DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Wednesday, June 29

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...

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...

Breakfast with Birds

Pack your breakfast and a beach blanket and meet the park naturalist at the beach. Enjoy your breakfast while doing some bird watching.

StoryWalk - Box Turtle At Long Pond

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods! You can find Box Turtle at Long Pond on the Whispering Pines Trail (#2) in the Pine Plantation use area as...

StoryWalk - My Happy Year

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods! You can find My Happy Year by E. Bluebird on the Nature Trail (#16) outside the Education Building. Share...

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...

WILD About Bears🐻Educator Workshop

Wednesday, June 29, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm AND Thursday, June 30, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm; You must attend both days. In-Person at the PA Game Commission Southwest...

FULL- DiscoverE: Outdoor Explorers Summer Camp

Outdoor Explorers campers increase their awareness while gaining factual knowledge of the natural world through hands-on activities. This year’s theme:...

FULL- DiscoverE: Penn's Adventurers (Ages 9-12)

DiscoverE: Penn's Adventurers (Ages 9-12) Penn's Adventurers is a structured approach, guiding children to develop knowledge and problem-solving...

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...

Watershed Education & MWEE Ambassador Training for K-12 Educators

Are you a Pennsylvania educator or school administrator passionate about bringing relevant and real watershed education and environmental literacy to your...

*FULL* Kids Kayak Camp

The registration for this event is FULL. Time: 10:00 AM—2:00 PM each day (day camp only; no overnight) Description: Pymatuning State Park in partnership...

Fossil Frenzy: Digging through PA’s Past

Did you know we have fossils right under our feet? Come learn about the types of fossils we find here at Little Buffalo, how they were created, and what they...

Morning Nature kayak Paddle Preregistration required

Come join us for a relaxing morning of kayaking on the lake as we explore the wetlands and creeks from our boats. Previous kayak experience preferred. Bring...

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...

The Great Benninghoff Robbery

Join the park naturalist on a 1.5 mile hike to the Benninghoff Tableau as we uncover the story of the most famous robbery in the oil region! This tale...

Introduction to Fishing Camp

Introduction to Fishing camp at Poe Valley State Park! A reel fishing camp for kids ages 9-15. Participants will learn the basics on casting, knot-tying...

Hike for Hounds

Join us for our summer weeknight hiking series with furry friends! You may bring your own dog or choose to walk with a dog residing at the Somerset County...

Pollinator Series:  Hovering Hummingbirds

Named for the humming noise their wings make, hummingbirds are one of the jewels of our sky. They are one of the smallest birds on the planet. Even though...

Wildlife Watchers on the Water

Enjoy a 1 ½ hour guided kayak program. The trip is a leisurely paddle through the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife on the water’s...

Evening Healthy Hike

Wednesday, June 29 6:30pm - 8:00pm Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health! Join the park naturalist for a quickly paced 2-mile...

Evening Lagoon by Pontoon

Join Park Naturlaists on June 29 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm for an evening pontoon ride throughout the lagoon. The Naturalists will interpret the history, and...

Night Sky Tour: Dark Sky Night

Join the park educator and our Astronomy enthusiast/Conservation Volunteer for an exciting evening exploring the wonders of the heavens. This program will...

Wednesday, June 29