DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, August 19

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...

Mushrooms 101

Our park educator will lead an intruduction to fungal ID and some basic wild edible mushroom species. Beginning in the learning center and ending on a trail....

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...

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...

Volunteer Garden Crew

Volunteer to work alongside our education staff as they weed and/or mulch the native plant landscaping at the Visitor Center. The plan is to weed and mulch....

Animal Tracks

Learn how to identify common animal tracks you may find in the park. Meet at the Amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or rhsummers@pa.gov...

Bluebird Walk

Take a walk along our bluebird trail to help us monitor what they are up to in their cavity nesting boxes.

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...

Stream Study

Have you ever wondered what lives in Little Buffalo’s stream? A huge variety of creatures live among the rocks, from insects and crawdads to salamanders and...

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...

Kayak Games

Kayak Games – Friday, August 19, 2022 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Pleasant Valley Non-Motorized Launch (South Shore) – Moraine Let the games begin! Are you a...

DiscoverE Kids Program: Waterfalls

This program is for children ages 9-12 and parents must remain with their children. Kids will learn about watefalls and hydrogeology. Park and meet at the...

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...

Friday in the Forest

Explore a section of the forest with a park naturalist. We will explore a different section each week.

Build a Terrarium

Join the Park Naturalist at Sizerville State Park in building an ecosystem for aquatic species found in Cowley Run stream. The program will take place at...

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...

PA State Symbols

Come and learn some of Pennsylvania's state symbols, like its tree, fish, and bird in a fun way. All children must be accompanied by an adult in order to...

Botanical Sketching

In the days before cameras, naturalists had to rely on their own artistic abilities to capture the likeness of flora and fauna. At Raccoon Creek, we'll be...

Family Science Night - Compass Course

Learn how a compass works by creating your own simple compass! We'll also learn how to navigate using a compass and practice on our own mini orienteering...

Pennsylvania's Owls

Join the park naturalist at the outdoor classroom, adjacent to the visitor center parking lot, to learn all about owls. What makes them so unique, why are we...

Leap Into Herpetology: Intro to Reptiles & Amphibians of Pennsylvania

Join local naturalist April Claus at Nuthole Pavilion, located at the entrance to Ridge Camp, as she introduces you to things that creep, swim, and...

Name That Mammal!

Win a prize if you can match the pelt to the correct picture of that mammal! Afun game for the whole family! A cool mammal display will also be on hand.

Pennsylvania's OWLS

Who's out there? WHO said that? Can you figure out which owl is which?

Poe Valley Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Grab a camera or cell phone for this modern scavenger hunt in the park! Find the items listed, take a picture, and report back to the park naturalist for...

Reptiles and Amphibians

The program explores the life and times of these cold blooded creatures. Numerous life-like models and some live specimens.

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. Access...

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 in the Amphitheater.

CCC Camp S-129

Join the park naturalist and learn about the work the Civilian Conservation Corps did in the 1930's and 1940's in the area, the culture in these camps, and...

Turtles in the PA Wilds

Local turtle enthusiast (and former State Park Naturalist) Jess Deluccia will present an informative program about turtles. Examine and discover the...

What Good are Bats?

Bats will soon be filling the nighttime skies and we are inviting you to find out how vital bats are for the environment. Come to the campground amphitheater...

Movie Night at the Amphitheater

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

PA Mammals

Join us for an interesting program where we will explore and discuss various Pennsylvania mammals and their impact on humans.

Astronomy Night

Join Jeri Jones for a night under the stars to view celestial objects through a telescope. The planet Saturn will be viewed after 9:30 PM.

Monuments on the Gettysburg Battlefield

With 200,000 soldiers engaged over three days in 1863, it is easy to be overwhelmed by all of the monuments to states, corps, divisions, brigades, companies,...

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,...

Wildlife Management Tools

We share our habitat with all kinds of wildlife. Learn about how to peacefully coexist and see tools of nuisance wildlife control. Amusing tales of wildlife...

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...

Astronomy & the Night Sky

When was the last time you looked up at the stars? Did you know, that when you're looking up, you're actually looking into the past? Come on out to the pet...

Friday, August 19