DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, October 22

Flat Naturalist  Self-Guided Tree Challenge

Head out to the park for an adventure with your very own flat naturalists! Much like the Flat Stanley in schools, Washington Crossing Historic Park will...

Cook Forest Fall Workday

Have you been looking for a way to get involved with Cook Forest State Park? Please consider joining us for the day to help maintain the park through various...

Flying Wild about Ducks Teacher Workshop Preregistration required

Curious about ducks? Have you experienced the beauty of migrating ducks and waterfowl at Yellow Creek State Park? Flying Wild is a hands-on,...

Story Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods! After the story, share with us your Monarch observations! Find it along the Nature Trail (#16) to the right...

Women in the Wilds at Kings Gap

Enjoy a ladies-only day of outdoor recreation and environmental education at Kings Gap. Sessions include: ...

Family Craft Day: Upcycled Bird Feeders

Join the park naturalist for a fun morning of crafting bird feeders from upcycled plastic jugs! All supplies will be provided. Each family group/individual...

Flint & Steel Fire Starting for Beginners

Teens and adults who've never used flint and steel are invited to try their hand at getting sparks and fire the old fashioned way.

HVFD Punkin Chunkin Fall Festival

Howard Volunteer Fire Company PUNKIN' CHUNKIN' Fall Festival has fun, food, and flying pumpkins! Come spend an autumn day at Bald Eagle State Park. There...

History of Pennsylvania’s Forest

Change is always occurring, and that is no different for Pennsylvania’s forest. From when the first Europeans arrived until today, Penn’s Woods...

Leaf Prints

Learn to identify some of the trees at Black Moshannon, then make a leaf print to take home. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.

National Reptile Awareness Day

While ancient dinosaurs have been extinct for over 60 million years, many modern reptiles including turtles, snakes, lizards, crocodilians and tuataras are...

Barred Owl

Come and learn all about the owls we have here at the park and other PA owls. Then we'll open up an owl pellet to see what we can uncover about their diets....

Poe Paddy Fall Foliage Hike

Looking for an invigorating fall hike? Want to really experience those changing colors and falling leaves? Join the park naturalist on a 4 mile hike up Poe...

McConnells Mill Historic Gristmill Autumn Hours

Thursdays through Sundays - 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill at...

Foltz School is finally back in session!

Join Jennings Environmental Education Center Staff and renovation volunteers for the grand opening of the newly renovated Foltz School! The Foltz School...

Bog Treasures

Bog Treasures Take a hike on the boardwalk to see the unique plants and animals that call the bog home. Meet at Boat Launch #3 on West Side Road.

Fall Foliage Paddle with L.L.Bean

Exploring nature in a kayak is a healthy and fun way to enjoy the outdoors. On this Fall Foliage you will learn about the park history, birds, and other...

Fire Tower Tour

Hike to the Kooser Mountain Fire Tower for a unique view from this historic structure. Must be 18 years of age to participate. *Registration is required....

Leaf Prints

Join us to learn about the different types of leaves found around the area. After a short talk you will be able to create leaf prints to help you remember...

Nature Hike at the Campground

Join our park edcator for a fun and informative Fall hike around the campground forest. Colorful autumn leaf rubbings to follow!

Spider Spy

***ages 3-5 Little ones and their grownups will learn about spiders through hands on activities, story, and simple craft.

Terrific Trees

Join the park naturalist to take a look and tell the difference between some of the different tree species in Hyner Run State Park. There will be a craft at...

A Solar System Sojourn

Come hike an easy mile, as we discuss our Solar System and the planets that make it up. The hike will be to scale, approximately 1 to 7 billion, but...

Eagles on the Susquehanna

Hear the story of the recovery of the bald eagle from near extinction to abundance.

Eastern Coyote

The Eastern Coyote is an animal that has stirred interests and emotions among many that live in the state of Pennsylvania. Come out and learn some facts...

Winter Birds

What birds are staying here over the winter months? And what can YOU do to help them out during these cold, winter months? Come find out about these birds...

Fall Photography Hike

Come learn some fall photography tips from the park naturalist and then enjoy a walk along the Lakeside Trail to practice what you have learned. Access for...

Snakes for Kids!

Bring the littles out for some fun facts and a craft!

Tracks & Traces

It starts with an “S” and it ends with “T”. It comes out of you and comes out of me! I’m talking about “Scat” of course. While the thought of animal poop may...

Terrific Trees

Join the park naturalist to take a look and tell the difference between some of the different tree species in the Lower Picnic Area of Little Pine State...

Finding the Constellations for Fall

Join the park naturalist at the nature center for a program on finding the constellations. Afterwards, we will move to the beach for a stargazing session....

Halloween Night Hike

Join us as we venture along the dark and spooky trails as we listen and strain to see the creatures of the night. We'll also learn about the nightlife in the...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Shamans and Saints

The Orionids are coming! The peak of the Orionids Meteor Shower in late October. As the Earth intersects with the orbit of dust particles left behind by...

White pine growing out of Boulder Field - Hickory Run State Park

Join park staff to explore the skeletons of different animals and discover what makes each of them special. Come find out what these bones have to tell us!

Image of Saturn taken by BMAA member James Cahill at Nockamixon State Park on Oct 8 2022. That's 875 million miles away!

The astronomers of the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association will be at Tohickon Boat Launch for an open-to-the-public Star Watch starting at dark. If you have...

White pine growing out of Boulder Field - Hickory Run State Park

Join park staff for a guided tour of our night skies! This tour will walk you through a bit of historic astronomy, highlight one or two prominent features...

Saturday, October 22