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Canceled: Wild About Elk

Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs, events, and trainings in state parks and forests are canceled through June 15. State parks remain open for passive recreation. For the most current information on facility closures, please visit the state parks website at www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/.

This two-day, hands-on l workshop will explore the natural history and habitat needs of Pennsylvania elk, historical, and current management strategies, and research techniques including an attempted elk calf research activity with the Game Commission.

Education staff from PA Game Commission, Keystone Elk Country Alliance, and PA State Parks will guide participants through hands-on educational activities which can easily be integrated into science, language arts, math, art, and social studies curriculums and will address current standards for Environment and Ecology. 

Agenda will include both indoor and outdoor activities including a hike on State Game Land 311 to see active habitat management and (hopefully) view elk, as well as an attempted elk calf capture research activity with the Game Commission. Participants should dress comfortably and be well prepared for the outdoors and to hike off trail (i.e., hiking up and down steep hills, uneven surfaces, through fields w/limited ground visibility, and through forests).

Workshop fee: FREE! Includes lunch, snacks, and drinks. (dinner is on your own).

Act 48 hours offered: 11

Targeted grade levels: Grades K-12

Pre-registration is required by June 2nd.  Space is limited to 25 participants.  For more information or to register, please call the Game Commission’s Northcentral Office at 570-398-4744 Ext. 30311


Tuesday, June 9 at 11:00am to 5:30pm

More dates through June 10, 2020

Elk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead Drive, Benezette, PA 15821


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