DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Thursday, August 4

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...

Morning Bluffs Hike

Join the Park Naturalists for a morning hike through parts of Erie Bluffs State Park! Learn about DCNR’s cavity nesting program, resource management, and...

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...

GO Teach: GPS Educator Workshop

What is GO Teach? Go Teach is a series of teacher workshops that focus on cross-curricular connections linked by common outdoor recreation. This workshop...

Weekly Weeders

Interested in learning more about gardening with native plants? Volunteer to work alongside our education staff as they mulch, pull weeds, divide plants,...

Kayak Camp

Participants ages 10-15 are invited to learn the basics of paddling and how to do it safely. Please plan to attend all 3 days. The same camp is being...

Open Bird Watch

Come on down to the park office for open bird watch. Show up anytime from 9-12 and you can either join the educator or run off on your own. Don't have a...

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...

EXPLORE ARCHERY

Learn the exciting sport of archery with certified archery instructors. All equipment is provided. No experience necessary. Ages 9 - 90

Beautiful Butterfly Storytime & Craft Preregistration required

Join the park educator for storytime about butterflies and then make a Butterfly feeder craft. We will read the book "The Life Cycle of a Butterfly" by...

DCNR Exploring Careers Outdoors (ECO) Days – Resource Management and Wildlife Biology

Students in 9-12th grade are invited to spend the day at beautiful Hickory Run State Park to learn about several careers in the outdoors. Sign up for one or...

DiscoverE Penn's Adventurers

Join us for a FREE 3-day summer camp for kids ages 9-13 at Oil Creek State Park and Two Mile Run County Park. We will meet each day at 10:00am, but the...

Educational Escapades: Outdoor Summer Series

Enjoy Fiction, Facts, & Outdoor Fun with Youngsville Public Library and Chapman State Park. Target Audience: ages 4 - 12 but all are welcome! Themes: July...

Invasive Species Scavenger Hunt

If you are into nature type scavenger hunts, then this may be for you. The Pennsylvania iMapInvasives Program will once again be hosting its “Invasive...

Explore Pinchot!

Join the park naturalist and park volunteers as we explore the park! This program is for ages 5 and up, and will involve hands-on learning and exploring 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...

August Fly Fishing Meet-Ups

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED by clicking on the links below. Limited Spots. NO fishing license needed for duration of program. The PA Fish and Boat Commission...

Kayak Camp

Participants ages 10-15 are invited to learn the basics of paddling and how to do it safely. Please plan to attend all 3 days. The same camp is being...

Introduction to Kayaking

Always wanted to try kayaking? 9-acre Lake Frances is the perfect lake for beginners. This 1.5-hour session is for those who have NEVER kayaked before....

Introduction to Kayaking

Always wanted to try kayaking? 9-acre Lake Frances is the perfect lake for beginners. This 1.5-hour session is for those who have NEVER kayaked before....

Beavers: Nature’s Engineers

Discover interesting facts about beavers such as what they eat, how much they weigh, and how many beavers live in a lodge. After a short talk, we will take a...

Evening Paddle

Come enjoy a relaxing paddle and unwind after your work day! We'll paddle leisurely around 9-acre Lake Frances and chat about the park's wildlife. You...

Friends of Nockamixon Monthly Meeting

Join the volunteer group that helps keep the park beautiful! Friends formed as a chapter of the PA Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF). PPFF is a private,...

Treasure Hunt with Map and Compass

Basics of orienteering with a compass, then searching for the "lost" treasure. Kids need help!

Treasure Hunt with Map and Compass

Family activity! Basics of orienteering and then nhunting for the lost treasure.

Bioluminescent Fungi Walk

Venture with us as we explore the trails in a hunt for the illusive bioluminescent fungi. On this journey, we will be hiking nearly a mile along dark trails...

Thursday, August 4