DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, May 24

Bird Walk

Join the park naturalist on a bird walk in the woods and shrub lands of Ricketts Glen State Park. Good boots are recommended for walking. Please bring your...

Cook Forest Living History Weekend

Please join us for a fun filled weekend of living history as we journey through various historical eras of the United States: French & Indian War, Colonial...

Lagoon by Pontoon

DCNR staff and Volunteers offer a free interpretive pontoon boat ride throughout Misery Bay and the lagoons. Experience the plants and animals that live in...

Pennsylvania Native Species Day

Invasive plants species including plants, feral cats, insects/invertebrates, pathogens and more pose a huge threat to the biodiversity of native flora and...

Pulling Together: World Biodiversity Day Hike

Invasive plants pose a huge threat to the biodiversity of native flora and fauna in ecosystems throughout the world. Celebrate WORLD BIODIVERSITY DAY...

Lagoon by Pontoon

DCNR staff and Volunteers offer a free interpretive pontoon boat ride throughout Misery Bay and the lagoons. Experience the plants and animals that live in...

DiscoverE Backpack Loaner Program

April 12, 2024 – October 7, 2024 Locust Lake State Park will be offering a new program this year. DiscoverE is a program offered at PA state parks by the...

Lagoon by Pontoon

DCNR staff and Volunteers offer a free interpretive pontoon boat ride throughout Misery Bay and the lagoons. Experience the plants and animals that live in...

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.

Basic Archery

Join park staff to learn the basics of archery, including safety, technique, and proper use of equipment! This hands-on introductory course is intended to...

Birding at 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. ...

Shad Wars

Not just another fish. Learn abou the biology of the anadromous fish and it's relationship with the people of the lower Susquehanna from prehistory to the...

Kayaking for Beginners

Learn the basics of kayaking while exploring Laurel Lake. All equipment will be provided. Must be at least 12 years of age. Space is limited. *Registration...

Terrific Turkeys

Join our park naturalist at the amphitheater to talk about these terrific turkeys. We will explore what makes turkeys so terrific. Is it their eyes, nose,...

Shell-rific Turtles

What species of turtles live in PA? How big can a snapping turtle get? Find out the answers and much more at this family friendly presentation.

Campground Movie: Charlie & the Curious Otters

Bring the family to the Campground amphitheater and join a park educator for a Friday night showing of the PBS Nature special “Charlie & the Curious Otters”

Mammals

Join Jessie Kohan to learn about some of the common and uncommon mammals that share the forest, fields, and streams of Blue Knob with us. You will have the...

Story Time

Bring your kids to listen to Little Owl’s Night book. Meet at the Amphitheater in the Lower Campground.

Vernal Pool Evening Walk

Learn about the ecology of a vernal pool before walking a short distance to one found here at Pinchot Park. Once we get there, we will explore and discover...

Cavity Nesters

Join the park naturalist to learn all about bluebirds and other cavity nesting species in Little Pine State Park. This program will include a walk to some...

Night Sounds in the Valley!

Curious who is making all that ruckus while you’re trying to sleep? Join the park naturalist as we talk about and listen to the calls of what amphibians,...

Park Info Walk

You don’t even have to leave your campsite for this program! The park educator will be walking around the campground talking about camp safety, answering...

Frog/Toad Call Bingo

Did you know we have 14 frog & 3 toad species in the state? Do you know what they all sound like? Come on out to the amphitheater to discover unique ways to...

Nature at Night

Coming to a Night Sky Program, but arriving early? Join park staff for a family friendly Nature at Night Program! These programs feature fascinating...

UV Night Hike

Take a hike on the boardwalk to see the unique plants in the bog. UV lights will be provided so you can see the plants glow! ***Pre-registration is...

Aquatic Weasels

Find out about the aquatic members of this family of fascinating creatures, how to identify them, and their aggressive nature. Several examples will be shown.

Fairfield map

Amateurs talk about strategy, but professional officers talk about logistics. After 200,000 soldiers engaged in battle over three days, it was now time for...

The Sounds of Spring

With the changing weather of our season the sounds that we hear from wildlife also change. Join us for a program as we explore the changing sounds of the...

Moonlight Paddle

Bring your own kayak and equipment out for an adult-only moonlight paddle! Kayak under a full or near-full moon, with only the light of the moon to guide...

Night Sky Tour and Telescopes

Experience the wonder of the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff. If conditions allow, we'll take a...

Friday, May 24