DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, June 24

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...

ACA Level 1: Introduction to Kayaking

Cook Forest State Park will be conducting a two-day entry level American Canoe Association (ACA) kayaking course for kayak enthusiasts. The following...

Storywalk - Can He Keep It?

Enjoy a walk thru nature while reading a story. The story is located on Adams Run Trail, is less than 1/2 a mile, and handicap accessible. Parking is...

Canceled-EYE Con

At the EYE Con Summer Science Institute, high school students have a unique opportunity to work side-by-side in the outdoors with conservation professionals...

Nature Preschool

This program is designed for children 4 and 5 years of age. Children will be involved in nature play and exploration as we strive to immerse participants in...

Pennsylvania Songbirds Educator Workshop

Pennsylvania Songbirds is a hands-on, interdisciplinary, K-12 educators’ resource and activity guide about Pennsylvania specific songbirds. This workshop is...

Pennsylvania Songbirds Educator Workshop

Pennsylvania Songbirds is a hands-on, interdisciplinary, K-12 educators’ resource and activity guide about Pennsylvania specific songbirds. This workshop is...

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...

Sustainability Fair

Clear Creek State Park will host its third Sustainability Fair to showcase new technology and practices which allow healthy living for a healthier planet. ...

DiscoverE Outdoor Explorers Birds Camp

DiscoverE Outdoor Explorers - Birds (Ages 6-8 Only) – Friday, June 24, 2022 10:00AM – 2:30 PM – Meet at Lakeview Pavilion #4 (Lakeview Beach Area North...

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...

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...

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...

Farmstead Trail Hike

Join avid outdoorsman, Dr. Henry Smith for a guided hike along the Farmstead Trail. Learn about the natural and cultural history of this special area in the...

Blue Bird Walk

Take a walk along our bluebird trail to help us monitor what they are up to in their cavity nesting boxes.

DiscoverE: Salamander Safari on Friday Preregistration required

Join the park educator to explore Laurel Run for salamanders and other critters. Wear shoes that can get wet. It's great fun for the whole family! Program...

Live at the Park

Join us at Sizerville's Amphitheater for a program on Amphibians found throughout the park.

Black Bears

Join the park naturalist to learn more about the black bears around Pennsylvania. Topics will include adaptations, diet, and a brief overview of the natural...

Chat with a Naturalist

A park naturalist will be on hand to answer questions you may have about making the most of your stay at the park! If you have questions on hiking...

Friday Evening Hike

Join the park naturalist for a moderately paced hike on our Skyline trail. This casual hike will take you about 1.5 miles through the forests & fields of...

DiscoverE Hide-N-Seekers Day Camp

Join us for a FREE 3-day summer camp for kids ages 4 and 5 at Oil Creek State Park. We will meet each day at the Egbert Farm Day Use Area at 5:30pm. This...

FULL - Women in the Wilds Weekend

FULL! As of Monday, April 4th, registration for this event is closed. A full weekend of outdoor recreation and environmental education activities for...

Misunderstood Mammals

Do porcupines throw their quills? Do Fishers eat fish? Are opossums a kind of rat? Come to this fun and interesting program to find out the answers to ...

Name That Mammal!

Put you knowledge of PA mammals to the test and get a chance to win some prizes!

Owls!

Join the park naturalist as we learn about Pennsylvania’s owls. Maybe we will even get one or two to call back to us. Stay for the Family Friendly Movie...

Pennsylvania Black Bears

All the facts on Pennsylvania's Black Bear population, and why it is doing so well.

Poe Valley Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera or cell phone for this modern scavenger hunt in the park! Find the items listed, take a picture, and report back to the park naturalist for...

Snakes Alive!

Join snake expert, Ken Stairs, for an up-close encounter with some of Pennsylvania’s venomous snakes! This program will take place outdoors unless there is...

Tree Walk

Come celebrate the beginning of summer by meeting at the amphitheater to begin the tree walk on Chappells Field Trail. We will be taking a short walk while...

Fireflies at the Amphitheater

We are looking for fireflies in the campground! We will be learning more about PA’s state insect and hopefully catching some too. Stop by the amphitheater...

Introduction to Reptiles and Amphibians

Join local naturalist April Claus as she introduces you to things that creep and slither. This hands-on interactive program introduces you to the reptiles...

The Dam, The Reservoir, and Little Pine

This year is the 50th anniversary of when Tropical Storm Agnes hit Pennsylvania. Join the park staff to learn about the impact Agnes had at Little Pine...

Amphibians After Dark

Nighttime is the perfect time to search for frogs and salamanders. Join us for an evening of looking for these beautiful amphibians! We will be walking...

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Join us at Sizerville State Park for an educational short film on ponds & rivers.

Campfire Tales

Join us by the campfire to hear stories of the park and local folklore. Bring a story to share if you wish!

Moth BioBlitz

Here at Keystone State Park, we're so excited about National Moth Week (July 23-31), we're getting started a month early! Start at 8PM by meeting the park...

Bears

Though only Black bears live in Pennsylvania, there are several other very interesting members of the bear family throughout the world. Come watch and learn...

Mountain Movie Night

Join us at Scenic View for a movie night under the stars! Bring your camp chairs, blankets, and favorite snacks to enjoy "The Secret Life of Pets". ...

Wilderness Safety in the Appalachians

The Caledonia naturalist will give a live presentation on being safe as you explore our Appalachian Mountains. This advice may not be applicable in other...

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,...

Astronomy & the Night Sky

When was the last time you looked up at the stars? Did you know, that when you're looking up, you're actually looking into the past? Come on out to the pet...

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. Hear...

Friday, June 24