DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, September 10

Flat Naturalist  Self-Guided Tree Challenge

Head out to the park for an adventure with your very own flat naturalists! Much like the Flat Stanley in schools, Washington Crossing Historic Park will...

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...

Bird Walk

Take advantage of active morning birds with a bird walk! Walk with the park naturalist to find summer birds and early fall migrants. Hike will be 1-2 miles...

Fish with a Waterways Conservation Officer

The PA Fish and Boat Commission is offering a fishing event just for you! Participants will have the opportunity to fish with a local Waterways Conservation...

Volunteer Work Day

We need your help with projects in the park to improve the areas around the Education Building and Mansion! September's projects include: * Landscaping ...

  Lagoon by Pontoon

Presque Isle State Park has miles of beautiful wetlands, ponds, and a lagoon home to many unique plants and animals. Enjoy a one-hour tour of the lagoon...

*Registration FULL* Girl Scouts Love Moraine

Calling all Girl Scouts, let’s celebrate our shared love for the outdoors, by joining park staff in a fun filled day exploring the natural wonders of Moraine...

A Woodland Treasure Hunt for Girl Scouts: Orienteering 101

Treasure hunt. Adventure. Challenge. Competition. Orienteering is all of this and more! During this Outdoor Adventure Workshop at Jennings Environmental...

Casual Tree ID Session

Join our park educator for a casual tree ID walk. We'll be looking for cool stuff while practicing ID on things we may already recognize. We'll talk about...

DVOA Orienteering

Join Mary Frank of the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association for this orienteering opportunity in the Nolde Forest. If you have never tried orienteering...

Girl Scouts Love Beltzville State Park

Girl scouts are invited to join the park naturalist for a park clean-up day at Beltzville State Park, after a busy summer season. Let's spread the love of...

Girl Scouts Love State Parks -  Colonial Olympics

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend - Colonial Olympics Enjoy some friendly competition at Washington Crossing Historic Park’s Colonial Olympics! Your...

Girl Scouts Love State Parks - An Introduction to iNaturalist

We are celebrating Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend at Lackawanna State Park. This year's theme is stewardship, so we will introduce you to ways to...

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend

Celebrate Girls Scouts Love State Parks (GSLSP) Weekend by joining your DCNR Park Naturalist for a morning nature hike from 0900-1100 hrs. through Ridley...

Girl Scouts Love State Parks! Join us at Loyalhanna Dam 80th Anniversary

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT AT YELLOW CREEK STATE PARK. PLEASE MEET AT LOYALHANNA DAM, 440 LOYALHANNA RD, SALTSBURG, PA. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. COME BETWEEN 10...

Loyalhanna Dam 80th Anniversary

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT AT YELLOW CREEK STATE PARK. PLEASE MEET AT LOYALHANNA DAM, 440 LOYALHANNA RD, SALTSBURG, PA. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. COME BETWEEN 10...

National Dutch Oven Gathering

For centuries, the Dutch Oven has been the most versatile cookware in the kitchen (and campsite!) making everything from biscuits & cobbler to Thanksgiving...

Ride the Rail Trail

The Knox & Kane Rail Trail is a great place to ride your bike and enjoy nature. Bring your bike and join a park educator for a ride from the park to Mount...

Varden Conservation & Heritage day

A day filled with children activities, guided hikes, local history displays, music, and a scavenger hunt. This will happen at the Tannery side of the park....

Girl Scouts Love State Parks: ID that Tree!

Come celebrate Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend with a trip to Poe Valley State Park! Girl Scouts and their families are invited to join the park...

McConnells Mill Historic Gristmill Autumn Hours

Thursdays through Sundays - 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill at...

  Lagoon by Pontoon

Presque Isle State Park has miles of beautiful wetlands, ponds, and a lagoon home to many unique plants and animals. Enjoy a one-hour tour of the lagoon...

Branching Out: Tree ID Walk

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...

White pine growing out of Boulder Field - Hickory Run State Park

Learn to use phone apps like iNaturalist and others to document plants and animals while in the park. This research helps to increase scientific knowledge...

Muddy Creek Oil Field - Living History Demonstration

September 10 is canceled due to low volunteer availability. To volunteer, contact 3MJC or the park office. The Muddy Creek Oil Well is an award-winning...

Monarch Madness

During this program you will have the opportunity to participate as a citizen scientist for Monarch Watch, a conservation and research program based at the...

Elk in Pennsylvania

Take a look into the fascinating life of one of our largest, most intriguing wild animals. Learn the history of elk in Pennsylvania and ways to improve your...

Family Nature Day with Fred Rogers Productions and WQED

Join the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Fred Rogers Productions, and WQED on Saturday, September 10 from 1-3 pm at the...

Girl Scouts Love State Parks - Monarch Tagging

We are celebrating Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend at Lackawanna State Park. This year's theme is stewardship, so we will introduce you to ways to...

White pine growing out of Boulder Field - Hickory Run State Park

Learn how this geologic wonder Boulder Field formed and help our education staff develop some stewardship messaging through a journaling activity. We’ll be...

Mushroom Walk - Guest: Central PA Mushroom Club

Come and learn about some of our PA mushrooms during this talk, and walk, with John Traister, a member of the Central PA Mushroom Club.

Shoaff's Mill Tours

Shoaff's Mill is an 1840's era Grist Mill that operates from May to October on weekends from 1-3pm. See a 32 ft steel waterwheel turn just as it has for over...

Girl Scouts Love State Parks: Stream Stomp!

Come celebrate Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend with a trip to Poe Valley State Park! Girl Scouts and their families are invited to join the park...

Mushrooms 101: A beginner's course in mushroom identification.

Join our park educator for a crash course on mushroom ID. Followed by a hike to see what we can uncover. Kids may attend, but it's reccommended for ages 12...

Girl Scouts Love State Parks: Introduction to Archery

Do you know someone in the Girl Scouts between 5-18 years old? Are they interested in archery? Join us for an introduction to archery course. All equipment...

Girl Scouts Love State Parks: Vultures and Wildlife Careers

Attention, this program is now Wait List Only Calling all Girl Scouts: It’s Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend and we have a program for all girls (and...

Migrating Monarchs

Our monarch monitors have been tracking our butterflies this summer! Learn all about our wonderful monarchs. Diet, life cycle, and their amazing migration...

PA Trapping Techniques

Local trapping guru Tom Schwabenbauer will be the presenter for this educational program. He will be covering Pa trapping species, trap selections and...

Wildflowers of Fall

Take a stroll around Little Pine State Park with the naturalist to see the different wildflowers coming out during the fall. All children must be...

Full Moon paddle

Enjoy the full moon with a relaxing paddle on Shawnee Lake. We will be learning about some of the evening animals that share the night with us. Don’t miss...

Growing Your Own Mushrooms

Join Jim Desantis from Sunny Horizon Farm as he leads you through the steps on how to start your own mushroom “garden”. Jim and his wife Susan will share...

Katydid Cadence

Ever hear a katydid sing? Or maybe a katydidn't? Join the park naturalist to learn about these fascinating insects and also why they are singing at...

Fungi—PA’s Hidden Treasures

Want to learn more about the mushrooms you see in Pennsylvania? This informative video will help you begin to understand what is going on under the soil, and...

Moonlight Paddle

Enjoy an exclusive excursion on our peaceful mountain lake. Please provide your own boat, paddle, life jacket and light or head lamp. *Registration is...

Wooden Appalachian Sign

People from all over the world come to hike this global treasure. Most do a few or many miles in section hikes. Like climbing Mt. Everest, only a few manage...

Harvest Moon Hike

Explore the moonlit forest during an easy, 2 mile hike at Forbes. During this program we will learn about moon phases and folklore all while using our senses...

Saturday, September 10