join us as we walk to the swamp and beyond, looking for interesting creatures along the way.

Come join Bloom Yoga & Wellness for a free, gentle all-abilities class at the swimming area. New to yoga? Great! If you can breathe, you can do yoga. A $5.00...

With a strong surge in self sustainment skills in today’s society, we decided to cover the basics of survival skills. The program will include primitive fire...

This program requires pre-registration to attend. Register online by clicking here. Join park staff to learn the basics of archery, including safety,...

Take a walk to the bat condo to learn what is happening with bats at the end of the warm season. We’ll talk about their annual cycles and population in...

Are you interested in learning what wild foods you can eat and how to incorporate them into your everyday diet? Or how to use and preserve wild plants for...

Please meet at the Park Office and join the Friends of Cook Forest for a 2.8 mile loop within the ancient woods of the Seneca Forest Special Management Area....

Join The Delaware Valley Orienteering Association for this introduction to Orienteering. Learn how to navigate through an unfamiliar area using a map and...

Prepare to get wet as we capture lenthic organisms for identification and release. Nets, jars and ID books provided, please wear clothes and shoes that can...

Meet at the Environmental Learning Center for all programs. Swing by to learn some important survival tips! 10:00 am-Edible Plant Hike 1:00 pm- Primitive...

We need your help! Raccoon Creek State Park has over 44 miles of trails that are primarily maintained by volunteers. Join us as we help in the upkeep of this...

We need your help! Raccoon Creek State Park has over 44 miles of trails that are primarily maintained by volunteers. Join us as we help in the upkeep of this...

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...

Presque Isle State Park has miles of beautiful wetlands, ponds, and a lagoon home to many unique plants and animals. Enjoy a one-hour tour of the lagoon...

Registration is Required through the green "Buy Tickets" button or the following link:...

Help the park naturalist with a citizen science project to monitor the migrating population of Monarch butterflies. Learn how this project helps biologists...

Ever thought about camping in the backcountry? There is a lot of equipment available making it more comfortable than in times past. Come learn some basics...

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...

Explore the park and search for items in nature to complete your list. Pick up your scavenger hunt list at the environmental learning center (ELC), and after...

Fall is for planting! Join us at the Nature Center at Sam Lewis for a discussion on what to plant for maximum wildlife benefit. We will also look at some...

During this program we will explore our most well-known butterfly. We will learn about it's amazing migratory lifestyle and all of the hardships they endure...

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...

Help the park naturalist with a citizen science project to monitor the migrating population of Monarch butterflies. Learn how this project helps biologists...

Though not many folks favorite wildlife family, the diversity and adaptations of bats make them quite interesting. Come learn more about them, what has...

Did you ever notice little bumps or swellings on some of the p[lants you pass and wonder what they are? Come to this short afternoon program and learn all...

Take a scenic walk past Rainbow Falls to Balanced Rock and then on to Raven Rocks and find out a little of the history of the park along the way. Meeting...

Take part in a crash-course all about Monarch butterflies with the park naturalist! Not only will you learn about the life cycle of Monarchs, but you will...

Join the park naturalist to learn all about Monarch butterflies and their host plant, milkweed. We're raising monarch caterpillars to tag and release, so...

This program will touch on requirements for water conservation-related badges. We will discuss the water cycle, our local watershed, and learn what we can...

Shoaff's Mill is an 1840's era Grist Mill that operates from May to October on weekends from 1-3pm. See a 32 ft steel waterwheel turn just as it has for over...

Come on out to Fowlers Hollow State Park as we do a little aquatic investigation and see what animals we can find living in and around the creek! Find out...

Join a park educator on a Saturday afternoon walk focusing on local wildflowers and learning about their benefits to wildlife.

Try your hand at Gyotaku, or Japanese fish printing, and create a beautiful take-home project. You'll learn some fish biology along the way.

Learn about the park and the wildlife we see while learning to kayak. All equipment is provided. Please, wear clothing and shoes appropriate for kayaking....

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.

Join a staff member as we hike the trails around the Elk Country Visitor Center. Learn many interesting facts about the property and wildlife that often...

Learn to Kayak on the flatwater of Laurel Lake. Follow the Educator as we weave through the flora and history of the lake. Registration required,...

Learn to Kayak on the flatwater of Laurel Lake. Follow the Educator as we weave through the flora and history of the lake. Registration required,...

Join the park naturalist for a hike around the lake. Along the way we will talk about some tips to help you take better nature photos. This is an easy paced...

Meet up with our park naturalist to get your list then explore the park looking for all sorts of items! Once your list is complete or you've run out of time,...

Thaddeus Stevens was NOT a blacksmith. He owned the 10,000 acres that comprised Caledonia Ironworks. As a leading abolitionist, he advocated for the end of...

A popular culture theory says that you can link two people (or items) to each other with no more than 6 degrees or levels of separation. Just for fun, we...

Dive deeper into the life of the First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek to explore freshwater habitats and the animals that live there. For families with children...

Discover the history of the area and Codorus State Park as we take a stroll to the Wildasin Meeting House.

Join us at Sizerville State Park for a build a boat program. Collect what you can from nature and see if your boat floats! For more information contact the...

Learn how to use compasses and maps. Materials provided. Meet at the Amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or rhsummers@pa.gov for more...

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...

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

Don't just come out to the park; explore it with a Nature Photography Scavenger Hunt. Have fun exploring the park. Be sure to bring your camera or cell phone...

Learn some of the adaptations making owls such successful hunters. And learn how to identify some of our PA owls and their calls. Then test your new-found...

We will be leaving Fowlers Hollow Campground and explore the Tuscarora State Forest and its trails and old logging roads. Checkout the Tuscarora Trail and...

Únase a sus amigos de la Biblioteca Comunitaria de Mifflin en Nolde Forest para disfrutar de un cuento familiar en español. Escuche la historia y luego...

Put your compass skills to the test by navigating our compass course. Materials provided. Meet at the Amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers at...

During the roaring 1920s Caledonia was an enclave community of urban people wanting to immerse themselves in nature. Mountain cabins were built, and they...

Get ready for a walk through the Poe Paddy Tunnel to discuss PA's most unique mammal: the bat! We'll discuss our own resident bats, why they're so often...

Bring the family out to learn about the owls that live in our area. ***NO LIVE BIRDS***. Learn why at one time these creatures had a bad reputation, but how...

Animals are very good at their jobs. Join our park naturalist as we take a look at what adaptations help these critters survive. Meeting Locations:...

*program cancelled due to weather Saturday, August 28, 2021 6:00 PM to...

Join the park naturalist and learn about the fish that inhabit Little Pine. Afterward, we may have some time to share fish stories. All children must be...

Guess HOO done it as we solve a crime and attempt to clear the name of our Pennsylvania Owl Outlaws. Geared towards later elementary, but all ages, including...

International Bat Night is celebrated every year all around the world. The program outlines the conservation of bats and their habitat. We will also lean...

Stop by the Blacksmith Shop before the evening program for this activity where kids can make a dragonfly.

Join us for one of our most popular programs. We’ll discuss these amazing mammals, and where they are found in Ohiopyle State Park. Also find out what to do...

Join the park naturalist to learn about the bats that are found here at Cowans Gap and how studies are showing us the bat population is changing. Stay...

Through a fun and interactive family game, discover how the playful river otter is perfectly adapted to life in and out of the water. Entertaining and...

The presentation looks at the various types of artifacts uncovered at the park. Many of which are not easily recognized.

Bring your paddle boat for a guided tour of Lake Jean while watching the sunset. You will need to bring your own boat, US Coast Guard Life Jacket, & have a...

Join us to learn the local trees through a fun scavenger hunt. We will also be making a tree leaf booklet containing some of the common trees of the area. ...

Join us at Sizerville's Amphitheater for a short film with props and pelts on black bear management in PA. For more information contact the Park Office (814)...

Join otter conservationist and cinematographer, Charlie James, as he follows the story of three inquisitive river otter orphans in Wisconsin and visits...

One of the most common animals to greet the European settlers and explorers in colonial America was the beaver. Through the 18th and 19th century, they were...

Join us for Mountain Movie Night at Scenic View, featuring the family favorite film Jumanji! Be sure to bring your camp chairs, blankets, and favorite movie...

During the 1980's wildlife managers were able to reintroduce the rare River Otter back into the wild in Pennsylvania. This mammal, now present in almost...

Join the park naturalist for a hike through the park after dark! Learn how our nocturnal animals survive in a dark world.

Come learn about the owls that call Pennsylvania home as we take a short hike to search for these birds of prey. It's sure to be a real hoot! This program...

The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh (AAAP) will once again bring this popular family program to Moraine. Experience a guided tour of the sky!...

People from all over the world come to hike this global treasure, but due to its extreme conditions, the PCT is less utilized than the Appalachian.

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,...

Ravens are members of the crow family, which includes jays and magpies. They are found everywhere in the northern hemisphere and are highly intelligent....

Learn all about the anatomy and features of our state animal, the white-tailed deer. Find out how and why the white-tailed deer is able to thrive in many...

Saturday, August 28