DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, June 17

DIY State Park BioBlitz Competition

How many species can you identify in the park? Use iNaturalist app to help the park. The Seek app can help you identify and post your finds to the...

Delaware River Sojourn!

***Pre-registration is required! To register click the green register button!*** 2022 Sojourn stretches being paddled & camping locations: Friday, June 17...

State-Wide June Bio Blitz

If you are a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity of our parks, we need YOU! To help us learn...

State-Wide June Bio Blitz!

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! If you are a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity of...

Morning Bird Walk

Happy Native Species Day! Experience an unpredictable morning of bird watching & become acquainted with some native birds that migrate through or inhabit...

Outdoor Adventure Day:THIS CAMP IS FULL!

Young people ages 12-15 will sample various outdoor recreation activities. This may include archery, tomahawk throwing, kayaking, and flint/steel fire...

STORYWALK: Mama Built a Little Nest- Recurring Event Self Guided

Mt. Pisgah State Park invites you to enjoy reading "Mama Built a Nest" while walking along the Oh! Susanna Trail by Stephen Foster Lake between the pool area...

DCNR Conservation Volunteer Logo

Volunteer to work alongside our education staff as they weed the native plant landscaping at the Visitor Center. We provide instruction, tools, and kneeling...

Yoga on the Beach

Join yoga instructor, Tawnia Converse, for a morning yoga session on Lake Jean Beach. No experience required and bring your own mat or towel. **Please...

Native Plant Walk

Celebrate Native Plants Day by taking a hike to see a variety of native plants that call Prince Gallitzin State Park home. We will be taking a moderate,...

Historic Gristmill Summer Hours

The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill at McConnells Mill State Park is open mid-May through...

Native Species Hike

Hiking the Beach Trail to check out the native species and submitting our finds to iNaturalist. This is a 1.5-mile easy walk. Park at Beach Lot #2 and meet...

Storytime by the Lake

Join Miss Kristy from the Altoona Library and Miss Pennie from the Hollidaysburg Library for a very special family story time full of books, songs and...

PA Native Species Day

Join the park naturalist online to find out more about the native species of Pennsylvania and how you can participate in the State Park BioBlitz this month ....

Family Craft Time

Join us on the porch at the Visitor Center for a DCNR Conservation Volunteer-led craft for children. Each week we will have a different craft to create and...

Pollinator Party

Join the park naturalist as we celebrate National Pollinator Month with a pollinator party! We’ll learn about different kinds of pollinators through...

Dynamic Forest Restoration Workshop

Conservation efforts throughout the 20th century have led to a great reforestation on public lands throughout the state. Much of the conservation management...

Intro to Kayaking

Here's your chance to try kayaking! Participants will learn kayak terminology and basic paddle skills before heading out on the water. Ages 12 and...

Join the Fight Against Common Invasives

We will discuss how to identify a variety of invasive species and what steps that can then be taken to control or even eliminate them from an area. With your...

Kayak Through History

Learn the history of Laurel Lake and Pine Grove Furnace while kayaking. Space is limited to 12 participants. Participants must be able to swim, 12 or older,...

Hawk Falls Trail- Hickory Run State Park

Celebrate PA Native Species Day with park staff for a moderate 1.5 mile hike to Hawk Falls, stopping along the way to learn about native species. Come...

Native Species Hike

Join the park Naturalist at Sizerville State Park in celebrating Pennsylvania's Native Species Day. The hike will start at the Amphitheater and span just...

Geocaching Games

Join park staff for a fun time of geocaching. There will be learning opportunities on marking and finding waypoints, on operating a handheld GPS, and more. ...

Experience Codorus Outdoors!

The Friends of Codorus State Park and Codorus State Park are excited to announce a new summer event - Experience Codorus Outdoors (ECO)! This event will...

Hook, Line, and Simple: Intro to Fishing

Have you ever wanted to learn how to fish? Join the park naturalists for an intro to fishing program! All ages are welcome, but those aged 16 years and older...

Introduction to Family Camping

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy camping, and Presque Isle is excited to offer a unique opportunity for families to enjoy many activities and experiences....

PA-Native Wildflower Hike

Join us as we search for & discuss some of the native wildflowers that are common here at Kings Gap to celebrate Pennsylvania native species in our...

A Journey Back in Time

The program will follow the creatures and fossils through the geologic ages.

Celebrate Pennsylvania Native Species Day

Join Park Naturalist, Jessie Kohan, to learn about our natural symbols of PA. Come see whitetail deer, brook trout, ruffed grouse, and lots more interesting...

Evening Hike

Join us on an evening hike for this easy/moderate, family-friendly hike to discover the sights and sounds of the park. A variety of topics will be duscussed,...

Mountain Laurel Bloom

Join the naturalist for a walk through the mountain laurel blooms. Learn about our state flower and the importance of native plants.

PA Weather Disasters

Join the park naturalist for a look at some of the more notable weather related disasters in Pennsylvania. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your...

Summer Solstice Stroll

Enjoy the extra daylight that the summer solstice provides on this evening hike through the forest. Come prepared for a moderate-paced, 3 mile hike in the...

Who Lives There?

Let’s take an easy one mile hike searching for native animal homes! Please wear sturdy shoes. This activity meets at Conservation Island.

Late Spring and Early Summer Wildflowers

Take a stroll around Hyner Run State Park with the naturalist to see the different wildflowers coming out during late spring and early summer. All...

What's the Buzz on these Bees?

Get ready for pollinator week by getting to know one of our most common pollinators! Bees! We’ll be talking about some of the different types of bees we like...

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Join us at Sizerville State Park for a short educational film on mammals.

Birds

These amazing creatures have adapted to life in the air. Learn about their Natural History and what makes Ohiopyle State Park an Important Migratory Birding...

Frog Call Bingo

Did you know we have 14 frog & 3 toad species in the state? Do you know what they all sound like? Come on out to the nature center to discover unique ways...

Dangerous Invasions

In celebration of PA Native Species Day, we are showing Dangerous Invasions: Invasive Plants in Pennsylvania, to let you know what some of the threats to our...

Going Batty: Exploring the Bats of PA

Join us for an evening walk through the East Area to look for and learn about the bats of PA, why you don’t need to worry that they’ll suck your blood, and...

Public Sky Watch

Get a glimpse of the night sky with your own telescope or use the telescopes of the Starlight Astronomy Club as they scan the heavens. For more information,...

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...

Moth Party

When the sun goes down, the moths come out! Moths are among the most diverse organisms on Earth and we are eager to see what is flying in the night skies at...

Fireflies and Lightning Bugs

Fireflies and lightning bugs have fascinated us for generations. Join us to learn about how and why these beetles glow during this 2-mile night hike as the...

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,...

Friday, June 17