DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, August 6

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...

Explore the stunning and diverse blooms of Pennsylvania’s only managed and protected prairie during a special, limited-time only Self-Guided Prairie...

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...

The Woodsmen Show celebrates the rich lumber history of Potter County. Come see the top lumberjacks in the country come to Cherry Springs State Park to...

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

This day camp is designed for the active tween aged 10, 11 & 12. We'll go kayaking, learn some basic archery and survival skills. Registration is required...

Raccoon Creek State Park is home to many beautiful, colorful amphibians. Come join us as we search for these slimy creatures! We will be walking through wet,...

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...

Discover nature with other elementary age homeschoolers (K-5) who meet up every other Friday with DCNR park naturalist to explore the outdoors through a wide...

This program is designed for preschool aged children (3 yrs. - 5 yrs.). Children can enjoy a morning filled with outdoor exploration as we discover the flora...

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...

Join us at the Environmental Learning Center to look for animals! Small, big, hairy, scaly; All animals will count! Discussions on what we find will occur...

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...

Welcome to our Little Tadpole Series! This series will encourage younger children (ages 3 – 5 years old) to notice nature and the world around them. ...

One of our most recognized butterflies is back and it will soon be time to capture and tag them so that biologists can further understand their migration...

Join the park naturalist to learn more about the black bears around Pennsylvania. Topics will include adaptations, diet, and a brief overview of the natural...

Join the park naturalist to learn more about the black bears around Pennsylvania. Topics will include adaptations, diet, and a brief overview of the natural...

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...

Hop, slither or crawl your way to the pool deck to learn about Sizerville's critters! The program will be held poolside, in the event of rain or thunder the...

Celebrate the 50+1 anniversary of Moraine State Park with 3 days of free family fun along the south shore of Lake Arthur. Attractions include boating,...

Team up with the Park Naturalist for a fun float in a kayak down the Delaware River! After an on land strategy and safety session, participants will launch...

Join the naturalist for a walk on the Lake Shore Trail. There will be a discussion about the flora and fauna seen along the trail as well as the history of...

Big Brown Bat

Spend Friday evening enjoying some art-and-craft time! Bats are incredible creatures, so we planned a bat-themed craft in their honor. This craft is designed...

Join the park naturalist for a moderately paced hike on one of our trails. These more difficult hikes will take you at least 2.5 miles through the forests &...

Take a stroll and discover our summer wildflowers. The 1.5 mile walk will cover identification, medicinal/edible uses, and folklore associated with various...

Discover how to identify the trees that may be growing in your backyard.

Join park staff and staff from L.L. Bean for a relaxing evening paddle. We will be looking and watching for wildlife that inhabit the lake, check out the...

Want to learn more the raccoons that could visit your campsite at night? How about the elusive bobcat? (Don't worry, he won't be visiting your site, but it's...

Join Jessie Kohan, to learn some mushroom harvesting helpful tips and several ways to preserve wild edible mushrooms. Also, there will be a drawing for...

Put your knowledge of Pennsylvania mammals to the test! If you can match the mammal fur to the correct picture, then you win a prize! Win a bonus prize if...

Come join the park naturalist as we learn about those sounds in the night here at the park. Stay for the Family Friendly Movie afterwards.

Do spiders use boxing gloves? That and other Interesting facts, Identification and adaptations.

Learn some basic wildlife tracks and signs as we investigate several small crime scenes. All ages are welcome, but the crime scenes will be geared more...

Take a short hike to see a beaver lodge up close, then make a beaver lodge to take home. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.

Join us at Sizerville's Amphitheater for a short film on Raptor Restoration along with props and pelts for a tangible experience. For more information...

Learn about bears in Pennsylvania. How can you avoid attracting them? Check out the skull and fur of a bear. Day use visitors can park at the second car...

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...

Big Brown Bat

Bats feel right at home in the nighttime skies, and you are invited to find out how vital bats are for the environment and us! Join us for this presentation...

Discover how animals “talk” by sight, scent, and sound. Many examples demonstrated for species found in our area

All don’t make the journey, but those that do accomplish quite a feat. Learn more about this unique migration, the Monarch butterfly, and about the...

The Pennsylvania topography, combined with the military objectives of commanding officers, led to a tiny village becoming burned into psyche of America. Hear...

The Perseids are coming! The peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower is mid-August! Meteors can be observed any time during the month of August, but some of the...

Discover what meteors are, why we have predictable showers, and how to best observe them. This family-oriented program will include an interactive game (for...

Ever wonder what the bog looks like when we can see ultraviolet light? Take a hike with black lights to find out! Learn about night florescence during this...

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, August 6