DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, March 19

Wilderness and Remote First Aid

MORE-Outdoor, licensed by the American Red Cross, will offer a two-day Wilderness & Remote First Aid (WRFA) course at Kings Gap. WRFA instruction provides...

Coffee with the Birds

Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa, INDOORS, as we participate in a Project Feeder Watch bird count and learn about the birds visiting the feeders just...

Early Bird Migratory Walk

Join us on the last day of winter for a leisurely walk along Laurel Hill Lake. Catch a glimpse of Pennsylvania's early migratory bird species and learn to...

Ice/Dock Fishing

Join us at MK Goddard State Park for an ice fishing or dock fishing program. We will be ice fishing ONLY if the ice is safe. If the ice is unsafe, we will...

Shoes N'Brew

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day weekend with a moderate, 5-6 mile hike on Laurel Mountain. After the hike we will enjoy some locally roasted coffee. Program is...

Waterfowl Bird Walk

Waterfowl Bird Walk – Saturday, March 19, 2022 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Waterfowl Observation Area (Prospect Exit off 422) Near Region 2 Office Come out...

Waterfowl Bird Walk

Waterfowl Bird Walk – Saturday, March 19, 2022 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Waterfowl Observation Area (Prospect Exit off 422) Near Region 2 Office Come out and...

FrogWatch USA Training Session

FrogWatch USA is a nationwide citizen science program where volunteers help monitor frog and toad populations. Join Chris Davis from the University of...

Last Day of Winter Walk

Winter is almost over! Come celebrate and say goodbye to old man winter with a hike to the swinging bridge. This hike is approximately 4.5 miles and fairly...

Wag Walk

*Dog-friendly Hike* Bring your furry friend for a hike at Nolde Forest. All dogs must be on a leash at all times. Hike will be approximately 1-2 miles of...

Birding Walk

Join us along the trail for a morning birding walk! Bring boots as the trail will be very muddy. Meet at the parking lot of pavilion 1 & 2 in the west day...

Bluebirds, Chickadees, and More!

Learn about bluebirds, tree swallows, chickadees, and other cavity nesting birds, the habitats they prefer, and how you can welcome them to your yard. 1-hour...

Both Sessions are Full: DIY: Maple Sugaring

Learn how to make sap into maple syrup through this hands—on program. Participants will tap a tree, witness how syrup is made, and taste the final...

Citizen Science: Tree Measuring

Join us to help measure and inventory the tall trees of Ferncliff. No previous ability required. We will provide instruction and all the equipment that is...

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

This program is FULL. You may sign up for the wait list by clicking the registration link. Fly fishing can be a fun way to fish for the first time or it can...

Hiding in Plain Sight

Come enjoy learning how animals use colors and patterns to blend in or stick out. We’ll investigate camouflage and warning colors and test your eyesight!

Hike: Whitewater Watching in the Tohickon Gorge!

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Program location: Tohickon Valley County Park,...

Hike: Whitewater Watching in the Tohickon Gorge!

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Program location: Tohickon Valley County Park,...

Trail Challenge Hikers

Can you hike every trail at Kings Gap? With 25+ miles of trails throughout the property, Kings Gap has an extensive hiking system. This challenging monthly...

Maple Mountains Day

Come visit Mount Pisgah State Park and learn how maple syrup is made. Visitors will learn how to choose appropriate trees for tapping and collecting and how...

Maple Weekend Open House

Bring the whole family to Hills Creek State Park and learn how pure maple syrup is processed from the tree to your table. The Maple Open House will be held...

Tree Pruning

Yearning for spring and summer bounty? Well, there is STILL time to prepare for it! Whether you have visions of the perfect home landscape, or hopes for...

Tree Pruning Class

Yearning for spring and summer bounty? There is still time to prepare for it. Whether your goal is a tidy home landscape or a large fruit crop, pruning your...

Ice Harvesting

Before refrigeration, ice harvesting from frozen lakes and ponds was a very large industry and an important part of rural life. Iceboxes, the precursor to...

Bluebird Trail Volunteer Kick-off Meeting

Help us monitor the bluebirds and other cavity-nesting birds this season at Sinnemahoning. Trail volunteers will check the boxes and record information about...

Plant Propagation:  Clone Your Favorite Natives

Many of the most popular decorative landscape plants can be propagated by the simple technique of rooting a piece of “parent” plant. Improve your gardening...

Green Walk

Have you ever wondered what plants stay green throughout the winter? Kinzua Bridge State Park has several interesting "greenies" for you to find along the...

Both Sessions are Full: DIY: Maple Sugaring

Learn how to make sap into maple syrup through this hands—on program. Participants will tap a tree, witness how syrup is made, and taste the final...

Nature Journaling

The Friends of Raccoon Creek State Park have teamed up with Naturalist Betsy Bangley to bring you “Nature Journaling". Betsy will cover the fundamentals of...

The Beauty of Botany

Join Dr. Susan Munch on a scientific plant-identification walk though the Nolde Forest. This is a hands-on botany walk through the woods, so please dress for...

Tree ID Walk

After birding in the morning, join us for a tree ID walk at 1pm to learn various species of trees around the East Day Use area. Meet at the stage and...

Virtual: Green Cleaning

Have you ever wondered what hidden toxins can be found in the cleaning supplies around your house?  Join an educator for this virtual class on Green Cleaning...

Winter Weeds Walk

Even in earliest spring, the remnants of last year’s plants can add beauty to a walk by the lake. Join others as we explore the Pleasant Valley and Sunken...

Hikyoga at Pymatuning State Park with Kate

Join Hikyoga and Yoga Spot Meadville teacher Kate Costanzo and Environmental Education Specialist Emily Borcz for a Hikyoga adventure that will combine a...

Maple Sugaring

Learn all things maple sugaring: how it was discovered, how it was made historically, and how things have changed over the years. Travel to the sugar bush...

Signs of Spring on the Last Day of Winter

Join park staff to explore the park and look for signs of spring on the last full day of winter. We will learn about which plants will start to bud first and...

History Hike

What a beautiful time to get out and visit our beautiful limestone kilns for a glimpse into the history of this area. Learn about the railroad, immigrants...

Spotted Salamander

Cool, wet nights are a great time to see the salamander migration at Yellow Creek State Park. Come join us for a short presentation on our spring time...

Woodcock Watch and Owl Prowl

Join Jennings staff and members of the Bartramian Audubon Society on Saturday, March 19 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM for a woodcock watch and owl prowl. After a...

Barred Owl

Join the park naturalist to head out and listen for the various owls that call the park home. We will walk 2 miles along the campground road with hopes of...

Saturday, March 19