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Sunday

February

01

2015

4H Outdoor Adventure Club

4H Outdoor Adventure Club

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A partnership between Bucks County 4H and Tyler State Park, the Outdoor Adventure Club meets once a month (Sept-July) on Sunday afternoons. Members learn from experienced leaders and participate in a variety of outdoor recreational activities with their parents. Must be a 4H member to participate. Any child age 9 to 18 can join. The goal of 4H is to increase a member’s knowledge in a variety of project areas, while teaching life-skills such as decision-making, public speaking, and leadership. For more information on joining 4H, contact the Bucks County Extension office, 215-345-3283, bucksext@psu.edu. Email Bonnie Tobin at btobin@pa.gov if you have questions.

Sunday

February

01

2015

Bark In The Park - Dog Walk Series

Bark In The Park - Dog Walk Series

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Dog Walk Series - Explore the park with your furry best friend. Learn the trails and experience nature. Natural and seasonal points of interest are included in all hikes. Dogs must be on leash and under owners control. No more than two dogs per adult hiker recommended. Medium difficulty - some steep trails - approximately 2 miles. Meet outside McConnell Education Hall. 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 4/19 & 5/3 2015

Sunday

February

01

2015

Life and Times of Punxsutawney Phil

Life and Times of Punxsutawney Phil

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He is the world’s most famous weather forecasting groundhog. But how much about him and his special day in February do you really know? Come watch and learn about the origins and history of this quirky winter holiday along with one of the people interviewed in the documentary, “The Life and Times of Punxsutawney Phil”.

Sunday

February

01

2015

Nolde Mansion Open House

Nolde Mansion Open House

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First Sunday- September through May 1:00 - 4:00pm Now serving as the administrative center for an extensive environmental education program, the Nolde property was once the home of a wealthy Reading manufacturer. See our story in video, tour the mansion, go on a scavenger hunt, and enjoy a special event. No registration required. Hosted by the Friends of Nolde Forest. SPECIAL PROGRAMS are offered at 2:00pm January 4 Snowshoe Demo - can snowshoe if snow (we have snowshoes for people 90-290 lbs.), if no snow there will be a hike

Sunday

February

01

2015

Project Feeder Watch

Project Feeder Watch

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Sundays and Mondays: December 21 & 22 January 4 & 5, 18 & 19 9:00am-3:30pm The Center participates in the winter bird feeder counts sponsored through Cornell University Lab of Ornithology. Volunteers observe, identify birds, and record data at the McConnell Hall feeders. You may arrive and depart at any time. For training session call the Center to make an appointment.

Sunday

February

01

2015

Snowshoeing for Beginners

Snowshoeing for Beginners

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Learn snowshoeing basics and get details on how you can borrow snow shoes from the Center. The Center has a limited number of snow shoes that can adjust for weights between 90 lbs to 290 lbs. Sorry we do not have childrens sizes. If we have 6 inches of snow, a brief indoor discussion will be followed by you getting to try snow shoes out on the trails. In the event of no snow, a brief indoor discussion will be followed by a hike. Center staff will be joined by Berks County Parks for this fun and informative session.

Sunday

February

01

2015

XC Ski & Skate Afternoon

XC Ski & Skate Afternoon

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UPDATE: Skating for Sunday 2/15 is cancelled due to recent weather and a covering of frozen slush on the skating area. We are working to ensure the cross-country skiing will still be possible in spite of recent weather.

Ever gone ice skating? Over 200 pair are waiting for you to lace up and enjoy. Stop by anytime between 1pm and 4pm. Stay a little or all afternoon. Cross-country ski mini-clinics will get you started, then test your skills on park trails or set track through the campground loops. Hot chocolate will be available too. And don’t forget your sled - the hill is always open! *Snow or ice conditions may alter this event - check website below for updates* Part of the Winter Outings Series -outdoor recreation activities in Tioga County in January & February: Events are free Limited equipment is available to use free of charge All ages are welcome with adult supervision Most activities are for beginners and make it easy to try something new Limited snow cover may alter the events, but when possible, an alternative program will be offered XC ski track will be set for all ski events if conditions allow Series events, updates, trail conditions and more at www.WINTERinTIOGA.com or "like" Step Outdoors Tioga County on Facebook

Monday

February

02

2015

Books and Boots

Books and Boots

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Join our staff for a morning of mind exercising discussion, followed by a body exercising walk in Nolde Forest. Books are selected by the group. Bring your own nature/environment themed recommendations to share. Fact or fiction, past, present or future, all are considered. Start the week on a high note - we intend to have a good time meeting and sharing opinions and ideas with a cup of coffee or tea. Bring a breakfast item for yourself or to share (optional). Meet in the Mansion Library. Event Time: 9:30 - 11:30AM 1/5, 2/2, 3/2, 4/6 & 5/4 - 2015

Monday

February

02

2015

Fly Tying Class

Fly Tying Class

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Ring in the New Year with Trout Unlimited's annual fly tying classes for beginners and intermediate tiers. The eight class course will be held on Mondays at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The course will end on March 16th (note: we will be skipping the second Monday of each month). To sign up contact Thom Beverly at kbeverly@rcn.com or 610-393-6663. Cost $25. This class is limited to 25 participants, please register in advance. Instruction will include the proper use of tools, material selection and introductory tying techniques. New tying techniques and patterns will be introduced for the more experienced tier. Equipment and materials will be provided, but you can bring your own vise and tools if you have them. There will be a refundable deposit fee to borrow a tying kit for use between classes.

Monday

February

02

2015

Snow Shoe Event

Snow Shoe Event

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Join Keith William for a snow shoe hike. Meet at the Mid-Valley Access area on Saturday, February 8 at 10am.

Monday

February

02

2015

Snow shoeing Adventures

Snow shoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Monday

February

02

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Monday

February

02

2015

Snowshoe Loaner Program

Snowshoe Loaner Program

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A limited number of snowshoes are available for loan Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm or Saturday and Sunday from 1:30pm - 3:30pm, if not being used for a park program. A signed liability release form and valid driver's license are required from on member of the party. The driver's license will be held at the park office, or copied if loaned over a weekend, until all snowshoes are returned. There must be a minimum of four inches of snow cover to take out snow shoes. Snow shoes must be used within the park or on adjacent forestry lands. Loans must be returned by 4:00pm on the day borrowed or by 4:00pm Monday if borrowed over a weekend. Snowshoe loans are free. Call to check availability at 814-342-5960.

Monday

February

02

2015

Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Monday

February

02

2015

Step Into Snowshoes

Step Into Snowshoes

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Explore the natural areas of Jennings Environmental Education Center in the winter and learn a new skill. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s free! When enough snow covers the trails, a limited number of snowshoes will be available for use within the park. The center will be open on a special basis on snowy Saturdays, as well as during regular Monday-Friday business days, with staff on hand to loan equipment and assist borrowers. Snowshoes will be available on a first-come-first-served basis between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. A valid driver’s license or identification card must be provided in order to borrow them. Orientation and brief instruction will be provided upon request at the time of loan. For more information or to confirm snow conditions call the center at 724-794-6011. To find out whether the Center will be open on a Saturday, call before 4:00 p.m. on the prior Friday.

Tuesday

February

03

2015

Snow shoeing Adventures

Snow shoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Tuesday

February

03

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Tuesday

February

03

2015

Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Tuesday

February

03

2015

WEBINAR: Grant Funding for Partnership Projects

WEBINAR: Grant Funding for Partnership Projects

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This webinar is designed for those interested in obtaining grant funding to support public recreation, conservation or heritage initiatives across a state-wide or regional landscape. Partnerships Program project categories include: Convening, Education and Training; Special Purpose Planning; Implementation; and Mini-Grant programs. This webinar will provide a general Partnerships Program overview to include: eligible project activities; funding sources; matching requirements; and strategies on how to create a competitive grant application. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask general Partnerships Program questions.

Participants will need to register for this event in order to receive the webinar information.

Wednesday

February

04

2015

Do It Yourself Household Cleaners

Do It Yourself Household Cleaners

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Worried about unknown harmful chemicals in your cleaning supplies? If so join us for an evening where we'll focus on safer and less expensive natural alternatives made from common household ingredients. Participants will make several cleaning products to take home such as laundry detergents and all purpose cleaners. Pre-registration required by January 29 by calling the Park at 724-899-3611 or by email at paadams@pa.gov Cost $10.00.

Wednesday

February

04

2015

Movie: Pennsylvania Songbirds-Travelling Minstrals

Movie: Pennsylvania Songbirds-Travelling Minstrals

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Each Spring, millions of Migratory songbirds make an amazing journey northward. Many travel from the far reaches of South America to the woodlands of PA

Wednesday

February

04

2015

Movie:Traveling Minstrels - Pennsylvania Songbirds

Movie:Traveling Minstrels - Pennsylvania Songbirds

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Enjoy a short film about migratory songbirds who inhabit our state. Some travel from as far as South America to breed and raise their young in Pennsylvania. Explore the life of migratory birds. Meet at the park office.

Wednesday

February

04

2015

Movie:Traveling Minstrels - Pennsylvania Songbirds

Movie:Traveling Minstrels - Pennsylvania Songbirds

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Enjoy a short film about migratory songbirds who inhabit our state. Some travel from as far as South America to breed and raise their young in Pennsylvania. Explore the life of migratory birds. Meet at the park office.

Wednesday

February

04

2015

Project Feederwatch

Project Feederwatch

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Please help us collect data on the birds that visit our feeders this winter. Observe the feeders from inside the classroom, with binoculars or the spotting scopes. The data will be submitted to Cornell Lab of Ornithology for the Project Feederwatch study. Record the time, date and numbers for each species that visit. Hours are 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.on 2/04/2015.

Wednesday

February

04

2015

Snow shoeing Adventures

Snow shoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Wednesday

February

04

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Wednesday

February

04

2015

Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Thursday

February

05

2015

Growing Up WILD!

Growing Up WILD!

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This program will be held on the first Thursday of each month! (with the exception of May)

Don’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 Center 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

1/1 January: In the Snow - A wild winter walk, animal tracking and signs

2/5 February: Amazing mammals - groundhogs, chipmunks, bears

3/5 March: Salamanders and frogs

4/2 April: Seeds & Plants growing together

May: (No program due to school field trips. Please attend Bald Eagle Birding Day on Saturday, May 9!)

6/4 June: Pond safari

7/2 July: Symbols, Native American stories

8/6 August: Camping and boating adventure

9/3 September: Insects

10/1 October: Leaves and trees

11/5 November: Winter survival

12/3 December: White tailed deer & animal ornament art

Thursday

February

05

2015

Hide-N-Seekers: Owls (am session)

Hide-N-Seekers: Owls (am session)

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Join us at the park with your 3-5 year old to learn about the park in winter. Each session will include outdoor discover, stories, craft and fun! Space is limited, please email nockamixonsp@pa.gov to register. Please include the date and time of sessions you want to register for and the number of children attending.

Thursday

February

05

2015

Hide-N-Seekers: Owls (pm session)

Hide-N-Seekers: Owls (pm session)

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Join us at the park with your 3-5 year old to learn about the park in winter. Each session will include outdoor discover, stories, craft and fun! Space is limited, please email nockamixonsp@pa.gov to register. Please include the date and time of sessions you want to register for and the number of children attending.

Thursday

February

05

2015

New Year's Resolution Walk Series

New Year's Resolution Walk Series

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Enjoy outdoor fitness throughout the iwnter with weekly guided walks every Thursday night from January 1 until March 26, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Meet at the Ranger Station on Presque Isle State Park to be directed to the walks starting point. Walks will cover approximately three miles in length over wooded, sandy and paved trails. Park naturalists will season the walks with talks about park up-dates, history and nature tidbits. No fee or registration required. Program may be cancelled or modified at discretion of park staff.

Thursday

February

05

2015

Snow shoeing Adventures

Snow shoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Thursday

February

05

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Thursday

February

05

2015

Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Friday

February

06

2015

AMC 1st Fridays Along the Delaware - Towpath Tinicum South

AMC 1st Fridays Along the Delaware - Towpath Tinicum South

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Program Location: Tinicum Park

963 River Rd., (PA-32), Erwinna, PA

Join Appalachian Mountain Club hike leader and Delaware Canal State Park educator Ian Kindle for a brisk paced hike on the canal towpath, down and back, from Tinicum Park to Point Pleasant Meet at 10:00 am in the parking lot adjacent to the Delaware Canal towpath at Tinicum Park, River Rd. (PA 32), Erwinna, PA. We will follow the towpath south for approx 6 miles and then turn around and hike back again. If there's enough snow on the ground, bring your own xc skis or bring/borrow snowshoes (distance will likely be shortened). Bring water, snacks, and lunch (option to buy at Pt. Pleasant Village Store Deli). Heavy rain/excessive snow cancels. Contact leader before 9 am if doubtful. Well behaved friendly dogs on a leash are welcome.

Friday

February

06

2015

Ice Skating with the Friends of Parker Dam

Ice Skating with the Friends of Parker Dam

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Program cancelled due to predicted extremely cold weather on Friday, February 20, 2015. Bring along your ice skates and come enjoy a winter tradition on the frozen lake. The lights will be on, music will be playing, and the fire will be crackling for the comfort and enjoyment of visitors. The park has many skates of various sizes which will be available for rental (only during scheduled skating sessions) from the Friends of Parker Dam organization at $2.00 per pair for the entire 3 hours (may not be able to accommodate all visitors- first come, first served). Some skating instruction may also be available, based on staff availability. Also, the Friends of Parker Dam will be selling hot dogs, chili, and hot chocolate at the Beach House. These sessions will continue until which time the ice becomes unsafe.

Friday

February

06

2015

Introduction to Winter Camping

Introduction to Winter Camping

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Why hibernate when winter hits; learn all the basics for cold weather camping and get out and enjoy the winter season. The indoor preparation class will cover clothing, camping equipment, safety and prepare participants for a weekend campout in the park on February 21 and 22. The February 5 preparation class will be held at the parks Wildflower Reserve Interpretive Center on Route 30 from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Unless you have experience winter camping you must attend the preparation class to participate in the campout. Call the Interpretive Center at 724 899-3611 or email paadams@pa.gov for questions. Free Program, no registration required.

Friday

February

06

2015

Nature Story & Craft for Kids

Nature Story & Craft for Kids

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Bring your children to the park for some fun nature learning! Children will enjoy a story, participate in a game, activity, or demonstration, and make a neat craft to take home. All ages are welcome! Please register by calling Beth Garner at 814-674-1000 x105. Meet in the conference room of the park office, which can be accessed at the rear of the building.

Friday

February

06

2015

Snow shoeing Adventures

Snow shoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Friday

February

06

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Friday

February

06

2015

Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Saturday

February

07

2015

4H Heritage Club

4H Heritage Club

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A partnership between Bucks County 4H and Tyler State Park, the Heritage Club meets once a month (Sept-July) on Saturday mornings. Members learn from experienced leaders and participate in a variety of learning and service activities with their parents. Must be a 4H member to participate. Any child age 9 to 18 can join. The goal of 4H is to increase a member’s knowledge in a variety of project areas, while teaching life-skills such as decision-making, public speaking, and leadership. For more information on joining 4H, contact the Bucks County Extension office, 215-345-3283, bucksext@psu.edu. Email Bonnie Tobin at btobin@pa.gov if you have questions.

Saturday

February

07

2015

Beach Glass Heart Necklace

Beach Glass Heart Necklace

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Learn about beach glass and drill a heart to create a necklace. Beach glass will be provided or bring your own. Cost $20 per person includes all materials. Registration with payment required by February 3. Appropriate for ages 12 and up.

Saturday

February

07

2015

Family Ice Fishing

Family Ice Fishing

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Bring the kids and try ice fishing at the Rotary Pavilion dock on Waterworks Pond. All equipment provided, no fee or registration. We will have an outdoor fire with hot chocolate to keep you warm.

Saturday

February

07

2015

Family Ice Fishing at Presque Isle

Family Ice Fishing at Presque Isle

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Try ice fishing, all equipment provided. For all ages.

Saturday

February

07

2015

Friends of Ohiopyle Monthly Volunteer Day

Friends of Ohiopyle Monthly Volunteer Day

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Every month (usually the first Saturday but check the calendar), the Friends of Ohiopyle head out for trail work, plantings, invasives attacks and other necessary and rewarding volunteer pursuits. Why not join them?

Saturday

February

07

2015

Furry Warmth

Furry Warmth

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Find out how different animals survive the winter; then learn how to identify various mammals by their fur. We’ll have a fire going, but please dress weather appropriately.

Saturday

February

07

2015

Ice Skating with the Friends of Parker Dam

Ice Skating with the Friends of Parker Dam

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Bring along your ice skates and come enjoy a winter tradition on the frozen lake. The lights will be on, music will be playing, and the fire will be crackling for the comfort and enjoyment of visitors. The park has many skates of various sizes which will be available for rental (only during scheduled skating sessions) from the Friends of Parker Dam organization at $2.00 per pair for the entire 3 hours (may not be able to accommodate all visitors- first come, first served). Some skating instruction may also be available, based on staff availability. Also, the Friends of Parker Dam will be selling hot dogs, chili, and hot chocolate at the Beach House. These sessions will continue until which time the ice becomes unsafe.

Saturday

February

07

2015

Kids Crafty Corner at the Center

Kids Crafty Corner at the Center

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Visit the Tom Ridge Environmental Center on Saturdays starting January 10 and then every Saturday afterwards in January, February, & March from 10 AM until 6 PM. Create a FREE kids craft to take home! Crafts are subject to availability, suitable for all age groups. A different craft will be available every Saturday. Program is subject to modification or cancellation at the discretion of park staff.

Saturday

February

07

2015

Lackawanna State Park Winterfest 2015

Lackawanna State Park Winterfest 2015

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It's time for some winter fun at the park. Try out snow shoes, ice fishing, kids winter crafts, a nature hike, hot food and beverages or make your own fun sledding, skating and toasting marshmallows.

Saturday

February

07

2015

Learn to Cross-country Ski

Learn to Cross-country Ski

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(Note: There is a $3.00 fee for all participants of this program)

Learn how to enjoy this winter sport with the whole family. Learn why the cross-country skis work the way they do, how to get strapped onto the proper-sized equipment, and then go outside to practice turns, falling down, getting back up, and various techniques to get you started. Equipment is available for both adults and kids (limited-number and sizes). Dress appropriately for being active outdoors.

Saturday

February

07

2015

Level 1 Cross-Country Skiing

Level 1 Cross-Country Skiing

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** This event is sponsored by Venture Outdoors. Please contact VO directly for more information and to register using the link below or call 412-255-0564.

This is an easy, instructed outing for persons who are true beginners at cross country skiing or have not been out for a long period of time. The trip emphasis is on education and technique. Skiing will take place on level or gently rolling terrain. Speed and endurance are not the goals of Level 1 trips; so we'll be focusing on getting down the basics. Pack a lunch and snacks to bring.

Note: Ski Rentals are not included in the fee but are available en-route to the meeting location.

To register, please visit https://www.ventureoutdoors.org/activities-calendar/?wppb=program&month=2&calyear=2015&=&tmpl=register&id=500

Saturday

February

07

2015

Scout Day! Geocaching Merit Badge

Scout Day! Geocaching Merit Badge

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Learn how to use a compass and a GPS unit with the park naturalist and complete requirements for the Geocaching Merit Badge. GPS units and compasses will be provided by the park. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required by 4:00pm on Friday, February 6, by calling the Environmental Learning Center. Scouts must provide their own blue cards.
Meet at the Environmental Learning Center 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday

February

07

2015

Scout Day! Ice Fishing

Scout Day! Ice Fishing

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Are you looking for an interesting afternoon in the middle of winter? Learn the basic techniques and tackle involved with ice fishing. This is a great way to spend time outdoors in the winter gaining requirements for the Fishing Merit Badge. Not a scout? Not a worry! The general public is welcome to join as well! Pre-registration is required by 4:00pm on Friday, February 6, by calling the Environmental Learning Center. Scouts must provide their own blue cards. Meet at Pavilion 6 near the beach area. 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday

February

07

2015

Sledding On The Ski Slope

Sledding On The Ski Slope

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Meet at Cabin 20 for a fun day of sledding at the old ski slope. A lift is going to be available to bring people back to the top. Bring your sled and enjoy the fun. Liability waivers and helmets will be required. Warm up inside Cabin 20 (the old ski lodge) and enjoy some hot drinks. The lift is provided by some of the employees from Stine Consulting. The Friends of Black Moshannon will be hosting. (Sleds with steering will be needed)

Saturday

February

07

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Saturday

February

07

2015

Tracks & Traces Walk

Tracks & Traces Walk

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Kids and parents are invited to join center educator Lauren Forster on a search for animal tracks and traces at Jacobsburg. Our walk will help us learn how to identify animal tracks and other traces they leave behind that let us know they were there. We’ll even get a chance to make some tracks of our own! This program is appropriate for ages 5 and up. Dress for the weather, we’ll be outside for part of the program. Registration is required as supplies are limited. To register call 610-746-2801 or email jacobsburgsp@pa.gov.

Saturday

February

07

2015

Winter Plant Walk

Winter Plant Walk

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Join educator Rick Wiltraut for this walk through Jacobsburg in search of winter plants. Learn how to identify them and find out which species attract wildlife during the cold winter months. Participants should wear comforatble shoes and dress for the weather. To register, contact the center at jacobsburgsp@pa.gov or 610-746-2801.

Saturday

February

07

2015

Winter Walk

Winter Walk

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Get outside this winter and join us for an easy to moderate walk at Pinchot Park. Led by the park naturalist, we will explore the trails in the Conewago Day Use area. We will also discuss some winter safety tips. This is a free program, and is family friendly. Meet the group at the main day use building in the Conewago Day Use area, off of Alpine Road, in time to begin promptly at 1:00 pm. Be sure to dress for the weather, with layers for comfort, warmth and to stay dry! Bring your own water bottle and/or snacks as desired. Please call the park office if you have any questions or concerns, especially about the weather conditions.

Saturday

February

07

2015

Winterfest

Winterfest

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Join us for a day of Winter Fun at the Sugarloaf Sledding Area. We will be loaning out our skis and snow shoes for folks to try. Horse drawn sleigh rides will be available for $5/adults, $3/children 4-12, 3 and under are free. Bring a three man team and join the human sled dog race. Bring your sleds for riding the big hill. Food will be available through Friends of Ohiopyle. For more information email bawallace@pa.gov.

Saturday

February

07

2015

WinterFest 2015

WinterFest 2015

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Join us for our annual WinterFest! Activities include ice fishing and ice safety demos with the PA Fish & Boat Commission, snowshoe and xc-ski demos, guided hikes, children's activities and more! Food and hot beverages will be available for purchase to support the Dennison Township Volunteer Fire Department.

For more information, please call the park office at 570-403-2006.

*Please note: some activities may be altered/cancelled due to lack of snow or ice.

Sunday

February

08

2015

4H Outdoor Adventure Club

4H Outdoor Adventure Club

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A partnership between Bucks County 4H and Tyler State Park, the Outdoor Adventure Club meets once a month (Sept-July) on Sunday afternoons. Members learn from experienced leaders and participate in a variety of outdoor recreational activities with their parents. Must be a 4H member to participate. Any child age 9 to 18 can join. The goal of 4H is to increase a member’s knowledge in a variety of project areas, while teaching life-skills such as decision-making, public speaking, and leadership. For more information on joining 4H, contact the Bucks County Extension office, 215-345-3283, bucksext@psu.edu. Email Bonnie Tobin at btobin@pa.gov if you have questions.

Sunday

February

08

2015

Basics of Ice Fishing

Basics of Ice Fishing

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Learn the basics of how to ice fish with guest instructor Luke Wholey. This beginning class will cover ice fishing equipment, ice safety and tips and techniques for finding fish. Fishing equipment will be provided. Limited enrollment and preregistration by February 5 required by contacting Park Environmental Educator Patrick Adams at paadams@pa.gov Once registered program details and location will be sent. Free program.

Sunday

February

08

2015

ERC Valentine Prediction Race

ERC Valentine Prediction Race

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One of various running and/or walking events held at Presque Isle State Park each year by the Erie Runners Club. More information at www.erie-runnersclub.org

Sunday

February

08

2015

SNOWFEST 2015

SNOWFEST 2015

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Discover, or rediscover, the outdoors in the winter season. Join us for outdoor activities such as cross country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, snowmobile rides, broomball, and yes, even a 3.5 mile trail race. We will have displays and demonstrations throughtout the afternoon. Indoor activities will also be offered: children's crafts and a silent auction. A food concession will be available as well. Everyone is welcome and the event is free! A more detailed agenda will be available closer Snowfest 2015.

Monday

February

09

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Monday

February

09

2015

Snowshoe Loaner Program

Snowshoe Loaner Program

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A limited number of snowshoes are available for loan Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm or Saturday and Sunday from 1:30pm - 3:30pm, if not being used for a park program. A signed liability release form and valid driver's license are required from on member of the party. The driver's license will be held at the park office, or copied if loaned over a weekend, until all snowshoes are returned. There must be a minimum of four inches of snow cover to take out snow shoes. Snow shoes must be used within the park or on adjacent forestry lands. Loans must be returned by 4:00pm on the day borrowed or by 4:00pm Monday if borrowed over a weekend. Snowshoe loans are free. Call to check availability at 814-342-5960.

Monday

February

09

2015

Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Monday

February

09

2015

Step Into Snowshoes

Step Into Snowshoes

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Explore the natural areas of Jennings Environmental Education Center in the winter and learn a new skill. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s free! When enough snow covers the trails, a limited number of snowshoes will be available for use within the park. The center will be open on a special basis on snowy Saturdays, as well as during regular Monday-Friday business days, with staff on hand to loan equipment and assist borrowers. Snowshoes will be available on a first-come-first-served basis between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. A valid driver’s license or identification card must be provided in order to borrow them. Orientation and brief instruction will be provided upon request at the time of loan. For more information or to confirm snow conditions call the center at 724-794-6011. To find out whether the Center will be open on a Saturday, call before 4:00 p.m. on the prior Friday.

Tuesday

February

10

2015

Movie: Raptor Restoration

Movie: Raptor Restoration

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Enjoy a short film about the restoration of Bald Eagles, Barn Owls, and Peregrine Falcons. These species were in severe decline in PA, learn how things have turned around!

Tuesday

February

10

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Tuesday

February

10

2015

Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Tuesday

February

10

2015

Winter Walk

Winter Walk

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Join us for a short hike on the mill race trail. We'll talk about animal winter survival and see if the mill dam "waterfall" is creating odd ice shapes. Dress WARM

Wednesday

February

11

2015

Feeder Watch

Feeder Watch

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Come enjoy watching the birds who visit our feeders this morning! Learn about the species we see, pick up information on feeding birds, and find out about citizen science program Project FeederWatch. Meet at the park office. Some binoculars will be available to borrow, but feel free to bring your own. This program will be held outdoors. In case of rain the program will be cancelled.

Wednesday

February

11

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Wednesday

February

11

2015

Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Thursday

February

12

2015

DiscoverE Science & Nature Club

DiscoverE Science & Nature Club

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Please note that this program is full at this time. Please email the Education Center to be placed on the waiting list. Calling all 6-12 year olds!! Nockamixon will once again be hosting our Science & Nature Club. We will meet once monthly (twice in February) from February- June for one hour doing fun science and nature related activities! This year we will be making bird feeders, investigate tracks, go on an "insectigation", go geocaching on Haycock Mountain and more! Parents are welcome to leave or stay. Dates for the club are: February 12 & 26, March 26, April 23, May 28 and June 11. Children who attend all six sessions will receive a badge and certificate. Space is limited! To reserve a spot, please email the Education Center at nockamixonsp@pa.gov. Please include the program name, child's name and phone number in your email. A $30 donation is suggested.

Thursday

February

12

2015

Hands-On-Heritage Adult Learning Series

Hands-On-Heritage Adult Learning Series

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By request, we are doing fun and interactive programs for grownups! Sorry, kids, this one is for Mom (or Dad or Grandmom or… ) Each month we will explore another aspect of our local heritage.

Come to learn a new/old skill! Tyler State Park is partnering with Nichole Gerding of Thankful Sage Farm School to bring you Hands-On Heritage. In each of these morning programs, we will learn some local history, try our hand at some seasonal heritage skills and take something home to share with our families.

February: The Breadbasket: Early Pennsylvania's Relationship with Bread This month, we will discuss the early agriculture, customs and recipes that gave us the title of the "breadbasket" of the early colonies. Our take home this month will be a sourdough starter that we will learn to make and nurture together. (Not to mention, some fresh bread!)

Where: The Classroom at Tyler State Park

Who: Adults (teens ages 16+ are welcome to attend with a parent). Limited to 24.

Cost: Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of $10 per person materials fee.

Payment Methods: Via credit card at http://www.thankfulsagefarmschool.com

Thursday

February

12

2015

Hide-n'-Seekers: Frosty Fun

Hide-n'-Seekers: Frosty Fun

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Ages 3-5. Join us for this program designed to get pre-schoolers outside and learning about our natural world through stories, activities and crafts. Children should be dressed to be both inside and out. Register by calling 570-403-2006. Free.

Thursday

February

12

2015

New Year's Resolution Walk Series

New Year's Resolution Walk Series

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Enjoy outdoor fitness throughout the iwnter with weekly guided walks every Thursday night from January 1 until March 26, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Meet at the Ranger Station on Presque Isle State Park to be directed to the walks starting point. Walks will cover approximately three miles in length over wooded, sandy and paved trails. Park naturalists will season the walks with talks about park up-dates, history and nature tidbits. No fee or registration required. Program may be cancelled or modified at discretion of park staff.

Thursday

February

12

2015

Public Information Meeting

Public Information Meeting

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At this meeting we will discuss the use of prescribed fire to manage the wildflower and warm season grass fields at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center.

Thursday

February

12

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Thursday

February

12

2015

Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Thursday

February

12

2015

Valentine's For the Birds

Valentine's For the Birds

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Join us for to celebrate our fine feathered friends! We'll make a treat to take home to the birds in your yard, learn a little about how you can help birds and (weather depending) go on a short walk looking for birds. This program is for families with young children and everyone who is young at heart! This program is FREE and no registration is required!

Valentine's For the Birds meets at the Education Center. To reach the Education Center, enter through the Marina entrance (Harrisburg School Road) off of Route 563. Go to the stop sign and turn right. Park in the first lot on your left, Lot 12. Follow the marked trail to the Education Center.

Friday

February

13

2015

Aquatic WILD Educator Workshop

Aquatic WILD Educator Workshop

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Join educators from Tyler State Park and PA Fish and Boat Commission for a day of fun hands-on learning! Water in all its forms is one of the most dramatic of today's arenas in which informed, responsible, and constructive actions are needed. Aquatic WILD uses the simple, successful format of Project WILD activities and hands-on professional training workshops but with an emphasis on aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecology. This free educator workshop will focus on activities for early elementary learners. The Aquatic WILD activity guide covers activities for grades K-12. You must attend the entire workshop to receive the activity guide. We will break for 30 minutes mid-day; please bring a bag lunch. Morning coffee will be provided.

Friday

February

13

2015

Friday Family Films

Friday Family Films

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Bring your family along to Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center for a craft activity and movie night. This month we’ll be screening "Beavers", a movie that follows the life of a beaver family as they construct a new home for themselves. Craft time starts at 6:30pm and the movie starts promptly at 7:00pm. Please register as supplies and seating are limited. You can register by calling 610-746-2801 or emailing jacobsburgsp@pa.gov.

Friday

February

13

2015

Great Backyard Bird Count

Great Backyard Bird Count

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Be a citizen Scientist! Go to www.birdcount.org for instructions. The Great Backyard Bird Count is easy and takes only a little time. This can be done at home or at a park. Please write down your best estimate of the number of birds of each species that you saw. You can print out a data form and submit the bird numbers. This helps scientists to see changes in bird populations.

Friday

February

13

2015

Great Backyard Bird Count at Little Buffalo State Park -do this

Great Backyard Bird Count at Little Buffalo State Park -do this

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Be a citizen Scientist! Go to www.birdcount.org for instructions. The Great Backyard Bird Count is easy and takes only a little time. This can be done at home or at a park. Please write down your best estimate of the number of birds of each species that you saw. You can print out a data form and submit the bird numbers. This helps scientists to see changes in bird populations.

Friday

February

13

2015

Great Backyard Bird Count at R. B. Winter

Great Backyard Bird Count at R. B. Winter

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Birders of all ages are encouraged to join us for a 1 hour wintery walk in the day use areas of the park as we collect data for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Kid friendly bird activities and hot chocolate at the wildlife window will be held at the ELC following the walk on Friday!

Friday

February

13

2015

Ice Skating with the Friends of Parker Dam

Ice Skating with the Friends of Parker Dam

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Program cancelled due to predicted extremely cold weather on Friday, February 20, 2015. Bring along your ice skates and come enjoy a winter tradition on the frozen lake. The lights will be on, music will be playing, and the fire will be crackling for the comfort and enjoyment of visitors. The park has many skates of various sizes which will be available for rental (only during scheduled skating sessions) from the Friends of Parker Dam organization at $2.00 per pair for the entire 3 hours (may not be able to accommodate all visitors- first come, first served). Some skating instruction may also be available, based on staff availability. Also, the Friends of Parker Dam will be selling hot dogs, chili, and hot chocolate at the Beach House. These sessions will continue until which time the ice becomes unsafe.

Friday

February

13

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Friday

February

13

2015

Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Saturday

February

14

2015

AMC I Heart Winter Birds Digital Camera Hike

AMC I Heart Winter Birds Digital Camera Hike

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Program Location: Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 N. Chapman Rd., Doylestown, PA

Registration Required: Contact Ian Kindle [e] ikindle@pa.gov or [p] 610-982-0166 to sign up.

Love winter? Love birds? Love photography? Join Appalachian Moutain Club and spend Valentine's Day morning hiking around Peace Valley Park and taking some pictures of birds and winter scenery. Meet at 10 am at the Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 N. Chapman Rd., Doylestown, PA. Peace Valley is a Pennsylvania Audubon Important Bird Area, and is a hotspot for migrant waterfowl in spring and fall. Peace Valley also hosts a wide variety of landbirds during all seasons. The park often hosts rarities that attract even more birding attention.

Taking successful pictures of birds will be the focus of this hike. Wildlife photographer Ed Norman and Delaware Canal State Park educator Ian Kindle will be on hand to share tips and tricks. We'll start at the Nature Center, spend time at the bird blind, then take some of the trails around Lake Galena. A camera with a zoom lens recommended, and a tripod may be helpful as well. Loaner cameras and tripods will be available. Contact ikindle@pa.gov if you wish to borrow equipment. Dress for winter weather and temps. Bringing water and a lunch or hearty snack also suggested. Precipitation cancels. If decent snow on the ground, bring your own cross country skis or loaner snow shoes will be available. An optional photo review session will be held in the Nature Center after the hike.

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February

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2015

Calling all Lovers~of Birds~ for The Great Backyard Bird Count

Calling all Lovers~of Birds~ for The Great Backyard Bird Count

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Share your love, of birds, this Valentine's Day during The Great Backyard Bird Count. Join us for a short bird walk to count and identify birds for Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. The walk will conclude with hot chocolate and a powerpoint that shows how you can enter your own data into this "Great" citizen science project.

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14

2015

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe Hike

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe Hike

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Meet at the Jamestown Campground Parking Lot to enjoy a peaceful evening walking, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing on the campground roads near the lake. Over 100 Tiki torches will provide a luminescent atmosphere for all to enjoy. A limited number of snowshoes are available to borrow, cross country skis are not provided. Hikers will also be permitted during this event. Enjoy Bonfire and Hot Chocolate at the conclusion. Please bring your own head lamps if you desire. We ask that you leave your pets at home for this event. Please contact the Park Office if you have questions - 724-932-3142.

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2015

Couples Hike

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Bundle up your sweetheart and come along on this stroll through the mid-winter woods. We will explore Turkey Ridge Trail, which is about 1.2 miles long and has some moderately challenging terrain. Sturdy, waterproof shoes are advised. To register, please call Beth Garner at 814-674-1000 x105. Meet at Muskrat Beach #3.

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February

14

2015

Cross Country Ski Cook Forest at Night: Fire Tower Road

Cross Country Ski Cook Forest at Night: Fire Tower Road

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Please bring your cross country skis and headlamps and meet at the Nuthole Cabin, located at the entrance of Ridge Camp Campground, for a candlelit evening 3 mile interpretive cross country ski program along Fire Tower Rd. Learn how to identify animal tracks in the snow as we ski under ancient hemlock & oaks in one of Cook Forest’s premiere old forests. If snow conditions aren’t good, we’ll snowshoe or hike instead. Hot chocolate and a luke-warm cabin will be available to warm us up!

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February

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2015

Cross Country Ski Cook Forest at Night: Log Cabin Inn-Swinging Bridge

Cross Country Ski Cook Forest at Night: Log Cabin Inn-Swinging Bridge

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Please bring your cross country skis and headlamps and meet at the Nuthole Cabin, located at the entrance of Ridge Camp Campground, for a candlelit evening 3 mile interpretive cross country ski program along Fire Tower Rd. Learn how to identify animal tracks in the snow as we ski under ancient hemlock & oaks in one of Cook Forest’s premiere old forests. If snow conditions aren’t good, we’ll snowshoe or hike instead. Hot chocolate and a luke-warm cabin will be available to warm us up!

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2015

For the Love of Birds

For the Love of Birds

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Project Feeder Watch When: Feb 14, 2015,

10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Help do a survey of what birds are visiting the feeders. Your data will be sent to the Cornell Labs to help scientists track bird populations.

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2015

For the Love of Birds II

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When: Feb 14, 2015,

11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Bring a dry 24 oz. soda bottle with a cap and we’ll help you make an inexpensive feeder for birds. Learn which seeds attract which birds

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February

14

2015

For the Love of Squirrels!

For the Love of Squirrels!

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Come learn about the rodents who call the park home in this super-squirrely program! Find out how mice, chipmunks, gray squirrels, and beavers are related, and discover why all are important to keep ecosystems healthy. This program will be held in the park office conference room, which can be accessed at the rear of the building.

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February

14

2015

Great Backyard Bird Count

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Be a citizen Scientist! Go to www.birdcount.org for instructions. The Great Backyard Bird Count is easy and takes only a little time. This can be done at home or at a park. Please write down your best estimate of the number of birds of each species that you saw. You can print out a data form and submit the bird numbers. This helps scientists to see changes in bird populations.

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February

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2015

Great Backyard Bird Count at Little Buffalo State Park -do this

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Be a citizen Scientist! Go to www.birdcount.org for instructions. The Great Backyard Bird Count is easy and takes only a little time. This can be done at home or at a park. Please write down your best estimate of the number of birds of each species that you saw. You can print out a data form and submit the bird numbers. This helps scientists to see changes in bird populations.

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14

2015

Highland Hobbies

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Celebrate Valentines Day by bringing your loved ones outside to enjoy a warm fire and try a fun, outdoor winter hobby!

Guides will be available to introduce you to cross-country skiing & snowshoeing.

Bring a sled to slide down the Laurel Hill Sledding Hill.

You may also want to bring delicious treats to cook over the fire.

A limited number of skis and snowshoes will be available on a first come first serve basis.

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February

14

2015

Ice Skating with the Friends of Parker Dam

Ice Skating with the Friends of Parker Dam

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Bring along your ice skates and come enjoy a winter tradition on the frozen lake. The lights will be on, music will be playing, and the fire will be crackling for the comfort and enjoyment of visitors. The park has many skates of various sizes which will be available for rental (only during scheduled skating sessions) from the Friends of Parker Dam organization at $2.00 per pair for the entire 3 hours (may not be able to accommodate all visitors- first come, first served). Some skating instruction may also be available, based on staff availability. Also, the Friends of Parker Dam will be selling hot dogs, chili, and hot chocolate at the Beach House. These sessions will continue until which time the ice becomes unsafe.

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February

14

2015

Kids Crafty Corner at the Center

Kids Crafty Corner at the Center

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Visit the Tom Ridge Environmental Center on Saturdays starting January 10 and then every Saturday afterwards in January, February, & March from 10 AM until 6 PM. Create a FREE kids craft to take home! Crafts are subject to availability, suitable for all age groups. A different craft will be available every Saturday. Program is subject to modification or cancellation at the discretion of park staff.

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February

14

2015

Learn to Cross-country Ski

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(Note: There is a $3.00 fee for all participants of this program)

Learn how to enjoy this winter sport with the whole family. Learn why the cross-country skis work the way they do, how to get strapped onto the proper-sized equipment, and then go outside to practice turns, falling down, getting back up, and various techniques to get you started. Equipment is available for both adults and kids (limited-number and sizes). Dress appropriately for being active outdoors.

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February

14

2015

Level 1 Cross-Country Skiing

Level 1 Cross-Country Skiing

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** This event is sponsored by Venture Outdoors. Please contact VO directly for more information and to register using the link below or call 412-255-0564.

This is an easy, instructed outing for persons who are true beginners at cross country skiing or have not been out for a long period of time. The trip emphasis is on education and technique. Skiing will take place on level or gently rolling terrain. Speed and endurance are not the goals of Level 1 trips; so we'll be focusing on getting down the basics. Pack a lunch and snacks to bring.

Note: Ski Rentals are not included in the fee but are available en-route to the meeting location.

To register, please visit https://www.ventureoutdoors.org/activities-calendar/?wppb=program&month=2&calyear=2015&=&tmpl=register&id=502

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2015

Loyal in Love

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Enjoy this “Valentine-theme” PowerPoint presentation on various species of animals world-wide that actually mate for life. Learn about the many kinds of birds and mammals that remain dedicated to each other throughout their entire lifespans. Even though elk don’t mate for life, we will end the program talking about some of their mating rituals and habits. We encourage children to stick around after the program to make their own “nature- themed” valentine. Program is at 1:00 p.m. in the Discovery Room.

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February

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2015

Nature's Relationships

Nature's Relationships

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Learn more about the amazing natural wonders on a two-mile walk on a wooded trail. Meet at Rotary Pavilion. All ages welcome, no fee or registration required.

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February

14

2015

Otter Watch

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Please bring your binoculars and spotting scopes to the Park Office for a driving tour to otter hotspots along the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River. This is the prime time of the year to witness otter activity. Chances are good to observe otter sign such as slides, tracks, and carp kills along the banks of the river. Hot chocolate will be available at the Park Office to warm us up.

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February

14

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

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February

14

2015

The Great Backyard Bird Count

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Show your love for birds by contributing to research about their populations. Join Jennings and the Bartramian Audubon Society for an informative birding session that will help hone your identification skills and offer tips about bird feeding. Observe and count birds at the feeders and find out how to contribute data to the GBBC. Then use your new skills to observe birds and submit your own data at home.

This free program is designed for ages 10 and up, and is particularly recommended for teachers and youth leaders who want to involve their students in citizen science projects. Register by February 11th by calling 724-794-6011 or e-mailing jenningssp@pa.gov

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February

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2015

The Ice Harvest

The Ice Harvest

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Before electricity, it was hard to keep certain foods from spoiling. However, the ice industry kept a supply of ice for kitchen ice boxes coming throughout the year. Learn more about this big business and some of the tools that were used to harvest the ice.

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Winter Fun days

Winter Fun days

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Come enjoy all the winter fun. See picture of flyer for details.

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Winter Wildlife Walk

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Join us for an easy 2-mile hike as we search for the clues wildlife leaves behind the morning after a night of roaming the woods in the park! Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes for this hike. Registration required by calling 570-403-2006. Hike may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Free.

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February

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Botany Walk

Botany Walk

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Learn how trees and plants survive the winter cold.

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Boulder Field Hike

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Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club

Hickory Run State Park Boulder Field, moderate 6-mile hike, Sunday, Feb. 15, meet at Mountaintop Fire House back lot, 11:45 a.m., departs noon. Call leader Debbie May 215-260-9445.

Admission: Free; optional annual membership to the club is $5 per person and $7 per family

Details: Established in 1932, the Wilkes-Barre-based Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club conducts trips to some of the region's most scenic hiking spots throughout the year. Wintertime is no exception, and the group has four hikes planned for February. Participants are advised to wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and to take their own water.

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February

15

2015

Great Backyard Bird Count

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Be a citizen Scientist! Go to www.birdcount.org for instructions. The Great Backyard Bird Count is easy and takes only a little time. This can be done at home or at a park. Please write down your best estimate of the number of birds of each species that you saw. You can print out a data form and submit the bird numbers. This helps scientists to see changes in bird populations.

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February

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2015

Great Backyard Bird Count

Great Backyard Bird Count

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Enjoy a hot cup of coffee while participating in a national winter bird count. Learn to identify birds by sight & sound. Check out tips & tricks for attracting birds to your backyard.

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February

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2015

Great Backyard Bird Count at Little Buffalo State Park -do this

Great Backyard Bird Count at Little Buffalo State Park -do this

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Be a citizen Scientist! Go to www.birdcount.org for instructions. The Great Backyard Bird Count is easy and takes only a little time. This can be done at home or at a park. Please write down your best estimate of the number of birds of each species that you saw. You can print out a data form and submit the bird numbers. This helps scientists to see changes in bird populations.

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February

15

2015

Learn to Cross-country Ski

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(Note: There is a $3.00 fee for all participants of this program)

Learn how to enjoy this winter sport with the whole family. Learn why the cross-country skis work the way they do, how to get strapped onto the proper-sized equipment, and then go outside to practice turns, falling down, getting back up, and various techniques to get you started. Equipment is available for both adults and kids (limited-number and sizes). Dress appropriately for being active outdoors.

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February

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2015

Let's Go Fatbiking

Let's Go Fatbiking

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It looks like a regular bicycle, but it has fat tires and rims. And it goes across snow, ice, and mud with ease. It’s been around for about 15 years, but few in this area have ever heard of them. It’s an alternative to snowmobiles. So what is it? It’s known as a “Fatbike.”

Just like mountain biking in the summer, fatbiking is a way to explore our local forests in the winter. Whether for sport or recreation, they are catching on. Come and join Evan Gross, Alex Gentry, and others in this introductory program on fatbiking. The program includes information on what fatbiking is, and then you will get to try out a fatbike on a short course in the park.

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2015

Primitive Fire

Primitive Fire

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No matches...no problem; if you are prepared. Learn about methods used to start fire before matches and lighters. Participants will be able try a couple of them to see if we can make them work. Applying what you learn from this program could someday save your life.

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February

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2015

Project Feeder Watch

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Sundays and Mondays: December 21 & 22 January 4 & 5, 18 & 19 9:00am-3:30pm The Center participates in the winter bird feeder counts sponsored through Cornell University Lab of Ornithology. Volunteers observe, identify birds, and record data at the McConnell Hall feeders. You may arrive and depart at any time. For training session call the Center to make an appointment.

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February

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2015

Rocks Rock Scout Geology Program

Rocks Rock Scout Geology Program

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Get ready to rock! Scouts can come learn more about minerals, rocks, and fossils. We will do most of the requirements for the Webelos geology badge. This program is FREE. Please pre-register.

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The Great Backyard Bird Count

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Sunday February 15, 9:00a.m. - 3:30p.m. The Great Backyard Bird Count This project of National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology has become a major effort in citizen science producing a valuable body of information about North American bird populations. All ages and all skills are welcome. Stay as long as you want and help Nolde staff count birds at the C.H. McConnell Hall feeders or outside in the park. Child-friendly activities included. Beginner Bird Watching program for adults and children at 11:00a.m. No registration required.

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Turtle Talk

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Learn about PA turtles and meet our live turtles at the TREC. No fee or registration required.

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Winter Fun days

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Come enjoy all the winter fun. See picture of flyer for details.

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Winter Tracking

Winter Tracking

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Winter (with snow) is the best time of year to learn what goes on out there when you're not looking. Enjoy following tracks in the snow and learn some tips and tricks to working them out (understanding what the animal was doing). Even though we may not see any elk, we may be able to see some evidence that they were in the area! Dress for being outside. The program is at 1:00 P.M. We will meet in the Discovery Room.

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February

15

2015

XC Ski & Skate Afternoon

XC Ski & Skate Afternoon

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UPDATE: Skating for Sunday 2/15 is cancelled due to recent weather and a covering of frozen slush on the skating area. We are working to ensure the cross-country skiing will still be possible in spite of recent weather.

Ever gone ice skating? Over 200 pair are waiting for you to lace up and enjoy. Stop by anytime between 1pm and 4pm. Stay a little or all afternoon. Cross-country ski mini-clinics will get you started, then test your skills on park trails or set track through the campground loops. Hot chocolate will be available too. And don’t forget your sled - the hill is always open! *Snow or ice conditions may alter this event - check website below for updates* Part of the Winter Outings Series -outdoor recreation activities in Tioga County in January & February: Events are free Limited equipment is available to use free of charge All ages are welcome with adult supervision Most activities are for beginners and make it easy to try something new Limited snow cover may alter the events, but when possible, an alternative program will be offered XC ski track will be set for all ski events if conditions allow Series events, updates, trail conditions and more at www.WINTERinTIOGA.com or "like" Step Outdoors Tioga County on Facebook

Monday

February

16

2015

Fly Tying Class

Fly Tying Class

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Ring in the New Year with Trout Unlimited's annual fly tying classes for beginners and intermediate tiers. The eight class course will be held on Mondays at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The course will end on March 16th (note: we will be skipping the second Monday of each month). To sign up contact Thom Beverly at kbeverly@rcn.com or 610-393-6663. Cost $25. This class is limited to 25 participants, please register in advance. Instruction will include the proper use of tools, material selection and introductory tying techniques. New tying techniques and patterns will be introduced for the more experienced tier. Equipment and materials will be provided, but you can bring your own vise and tools if you have them. There will be a refundable deposit fee to borrow a tying kit for use between classes.

Monday

February

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2015

Great Backyard Bird Count

Great Backyard Bird Count

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Be a citizen Scientist! Go to www.birdcount.org for instructions. The Great Backyard Bird Count is easy and takes only a little time. This can be done at home or at a park. Please write down your best estimate of the number of birds of each species that you saw. You can print out a data form and submit the bird numbers. This helps scientists to see changes in bird populations.

Monday

February

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2015

Great Backyard Bird Count at Little Buffalo State Park -do this

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Be a citizen Scientist! Go to www.birdcount.org for instructions. The Great Backyard Bird Count is easy and takes only a little time. This can be done at home or at a park. Please write down your best estimate of the number of birds of each species that you saw. You can print out a data form and submit the bird numbers. This helps scientists to see changes in bird populations.

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Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

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2015

Snowshoe Loaner Program

Snowshoe Loaner Program

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A limited number of snowshoes are available for loan Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm or Saturday and Sunday from 1:30pm - 3:30pm, if not being used for a park program. A signed liability release form and valid driver's license are required from on member of the party. The driver's license will be held at the park office, or copied if loaned over a weekend, until all snowshoes are returned. There must be a minimum of four inches of snow cover to take out snow shoes. Snow shoes must be used within the park or on adjacent forestry lands. Loans must be returned by 4:00pm on the day borrowed or by 4:00pm Monday if borrowed over a weekend. Snowshoe loans are free. Call to check availability at 814-342-5960.

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Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

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February

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2015

Step Into Snowshoes

Step Into Snowshoes

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Explore the natural areas of Jennings Environmental Education Center in the winter and learn a new skill. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s free! When enough snow covers the trails, a limited number of snowshoes will be available for use within the park. The center will be open on a special basis on snowy Saturdays, as well as during regular Monday-Friday business days, with staff on hand to loan equipment and assist borrowers. Snowshoes will be available on a first-come-first-served basis between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. A valid driver’s license or identification card must be provided in order to borrow them. Orientation and brief instruction will be provided upon request at the time of loan. For more information or to confirm snow conditions call the center at 724-794-6011. To find out whether the Center will be open on a Saturday, call before 4:00 p.m. on the prior Friday.

Tuesday

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2015

Home School Geology

Home School Geology

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Students in 2nd-5th grades can get ready to rock! We'll review minerals, the different types of rocks and how they form, materials made of rocks. Weather permitting, we'll go for a short walk to check out some of Nockamixon's rocks and discuss their formation. Please email the Education Center at nockamixonsp@pa.gov to register.

Tuesday

February

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2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Tuesday

February

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Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Wednesday

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"Natural Gatherings:" A year-long project with Jennings and 3MJC

"Natural Gatherings:" A year-long project with Jennings and 3MJC

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“Do you enjoy working with your hands and the camaraderie of others with similar interests?" “Natural Gatherings” a shared year-long project with Jennings and 3MJC offers the opportunity for you to use your skills and imagination to create hand-made ornaments and decorations that will benefit Jennings through 3MJC, a community non-profit, who supports our local state parks.

This project group meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

For questions please contact the Center at 724-794-6011 and ask to speak with Brandi.

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February Brown Bag Luncheon

February Brown Bag Luncheon

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You are invited to our next Brown Bag Luncheon on February 18, 2015, from noon to 1 p.m. in the 6th Floor Conference Room in Rachel Carson State Office Building for a presentation about Pennsylvania’s 2014-2019 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan presented by Diane Kripas, Chief, of the Recreation and Conservation Partnerships Division, DCNR, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.

Over 10,000 Pennsylvanians provided input into the plan. Learn about the latest outdoor recreation trends, funding and facility priorities; and the impact of Marcellus gas-related activity on outdoor recreation experiences. The plan has five main priorities and 20 strategic recommendations. This is Pennsylvania’s Plan - how could YOU help implement the plan?

So grab your lunch and join us in the 6th floor conference room on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from noon until 1 p.m. to learn about the Pennsylvania Plan and how you can help implement it.

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2015

Feeder Watch

Feeder Watch

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Come enjoy watching the birds who visit our feeders this morning! Learn about the species we see, pick up information on feeding birds, and find out about citizen science program Project FeederWatch. Meet at the park office. Some binoculars will be available to borrow, but feel free to bring your own. This program will be held outdoors. In case of rain the program will be cancelled.

Wednesday

February

18

2015

Snakes of PA

Snakes of PA

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Learn how to ID snakes of PA. No live snakes will be present.

Wednesday

February

18

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Wednesday

February

18

2015

Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Thursday

February

19

2015

3MJC Meeting: Davis Hollow Cabin

3MJC Meeting: Davis Hollow Cabin

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MEETING CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

Diane Winston will offer a program about the Davis Hollow Cabin, a historic stop-over location on the North Country Trail. Her presentation will cover the history and location of the cabin, and its management throughout the years.

The public is welcome to attend this meeting of Moraine, McConnells Mill, Jennings Commission (3MJC), a non-profit "friends" group that supports these three state parks. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Jennings.

Thursday

February

19

2015

Bats and their Battle with White-Nose Syndrome Disease

Bats and their Battle with White-Nose Syndrome Disease

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Join Dan Mummert from the Pennsylvania Game Commission as he discusses white-nose syndrome and the devastation it is having on bats. This program is FREE and no registration is required. We will be meeting at the Education Center. To reach the Education Center, please enter through the Marina entrance (Harrisburg School Road) off of Route 563. Go to the stop sign and turn right. Park in the first lot on your left, Lot 12. Follow the road to the Education Center. Bring a flashlight.

Thursday

February

19

2015

Hide-N-Seekers: Tricky Tracks (am session)

Hide-N-Seekers: Tricky Tracks (am session)

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Join us at the park with your 3-5 year old to learn about the park in winter. Each session will include outdoor discover, stories, craft and fun! Space is limited, please email nockamixonsp@pa.gov to register. Please include the date and time of sessions you want to register for and the number of children attending.

Thursday

February

19

2015

Hide-N-Seekers: Tricky Tracks (pm session)

Hide-N-Seekers: Tricky Tracks (pm session)

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Join us at the park with your 3-5 year old to learn about the park in winter. Each session will include outdoor discover, stories, craft and fun! Space is limited, please email nockamixonsp@pa.gov to register. Please include the date and time of sessions you want to register for and the number of children attending.

Thursday

February

19

2015

Homeschool Day: Cats and Canines

Homeschool Day: Cats and Canines

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Kids, ages 9-14, you are the curators in charge of the “cats and canines exhibit” at the R. B. Winter “natural history museum”. You’re will be assigned to research a North American species, then create an exciting, eye-catching display that helps others learn about your fascinating carnivore. We will provide the mounted animals, skulls, tracks, scats, field guides, books, and art materials….you provide creativity, enthusiasm, and fascinating information! Pre-registration is required by Feb 13, please call (570) 966-1455 to register. Bring lunch, dress for indoor activities.

Thursday

February

19

2015

New Year's Resolution Walk Series

New Year's Resolution Walk Series

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Enjoy outdoor fitness throughout the iwnter with weekly guided walks every Thursday night from January 1 until March 26, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Meet at the Ranger Station on Presque Isle State Park to be directed to the walks starting point. Walks will cover approximately three miles in length over wooded, sandy and paved trails. Park naturalists will season the walks with talks about park up-dates, history and nature tidbits. No fee or registration required. Program may be cancelled or modified at discretion of park staff.

Thursday

February

19

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Thursday

February

19

2015

Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Friday

February

20

2015

Ice Skating with the Friends of Parker Dam

Ice Skating with the Friends of Parker Dam

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Bring along your ice skates and come enjoy a winter tradition on the frozen lake. The lights will be on, music will be playing, and the fire will be crackling for the comfort and enjoyment of visitors. The park has many skates of various sizes which will be available for rental (only during scheduled skating sessions) from the Friends of Parker Dam organization at $2.00 per pair for the entire 3 hours (may not be able to accommodate all visitors- first come, first served). Some skating instruction may also be available, based on staff availability. Also, the Friends of Parker Dam will be selling hot dogs, chili, and hot chocolate at the Beach House. These sessions will continue until which time the ice becomes unsafe.

Friday

February

20

2015

Nature Story & Craft for Kids

Nature Story & Craft for Kids

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Bring your children to the park for some fun nature learning! Children will enjoy a story, participate in a game, activity, or demonstration, and make a neat craft to take home. All ages are welcome! Please register by calling Beth Garner at 814-674-1000 x105. Meet in the conference room of the park office, which can be accessed at the rear of the building.

Friday

February

20

2015

Presque Isle After Dark: Gull Point

Presque Isle After Dark: Gull Point

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Explore the most remote area of PI on this 3-mile hike on Gull Point Trail. A limited number of snowshoes will be available for loan if conditions permit or bring your own.

Friday

February

20

2015

Presque Isle After Dark: Gull Point

Presque Isle After Dark: Gull Point

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Explore the most remote area of PI on this 3-mile hike on Gull Point Trail. A limited number of snowshoes will be available for loan if conditions permit or bring your own.

Directions: Pull in lot to the east of Beach 10 concession stand and trailhead is halfway back on the right.

Friday

February

20

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Friday

February

20

2015

Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Saturday

February

21

2015

Animals of Kings Gap

Animals of Kings Gap

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Park Staff will be leading a guided walk to look for wildlife in the park. The hike will be easy paced and begins at the Pine Plantation Parking lot. Planned route is two miles on level ground.

Registration is not required but please come prepared for the weather and trails with appropriate layered clothing and good footwear.

Bringing your own snacks and water is suggested for your comfort.

Saturday

February

21

2015

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe Hike - Resceduled

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe Hike - Resceduled

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Lets try again. Saturday's weather is calling for 26 degrees and new snow. Meet at the Jamestown Campground Parking Lot to enjoy a peaceful evening walking, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing on the campground roads near the lake. Over 100 Tiki torches will provide a luminescent atmosphere for all to enjoy. A limited number of snowshoes are available to borrow, cross country skis are not provided. Hikers will also be permitted during this event. Enjoy Bonfire and Hot Chocolate at the conclusion. Please bring your own head lamps if you desire. We ask that you leave your pets at home for this event. Please contact the Park Office if you have questions - 724-932-3142.

Saturday

February

21

2015

Eagle Watching along the Delaware

Eagle Watching along the Delaware

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The upper Delaware River is one of the best places in the east to observe wintering Bald Eagles. Join us for this trip as we venture up along the river in the scenic Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area from Arrow Island to Milford in search of these magnificent birds. Golden Eagles have also been observed on these trips in the past as well as a variety of waterfowl including Common Mergansers, Buffleheads, and Common Goldeneyes. This is a great opportunity for photographers. Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars and a lunch. There will be a stop for snacks and hot beverages along the way.

Limited van transportation is available for first time participants.

To register, contact the center at jacobsburgsp@pa.gov or 610-746-2801.

Saturday

February

21

2015

ELC Open House!

ELC Open House!

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Visit the ELC to view the various mounts and educational displays! The park naturalist will be on hand to answer any questions. See new ELC Library and displays for 2015! Meet at the Environmental Learning Center. 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM.

Saturday

February

21

2015

Fly Tying For Beginners

Fly Tying For Beginners

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Learn the art of fly tying, discover stream biology, and enjoy the sport of fly fishing!

When: February — May, 2015

Where: Bald Eagle State Park’s Environmental Learning Center

Catching a fish on a fly that you tied can be a really rewarding experience! Join the park naturalist and other fly fishing beginners one Saturday per month from February to May for fly tying instruction and watershed education. Learn how to tie flies, discover the importance of water quality, and use the flies you made to attract hungry fish! The last program in May will consist of a Fly Fishing Basics program where fly rods will be available for casting instruction and fishing! You will be required to provide your own transportation throughout the park. All materials will be provided. Registration is required by calling the ELC at 814-625-9369. Cost for this program series is $10 and must be paid before February 21 by mailing a check to the Main Park Office or stopping in and paying at the park office.

Program dates and times:
Saturday, February 21, 10am—12pm
Saturday, March 21, 10am—12pm
Saturday, April 18, 10am—12pm
Saturday, May 23, 9am—12pm

For more information or to register, call Matt Truesdale at 814-625-9369

Saturday

February

21

2015

Get Your Tail on the Trail

Get Your Tail on the Trail

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Enjoy the winter weather with miles of trails for hiking and snowshoeing! Some pairs of snowshoes will be available for use through a first-come, first-serve loaner program on the day of the event. RSVP is requested by calling St. Luke's InfoLink at 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537) This event is sponsored by St. Luke's University Health Network and the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Coorridor in partnership with Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center.

Saturday

February

21

2015

Healthy Hike!

Healthy Hike!

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Looking for a new way to exercise? Try trail hiking! Team up with the park naturalist and other hiking enthusiasts as we explore trails throughout Bald Eagle State Park during a quickly paced hike. (Note: Participants will be walking a mile at minimum on uneven surfaces. Prepare yourself by wearing sturdy footwear and bringing a full water bottle.) Meet at the Park

Saturday

February

21

2015

Ice Fishing Tournament

Ice Fishing Tournament

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This tournament, sponsored by Nicholson Masonic Lodge No. 438, benefits Shriner's Hospital for Children. Registration starts at 7 am at the Main Boat Launch. Entry fee is $10 Adults and children 12 and under free. You must have a valid PA fishing license to participate. For more information call Chairman Eric Krisa - 570-563-2027

Saturday

February

21

2015

Ice Skating with the Friends of Parker Dam

Ice Skating with the Friends of Parker Dam

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Bring along your ice skates and come enjoy a winter tradition on the frozen lake. The lights will be on, music will be playing, and the fire will be crackling for the comfort and enjoyment of visitors. The park has many skates of various sizes which will be available for rental (only during scheduled skating sessions) from the Friends of Parker Dam organization at $2.00 per pair for the entire 3 hours (may not be able to accommodate all visitors- first come, first served). Some skating instruction may also be available, based on staff availability. Also, the Friends of Parker Dam will be selling hot dogs, chili, and hot chocolate at the Beach House. These sessions will continue until which time the ice becomes unsafe.

Saturday

February

21

2015

Introduction to Snowshoeing

Introduction to Snowshoeing

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Teachers, learn how you can motivate your students to get up and active during the winter through an interdisciplinary set of lessons for P.E. teachers created by the PA Bureau of State Parks. Lessons focus on health, fitness and preparednedess: snow, weather and climate as well as history. The lessons meet Physical Education and Health standards as well as standards for History and Science & Technology. 6 hours of ACT48 will be earned upon the successful completion of this workshop. Registration is required. Contact Pymatuning State Park to register - 724-932-3142.

Saturday

February

21

2015

Kids Crafty Corner at the Center

Kids Crafty Corner at the Center

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Visit the Tom Ridge Environmental Center on Saturdays starting January 10 and then every Saturday afterwards in January, February, & March from 10 AM until 6 PM. Create a FREE kids craft to take home! Crafts are subject to availability, suitable for all age groups. A different craft will be available every Saturday. Program is subject to modification or cancellation at the discretion of park staff.

Saturday

February

21

2015

Lake Hike

Lake Hike

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Take a one to two mile hike on Black Moshannon Lake. Enjoy the beautiful winter scenery and find out when it is safe to be on the ice and when it is not. Meet at Boat Launch #1. A limited number of snow shoes will be available to borrow (depending on conditions). If there is no snow, participants may want to bring ice cleats.

Saturday

February

21

2015

Learn to Cross-country Ski

Learn to Cross-country Ski

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(Note: There is a $3.00 fee for all participants of this program)

Learn how to enjoy this winter sport with the whole family. Learn why the cross-country skis work the way they do, how to get strapped onto the proper-sized equipment, and then go outside to practice turns, falling down, getting back up, and various techniques to get you started. Equipment is available for both adults and kids (limited-number and sizes). Dress appropriately for being active outdoors.

Saturday

February

21

2015

Matchless Fire

Matchless Fire

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So, before lighters, before matches, there was … what? Learn the legends and the primitive means of making fire, and then try your hand at it. Fire-by-friction, flint & steel, and other methods will be explored. Dress for being outside. The program is at 1:00 P.M. We will meet in the Discovery Room.

Saturday

February

21

2015

Snowman in the Forest Day

Snowman in the Forest Day

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Come join us for a day of fun wintry activities along the picturesque National Wild & Scenic Clarion river within Cook Forest State Park. Various activities will be held at the Ice Skating Pond, along River Road approximately 1-mile up-river from the Park Office:

1130am-230pm - Chili Cook-OFF (hot & mild divisions), horse drawn carriage rides, sledding, snowman building contest, K-9 rescue team presentation, box hockey

1130am-1230pm - Snowshoe interpretive hike within the old growth forest along Cook Trail, meet at the fire pit by the ice skating pond

100pm - Happy Dog Contest

100pm-200pm - Snowshoe interpretive hike within the old growth forest along Cook Trail, meet at the fire pit by the ice skating pond

200pm - door prize awards

Come sample the chili during the ‘Free Chili Cook-OFF’, that is, after the judges have tried some first. Hot chocolate, coffee, and a warming hut, will be on hand to help take the chill out of your bones.

Enjoy a wonderful day among family and friends in Cooksburg’s winter wonderland. Event sponsored by the Cook Forest Vacation Bureau.

Saturday

February

21

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Saturday

February

21

2015

Snowshoe Hike

Snowshoe Hike

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Meet at Rotary Pav9ilion for a guided 2-mile snowshoe hike through park trails. Rent from the concession in Shelter 1 or bring your own. We will hike if there is not enough snow. Rental fees only.

Saturday

February

21

2015

Snowshoeing Hike

Snowshoeing Hike

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Discover the basics of snowshoeing in our beautiful state parks. Enjoy a short hike along Kooser Lake on snowshoes.

A limited number of snowshoes are available on a first come first serve basis.

Please meet at the Kooser Park Office

Saturday

February

21

2015

Winter Survival & Bushcraft

Winter Survival & Bushcraft

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Adam Nestor and his survival skills are back by popular demand!

Winter is beautiful and the snow provides great opportunities for outdoor recreation like skiing, snowshoeing, hunting and snowmobiling. But in an unexpected emergency, this winter weather can also be dangerous. Any of us could find ourselves in a situation where we need to use winter survival skills. Guest speaker, Adam Nestor, will demonstrate how to cope with the conditions of the season with advanced planning and a properly packed survival kit.

Program will begin in the classroom of the Park Office & Wildlife Center with an introduction to winter survival and the gear Adam uses to stay safe in the cold weather. The second half of the program will be held outdoors in the 40 Maples Day Use Area where Adam will demonstrate bushcraft skills and give participants an opportunity to experience survival shelters built with materials found in the forest.

Pre-registration is required for this free program, which is open to all outdoor enthusiasts, ages 10 and over. Participants should dress for the weather, wear waterproof boots, and be prepared to interact with the environment. Please bring along a pair of leather gloves for bushcraft work.

Please call the Park Office and Wildlife Center at 814-647-8401 for more information or to register for this free program.

Sunday

February

22

2015

Fishers in Pa

Fishers in Pa

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Greenwood Furnace State Park will be hosting a program on the fisher with Pa Game Commission Wildlife Officer Amy Nabozny on Sunday, February 22, at 2 pm in the Visitor Center.

The fisher is a mid-sized, chocolate brown, carnivore of the woods, at home equally in the trees as on the ground. They eat a varied diet of small mammals, rodents, reptiles, birds, insects, fruits and berries, and even fungi. Despite their name, they rarely eat fish. Rather, the name comes from the similarity to a European Polecat known as “Fishet.” They are well known predators of porcupines. They are a member of the weasel family, along with skunk, otters, and minks.

In colonial times, fishers were a common animal in Pennsylvania, but with 19th century deforestation and unchecked hunting, fishers were gone in the state by about 1900. In the 1970s, they started to reappear, mostly from expansion of populations from neighboring states, and later supplemented with reintroductions in the 1990s. Today, they are becoming a common sighting in Penn’s Woods again.

Sunday

February

22

2015

Informative Elk Walk & Talk

Informative Elk Walk & Talk

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- Join a staff member as we hike the trails around the Elk Center. Learn many interesting facts about the property and wildlife that often inhabit these fields and woods. We will be covering topics such as what elk eat, where they spend their time, and how each season brings something different. Join us around the fire to warm up and snack on some S’mores after the walk! Dress for being outdoors! The program is at 1:00 P.M. We will meet in the Discovery Room.

Sunday

February

22

2015

Learn to Cross-country Ski

Learn to Cross-country Ski

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(Note: There is a $3.00 fee for all participants of this program)

Learn how to enjoy this winter sport with the whole family. Learn why the cross-country skis work the way they do, how to get strapped onto the proper-sized equipment, and then go outside to practice turns, falling down, getting back up, and various techniques to get you started. Equipment is available for both adults and kids (limited-number and sizes). Dress appropriately for being active outdoors.

Sunday

February

22

2015

Nature Themed Book Club

Nature Themed Book Club

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Do you like reading and discussing nature and outdoors themed books? Join us for our first meeting as we decide our book choices and other activities. Teens through adults welcome. Free of charge. Call John at 814-833-7424 to register.

Monday

February

23

2015

Fly Tying Class

Fly Tying Class

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Ring in the New Year with Trout Unlimited's annual fly tying classes for beginners and intermediate tiers. The eight class course will be held on Mondays at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The course will end on March 16th (note: we will be skipping the second Monday of each month). To sign up contact Thom Beverly at kbeverly@rcn.com or 610-393-6663. Cost $25. This class is limited to 25 participants, please register in advance. Instruction will include the proper use of tools, material selection and introductory tying techniques. New tying techniques and patterns will be introduced for the more experienced tier. Equipment and materials will be provided, but you can bring your own vise and tools if you have them. There will be a refundable deposit fee to borrow a tying kit for use between classes.

Monday

February

23

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Monday

February

23

2015

Snowshoe Loaner Program

Snowshoe Loaner Program

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A limited number of snowshoes are available for loan Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm or Saturday and Sunday from 1:30pm - 3:30pm, if not being used for a park program. A signed liability release form and valid driver's license are required from on member of the party. The driver's license will be held at the park office, or copied if loaned over a weekend, until all snowshoes are returned. There must be a minimum of four inches of snow cover to take out snow shoes. Snow shoes must be used within the park or on adjacent forestry lands. Loans must be returned by 4:00pm on the day borrowed or by 4:00pm Monday if borrowed over a weekend. Snowshoe loans are free. Call to check availability at 814-342-5960.

Monday

February

23

2015

Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Monday

February

23

2015

Step Into Snowshoes

Step Into Snowshoes

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Explore the natural areas of Jennings Environmental Education Center in the winter and learn a new skill. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s free! When enough snow covers the trails, a limited number of snowshoes will be available for use within the park. The center will be open on a special basis on snowy Saturdays, as well as during regular Monday-Friday business days, with staff on hand to loan equipment and assist borrowers. Snowshoes will be available on a first-come-first-served basis between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. A valid driver’s license or identification card must be provided in order to borrow them. Orientation and brief instruction will be provided upon request at the time of loan. For more information or to confirm snow conditions call the center at 724-794-6011. To find out whether the Center will be open on a Saturday, call before 4:00 p.m. on the prior Friday.

Tuesday

February

24

2015

Friends of Lyman Run Meeting

Friends of Lyman Run Meeting

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Come support our park, plan events and give back. New members welcome. Actual location is at the upper end of the lake at the park maintenance building.

Tuesday

February

24

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Tuesday

February

24

2015

Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Wednesday

February

25

2015

Geocache Walk

Geocache Walk

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Shake the winter blues, get some exercise and try something new! Join the park naturalist for a walk along High Bridge Trail looking for four geocaches. The park will have GPS units to borrow. The walk should last about an hour. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Please email the Education Center at nockamixonsp@pa.gov to borrow a unit. Please call the Education Center at 215-529-7307 an hour prior to the walk to verify its status.

Wednesday

February

25

2015

Geocache Walk (Cancelled)

Geocache Walk (Cancelled)

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Shake the winter blues, get some exercise and try something new! Join the park naturalist for a walk along High Bridge Trail looking for four geocaches. The park will have GPS units to borrow. The walk should last about an hour. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Please email the Education Center at nockamixonsp@pa.gov to borrow a unit. Please call the Education Center at 215-529-7307 an hour prior to the walk to verify its status.

Wednesday

February

25

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Wednesday

February

25

2015

Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Thursday

February

26

2015

Friends of Prince Gallitzin Monthly Meeting

Friends of Prince Gallitzin Monthly Meeting

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Monthly business meeting of the Friends of Prince Gallitzin. All are welcome! Meet in the park office conference room which can be accessed at the rear of the building.

Thursday

February

26

2015

New Year's Resolution Walk Series

New Year's Resolution Walk Series

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Enjoy outdoor fitness throughout the iwnter with weekly guided walks every Thursday night from January 1 until March 26, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Meet at the Ranger Station on Presque Isle State Park to be directed to the walks starting point. Walks will cover approximately three miles in length over wooded, sandy and paved trails. Park naturalists will season the walks with talks about park up-dates, history and nature tidbits. No fee or registration required. Program may be cancelled or modified at discretion of park staff.

Thursday

February

26

2015

Project Feederwatch

Project Feederwatch

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Please help us collect data on the birds that visit our feeders this winter. Observe the feeders from inside the classroom, with binoculars or the spotting scopes. The data will be submitted to Cornell Lab of Ornithology for the Project Feederwatch study. Record the time, date and numbers for each species that visit. Hours are 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on 2/26/2015

Thursday

February

26

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Thursday

February

26

2015

Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Thursday

February

26

2015

Twig Detectives: Winter Tree Id and Hike

Twig Detectives: Winter Tree Id and Hike

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Learn to identify trees by their buds and twigs in the learning center then head outdoors to observe the varying textures of tree bark that also provide clues to identity. This guided walk is for older students and adults with an interest in identification of winter shrubs and trees by bark and bud. Please dress warmly and wear good footwear for ice and snow conditions. Winter tree guides, etc. are welcome if you have one. Pre-registration is required and must be completed by February 20th. Please call (570) 966-1455 to register.

Friday

February

27

2015

Ice Skating with the Friends of Parker Dam

Ice Skating with the Friends of Parker Dam

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Program cancelled due to predicted extremely cold weather on Friday, February 20, 2015. Bring along your ice skates and come enjoy a winter tradition on the frozen lake. The lights will be on, music will be playing, and the fire will be crackling for the comfort and enjoyment of visitors. The park has many skates of various sizes which will be available for rental (only during scheduled skating sessions) from the Friends of Parker Dam organization at $2.00 per pair for the entire 3 hours (may not be able to accommodate all visitors- first come, first served). Some skating instruction may also be available, based on staff availability. Also, the Friends of Parker Dam will be selling hot dogs, chili, and hot chocolate at the Beach House. These sessions will continue until which time the ice becomes unsafe.

Friday

February

27

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Friday

February

27

2015

Snowshoeing Adventures

Snowshoeing Adventures

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Are you ready for some adventure? Try out hiking on snowshoes! A limited number of snowshoes are available for use at R. B. Winter State Park. When there are 6 or more inches of snow on the ground, interested participants may borrow snowshoes on a first come, first served basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Park Staff will give a quick lesson then you may explore the park on your own! A valid driver’s license must be provided in order to borrow. Please find out snow conditions and make arrangements to borrow snowshoes by calling the park office at (570) 966-1455 Monday through Friday. Sorry no weekend or holiday loans are available due to staffing limitations.

Friday

February

27

2015

Winter Walk

Winter Walk

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Get outside this winter and join us for an easy to moderate walk at Pinchot Park. Led by the park naturalist, we will explore the trails in the Conewago Day Use area. This is a free program, and is family friendly. Meet the group at the main day use building in the Conewago Day Use area, off of Alpine Road, in time to begin promptly at 1:00 pm. Be sure to dress for the weather, with layers for comfort, warmth and to stay dry! Bring your own water bottle and/or snacks as desired. Please call the park office if you have any questions or concerns, especially about the weather conditions.

Saturday

February

28

2015

Aggressive Stream Restoration

Aggressive Stream Restoration

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The Mengel Natural History Society will host a program on the stream restoration project of Bear Run in Indiana County. The Watershed Renaissance Initiative involves 8 phases which restores this stream in a narrow timeframe of 5 years. This program is free and open to the public.

Saturday

February

28

2015

BlueBird Program

BlueBird Program

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Enjoy a very informative presentation on the Eastern Bluebird. During this program learn interesting facts about the bluebird, such as its preferred habitat, reasons they are declining, and what you can do to help. Bluebird box kits will be available to take home upon request! 1:00 p.m. program in the Discovery Room.

Saturday

February

28

2015

Cross Country Ski Introduction

Cross Country Ski Introduction

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Join us at Erie Bluffs and learn the basics of cross country ski technique plus a short 2-mile ski. Three time slots available and each program lasts for one hour. Ages 10 and up. Wear snow boots. Equipment provided or bring your own.

Saturday

February

28

2015

Eagle Watch

Eagle Watch

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Join the park naturalist at the dam from 1:00-2:00 pm to watch for eagle activity!

Saturday

February

28

2015

Family Snowshoe Hike

Family Snowshoe Hike

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Stomp in the snow for some outdoor family fun!

Join Sinnemahoning State Park staff for a fun snowshoe hike through the 40 Maples Day Use Area to look for tracks and traces of winter animal activity. First-timers as well as experienced snowshoers are welcome! Snowshoes and instruction will be provided for all.

Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, February 25.

A limited number of snowshoes are available. Most are adult sized, but with pre-registration, some child sizes are available. Please call the Park Office and Wildlife Center at 814-647-8401 for more information or to register for this free program. (Be ready to give approximate height and weight of each participant.)

Hike will cover about 1-2 miles at a slow to moderate family-friendly pace over mostly level trails. All participants should be prepared for outdoor activity. Please dress for the weather, wearing layers of moisture-wicking fabrics. Waterproof shoes or boots, plus rainpants, are strongly recommended.

If we do not have sufficient snow cover to snowshoe, a nature hike will be substituted instead.

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Snowshoe Photo Credit to Noah Abriatis

Saturday

February

28

2015

Herbal Medicines Workshop

Herbal Medicines Workshop

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~~Herbal remedies were once the only option for ailments. Even today many of our modern medicines are derived from plants. This course will cover plant history, past uses of medicinal plants and the latest research on medicinal qualities. Herbal remedies for ailments, preventative health and methods of preparation will be discussed. Participants will be able to make a variety of tinctures, poultices and ointments/salves. Safety concerns and a scientific approach to herbal medicines will be stressed. Pre-registration required by February 16 at 724-899-3611 or at paadams@pa.gov Workshop cost of $30 due when you register. Non-refundable after February 16. Limited enrollment. Details and directions will be sent out to those registered prior to the workshop.

Saturday

February

28

2015

Home Sweet Home: Backyard Maple Sugaring

Home Sweet Home: Backyard Maple Sugaring

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Here’s an opportunity for adults who want to try making their own tasty maple syrup! From choosing appropriate trees through tapping, collecting and evaporating maple sap, participants will learn, observe and practice the steps in the sugaring process, and discover how it can be done on a backyard scale. Information and resources will be provided for finding out more and getting started at home. An optional tour of Jennings' sugar bush will follow the workshop, from 1-2 p.m.

The program is free, with equipment available to purchase. Registration is required by February 20. Call 724-794-6011 to register.

Saturday

February

28

2015

Ice Skating with the Friends of Parker Dam

Ice Skating with the Friends of Parker Dam

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Bring along your ice skates and come enjoy a winter tradition on the frozen lake. The lights will be on, music will be playing, and the fire will be crackling for the comfort and enjoyment of visitors. The park has many skates of various sizes which will be available for rental (only during scheduled skating sessions) from the Friends of Parker Dam organization at $2.00 per pair for the entire 3 hours (may not be able to accommodate all visitors- first come, first served). Some skating instruction may also be available, based on staff availability. Also, the Friends of Parker Dam will be selling hot dogs, chili, and hot chocolate at the Beach House. These sessions will continue until which time the ice becomes unsafe.

Saturday

February

28

2015

Jacobsburg Speaker Series: David Barber

Jacobsburg Speaker Series: David Barber

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Join us as David Barber, research biologist at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, presents "Movement Ecology of Turkey Vultures in North America."

Turkey Vultures are the most common and widespread new world vulture, yet despite their ubiquity many aspects of their life history remain unstudied. We'll explore the movement ecology of Turkey Vultures across its North American range using state of the art and not-so state of the art techniques. To register, contact the center at jacobsburgsp@pa.gov or 610-746-2801.

Saturday

February

28

2015

Kids Crafty Corner at the Center

Kids Crafty Corner at the Center

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Visit the Tom Ridge Environmental Center on Saturdays starting January 10 and then every Saturday afterwards in January, February, & March from 10 AM until 6 PM. Create a FREE kids craft to take home! Crafts are subject to availability, suitable for all age groups. A different craft will be available every Saturday. Program is subject to modification or cancellation at the discretion of park staff.

Saturday

February

28

2015

Level 1 Cross-Country Skiing

Level 1 Cross-Country Skiing

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** This event is sponsored by Venture Outdoors. Please contact VO directly for more information and to register using the link below or call 412-255-0564.

This is an easy, instructed outing for persons who are true beginners at cross country skiing or have not been out for a long period of time. The trip emphasis is on education and technique. Skiing will take place on level or gently rolling terrain. Speed and endurance are not the goals of Level 1 trips; so we'll be focusing on getting down the basics. Pack a lunch and snacks to bring.

Note: Ski Rentals are not included in the fee but are available en-route to the meeting location.

https://www.ventureoutdoors.org/activities-calendar/?wppb=program&month=2&calyear=2015&=&tmpl=register&id=504

Saturday

February

28

2015

Plants of Kings Gap

Plants of Kings Gap

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Park Staff will be leading a guided walk to look for interesting plants in the park. The hike will be easy paced and begins at the Pine Plantation Parking lot. Planned route is two miles on level ground.

Registration is not required but please come prepared for the weather and trails with appropriate layered clothing and good footwear.

Bringing your own snacks and water is suggested for your comfort.

Saturday

February

28

2015

River Valley History Hike

River Valley History Hike

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Program Location: Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, 1635 River Road, New Hope PA 18938

Registration required; contact Bowman's Hill at [p] 215.862.2924 or [e] bhwp@bhwp.org

Hike or snowshoe from Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve along Pidcock Creek to the Delaware Canal Towpath. We’ll discuss the history of the river valley, from its earliest inhabitants, through European settlement and the revolutionary war, to canal era history and the industrial revolution. In the event of rain, a History of the Delaware Canal presentation will be held indoors.

Saturday

February

28

2015

Scout and Homeschool Day: Geology Rocks!

Scout and Homeschool Day: Geology Rocks!

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Learn about rocks, minerals, and fossils in Pennsylvania during this hands-on session for ages 9 to 14. We will act out the rock cycle, make a “rock collection”, identify fossils and minerals, and do an indoor geo-scavenger hunt! We may also use a GPS to explore some of the parks geological features. Pre-registration is required and must be completed by February 20th . Please call (570) 966-1455 to register. Troops need to register early, only a limited number of scouts can be accepted. Please bring a lunch and drinks. Dress for both indoor and outdoor activities. Students are encouraged to bring along an interesting rock to “stump the geologist” if they like. If you need more information or would like to preregister a scout troop or family, call or email the park at mhaladaybi@pa.gov

Saturday

February

28

2015

Skiing Basics

Skiing Basics

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If you were hoping to try cross country skiing this winter, here is your chance! Learn the basics of cross country skiing and enjoy a short, lakeside trek on skis.

A limited number of skis will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Please meet at the White Oak Pavilion.

Saturday

February

28

2015

Snowshoe & XC Ski Loaner Program

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Beginning January 6th and running through the end of February (or later if conditions allow), snowshoes and cross-country skis will once again be available to borrow at Nescopeck State Park under the following conditions: Equipment is available Monday thru Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM (excluding holidays). All equipment must be turned in by 3 PM. There must be at least 4" of snow on the ground for using the skis and 6" of snow on the ground for using the snowshoes. Please call the park office or visit our Winter Report website for current snow conditions. A valid driver's license must be provided by at least one person in the group. Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis and must be used on park property. Park staff will be available to give brief instruction upon request.

Saturday

February

28

2015

Snowshoe Saturdays: Snowshoeing Basics

Snowshoe Saturdays: Snowshoeing Basics

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Interested in snowshoeing but new to the activity? Then this program is for you! Meet at the Laurel Summit warming hut to learn some of the basics, then we will gear up in our shoes for a 2-4 mile hike. Please come prepared with warm layers, water, snacks, and snowshoes! *Registration is required. *There is a limited quantity of snowshoes to borrow—please specify if you need to borrow when registering for program. Please register online or by contacting 724-259-2201 or rachristie@pa.gov.

Saturday

February

28

2015

Try It! Snowshoes

Try It! Snowshoes

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Have you always wanted to give snowshoeing a try but didn’t want to purchase snowshoes just to see if you like it? Here’s your opportunity to try before you buy! The park naturalist will be behind the park office from 10:00 am-12:00 noon with adult-size snowshoes for you to try. This program is snow-dependent. Please call Beth Garner at 814-674-1000 x105 for program status.

Saturday

February

28

2015

Winter Snow Fun

Winter Snow Fun

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Let's get outside and see the winter wonders. We'll hike even if there's no snow.

Sunday

March

01

2015

"Sharp" Kids ~ Basic Outdoor Knife Skills

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This half-day workshop for responsible boys and girls ages 8 - 16 will guide students through several kid-friendly carving projects. The course will instruct students on knife safety, first aid for cuts, and basic outdoor knife skills. Following instruction and completion of a written test on knife safety, each child will be given their own small, fixed-blade knife to use during class and to keep. Registration is required along with completion of a waiver prior to taking the course. Cash payment can be made the day of the course.

Sunday

March

01

2015

Bark In The Park - Dog Walk Series

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Dog Walk Series - Explore the park with your furry best friend. Learn the trails and experience nature. Natural and seasonal points of interest are included in all hikes. Dogs must be on leash and under owners control. No more than two dogs per adult hiker recommended. Medium difficulty - some steep trails - approximately 2 miles. Meet outside McConnell Education Hall. 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 4/19 & 5/3 2015

Sunday

March

01

2015

Children Story Time

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Join a staff member for story hour! We will be reading several books that are natured themed. Children and families can enjoy several stories about elk and many other animals that inhabit the state of Pennsylvania. This program will begin at 1:00 P.M. in front of the fire place.

Sunday

March

01

2015

Evening Lecture: Biomimicry

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Using nature as a model we can solve many human problems. Learn more about how to explore nature's solutions and this growing field of study.

Sunday

March

01

2015

Nature's Wetland Engineers: Beavers!

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Nature's Wetland Engineers: Beavers!

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Join Jennings staff to learn more about an animal that has made its presence known again at the park after a decade of absence. A brief, indoor introduction will be followed by an outdoor walk to search for signs of recent beaver activity, and perhaps even to catch a glimpse of one of these industrious creatures.

A cousin of mice and squirrels, the beaver is amazingly well-adapted to life in the water, and remarkably capable of modifying its environment to promote its own survival. This engineering ability ultimately can result in creating habitat for other species, as well as challenges for humans.

Pre-registration is not necessary for this free, public program.

Sunday

March

01

2015

Nolde Mansion Open House

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See the Nolde story in video and explore the Mansion. Come anytime. Self-guided scavenger hunt available to help you discover Nolde's unique characteristics.

Sunday

March

01

2015

Project Feeder Watch

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Sundays and Mondays: December 21 & 22 January 4 & 5, 18 & 19 9:00am-3:30pm The Center participates in the winter bird feeder counts sponsored through Cornell University Lab of Ornithology. Volunteers observe, identify birds, and record data at the McConnell Hall feeders. You may arrive and depart at any time. For training session call the Center to make an appointment.

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