DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, July 1

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...

Bird Walk with Doug Gross

Doug Gross, retired PA Game Commission biologist and eBird coordinator, will guide us on a bird walk in the woods and shrub lands of Ricketts Glen State...

Introduction to Archery

Give archery a try at this beginner’s program. Choose between two-time offerings, 9:00-10:30am or 1:00-2:30pm. You will be introduced to the equipment, how...

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...

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...

Volunteer Garden Crew

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

Explore Offshore

Explore Offshore – Friday, July 1, 2022 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM – McDanel’s Launch Area (North Shore) – Moraine Join Moraine Park staff in a kayaking...

Pelts at the ELC

Stop by the ELC anytime during program hours to learn all about PA’s wildlife by observing different pelts and skulls! The park naturalist will be present...

Photography Hike: Mountain Creek Trail

Photography Hike: Mountain Creek Trail Bring your camera, phone or borrow one from the park. Six cameras will be available to borrow. Explore and...

Stream Study

Have you ever wondered who lives in your stream? A huge variety of creatures live among the rocks, from insects and crawdads to salamanders and fish. We will...

Stream Study

Have you ever wondered who lives in your stream? A huge variety of creatures live among the rocks, from insects and crawdads to salamanders and fish. We will...

Trail Trekkers

This program is designed for children 6 to 8 years of age. Participants will get out and hike one of the many unique locations within our park complex. Along...

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...

Guided Hike to Hidden Waterfalls

Join the park naturalist on an easy, 2+ mile hike and discover two beautiful unnamed waterfalls in the Loyalsock State Forest. Mostly flat hiking with some...

VIRTUAL - Venomous Snakes of Pennsylvania

While PA isn't home to many venomous snakes, the ones we do have seem to get a bad reputation. Join us for a virtual lunchtime session where we'll learn...

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

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...

Introduction to Archery

Give archery a try at this beginner’s program. Choose between two-time offerings, 9:00-10:30am or 1:00-2:30pm. You will be introduced to the equipment, how...

Virtual Fourth of July History 

The Independence Day Holiday, or Fourth of July as we all know it, is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the United States. How well do you know...

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

Meet park staff for a brief talk on the history and significance of this geologic wonder. Please allow 20 minutes to drive to Boulder Field from Route 534.

Meet Your Trees!

Join a park naturalist on an easy walk around the Muskrat Beach Area to learn about some of the trees commonly seen in Pennsylvania, as well as some tips and...

Sizerville Stream Study

Join us at Sizerville State Park as we host a stream study in Cowley Run Stream observing macroinvertebrates. The Stream Study will take place across from...

Stream Study

Join the park naturalist and explore an underwater community to find some different aquatic insects that call this creek home. All children must be...

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

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

Smokey Bear

Come meet Smokey and get some Smokey swag., while learning about fire Safety. Smokey will visit all campgrounds and stop and take pictures. Smokey will visit...

Beginners Orienteering

Take our beginners orienteering course with the park naturalist and learn to follow the clues on a map to find the marks. If you complete the beginners...

Evening Kayak Basics

Friday, July 1 6:00pm - 7:30pm Do you have an interest in learning to kayak? Have you wanted to learn how to kayak but haven’t had this chance? Here is...

What's in a Name?

“What’s in a name?” – Juliet, Act II, Scene 2. Rodney Dangerfield, 1988. Every year nearly 2-million people visit Prince Gallitzin State Park, but how many...

Campfire and S'mores

Start off the weekend right by stopping by the campground Amphitheater anytime during the time slot to make some s’mores (while supplies last) and learn...

Eagles on the Susquehanna

From the worlds first Bald Eagle sanctuary to an amazing comeback, the Susquehanna River has played a large role in the conservation of our national symbol

Historic Ways Used to Navigate and Find Directions

From ancient times to the 20th century, man has been seeking better ways to find his way. Much more than just using the sun or a compass!

Owls

Join us to learn about the amazing owls of our area. From hooting sounds to heads that spin, come learn why owls are such fascinating birds. In addition,...

Sunset Paddle

Paddle the day away on Laurel Hill Lake! Check out the sights and sounds of the lakeshore residents at dusk. Please provide your own boat, paddle and life...

When the War Came to Town

Join the park naturalist for a look at the “Battle of McConnellsburg” that occurred just a couple days before the battle in Gettysburg. Stay for the Family...

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 ...

Owl Outlaws!

Whooooo done it?! Our owls, while incredible to see and hear today, were not always treated so kindly. Come along on this short walk as we investigate our...

2022 Bat Count

Take part in our annual bat count. After a short talk, we will get a count of our resident bats as they emerge from their maternal roost. Meet at the old...

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Join us at Sizerville State Park for an educational short film on black bears of PA.

Campfire Tales

Join the park educators by the fire to share stories of local legend and folklore.

Learn Some Catchy Environmental Songs

It’s a very good day for learning new songs… learn some of my favorites during this singa-long. I’ll tune up my guitar; you warm up your voices – and we’ll...

Matchless Fire Starting

Fire has always captivated humans. Whether it be for cooking or for warmth, people have relied on this heat source for millennia. Come out to the...

Park Welcome & Walking Tour

Coming to a Night Sky Program, but arriving early? Join park staff on a short, guided walk of park facilities, learning about their past, present and...

UV Night Hike

Take a stroll on the boardwalk to see the unique plants and animals that live in the bog. Then, use the UV lights to see the bog in a different light. ...

Bears of Pennsylvania

With the state’s bear population estimated at over 18,000 and the peak of the bear breeding season in June, July, and August, interactions between man and...

General US Grant

During this live presentation, you will be given the task of making command decisions about events from Civil War battles. Will you do better or worse than...

Fireflies

Join the park naturalist to learn about fireflies and why they light up nature during this particular time of the year. All children must be accompanied by...

Night Hike at Hillman State Park

Venture with us along the dark trails to hear or maybe see the nightlife within Hillman State Park. Along the way, you will learn about owls, bats,...

Night Hike: River Cabins & Cook Trail

Please meet at the River Cabin Playground on River Road for an evening hike around the River Cabins and Cook Old Growth Area. We’ll be looking and listening...

Frog Hunt

Join us for one of our most fun and popular programs. We’ll meet at the Kentuck Campground Amphitheater to discuss our plan of attack. Then we’ll head to the...

Nature at Night

Coming to a Night Sky Program, but arriving early? Join park staff for a family friendly Nature at Night Program! These programs will feature fascinating...

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,...

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, July 1