DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

October 25 - November 23, 2020

Sunday, October 25

Waterfowl Driving Tour

Tag along for a trip around the park to see what kinds of waterfowl are hanging out at Glendale Lake. We will stop at each access point to scan the water for...

Piney Mountain Day Pack Hike: 10 Mile Difficult Hike

Meet at the Furnace Stack Pavilion for an all day hike through Michaux State Forest and Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Pack a lunch and bring plenty of water...

75th Anniversary Hike

Celebrate 75 years of Laurel Hill State Park with boots on most of the park's trails! This hike will be approximately 7 miles in length on moderate to...

Fall Foliage Hike: Trinity Gorge

Join Park Naturalist Rob Bergstresser for a breathtaking guided nature hike through beautiful Trinity Gorge. This hike will be a relatively easy 2 to...

Volunteer Trail Day

Hillman State Park is looking for volunteers to donate some time to assist the park staff with hanging up trail markers and signs. We will set aside the...

Fall Foliage Hike - Nescopeck Trail

Take in the beautiful fall foliage as we hike the 2-mile Nescopeck Trail. Dressing in layers and bring water is recommended.

Star Mill Trail Hike

Take a two-mile hike on the Star Mill Trail. Find out the interesting history of Black Moshannon State Park, and look for migrating waterfowl along the...

Photo by Maggie Stonecash

Join Maggie Stonecash for Yoga on the Mountain. Class is appropriate for all levels. Modifications are offered for poses based on ability. Bring your yoga...

Strange Stories

(Almost) Anything weird or spooky is welcome in this program! Listen to stories involving local legends, bats, and other creatures of the night. This...

Friends & Family Sunday - Clay Play!

Create pottery as a family or bring friends for an afternoon of creativity with clay. Individual Sundays, $30 - Sunday afternoons - 1:00 pm to 3:00 PM No...

Halloween Elktravaganza

Join us at the Elk Country Visitor Center for an afternoon of Halloween fun! With games, crafts and more this event will be a blast for all! Come in your...

Leaf Animals

Autumn leaves bring color to our forests, but did you know you can make animals from leaves you collect off the ground? Bring your imagination and discover...

Program Series: The Five Elements

According to Chinese philosophy, the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water are believed to be the fundamental elements of everything in the...

Self-Guided Tours: Mansion Open

Join us on the top of the mountain to visit the Cameron-Masland Mansion, an historic stone villa built in 1908 as a summer home. Be sure to check out the...

Snake Hunt

Search the forest for the paper snakes with questions on them. Try to answer the questions on these misunderstood creatures. When finished, return to the...

*FULL*Archery 101

After brief introductions and a safety talk, you'll receive helpful advice on the proper technique for correctly holding a bow and releasing an arrow for...

Monday, October 26

Get Moving Monday

Hike the trails with a Nolde educator! Adults-only Program. Medium difficulty – approx. 2 miles. Meet at McConnell Hall to start. Hikes are rain or...

Tuesday, October 27

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems (Week 4: Prairie)

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly...

Home School/Cyber School- American Indian Heritage

Kids in grades 3-6 will learn about the life of the early Native people through instruction and hands on activities. Registration is required. To sign up,...

Family Fun Hike - Circle of Life

Explore the forest as a family and learn along the way! The topic for this Family Fun Hike session is "Circle of Life". Join us as we explore and discover...

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems (Week 4: Prairie)

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly...

Long Loop Hike

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on the Crow, Lake View and Spirit Trails on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 10:30 am. The hike is 7 miles in length and moderate...

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems (Week 4: Prairie)

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly...

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems (Week 4: Prairie)

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly...

Virtual: Raptor Migration

Every fall, raptors across North America head south for the winter. Learn about the amazing adaptations of raptors, how they migrate, and how to identify...

Wednesday, October 28

Teaching Area Restoration

We are looking for help with refurbishing our outdoor classrooms in the Henrys Forge Area. Flooding from August's tropical storm washed away the classroom...

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems (Week 4: Prairie)

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly...

Home School/Cyber School-Wonders of Water

Teens in grades 7-12 will explore the properties of water through instruction and hands on activities. Registration is required. To sign up, email Kathy at...

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems (Week 4: Prairie)

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly...

Watershed Wednesday Hike

Walk and talk about issues affecting watersheds. This is a light to moderate hike along some of Nolde Forest’s most beloved trails and will provide...

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems (Week 4: Prairie)

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly...

Beaver at Long Beaver & Hike Preregistration required

Come join us for Story Time with "Beaver at Long Pond!" and Beaver Hike. Join us for a fun talk and walk to see how beaver change their environment. Meet at...

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems (Week 4: Prairie)

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly...

Kids October Hiking Series

With all the added screen time associated with virtual learning, why not take advantage of an opportunity to get your kids outside for a good old-fashioned...

Nature Club

Students in grades 5 – 8 can meet us afterschool on alternating Wednesday for fun enrichment activities outdoors. Sept 16 – Environmental Art Sept 30 –...

Owl Pellets

Dig through an owl pellet to see if you can figure out what it has been eating. Gloves will be available, and please dress for the weather since this will...

Hump Day Hike!

Come and hike away the stresses of the week with this monthly, after work evening hike. Hike locations will change each month and will cover various...

SOLD OUT: Presque Isle After Dark

Join our Park Naturalists for a Halloween themed walk at Presque Isle State Park. We will meet at the Pine Tree Pavilion for a 1.5 mile easy hike on a trail...

Thursday, October 29

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems (Week 4: Prairie)

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly...

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems (Week 4: Prairie)

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly...

Homeschool Day - Incredible Invertebrates

Geared towards ages 6-10, we will be learning about the incredible world of insects and other invertebrates around us. We will learn the differences between...

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems (Week 4: Prairie)

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly...

PA Outdoor Recreation Plan 2020-2024 Educational Webinars

Speakers: Gretchen Leslie and Justin Royer, PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources Patrick Starr, Vice-President, Pennsylvania Environmental...

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems (Week 4: Prairie)

Family Science Outside: Exploring Ecosystems brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly...

Homeschool Day - Incredible Invertebrates

Geared towards ages 6-10, we will be learning about the incredible world of insects and other invertebrates around us. We will learn the differences between...

Field Trip Thursday's in October

Take a break from the screen and let’s go get our weekly dose of Vitamin N (N being Nature, of course)! This one-hour afterschool learning series focuses on...

Owl Prowl Preregistration is required.

What goes hoot in the night? Do you know which owl was mistaken for a ghost back in colonial times? Join Park Educator, Lisa Meadows, to learn all about...

Friday, October 30

BYOK: Marsh Creek Birding by Kayak

Bring your own watercraft and enjoy a morning paddle at Marsh Creek Lake! We will be enjoying the changing leaves, learn about park history, and look for...

Family Science Outside: Bad Bugs

Why do we consider some bugs bad and others good? Join park staff to learn about invasive species and how they can harm our forest ecosystem, then go on a...

Outdoor School for Elementary School Students

Elementary School students (grades K-4) now learning at home can join us for field trip enrichment on Fridays during the fall. The elementary sessions are...

Skulls, Bones, Horns and Antlers

'Twas the night before Halloween, so here on the trails, join your DCNR Park Naturalist with skulls, bones and antler tales. We will explore the osteological...

Spirit Trail Wildflower Walk

Join the park naturalist on the “Spirit of Tuscarora Trail” at 10:30 am on Friday, October 30, 2020 to search for wildflowers. The trail is 4.5 miles in...

Outdoor School for Middle School Students

Middle School students (grades 5 - 8) now learning at home can join us for field trip enrichment on Fridays during the fall. The middle school sessions are...

Ants! (Virtual Program)

Ants are everywhere! They perform many different tasks in the environment. Join a Park Naturalist on Skype for Buisness for a virtual lesson about ants. This...

For Kids: Introduction to Orienteering

Kids ages 8 & up are invited to join us for some outdoor learning! During this hands-on experience you'll learn how to read a topographic map, how to use a...

*SOLD OUT* Halloween Night Hike

Test your senses as we adjust to walking in the dark. Learn about creatures of the night as well as Pymatuning Myths and Legends. For more information or to...

Creepy Critters

Tis the season for all sorts of creepy critters! Join park staff in exploring the different animals we associate with our spookiest holiday! Please meet...

Erie Bluffs After Dark

Join the Park Naturalist for an evening walk at Erie Bluffs State Park. Enjoy halloween themed topics during a walk in the dark woods. We will meet at the...

Bog Treasures By Moonlight

Take a stroll by the light of the (almost) full moon on the boardwalk. See the unique plants and animals that call the bog home, and listen for the sounds...

GLOW Hike

As humans we can only see some of the wavelengths of light. But there is a whole hidden world of colors and shapes that can be seen after dark with the help...

Adult Only Night “Hike”!

Experience Washington Crossing Historic Park during the dark of night on a walk that is sure to tingle your senses! This respectful self guided walk will...

Campfire Tales: Creepy Critters

Come join the park naturalist as he talks about those creepy critters that aren’t so creepy when you learn about them. Bring a chair or blanket and a snack...

Creatures of the Night - Halloween!

Owls, spiders, snakes, bats, and black cats. Join us for a look at some of the "creepy" creatures of the night and how they've become tied to Halloween! This...

Halloween Night Hike

Come along as we venture into Tiadaghton State Forest for this easy, 2-mile, family-friendly hike after dark to discover the sights and sounds of the forest...

Saturday, October 31

Go Batty with National Bat Week

Join your DCNR park naturalist to celebrate our world's only true flying mammals during National Bat Week by visiting a trailside interactive exhibit table...

Hickory Run History Hike

Join us for this guided hike to discover the history of Hickory Run State Park by walking along one of our most popular trails within the park. Wear sturdy...

Scary Skulls

Here at Raccoon Creek, we've got quite a few skeletons in our closet... literally! This Halloween, we'll be talking about the skulls of some of our park...

Getting “A-head” on Your Animal Skull ID

Have you ever discovered an animal skull during a woods-wandering and wondered what species it was from? Here’s your chance to get “a-head” on your wildlife...

Mad Scientist Saturday

Youth ages 6-13 are invited to join the mad scientist and participate in some science experiment fun! We will be outside so dress for the...

Rocks that Rolled: A Talk and Tour of Local Geology

Join DCNR Professional Geologist, Simeon Suter, from the Pennsylvania Geological Survey on an exhilarating talk and walk about the local geology of Hickory...

Animals on Parade!

"Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!" Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz will have plenty to fear if they come around here on Halloween.... Children and their...

Death of a Jack-O-Lantern

Come learn about the process of decay in a Jack-O-Lantern. You will also learn about why the decaying process is important to the health of the forest. ...

Halloween in the Park

Saturday October 31, 2020 2 to 4 pm at Friends Pavilion 4 It’s Halloween in the park! Come and enjoy some Halloween-themed crafts and activities....

PA Bats

What is the mythical furry flying mammal often associated with Halloween? BATS! Did you know there are 9 bat species in PA! Learn about the different...

Goin' Batty at Poe Paddy!

Happy Halloween! Come out and celebrate this spooky season with a walk through the Poe Paddy tunnel to discuss PA’s most unique mammal: the bat! We'll talk...

Spiders

Make a spider to take home, then find out interesting facts about these animals that are always associated with Halloween. COVID-19 Information A mask...

Bat Wing Craft

Children and their families are invited to make their very own set of bat wings! It may be a surprise to learn the similarities between humans and bats...

Spooky Skeletons

It's Halloween and skeletons are everywhere! They're decorating our homes, some adorn our costumes, and we carry them everywhere we go! Join park staff to...

*SOLD OUT* Halloween Night Hike

Test your senses as we adjust to walking in the dark. Learn about creatures of the night as well as M.K. Goddard Myths and Legends. For more information or...

Blue Full Moon Watch

Watch the Blue Full Moon rise over Black Moshannon Lake! Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Discover interesting facts about the moon and why it is...

Halloween Hike & Campfire

Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Intended for adults, come in costume for this evening hike! Test your senses as we adjust to the dark,...

Blue Moon Hike

Come join the park naturalist for a hike around the lake with a rest to watch the moonrise. Along the way, we will learn why this full moon is called Blue...

Cathedral by Candlelight

Experience something different for Halloween! Take a walk back in time to meet a lumberman from the 1800’s who will lead us on a candlelit tour through the...

Halloween Night Hike

Come along as we venture into Tiadaghton State Forest for this easy, 2-mile, family-friendly hike after dark to discover the sights and sounds of the forest...

Owls - Silent but Deadly

Owls are the original stealth flying machines. After a short lecture on owls, we'll go in search of these fascinating birds of prey. Transport to viewing...

All Hallows Night Hike

With autumn upon us, the days are growing shorter as the nights are getting longer. The leaves are changing, the weather is becoming colder, and the animals...

Sunday, November 1

Turkey Talk

November is here, and everyone has one thing on their mind... turkey! When it comes to turkey, we're usually just concerned with learning new ways to cook...

Chickadee chicks

Who is building a nest in your bird box? Learn more about the nests, eggs, and adult birds found inside our bird boxes here at Kings Gap. Cavity-nesters like...

Nolde Mansion Open House

Now serving as the first Environmental Education Center in the state, the Nolde property was once the home of a wealthy Reading manufacturer. The mansion now...

Self-Guided Tours: Mansion Open

Join us on the top of the mountain to visit the Cameron-Masland Mansion, an historic stone villa built in 1908 as a summer home. Be sure to check out the...

Monday, November 2

Get Moving Mondays

Hike the trails with a Nolde educator! Adults-only Program. Medium difficulty – approx. 2 miles. Meet at McConnell Hall to start. Hikes are rain or...

Tuesday, November 3

Election Day Ramble

What are you going to do after you vote? Enjoy the outdoors with this 3-mile stroll through the forest. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate shoes...

Wednesday, November 4

Virtual 2020 Grant Workshop Flyer

This virtual workshop is designed to help applicants develop project ideas in preparation of submitting a grant application to the Community Conservation...

Wednesday Waterfowl Walk

Join us this winter for a new series of birding walks & talks as we learn to identify and report the birds of Little Buffalo. While this is a wonderful time...

Silver Creek Fir Tower Hike

Join us on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 10:30 am as we explore the mountain behind Locust Lake State Park and visit Silver Creek Fire Tower and Reservoir. ...

Little Naturalist Story Time

Bring your children out to the park to get a head-start knowing all about nature! We will hear the story of Leaf Man, and make our own Leaf Man to bring...

Watershed Wednesday Walk

Walk and talk about issues affecting watersheds. This is a light to moderate hike along some of Nolde Forest’s most beloved trails and will provide...

Thursday, November 5

Family Science Outside -Tween & Teen Edition: Meet a Scientist

Who do you see when someone asks you to picture a scientist? Maybe you saw a person in a lab coat inside a laboratory- but not all scientists work in labs. ...

PA Outdoor Recreation Plan 2020-2024 Educational Webinars

Speakers: Josh VanBrakle, PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources Irina Beal, GIS Analyst, WeConservePA Digital technology – smartphones in...

Virtual Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop

Are you looking for FREE lessons and materials to creatively engage early childhood audiences (ages 3-7) in nearby nature and backyard watersheds? Join...

Friday, November 6

Waterfowl Watch

Experience an unpredictable morning of bird watching & become acquainted with birds that migrate through or inhabit central Pennsylvania. These programs will...

First Friday Walks

Join us for First Friday Walks at Pinchot. Led by the park naturalist, explore the trails in the Conewago Day Use area on an approximately 1.5-hour easy...

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...

Our Changing Forest – Walk and Talk

Hike the trails of Nolde Forest and discuss changes that are occurring now and historically, while considering plans for the future. All are welcome to...

Just a Walk in the Park

It’s Friday! So leave the stress of work behind and stretch out those legs with an easy walk in the park. We’ll take a lap around the Muskrat Beach area,...

A Visit With Samuel

Come enjoy the story of Samuel Cowan and how Samuel and his wife Mary came to Cowan’s Gap. This program is limited to 24 participants. Participants can...

Saturday, November 7

Campfire Tales: Tales of the Soldier

Get a jump start on Veterans’ Day as the park naturalist tells some ghostly stories dedicated to the fighting men and women through our history. Bring a...

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...

Growing Up WILD: Training for At-Home Teaching

Have recent events added "school teacher" to your résumé? Maybe you decided to homeschool for this school year... or maybe the school district decided for...

Pine Siskin

Everyone enjoys putting out birdfeeders to draw in the visitors, but do you know your guests names? Join the park naturalist to watch our feeders and discuss...

National Hug A Bear Day

Celebrate National Hug A Bear Day by joining your DCNR Park Naturalist for a special exhibit along the Multi-Use Trail about bears of the world. Learn about...

See you Later, Hibernator!

What is hibernation? Come learn the difference between hibernation and sleep and learn just what Pennsylvania critters are hibernating. Online registration...

*FULL* Marsh Creek History Hike: Mobsters, Murderers, and Millionaires.

Learn about the hidden history of Milford Mills. We will take a look some of the old ruins and talk about the history that was once under the lake! We walk...

Beavers: Here, Gone, and Back Again

The American beaver has played an important role in both the history of North America and the history of Pennsylvania. Learn just what role and status the...

Little Naturalist Story Time

Bring your children out to the park to get a head-start knowing all about nature! We will hear the story of Leaf Man, and make our own Leaf Man to bring...

Fall Colors Hike

Join the park naturalist and learn about the fall colors and what gives us the variety of colors while we hike along the Lakeside Trail. This program is...

Science in the Park:  Nature's Calendar

Review the year on nature’s calendar – what are all the natural events that happen with each season? Come see the seasons change right before your very eyes!...

Volunteer Day at Jacobsburg

Join us for this last volunteer event of the season as we work in our native plant gardens, build brush piles for birds, pick up litter, and plant trees. ...

Saw-whet Owl Banding at Jacobsburg

The Northern Saw-whet Owl is the smallest owl in Pennsylvania. During October and November, Saw-whet owls that have bred north of us migrate through our...

Sunday, November 8

Erie Bluffs Fall Hike

Join Park Naturalists at Erie Bluffs State Park for a 2 mile hike. We will be learning about park history, wildlife, and enjoying the views of Lake Erie from...

Erie Bluffs Fall Hike

Meet at the main Erie Bluffs parking lot for a 2-mile hike on the park trails with the Naturalists. All ages welcome. Free of charge. Registration is...

Waterfowl Driving Tour

Tag along for a trip around the park to see what kind of waterfowl are hanging out at Glendale Lake. We will stop at each access point to scan the water for...

Felting Workshop with Nelly Kouzmina

Explore the possibilities of felt-making and learn various techniques to create one of the oldest forms of textile using the natural fiber – wool. Sunday...

 Friends & Family Sunday - Clay Play!

Create pottery as a family or bring friends for an afternoon of creativity with clay. Individual Sundays, $30 - Sunday afternoons - 1:00 pm to 3:00 PM No...

Walker Run Hike

Join us for a moderate hike on the back side of the Goddard McKeever Trail. Registration is required. Meet at Launch 1 Parking lot. Facemask/ face shield is...

Postponed-  Lecture: The Decision to Hire German Troops in the War of American Independence

Postponed - Rescheduled for May, 2021 Dr. Friederike Baer will visit Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) to give a free public lecture on “The...

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Virtual Event

Monday, November 9

Get Moving Mondays

Hike the trails with a Nolde educator! Adults-only Program. Medium difficulty – approx. 2 miles. Meet at McConnell Hall to start. Hikes are rain or...

Tuesday, November 10

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 1: Winds of Change and Signs of Storms)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Hiking Series #7

Join a naturalist at 9 a.m. on select weekdays for hikes of varying length and difficulty. This year’s series visits trails on our public lands including...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 1: Winds of Change and Signs of Storms)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Second Tuesday Storytime

Children ages 3-7 and their accompanying adult are invited to learn about nature. Join Ms Sarah as we read a story and then explore the forest and mansion...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 1: Winds of Change and Signs of Storms)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Pennsylvania Outdoor Recreation Plan 2020-2024 Educational Webinars

Speakers: Cheri Matter and Ryan Dysinger, PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources Jason Lang, Director of Parks and Recreation, East Goshen...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 1: Winds of Change and Signs of Storms)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Wednesday, November 11

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 1: Winds of Change and Signs of Storms)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 1: Winds of Change and Signs of Storms)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Wednesday Waterfowl Walk

Join us this winter for a new series of birding walks & talks as we learn to identify and report the birds of Little Buffalo. While this is a wonderful time...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 1: Winds of Change and Signs of Storms)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 1: Winds of Change and Signs of Storms)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Watershed Wednesday Walk

Walk and talk about issues affecting watersheds. This is a light to moderate hike along some of Nolde Forest’s most beloved trails and will provide...

What's That Nut? (Virtual Program)

The autumn season brings an abundance of hard shelled nuts dropping from overhead tree limbs. Acorns, chestnuts and walnuts are among the native tree nuts of...

Thursday, November 12

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 1: Winds of Change and Signs of Storms)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Hiking Series #7

Join a naturalist at 9 a.m. on select weekdays for hikes of varying length and difficulty. This year’s series visits trails on our public lands including...

Virtual 2020 Grant Workshop Flyer

This virtual workshop is designed to help applicants develop project ideas in preparation of submitting a grant application to the Community Conservation...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 1: Winds of Change and Signs of Storms)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 1: Winds of Change and Signs of Storms)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 1: Winds of Change and Signs of Storms)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Friday, November 13

Waterfowl Watch

Experience an unpredictable morning of bird watching & become acquainted with birds that migrate through or inhabit central Pennsylvania. These programs will...

Wild, Wonderful Waterfowl

Join Park Naturalist Rob Bergstresser for an up-close look at migrating waterfowl. A wide array of waterfowl species migrate through the park starting in...

Birds of Presque Isle (Virtual Program)

Hundreds of different species of birds migrate through Presque Isle annually. Join a Park Naturalist via Skype for Business to learn about some of these...

Friday at the Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series - 4th through 6th grades

Except for the parks and forests that have been announced as closed, state park and forest facilities remain open. Point State Park invites homeschool...

Virtual Birds of Presque Isle

Hundreds of different species of birds migrate through Presque Isle annually. Join a Naturalist on Friday, November 13, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM to...

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Virtual Event
Campfire Tales: Animal Superstitions

Come join the park naturalist as he tells some stories based on animal superstitions. Then learn about some of the other superstitions about that animal. ...

Saturday, November 14

Guided Nature Hike

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a 5 mile nature hike through Ridley Creek State Park. We will explore birds, trees, wildflowers and park history along the...

Volunteer Trail Clean-up Day

If you enjoy the beauty and wilderness of Ohiopyle State Park, we ask you to consider spending a little time chipping in. Clean ups are sponsored by the...

Beaver Pond Walk

Enjoy a walk along the Beaver Pond Trail and back. We’ll explore the pond area and talk about the critters that make a home in this area. Online...

American Red Squirrel

Bring the classroom to the outdoors with this kid-friendly educational hike! We will learn about a handful of animals that call Pennsylvania home, all the...

Volunteer Work Day:  Tree Planting

If you enjoy the beauty and wildlife of Pymatuning State Park, consider spending some time giving back by helping to plant trees around the park. This tree...

American Red Squirrel

Bring the classroom to the outdoors with this kid-friendly educational hike! We will learn about a handful of animals that call Pennsylvania home, all the...

Talking Turkey

Join the park naturalist as he talks about the bird that is the center of our Thanksgiving feast and some wanted to be our national symbol. Bring a chair or...

The Beauty of Botany

Dr. Susan Munch will present seasonal botany topics for this monthly series. This is a hands-on plant identification walk through the woods. All experience...

Virtual Fall Homeschool Lesson

Do you have homeschooled children looking to add something interesting to their daily routine? Join a Park Naturalist via Skype for Business to learn about...

Virtual Fall Homeschool Lesson

Do you have homeschooled children looking to add something interesting to their daily learning? Join a Naturalist on Saturday, November 14 from 1:00 PM to...

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Virtual Event
Wildlife Camera Trapping Series: Fishers (Part 1)

Sinnemahoning State Park is introducing a new 2-part program series with a focus on using trail cameras to gain knowledge and insight of several wildlife...

Sleep Well, Bats!

Join us to learn about the bats of Canoe Creek. We’ll talk about what the bats are doing and when you’ll see them again. Online registration required as...

Fireside Chat: Turkeys

With a certain holiday coming up, it would be nice to discuss the main course. We will be discussing fun facts and history about the wild turkey. Meet at...

Campfire Tales: Samuel's Favorites

Come hear some of Samuel Cowan’s favorite ghostly tales. Nothing too scary, but be careful, you may just learn something new. Can you tell which ones are...

Monday, November 16

Get Moving Mondays

Hike the trails with a Nolde educator! Adults-only Program. Medium difficulty – approx. 2 miles. Meet at McConnell Hall to start. Hikes are rain or...

November Book Club

This event will be held virtually via Zoom in partnership with Friends of Washington Crossing Park; it will NOT be face-to-face in the park. Museum...

Tuesday, November 17

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 2: Temperature Trials)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Virtual 2020 Grant Workshop Flyer

This virtual workshop is designed to help applicants develop project ideas in preparation of submitting a grant application to the Community Conservation...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 2: Temperature Trials)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 2: Temperature Trials)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 2: Temperature Trials)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Wednesday, November 18

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 2: Temperature Trials)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 2: Temperature Trials)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Wednesday Waterfowl Walk

Join us this winter for a new series of birding walks & talks as we learn to identify and report the birds of Little Buffalo. While this is a wonderful time...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 2: Temperature Trials)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Wild Turkey

Bring your children out to the park to get a head-start knowing all about nature! Since next week is Thanksgiving, lets talk turkey! Listen to a...

Wednesday Waterfowl Walk

Join us this winter for a new series of birding walks & talks as we learn to identify and report the birds of Little Buffalo. While this is a wonderful time...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 2: Temperature Trials)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Watershed Wednesday Walk

Walk and talk about issues affecting watersheds. This is a light to moderate hike along some of Nolde Forest’s most beloved trails and will provide...

Presque Isle After Dark

Join the Park Naturalist for an evening walk at Presque Isle State Park. We will be meeting at the Beach 11 Pavilion for approximately a 1.5 mile hike on a...

Thursday, November 19

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 2: Temperature Trials)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 2: Temperature Trials)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 2: Temperature Trials)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 2: Temperature Trials)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Friday, November 20

Waterfowl Watch

Experience an unpredictable morning of bird watching & become acquainted with birds that migrate through or inhabit central Pennsylvania. These programs will...

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...

Just a Walk in the Park

It’s Friday! So leave the stress of work behind and stretch out those legs with an easy walk in the park. We’ll take a lap around the Muskrat Beach area,...

 Friends Night Out at Earth Center Pottery

Your life is a piece of clay, don’t let anyone else mold it for you. Bring friends and make new ones as we create with clay and enjoy good company and light...

Saturday, November 21

Pine Siskin

Everyone enjoys putting out birdfeeders to draw in the visitors, but do you know your guests names? Join the park naturalist to watch our feeders and discuss...

History Hike:  WWII Torpedo Testing at Pymatuing

Back by popular demand. Join the park naturalist to discover Pymatuning's connection to WWII. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. We will be...

Wild Turkey

Bring your children out to the park to get a head-start knowing all about nature! Since next week is Thanksgiving, lets talk turkey! Listen to a...

Wildlife Camera Trapping Series: Fishers (Part 2)

Part 2 of the wildlife camera trapping series will begin with a review pictures collected from participants and the park staff, and a chance to share what...

Sunday, November 22

Nature Detectives: Critter CSI

Individual family groups and small “pods” are invited to become “nature detectives.” Animals leave behind evidence because of their daily (or nightly)...