DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, April 2

Flat Naturalist Walks

Throughout the month of April go for a walk with Presque Isle’s very own flat naturalists. Much like the Flat Stanley in schools, Presque Isle will have Flat...

Story Book Trail - Little Red Riding Hood

Take a walk and read a story at the same time. Throughout the month of April 2022, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self-guided story walk along the North...

National Birding Day

Bring your binoculars and join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a fun morning hike to search for spring migrants along back trails. Beginners and families are...

Bioblitz at Kings Gap! Part 2:  Bioblitz in the Park(attend on your own)

Have you ever wondered how many different species of living things call Kings Gap home? So do we! To help us find out, join our Bioblitz—an event where you...

First Day of Trout

Join the Presque Isle educators and members of the S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie for our First Day of Trout fishing event on April 2, 2022 from 8:00-11:00am at the...

STORYWALK: If You Give a Pig a Pancake- Recurring Event Self Guided

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods on a section of the Oh! Susanna Trail. The walk starts near the parking lot behind the the pool and ends at the...

Saturday Morning Birding Series

Saturday Morning Birding Walks at Hills Creek Saturdays in April and May All 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Meet at the Hills Creek State Park Office prior to 8am...

Laurel Lake 21

Learn various knots used for attaching a fishing hook to your line. Learn at least two knots that you can use while fishing for trout in Laurel Lake. The...

Friends Trail Day

Join the Friends of Ridley Creek State Park trail crew on their monthly trail maintenance excursions where they care for park trails, remove invasive plants...

Migratory Bird Watch

Look for migratory waterfowl and other species of birds that are visiting Black Moshannon Lake. Some binoculars are available for use. Meet at Boat...

NGSS Project WILD Educator Workshop

This event has been canceled. Please look for another workshop opportunity later in the year. Saturday, April 2, 2022, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Norristown...

Part 1: Bioblitz Kickoff Program

Have you ever wondered how many different species of living things call Kings Gap home? So do we! To help us find out, join our Bioblitz—an event where you...

Bioblitz at Kings Gap! Part 1: Bioblitz Kickoff Program

Have you ever wondered how many different species of living things call Kings Gap home? So do we! To help us find out, join our Bioblitz—an event where you...

Birding Hike

Spring is here and that means more birds are returning to the park! Join us as we search for early spring migrants, emerging wildflowers, and any other signs...

Class is Full: Spring Vernal Pool Field Day

Guest herpetologist, April Claus, will be presenting information about vernal pools, their structures, inhabitants and importance to forest ecosystems during...

Signs of Spring Hike

The days are getting longer, trees are budding, birds are chirping… these are all signs that spring is right around the corner! Look for these signs and more...

Lebanon Reservoir Hike

Lebanon Reservoir Hike Join Naturalist Robin Tracey from Tuscarora State Park for a hike near Swatara State Park on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 10:30 am. ...

Backyard Fishing

Contestants young and old are invited to kick off trout season by participating in our Backyard Fishing Challenges! Expect to test your casting, tying,...

Tackle Loaner

Thinking about trying fishing but not sure you want to buy all the equipment needed to get started? A park educator will be on hand to answer your angler...

Vernal Pool Walk

Come learn about and witness the spring migration of amphibians as we explore one of our park's vernal pools! Participants will learn how to find and...

Campfire Cooking

Join the park naturalist for our campfire cooking pilot program. We’ll cover fire building, safety, equipment, and some fun recipes while cooking a sweet...

First cast of Spring

Join us at Sizerville State Park for the opening day of trout season here in PA. Meet at the Sizerville Amphitheater for a program on what fish species and...

April Fool’s Hike

Do you know the difference between a crow and a raven? Or a wolf and coyote? Why do some moths look like they have giant eyes on their wings, and why did...

Bashful Birds - DiscoverE

In this hour long program for younger children (ages 4 to 8) and their parents/guardians/care-givers, we will have some fun exploring the outdoors and...

Bats Of Black Moshannon

Come join us for a presentation to learn about the species of bats that live in Pennylvania, the threats they currently face, and the conservation efforts we...

Finding Your Inner Child: Adult Salamander Walk Preregistration required

Did your love jumping in the creek as a kid and looking for salamanders, turtles, and snakes? In this program, you will have the opportunity to relive those...

Tree & Wildflower ID Walk

After our birding walk, stop back after lunch for a tree and wildflower ID walk! We will learn the basics of tree ID, and this is a great time to see some...

Celebrate the Civilian Conservation Corps

Join the park naturalist as we look forward to the 89th anniversary of the establishment of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the Great Depression...

Create Your Own Fish Print

Make a colorful T-shirt using the art of fish-printing. Replica fish will be used. Limited sizing of T-shirts provided. Best for ages 3 – 12. Participants...

Sunset Hike

Program is full and registration is closed. Join us as we go in search of this unique and amazing bird that goes my many names such as timberdoodle,...

Nightscape Photo Workshop

Photograph the starry night sky with your DSLR camera & lenses you currently own. Curt Weinhold, a PA Wilds Juried Artisan, teaches you to photograph...

Amphibious Critter Crawl

As the springtime sun sets, many amphibians make their way to vernal pools to spawn. We will attempt to observe them while hiking to pools in Henry’s Woods...

Saturday, April 2