DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, September 17

Science in September Series

The park educator will be holding Family Fridays this month for folks with elementary/middle school children. Families will stay as a group for a short...

Art in the Park – The Road to Yellowstone Starts Here

Join artist Jan Lokuta to celebrate our public lands and the upcoming founding of Yellowstone National Park by painting the Buffalo Bull Grazing on the...

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP AT PRESQUE ISLE STATE PARK

This year the ICC (International Coastal Clean Up) at Presque Isle State Park will provide an opportunity for volunteers to pick up litter and collect data...

Eagle Watch

Stop by Tomb Flats campground, 1-mile south of Slate Run, PA on PA-414, by anytime between the scheduled times to learn about the bald eagle and similar...

Home School Nature Adventures

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...

Hound Hike

Join the park naturalist with your dog(s) for a walk in the park with other dog owners and their fluffy friends! Call 814-625-0145 or email msmithbaue@pa.gov...

Morning Healthy Hike

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health! Join the park naturalist for a quickly paced 2.5-mile hike along the trails of Washington...

White-Tail Buck - Forbes Forest District

The white-tailed deer is our state animal, but how much do actually know about them? Join park staff to discover some interesting info about our state's...

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...

Virtual Story Time - Wham Woodpecker

This is a virtual program. Join us as the park naturalist reads Wham Woodpecker! and chats a little about our noisy neighbors. After registering, you...

Backyard Bird Walk

Join us at Sizerville State Park as we head for the woods in search of non-migratory birds. Bring comfortable walking shoes. For more information contact the...

Geology Talk and Walk

Simeon Suter, Geologist for the Pennsylvania Geological Survey will give a presentation on the "Geology of Waterfalls" at the Visitor Center. Then we will go...

Virtual Plants of Presque Isle

Presque Isle is known for it’s vast plant diversity. Many are not aware of just how many interesting plants can be found here. Some of them grow only here in...

History Walk

Take a walk around Parker Lake as we discuss the development of this area to the park that it is today. We will hike part of Laurel Run Trail and traverse...

CANCELLED - Whitetail Deer

CANCELLED due to unforseen circumstances. CANCELLED - Join the park naturalist for a look at the natural history of one of the most sought after game...

2021 Monarch Tagging

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

Eco Art Afterschool Camp – Performing Arts!

Create, Recycle, and Innovate in this 3 week long after school ecological art camp for students in 4th grade through 8th grade. Join staff from Nolde...

Colonial Soldier Cooking

Come see a demonstration on how a Revolutionary War soldier would have cooked a his meal, in a Dutch oven, with the rations he was given, and learn how to...

Little Tadpole Series: Migrating Birds (Ducks, Geese, & Swans)

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. ...

CANCELLED - Snakes of PA

CANCELLED due to unforseen circumstances. CANCELLED - Join the park naturalist to learn about the different snakes in Pennsylvania. Topics will include...

Kayaking 101

Kayaking is a great way to explore your state parks, but there are a few things to learn before your first trip on the water. This session will cover the...

Bring Your Own Watercraft: Beaver Habitat Paddle

Join park staff for an evening paddle on Hopewell lake, during the paddle participants will learn about beaver habitat, beaver signs, lodges, and dams. This...

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Join us at Sizerville State Park for a short film on birds of prey and the reintroduction methods to bring their population back to PA. For more information...

How Do Animals Prepare for Winter?

Some animals spend their winters in hibernation or in a deeeeeep sleep. Meanwhile, some, like us, spend it wide awake! Come find out which animals do what,...

Of Bluebirds and Bluebird Boxes

Build a Bluebird box. One box provided per family. Must call to reserve your family's box. 814-733-4218 or e-mail shawneesp@pa.gov.

Bear Encounters: Campground Amphitheater

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...

Evening Golden Hour Hike at Erie Bluffs

Join the Park Naturalists for an evening hike through Erie Bluffs State Park from 7:00-8:30pm on Friday September 17, 2021. Meet at the main parking lot at...

Campfire Tales: Captured!

Come join the park naturalist as we look at the stories of some of the early pioneers that were taken captive by the Native Americans. Learn how they made it...

The Geography of Gettysburg

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

Friday, September 17