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Friday

August

01

2014

63rd Annual Woodsmens Show

63rd Annual Woodsmens Show

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LocationCherry Springs State Park
c/o Lyman RunCityGaletonStatePAZip Code16922CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThe Woodsmen Show celebrates the rich lumber history of Potter County.
Come see the top lumberjacks in the country come to Cherry Springs State Park to compete in events like cross cut saw, springboard, axe throwing and tree felling - the same events featured in the popular outdoor games on TV.

Witness ordinary people test their own skills while rubbing elbows with the pros.
Watch talented chainsaw artists create works of beauty.
Discover exhibits, vendors and historical re-enactments all commemorating our great forest and the life of the woodhick. After soaking in all the activities, sit down with a hearty meal and enjoy traditional music.


SponsorsGaleton RotaryActivitiesSpecial Events

Friday

August

01

2014

Bats

Bats

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LocationBlue Knob State Park
124 Park RoadCityImlerStatePAZip Code16655-9207Location Phone814-276-3576CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescription“Bats”
7:00pm – 8:00pm – Buck Hill Amphitheater
Bats are very beneficial to humans, but sometime still get a bad reputation. Don’t miss the chance to learn more about their habits, and how to coexist with them. A plan for building a bat roosting box will be available.
ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Friday

August

01

2014

Beaver Hike

Beaver Hike

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LocationHills Creek State Park
111 Spillway RoadCityWellsboroStatePAZip Code16901-9676CountyTiogaRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionTake a .75 mile hike along the Mid-State Trail, to see an active beaver lodge! Learn about their history , management, and role in our park. Meet between campground loop C and D. Great hike for the whole family.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

Friday

August

01

2014

Birding 101

Birding 101

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LocationKettle Creek State Park
97 Kettle Creek Park LaneCityRenovoStatePAZip Code17764-9708Location Phone570-923-6004CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionInterested in keeping track of what bird species you have seen? Come learn more about the different birds that call Kettle Creek State Park home. Afterwards, you will be shown how to make your very own bird journal. Meet at the Nature Center.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding

Friday

August

01

2014

Campfire Talk

Campfire Talk

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionLearn some traditional ways of starting your campfire and perhaps try your hand at it. The gather round the campfire and enjoy a conversation with park staff. Bring a folding chair if you would like to sit near the fire. Meet at the Campground Amphitheater.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Friday

August

01

2014

Charcoal Making at Hopewell Furnace

Charcoal Making at Hopewell Furnace

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LocationFrench Creek State Park
843 Park RoadCityElversonStatePAZip Code19520-9523CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionRanger Norman Feil from the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site will be leading a discussion on the art of charcoal-making. Find out what a charcoal terrace is, and why there are so many scattered throughout the woodlands of French Creek. Learn how the natural resources in this area were used locally in the production of iron products in the 18th and 19th centuries. Following the discussion, we will take a short walk on the Colliers Trail. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet at the amphitheater.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsHistory ProgramsHiking and Walking

Friday

August

01

2014

Emerald Ash Borer Campfire Program

Emerald Ash Borer Campfire Program

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LocationColonel Denning State Park
1599 Doubling Gap Rd.CityNewvilleStatePAZip Code17241-9756CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist around the campfire to learn about the invasive beetle that is killing ash trees all over the state. We will discuss the symptoms of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation and where and how this pest entered the country. There will be adult and larval EAB samples as well as samples of wood with signs of infestation. There will be brochures and handouts on the subject for interested individuals.

Come with questions! Meet at the campfire ring next to the amphitheater.ActivitiesCampfire Programs

Friday

August

01

2014

Evening Eco-Paddle

Evening Eco-Paddle

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LocationLaurel Hill State Park
1454 Laurel Hill Park RoadCitySomersetStatePAZip Code15501-5629CountySomersetRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionAn evening exploration on Laurel Hill Lake can be the best way to end the day! We will paddle our way through the fascinating flora and fauna of our beautiful mountain lake.

** Registration is required. Please call 814-352-8649 to register.ContactsKimberly Peck, Environmental Education SpecialistContact Emailkipeck@pa.govContact Phone814-352-8649ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking

Friday

August

01

2014

Family Nature Film Series: A Murder of Crows

Family Nature Film Series: A Murder of Crows

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LocationLackawanna State Park
1839 Abington RdCityNorth Abington TownshipStatePAZip Code18414-9785CountyLackawannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionBring some popcorn and join the park educator at the amphitheater for this open air nature film series. A half hour before each film, a nature activity or craft relating to the film will be offered. Activities run from 7:30 pm - 8 pm. Film starts at 8 pm.

Films will be moved to the Environmental Learning Center at the main park office in case of inclement weather. Call 570-563-3101 to check location.ActivitiesMovie

Friday

August

01

2014

Friday Night Hiking Series: The Felton Trail

Friday Night Hiking Series: The Felton Trail

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LocationShawnee State Park
132 State Park RoadCitySchellsburgStatePAZip Code15559-7300CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionStart the weekend off right with a relaxing hike at Shawnee State Park. Every other Friday night throughout the summer we will highlight a different trail in the park. This week we will be hiking the Felton Trail. The hike is 2 miles long over moderate terrain. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Meet at Picnic Area #7.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

Friday

August

01

2014

Healthy Hike!

Healthy Hike!

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LocationSizerville State Park
199 E Cowley Run RoadCityEmporiumStatePAZip Code15834-9608CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionLooking for a new and free way to exercise? Learn about and experience the benefits of trail hiking! Meet up with the park naturalist and other hiking enthusiast as we explore trails throughout Sizerville State Park during a quickly paced hike.

*Participants will be walking a mile at minimum on uneven surfaces in the forest. Prepare yourself by wearing sturdy footwear, bug spray and bringing a full water bottle.

Please meet at the Environmental BuildingActivitiesFitnessHiking and Walking

Friday

August

01

2014

Marvelous Mammals

Marvelous Mammals

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313Location Phone814-723-0250CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionLearn about the mammals of Pennsylvania and what makes them special. We will go on a short hike to view signs of mammals in the park. Meet at the park amphitheater. This program is open to the public and free of charge.ContactsJen Moore, EESContact Emailjennmoore@pa.govContact Phone814-723-0259ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

Friday

August

01

2014

Recreational Foraging

Recreational Foraging

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LocationHyner Run State Park
86 Hyner Park RoadCityHynerStatePAZip Code17738-0046Location Phone570-923-6000CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThis program is intended to introduce people to some of the edible wild plants that grow in the area, and to have them try new flavors and textures. Topics covered include identification, collecting practices, and preparing the foods. Samples will be served during and after the walk. Meet behind the restroom / pool house.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

Friday

August

01

2014

Reptiles Around Us

Reptiles Around Us

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LocationHyner Run State Park
86 Hyner Park RoadCityHynerStatePAZip Code17738-0046Location Phone570-923-6000CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist to learn about the types of reptiles in Pennsylvania, and what makes them special. Find out how to tell venomous snakes from non-venomous, and how to identify the two venomous snakes found in the area. Meet behind the restroom / pool house.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Friday

August

01

2014

The Salamander Room

The Salamander Room

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LocationColonel Denning State Park
1599 Doubling Gap Rd.CityNewvilleStatePAZip Code17241-9756CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist as she reads The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer. After reading the book there will be a few discussion questions and participants will have a chance to color their very own salamander drawing! This program is perfect for young children.

Meet at the campfire ring next to the amphitheater.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsCampfire Programs

Friday

August

01

2014

Wildlife on the Water Kayak Program

Wildlife on the Water Kayak Program

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LocationCodorus State Park
2600 Smith Station RoadCityHanover PAStatePAZip Code17331-8000CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a 1 ½ hour guided kayak program. The trip is a leisurely paddle through the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife on the water’s edges. Turtles, eagles and osprey, waterfowl and wading birds abound. Boats, paddles, vests and binoculars are provided. Beginners are welcome. Experienced guides are DCNR conservation volunteers. Program cost is $15 per person. Reservations are required.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingEco TourWildlife Watching/Birding

Friday

August

01

2014

Woodhick Competition at the Woodsmen's Show

Woodhick Competition at the Woodsmen's Show

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LocationCherry Springs State Park
c/o Lyman RunCityGaletonStatePAZip Code16922CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionAfter enjoying the Lumberjack Show of Champions, stick around at the Woodsmen's Show arena and compete in the Amateur Woodhick Competition. You and a partner can try your hand at crosscut sawing, axe throwing and log rolling. No experience is necessary. Participants must be at least 13 years old to compete, and should wear shoes that completely cover their feet and consider wearing long pants. Registration is required and space is limited.
You may register at the DCNR trailer located by the arena that day. You will be allowed to practice at noon that day.Contact Phone814-435-5010ActivitiesHistory ProgramsSpecial EventsRegister by calling the park at 814-435-5010. After July 31st, please register the day of event at the Galeton Rotary tent near the arena as spaces allow.

Saturday

August

02

2014

“Ghost in the Head”

“Ghost in the Head”

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2939CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionHistorical re-creationist, lecturer, and native crafter Todd Johnson will present a series of programs near the park’s amphitheater. Don’t miss this chance to see his grass-woven wigwam, equipped with furs, tools, and weaponry. Todd will be in traditional attire.SponsorsTodd JohnsonActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsSpecial Events

Saturday

August

02

2014

“The Eastern Woodland Indian”

“The Eastern Woodland Indian”

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2939CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionRe-enactor Todd Johnson uses artifacts, storytelling and demonstrations to share his knowledge about the Eastern Woodland Indians. Have you ever thrown an atlatl? Have you ever seen or heard a muzzleloader? Join us at the park’s amphitheater, located on the camping side of the lake, for this
entertaining program! Please park at the nearby visitor center.SponsorsTodd JohnsonActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsSpecial Events

Saturday

August

02

2014

A Walk in the Dark

A Walk in the Dark

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionMany creatures are at home in the darkness. Come along on this one-mile walk on Deer Trail to learn about some of these amazing animals and the adaptations that allow them to be so successful after the sun goes down. Please wear sturdy shoes for this walk in the early darkness. Bring a flashlight for after the hike. Meet at the Point Trailhead parking lot, near the campground entrance on Beaver Valley Road.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

Saturday

August

02

2014

Atlaytl Action

Atlaytl Action

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LocationFrances Slocum State Park
565 Mount Olivet Rd.CityWyomingStatePAZip Code18644-9333Location Phone570-696-3525CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionages 12 and up

Atlatyls were primitive weapons used by early man all around the world. Come out and try throwing a dart with one yourself.. Meet at the campground amphitheaterContactsKathy KelchnerContact EmailRA-nrspfrsleep@pa.govContact Phone570-696-9105ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Saturday

August

02

2014

BASICS OF KAYAKING(CANCELLED)

BASICS OF KAYAKING(CANCELLED)

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LocationTuscarora State Park
687 Tuscarora Park RoadCityBarnesvilleStatePAZip Code18214-2810CountySchuylkillRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionJoin the park naturalist for a basic kayaking course at Tuscarora State Park. Kayaks, paddles and personal flotation devices will be provided. Maximum weight capacity is 275 lbs. Registration is required by signing up at the park office prior to the event via phone at 570-467-2506 or in person. No online or fax registrations will be taken. Each participant can send a donation check of $15.00 made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or $15.00 in cash to the park office to hold your reservation. The class will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. There is limited space for the program. If you have your own equipment, you may join us for $5.00 per person. Meet at the “Lakeside Concessions” stand at Tuscarora. Each child must be accompanied by an adult and be 12 years of age or olderActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingRegistration for BASICS OF KAYAKING(CANCELLED) is closed.

Saturday

August

02

2014

Bat Box Building

Bat Box Building

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313Location Phone814-723-0250CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome to the Environmental Learning Center (across from the main park office) to learn about the decline of Pennsylvania's bats and how putting up bat boxes can be beneficial. There is a $10 donation for this program. Pre-registration is REQUIRED as supplies are limited. Please call the park office @ (814) 723-0250 to register by 8/1/2014. Cash only payments are due at start of program. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.ContactsJen Moore, EESContact Emailjennmoore@pa.govContact Phone814-723-0259ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Programs[Click Here To Register For Bat Box Building]

Saturday

August

02

2014

Bat Count

Bat Count

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LocationRyerson Station State Park
361 Bristoria RoadCityWind RidgeStatePAZip Code15380-1258CountyGreeneRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin us for a great opportunity to learn about bats and some of the benifits they provide us! We will be counting them as they fly out of their roost! Meet at the Park Main Office.ActivitiesWildlife MonitoringWildlife Watching/Birding

Saturday

August

02

2014

Bears of Pa.

Bears of Pa.

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LocationHills Creek State Park
111 Spillway RoadCityWellsboroStatePAZip Code16901-9676CountyTiogaRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionFind out how well our bears are doing in Pa. From the largest average weights,earlier breeding age to larger average litter sizes our bears exceed black bears anywhere they exist. You'll find out why this is happening in our state. Program meets at the nature center pavilion.ActivitiesCampfire Programs

Saturday

August

02

2014

Beautiful Bugs

Beautiful Bugs

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LocationLackawanna State Park
1839 Abington RdCityNorth Abington TownshipStatePAZip Code18414-9785CountyLackawannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionTake part in the bug safari as we investigate some different habitats for our buggy friends. Nets and collecting equipment will be supplied. Meet at the amphitheater.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsOther

Saturday

August

02

2014

Birding 101

Birding 101

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LocationOle Bull State Park
31 Valhalla LaneCityCross ForkStatePAZip Code17729-9701Location Phone814-435-5000CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionInterested in keeping track of what bird species you have seen? Come learn more about the different birds that call Ole Bull State Park home. Afterwards, you will be shown how to make your very own bird journal. Meet at the amphitheater.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding

Saturday

August

02

2014

Boulder Field Basics

Boulder Field Basics

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LocationBoulder Field Parking Lot
Hickory Run State Park
RR 1 Box 81CityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661-9712Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionMeet the Naturalist for a brief talk on the history and significance of this geologic wonder. Allow 20 minutes to drive to Boulder Field from Route 534. Meet at the Boulder Field. Program takes approximately 15 minutes. Registration is not necessary.ContactsKatie Martens, EESContact Emailhickoryrunenvedsp@pa.govContact Phone570-443-0400ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Saturday

August

02

2014

Butterflies

Butterflies

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LocationOhiopyle State Park
PO Box 105CityOhiopyleStatePAZip Code15470-0105Location Phone724-329-0986CountyFayetteRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionThe gardens at the train station are all aflutter with butterflies and hummingbirds. Join the naturalist as she explains the life of butterflies and how to attract them into your yard. There will also be some butterfly like activities. Come to the train station and enjoy our beautiful gardens.ContactsRose FugeContact Emailrosfuge@pa.govContact Phone724-329-0986ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Saturday

August

02

2014

Butterfly Safari

Butterfly Safari

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LocationFishing Creek Valley RoadCityHarrisburgStatePALocation Phone717-567-9255CountyDauphinRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionBring the kids out for a Butterfly Safari at Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area. We’ll use the park’s butterfly nets to catch some of these beautiful insects. There will be a short Butterfly/Moth movie at the pavilion, then we’ll try to identify what we caught and set them all free. Long pants reccommended for walking through field. Meet at the pavilion. Call 717-567-9255 for more info. Event Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.SponsorsDauphinContactsBen Ranney, Park NaturalistContact Emaillittlebuffsp@state.pa.usMore Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/boydbigtree.aspxActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Programs

Saturday

August

02

2014

Campground Movie - Bears

Campground Movie - Bears

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LocationLittle Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park RoadCityNewportStatePAZip Code17074-9428Location Phone717-567-9255CountyPerryRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionDiscover the world of bears and experience these enterprising omnivores in the full glory of their natural habitats. Learn about the specific challenges facing bears and why protecting them benefits people and wildlife everywhere. This program will be held at the campground in the reception hall.ContactsBen Ranney, Park NaturalistContact Emaillittlebuffsp@state.pa.usActivitiesOther

Saturday

August

02

2014

CSI:Mammology Division

CSI:Mammology Division

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionBecome a Citizen Science Investigator as we use GPS on a scavenger hunt to search for clues to solve the mystery of who killed Little Brown Bat! GPS units will be available for use, or bring your own. Meet at the AmphitheaterActivitiesInterpretive WalksGeocaching

Saturday

August

02

2014

Damsels and Dragons

Damsels and Dragons

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LocationLittle Pine State Park
4205 Little Pine Creek RoadCityWatervilleStatePAZip Code17776-9705Location Phone570-753-6000CountyLycomingRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionDragonflies and damselflies are somewhat similar in appearance, but there are important differences between them. Join the park naturalist at the amphitheater to learn about these amazing insects. This program includes a craft segment.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Saturday

August

02

2014

Deer Signs

Deer Signs

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionMany times we don’t see deer in the park, but we know that they are here. Learn to recognize deer sign (tracks, droppings, and more) and then play a game to test your knowledge. Meet at the Beach House steps.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Saturday

August

02

2014

Dog Days of Summer Hike

Dog Days of Summer Hike

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LocationFrench Creek State Park
843 Park RoadCityElversonStatePAZip Code19520-9523CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin us for an easy loop around Hopewell Lake. Leashed and vaccinated dogs welcome. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water for yourself and your pet. Meet at the Hopewell Lake Boat Launch.ActivitiesDog WalkHiking and Walking

Saturday

August

02

2014

Eagle Viewing

Eagle Viewing

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin eagle expert Paul Gamer to view our eagles through a spotting scope. Stop in any time between noon and 6pm on Sat. 8/2.ActivitiesWildlife Watching/Birding

Saturday

August

02

2014

Eco Disc Golf

Eco Disc Golf

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LocationBlue Knob State Park
124 Park RoadCityImlerStatePAZip Code16655-9207Location Phone814-276-3576CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescription“Eco Disc Golf”
11:00am –2:00pm – Chappell’s Field - Adjacent to Family Campground
Don’t miss your chance to play a 9-hole round of disc golf and learn some eco facts along the way. Volunteer John Blough will have the course set up for you to come alone or bring family and friends for some friendly competition.
ActivitiesDisc Golf

Saturday

August

02

2014

Edible Wild Plants Workshop

Edible Wild Plants Workshop

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LocationRaccoon Creek State Park
3000 State Route 18CityHookstownStatePAZip Code15050-9416Location Phone724-899-3611CountyBeaverRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionDuring this two day workshop learn to properly identify summer edible plants, trees and poisonous plants. Participants will forage and prepare meals, discuss nutritional values of wild plants, plant history and past usages as edibles. Pre–registration required on-line by July 25. Details, site location and directions will be emailed prior to workshop. For questions, call 724-899-3611. Cost $45 payable at the workshop.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWorkshopThe workshop is full, if you would like to be put on a waiting list for any cancelations please call 724-899-3611.

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August

02

2014

Elk 101

Elk 101

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome discover more about how elk live, survive, and coexist in Pennsylvania. It’s now 101 years since the elk have returned; isn’t it time you learned their extensive history? Meet in the Environmental Education Classroom, annexed to the Park Office.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

02

2014

F.E. Walter Dam Water Release Schedule

F.E. Walter Dam Water Release Schedule

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LocationLehigh Gorge State Park
c/o Hickory Run State ParkCityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionPlanned white water release dates are: August 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23*, 24*, 30* and 31*. October 11 and 12**.

*Dependent on additional water accumulation in reservoir.
**The 10-13 October release is for both fishing and white water and will only occur if sufficient stored water is available.ActivitiesFishing/Spinning TackleWhitewater Rafting

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August

02

2014

Family Camping 101

Family Camping 101

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LocationRalph Stover State Park
5998 State Park Rd.CityPipersvilleStatePAZip Code18947Location Phone610-982-0161CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionHave you been eager to give tent camping a try but have no idea how to get started, or you don’t have any equipment? Here’s your chance to try camping with basic gear and expert support provided!

“Family Camping for Beginners” is being offered just for families who are new to camping.

Learn how to set up a tent, build a fire, cook a simple meal and use basic camping equipment. Enjoy an evening by the campfire toasting marshmallows. Snuggle into your sleeping bag as you listen to the sounds of the creek.

Experienced staff will remain on site throughout the program.

Donations for this program are greatly appreciated!Contact Emailsberg@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0161ActivitiesCampingHiking and WalkingWomen OutdoorsRegistration is required. Please register for this event underDelaware Canal State Park

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August

02

2014

Fishy Art and Adaptations

Fishy Art and Adaptations

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LocationTrough Creek State Park
16362 Little Valley RoadCityJames CreekStatePAZip Code16657-9302CountyHuntingdonRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionEver see what is inside a fish? Learn how fish survive and even make a fish print to take home with you! Don’t worry; no fish are harmed in this program!
Picnic Area #5

ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Saturday

August

02

2014

For Kids: Birds, Beaks, Feathers, and Feet

For Kids: Birds, Beaks, Feathers, and Feet

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LocationCampground Amphitheater
Hickory Run State Park
CityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661-9712Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionWhy does a goldfinch have a different beak shape than a red tailed-hawk? Join the park naturalist to learn why different birds have different beaks, feet, and feathers!ContactsKatie Martens, Environmental Education SpecialistContact Emailhickoryrunenvedsp@pa.govContact Phone570-443-0400ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsChildren's Programs

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August

02

2014

For the Love of Bachata Invades the Point

For the Love of Bachata Invades the Point

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl Bldg ACityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222-1212Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionFor the Love of Bachata will be playing a selection of bachata and kizomba music while dancing on the Allegheny Wharf. For the Love of Bachata provides latin dance experiences through offering music and dance opportunities. This event is free and open to the public, so come down to the park to dance! For more information, go to For the Love of Bachata's website at http://fortheloveofbachata.com/SponsorsFor the Love of BachataContact Emailfortheloveofbachata@gmail.comMore Infohttp://fortheloveofbachata.com/ActivitiesSpecial Events

Saturday

August

02

2014

Free Family Fishing Program

Free Family Fishing Program

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LocationCodorus State Park
2600 Smith Station RoadCityHanover PAStatePAZip Code17331-8000CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionDiscover just how much fun fishing can be when you do it together at a Free Family Fishing Program. Learn basic fishing skills like knot tying, casting, baiting the hook and taking a fish off the hook. You and your family will have the opportunity to fish. No fishing license is required. All equipment is provided. The "catch" ? Adults MUST bring a child and children must bring an adult. You will be learning and fishing together!ActivitiesFishing/Spinning Tackle

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August

02

2014

Geocaching Basics

Geocaching Basics

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin Ranger Mark to find out how to use a GPS unit to geocache. A limited number of GPS units will be available to borrow. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.ActivitiesGeocaching

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2014

Getting Started with your Dutch Oven

Getting Started with your Dutch Oven

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LocationClear Creek State Park
38 Clear Creek Park RoadCitySigelStatePAZip Code15860-6702CountyJeffersonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionFor some, camping is a time to experiment with cooking and baking over a fire of wood or charcoal. Dutch ovens are one way of doing so; yet they can be used in different ways. Phil and Rita Kahle will be sharing their experiences of learning how to use their dutch ovens. Come share a recipe and have a nibble of dutch oven chicken and monkey bread.ContactsSuzann RenselContact Emailra-clearcreekenved@pa.govActivitiesCampfire Programs

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2014

Great Plains

Great Plains

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LocationCaledonia State Park
101 Pine Grove RoadCityFayettevilleStatePAZip Code17222-8224CountyFranklinRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionThese wide open grasslands can have buffalo, zebras, giraffes, elephants and predators such as lions pursuing them. During the dry season, the shortage of water makes all the species struggle to survive. Join us at the amphitheater. Bring a flashlight.*
ActivitiesCampfire Programs

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August

02

2014

Guided Hike: Ridge Trail

Guided Hike: Ridge Trail

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LocationPark Office
Hickory Run State ParkCityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionMeet at the park office for a moderate 2 mile hike along a portion of the Ridge Trail. We'll walk up to the fordway on the trail through quiet woods then down the paved road back. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water.ContactsKatie Martens, Environmental Education SpecialistContact Emailhickoryrunenvedsp@pa.govActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Programs

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August

02

2014

History Tour

History Tour

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl.CityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin our park naturalist in front of the Fort Pitt Block House for a walking tour of the park. The tour will last for approximately one hour and will cover some of the history of the Point. This program is not intensive; walking shoes and normal clothing will be fine. For more information, contact the park office at 412-565-2850.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesHiking and WalkingHistory Programs[Click Here To Register For History Tour]

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August

02

2014

Insect Safari

Insect Safari

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LocationFrances Slocum State Park
565 Mount Olivet Rd.CityWyomingStatePAZip Code18644-9333Location Phone570-696-3525CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist in the search for Pennsylvania's tiniest wildlife. All equipment will be provided. Meet at the campground amphitheater parking lot.ContactsKathy KelchnerContact EmailRA-nrspfrsleep@pa.govContact Phone570-696-9105ActivitiesInterpretive WalksChildren's Programs

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August

02

2014

Insects After Dark

Insects After Dark

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionDiscover the hidden world of nighttime insects on this fun, family-friendly walk. Learn about fireflies, crickets, mosquitoes and more! Please wear sturdy shoes for this half-mile walk in the early darkness. Meet at the amphitheater.ActivitiesInterpretive WalksHiking and Walking

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August

02

2014

Iron-making and the Iron-makers at Pine Grove Furnace

Iron-making and the Iron-makers at Pine Grove Furnace

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionLocal resident André Weltman will speak about the history of Pine Grove Furnace. Topics include how to make pig iron; the iron-making community at Pine Grove Furnace; and prominent figures such as the Ege family, and Jay Cooke “Financier of the Civil War” for whom the surrounding township is named. The talk includes old photographs and a few relics of the industrial era at Pine Grove Furnace.

Meet at the campground amphitheatre.ActivitiesHistory ProgramsInterpretive Programs

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August

02

2014

Jim Weiss - Bluegrass and Folk Mandolin concert

Jim Weiss - Bluegrass and Folk Mandolin concert

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin musician Jim Weiss as he performs bluegrass and folk favorites on the mandolin. $5. admission per person in cash. Meet at the Amphitheater on Sat. Aug. 2 at 7pm. In case of rain, concert will be held in the auditorium.ActivitiesConcert

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August

02

2014

Just Hanging Around

Just Hanging Around

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313Location Phone814-723-0259CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionMeet at the Beach Concession stand to learn about bats and then visit the observation box to get a close look at these magnificent creatures. This program is open to the public and free of charge.ContactsJen Moore, EESContact Emailjennmoore@pa.govContact Phone814-723-0259ActivitiesWildlife Watching/BirdingInterpretive Programs

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August

02

2014

Kayak Demo

Kayak Demo

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LocationFrances Slocum State Park
565 Mount Olivet Rd.CityWyomingStatePAZip Code18644-9333Location Phone570-696-3525CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionDo you want to learn how to kayak? How about taking a practice paddle across the lake? Staff from Endless Mountain Outfitters will be on hand to teach us the basics. Meet near the public boat launch area near Pavilion#3. **kayaking will be limited to short practice paddles to give all participants a chance to test their skills.ContactsKathy KelchnerContact EmailRA-nrspfrsleep@pa.govContact Phone570-696-9105ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking

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August

02

2014

Kayaking for Beginners

Kayaking for Beginners

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCome learn the basics of kayaking in this program designed for beginners. Then enjoy a gentle paddle around Killbuck Cove. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that can get wet.
Registration is required for this program and space is limited. Participants must be at least 12 years of age, and PFDs (life jackets) are required. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Some kayaks are available to borrow, and must be reserved in advance by contacting Beth Garner at 814-674-1000 ext. 105 or princeprogramssp@pa.gov by July 31. Or bring your own! Paddles and PFDs will be provided for those who borrow a kayak. Please register by contacting Beth. Meet at the Killbuck Boat Launch.
ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingTo register for this program, please contact Beth Garner at 814-674-1000 x105 or princeprogramssp@pa.gov. Thank you!

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August

02

2014

Lake Arthur Regatta

Lake Arthur Regatta

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LocationPleasant Valley, South Shore
Moraine State Park
225 Pleasant Valley Rd.CityPortersvilleStatePAZip Code16051-9650Location Phone724-368-8811CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionLive entertainment, water, air, and land events, craft and food vendors, children’s activities, Smokey Bear, “Puddle Ducks” – homemade sailboats, canoe, kayak, and sailboat races are just of few of the fun activities to experience at this year’s Regatta. There are even Saturday night fireworks over the lake! Music performances both afternoons. Admission and parking are FREE. For more information, visit www.lakearthurregatta.org.

Events are scheduled:
Saturday: 9:00a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.SponsorsEast Wing Events, LLCContactsHolly Muchnok, President & Event DirectorContact Emailholly@eastwingevents.comContact Phone412.370.8583More Infohttp://www.lakearthurregatta.orgActivitiesBikingCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingChildren's ProgramsFishing/Spinning TackleInterpretive ProgramsOtherSailingSpecial EventsWildlife Watching/Birding

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02

2014

Level I Kayak Touring

Level I Kayak Touring

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2939CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionLevel I Kayaking Touring
Learn the finer points of fundamental kayaking strokes and equipment. This course is designed to give a strong foundation of skills to those who have been in a kayak before, as well as those who have experience but have never had formal training.

After an informative discussion of kayak and paddle design, they will cover methods for entry and exit of the kayak, proper paddle grip, forward stroke, reverse stroke, sweep stroke, spins, and quick stops. You’ll head out for a short tour of the area at an easy pace. You are guaranteed to learn a lot and enjoy some beautiful scenery as well.

COST: $50 if we provide equipment / $35 if you have your own equipment
touring and recreational kayaks are welcome

To reserve a spot: http://www.exkursion.com/collections/kayak-classes/products/level-i-touring-keystone-state-park
SponsorsExkursionActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking

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2014

Level II Kayak Touring

Level II Kayak Touring

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2939CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionLevel II Kayaking Touring

Suggested prerequisite: Level I

Don’t get stuck s a beginner! In addition to covering intermediate strokes such as draws, participants learn how to safely exit their kayak after a capsize (wet exit) as well as edging (tilting the kayak) and bracing (support stroke) to prevent capsizes. This is a perfect class for those who have taken Level I or who’ve been kayaking for a while and want to advance their skills to allow them to paddle safely and confidently in more challenging conditions.

COST: $60 if we provide equipment / $45 if you have your own equipment
touring kayaks are recommended

To reserve a spot: http://www.exkursion.com/collections/kayak-classes/products/level-ii-touring

SponsorsExkursionActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking

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02

2014

Life In The Moshannon Valley In The 1700's

Life In The Moshannon Valley In The 1700's

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin guest speaker, Joe Harding, for this interesting look at what life was like the Moshannon Valley during the 1700's. Find out what they were eating, how to make a fire, and what your daily life would have consisted of. Meet at the Amphitheater in the Lower Campground.ActivitiesHistory Programs

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02

2014

Mammal Mix-up

Mammal Mix-up

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LocationCampground Amphitheater
Hickory Run State ParkCityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661-9712Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist at the amphitheater to learn about some of the common mammals found throughout the Poconos. Bring a sense of adventure to this interactive program where the audience gets involved. No live animals.

All interpretive programs at Hickory Run State Park are free and open to the public.ContactsKatie Martens, Environmental Education SpecialistContact Emailhickoryrunenvedsp@pa.govContact Phone570-443-0400ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Programs

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2014

Mountain Bike Ride

Mountain Bike Ride

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin park volunteers, MaryAnn and Shawn, for this 5 to 7 mile mostly flat mountain bike ride. The ride will consist of some back roads and trails. Meet at the Upper Beach Parking Lot with your mountain bike. Please wear proper foot wear for biking.ActivitiesBiking

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August

02

2014

Movie Night "Gravity"

Movie Night "Gravity"

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2939CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionGet out the popcorn and the blankets! Keystone State Park has movie night. We will be playing a variety of movies (pg-13 or less) at the beach house. They will be shown on a projector screen outside on the lawn, so bring your blankets, chairs and make sure you dress for the weather. But most importantly bring the whole family for this great time! Movie times are at 8:30 pm, may vary depending on when it gets dark. Movies will not be shown in inclement weather.

We would like to thank Family Videos of Latrobe for the movies that are shown.
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August

02

2014

Muskie Fishing Seminar

Muskie Fishing Seminar

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCome join Pat Krumanacher of Muskie Militia Guide Service as he explains how to be a successful muskie angler on Glendale Lake. Pat will be covering boat set up, tackle, and fishing techniques in this educational seminar. Meet at the Prince Gallitzin Marina Boat Launch.ActivitiesFishing/Spinning TackleLectures/SeminarsInterpretive Programs

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02

2014

Night Hike

Night Hike

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionMeet at the Amphitheater for a stroll through the park after dark to investigate some of the creatures that are just waking up as night sets in. We will learn some of the amazing adaptations these critters have acquired in order to survive in their dark world.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

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02

2014

Night Hike and Stargazing

Night Hike and Stargazing

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionStart the weekend off right by taking a short night hike, ending in some stargazing. The hike will be on the mile-long Koppenhaver Trail. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight.
Meet at the Fuller Bath houseActivitiesHiking and WalkingStargazing

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02

2014

Night Predators: Owls

Night Predators: Owls

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LocationTrough Creek State Park
16362 Little Valley RoadCityJames CreekStatePAZip Code16657-9302CountyHuntingdonRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionJoin us at the campground amphitheater for a look at owl survival. Learn owl calls and find out their tricks for finding and hunting prey.
Campground amphitheater
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02

2014

Nocturnal Insects

Nocturnal Insects

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionWhat's making all the racket out there? We'll set up sheets and lights to attract and identify nocturnal insects such as moths, katydids and beetles. Meet at the Amphitheater on Fri. 8/1 at 9pm.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Old Home Days 2014

Old Home Days 2014

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LocationGreenwood Furnace State Park
15795 Greenwood RoadCityHuntingdonStatePAZip Code16652-5831CountyHuntingdonRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescription23rd ANNUAL OLD HOME DAYS

The 23rd annual Old Home Days Heritage Festival kicks off on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3 at Greenwood Furnace State Park. Discover the heritage of this former iron furnace community through Living History presentations, demonstrations, and musical programs. You can even participate in many activities. Best of all, the entire event is free. It’s a great way to get your family outdoors, learn some history, and have some fun!


More information will be posted as the event is planned.ActivitiesConcertFestivalsHistory ProgramsSpecial Events

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2014

Owl Prowl

Owl Prowl

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313Location Phone814-723-0259CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionMeet the park naturalist at the amphitheater to learn about the owls of Pennsylvania. We will also go on a short hike to see if we can call in some owls. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp. This program is open to the public and free of charge.ContactsJen Moore, EESContact Emailjennmoore@pa.govContact Phone814-723-0259ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

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02

2014

Pennsylvania State Symbols Hike

Pennsylvania State Symbols Hike

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LocationColonel Denning State Park
1599 Doubling Gap Rd.CityNewvilleStatePAZip Code17241-9756CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionPennsylvania has many state symbols; some of them might surprise you. Did you know that Pennsylvania has an official beverage, fossil and dog? This hike will talk about the symbols of our great state and some of the interesting and amusing stories surrounding them. The hike will be about one mile on fairly level terrain.

Meet at the gazebo near the beach.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingHistory Programs

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August

02

2014

Salamander Safari

Salamander Safari

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LocationYellow Creek State Park
170 Route 259 HighwayCityPenn RunStatePAZip Code15765-5941Location Phone724-357-7913CountyIndianaRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionSATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014 – SALAMANDER SAFARI
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM – Meet at the Park Office

Join Mike Shaffer, the Park Naturalist at Yellow Creek State Park, to explore Laurel Run for salamanders and other critters. Remember to wear shoes that can get wet. Great fun for the whole family! Space is limited to the first 40 participants. Pre-registration is required. To register call the Park Office at (724) 357-7913.
ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Monitoring

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2014

Sensory Discovery Walk

Sensory Discovery Walk

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LocationLackawanna State Park
1839 Abington RdCityNorth Abington TownshipStatePAZip Code18414-9785CountyLackawannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin us on this short walk geared for kids 6-10 years old. We will learn how animals use their senses by challenging our own. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the amphitheater.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingChildren's Programs

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02

2014

S'mores & Stories

S'mores & Stories

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LocationColonel Denning State Park
1599 Doubling Gap Rd.CityNewvilleStatePAZip Code17241-9756CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist around the campfire for stories and s'mores! Please bring your own marshmallow stick and camp chair.

Meet at the campfire ring next to the amphitheater.ActivitiesCampfire ProgramsChildren's Programs

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August

02

2014

Snapology (LEGOS)

Snapology (LEGOS)

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2939CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionKids come to the beach house and build great memories and be entertained with Snapology (LEGOS). You will have an awesome collection of Legos to build with and create your own memories. Be ready to build, build and build with Miss Jesse and our staff. Kids will be able to explore and create on their own. If you like to play with LEGOS you will love to play with Snapology!!ActivitiesChildren's Programs

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02

2014

SUNSET TEA CRUISE

SUNSET TEA CRUISE

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LocationYellow Creek State Park
170 Route 259 HighwayCityPenn RunStatePAZip Code15765-5941Location Phone724-357-7913CountyIndianaRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionSATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014 – SUNSET TEA CRUISE
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Boat Rental (Main Day-Use Area)

Come enjoy a relaxing cruise on Yellow Creek Lake. Take in all the sights and sounds that Yellow Creek has to offer. This cruise will take us down to the breast of the dam and back, just in time to watch the sun set behind Chestnut Ridge. If the gentle breezes from the lake don’t cool you off, don’t worry because ice-cold Wild Teas will be served for your pleasure. $10.00/person. Seating is limited to the first 10 participants. Pre-registration required. To register call the Park Office at (724) 357-7913.

ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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02

2014

The Lorax

The Lorax

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LocationSizerville State Park
199 E Cowley Run RoadCityEmporiumStatePAZip Code15834-9608Location Phone814-486-5605CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionIn a place where the brown bar-ba-loots frisk about and the humming-fish splash around, you will find the Lorax. The Lorax speaks for the trees; join us if you please to learn about the beauty of our forest and the delicate balance between people and the environment. Showing of the original 1973 cartoon at the campground amphitheater.

In the event of rain or thunder this program will be held in the Environmental Building.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsMovie

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02

2014

The Ugliest Critter in the Creek

The Ugliest Critter in the Creek

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LocationLittle Pine State Park
4205 Little Pine Creek RoadCityWatervilleStatePAZip Code17776-9705Location Phone570-753-6000CountyLycomingRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionMost people never see this elusive creature, and some people do not beleive their eyes when they first see one. Some say they will not get back in the water.

The hellbender is the largest salamander native to North America, and are harmless to humans. Learn about some of its special adaptations, and join the park naturalist in the search for it. Participants should be prepaered to get into the water. Water shoes and swim suits are recommended.

Meet at the downstream end of the Lower Picnic Area.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

02

2014

Tracks and Signs

Tracks and Signs

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionBecome a wildlife detective! Learn the secret signs that animals leave, then make a plaster animal track to take home with you. Please bring a clean waxed paper milk carton for your track. Hike is an easy one mile loop. Meet on Conservation Island at 2pm on Sat. Aug. 2.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive Walks

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2014

UFDs, Unidentified Flying Discs: An Introduction to Disc Golf

UFDs, Unidentified Flying Discs: An Introduction to Disc Golf

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl.CityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin our park naturalist in the great lawn to learn a little bit about a fun sport called disc golf. Our park naturalist will be have the equipment out for one hour and will cover the basics of playing disc golf. Normal clothes and walking shoes will be appropriate for the program, but be prepared for a moderate level of physical activity including throwing discs that weigh 175 grams (approximately 0.38 pounds).

For more information, contact the park office at 412-565-2850 or at ra-pointsp@pa.gov.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesDisc Golf

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2014

Venture Outdoors: Backpacking in the Scenic Laurel Highlands

Venture Outdoors: Backpacking in the Scenic Laurel Highlands

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LocationLaurel Ridge State Park
1117 Jim Mountain RoadCityRockwoodStatePAZip Code15557-8703CountySomersetRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin us for an overnight backpacking trip in one of the most scenic areas of Forbes State Forest. We'll hike just over 7 miles on along the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, then spend the night in Adirondack shelters (unless you prefer to tent). The trip includes vistas, rock outcroppings and a great night in the wild. This is a great first time backpacking trip. Participation in our Summer Backpacking Intro is recommended. Cost covers guides and campsite fee. Bring your own backpacking gear and food. Minimum age 16.

* REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED* Contact Venture Outdoors for details.SponsorsVenture OutdoorsContact Emailinfo@ventureoutdoors.orgContact Phone412-255-0564More Infohttp://ventureoutdoors.org/Activities.aspxActivitiesCampingHiking and WalkingBackpacking

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2014

Volleyball Tournament

Volleyball Tournament

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionThis event is a 4 on 4 beach volleyball tournament for boys and girls currently in grades 6 through 8 and will take place at the Beach #6 volleyball courts on Presque Isle.SponsorsFort LeBoeuf Volleyball BoostersContactsLeAnn ByersContact Emailleann.byer28@gmail.comContact Phone814-341-0975ActivitiesOther

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2014

Volunteer Trail Day

Volunteer Trail Day

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LocationOhiopyle State Park
PO Box 105CityOhiopyleStatePAZip Code15470-0105Location Phone724-329-0986CountyFayetteRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionPlease meet at the former park office on Dinnerbell Road at 9:00am. Wear appropriate gear and bring a lunch.SponsorsFriends of OhiopyleContactsBarbara WallaceContact Emailbawallace@pa.govContact Phone724-329-0986ActivitiesVolunteer Work Day

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2014

What is an Ecosystem

What is an Ecosystem

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821Location Phone814-787-5167CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin us for a family oriented slide show as we learn how all living things in a given area interact with one another and make up an ecosystem. After the presentation stay for some follow- up activities and stick around to hit the trails as together we explore some of the ecosystems found here at The Center. (Location: See Program Board in Lobby)ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Whats in the Sky at Ryerson?

Whats in the Sky at Ryerson?

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LocationRyerson Station State Park
361 Bristoria RoadCityWind RidgeStatePAZip Code15380-1258CountyGreeneRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionVarious Hawks and Vultures can be found throughout Ryerson. Join us on the search for some birds at high altitude. Meet at Pavilion #2 in the day use area.ActivitiesWildlife Watching/BirdingInterpretive Walks

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2014

Whitewater

Whitewater

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LocationOhiopyle State Park
PO Box 105CityOhiopyleStatePAZip Code15470-0105Location Phone724-329-0986CountyFayetteRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionOhiopyle State Park has long been known for it’s great white water boating opportunities. Join us to talk about what whitewater activities are available and how to do them safely. We will also have some great videos to watch. Meet at the Kentuck Campground Amphitheater.ContactsJordon DuvallContact Emailjorduvall@pa.govContact Phone724-329-0986ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Wildlife Forensics and Investigations of the PA Game Commission

Wildlife Forensics and Investigations of the PA Game Commission

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LocationWorlds End State Park
82 Cabin Bridge RdCityForksvilleStatePAZip Code18616-0062CountySullivanRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionDon't miss out on solving a crime! The scenario: you've heard gunshots, then tires squealing...now, follow the trail to find out what haappened and 'who dunnit'! You'll meet Wildlife Conservation Officers Kasper & Scott, who will tell you how forensics are used to solve wildlife crimes. Then, you'll help them solve the mystery.
Meet at the Campground Amphitheater for this exciting opportunity!ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

02

2014

Wildlife Watchers on the Water Pontoon program

Wildlife Watchers on the Water Pontoon program

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LocationCodorus State Park
2600 Smith Station RoadCityHanover PAStatePAZip Code17331-8000Location Phone717-637-2816CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a 1 ½ hour guided pontoon boat cruise. Leisurely explore the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife along the water’s edges. Turtles, eagles, osprey, waterfowl and wading birds abound. Shorebird and fall migrating birds are showcased at this Audubon designated IBA (Important Birding Area). Experienced guides and operators are certified DCNR conservation volunteers. Please arrive at least fifteen minutes early. Hats, sunscreen and water are suggested. Binoculars and PFDs are provided. Pre-registration is required. Program cost is $15 per person and must be prepaid at the park office or by phone. Boat departs from the marina Dock A.
ActivitiesEco TourWildlife Watching/Birding

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August

02

2014

Wily Whitetails

Wily Whitetails

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LocationKettle Creek State Park
97 Kettle Creek Park LaneCityRenovoStatePAZip Code17764-9708Location Phone570-923-6004CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome and learn more about this popular animal and state animal of Pennsylvania. Topics will include adaptations, a brief history, and habits among other things. Meet at the Nature Center.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

03

2014

"Marvelous Wild Mushrooms of Central PA" with Bill Russell

"Marvelous Wild Mushrooms of Central PA" with Bill Russell

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LocationCanoe Creek State Park
205 Canoe Creek RoadCityHollidaysburgStatePAZip Code16648-9752CountyBlairRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionPennsylvania is blessed with a great variety of wild mushrooms. We will discuss the edible, poisonous, and otherwise interesting species that are growing right now. Then we will head for the woods for a mushroom hunt, and learn about those we find.
Meet at Wentz Education Center.
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August

03

2014

"The Secret World of Bats"

"The Secret World of Bats"

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LocationFrench Creek State Park
843 Park RoadCityElversonStatePAZip Code19520-9523Location Phone610-582-9693CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescription**Alternate activity if star party is cancelled** Produced by Bat Conservation International, this documentary will thrill you with close-up images and stunning slow-motion photography of bats found throughout the world. Learn about bats that fish, pollinate, fertilize and grace a dinner plate. Learn why BCI was founded and what you can do to help bat populations. Documentary lengths is 48 minutes. Meet at campground amphitheater.ActivitiesOther

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August

03

2014

“Bug Soup” Stream Critter Search

“Bug Soup” Stream Critter Search

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2939CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionDid you know that water quality can be determined by the critters that live there? This program for 9–13 year olds involves a stream walk, critter collection and lesson on macro-invertebrates and their role in monitoring the health of our water. Please pre-register for this program.ContactsCasey WagnerContact Emailnrspkeys@pa.govContact Phone724-668-2939ActivitiesInterpretive WalksPlease pre register by call Casey at 724-668-2939 or e-mail nrspkeys@pa. gov

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August

03

2014

Appalachian Trail Museum Presents: Earl Shaffer Biography Launch

Appalachian Trail Museum Presents: Earl Shaffer Biography Launch

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionThe August 3 program will mark the anniversary of Earl's first thru-hike (actual date Aug. 5) and the launch of the Shaffer biography. Dave Donaldson will speak. The Museum also plans on unveiling a new exhibit addition of Earl Shaffer Gear displayed in the old Peter's Mountain Shelter.


Meet at the AT MuseumSponsorsAppalachian Trail MuseumContactsJoe Harold, AT Museum ManagerContact Emailmanager@atmuseum.orgContact Phone717-486-8126More Infohttp://atmuseum.blogspot.com/p/at-museum-programs.htmlActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

03

2014

BAT BOX WORKSHOP

BAT BOX WORKSHOP

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LocationYellow Creek State Park
170 Route 259 HighwayCityPenn RunStatePAZip Code15765-5941Location Phone724-357-7913CountyIndianaRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionSUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2014 – BAT BOX WORKSHOP
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Environmental Learning Classroom

Can’t sit out on your porch without getting pestered by mosquitoes? Well, if you can’t, this program is one you do not want to miss. This is your chance to learn all about bats of Pennsylvania and build a bat box of your choice. If you build it they will come!!! Your mosquito problems will be solved because bats can consume tremendous amounts of insects. As a matter of fact, the little brown bat, a very common bat here in Pennsylvania, can eat 600 insects an hour. Pre-registration required. Due to limited supplies and space this program will be limited to the first (10) families and/or participants. Construction costs are $50.00 for the large bat box (250 bat capacity) or $25.00 for the small bat box (80 bat capacity). Bring a battery-powered screwdriver if you have one. To register call the Park Office at (724) 357-7913.
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August

03

2014

Bat Count!

Bat Count!

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescription– A short program about bats in Pennsylvania will be held at the Amphitheater, then stay to help us count the summer resident bats of Cowans Gap! The pups should all be flying by now! This is part of on-going research at this site and across the state to gauge overall health of our regions bat population. Kids are welcome to count, but we need reliable adults to count for our official tally. Instruction will be provided on the best way to count bats, and no experience is necessary. Bring a blanket or camp chair to sit on.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Monitoring

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August

03

2014

Bats

Bats

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LocationOhiopyle State Park
PO Box 105CityOhiopyleStatePAZip Code15470-0105Location Phone724-329-0986CountyFayetteRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin us at the Kentuck Campground Amphitheater for one of our most popular programs. Learn about these misunderstood creatures of the night. Enjoy a “batlike” activity and then watch a video on Pennsylvania Bats. We guarantee that we’ll dispel some of the rumors you may have heard about these amazing creatures.ContactsJordon DuvallContact Emailjorduvall@pa.govContact Phone724-329-0986ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

03

2014

Bone-Head

Bone-Head

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin a staff member for an interpretive presentation on basic ways to identify animal skulls that are often found in the Pennsylvania Wilds. (Location: See Program Board in Lobby)ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

03

2014

Boulder Field Basics

Boulder Field Basics

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LocationBoulder Field Parking Lot
Hickory Run State Park
RR 1 Box 81CityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661-9712Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionMeet the Naturalist for a brief talk on the history and significance of this geologic wonder. Allow 20 minutes to drive to Boulder Field from Route 534. Meet at the Boulder Field. Program takes approximately 15 minutes. Registration is not necessary.ContactsKatie Martens, EESContact Emailhickoryrunenvedsp@pa.govContact Phone570-443-0400ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

03

2014

Butterflies & Wildflowers

Butterflies & Wildflowers

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LocationRaccoon Creek State Park
3000 State Route 18CityHookstownStatePAZip Code15050-9416Location Phone724-899-3611CountyBeaverRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescription
Meeting at the Wildflower Reserve Interpretive Center along Route 30.
If you enjoy butterflies and wildflowers, this hike is for you! Along this 1.5 mile hike, join the park educator for a guided hike and learn about the different summer wildflowers and butterflies found in the park. Free program.
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August

03

2014

CCC Walk

CCC Walk

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist for a stroll around the park where we will visit some of the sites from when the Civil Conservation Corp had a camp here. Meet at the park officeActivitiesInterpretive WalksHistory Programs

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August

03

2014

Children's Story Time

Children's Story Time

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LocationLittle Pine State Park
4205 Little Pine Creek RoadCityWatervilleStatePAZip Code17776-9705Location Phone570-753-6000CountyLycomingRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionChildren's Story Time is based around the SoundPrints series of books by the Smithsonian Institution. These books focus on one animal and follow it through either a day or a year. After reading the story, there will be either live or mounted specimens for the children to see, and to learn more about. This program is intended for ages 5 - 12, but everyone is welcome. Meet at the beach.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Programs

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August

03

2014

Come and Kayak!

Come and Kayak!

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LocationColonel Denning State Park
1599 Doubling Gap Rd.CityNewvilleStatePAZip Code17241-9756CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionParticipants 12 years of age and older (if younger than 12 please bring a life jacket from home that fits the child properly) are welcome to join the park naturalist at Doubling Gap Lake for some basic paddling skills. There are three adult single kayaks, two child single kayaks, and two tandem kayaks available. Life jackets and paddles are also provided. Please click on the link below to register. If there are any extra kayaks they will be available on a first come, first served basis. However, participants must be available at the start of the program. Program is WEATHER DEPENDENT.

Meet at the lake near the boat launch.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking[Click Here To Register For Come and Kayak! - 9 Openings Available]

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August

03

2014

Come and Kayak!

Come and Kayak!

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LocationColonel Denning State Park
1599 Doubling Gap Rd.CityNewvilleStatePAZip Code17241-9756CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionParticipants 12 years of age and older (if younger than 12 please bring a life jacket from home that fits the child properly) are welcome to join the park naturalist at Doubling Gap Lake for some basic paddling skills. There are three adult single kayaks, two child single kayaks, and two tandem kayaks available. Life jackets and paddles are also provided. Please click on the link below to register. If there are any extra kayaks they will be available on a first come, first served basis. However, participants must be available at the start of the program. Program is WEATHER DEPENDENT.

Meet at the lake near the boat launch.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking[Click Here To Register For Come and Kayak! - 7 Openings Available]

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August

03

2014

Dragons and Damsels

Dragons and Damsels

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionFind out how many different dragonflies and damselflies are at the park and how to tell the differences between them on this pontoon boat ride. This is a first come first serve program due to the limited seats. PFD's will be provided. Age limit-4 years and older. Meet at Boat Launch #1. Donations will be accepted.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

03

2014

Engineers of Black Moshannon Lake

Engineers of Black Moshannon Lake

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionEnjoy a pontoon boat ride to see a beaver lodge. This is a first come first serve program due to the limited seats. PFD's will be provided. Age limit-4 years and older. Meet at Boat Launch #1. Donations will be accepted.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

03

2014

E-Parachute Games

E-Parachute Games

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionParachute games, yes … but what is the “E”? E is for “environmental”. Play “Popcorn”, “Oven”, “Mushroom”, “Mouse Trap”, and “Okefenokee” – all while learning something about the life that can be found in the park (or not). Meet at the Beach House.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

03

2014

F.E. Walter Dam Water Release Schedule

F.E. Walter Dam Water Release Schedule

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LocationLehigh Gorge State Park
c/o Hickory Run State ParkCityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionPlanned white water release dates are: August 9, 10, 16, 17, 23*, 24*, 30* and 31*. October 11 and 12**.

*Dependent on additional water accumulation in reservoir.
**The 10-13 October release is for both fishing and white water and will only occur if sufficient stored water is available.ActivitiesFishing/Spinning TackleWhitewater Rafting

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August

03

2014

Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2939CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionEvery Sunday starting June 1 until September 28, 2014 there will be a Farmer’s Market in the beach parking lot at Keystone State Park. The hours are 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Venders are welcome and the cost to set up is $10 per table.ActivitiesOther

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August

03

2014

Ferncliff Hike

Ferncliff Hike

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LocationOhiopyle State Park
PO Box 105CityOhiopyleStatePAZip Code15470-0105Location Phone724-329-0986CountyFayetteRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionFrom the Train Station we will hike across the low bridge and onto the Ferncliff Peninsula. Along the way we will talk about what makes Ferncliff such a special place. We’ll also stop by the fabulous Ferncliff Hotel and talk about Ohiopyle at the turn of the century. Join us for this easy one and half mile hike.ContactsRose FugeContact Emailrosfuge@pa.govContact Phone724-329-0986ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Programs

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August

03

2014

Frog & Toad Night Hike

Frog & Toad Night Hike

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LocationRaccoon Creek State Park
3000 State Route 18CityHookstownStatePAZip Code15050-9416Location Phone724-899-3611CountyBeaverRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescription
Meeting location will be emailed to those who registered prior to program.
Tag along with us to learn about the many species of fascinating frogs and terrific toads that call Pennsylvania home. Following a short indoor presentation about frogs and toads, we will head out on the trails to listen for the songs and calls of frogs and toads. Due to limited space, registration is required. To register, follow the instructions at the bottom of the page. It is recommend to bring bug spray and a flashlight on this mile hike. Free program.
ActivitiesInterpretive WalksRegistration for Frog & Toad Night Hike is closed.

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August

03

2014

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionEnjoy a pontoon boat ride about the Great Blue Heron. This is a first come first serve program due to the limited seats. PFD's will be provided. Age limit-4 years and older. Meet at Boat Launch #1. Donations will be accepted.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

03

2014

Guided Hike: Shades of Death Trail

Guided Hike: Shades of Death Trail

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LocationPark Office
Hickory Run State ParkCityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661-9712CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin the Naturalist for a moderate 2.5-mile hike along Shades of Death Trail to learn about the history of Hickory Run State Park & the village of Hickory Run. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.ContactsKatie Martens, Environmental Education SpecialistContact Emailhickoryrunenvedsp@pa.govContact Phone570-443-0400ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

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August

03

2014

Intro to Backpacking Hike: Trip Planning

Intro to Backpacking Hike: Trip Planning

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin us for a backpacking conditioning hike at Cowans Gap State Park. This is the last in a series of 6 conditioning hikes for the Introduction to Backpacking Series. During the 4.75 mile hike along park trails we will take several breaks to learn about planning your backpacking trip. Please wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring a snack and plenty of water.

We will learn about:
•Scheduling
•Route planning
•Mapping your trip
•Logistics
•Choosing gear
•Leave No Trace

Meet at the park amphitheater.
ActivitiesBackpacking

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August

03

2014

Jungles

Jungles

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LocationCaledonia State Park
101 Pine Grove RoadCityFayettevilleStatePAZip Code17222-8224CountyFranklinRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionWith a constant year-around growing season, the flora continues to grow which gives animals perpetual opportunity to eat and mate. But there is also perpetual opportunity to be killed and eaten by predators. Bring a flashlight and come to the amphitheater.*ActivitiesCampfire Programs

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August

03

2014

Laurel Hill Adventure Race

Laurel Hill Adventure Race

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LocationLaurel Hill State Park
1454 Laurel Hill Park RoadCitySomersetStatePAZip Code15501-5629CountySomersetRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionIn memory of Janice Boyko

* 2 mile kayak
* 7 mile mountain bike ride
* 5k run

Register at www.active.com. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Laurel HillSponsorsFriends of Laurel HillContactsKimberly Peck, Environmental Education SpecialistContact Emailkipeck@pa.govContact Phone814-352-8649ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingMountain BikingAdventure Races

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August

03

2014

Library at the Lake

Library at the Lake

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionChildren ages 4-12 are invited to join the park naturalist for a nature story and craft! This week’s topic is beavers. Meet at the small pavilion near the campground office. Children must be accompanied by an adult.ActivitiesChildren's Programs

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August

03

2014

Life in the Civilian Conservation Corps with Bill Marcum

Life in the Civilian Conservation Corps with Bill Marcum

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LocationPoe Valley State Park amphitheater
c/o Reeds GapCityMilroyStatePAZip Code17063-9735CountyCentreRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionJoin local CCC enthusiast Bill Marcum for an evening program outlining the formation of, and daily life in, the Civilian Conservation Corps, responsible for many State Parks, including Poe Valley.ActivitiesHistory Programs

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August

03

2014

Mammals that Share Blue Knob with Us

Mammals that Share Blue Knob with Us

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LocationBlue Knob State Park
124 Park RoadCityImlerStatePAZip Code16655-9207Location Phone814-276-3576CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescription“Mammals that Share Blue Knob with Us”
10:00am – 11:00am – Buck Hill Amphitheater
Join Jessie Barnes 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 chance to play a game and see high quality mounts and animal furs.
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August

03

2014

Mushroom ID

Mushroom ID

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionJoin a Naturalist at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center to learn of various types of mushrooms that be found at the park, the Bluffs, or even in your won backyard! No fee or registration is required.ActivitiesOther

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August

03

2014

Music on the Mountain Concerts

Music on the Mountain Concerts

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LocationKings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Rd.CityCarlisleStatePAZip Code17015-9306CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionMusic on the Mountain returns August 3, brought to you by the Friends of Kings Gap. Bluegrass is back with Walt Crider & the Old Time Way and Baileys Crossing on the mansion lawn.Rain or Shine! Food will be available from several vendors.
The Friends of Kings Gap will present one more Music on the Mountain concerts on September 7 featuring the Celtic bands Seasons and Irish Blessing. Performance times are 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
For details on all performances or information on how you can support Music on the Mountain, email music@friendsofkingsgap.org.SponsorsFriends of Kings GapContact Emailkingsgapsp@pa.govContact Phone717-486-5031ActivitiesMusicSpecial Events

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August

03

2014

Nature at the Pond

Nature at the Pond

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionStop by the nature table at Pickerel Pond anytime between noon and 2pm for some hands-on learning. The park naturalist will be there to answer questions and to talk about the table’s theme: Bats Eat Bugs! Nature at the Pond is held near the restroom building.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

03

2014

Nature Classics and Popcorn

Nature Classics and Popcorn

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LocationShawnee State Park
132 State Park RoadCitySchellsburgStatePAZip Code15559-7300Location Phone814-733-4218CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionJustike the old days at the movie theater. Enjoy Disney Nature classics and free popcorn. Program held at the park H & I Center.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

03

2014

Non-Denominational Church Service

Non-Denominational Church Service

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2939CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionA Non-Denominational church service is held at the Keystone State Park Amphitheatre on Sunday’s. In case of rain the service is held at the James Kell Visitor Center.

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August

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2014

Oh Deer

Oh Deer

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionDeer are popular with park visitors. Take a closer look at how deer survive in our forests by taking a short walk to look over food availability, playing the game- “Oh, Deer”, listening to a short talk about perceived deer issues, and watching a short video. Meet at the Campground Amphitheater.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

03

2014

Owl Prowl

Owl Prowl

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LocationGifford Pinchot State Park
2200 Rosstown Rd.CityLewisberryStatePAZip Code17339-9787CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionWhat makes owls such good night hunters? Join us at the campground amphitheater, with our guest speaker Rose-Anna Behr, for a short introduction to the species of owls found here at Pinchot Park and learn about their special adaptations. We will then venture out for a walk to see if we can hear or see any of our night time, feathered friends! Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight to use AFTER the program.ContactsBeth Kepley-McNutt, Park NaturalistContact Emailekepley-mc@state.pa.usContact Phone717-432-5011ActivitiesCampfire ProgramsInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

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03

2014

Poe Valley Creature Corner

Poe Valley Creature Corner

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LocationPoe Valley State Park beach house breezeway
c/o Reeds GapCityMilroyStatePAZip Code17063-9735CountyCentreRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionStop by the beach house breezeway and explore a variety of life-forms found in Poe Valley State Park! Display will available for from 1-4 PM.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

03

2014

Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam

Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam

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LocationSinnemahoning State Park
Lake Day Use Area
George B. Stevenson DamCityAustinStatePAZip Code16720Location Phone814-647-8401CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin the park staff for a relaxing and informative 45 minute tour of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir. This program focuses on the birds, plants and wildlife of lake and wetland habitats. The pontoon boat has 18 available seats. Tours are offered free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Advance reservations are recommended and may be made online or by calling the park office at 814-647-8401. Rides begin at 12:00, 1:30 and 3:00 pm. Meet at the Boat Launch Area 15 minutes prior to program time.

For more information on the program or other programs offered at the park contact the park office at 814-647-8401.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/BirdingOnline registration for the Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam is now closed. Please call the Park Office for more information.

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03

2014

Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam

Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam

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LocationSinnemahoning State Park
Lake Day Use Area
George B. Stevenson DamCityAustinStatePAZip Code16720Location Phone814-647-8401CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin the park staff for a relaxing and informative 45 minute tour of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir. This program focuses on the birds, plants and wildlife of lake and wetland habitats. The pontoon boat has 18 available seats. Tours are offered free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Advance reservations are recommended and may be made online or by calling the park office at 814-647-8401. Rides begin at 12:00, 1:30 and 3:00 pm. Meet at the Boat Launch Area 15 minutes prior to program time.

For more information on the program or other programs offered at the park contact the park office at 814-647-8401.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding[Click Here To Register For Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam - 16 Openings Available]

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2014

Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam

Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam

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LocationSinnemahoning State Park
Lake Day Use Area
George B. Stevenson DamCityAustinStatePAZip Code16720Location Phone814-647-8401CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin the park staff for a relaxing and informative 45 minute tour of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir. This program focuses on the birds, plants and wildlife of lake and wetland habitats. The pontoon boat has 18 available seats. Tours are offered free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Advance reservations are recommended and may be made online or by calling the park office at 814-647-8401. Rides begin at 12:00, 1:30 and 3:00 pm. Meet at the Boat Launch Area 15 minutes prior to program time.

For more information on the program or other programs offered at the park contact the park office at 814-647-8401.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding[Click Here To Register For Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam - 18 Openings Available]

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2014

RACCOON NATION

RACCOON NATION

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LocationR.B. Winter State Park
17215 Buffalo RoadCityMifflinburgStatePAZip Code17844-9656Location Phone570-966-1455CountyUnionRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionIs your trash can making raccoons smarter? Learn about this ever changing and adaptable critter during this “Nature” series video at the Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center.Contact Phone570-966-1455ActivitiesMovie

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August

03

2014

RAPID RUN NATURE TRAIL HIKE: OLD GROWTH AND SECOND GROWTH FORESTS

RAPID RUN NATURE TRAIL HIKE: OLD GROWTH AND SECOND GROWTH FORESTS

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LocationR.B. Winter State Park
17215 Buffalo RoadCityMifflinburgStatePAZip Code17844-9656CountyUnionRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionJoin the naturalist for a pleasant morning ramble around through the Rapid Run Natural Area. We will meet at the Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center. An adult must accompany children under the age of 10.

Contact Phone570-966-1455ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

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August

03

2014

See the Park Series - Plessinger Trail

See the Park Series - Plessinger Trail

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescription- Set out from the Nature Center to explore the trails with the park naturalist. We will be heading down the Plessinger Trail, a stream-side walk through our wetland area! Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottleActivitiesHiking and Walking

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August

03

2014

Star Party

Star Party

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LocationFrench Creek State Park
843 Park RoadCityElversonStatePAZip Code19520-9523Location Phone610-582-9680CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionWhat is a star party? Members of the Chesmont Astronomical Society set up their personal telescopes and provide visitors with the opportunity to view planets, star clusters, galaxies and more.

This event will focus on the moon, the planets, and bright deep sky objects. Parking for the French Creek Star Parties is the West Boat Launch of Hopewell Lake, or the parking lot in front of the park office. From either parking lot, walk to the playground/ball field area behind the park office. Please do not attempt to park in the playground parking lot.

Visitors should dress for the weather-evenings in the park can be quite chilly, even in the summer months! Please avoid shining headlights on the observing area and using white flashlights. Night vision is essential for appreciating views of the night sky; consider covering your flashlight lens with red cellophane to save the night vision of yourself and those in the viewing area.

These events are free of charge provided to the community by your neighbors who are members of the Chesmont Astronomical Society. Because these events are clear, dark sky, and weather-dependent, be sure to check this website after 5:00pm for last-minute schedule changes: www.chesmontastro.org. For a complete schedule of Chesmont Astronomical Society star parties, visit: www.chesmontastro.org/monthlystarparty and driving directions: www.chesmontastro.org/starpartydirections.
SponsorsChesmont Astronomical SocietyMore Infohttp://www.chesmontastro.org/monthlystarpartyActivitiesStargazing

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August

03

2014

Star Struck

Star Struck

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LocationLackawanna State Park
1839 Abington RdCityNorth Abington TownshipStatePAZip Code18414-9785CountyLackawannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionLackawanna Astronomical Society is back to share their night sky knowledge. Program starts with a PowerPoint presentation followed by view through telescopes. If cloudy, PowerPoint will still be shown.

Meet at the amphitheater.ActivitiesLectures/SeminarsStargazing

Sunday

August

03

2014

Tea and Talk

Tea and Talk

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome to the beach house and bring your own mug to enjoy a cup of sweet fern/mountain mint tea, gathered right here in the park. The talk will consist of teas, a few trees, and whatever else comes to your inquiring mind. Meet at the Beach House.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Sunday

August

03

2014

Theater in the Pines: Conserving Nature's Diversity

Theater in the Pines: Conserving Nature's Diversity

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LocationLittle Pine State Park
4205 Little Pine Creek RoadCityWatervilleStatePAZip Code17776-9705Location Phone570-753-6000CountyLycomingRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThis video by the Wild Resource Conservation Fund takes you on a journey through each of Pennsylvania's major habitat types. You will see some of the living things in these habitats, and discover the roles they play. Meet at the amphitheater.ActivitiesMovie

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August

03

2014

UFDs, Unidentified Flying Discs: An Introduction to Disc Golf

UFDs, Unidentified Flying Discs: An Introduction to Disc Golf

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl.CityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin our park naturalist in the great lawn to learn a little bit about a fun sport called disc golf. Our park naturalist will be have the equipment out for one hour and will cover the basics of playing disc golf. Normal clothes and walking shoes will be appropriate for the program, but be prepared for a moderate level of physical activity including throwing discs that weigh 175 grams (approximately 0.38 pounds).

For more information, contact the park office at 412-565-2850 or at ra-pointsp@pa.gov.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesDisc Golf

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August

03

2014

Wildlife on the Water Kayak Program

Wildlife on the Water Kayak Program

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LocationCodorus State Park
2600 Smith Station RoadCityHanover PAStatePAZip Code17331-8000CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a 1 ½ hour guided kayak program. The trip is a leisurely paddle through the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife on the water’s edges. Turtles, eagles and osprey, waterfowl and wading birds abound. Boats, paddles, vests and binoculars are provided. Beginners are welcome. Experienced guides are DCNR conservation volunteers. Program cost is $15 per person. Reservations are required.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingEco TourWildlife Watching/Birding

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August

03

2014

Wildlife Photography Hike

Wildlife Photography Hike

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LocationRyerson Station State Park
361 Bristoria RoadCityWind RidgeStatePAZip Code15380-1258CountyGreeneRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionBring your cameras! We’ll be searching for prime locations to get the best photos along the Iron Bridge Trail. Meet at the Iron Bridge.ActivitiesNature PhotographyWildlife Watching/BirdingHiking and Walking

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August

03

2014

Wildlife Population Surveys

Wildlife Population Surveys

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LocationLocust Lake State Park
687 Tuscarora Park RoadCityBarnesvilleStatePAZip Code18214-2810CountySchuylkillRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionJoin Naturalist, George Gress, at Locust Lake Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 2 at 8:30 pm for a program on bog turtle and owl research. George is a Fire Specialist/Land Steward for the Nature Conservancy and manages the bog turtle program in Pennsylvania. Bog turtles are the smallest turtles that occur here in PA. They are federally listed as threatened and are protected under the Endangered Species Act . George is also an avid nature photographer and his photographs have been featured in various publications. Come along on a photo journey into the habitat and lives of these tiny turtles and owls. In the case of inclement weather, the presentation will be held in the program shelter at Locust Lake located near the campstoreActivitiesWildlife Monitoring

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August

03

2014

Wildlife Watchers on the Water Pontoon program

Wildlife Watchers on the Water Pontoon program

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LocationCodorus State Park
2600 Smith Station RoadCityHanover PAStatePAZip Code17331-8000Location Phone717-637-2816CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a 1 ½ hour guided pontoon boat cruise. Leisurely explore the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife along the water’s edges. Turtles, eagles, osprey, waterfowl and wading birds abound. Shorebird and fall migrating birds are showcased at this Audubon designated IBA (Important Birding Area). Experienced guides and operators are certified DCNR conservation volunteers. Please arrive at least fifteen minutes early. Hats, sunscreen and water are suggested. Binoculars and PFDs are provided. Pre-registration is required. Program cost is $15 per person and must be prepaid at the park office or by phone. Boat departs from the marina Dock A.
ActivitiesEco TourWildlife Watching/Birding

Sunday

August

03

2014

Wildlife Watching Kayak Tour

Wildlife Watching Kayak Tour

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LocationCanoe Creek State Park
205 Canoe Creek RoadCityHollidaysburgStatePAZip Code16648-9752CountyBlairRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionGo exploring by kayak! Ages 12+. We’ll tour the lake and learn about the wildlife that lives here. Register online to use a park kayak OR to bring your own (when you register, please note if you’re bringing your own kayak). $5.00 program fee for each participant. Ages 18 and under must have parent present. Participants must show valid driver’s license to get a boat. All participants must wear provided life vest.
Meet at boat rental building.
ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingWildlife Watching/Birding[Click Here To Register For Wildlife Watching Kayak Tour - 7 Openings Available]

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August

03

2014

Wily Whitetails

Wily Whitetails

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LocationOle Bull State Park
31 Valhalla LaneCityCross ForkStatePAZip Code17729-9701Location Phone814-435-5000CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome and learn more about this popular animal and state animal of Pennsylvania. Topics will include adaptations, a brief history, and habits among other things. Meet at the amphitheater.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Monday

August

04

2014

DiscoverE: Sketching in Nature

DiscoverE: Sketching in Nature

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RoadCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionThis camp for students ages 9-12 will teach the art of drawing using subjects found in nature. We will learn about the biology of plants and animals by closely studying their features and making graphite sketches of them. The cost of this program is $15 per student. Students will get to keep their sketch pad and pencil set.ContactsAndy FedorContact Emailanfedor@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsDiscoverERegistration for DiscoverE: Sketching in Nature is closed.

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August

04

2014

Friends of Mt. Pisgah Meeting

Friends of Mt. Pisgah Meeting

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LocationMt. Pisgah State Park
Nature Center
28 Entrance RoadCityTroyStatePAZip Code16947-9448Location Phone570-297-2734CountyBradfordRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionFriends of Mt. Pisgah State Park meeting in the Nature Center building at 6:30pm. Join us to promote and enhance the facilites at the park for the enjoyment of the public that utilizes the facility. We assist the Park, its staff and management in ways not provided for by the State. Come see what we have going on and join the fun!SponsorsFriends of Mt. PisgahActivitiesPublic MeetingVolunteers

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August

04

2014

Frog Hunt

Frog Hunt

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LocationOhiopyle State Park
PO Box 105CityOhiopyleStatePAZip Code15470-0105Location Phone724-329-0986CountyFayetteRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin us at the Kentuck Campground Amphitheater for one of our most fun and popular programs. We’ll meet at the amphitheater to discuss our plan of attack. Then we’ll head to the infamous frog pond where we will try and catch some of our elusive green buddies.ContactsJordon DuvallContact Emailjorduvall@pa.govContact Phone724-329-0986ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Monday

August

04

2014

Kids Nature Activities!

Kids Nature Activities!

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LocationTobyhanna State Park
114 Campground Rd
Boat launch pavilionCityTobyhannaStatePAZip Code18466-0387Location Phone570-894-8336CountyMonroeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionNature themed crafting and activities for school aged children. Adults must accompany children. Meet at Boat Launch area pavilion.ActivitiesChildren's Programs[Click Here To Register For Kids Nature Activities! - 24 Openings Available]

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August

04

2014

Know Your Natives: Native Plant Species In Point State Park

Know Your Natives: Native Plant Species In Point State Park

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl.CityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin our park naturalist in front of the Fort Pitt Block House to learn about a few of the native plant species in Point State Park. The program will last for an hour and will involve a walk around the park. Normal walking shoes will be appropriate for the program, but be sure to dress for the weather.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. You can register by clicking the link below.

For more information, contact the park office at 412-565-2850 or at ra-pointsp@pa.gov.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesInterpretive Walks[Click Here To Register For Know Your Natives: Native Plant Species In Point State Park]

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August

04

2014

Wildlife on the Water:Reptiles and Amphibians

Wildlife on the Water:Reptiles and Amphibians

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionParticipants can gain basic kayaking skills with the instruction by park staff. Then, the group will take a kayak tour of Laurel Lake, discovering the interesting reptiles and amphibians that can be seen by boat. Bring water, sunglasses, sunscreen, clothes to get wet, and shoes for walking in the water. Personal floatation devices and other essential equipment will be provided.

Space is limited; participants must register online, at the park office, or by calling 717-486-7174. Participants will meet in the lower parking lot of Laurel Lake.

Ages 12 and up. Those age 18 and under must have a parent or guardian present, either participating in the program or on shore.

Availability for walk-ins will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Meet at the “kayak shed”:
Directions:
If traveling from the south/ park office, travel 2 miles north of the park office. You will see a gravel lot with canoes, kayaks and rowboats, this is the boat rental business at the park- do not turn here. Make either of the next two right turns after the boat rental lot into the parking areas for Laurel Lake. Once parked, look for a yellow gate near the entrance of the lower lot. The meeting place, a small launch area with a brown shed, is just beyond the gate.

If traveling from the north/ PA route 34, travel past the concrete dam on the left and make either of the next two left turns into the parking areas for Laurel Lake. Once parked, look for a yellow gate near the entrance of the lower lot. The meeting place, a small launch area with a brown shed, is just beyond the gate.
Contact Emailangelesmit@pa.govContact Phone717-486-7174ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingInterpretive Programs[Click Here To Register For Wildlife on the Water:Reptiles and Amphibians - 11 Openings Available]

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August

04

2014

Wildlife on the Water:Reptiles and Amphibians

Wildlife on the Water:Reptiles and Amphibians

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionParticipants can gain basic kayaking skills with the instruction by park staff. Then, the group will take a kayak tour of Laurel Lake, discovering the interesting reptiles and amphibians that can be seen by boat. Bring water, sunglasses, sunscreen, clothes to get wet, and shoes for walking in the water. Personal floatation devices and other essential equipment will be provided.

Space is limited; participants must register online, at the park office, or by calling 717-486-7174. Participants will meet in the lower parking lot of Laurel Lake.

Ages 12 and up. Those age 18 and under must have a parent or guardian present, either participating in the program or on shore.

Availability for walk-ins will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Meet at the “kayak shed”:
Directions:
If traveling from the south/ park office, travel 2 miles north of the park office. You will see a gravel lot with canoes, kayaks and rowboats, this is the boat rental business at the park- do not turn here. Make either of the next two right turns after the boat rental lot into the parking areas for Laurel Lake. Once parked, look for a yellow gate near the entrance of the lower lot. The meeting place, a small launch area with a brown shed, is just beyond the gate.

If traveling from the north/ PA route 34, travel past the concrete dam on the left and make either of the next two left turns into the parking areas for Laurel Lake. Once parked, look for a yellow gate near the entrance of the lower lot. The meeting place, a small launch area with a brown shed, is just beyond the gate.
Contact Emailangelesmit@pa.govContact Phone717-486-7174ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingInterpretive Programs[Click Here To Register For Wildlife on the Water:Reptiles and Amphibians - 13 Openings Available]

Tuesday

August

05

2014

Birdwatcher Bingo

Birdwatcher Bingo

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionStop by the Masker Museum at 2pm on Tues. Aug 5 and pick up your Birdwatcher Bingo sheet, then go out and look for them. Complete your sheet and win a treat! Binoculars provided.ActivitiesWildlife Watching/Birding

Tuesday

August

05

2014

Crepuscular to Night Hike

Crepuscular to Night Hike

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionMany animals and insects are active at twilight (crepuscular). Enjoy this guided walk to discover what goes on out there in the twilight – and the night. Wear appropriate footwear – hike will last approximately one hour. Meet at the Beach House.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

Tuesday

August

05

2014

Discover E - Penn's Adventurers

Discover E - Penn's Adventurers

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionGet outside and enjoy nature! Explore our streams, take a hike and learn how to make a shelter, go kayaking! This camp is designed for ages 9 through 13. Cost is $35. per child, $19.50 for each additional child in a family. Pre-registration is required for this program.ActivitiesDiscoverETHIS PROGRAM IS FULL.

Tuesday

August

05

2014

DiscoverE! Penn's Adventurers

DiscoverE! Penn's Adventurers

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LocationSizerville State Park
199 E Cowley Run RoadCityEmporiumStatePAZip Code15834-9608CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionLet’s Go Camping!

Do you love camping or just spending time outside? During this 2.5 hour program participants learn about camping green and Leave No Trace when engaging in outdoor activities. Participants will get to setup a green campsite and create a nature journal to record their favorite outdoor experiences.

Open to kids 9-12 years old. Pre-registration is required for this program. Kids who complete all 3 DsicoverE! programs will recieve a badge and certificate.

Participants should dress for the outdoors, closed toed shoes, bug spray, sunscreen are recommended.

To pre-register contact Jess Bierly at 814-486-5605 or sizervilleEE@pa.gov

Please meet at the environmental building across from the park office.ActivitiesDiscoverE

Tuesday

August

05

2014

DiscoverE: Nature Play

DiscoverE: Nature Play

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LocationDelaware Canal State Park
Giving Pond Recreation Area
1125 River Rd. (PA-32)CityUpper Black EddyStatePAZip Code18972-9540Location Phone610-982-0166CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionThis program is part of the PA State Parks DiscoverE series for children ages 3 - 5 (must be accompanied parent or other adult). We will embark on adventurous journeys in nature each day, letting the children's curiosity lead the way. We'll create art, sing songs, hunt for natural treasures, and play! The program will be based out of our Outdoor Classroom at Giving Pond. $10 per child donation is requested for the 3-day program. Attend all three days for special DiscoverE prizes and awards!ContactsIan KindleContact Emailikindle@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0166More Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/delawarecanal/index.htmActivitiesChildren's ProgramsDiscoverEHiking and WalkingNature PhotographyWildlife Watching/BirdingSorry this program is full, or the registration deadline is past. Please call or e-mail about waitlist or upcoming opportunities.

Tuesday

August

05

2014

DiscoverE: Outdoor Explorers Wildcraft!

DiscoverE: Outdoor Explorers Wildcraft!

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LocationDelaware Canal State Park
Giving Pond Recreation Area
1125 River Rd. (PA-32)CityUpper Black EddyStatePAZip Code18972-9540Location Phone610-982-0166CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionThis program is part of the PA State Parks DiscoverE series for children ages 6 - 8. This session will focus on the amazing uses for wild plants. Using the board game Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game. we'll learn about safe uses for wild plants and what plants to avoid. The program will be based out of our Outdoor Classroom at Giving Pond. A $10 per child donation is requested for the 3-day program. Attend all three days for special DiscoverE prizes and awards!ContactsIan KindleContact Emailikindle@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0166More Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/delawarecanal/index.htmActivitiesChildren's ProgramsDiscoverEHiking and WalkingWildlife Watching/BirdingSorry this program is full, or the registration deadline is past. Please call or e-mail about waitlist or upcoming opportunities.

Tuesday

August

05

2014

Penn's Adventurers Nature Camp

Penn's Adventurers Nature Camp

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LocationFrances Slocum State Park
565 Mount Olivet Rd.CityWyomingStatePAZip Code18644-9333Location Phone570-696-3525CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionPenn's Adventurers nature camp for 9-11 year olds. Registration required. Sign up on June 7th at 10:00 am.
Camp topic:
Geology Rocks!ContactsKathy KelchnerContact EmailRA-nrspfrsleep@pa.govContact Phone570-696-9105ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsDiscoverE

Tuesday

August

05

2014

Pontoon Boat Eco-Tour (FULL)

Pontoon Boat Eco-Tour (FULL)

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LocationNockamixon State Park
1542 Mountain View Dr.CityQuakertownStatePAZip Code18951-5732Location Phone215-529-7307CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionPontoon Boat Eco-Tours are once again occurring most Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from the end of May through to the beginning of September. During these tours wildlife that could be seen include osprey, great blue herons and even the possibility of bald eagles. We will provide PFDs (life jackets) for adults and children 30 pounds and heavier. Children under 30 pounds must provide their own PFDs. These trips are FREE, but donations are appreciated. Pre-registration is required. Due to the popularity of this program and the limited number of passengers able to go on each trip, we ask that each person only sign up for ONE trip. When registering, please include a phone number you can be reached at the day of the trip in case of bad weather.ActivitiesWildlife Watching/BirdingThis session is full. Please check the website for other open dates or call the Park Office at 215-529-7300 to be placed on the waiting list.

Tuesday

August

05

2014

StarWatch

StarWatch

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LocationNockamixon State Park
Tohickon Boat Launch
1542 Mountain View Dr.CityQuakertownStatePAZip Code18951-5732CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionThis program is run by the Bucks-Monts Astronomical Association and is held at the Tohickon Boat Launch. BMAA's amateur astronomers will offer observing tips, a tour of the constellations, and an opportunity to gaze through powerful telescopes at planets, stars, nebulae and distant galaxies. Admission is free. Star watches are not held under cloudy skies. Call the BMAA information line at (215) 579 9973 before leaving for the event. **Rain/cloud date is August 7**

Viewing Highlights: Moon and planet observingSponsorsBucks-Mont Astronomical AssociationContact Phone215-579-9973More Infohttp://bma2.orgActivitiesStargazing

Tuesday

August

05

2014

UFDs, Unidentified Flying Discs: An Introduction to Disc Golf

UFDs, Unidentified Flying Discs: An Introduction to Disc Golf

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl.CityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin our park naturalist in the great lawn to learn a little bit about a fun sport called disc golf. Our park naturalist will be have the equipment out for one and a half hours and will cover the basics of playing disc golf. Normal clothes and walking shoes will be appropriate for the program, but be prepared for a moderate level of physical activity including throwing discs that weigh 175 grams (approximately 0.38 pounds).

For more information, contact the park office at 412-565-2850 or at ra-pointsp@pa.gov.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesDisc Golf

Wednesday

August

06

2014

Butterfly Blitz

Butterfly Blitz

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LocationKettle Creek State Park
97 Kettle Creek Park LaneCityRenovoStatePAZip Code17764-9708Location Phone570-923-6004CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThis is a DiscoverE program for Hide'n Seekers (Ages 4-5) and Outdoor Explorers (Ages 6-8). During this program, we will concentrate on the importance that butterflies have on the environment while also identifying a few of them. Activities will include a story, an investigation, a craft, and a game. Meet at the Nature Center.ActivitiesDiscoverE

Wednesday

August

06

2014

DiscoverE Camps - Outdoor Explorers

DiscoverE Camps - Outdoor Explorers

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LocationNescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole RoadCityDrumsStatePAZip Code18222Location Phone570-403-2006CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionOutdoor Explorers is a series of exciting programs for young children ages 6-8. Provided by the Pa. Bureau of State Parks. Through hands-on exploration and outdoor recreational activities, participants will get an up close look at the natural world!

Registration is May 10th beginning at 1:00 pm. We can only accept registrations from parents/guardians for their own children. Please do not send relatives or friends to register your child. Cost is $20 per child.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsHiking and Walking

Wednesday

August

06

2014

DiscoverE! Outdoor Explorers Day Camp

DiscoverE! Outdoor Explorers Day Camp

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LocationLittle Pine State Park
4205 Little Pine Creek RoadCityWatervilleStatePAZip Code17776-9705Location Phone570-753-6000CountyLycomingRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionDiscoverE!: Outdoor Explorers is an outdoor discovery program for children ages 6 - 8, and replaces the former Environmental Discovery program. Through guided walks, crafts, and other fun hands-on activities, children will learn about plants, insects, mammals, fish, and reptiles and amphibians.

Participants should dress for the outdoors, and bring a bag lunch and snacks each day. Insect repellent and sunscreen are also recommended.

There is no fee for this event, but pre-registration is required. Registration is limited to fifteen participants, on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration opens on June 11, 2014, and can be made by telephone (570-753-6005 M-F 8-4) or e-mail (littlepinesp_ee@pa.gov). E-mail registrations time-stamped before 8:00 am on July 31 will not be accepted.

For more information, contact John Kaercher at 570-753-6005.
ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsDiscoverE

Wednesday

August

06

2014

DiscoverE! Penn's Adventurers

DiscoverE! Penn's Adventurers

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LocationSizerville State Park
199 E Cowley Run RoadCityEmporiumStatePAZip Code15834-9608CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionSurvival Skills

Nobody ever plans on getting lost or stranded but even the best laid plans can go wrong. During this 2.5 hour program participants will go on a hike and learn the basics to outdoor survival, assembling an emergency kit, practice shelter construction and fire building! Participants must wear sturdy sneakers or boots for hiking and long pants.

Open to kids 9-12 years old. Pre-registration is required. Kids who complete all 3 DiscoverE! programs will recieve a badge and certificate.

Participants should dress for the outdoors, closed toed shoes, bug spray, sunscreen and a bottle of water are recommended.

To pre-register please contact Jess Bierly at 814-486-5605 or sizervilleEE@pa.gov

Please meet at the environmental building across from the park office.

ActivitiesDiscoverE

Wednesday

August

06

2014

Guided Hike on Saw Mill Trail

Guided Hike on Saw Mill Trail

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LocationBeltzville State Park
2950 Pohopoco Dr.CityLehightonStatePAZip Code18235-8905Location Phone610 377 0045CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin one of our rangers on a guided hike of the historic and scenic Saw Mill Trail.
Please meet at trailhead. see park map

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_005008.pdf

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/beltzville/index.htmContactsJon MackoContact Emailjmacko@pa.govContact Phone610 377 0045ActivitiesHiking and WalkingRegistration for Guided Hike on Saw Mill Trail is closed.

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August

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2014

Hosack Trail

Hosack Trail

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LocationCaledonia State Park
101 Pine Grove RoadCityFayettevilleStatePAZip Code17222-8224CountyFranklinRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionWe will take the Appalachian Trail north and return via the Hosack Trail. Hopefully the wild blueberries will still be covering the mountaintop. Bring water and a snack. Wear sturdy shoes and meet at the park office for this seven mile hike.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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August

06

2014

Kid's Kayak Kamp

Kid's Kayak Kamp

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionKid's Kayak Kamp is a kayak camp that takes place for 2 days from 10 am to 2 pm. Day 1 includes basic paddling skills, parts of the boat, and games, such as kayak polo, races, and kayak bingo. Day 2 includes a paddle on the lake with a stop at a campfire for lunch. Lunch is provided on Day 2. This is limited to the first 10 to sign up. Cost: $30 per child. Age limit- 8 to 16 years old. We will meet each morning at Boat Launch #1. Pre-registration is required. Register through this calendar, call the park office at 814-342-5960, or email blackmoshannonee@pa.gov.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingThe registration for kayak kamp is closed. Please contact the park office at blackmoshannonee@pa.gov or call 814-342-5960 to see if any spots are available. Thanks

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August

06

2014

Pontoon Boat Eco-Tour (FULL)

Pontoon Boat Eco-Tour (FULL)

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LocationNockamixon State Park
1542 Mountain View Dr.CityQuakertownStatePAZip Code18951-5732Location Phone215-529-7300CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionPontoon Boat Eco-Tours are once again occurring most Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from the end of May through to the beginning of September. During these tours wildlife that could be seen include osprey, great blue herons and even the possibility of bald eagles. We will provide PFDs (life jackets) for adults and children 30 pounds and heavier. Children under 30 pounds must provide their own PFDs. These trips are FREE, but donations are appreciated. Pre-registration is required. Due to the popularity of this program and the limited number of passengers able to go on each trip, we ask that each person only sign up for ONE trip. When registering, please include a phone number you can be reached at the day of the trip in case of bad weather.ActivitiesWildlife Watching/BirdingThis session is full. Please check the website for other open dates or call the Park Office at 215-529-7300 to be placed on the waiting list.

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August

06

2014

Skunks - What's the Big Stink?

Skunks - What's the Big Stink?

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionWe love skunks! We'll discover some interesting facts about skunks, then Elizabeth Gilpen will share her pet skunk with us. Don't worry, he's been de-scented! Meet at 1:30pm on Wed., August 6 at the Auditorium.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

06

2014

SWATARA STATE PARK HIKE

SWATARA STATE PARK HIKE

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LocationTuscarora State Park
687 Tuscarora Park RoadCityBarnesvilleStatePAZip Code18214-9715CountySchuylkillRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionJoin Naturalist Robin Tracey from Tuscarora State Park for a hike at Swatara State Park on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. The trail is 8 miles in length and moderate. The trail runs parallel to Swatara Creek and a fossil bed. We will be hiking down to Bordner cabin and crossing the new bridge across Swatara Creek. We will meet in the parking lot on Swopes Valley Rd just off of Route 443 in Suedberg at 10:30 am. Bring a lunch and water. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and get along with other pets and people. Contact Robin at 570-467-2506 for more information. Shine onlyActivitiesDog WalkHiking and Walking

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August

06

2014

Wednesday Hike for the Work Weary

Wednesday Hike for the Work Weary

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LocationKings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Rd.CityCarlisleStatePAZip Code17015-9306CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionThese free weekly hikes are briskly-paced, 3.0 - 3.5 miles over uneven terrain, with a 20 minute break along the trail for a snack. Routes will vary each week. Hikers should always bring water, and sturdy boots or shoes are highly recommended.
Meet at the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area parking lot to depart promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Contact Emailgpadilla@pa.govContact Phone717-486-3799ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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August

06

2014

Weeknight Walkabout

Weeknight Walkabout

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LocationLaurel Hill State Park
1454 Laurel Hill Park RoadCitySomersetStatePAZip Code15501-5629CountySomersetRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin us for our summer weeknight hiking series. Discover the trails of Laurel Hill State Park. Each session will be a 3 to 5 mile hike. Try a locally made trail snack each hike!ContactsKimberly Peck, Environmental Education SpecialistContact Emailkipeck@pa.govContact Phone814-352-8649ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

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August

06

2014

Wildlife on the Water Kayak Program

Wildlife on the Water Kayak Program

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LocationCodorus State Park
2600 Smith Station RoadCityHanover PAStatePAZip Code17331-8000CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a 1 ½ hour guided kayak program. The trip is a leisurely paddle through the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife on the water’s edges. Turtles, eagles and osprey, waterfowl and wading birds abound. Boats, paddles, vests and binoculars are provided. Beginners are welcome. Experienced guides are DCNR conservation volunteers. Program cost is $15 per person. Reservations are required.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingEco TourWildlife Watching/Birding

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August

07

2014

1st Thursdays Trail Crew

1st Thursdays Trail Crew

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FrequencyMonthlyLocationMarsh Creek State Park
675 Park Rd.CityDowningtownStatePAZip Code19335-1898Location Phone610-458-5119CountyChesterRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin us on the first Thursday of each month from May through August to help maintain the trails in the park. All trail crew members must register as DCNR Conservation volunteers. To register on-line, follow this link: https://www.volunteers.dcnr.state.pa.us/index.aspx. We will meet at the West Launch parking lot, N. Reeds Rd. Please dress appropriately for trail work and bring a water bottle and work gloves.ActivitiesVolunteers

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August

07

2014

Butterfly Blitz

Butterfly Blitz

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LocationOle Bull State Park
31 Valhalla LaneCityCross ForkStatePAZip Code17729-9701Location Phone814-435-5000CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThis is a DiscoverE program for Hide'n Seekers (Ages 4-5) and Outdoor Explorers (Ages 6-8). During this program, we will concentrate on the importance that butterflies have on the environment while also identifying a few of them. Activities will include a story, an investigation, a craft, and a game. Meet at the amphitheater.ActivitiesDiscoverE

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August

07

2014

DiscoverE Outdoor Explorers: Honeybees

DiscoverE Outdoor Explorers: Honeybees

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LocationFrench Creek State Park
843 Park RoadCityElversonStatePAZip Code19520-9523CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionFor ages 6-8. Learn about nature through games, interactive discussions, crafts, hands-on activities and outdoor exploration! Attend all 3 Outdoor Explorers programs at French Creek and receive a certificate and badge. All programs take place outside and are weather dependent. Comfortable walking shoes, water, a snack, sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. There is a $5 fee per program, per child. Registration is required- space is limited. Contact 610-582-9680 or FrenchCreekEnvEd@pa.gov to register.ContactsKatie ScottContact EmailFrenchCreekEnvEd@pa.govContact Phone610-582-9680ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsDiscoverERegistration for DiscoverE Outdoor Explorers: Honeybees is closed.

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August

07

2014

DiscoverE! Penn's Adventurers

DiscoverE! Penn's Adventurers

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LocationSizerville State Park
199 E Cowley Run RoadCityEmporiumStatePAZip Code15834-9608CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionBicycling Through Time

Sizerville has a rich and intriguing past, join park staff on a bike ride through the park and surrounding forest to learn about this interesting history. During this 2 hour program participants will learn about bike safety and equipment, the Civilian Conservation Corps and local wildlife. All participants must wear closed toed shoes. A limited number of bikes and helmets are available for this program. Participants are welcome to bring their own bike and helmet.

Open to kids 9-12 years old. Pre-registration is required for this program.

Participants should dress for the outdoors, bug spray, sunscreen and a bottle of water are recommended.

To pre-register please contact Jess Bierly at 814-486-5605 or sizervilleEE@pa.gov

Please meet at the environmental building across from the park office.ActivitiesDiscoverE

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August

07

2014

Eagles and Ospreys in Tioga County

Eagles and Ospreys in Tioga County

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LocationHills Creek State Park
111 Spillway RoadCityWellsboroStatePAZip Code16901-9676CountyTiogaRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionWith the dramatic increase in these species populations statewide, find out where you can see them in Tioga County. Through the use of mounts and photos, learn of the biology, history, and management which brought about this increase. Program meets at the beach concession stand area.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

07

2014

Family Fishing Fun

Family Fishing Fun

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LocationTobyhanna State Park
114 Campground Rd
PavilionCityTobyhannaStatePAZip Code18466-0387Location Phone570-894-8336CountyMonroeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionPA Fish & Boat Commission sponsored. For all ages, no licenses necessary. All equipment provided. Walk-ins Welcome!ActivitiesFishing/Spinning Tackle

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August

07

2014

Growing Up Wild

Growing Up Wild

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionDon’t let your young children miss out on nature! Bring them out to this interactive program designed for children ages 3-5 years old. Each month a new topic will be explored via a variety of basic crafts, stories, short walks and nature games which could take place inside or outside. Dress for the weather! Please pre-register by calling the Environmental Learning Center at 814-625-9369. Meet at the Environmental Learning CenterActivitiesChildren's Programs

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August

07

2014

Kayak Demo Days

Kayak Demo Days

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionDemo Days with Tussey Mountain Outfitters (TMO) is an excellent FREE way to discover the sport of kayaking. TMO staff will be available to give tips on paddling and provide additional information on kayaks. Youth, ages 10-14, participating in the demo are only allowed in canoes with an adult.
Meet in the Main Park Area at the Beach.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking

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August

07

2014

Library Along Lake Marburg

Library Along Lake Marburg

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LocationCodorus State Park
2600 Smith Station RoadCityHanover PAStatePAZip Code17331-8000CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin the Codorus State Park Environmental Education Specialist and the Children’s Librarian of Guthrie Memorial library for a FREE weekly program featuring a wildlife book reading at the classroom (on Marina Road) at Codorus State Park. Related crafts, game or a visit from live native wildlife will accompany each book.ActivitiesChildren's Programs

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August

07

2014

Light-Weight Backpacking

Light-Weight Backpacking

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LocationRaccoon Creek State Park
3000 State Route 18CityHookstownStatePAZip Code15050-9416Location Phone724-899-3611CountyBeaverRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionMeet at the Wildflower Reserve Interpretive Center on Route 30.
If you love to backpack but would like to lighten your load, this class will show ways to cut the weight without going totally primitive. We’ll cover equipment choices, land navigation/lost proofing, traveling at night, edible plants and other skills to make your outdoor experience enjoyable and safe. Principles of “Leave No Trace” backpacking and camping will be our guide for outdoor ethics. The weekend of August 23 and 24 we’ll strap on our modified lightweight packs, hike park trails, and do an overnight campout. Unless you have backpacking experience you must attend the August 7 preparation class to attend. Call 724-899-3611 for details. No pre-registration needed for the August 7 prep class, just show up. Free program.ActivitiesBackpacking

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August

07

2014

Old Growth Forest Ecosystem Teacher Workshop

Old Growth Forest Ecosystem Teacher Workshop

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LocationCook Forest State Park
PO Box 120CityCooksburgStatePAZip Code16217-0120Location Phone814-744-8407CountyClarionRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCook Forest State Park and the North Central Region Math/Science Education Collaborative will be conducting an ‘Old Growth Forest Ecosystems Teacher Workshop’ with the option to receive ACT 48 hours. This two-day workshop will emphasize old growth forest characteristic identification used to delineate forest types between ancient and younger age stands within Cook Forest State Park, Hearts Content, and Anders Run Natural Areas. Various forest mensuration tools and techniques will be utilized. Advanced tree identification via ancient bark character and shape will be presented as well as field identification of reptiles, birds, and amphibians associated with old growth forests. Teachers will receive a copy of Sierra Club Guide to the Ancient Forests of the Northeast by Dr. Bruce Kershner and Robert Leverett and Eastern Old Growth Forests: Prospects for Rediscovery and Recovery by Mary Byrd Davis. Bring bag lunch, rain gear, and proper hiking footwear, refreshments provided. Cost is $125/participant. Must pre-register by contacting the Math/Science Collaborative at (814)393-1612 or mathsci@mail.clarion.edu. First day begins at Cook Forest State Park, Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom. We will car-pool the second day to Hearts Content and Anders Run.SponsorsNorth Central Region Mathematics & Science CollaborativeContactsDr. Charylene PhilpContact Emailmathsci@clarion.eduContact Phone(814)393-161ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive WalksLectures/SeminarsTrainingWildlife Watching/BirdingWorkshop

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August

07

2014

Presque Isle After Dark: BATS

Presque Isle After Dark: BATS

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionMeet with a Park Naturalist at Saw Mill Beach to learn about these amazing flying mammals and conduct a bat count. Dressf for the outdoors. No fee or registration required.Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesOther

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August

07

2014

See The Park Series - One Mile Trail

See The Park Series - One Mile Trail

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionSee the Park Series - Set out from the park office to explore the trails with the park naturalist. We will be on the One Mile Trail where Mountain Laurel covers the hill and the woodpeckers are tapping away. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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August

07

2014

Sunny Day Couples Paddle

Sunny Day Couples Paddle

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionHave a lover's holiday on the water with your significant other. This paddle is for beginners. Cost is $5. per person. Kayaks, paddles and pfd's provided. Please wear sunblock, a hat and bring water. Program will be cancelled in the event of heavy winds or severe storms. Pre-registration is required for this program. Please meet at the Day Use area on the Upper Lake on Aug. 7 at 1pm.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingPlesae call Alison Tews at 570-676-0567 to register for this program.

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August

07

2014

Thursday Night Lunker Bass Tournaments

Thursday Night Lunker Bass Tournaments

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LocationCodorus State Park
2600 Smith Station RoadCityHanover PAStatePAZip Code17331-8000CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescription9th Annual Thursday Night Lunker (Bass) Tournament series at Codorus State Park, Lake Marburg, Main Launch. Registration begins at 3:30 PM. Entry Fee is $20.00SponsorsOutcast Bass ClubContactsSteve StaleyContact Emailoutcastbasshanover@gmail.comContact Phone717-633-7881ActivitiesFishing/Spinning Tackle

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August

07

2014

Waterfall Hike

Waterfall Hike

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LocationWorlds End State Park
82 Cabin Bridge RdCityForksvilleStatePAZip Code18616-0062CountySullivanRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin the naturalist for this moderately difficult, 5-mile hike on the Ketchum Run and Loyalsock trails. Our destination will be the picturesque Rode Falls and several unnamed waterfalls. Bring your lunch, water, and camera. Hikers must be able to navigate rocky terrain and the 10-ft ladder alongside Rode Falls.
Meet at the Visitor Center with your vehicle to drive 5 miles to the trail.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingWildlife Watching/Birding

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August

07

2014

Wetland Wander

Wetland Wander

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionFind out why wetlands are anything but a waste in this walking program. Compare a wetland to everyday items and learn about some of the plants and animals that call a wetland home. Meet at the campground beach. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This walk is approximately one mile in length and covers gentle terrain, but sturdy shoes are suggested.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

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August

07

2014

Windmills for Kids

Windmills for Kids

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionBring your elementary-age children to the park office to learn about windmills. Compare and contrast residential turbines, like the one at the office, to commercial turbines like the ones near the park. Then make a windmill craft. Meet in front of the office.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Programs

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August

08

2014

“Nature Fun at the Beach!”

“Nature Fun at the Beach!”

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2939CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionVisit the Nature Nuts table at the beach – play a game, learn about animals and plants, do a craft and
win a prize! Also, check out our Sun Safety Tips and take home a free sample of sun screenActivitiesChildren's Programs

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August

08

2014

Alien Invaders

Alien Invaders

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LocationSizerville State Park
199 E Cowley Run RoadCityEmporiumStatePAZip Code15834-9608CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThey lurk in our gardens, along road ways and water corridors, these alien invaders are out to take over our native wildlife and plants but you can help stop their invasion! Stop by the campground amphitheater to learn about invasive plants and animals living among us!

In the event of rain or thunder this program will be held in the Environmental Building.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

08

2014

Crafty Beavers

Crafty Beavers

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LocationColonel Denning State Park
1599 Doubling Gap Rd.CityNewvilleStatePAZip Code17241-9756CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionKids will learn about beavers by creating their very own beaver craft to take home. Stop by anytime between 6:00-7:30 PM.

Meet at the Nature Pavilion.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Programs

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August

08

2014

Create Your Own Walking Stick

Create Your Own Walking Stick

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LocationRicketts Glen State Park
695 State Route 487CityBentonStatePAZip Code17814Location Phone570-477-7780CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionFind a great looking, thick, sturdy stick, bring it over to the picnic table by the Visitor's Center side patio, and we will provide the paints, feathers, beads and strapping to create your own personalized walking stick to use on your hiking ventures here at Ricketts Glen! We'll also inform you of all the best hiking trails and other activities to do while visiting us. So find that perfect stick and head on over!ActivitiesOther

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August

08

2014

Crooked Run Campground Christmas in Summer Theme Weekend

Crooked Run Campground Christmas in Summer Theme Weekend

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317Location Phone814-674-1000CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCrooked Run Campground Christmas in Summer Weekend! Campers are encouraged to decorate campsites in Christmas themes; Santa will visit the campground on Saturday August 9, 2014 at 5:00pm with candy for the kids. Door prizes will be given at amphitheater. Campground sites that decorate for the Christmas theme will recieve tickets for the drawing.SponsorsFriends of Prince Gallitzin State ParkContactsPark OfficeContact Emailprincegallitzinsp@state.pa.usContact Phone814-674-1000ActivitiesCampingOtherSpecial Events

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August

08

2014

Elk in Pennsylvania

Elk in Pennsylvania

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThis program will educate and entertain all with a discussion about elk, their biology, history, and where they can be found in PA. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center
ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

08

2014

Family Nature Film Series: Eyewitness Amphibians

Family Nature Film Series: Eyewitness Amphibians

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LocationLackawanna State Park
1839 Abington RdCityNorth Abington TownshipStatePAZip Code18414-9785CountyLackawannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionBring some popcorn and join the park educator at the amphitheater for this open air nature film series. A half hour before each film, a nature activity or craft relating to the film will be offered. Activities run from 7:30 pm - 8 pm. Film starts at 8 pm.

Films will be moved to the Environmental Learning Center at the main park office in case of inclement weather. Call 570-563-3101 to check location.ActivitiesMovie

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August

08

2014

Family Night

Family Night

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionBring your family along to the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center for an evening outdoor adventure followed by a craft. On the second Friday of each month we will explore a different topic, from frogs, to butterflies, to hiking at night! On August 8th we'll learn about how animals are camouflaged to help them stay hidden from predators. Wear sturdy shoes for the walk and old clothes for the craft, we might get messy! This program is best for families with children ages 5 and up. Registration is required.ContactsLauren ForsterContact Emaillaforster@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive WalksRegistration for Family Night is closed.

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August

08

2014

Field Foray

Field Foray

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCome along on this unique walk with the park naturalist! Before hitting the trail each participant will select a scavenger hunt item to look for along the way. Learn what each item found can teach us about life in a field. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are recommended for this walk, as well as drinking water and sunscreen. Meet at the parking lot at the bottom of Headache Hill.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

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August

08

2014

Geo-cache trail at Cherry Springs

Geo-cache trail at Cherry Springs

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LocationCherry Springs State Park
c/o Lyman RunCityGaletonStatePAZip Code16922CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin park staff for an introduction to the sport of geo-caching. Our new park geo-cache trail has 10 caches hidden around the park. Complete the questionaire with answers found to learn about the history and ecology of this unique park. Don't worry if you don't have a GPS unit. The park has 11 units that will be preprogrammed for your use.
Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Program will start at the Night Sky Viewing Area. Follow the walkway from the public program parking section to the seating area.ActivitiesGeocaching

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August

08

2014

GPS 101

GPS 101

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LocationOle Bull State Park
31 Valhalla LaneCityCross ForkStatePAZip Code17729-9701Location Phone814-435-5000CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome on over to Ole Bull and learn to explore a new way, the GPS unit. We will go over how the GPS works, mark a few waypoints, and end up at a surprise spot. Bring your GPS or share one of the park's. Meet at the amphitheater.ActivitiesGeocachingInterpretive Programs

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August

08

2014

Little Learners of Laurel Hill

Little Learners of Laurel Hill

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LocationLaurel Hill State Park
1454 Laurel Hill Park RoadCitySomersetStatePAZip Code15501-5629CountySomersetRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionThis program is for preschool-aged children (3 to 5 years) and their parents. Children can enjoy a story, outdoor exploration and a craft in each session.

If you attend all six Little Learners programs, you will receive a certificate of accomplishment from our DiscoverE program.

** Registration is required. To register, please call 814-352-8649ContactsKimberly Peck, Environmental Education SpecialistContact EmailRA-laurelhillenved@pa.govContact Phone814-352-8649ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Programs

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August

08

2014

Little Learners of Laurel Hill

Little Learners of Laurel Hill

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LocationLaurel Hill State Park
1454 Laurel Hill Park RoadCitySomersetStatePAZip Code15501-5629CountySomersetRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionThis program is for preschool-aged children (3 to 5 years) and their parents. Children can enjoy a story, outdoor exploration and a craft in each session.

If you attend all six Little Learners programs, you will receive a certificate of accomplishment from our DiscoverE program.

** Registration is required. To register, please call 814-352-8649ContactsKimberly Peck, Environmental Education SpecialistContact EmailRA-laurelhillenved@pa.govContact Phone814-352-8649ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Programs

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August

08

2014

Make It Rain

Make It Rain

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313Location Phone814-723-0259CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionRain sticks were traditionally used by many Native American tribes in ceremonies designed to bring rain after long periods of drought. Your may not bring on the rain, but they will create the pleasant sound of water falling. Meet at the beach concession stand. This program is open to the public and free of charge.ContactsJen Moore, EESContact Emailjennmoore@pa.govContact Phone814-723-0259ActivitiesChildren's Programs

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August

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2014

Moonlight Walk around Shawnee Lake

Moonlight Walk around Shawnee Lake

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LocationShawnee State Park
132 State Park RoadCitySchellsburgStatePAZip Code15559-7300Location Phone814-733-4218CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionWhen was the last time you had a late summer, moonlight walk? Join us at the beach entrance of picnic area #2 and live or relive the moment. Dogs are permitted.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

08

2014

Morning Ecopaddle

Morning Ecopaddle

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionBring your own kayak or canoe or rent from the concession, and join a Naturalist at the Lagoons Launch to enjoy the flora and fauna of a peninsula morning. No registration, rental fee only may apply. All experience levels are welcome.Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking

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Morning Nature Hike

Morning Nature Hike

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LocationFrench Creek State Park
843 Park RoadCityElversonStatePAZip Code19520-9523CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionGet out before the heat and join the park naturalist for a hike around the West side of the park. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and a snack. Meet at the parking lot on Fire Tower Rd.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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August

08

2014

Orienteering for Beginners

Orienteering for Beginners

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionTry out a new sport: orienteering. Learn how to use a compass and map to make your way throughout the park to find orienteering markers. Loaner compasses will be available. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Orienteering is recommended for ages 8 and older and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please meet at the Fuller Bath House.Contact Emailangelesmit@pa.govContact Phone717-486-7174ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive ProgramsOrienteering

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August

08

2014

Purple Martin Palooza

Purple Martin Palooza

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionJoin an Environmental Educator and a Purple Martin Conservation Association Field Biologist at the Pontoon Boat Stateion to learn about the migration of the largest of Pennsylvania's swallows. You must call 814-833-7424 to register beginning at 9:00 AM on July 21st (each caller is allowed four seats). Please dress for the weather, no fee. This ride is appropriate for those who can handle a three-hour tour. The rides are being held August 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 19 and 21.SponsorsPurple Conservation AssocationMore Infohttp://www.purplemartin.orgActivitiesOther

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August

08

2014

Rattlesnakes!

Rattlesnakes!

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LocationHills Creek State Park
111 Spillway RoadCityWellsboroStatePAZip Code16901-9676Location Phone570-724-4246CountyTiogaRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionRetired biology teacher Allan Puskar will provide a complete look at the state's largest venomous reptile. Using live rattlesnakes and other artifacts, he will provide factual information about this misunderstood reptile. Program takes place at the nature center located in the campground.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

08

2014

Schoolhouse Days

Schoolhouse Days

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionMeet at the one-room schoolhouse next to the concession stand to see what it was like to attend school at Black Moshannon in the late 1800's. Play some the games from that time period.ActivitiesHistory Programs

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August

08

2014

Sunset Switch Kayak

Sunset Switch Kayak

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionEnjoy a gentle evening paddle on Glendale Lake while learning about the Sunset Switch—the changeover period when daytime creatures head for bed, and nocturnal creatures awaken and begin their “day”.
Registration is required for this program and space is limited. Participants must be at least 12 years of age, and PFDs (life jackets) are required. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Some kayaks are available to borrow, and must be reserved in advance by contacting Beth Garner at 814-674-1000 ext. 105 or princeprogramssp@pa.gov by August 6. Or bring your own! Paddles and PFDs will be provided for those who borrow a kayak. Please register by contacting Beth. Meet at the Killbuck Boat Launch.
ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingTo register for this program, please contact Beth Garner at 814-674-1000 x105 or princeprogramssp@pa.gov. Thank you!

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August

08

2014

Ten Years into the Future

Ten Years into the Future

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821Location Phone814-787-5167CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionHow will our Pennsylvania forests change in the next ten years? Will we notice the difference? Does this have anything to do with the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid or the Emerald Ash Borer? Learn what to look for to be able to predict the future of your local forests. (Location: See Program Board in Lobby)ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

08

2014

Test Your Craftiness

Test Your Craftiness

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LocationBlue Knob State Park
124 Park RoadCityImlerStatePAZip Code16655-9207Location Phone814-276-3576CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescription“Test Your Craftiness”
7:00pm – 8:00pm - Buck Hill Amphitheater
Join Peggy Roudabush, campground host, to make a crafty kids craft. Adults and children are both welcome. Come be entertained and take a little something home with you.
ActivitiesChildren's Programs

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August

08

2014

What's Up with Our Warblers

What's Up with Our Warblers

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LocationRicketts Glen State Park
695 State Route 487CityBentonStatePAZip Code17814Location Phone570-477-7780CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin us on the side patio of the Visitor's Center for our local bird updates. If you were curious as to what is happening in August with our wonderful, warbling residents, as well as some of the other birds either calling Ricketts their homes or just passing through, then drop by for some "bird droppings"!ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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August

08

2014

Wildlife on the Water Kayak Program

Wildlife on the Water Kayak Program

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LocationCodorus State Park
2600 Smith Station RoadCityHanover PAStatePAZip Code17331-8000CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a 1 ½ hour guided kayak program. The trip is a leisurely paddle through the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife on the water’s edges. Turtles, eagles and osprey, waterfowl and wading birds abound. Boats, paddles, vests and binoculars are provided. Beginners are welcome. Experienced guides are DCNR conservation volunteers. Program cost is $15 per person. Reservations are required.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingEco TourWildlife Watching/Birding

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09

2014

“Kayak Keystone”

“Kayak Keystone”

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2939CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionAre you interested in learning how to kayak? This fun-filled programincludes basic kayaking instruction,
conservation tips and paddling on Keystone Lake! Kayaks are available for a fee. Registration is required.Contactspark staffContact Emailnrspkeys@pa.govContact Phone724-668-2566ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingPlease call 724-668-2566 for pre-registration or e-mail nrspkeys@pa.gov

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2014

5th Annual Mountain Bike Race

5th Annual Mountain Bike Race

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCOURSE INFO:
We ride rain or shine!! Riding in the mountains of central PA in August is always unpredictable…..sun, heat &
dust…rain, fog & mud….but that’s what makes this ride stand out from the others!! A mixture of singletrack, lung
busting climbs, gravel roads & paved roads will challenge everyone from the novice to the expert!!
REGISTRATION DETAILS:
Early Bird Entry by July 25, 2014, $30.00 includes a t-shirt (please be sure to indicate size).
Registration after July 25 & Day-of-Event - $35.00 (no t-shirt)
On-line registration available at www.ymcaocc.org until Friday, August 8, 2014 @ 12:00 PM ET
Registration fees are non-refundable
RACE DAY DETAILS:
9:00 AM Check-in & Registration
10:40 AM Racer Meeting (Mandatory)
10:50 AM Staging
11:00 AM Expert Class Race Start
11:10 AM Sport Class Race Start
11:30 AM Fun Ride -Ages 12 & up, kids must be accompanied by an adult
Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each class.
All riders will be required to wear helmets & sign a release waiver before start
of the race. Riders under the age of 18 will be required to have a parent or
legal guardian sign the waiver.

For information please contact Jodi Harpster
at jharpster@ymcaocc.org or call
814-342-0889.ActivitiesBiking

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2014

A Rottin' Adventure

A Rottin' Adventure

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionWhat’s so great about a rotting log? Find out in this hands-on forest adventure. Discover the life of a dead tree! Please wear sturdy shoes for this program as we will be going off trail. Meet at the Point Trailhead parking lot, near the campground entrance on Beaver Valley Road.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive Walks

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August

09

2014

Animal Tales & Critter Crafts

Animal Tales & Critter Crafts

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LocationRicketts Glen State Park
695 State Route 487CityBentonStatePAZip Code17814Location Phone570-477-7780CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescription(Children 4-10 yrs) Join us at the amphitheater for a fun story and craft. It's all about how baby birds grow up, and then you will have the opportunity to make some of your own. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. In case of rain, this activity will take place in the Visitor's Center.ActivitiesChildren's Programs

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09

2014

Animal Tracks Bingo

Animal Tracks Bingo

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LocationRicketts Glen State Park
695 State Route 487CityBentonStatePAZip Code17814Location Phone570-477-7780CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionSince we have so many young animals wandering about our park this time of year, join us at the amphitheater as we share some interesting information with you on the best places to see wildlife here, as well as play a different and educational kind of bingo! Its FREE family fun for all, so take a break from hiking and join us. In case of rain, this activity will be held in the Visitor's Center.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Programs

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2014

ATV Safety Class

ATV Safety Class

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LocationRaccoon Creek State Park
3000 State Route 18CityHookstownStatePAZip Code15050-9416Location Phone724-899-2200CountyBeaverRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionPennsylvania DCNR Safety Classes for ages 8-15 and the ATV Safety Institute Classes for ages 6 and up are now being scheduled. Contact the instructor, Robert Lioi at 412-264-3163 for information and to register for the class. Please do not contact the Park for information. There are no ATV trails in Raccoon Creek State Park; riding ATV’s in this State Park is prohibited except at the designated site during a scheduled class with a certified instructor. For laws and regulations pertaining to ATV’s contact DCNR or visit the PA DCNR website www.visitPAparks.com.SponsorsRobert LioiContacts412-264-3163Contact Phone412-264-3163ActivitiesTraining

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2014

Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionJoin us at the amphitheater for a program about bald eagles. Get updates on the park’s resident nesting pair, and learn about the natural history of bald eagles. Then find out what has allowed for the amazing recovery of this species over the past several decades. Arrive a little early to check out a replica bald eagle foot, skull, and egg, and see how your “wingspan” compares to that of this magnificent bird of prey.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

BASICS OF KAYAKING(FULL)

BASICS OF KAYAKING(FULL)

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LocationTuscarora State Park
687 Tuscarora Park RoadCityBarnesvilleStatePAZip Code18214-2810CountySchuylkillRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionJoin the park naturalist for a basic kayaking course at Tuscarora State Park. Kayaks, paddles and personal flotation devices will be provided. Maximum weight capacity is 275 lbs. Registration is required by signing up at the park office prior to the event via phone at 570-467-2506 or in person. No online or fax registrations will be taken. Each participant can send a donation check of $15.00 made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or $15.00 in cash to the park office to hold your reservation. The class will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. There is limited space for the program. If you have your own equipment, you may join us for $5.00 per person. Meet at the “Lakeside Concessions” stand at Tuscarora. Each child must be accompanied by an adult and be 12 years of age or olderActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingRegistration for BASICS OF KAYAKING(FULL) is closed.

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2014

Beach Games

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionLearn some traditional games that can be played on the beach. Knee tag, kick stick, and more will be demonstrated and played. Ages nine and up are welcome. Come enjoy the beach in a whole new way.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Beaver Fever

Beaver Fever

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin our naturalist and discover some interesting facts about beavers, play a beaver dress up game and head out looking for an active beaver lodge, dam and scent mound. Transportation to beaver lodge required. Meet at the Amphitheater at 2pm on Saturday, August 9.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Beaver Fever

Beaver Fever

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LocationMoshannon State Forest
3372 State Park RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-1722Location Phone570-676-3428CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin our Park Naturalist for the lowdown on beavers, then take a short hike to view an active beaver lodge and a functioning beaver dam. Vehicle is needed to get to beaver lodge site. Meet at the Amphitheater at 2pm on Sat. Aug. 9.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding

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2014

Beginner Kayaking

Beginner Kayaking

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome to the Beach Concession Stand for a lesson on basic boating safety and then take a kayak tour on hte lake and the creek. Pre-registration is REQUIRED as kayaks are limited. You may bring your own kayak, but you must still register. Registrations can be made by calling the park office at 814-723-0250 by Friday, August 8, 2014. This program is open to the public and free of charge.ContactsJen Moore, EESContact Emailjennmoore@pa.govContact Phone814-723-0259ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingProgram is full. Thank you for your interest.

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2014

Beginner Orienteering Program

Beginner Orienteering Program

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LocationGreenwood Furnace State Park
15795 Greenwood RoadCityHuntingdonStatePAZip Code16652-5831Location Phone814-667-1800CountyHuntingdonRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionJourneying outdoors can be a refreshing get-away from today’s busy, technology-driven world. Don’t rely on a GPS! Instead, learn to use the good old-fashioned map and compass at this program. This program is designed for people who are not familiar with using a compass and map together. Maps and compasses will be available, or bring your ownActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsOrienteering

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2014

Beginning Birding Series

Beginning Birding Series

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LocationTobyhanna State Park
114 Campground Rd
Beach areaCityTobyhannaStatePAZip Code18466-0387Location Phone570-894-8336CountyMonroeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin naturalist Jackie Speicher. Open to all ages and anyone interested in birds. Meet at beach area.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding

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2014

BioBullies

BioBullies

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LocationSizerville State Park
199 E Cowley Run RoadCityEmporiumStatePAZip Code15834-9608CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionKids! Stop by the pool deck to learn about the bullies of the environment, afterwards design your own bio-bully! In the event of rain or thunder this program will be held in the Environmental Building.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Programs

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09

2014

Boulder Field Basics

Boulder Field Basics

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LocationBoulder Field Parking Lot
Hickory Run State Park
RR 1 Box 81CityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661-9712Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionMeet the Naturalist for a brief talk on the history and significance of this geologic wonder. Allow 20 minutes to drive to Boulder Field from Route 534. Meet at the Boulder Field. Program takes approximately 15 minutes. Registration is not necessary.ContactsKatie Martens, EESContact Emailhickoryrunenvedsp@pa.govContact Phone570-443-0400ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Building Beavers

Building Beavers

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LocationFrances Slocum State Park
565 Mount Olivet Rd.CityWyomingStatePAZip Code18644-9333Location Phone570-696-3525CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescription**ages 3-5
Little ones and their grown ups will learn about beavers through hands on activities and a simple craft.

Campground amphitheaterContactsKsathy KelchnerContact EmailRA-nrspfrsleep@pa.govContact Phone570-696-9105ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Programs

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2014

Celebrate the Fort Pitt Block House - Living History at Fort Pitt

Celebrate the Fort Pitt Block House - Living History at Fort Pitt

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl Bldg ACityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222-1212Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionOn Saturday, August 9th, join the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at the Fort Pitt Block House to celebrate the building's 250th anniversary!

There will also be re-enactors from the Fort Pitt Museum in the park on both the 9th and 10th demonstrating the construction techniques used to build the Block House, including the molding of the bricks.

Blacksmith Jymm Hoffman will demonstrate 18th century blacksmithing with his reproduction traveling forge. The celebration will also feature musket and rifle demonstrations throughout the day, and a special firing of the Museum's British six-pounder cannon.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Fort Pitt Block House at 412-471-1764 or the Fort Pitt Museum at 412-281-9284.SponsorsFort Pitt Block House and Fort Pitt MuseumContact Phone412-281-9284More Infohttp://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/secondary.aspx?id=296ActivitiesHistory Programs

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2014

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

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LocationLittle Pine State Park
4205 Little Pine Creek RoadCityWatervilleStatePAZip Code17776-9705Location Phone570-753-6000CountyLycomingRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThis is an informal question and answer period and general chat session. Coffee, tea, and iced tea are provided, but please bring your own cup. Meet at the amphitheater.ActivitiesCampfire Programs

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2014

Damsels and Dragons

Damsels and Dragons

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LocationFrances Slocum State Park
565 Mount Olivet Rd.CityWyomingStatePAZip Code18644-9333Location Phone570-696-3525CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescription**ages 6 and up
We'll start with a short introduction to damselflies and dragonflies, then head for the lake edge to see them in action. (and try to catch a few!!) ..Meet at the EE buildingContactsKathy KelchnerContact EmailRA-nrspfrsleep@pa.govContact Phone570-696-9105ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Walks

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August

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2014

Eagle Viewing

Eagle Viewing

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin eagle expert Paul Gamer at the Wildlife Observation Platform (near the Bear Wallow boat launch parking area) anytime between noon and 6pm on Sat. Aug. 9 to view our eagles through his spotting scope.ActivitiesWildlife Watching/Birding

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2014

Environmental Center Open House

Environmental Center Open House

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionVisit the ELC to look around at various mounts and educational displays! The park naturalist will be on hand to answer any questions.
Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

E-Parachute Games

E-Parachute Games

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionParachute games with an environmental twist are what await you. Don’t miss this chance to see a real parachute and use it to have fun and discover the natural world. All ages welcome. Meet at the Beach.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

F.E. Walter Dam Water Release Schedule

F.E. Walter Dam Water Release Schedule

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LocationLehigh Gorge State Park
c/o Hickory Run State ParkCityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionPlanned white water release dates are: August 10, 16, 17, 23*, 24*, 30* and 31*. October 11 and 12**.

*Dependent on additional water accumulation in reservoir.
**The 10-13 October release is for both fishing and white water and will only occur if sufficient stored water is available.ActivitiesFishing/Spinning TackleWhitewater Rafting

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2014

Family Camping

Family Camping

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionIf you ever wanted to try camping, this is the perfect introduction! Learn how to camp outdoors with your family by spending a night under the stars at the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center. The evening will include an astronomy program and guided camping instruction. We will supply tents, sleeping pads, cook stoves, and cookware. We’ll help you set up your tent, show you how to cook over a fire or stove, and provide other tips to help you make camping a fun and memorable experience. Date: Saturday-Sunday, August 9-10, 2014, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. The cost is $8.00 per person, payable at the event. Registration is required.ContactsLauren ForsterContact Emaillaforster@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesCampingStargazingRegistration for Family Camping is closed.

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2014

Family Camping at Giving Pond

Family Camping at Giving Pond

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LocationDelaware Canal State Park
Giving pondCityUpper Black EddyStatePAZip Code18972Location Phone610-982-0161CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionHave you been eager to give tent camping a try but have no idea how to get started, or you don’t have any equipment? Here’s your chance to try camping with limited basic gear and expert support provided!

Learn how to set up a tent, build a fire, cook a simple meal and use basic camping equipment. Enjoy an evening by the campfire toasting marshmallows. Snuggle into your sleeping bag as you listen to the sounds of the river will remain on site.

Donations for this program are greatly appreciated!Contact Emailsberg@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0161ActivitiesCampingHiking and WalkingWomen OutdoorsSorry registration for this program is closed. Please look at our other program offerings to join our other programs.

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2014

Family Fishing Program

Family Fishing Program

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LocationMoraine State Park
Bear Run Boat Launch
South ShoreCityPortersvilleStatePAZip Code16051Location Phone724-368-3612CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionThese interactive program will include some basics on being a S.M.A.R.T. angler, as well as how to rig a fishing rod, types of bait, knot tying, rules and regulations, casting practice, hands-on fishing, and more. Participants are NOT required to have their fishing license while participating in the program. The only catch? Participants must bring a child! All fishing equipment will be provided. Register for location. Families must be pre-registered and should arrive promptly at 1:00 PM. Pre-register below or by calling the park office at 724-368-3612.
SponsorsPennsylvania Fish and Boat CommissionMore Infohttp://www.fish.pa.usActivitiesFishing/Spinning TackleOtherRegistrating for this event is full. Please call the park at 724-368-8811 to be put on a waiting list.

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Family Night Hike

Family Night Hike

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LocationOle Bull State Park
31 Valhalla LaneCityCross ForkStatePAZip Code17729-9701Location Phone814-435-5000CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin the park staff as we explore Ole Bull State Park at night time. We will be listening to the different sounds of the night and learning about some of the nocturnal animals and how they use their senses among other topics. This hike is suited for families with children of all ages. Meet at the amphitheater.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive Walks

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2014

For Kids: Busy Beavers

For Kids: Busy Beavers

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LocationHickory Run State Park * Campground AmphitheaterCityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661-9712Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionDid you know that the beaver is the largest rodent in North America? Did you know that it doesn't have to put on goggles when it swims because it already has them built-in?! Come to the amphitheater to explore the world of the beaver and all of its incredible adaptations. We'll read a story, Beaver at Long Pond, then make a craft to take home.

All interpretive programs at Hickory Run State Park are free of charge.ContactsMegan Taylor, Environmental Education SpecialistContact Emailhickoryrunenvedsp@state.pa.usMore Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/hickoryrun.aspxActivitiesChildren's Programs

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Frog Frolic

Frog Frolic

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LocationLackawanna State Park
1839 Abington RdCityNorth Abington TownshipStatePAZip Code18414-9785CountyLackawannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin us at the warming hut for this hopping good time! Come see what frogs live along the lake shore. Nets and containers provided.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsOther

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Geo-cache trail at Cherry Springs

Geo-cache trail at Cherry Springs

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LocationCherry Springs State Park
c/o Lyman RunCityGaletonStatePAZip Code16922CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin park staff for an introduction to the sport of geo-caching. Our new park geo-cache trail has 10 caches hidden around the park. Complete the questionaire with answers found to learn about the history and ecology of this unique park. Don't worry if you don't have a GPS unit. The park has 11 units that will be preprogrammed for your use.
Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Program will start at the Night Sky Viewing Area. Follow the walkway from the public program parking section to the seating area.ActivitiesGeocaching

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Giving Pond Sunset Paddle Program

Giving Pond Sunset Paddle Program

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LocationGiving Pond Recreation Area
1125 River Rd. (PA-32)
(Just south of Jugtown Hill Rd. intersection)CityUpper Black EddyStatePAZip Code18972-9540Location Phone610-982-5560CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionCome join Delaware Canal State Park staff for a two hour paddle. Learn paddling basics and spend time touring the Giving Pond Recreation area and identifying local wildlife while watching the sun set.

The park will provide the use of a canoe or kayak, paddles, and life jackets. We have a limited number of child sized life jackets for ages 6 or younger. Please inquire about availability. No donation requested for a non-paddling child riding in a boat with one or two family members. Donations for this program are greatly appreciated!

Pre-registration is necessary.Click below to register online or contact Sarah at [p] 610-982-0161 or [e] sberg@pa.gov for more information or to register. These programs are typically kayak-only. If you wish to request a canoe, please let us know when you register.ContactsSarah BergContact Emailsberg@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0161ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingWildlife Watching/BirdingI'm sorry but this program is full or the registration deadline has passed. Please register for another session or contact us for more information.

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Governor's Cup Sailboat Race

Governor's Cup Sailboat Race

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LocationGifford Pinchot State Park
2200 Rosstown Rd.CityLewisberryStatePAZip Code17339-9787CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionPinchot Sailing Club is holding a Governor's Cup sailboat race on Pinchot Lake. They will be leaving from boat mooring area #2. Event time: 10:00 amSponsorsPinchot Sailing ClubContact Phone717-903-6820ActivitiesSailing

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GPS & Geocaching

GPS & Geocaching

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LocationKinzua Bridge State Park
C/O Bendigo State ParkCityJohnsonburgStatePAZip Code15845-0016Location Phone800-872-1787CountyMcKeanRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionDuring this program you will learn how to use a GPS unit (Global Positioning System), geocache, and geocaching etiquette. This program is held in cooperation with the University of Pitt at Bradford and you must register with them at 800-872-1787. There is a fee for this program. GPS units will be provided if you are registrered.SponsorsUniversity of Pitt at BradfordContactsUniversity of Pitt at BradfordContact Phone800-872-1787ActivitiesGeocaching

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GPS 101

GPS 101

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LocationKettle Creek State Park
97 Kettle Creek Park LaneCityRenovoStatePAZip Code17764-9708Location Phone570-923-6004CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome on over to Kettle Creek and learn to explore a new way, the GPS unit. We will go over how the GPS works, mark a few waypoints, and end up at a surprise spot. Bring your GPS or share one of the park's. Meet at the Nature Center.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsGeocaching

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2014

Guided Hike: Hickory Run Lake

Guided Hike: Hickory Run Lake

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LocationHickory Run State Park * Meet at Hickory Run Lake on the Boulder Field roadCityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661-9712CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionTake a walk back in time and into the creek! Hikers will learn a little bit about the history of this part of the park and enjoy a slow and soggy stroll along the Lake Trail at Hickory Run Lake. Expect wet feet. The hike is less than a mile.ContactsMegan Fedor, Environmental Education SpecialistContact Emailhickoryrunenvedsp@state.pa.usContact Phone570-403-2006ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

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Hike to Flat Rock

Hike to Flat Rock

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LocationColonel Denning State Park
1599 Doubling Gap Rd.CityNewvilleStatePAZip Code17241-9756CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist for a guided tour of this strenuous, but beautiful trail. The hike typically takes about 2.5 hours round trip. We will plan to take a 30-minute lunch/snack and photo break at the vista. Bring sturdy hiking shoes, plenty of water and a lunch/snack. The program is WEATHER PERMITTING.

Meet at the Flat Rock sign next to the amphitheater.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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2014

Historic Oil Well Operation

Historic Oil Well Operation

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LocationMoraine State Park
Park RoadCityPortersvilleStatePAZip Code16051Location Phone724-368-3612CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionCome see a restored oil well in operation! The The Muddy Creek Oil Well #19 is an award-winning restoration site of an antique oil well. The Bessemer Gas Engine and Marshall-Barr No. 19 oil well equipment was restored and the site was first opened for visitors during the Lake Arthur Regatta in August of 2000.

The well will operate from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Volunteers from 3MJC (Moraine, McConnells Mill, Jennings Commission) will be there to operate the engine and answer your questions. So come out and see the Bessemer engine pump some Pennsylvania crude. The central powerhouse site is located beyond the Forestry & Regional office building on Park Rd. (Old 422) off Route 528. Free refreshments will be provided! Visit www.3mjc.org or Check out 3MJC's facebook page for more information.More Infohttp://3mjc.orgActivitiesHistory ProgramsOther

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History Hike

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LocationCanoe Creek State Park
205 Canoe Creek RoadCityHollidaysburgStatePAZip Code16648-9752CountyBlairRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionTake a walk back 100 years in time to visit an amazing industrial site tucked away in the heart of Canoe Creek State Park. Learn about the limestone industry and its connections to the railroad and steel industry.
Meet at Wentz Education Center.
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2014

Home Depot Workshop

Home Depot Workshop

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2939CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionCome and join in the fun at Keystone State Park beach house. Home Depot will be here along with Keystone’s camp hosts and staff to make crafts (crafts are limited).

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2014

INCREDIBLE INSECTS OPEN HOUSE

INCREDIBLE INSECTS OPEN HOUSE

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LocationR.B. Winter State Park
17215 Buffalo RoadCityMifflinburgStatePAZip Code17844-9656CountyUnionRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionExplore the world of insects and their creepy relatives! The center will be crawling with puzzles, games, displays, and make and take crafts for kids and their folks who are not bugged by arthropods. Meet at the Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center. Kids under age 10 must bring a parent. Kids ages 4 to 13 can earn 1 hour toward their Discover E badge!Contact Phone570-966-1455ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsDiscoverE

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Insect Safari

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LocationCanoe Creek State Park
205 Canoe Creek RoadCityHollidaysburgStatePAZip Code16648-9752CountyBlairRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionPlunge into the grasslands and jungle of Canoe Creek State Park to find strange and wonderful insects! Bring your bug nets or use ours as we venture on an insect safari!
Meet at amphitheater.
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2014

Making Tracks

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LocationJoseph E. Ibberson Conversation Area
CityHalifaxStatePALocation Phone717-567-9255CountyDauphinRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionMake tracks to the Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area and join the park naturalist for a program on animal tracks and animal signs. Kids and adults can make a plaster track to take home with them. We will learn how to discover the signs that animals leave which reveal what they are, and perhaps what they were up to.
Meet at the pavilionContactsBen Ranney, Park NaturalistContact Emaillittlebuufsp@state.pa.usContact Phone717-567-9255More Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/josepheibberson.aspxActivitiesChildren's Programs

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Meteor Showers

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionSome folks have seen shooting stars and other objects while looking towards the heavens. Learn about what causes these night sky phenomena and when your best opportunities for viewing them are. The night sky objects may not all be exactly what you think they are and you may see more than you could imagine. You will be more than prepared for next week’s Perseid meteor shower (peak- August 13). Meet at the Campground Amphitheater.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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Monthly Volunteer Work Day

Monthly Volunteer Work Day

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LocationColonel Denning State Park
1599 Doubling Gap Rd.CityNewvilleStatePAZip Code17241-9756CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionHelp beautify your local state park by participating in the monthly volunteer work day sponsored by the Friends of Colonel Denning. Work assignments will vary and will be assigned the day of the event. Meet at Pavilion #1 @ 9:00 AM. Please dress for work and bring work gloves and a lunch.

If you know in advance that you will be there please notify the park office at 717-776-5272 before the start of the event.ActivitiesVolunteer Work Day

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Moonlight Movie and Lunar Viewing- The Explorers

Moonlight Movie and Lunar Viewing- The Explorers

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LocationCherry Springs State Park
c/o Lyman RunCityGaletonStatePAZip Code16922CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionForty five years ago man first stepped on the moon. Join us for a short film as we continue our journey of lunar exploration with the Apollo 12-17 missions. Hear in their own words the dedication, commitment and fear of failure from the men who rose to meet America’s challenge. After the movie, we will observe the lunar landscape though telescopes and observe some of the brighter constellations during this full moon program.

Programs are conducted at the Night Sky Viewing Area. Follow the red lit walkway from the public program parking section to the seating area.

If the sky is unfavorable for stargazing, an alternative program may be held. Programs will be cancelled in the event of rain.

Please leave your pets at home. Dim lighting, large crowds and sensitive equipment used at the Night Sky programs do not create a pet friendly environment

The weather can be cool and damp, dress accordingly. For further information, please call the Lyman Run State Park office at (814) 435-5010




ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsStargazing

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Moonstruck

Moonstruck

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionExplore the moon without leaving planet earth. We'll talk about lunations and synodic months, then take a guided tour of the moon with our telescope, weather permitting. Meet at the Day Use area by the CCC pavilion on Fri. Aug. 8 at 9pm.ActivitiesStargazing

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Movie Night

Movie Night

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LocationColonel Denning State Park
1599 Doubling Gap Rd.CityNewvilleStatePAZip Code17241-9756CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist for an educational evening movie! We will be watching Eyewitness: Bird. Be sure to dress warm and bring a flashlight. Feel free to bring popcorn or a blanket as well.

Meet at the amphitheater. Movie run time is 35 minutes.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsMovie

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2014

Movie Night "Lego"

Movie Night "Lego"

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2939CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionGet out the popcorn and the blankets! Keystone State Park has movie night. We will be playing a variety of movies (pg-13 or less) at the beach house. They will be shown on a projector screen outside on the lawn, so bring your blankets, chairs and make sure you dress for the weather. But most importantly bring the whole family for this great time! Movie times are at 8:30 pm, may vary depending on when it gets dark. Movies will not be shown in inclement weather.

We would like to thank Family Videos of Latrobe for the movies that are shown.
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Mushrooms

Mushrooms

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LocationOhiopyle State Park
PO Box 105CityOhiopyleStatePAZip Code15470-0105Location Phone724-329-0986CountyFayetteRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionIs it a plant, an animal, or something else entirely? Is it safe to eat or very deadly? Explore the mysterious world of mushrooms as we search for this amazing fungi on the forest floor and find the answers to these questions. We will meet at the train station and hike to the Ferncliff Penninsula.ContactsBarbara WallaceContact Emailbawallace@pa.govContact Phone724-329-0986ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Programs

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2014

Music in the Gap - Misty Mountain

Music in the Gap - Misty Mountain

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin us at the Cowans Gap Amphitheater for a local music concert! Bring the family out for an evening by the lake and enjoy the sounds of local artists in the park.
Misty Mountain features guitars, dobro, mandolin, base and banjo. Join this Shippensburg based band for the sounds of bluegrass, country, and gospel music.
This is a part of our free summer concert series sponsored by the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation.ActivitiesMusic

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2014

Natural Dyes

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LocationHyner Run State Park
86 Hyner Park RoadCityHynerStatePAZip Code17738-0046Location Phone570-923-6000CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionNatural dyes can be made from many local plants. Learn to identify some of them, and how to prepare the dye. Participants will have the opportunity to dye a sample swatch. Meet behind the restroom / pool house.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

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2014

Nature Photography Scavenger Hunt

Nature Photography Scavenger Hunt

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionSee the park through a new lens. Learn about basic photography before hunting for some great pictures. Please bring a camera if you would like to take your pictures home or borrow one of ours. This program is recommended for ages 5 and older and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please meet at the Furnace Stack Pavilion.Contact Emailangelesmit@pa.govContact Phone717-486-7174ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive ProgramsNature Photography

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2014

Nature Photography Scavenger Hunt

Nature Photography Scavenger Hunt

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LocationBlue Knob State Park
124 Park RoadCityImlerStatePAZip Code16655-9207Location Phone814-276-3576CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescription“Nature Photography Scavenger Hunt”
3:00pm – 5:00pm – Buck Hill Amphitheater
Learn the basics of using a camera for nature photography and then have fun exploring the park. Great for all ages. A limited number of park cameras are available or bring your own camera. Those who borrow a park camera will be able to take their pictures home on a disk.
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2014

Nature Walk

Nature Walk

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313Location Phone814-723-0250CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionNature walks highlight what is met along the trail. This walk will feature the Nature Trail which is 1.2 miles long. Please were sturdy shoes as the trail has some hills and can be muddy at times. Meet at the Amphitheater. This program is open to the public and free of charge.ContactsJen Moore, EESContact Emailjennmoore@pa.govContact Phone814-723-0259ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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2014

Oak Loop Trail Hike

Oak Loop Trail Hike

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LocationLocust Lake State Park
687 Tuscarora Park RoadCityBarnesvilleStatePAZip Code18214-2810CountySchuylkillRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionJoin Naturalist Robin Tracey on the Oak Loop Trail at Locust Lake on Saturday, August 9, 2014. The trail is 4 miles in length and difficult. The trail loops around Locust Creek and traverses up the mountain for a really great view of the forest below. Part of the hike includes the “Tree Identification Trail” created by one of our Eagle Scouts. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and get along with other pets and people. Please meet at the visitor parking lot at 10:00 am. Bring water, bug spray and comfortable shoes. Contact Robin at 570-467-2506 for more information. Shine only.ActivitiesDog WalkHiking and Walking

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2014

Otter and Fisher

Otter and Fisher

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LocationOhiopyle State Park
PO Box 105CityOhiopyleStatePAZip Code15470-0105Location Phone724-329-0986CountyFayetteRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionFor many years these playful mammals were absent from Ohiopyle. Join us at the Kentuck Campground Amphitheater and lean about their miraculous return to the Youghiogheny watershed. We’ll also talk about what intelligent and truly amazing animals they are.ContactsRose FugeContact Emailrosfuge@pa.govContact Phone724-329-0986ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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Owl Prowl

Owl Prowl

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescription– Meet at the Nature Center for a night hike in search of these nocturnal predators. Learn some of their unique features that make them such versatile hunters in the forests after dark.ActivitiesInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

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Pennsylvania Snakes

Pennsylvania Snakes

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionEvery snake is a good snake! Spend the evening with our special guest speaker, Michelle McCloskey from Black Moshannon State Park, discovering how important snakes are to the PA environment! Live snakes will be available for participants to see first hand. Meet at the Russell P. Letterman Campground Amphitheatre.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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Pennsylvania Wildlife - Presented by the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center

Pennsylvania Wildlife - Presented by the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionMeet a wide variety of live wild animals that call Pennsylvania home. Cost is $5. per person cash. Meet at the Amphitheater on Sat. Aug. 9 at 7pm. In case of rain, this program will be held in the Auditorium.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Presque Isle Bicycle Tour

Presque Isle Bicycle Tour

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionThe beauty of the peninsula is best observed at a slower pace. With the leaves on the trees, bird migration in full swing, and warmer weather, who can imagine better conditions for a relaxing bicycle tour around the peninsula? We will ride approximately 10 miles at a leisurely pace and stop occasionlly to discuss local and park history and wildlife. Meet at the Cookhouse Pavilion. Bring your own bike or rent at the concession. Rental fees only. Helmets mandatory, no registration.Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesBiking

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2014

QUICK FROZEN CRITTERS

QUICK FROZEN CRITTERS

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LocationYellow Creek State Park
170 Route 259 HighwayCityPenn RunStatePAZip Code15765-5941Location Phone724-357-7913CountyIndianaRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionSATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2014 – QUICK FROZEN CRITTERS
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Meet at the Beach (Main Day-Use Area)

Learn the importance of predator and prey relationships and the adaptations they have that help them survive in their hostile environment through discussion and playing the game "Freeze Tag".
For children ages 5-12.
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2014

Reptiles and Amphibians

Reptiles and Amphibians

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LocationPoe Valley State Park Pavilion #2
c/o Reeds GapCityMilroyStatePAZip Code17063-9735CountyCentreRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionChildren will learn where reptiles and amphibians live on a short walk, then investigate live specimens and participate in a hands-on activity.
Meet at Pavilion #2 (between the beach and the dam)
ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/BirdingInterpretive Walks

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Shallow Seas

Shallow Seas

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LocationCaledonia State Park
101 Pine Grove RoadCityFayettevilleStatePAZip Code17222-8224CountyFranklinRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionFollow a humpback whale mother and calf on an epic journey. Join us at the amphitheater. Bring a flashlight.*
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2014

Step Into the Night Hike

Step Into the Night Hike

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313Location Phone814-723-0250CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionAs the sun sets and the light fades from the sky, the day animals retire and a new group of animals awakens. We will explore the world of the crepuscular (active at dusk and dawn) and nocturnal (active at night) animals. Bring your bug spray and sense of adventure as we explore the darkness for nature's night lights. Meet at the park amphitheter. This program is open to the public and free of charge.ContactsJen Moore, EESContact Emailjennmoore@pa.govContact Phone814-723-0259ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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Summer Woodland Wildflower Walk

Summer Woodland Wildflower Walk

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LocationGifford Pinchot State Park
2200 Rosstown Rd.CityLewisberryStatePAZip Code17339-9787Location Phone717-432-5011CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionSummer Woodland Wildflower Walk (ages 10 and up) – Wildflower enthusiast and park volunteer, Laura Gifford, will lead an easy woodland stroll, identifying wildflowers and sharing bits of interesting information about the plants. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring bottled water.

Please meet in the parking lot near the Sunnyside Pavilion (pavilion #2) in the Conewago Day Use area.ContactsBeth Kepley-McNuttContact Emailekepley-mc@pa.govContact Phone717-432-5011ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

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Super Moon Paddle

Super Moon Paddle

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LocationLackawanna State Park
1839 Abington RdCityNorth Abington TownshipStatePAZip Code18414-9785CountyLackawannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin us on this super moonlight paddle. Some flat water kayaking experience recommended. Must be over 13 to borrow one of the park kayaks, life vests, and paddles. The program is free, but donations are accepted.

Register online only if you wish to reserve a park kayak. If you plan on using your own kayak, please call 570-945-7110 to let us know that you will be joining us.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingRegistration is now closed. Please check back for more events.

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The frances Slocum Story

The frances Slocum Story

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LocationFrances Slocum State Park
565 Mount Olivet Rd.CityWyomingStatePAZip Code18644-9333Location Phone570-696-3525CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionSit back and listen as the park naturalist tells the story of Frances Slocum, the Lost Sister of the Wyoming Valley. ..Campground amphitheaterContactskathy KelchnerContact EmailRA-nrspfrsleep@pa.govContact Phone570-696-9105ActivitiesHistory Programs

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The Medicine Wheel

The Medicine Wheel

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LocationHyner Run State Park
86 Hyner Park RoadCityHynerStatePAZip Code17738-0046Location Phone570-923-6000CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionMedicine wheels have been found all across North America. Discover the signifigance of these structures, and help construct a sample one. Meet behind the restroom / pool house.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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Theater in the Pines: America's Greatest Caverns

Theater in the Pines: America's Greatest Caverns

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LocationLittle Pine State Park
4205 Little Pine Creek RoadCityWatervilleStatePAZip Code17776-9705Location Phone570-753-6000CountyLycomingRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThis video takes you deep into some of the best-known caves in the country. Meet at the amphitheater.ActivitiesMovie

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Tin Pan Alley: Lost & Found

Tin Pan Alley: Lost & Found

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LocationGreenwood Furnace State Park
15795 Greenwood RoadCityHuntingdonStatePAZip Code16652-5831Location Phone814-667-1800CountyHuntingdonRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionThe songs of the Tin Pan Alley era of the first half of the 20th century feel like an old friend, always there. They are the “comfort food” of the soul. Come and learn the stories behind six songs that were hugely popular in their day, lost into the backwaters of history, and later made a fascinating comeback. These songs are presented in a fun-filled “Name That Tune” format that is sure to please!ActivitiesHistory Programs

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Tree ID

Tree ID

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionMeet at the Nature Center to learn how to identify our native trees usuing diconomous keys. We will look at the leaves, bark and twigs of the trees during this short walk.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

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Turtles of Pennsylvania

Turtles of Pennsylvania

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin us as we learn about the different species of turtles that inhabit Pennsylvania and Elk Country. This exciting presentation will teach about the Midland Painted Turtle, the Wood Turtle, the Spotted Turtle, the Eastern Box Turtle, the Common Snapping Turtle, and several others. (Location: See Program Board in Lobby)ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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UFDs, Unidentified Flying Discs: An Introduction to Disc Golf

UFDs, Unidentified Flying Discs: An Introduction to Disc Golf

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl.CityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin our park naturalist in the city-side lawn to learn a little bit about a fun sport called disc golf. Our park naturalist will be have the equipment out for one hour and will cover the basics of playing disc golf. Normal clothes and walking shoes will be appropriate for the program, but be prepared for a moderate level of physical activity including throwing discs that weigh 175 grams (approximately 0.38 pounds).

This program can be cancelled due to rain/muddy ground conditions.

For more information, contact the park office at 412-565-2850 or at ra-pointsp@pa.gov.Contact Emailra-pointsp@pa.govContact Phone412-565-2850ActivitiesDisc Golf

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Wildlife Watchers on the Water Pontoon program

Wildlife Watchers on the Water Pontoon program

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LocationCodorus State Park
2600 Smith Station RoadCityHanover PAStatePAZip Code17331-8000Location Phone717-637-2816CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a 1 ½ hour guided pontoon boat cruise. Leisurely explore the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife along the water’s edges. Turtles, eagles, osprey, waterfowl and wading birds abound. Shorebird and fall migrating birds are showcased at this Audubon designated IBA (Important Birding Area). Experienced guides and operators are certified DCNR conservation volunteers. Please arrive at least fifteen minutes early. Hats, sunscreen and water are suggested. Binoculars and PFDs are provided. Pre-registration is required. Program cost is $15 per person and must be prepaid at the park office or by phone. Boat departs from the marina Dock A.
ActivitiesEco TourWildlife Watching/Birding

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Women in the Wilds

Women in the Wilds

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LocationMt. Pisgah State Park
28 Entrance RoadCityTroyStatePAZip Code16947-9448Location Phone570-297-2734CountyBradfordRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionDo you love the outdoors, but can't find time to enjoy it? Join 250 women, ages 14 and up, at our annual Women in the Wilds Event. This is your opportunity to try something new and exciting amongst other women. Join us in a beautiful, non-competitive, friendly, outdoor atmosphere and (re)discover new hobbies and network. Your WITW registration includes: choice of 4 WITW courses; WITW t-shirt; breakfast, lunch and snacks; a chance at door prizes; use of all equipment; program materials and instruction. During the WITW event, we'll have a Silent Auction & Raffles that will benefit the Friends of Mt. Pisgah and the 2015 WITW event. Please help us be green and bring your own drinking cups. Ages 14-17 must attend with a parent or legal guardian. All workshops will be filled according to when your registration is received. The cancellation deadline is July 18th, 2014. If you cancel after the deadline, you will be responsible for the full program fee.SponsorsFriends of Mt. Pisgah State ParkActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingHiking and WalkingInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive WalksLiving GreenSpecial EventsWomen OutdoorsWorkshop

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2014

Worlds End Wildlife Challenge

Worlds End Wildlife Challenge

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LocationWorlds End State Park
82 Cabin Bridge RdCityForksvilleStatePAZip Code18616-0062CountySullivanRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionCome with your family 'team' or go it alone for this challenge to identify PA animals by their tracks and traces. You'll learn helpful ID tips for examining skulls, tracks and scat you may find on a trail. Visitor CenterActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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09

2014

Yoga on the Beach

Yoga on the Beach

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LocationCanoe Creek State Park
205 Canoe Creek RoadCityHollidaysburgStatePAZip Code16648-9752CountyBlairRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCome join us for a gentle all abilities class at the swimming area. New to yoga? Great! If you can breathe, you can do yoga. Got kids? Bring them along too! They can participate or play together in the sand. If inclement weather, please call the park office at 814-695-6807 for a possible schedule change. Contact Danielle Dougherty at 814-932-6471 with questions. See you there!
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10

2014

"Friends of Keystone Car Show"

"Friends of Keystone Car Show"

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2939CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin us for the First Annual Friends of Keystone State Park Car Show, near the park’s pavilion #1, for incredible cars, fantastic food and a great time! All proceeds from this event will support projects and events at Keystone State Park, through the Friends of Keystone State Park. The rain date is August 17, 2014.
SponsorsFriends of KeystoneContactsJim DelesandroContact Emailjapa15601@aol.comContact Phone724-689-8385ActivitiesSpecial Events

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2014

“Bug Soup” Stream Critter Search"

“Bug Soup” Stream Critter Search"

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2939CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionDid you know that water quality can be determined by the critters that live there? This program for 9–13 year olds involves a stream walk, critter collection and lesson on macro-invertebrates and their role in monitoring the health of our water. Please pre-register for this program.ContactsCasey WagnerContact Emailnrspkeys@pa.govContact Phone724-668-2939ActivitiesInterpretive WalksPlease preregister by calling Casey at 724-668-2939 or e-mail nrspkeys@pa.gov

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August

10

2014

A Taste of History: Dutch Oven Cooking

A Taste of History: Dutch Oven Cooking

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LocationMcConnells Mill State Park
Gristmill CourtyardCityPortersvilleStatePAZip Code16051-9401CountyLawrenceRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionVisit the courtyard of the historic gristmill anytime from 12:00-3:30p.m. to see Dutch oven cooking in action. Breads were often baked in Dutch ovens, and they can make your next outdoor meal special, too. Grains ground in the gristmill were baked over campfires, iron for the cookware was smelted in Slippery Rock Gorge, and the charcoal to burn for fuel was also made in this valley. Sample Native American and pioneer food specialties! Park at Kildoo Picnic Area, and hike down to the old mill. Handicapped parking available at the mill.
ActivitiesHistory Programs

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August

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2014

Amazing Invertebrates

Amazing Invertebrates

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LocationPoe Valley State Park Pavilion #2
c/o Reeds GapCityMilroyStatePAZip Code17063-9735CountyCentreRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionLearn about the important ecological roles insect and other spineless creatures play in our environment. A short walk will be followed by a hands-on activity.
Meet at Pavilion #2 (between the beach and the dam)
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