DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, August 12

Flat Naturalist Walks

Go for a walk with Presque Isle’s very own flat naturalists. Much like the Flat Stanley in schools, Presque Isle will have Flat Naturalists meet you on a...

Story Book Walk – Tucker and Ripley’s Adventure on Presque Isle 

Take a walk and read a story at the same time. Throughout the month of July and August 2022, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self -guided story walk...

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...

Working Together Conservation Exhibit 

The Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) and the Presque Isle State Park complex house many agencies, organizations, partners, and volunteers that play a...

Fishing Fun

Join the park naturalists for an introduction to fishing event. Learn about native fish, invasive species, fishing equipment and wet a line to try to catch a...

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...

Penn's Adventurers Nature Camp-This Camp Is Full!

Young people ages 9-11 will learn all about insects through outdoor exploration and hands on activities. They will put together a small insect collection....

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...

Yoga on the Beach

Join yoga instructor, Tawnia Converse, for a morning yoga session on Lake Jean Beach. No experience required and bring your own mat or towel. **Please...

Forest Shower

Extend your wellness benefits from the morning yoga session by joining ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide Suzann Schiemer on a nature-based health walk....

Kayaking 201

Please meet at the Park Office for an advanced skill level kayaking class. Remember to bring your swimsuits, sturdy river sneakers, change of clothes,...

Nature for Toddlers: Mammals!

Friday, August 12 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...

Swatara State Park Lane Hike

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey from Tuscarora State Park for a hike at Swatara State Park on Friday, August 12, 2022. The trail is 5 miles in length and...

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...

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...

Snakes of PA

Come see what's slithering around Pennsylvania! Join the park naturalist to learn about these incredible reptiles and the adaptations that make them...

DiscoverE Kids Program: Waterfalls

This program is for children ages 5-8 and parents must remain with their children. Kids will learn about watefalls and hydrogeology. Park and meet at the...

America's Long Trails: presented by Jim Podlesny

The AT Museum welcomes Jim Podlesny. Jim has completed the Triple Crown (AT '73, PCT '77, CDT '79) of hiking and will talk about his experiences and...

Boulder Field Basics

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....

Hoot! Hoot! What's in Owl's Belly?  Preregistration required

Owls eat some pretty crazy stuff! We will learn all about about PA's Owls and then dissect an owl pellet to see what's for dinner. This program is best...

Meet the Park EES

The Park EES (Environmental Education Specialist) will be set up at the Lower Lake Dam on Friday afternoon from 3-6pm. He will have the program guide to the...

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 across from Pavilion #3...

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...

Eastern Newt

Tag along with the Park Naturalist to learn about life in our woods. We’ll walk the trails around Lee Hill discussing the plants and animals we come across....

Birds at Dusk

Hardcore birders will tell you that the early, pre-dawn hours are the best time for birding. But so are the dusk hours. Join the park naturalist at the...

Wilderness Survival Basics Preregistration required

Join Vinny Curtis, the park educator from Prince Galitizen State Park to learn all about wilderness survival basics. Do you know what to do if you become...

Friday Night Nature: The Buzz about bees

Honey bees get all the attention, but there are hundreds of different types of bees in pennsylania! Each species has it's own way of doing things, and many...

Interesting Insects

Insects are an interesting park of the natural world. Join us to learn about these fascinating creatures. Come learn how insects can be the good, the bad,...

Perseid Meteor Shower and the August Night Skies

Prepare to enjoy the meteor shower and August night skies by making your own star chart.

Summer Flowers

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

What's in the Lake

Join the park naturalist as we take a look at what critters can be found in the lake here at Cowans Gap. Stay for the Family Friendly Movie...

Awesome Possum Trivia

When you think about possums, what's the first thing you think about? Maybe playing dead or having a pouch. Come on out to the Amphitheater as we play a fun...

Movie Night at the Amphitheater

Join us at Sizerville State Park for an educational short film on amphibians found throughout North America. The film will be held at the Sizerville...

Purple Martins

Join Park Naturalists on Presque Isle State Park to learn about Purple Martins. Dress for the outdoors. Appropriate for all ages. Bring bug spray. To...

BYOKayak Perseid Meteor Shower

Join a park naturalist out on the lake to enjoy watching the Perseid Meteor Shower. During the peak nights this meteor shower can produce over 50 meteors an...

Moon Phases, Eclipses, Etc.

The full moon tonight is a “Super Moon”. What does that mean? And how is a first quarter different than a last quarter? Eclipses? Learn how the moon goes...

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...

Persied Meteor Shower on Preston's Pearl

Perseid Meteor Shower on Preston’s Pearl – Friday, August 12, 2022 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM – McDanel’s Launch Area (North Shore) – Moraine Come out and enjoy...

Three Smart Dogs

Examine the world of the red fox, grey fox, and coyote to learn of their unique features and survival in the wild. Skins, mounts, photos, and skulls will be...

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...

Astronomy with Binoculars

Come check out the night sky with a pair of binoculars. Learn about the stars, planets, the Moon, and much more! This will be a special event because the...

Friends of Cook Forest Series: Meteor Shower & Stargazing

Please meet at the Ridge Camp Park Amphitheater to learn about the constellations and watch the Perseid Meteors put on their annual show. Attendees should...

Meteor Shower Watch:  Perseids

Friday, August 12, 2022 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM The Perseids are one of the most popular meteor showers each summer....

Perseid Party

Try to catch the famous Perseid Meteor Shower! With bright meteors zooming in at about 1 per second, the Perseids are possibly the brightest and most famous...

Friday, August 12