DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, April 6

Earth as a Peppercorn

In preperation for the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse, learn about our place in space during this interactive program where we show the size of our solar...

National Birding Day

Bring your binoculars and join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a fun morning hike to search for spring migrants along back trails. Beginners and families are...

Early Morning Vernal Pool Hike

Join the Park Naturalist for an early morning hike to explore some of the unique vernal pools we have. Dress for the weather. Registration is required. Knee...

First Day of Trout Fishing

Join the SONS of Lake Erie and Park staff for the annual first day of trout fishing in Pennsylvania. All equipment, bait and instruction is provided. Dress...

Merry FISHMAS!

Kickoff your fishing season with Bald Eagle State Park! Participants will get a brief lesson on casting skills and basic equipment before fishing on the...

STORYWALK®: SUGAR SNOW- Recurring Event

Enjoy a story as you walk along a section of the parks OH! Susanna Trail . This seasons story is Sugar Snow by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Ages 4-8). Come learn...

Saturday Morning Birding Series

Saturday Morning Birding Walks at Hills Creek Saturdays in April and May All 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Meet at the Hills Creek State Park Office prior to 8am...

Friends Trail Day

Join the Friends of Ridley Creek State Park trail crew on their monthly trail maintenance excursions where they care for park trails, remove invasive plants...

Intro to Beekeeping

Join Nathan Williams to learn about what you need to know about honey bees before you start your own hive. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center, 25...

Eclipse Anatomy Hike

Learn how the eclipse will unfold while enjoying a hike on Dead Pond Trail. Stopping at several points along the trail to discuss how the total eclipse will...

Exploring Eclipses

*Please note, this program is Saturday, April 6th, and not on the date of the actual eclipse. On Monday, April 8th portions of North America will experience...

Exploring Eclipses

Did you hear about the solar eclipse happening on Monday, April 8th? Portions of Pennsylvania will experience a full eclipse, while here at Memorial Lake...

Fishy Fun in Pavilion One

Something fishy is going on in Pavilion 1! Stop by Pavilion 1, on the trout opener, for trout related activities such as trout trivia, watercolor painting...

Signs of Spring Walk-CANCELLED

Let's take a walk toward the swamp and see what plants and animals are ready for spring. Be prepared for wet and muddy conditions. Parking is limited.

Solar Eclipse Story Time

Join park staff for a morning story! This story is a great intro to this upcoming solar eclipse. Learn about the total solar eclipse and make our own solar...

Exploring Eclipses

On Monday, April 8th, portions of North America will experience a total solar eclipse and some of Pennsylvania is lucky enough to be in the path of...

Fishing Season Fish Printing

Learn the craft of Japanese fish printing, or Gyotaku, as a way of preserving a record of your catch. We will be using life-like fish models and inks to...

PA's Native Trout

Stop by the Park Office to learn more about our native Brook Trout! As this is the Statewide Trout Opener, other literature on trout will also be available.

Friends of the Parks/Penguin Court Fourth Annual Native Plant Sale Online

This is no fooling-the Friends of the Parks/Penguin Court Fourth Annual Native Plant Sale site is now active and ready for your orders. The website will be...

Eagle Watch

Bald Eagle nesting season is upon us! Please join park volunteers, Garland and Patrick Eicher, at the Wildlife Viewing Area Gazebo for a view of the park’s...

Tree Planting - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Join the Treelay, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay's 24-hour tree relay planting marathon! At this site at Big Elk Creek State Park, we will be planting 1500...

Trout Tips!

Fishermen rejoice, its opening day for trout! Come to Bendigo State Park and visit our pop-up table beside Bendigo creek near the pool to learn some facts...

Exploring Eclipses

On Monday, April 8th, portions of North America will experience a total solar eclipse and some of Pennsylvania is lucky enough to be in the path of...

Fossil Frenzy: Dig into PA’s Past

Did you know we have fossils right under our feet? Come learn about the types of fossils we find here at Swatara State Park, how they were created, and what...

Presque Isle History

View old maps and historical photographs in a power point presentation on the history of Presque Isle State Park. This history presenntation will be in room...

Solar Eclipse 101

On Monday, April 8th portions of North America will experience a total solar eclipse. Join us for a quick lesson on solar eclipses. Learn about the upcoming...

Solar Eclipse 101

The biggest event of the year is coming up on April 8, 2024—a total solar eclipse! Join the park naturalist to learn all about solar eclipses and how to...

The Life of James Buchanan

Join us for a look at the life of James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States. Learn how one of the most qualified candidates for president...

Finding Your Inner Child Adult Salamander Hike Preregistration

Did you love jumping in creeks and looking under logs/stone for salamanders, frogs, & turtles? In this program, you will have the opportunity of reliving...

Eclipse Basics

Did you know that a total solar eclipse is going to be visible across Pennsylvania on April 8th? Join us to learn all about eclipses and how to safely view...

Kid’s Fishing Game

In celebration of opening season of trout in Pennsylvania, the Elk Country Visitor Center is celebrating some of PA’s popular fish species. Join the ConEd....

Maple Tasting

Join the naturalist to sample some of Worlds End State Park's prize-winning maple syrup and other maple products! Learn all about the sugaring process and...

Step into Spring!

Kick off the season the right way by taking a short & relaxing springtime walk at Elk State Park! Meet our DCNR staff at the beginning of Maple Trail near...

Volunteer Event - Community Tree Planting

Celebrate Earth Day a little early with us in our education area to plant small trees and shrubs to replace removed invasive species. All tools and...

CANCELED Exploring the Eclipse

CANCELED Join the Oil Creek State Park naturalist to learn all about the upcoming solar eclipse. We’ll learn how this incredible phenomenon happens and...

Woodcock Walk

Welcome spring with an observation of the American Woodcock courtship display! Learn unique adaptations of this migratory bird. Discover habitat requirements...

Nightscape Photo Workshop

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

Volunteer Event - Ultraviolet Light Nighttime Litter Pick Up

Gain a different perspective of your environment as we walk trails with UV flashlights. Not only may we see luminescing critters, but also plenty of glowing...

SOLD OUT: Night Frogging at Hillman State Park

Program is full. Registration is closed. Join us as we search for and learn about the frogs, salamanders, and other critters that can be found in...

Saturday, April 6