DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, September 3

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...

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...

Treasure Hunt

Basics of using a compass and orienteering, then searching for the "lost" Shawnee Treasure.

Self-guided Walkabout: Finding Ferns and Their Friends

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...

Bird Walk

Join the park naturalist on a bird walk in the woods and shrub lands of Ricketts Glen State Park. Good boots are recommended for walking. Please bring your...

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...

Who Goes There?

Explore the Bruce Lake Natural Area for tracks and signs of coyote, black bear, beavers and other wildlife on an easy 2 mile hike. Please wear sturdy shoes...

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 - Giants of Appalachia: The Rise and Fall of the American Chestnut

The loss of the American chestnut tree is often cited as being one of the worst ecological disasters of the 20th century. Join us for a virtual lunchtime...

Little Tadpole Series: Migrating Birds (Eagles, Ospreys, & Hawks)

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. ...

Pelts, Scat, and Skulls

Stop by the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) anytime during the program hours to learn all about PA’s wildlife by observing different pelts, skulls, &...

Homeschool Day - Watershed Ed

Do you know your Watershed Address? What does it mean to be an environmental steward? Come and learn the connection between the landscape and streams with...

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.

Hike the Lake Shore Trail

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...

Laurel Lake Kayak Tour

Take a guided kayak tour of Laurel Lake. Space is limited to 12 participants. Participants must be 12 or older and be able to swim to register....

Live at the Park!

Join us at Sizerville State Park for a program at the Environmental Building on species found throughout the park. For more information contact the Park...

Learn about Honeybees

Join our park volunteer from Yellow Bear Apiary as he shares his knowledge about the magnificent Honeybees

Edible Wild Plant Walk

Come and stretch your legs and learn about 12 different plants used historically for their edible qualities. This 1-mile hike will include one hill. ...

Shell-rific Turtles

What species of turtles live in PA? How big can a snapping turtle get? Find out the answers and much more at this family friendly presentation.

Animal Traces

What signs should we look for to see if animals have been there? Come to this program at the Environmental Learning Center to find out. Make an animal...

Animal Traces

What signs should we look for to see if animals have been there? Come to this program at the Environmental Learning Center to find out. Make an animal...

DIY Pinecone Birdfeeders

Fall is right around the corner and many of our songbirds will be coming through our state on their Fall migration. Learn how to make a very simple, but...

Friday Night Hike

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 &...

Nature Tie-Dyeing

There are plants in your backyard that can tie-dye clothing! On September 3 at 6 PM, join up with the park naturalist and learn about natural dyes. You’ll...

Nature Trail Hike

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

Pollinator Walk

Meet the park naturalist at the beach house for a walk along a portion of Lakeside Trail to identify pollinators and their associated wildflowers. Along the...

Salamander Safari

Salamander Safari - Friday, September 3, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM – Meet outside the Davis Hollow Marina Office (North Shore) - Moraine Join the Park...

Making Apple Cider Pavia Style

Come experience the apple cider making process through a demonstration on an apple cider press that has been donated to the park by the Elmer and Mary Dibert...

Most Wanted Turned Wrongfully Accused

The animals of Penn's Woods are not all equally loved. Many are avoided, disliked, and some even used to have a bounty on their heads, hoping for their...

Plants of the Pennsylvania Pioneers

Join the park naturalist for a look at some of the wild plants that were used by the western Pennsylvanian pioneers in the area. Stay for the Family Friendly...

Treasure Hunt

The basics of using a compass and orienteering, and looking for the "lost " treasure.

Bats!

Join us for a walk through the East Area to look for and learn about the bats of PA. Walk will start at Pavillion 3 in the East Day Use (Shoaff's Mill Area).

Spiny Oak-slug Moth

Grab your flashlight and hit the trail on a night hike! Tag along with the park naturalist as we walk through the woods to check out a small pond and discuss...

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Join us at the Sizerville Amphitheater for a short film on raptor restoration in Pennsylvania. For more information contact the Park Office (814)...

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...

Pole Steeple Starry Night Hike

View the stars on this 1.5-mile hike to Pole Steeple Vista. Bring a flashlight for hiking this moderate trail. Meet at Pole Steeple Parking Lot across from...

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...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky

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,...

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...

Night Hike: Fire Tower, Seneca Point Caves & Rocks

Please join us at the Fire Tower parking lot for a night hike in, around, and under the rocks of Seneca Point. We’ll be looking and listening for animals...

Night Sky Tour

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...

Ultraviolet Night Hike

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...

Friday, September 3