DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, September 24

2022 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to go birding, but we want to see which park is the best! Join us in a friendly competition to see which...

2022 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to go birding, but we want to see which park is the best! Join us in a friendly competition to see which...

2022 Fall Migration Round-Up Pennsylvania State Parks

2022 Fall Migration Round-Up Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to go birding, but we want to see which park is the best! Join us in a friendly...

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...

Yellow Warbler

Did you know we have a bird banding station right here at Lackawanna State Park where research is held to study migratory songbirds? Join Dr. Meg Hatch...

Bird Walk

Avid birder and wildlife photographer, Thomas Buehl Jr., will lead a bird walk at Landingville Marsh on Saturday, September 24, 2022. The walk will begin at...

Fall Migration Bird Walk

Autumn has arrived and that means it is migration season, once again, for many of our raptors and songbirds. These birds have been busy nesting and raising...

Field To Forest Workshop

Learn how to make effective improvements and maintain the overall health of your property with our informative workshop, presented by professionals in the...

Hawk Watch- Broadwing Migration

Join us as we carpool together to the Allegheny Front hawk watch. It is time for the broadwing hawk migration. Participants should pre-register by emailing...

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...

Confusing Fall Warblers

Join park naturalist and expert birder, Rob Bergstresser, for an avian field identification adventure where we will identify those notorious "confusing" fall...

3-D Archery Shoot

Join us with your friends, family, or both, for a fun day of 3-D Archery Shooting. Friends of Mt. Pisgah State Park invites you to bring your archery...

Adopt A Beach

Join us as we strive to keep our park’s beaches clean! Sunscreen and insect repellant are recommended. To Register, Click on the Green button to the...

Guided Nature Hike

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a guided nature hike through Ridley Creek State Park. We will explore birds, trees, wildflowers and park history along the...

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...

Intro to Mountain Biking- Bring your Own Bike

This two-hour program is designed to make a first-time mountain biker feel comfortable exploring Jacobsburg’s multi-use trails. During the first portion of...

Mentored Youth in Conservation - The White-tailed Deer

Examining landscapes and drawing conclusions about how wildlife use their habitat is a fun and important part of spending time outdoors. To celebrate...

National Public Lands Day

Volunteer for National Public Lands Day. Join Staff and the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park in a tree planting project at the Organized Group...

National Public Lands Day Clean-Up

Join us in celebration of National Public Lands Day to clean up the park! Volunteers of all ages and abilities are invited to help us improve the park by...

National Public Lands Day Volunteer Event

Team up with Raccoon Creek State Park and Public Lands to celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD) with a morning of conservation and stewardship followed...

Three people with hand tools work on a trail

Jennings Environmental Education Center is looking for volunteers to pitch in at the park in celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September...

Project Learning Tree Teacher Workshop Preregistration required

Join us for a Project Learning Tree educator workshop at Yellow Creek State Park! Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education...

Public Lands Day

Help beautify Black Moshannon State Park! Projects include trail maintenance, painting, pulling weeds, litter pickup, and more. Individuals, families, and...

Volunteer:  National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. This NPLD, volunteers are needed to help with...

Walk with Friends: Baker Trail Ramble

Join Friends of Cook Forest for a hike along the Baker Trail from Iron Bridge Road to the Fish & Boat Commission launch area below Gravel Lick. We'll meet at...

Walk with a Doc in Tacony Creek Park

Join us with Dr. Maria Dahl for this free, low intensity walk in Tacony Creek Park. 1 hour, 1.5 mile walk on a paved trail, no bathrooms available at the...

Birding Basics!

Join the park naturalist as we go over the basics of birding! We’ll be learning how to use our binoculars, as well as talking about tips and tricks of how to...

Disc Golf 101

Learn the basics of playing disc golf, like the rules and regulations, putting, driving, disc placement, and how to make that difficult shot. Also, be part...

Dutch Oven Campfire Cooking

Have you been looking for delicious campfire recipes? Join us to learn the basics of campfire cooking with a Dutch Oven! Volunteers Brian and Jean Krenicky...

Gerard Trail Series Backpacking Trip

The final hike of our Gerard Trail Series is an overnight backpacking trip, where we will cover approximately 12 miles of difficult terrain and stay...

Intro to Archery: Registration Required

Ages 15 and up who have never tried archery before can learn the basics of the sport and try their skill at hitting a target. To sign up email Kathy at...

Introduction to Archery

Come learn the basics of archery! How-to and safety will be discussed, followed by an opportunity for participants to try it for themselves. This activity is...

Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group Work Day

Join Forbes State Forest’s Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group for its final group work day of the year. Projects will vary. In lieu of a volunteer appreciation...

McConnells Mill Heritage Festival

History comes alive at the 30th Annual McConnells Mill Heritage Festival, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Portersville-Prospect. Come celebrate the historic...

National Public Lands Day Park Cleanup

Join park staff and the Friends of Goddard (FRoG) for a park cleanup event. Please meet at the Launch 3 Pavilion. Light snacks, gloves, trash bags, and...

Paddle for Pollution

Join the Friends of Keystone State Park for their annual Paddle for Pollution event! Meet at the boat launch for a fun day on the water while we pull trash...

Public Lands Day Volunteer Work Day

Help us celebrate National Public Lands Day. Join us for our last scheduled Volunteer Work Day of the year. Projects have yet to be determined. Please...

Tree ID Hike

Join us on a 1.5 mile hike to explore the parks mixed wood forest. We will learn about trees and some of the things these trees might be used for. This...

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...

Atlatl Toss

Come try your hand at this ice-aged era weapon, the atlatl! Launch 5-foot long spears through the air using basic physics to turn it into a weapon that...

Fall Leaves!

Our Maples are just one tree species that provide us with beautiful colors in the fall. Why do they change color? Meet in the Visitor Center Classroom to...

Archery Basics Sampler

Come and learn the basics of archery, then try some hands-on with our archery equipment. We have 15 and 25 pound recurves, 15 to 25 pound Genesis compounds,...

Essential Knot Tying

Stop by anytime between 1pm and 2pm to learn how to tie a few useful knots everyone should know how to tie, as well as what they’re used for and when you...

Family Nature Photo Scavenger Hunt - Fall Edition

Bring a camera, phone, or tablet to the beautiful Beltzville State Park, and take part in a family-fun nature photo scavenger hunt around our Day Use Area!...

Family Program - Just Wing It

As the seasons begin to change and cooler air moves in, many of our summer feathered friends will begin their long journey south. Join us as we learn all...

Intro to Archery on National Hunting and Fishing Day

September 24th is National Hunting and Fishing Day! Get outside and prepare for youth bow hunting at Trough Creek State Park! Our NASP certified archery...

Introduction to Fishing

Interested in getting started with or learning more about fishing? Join the naturalist to learn the basics of how to be safe, cast a line, and catch fish!...

Introduction to Fishing

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by learning to fish! Join students from the Saint Vincent College Angler's Club at the boat launch area any time...

National Hunting and Fishing Day at Bald Eagle State Park

Pavilions #6 and #7 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. **Pre-registration is required. Please register all individuals attending online at...

Pennsylvania Pawpaw

Join Ranger Trush for an informative program of Pennsylvania's native fruit, the Pawpaw.

Poe Paddy Bird Walk

Join the park naturalist on an easy 1-1.5 mile hike from Poe Paddy, along the John Snyder Trail, through the tunnel, and back. We’ll be keeping our eyes and...

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...

Signs of Fall

**ages 3-5 Little ones and their grownups will listen to a story and make a simple craft to celebrate the beginning of autumn.

The Beauty of Botany

Join Dr. Susan Munch on a scientific plant-identification walk though the Nolde Forest. This is a hands-on botany walk through the woods, so please dress for...

Birds of Hyner Run

Join the naturalist for some birding at Hyner Run State Park. Topics will include the different birds that live at Hyner Run and also how to identify them. ...

Fishing Fun

Learn to fish with park educators to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing day. We will have fishing poles and bait available, but feel free to bring your...

Animal Track Basics

Stop by anytime between 2pm and 3pm to learn how to identify common Pennsylvania animal tracks, as well as some hint and tricks on how to read them to tell...

Chronic Wasting Disease Update

What's new with Chronic Waisting Disease and Whitetailed Deer in Pennsylvania? A local Wildlife Consevation Officer from the PA Game Commission will be...

Elk Basics

New to learning about elk? Join us for the basic breakdown as we learn about elk history, elk ecology and elk behavior. Are you a seasoned “Elkspert?” We bet...

GPS and Geocaching

Learn how to use hand-held GPS units and apply those skills at geocaching. Materials provided. Meet at the Amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers at...

Leave No Trace Hike

Join the park naturalist for a hike along the Lakeside Trail. During the hike we will learn about the “7 Principles of Leave No Trace” and why they are...

Nature Craft: Birdfeeders

Do you know the difference between a bird song vs a bird call? Join us at the amphitheater to learn some common Pennsylvania bird songs. Afterward, we’ll...

Nature Notebooks

Join us for this seminar on how to create your own nature inspired journal. This Program meets in the Audotorium.

Understanding Elk Behavior

This year when watching elk, do more than just count antler points: learn to read elk behavior by understanding herd dynamics, body language, and...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

Back to Nature with Health and Wellness walk at Bigler's Rocks. Join us with Doc. Dr. Jilynn L. Hess, DC and Dr. Maggie Sopic, DC for this free, low...

Bird Basics

Learn birding basics and find out which birds are common in our park. Meet at the Amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or...

Nature Craft: Birdfeeders

Do you know the difference between a bird song vs a bird call? Join us at the nature center to learn some common Pennsylvania bird songs. Afterward, we’ll...

Birds of Little Pine

Join the naturalist for some birding on the Lake Shore Trail. Topics will include the different birds that live at Little Pine and also how to identify...

Smokey Bear Visits the Park!

Smokey Bear is visiting the campground at Prince Gallitzin State Park! Smokey will arrive around 5:00pm for a ride around the campground to greet everybody,...

Evening Bird Walk

Join the park naturalist on an evening bird walk in the woods and shrub lands of Ricketts Glen State Park to collect data for our Fall Migration...

Coywolf of Pennsylvania

Life history, spread and genetics of the Eastern Coyote of Pennsylvania.

Nightscape Photo Workshop - CANCELLED

Photograph the starry night sky with your DSLR camera & lenses you currently own. Curt Weinhold, a PA Wilds Juried Artisan, teaches you to photograph...

Mindful Skywatching

Come and join us as the sun sets to do mindful sky watching. You will be guided through a short, guided meditation to encourage relaxation, openness and...

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...

Astronomy Night Hike!

Come join us for a night hike and view the constellations. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring along a comfortable chair and...

Night Sky Tour

Experience the splendor of the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park. Observe the constellations through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff. Hear...

Stars - Cherry Springs State Park

Join park staff for a guided tour of our night skies! This tour will walk you through a bit of historic astronomy, highlight one or two prominent features...

Saturday, September 24