DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, July 8

Clarion Boating Program: Portland Mills - Arroyo

Cook Forest State Park will be conducting a 6-mile interpretive historical paddling program from Portland Mills to Arroyo Bridge for experienced...

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- Outdoor Explorers Raptors Rule ( Ages 6-8 Only)

Come discover the amazing adaptations that birds of prey have to survive. Students will learn about several species of local birds of prey, participate in...

Hiking Series #5

Join a naturalist from Hickory Run State Park Complex at 9 a.m. on select weekdays for interpretive hikes of varying length and difficulty. This year’s...

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...

 Nature for Toddlers: Insects!

Friday, July 8 10:00am - 11:30am Do you have a young nature lover in your family who’s curious to learn more about the natural environment? Join the...

Archery

Throughout history humans have relied on the bow and arrow for protection and to gather food. This weapon is still widely used today. Join us for this...

Dragons and Damsels

Come discover more about the amazing lives of dragonflies & damselflies! Life cycles, habits, & identification will be discussed. This will be an on-going,...

FULL - DiscoverE: Camping Adventure (Ages 13-17)

DiscoverE: Camping Adventure (Ages 13-17) **This camp is now full, but there is a waitlist.** Camping Adventure students participate in physical...

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...

Introduction to Primitive Skills

Join the Park Naturalists for an introduction to primitive skills. Learn about shelters, collecting water, wild edibles and fire starting to name a few of...

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...

Insect Safari

Join the park naturalist on a field adventure to collect, identify, and release insects! We will explore the common orders of insects, and discuss what makes...

Leaf Printing

Join the park Naturalist at Sizerville State Park for an arts & crafts program using leaves, sticks and grasses to paint something from your imagination! The...

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...

Spooky Spiders

There are over 30,000 different spiders in the world. What do some of these spiders eat? Where do some of these spiders live? Come and learn some of the...

DiscoverE Outdoor Explorers

Join us for a FREE 3-day summer camp for kids ages 6-8 at Oil Creek State Park. We will meet each day at the Egbert Farm Day Use Area at 5:30pm. The theme...

BYOKayak Slatelick Boat Launch

Join a naturalist for a guided paddle onto the lake. A variety of areas and topics will be explored. All participants need to supply their own equipment and...

A Day in the Life: Western PA Early Pioneers

Join the park naturalist for a look inside the life of the early settlers of the area. We will look at several aspects of their lives from daily activities...

Are you Smarter Than A Crow?

Did you know crows have some pretty powerful bird brains? Join the park naturalist to see if you can some crow inspired challanges.

Treasure Hunt with Map and Compass

Family activity! the basics of orienteering, and then searching for the lost treasure!

Tree Scavenger Hunt

Join us to learn the local trees through a fun scavenger hunt. We will also be making a tree leaf booklet containing some of the common trees of the area. ...

Bats About Bats

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

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Join us at Sizerville State Park for an educational short film on White-tailed Deer of Pennsylvania. The film will take place at the Sizerville Amphitheater.

Art in the Park: Bald Eagle Edition

Our national bird is more than a symbol of freedom. Did you know, they build the largest nest of any North American bird? Come on over to the nature center...

Campfire Tales

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

Firefly Fun

Learn all about our favorite insect: The firefly (aka, lightning bug). Learn how to make your very own firefly jar and an awesome firefly craft!

Moth Madness

As the sun sets, moths begin to make their rounds, commonly being found around different light sources, both natural and artificial. Join a park naturalist...

PA Deer

These prolific animals have a significant impact on their environment. We will discuss this, their history in PA and their interesting biology. We will also...

Snakes of PA

Join the park naturalist to learn about the different snakes in Pennsylvania. Topics will include the myths that have come up, diets, habitat, and...

A Beautiful Crusade

The first woman to hold a job in PA government, Mira Lloyd Dock served on the Forest Commission and led many to the idea of conserving resources. Learn more...

Bat Count - help needed!

Join us as we sit in the yard and count the bats! We help the PA Game Commission monitor the bat population and we need your help to do it. We have several...

Bats!

Join us for an evening walk through the East Area to look for and learn about the bats of PA, why you don’t need to worry that they’ll suck your blood, and...

Nature's Fireworks: Fireflies!

The fireworks might be over for the time being, but there’s something else lighting up the sky at night: fireflies! Come learn about our bright bugs, what...

On the Prowl with Bobcats

Bobcats have increased their populations dramatically in PA. Learn of their history in our state, as well as their management, life history, and...

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...

Friday, July 8