DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, July 22

Neshaminy State Park Storybook Trail - Sendero de Storybook

A bilingual story leads visitors along the Logan Garden Trail Loop. Come and enjoy this self-guided tour. (Note: the trail’s not on the park’s map yet so the...

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...

Story Book Trail: Water Rolls, Water Rises

Introducing Marsh Creek's Second Storybook trail! The book: water rolls water rises will be up for your viewing pleasure. Located at the playground by the...

Storybook Trail: I Know the River Loves Me

Introducing French Creeks first Bilingual story book trail Last year the book was I know the river loves me at the tier parking lot heading towards Hopewell...

Clarion River Boating Program: Arroyo Bridge-Irwin Run

Join us for an interpretive guided float down the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River from Arroyo Bridge to Irwin Run. This section of river is rich in...

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...

Laurel Lake Kayak tour

Take a guided kayak tour of Laurel Lake. Space is limited to 12 participants. Participants must be 8 or older and be able to swim to register....

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 Explorers DiscoverE! Camp

Join us as we take off into the high flying world of things with wings and learn about how birds, bats, and insects are uniquely adapted to rule the air...

Project WILD Educator Workshop

*There have been cancellations so there are 2 spots available. Please contact Rhiannon directly to sign up!* Project WILD is an interdisciplinary...

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...

The Great Railway Escape

The Western Maryland Railway along with the B & O were the “Life blood” of Ohiopyle in the early 1900’s. The Western Maryland line was location in what we...

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...

Laurel Lake Kayak tour

Take a guided kayak tour of Laurel Lake. Space is limited to 12 participants. Participants must be 8 or older and be able to swim to register....

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...

Kings Gap at the Library:  What's Living in our Water?

Amelia Givin Library John Graham Library Tuesday, July 5 Friday, July 22 ...

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...

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.

Salamander Safari

Join the park naturalist for some family fun spotting salamanders at Oil Creek. We'll learn how to identify common salamanders found in Venango County before...

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...

Nature Bugs

Join the park Naturalist at Sizerville State Park for an arts & crafts program building your own bug. Using glue and items from nature imagination is the limit!

Summer Flowers

Take a stroll around Hyner Run State Park with the naturalist to see the different wildflowers coming out during the summer. All children must be...

Arboretum Tour

Did you know there is an aboretum at Sam Lewis State Park? Come up for a walk through the trees. We will talk about why there is an arboretum on the hilltop...

Archery for Adults

Have you ever wanted to learn about Archery? Now is the chance, join the park educators and get an intro course to archery basics. All equipment will be...

Earth's Cataclysmic Journey

Join Ron Barlick, Park Naturalist from Shawnee State Park, on a geologic adventure of the plate tectonics and many creatures of our ever changing earth.

Journey Back in Time

A geolgic adventure of the changing earth and its changing creatures.

Leap into Herpetology

Join local naturalist April Clause for an exciting, up close look at Pennsylvania's reptiles and amphibians! Check out various live animal species and...

Scots-Irish in Pennsylvania

Join the park naturalist as we look at the Scots-Irish that settled in the Pennsylvania frontier. Stay for the Family Friendly Movie afterwards.

Tea Talk

Enjoy a spot of tea from the medicinal plants in your backyard and have a discussion on local herbal plants.

Bats About Bats

Discover bats in this interesting program, and then we just might observe bats emerging from their roost for Breakfast. This program meets at the Amphitheater.

Critters of Poe Lake

Are you planning to swim in Poe Lake, but you’re curious what animals you’ll be sharing that water with? Come out and talk about the amphibians, reptiles,...

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Join us at Sizerville State Park for an educational short film on ponds & rivers. The film will take place at the Sizerville Amphitheater.

Bats in Action

Bats in Action – Friday, July 22, 2022 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Mt. Zion Baptist Church - Moraine Mysterious and often misunderstood, bats are one of our friends...

Big Brown Bat

Bats are surrounded by myths and legends, but what do you really know about the only group of mammals capable of true flight? Come out and listen to a...

Hunters: America's Premier Conservationists

Join a park naturalist to discover why hunters can be considered one of the greatest groups of conservationists in the country, and see how their actions...

Remarkable Rabbits

With more than 100 types of rabbits and hares around the world, both domestic and wild, rabbits are often overlooked for their adaptations to survive in the...

Sunset BYOK Kayak at Yellow Creek: Preregistration required

Have you ever want to experience Yellow Creek State Park at Night? We will kayak on the lake to see one of the best sunsets and then listen for night sounds...

World of Bats

This program will be focusing on some of the bats' adaptations, some myths about bats, and a fungus that is threatening their population. A movie will be...

Animal Olympics

Learn about the amazing things wildlife does to survive. From the fastest swimmers to the highest jumpers and from the longest distance fliers to the...

Caledonia Geology

Route 30 is built on a fault line that cuts across this northern terminous of the Blue Ridge. Between a rock and a hard place we are surrounded by igneous,...

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...

Night Hike

Many animals travel through the night without flashlights. Tonight we’re going to give it a try. We will go on a one-mile hike through the woods and use our...

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,...

UV Night Hike

Take a hike on the Lake Loop Trail to see which plants will glow using our UV lights. This will be a one-mile hike on a mostly flat trail with roots and...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Shamans and Saints

The Perseids are coming! While the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower is mid-August, meteors can be observed any time from late July through the month of...

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 22