DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, July 15

William Penn State Forest Storybook Walk -Sendero de Storybook

Enjoy the (bilingual) “Smokey Bear Story” as you stroll in the William Penn’s Gibraltar Tract. The storybook trail is on natural dirt surface and may be...

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...

DiscoverE Day Camp- Penn's Adventurers Raptor Roundup ( Ages 9-12 Only)

Students will learn about several species of local raptors and their amazing adaptations for survival. During the day camp students will have a chance to...

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...

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,...

DiscoverE Day Camp Hide n Seekers

Come with us to “Look in the Lake”! Children ages four and five are invited to a two day camp, from ten to one each day, exploring the lake and the animals...

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...

Worms of the Woods

There is a whole world to explore underground! Elementary Student learners and their adults will learn about worm biology, vermicomposting, and meet our...

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...

Nature Pontoon Ride Preregistration is required

Enjoy a relaxing morning on touring Yellow Creek State Park lake on one our lovely pontoon boats from Yellow Creek Rental & Supply. Enjoy nature from the...

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...

*FULL* DiscoverE Kids Program: Geology Rocks

*THIS PROGRAM IS FULL* This program is for children ages 5-8 and parents must remain with their children. Kids will learn about rocks and minerals. Park...

The Bear Out There Preregistration required

Join us to learn about one of Pennsylvania's most sought after mammals: The Black Bear. JD Walker from the PA Game Commission will present a hands-on...

Meet the Park EES

The Park EES (Environmental Education Specialist) will be set up outside the park office on Friday afternoon from 3-6pm. He will have the program guide to...

Wild Flower Walk

Join the park Naturalist at Sizerville State Park for a walk identifying wild flowers on the bottomlands trail. The walk will start at Pavilion #3 and span...

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Bring a camera or cell phone for this high tech scavenger hunt. Find the items on the list, take a photo, and get a prize. All children must be accompanied...

Chat with a Naturalist

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!

Bushcraft Skills: Matchless Fire

Friday, July 15 6:30pm - 8:00pm Are you prepared for a survival situation? Can you make fire without the use of a lighter or matches? Spend some time...

Turtle Time

Come out and enjoy a program about the different types of turtles found throughout the park. We will discuss how to identify them and explain what kinds of...

Amphibians

Pennsylvania has several amazing amphibians. Don’t miss your chance to learn about some of the frogs, toads, and salamanders that share our forest, fields,...

Coyotes and Other Canids

Meet the canids of Promised Land—Eastern Coyotes, Red Fox and Grey Fox. This program meets at the Amphitheater.

Night Sounds of the Gap

Come join the park naturalist as we learn about those sounds in the night here at the park through the eyes and ears of the Forest family. Stay for the...

Stone Age Artifacts of the Shawnee Valley

Many of the commonly used items around ancient campsites go completely unnoticed. We will look at those, plus various points.

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...

Adult Amphibian Adventure

Relive the days of your childhood as we search the creek and surrounding forest for frogs and salamanders! We'll learn all about these amazing amphibians on...

Meet the Mammals of Poe Valley!

Want to learn more about the raccoons that could visit your campsite at night? How about the elusive bobcat? (Don’t worry, she won’t be visiting your site,...

Painting in the Outdoors: Sunsets

Friends of Raccoon Creek State Park has partnered with Artist Lora Russell to bring you "Painting in the Outdoors" at the park. We invite anyone from...

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Join us at Sizerville State Park for an educational short film on ponds and rivers found across North America. Learn what species live there as well as why...

Campfire Tales

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

Moth & Butterfly

The flowers in the park are all a flutter with butterflies and hummingbirds. Learn about the life cycle of these magnificent creatures and what we can do to...

Raptor Call Bingo

Come on out to the amphitheater to learn about birds of prey and what they sound like. Afterward, we’ll play a fun review game to test your knowledge. See...

Old Growth Forests

Join the park naturalist to learn about topics about old growth forests such as the history that many of these forests went through and some of the threats...

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...

Coyotes In PA

Coyotes are a well established member of our wildlife community. Find out where they came from, how to identify them, mounts, hides, skulls, and demos will...

Fungi: PA’s Hidden Treasures

Want to learn more about the mushrooms you see in Pennsylvania? This informative video will help you begin to understand what is going on under the soil, and...

Owl Prowl!

Join park naturalist Rob Bergstresser for a short presentation on owl species native to Pennsylvania. We will cover owl identification and calls, before...

Moth Party

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

Friday, July 15