DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, August 26

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...

Allegheny River Boating Program: West Hickory-Tionesta

Join us for a 6.6 mile interpretive boating program on the Allegheny River. We will be putting in at the West Hickory bridge boat launch at the...

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...

Compasses, Maps, and You!

Learn how to use compasses and maps. Materials provided. Meet at the Amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or rhsummers@pa.gov for more...

National Dog Day Hike

Today is National Dog Day! Bring your friendly 4-legged friend along on a moderate, 2 mile hike in the park. Meet at Pickerel Pond. Contact Vinny Curtis at...

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...

Waggin' Tails on Nature Trails: National Dog Day Hike

Let's celebrate National Dog Day at Beltzville State Park! Bring your dog(s), and enjoy a hike with the park naturalist. We'll be hiking the 2.0-mile...

Bluebird Walk

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

Compass Course

Put your compass skills to the test by navigating our compass course. Materials provided. Meet at the Amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers at...

Hook, Line, and Simple: Intro to Fishing

Have you ever wanted to learn how to fish? Join the park naturalists for an intro to fishing program! All ages are welcome, but those aged 16 years and older...

Nature Hike

Join the park educator for a nature hike in the morning. We'll peruse around and see what interesting stuff the end of summer is offering us! We'll meet at...

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...

Friday in the Forest

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

Intro to Kayaking

Here's your chance to try kayaking! Participants will learn kayak terminology and basic paddle skills before heading out on the water. Ages 12 and...

PA Mammals Past & Present

While we don’t have any buffalo (despite our name!) there sure are a lot of other furry creatures to be found here. Come test your skills of identifying furs...

Snakes are Superb

Snakes tend to get a bad rap. Which is pretty unfair, because they are really amazing creatures that we should probably be grateful to have around. Join 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...

Sizerville Stream Study

Join us at Sizerville State Park as we host a stream study in Cowley Run Stream observing macroinvertebrates. The Stream Study will take place across from...

Hike the Nature Trail

Join the naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trail. There will be a discussion about the flora and fauna seen along the trail as well as the history of the...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

This event will take place at the Scranton Half Marathon Pavilion at the Olive Street Trailhead along the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail for the kick off...

Blue Cohosh

Plants are everywhere, but beginning to recognize them takes some practice - so why not start today! Join us on a leisurely 1-mile hike to focus on the...

Cowans Gap Beach Bash

Join the Friends of Cowans Gap State Park and gather at the beach for a free end-of-summer celebration featuring music and entertainment by DJ Ryan Stahl...

Dog Hike with Humane Society

Did you just get off work and your dog is all wound up and ready to play or go on a walk? Then come on out and join the Park Naturalist and the Butler Humane...

Eagle & Osprey Cruise

Eagle & Osprey Cruise - Friday, August 26, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM – Meet beside Owlet Gift Shop in McDanel’s Area (North Shore) - Moraine Have you...

DiscoverE: Little Red Bat & Create a Bat Blue Spruce Park Preregistration

THIS PROGRAM IS AT BLUE SPRUCE PARK, 1128 BLUE SPRUCE ROAD, INDIANA, PA 15701; NOT AT YELLOW CREEK STATE PARK. Join us for a storytime all about Bats with...

A Journey Back in Time to Prehistoric Ages

The cataclysmic events and numerous creatures through geologic time.

Evening Campfire

Enjoy family and friends around an evening campfire as the park settles for the evening. Join the park naturalist at the campfire rings below the education...

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...

Nocturnal Insects

Learn about the insects that come out as we are getting ready to go to bed. Warm summer nights bring out these creatures of the night. This program meets in...

Smokey Bear

Smokey Bear will be welcoming the park visitors and giving away Smokey Bear items. Don’t forget to bring your camera for pictures. Just remember “Only You...

White tailed Deer

They are all around us living in our back yards and small wooded areas. Learn about whilte tailed deer, why they thrive in suburbia, and what we can do to...

Creatures of the Night: Bats

Meet at Blue Spruce Park, 1128 Blue Road, Indiana, Pa 15701 at Pavilion 2. THIS PROGRAM IS NOT AT YELLOW CREEK STATE PARK. Check out the winged creatures...

PA State Symbol Trivia

Do you know our state tree? Do you know our state beverage? Did you know we have a state fossil or a state dog? Come on out to the amphitheater for a fun...

Shell-rific Turtles

What species of turtles live in PA? How big can a snapping turtle get? Find out the answers and much more at this family friendly presentation.

Amphibians After Dark

Join us for an evening of searching for some of the frogs and salamanders that call Raccoon Creek State Park home! Participants will learn about amphibians...

Creatures of the Night Hike

Take a night walk with a naturalist to look and hear for wildlife roaming the woodlands. Get a chance to hear owl calls, learn what frogs are calling, and...

Life Magnified!

Let’s take a close up look at the forest under a microscope.

Movie Night at the Amphitheater

Join us at Sizerville State Park for an educational short film on the reintroduction of fishers and otter back to PA. The film will take place at the...

Fairfield

Amateurs talk about strategy, but professional officers talk about logistics. After 200,000 soldiers engaged in battle over three days, it was now time for...

Sugar Run Trail Evening Hike

Join the Park Naturalist on an easy evening stroll on Sugar Run Trail. Sugar Run Trail runs along the Shenango River as well as Sugar Run. Dress for the...

The Bald Eagle

A symbol of the USA, as well as of wilderness, the Bald eagle has had past population declines threaten its existence. Learn about these declines in...

Night Sky Tour with Binoculars

Join the park naturalist and go on a trip through the night sky. Participants will be learning how to use a star map, finding visible constellations and...

Mountain Movie Night

Movie night under the stars! Be sure to bring a blanket or camp chair to enjoy “The Lorax” at Scenic View at Laurel Hill. Scenic View is located at:...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky

Back in a time before television, internet, video games, and graphic novels there was the splendor and drama of the night sky. Gods followed their whims,...

Talk To The Animals

Discover how animals “talk” by sight, scent, and sound. Many examples demonstrated for species found in our area

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...

Astronomy for Beginners

Saturday, July 23, 2022 Friday, August 26, 2022 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM ...

Night Sky Tour

Join us as members of the Lackawanna Astronomical Society bring their expertise to share the night sky with us. We'll start out in the campground...

Friday, August 26