DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, August 5

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...

Clarion River Boating Program: Spring Creek-Heath Pump Station

Join us for an interpretive guided float down the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River from Spring Creek to Heath Pump Station. We’ll learn about the lumber...

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...

Bird Walk with Doug Gross

Doug Gross, retired PA Game Commission biologist and eBird coordinator, will guide us on a bird walk in the woods and shrub lands of Ricketts Glen State...

Early Birds Healthy Hike

Friday, August 5 8:30am - 10:00am Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health! Wake up early and join the Park Naturalist for a...

Nature Hike at the Campground

Join our park educator for a hike around the campground trails. She'll offer tips on identifying mushrooms and finding edible species, as well as info on the...

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. We provide instruction, tools,...

 Woodhick Grove - Woodsmen Show

Step into an 1890's logging camp! Watch blacksmithing, log hewing, or fence-building demonstrations or learn about period logging & blacksmithing tools....

Branching Out: Tree ID Basics

Trees are all around us - in fact, there are over 100 species found regularly in PA. But can you tell a spruce from a fir? How about a Norway maple from a...

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...

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...

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...

Creatures of Codorus

Learn some fun facts about the creatures that call the park home!

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...

 Woodhick Skills Amateur Competition - Woodsmen Show

Grab a partner and try your hand at log rolling, axe throwing and the crosscut saw! No experience necessary and you can practice your skills at noon in 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 534.

Build a Boat

Join us at Sizerville State Park for an arts & crafts program building a boat from things found in nature. Build a Boat will take place at the picnic tables...

Meet the Park EES

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

Fish of Little Pine

Join the park naturalist and learn about the fish that inhabit Little Pine State Park. This is designed to be an informal program. All children must be...

2022 Moraine State Park Regatta

Join us on the south shore of Lake Arthur on August 5-7, 2022 for a weekend of free, family fun. From music and fireworks to kayaking and sailing...

Monarch 101

Did you know you can raise Monarch butterflies at home? Besides being easy and fun to do, raising and releasing Monarchs helps to boost the population! ...

Black Bear Talk

It’s that time of year we are most likely to see black bears out and about! Come find out why that is, and how we can keep them out of our campgrounds.

Mammal Mania

Unique features, adaptations and trivia about our furry friends.

Mammal Mania

Unique adaptations and trivia about many of our furry friends.

Nature Journaling for Kids

We will provide you with a journal to record all you see during your outdoor adventures!

Wild Side of Weather

Join the park naturalist as we look at weather folk lore and learn about using nature to predict changes in the weather. Stay for the Family Friendly Movie...

Wilderness Safety and Search Dog Demonstration

Carol Thompson from Bedford Country Wilderness Search Team will be teaching us about the 10 essentials of outdoor safety. Then, Lexi, a yellow labrador...

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.

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.

Backyard Wildlife Safety

Join us for an interesting program where we will explore backyard and wildlife safety. We will identify and discuss plants and animals that can cause harm to...

Insect Night Hike

Join Park Naturalists on Presque Isle State Park to explore for nighttime insects. Be prepared to go on a trail and on the beach. Dress for the outdoors....

Solitary Rats

This program will be focusing on a type of packrat that is mainly solitary and not very common in Pennsylvania, the Allegheny Woodrat. There will be a movie...

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 nature center for a fun...

General US Grant

During this live presentation, you will be given the task of making command decisions about events from Civil War battles. Will you do better or worse than...

Dangerous Invasions

The issue of invasive species is one that many may be aware of, but may not know the full scope of the problem. Invasive plants, insects, and other...

Movie Night - Beavers

Grab your popcorn and head down to the campground amphitheater where we'll be watching a 1-hour informational movie about beavers. Afterwards, the park...

Ruffed Grouse

Discover PA's state bird, the ruffed grouse. This program will feature mounts, displays and video of this unique forest bird.

Bioluminescent Fungi Walk Preregistration required

Venture out with Shane Miller, park educator, on the trails inthe hunt for the illusive biolumscent fungi. On this journey, we will hiking 3/4 of a mile...

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 Upper...

Friday, August 5