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Monday

December

01

2014

Books and Boots

Books and Boots

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center, 2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin 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 12/1/2014 & 1/5/2015SponsorsBerksContact Emailnoldeforestprogramstaff@pa.govContact Phone610-796-3699More Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/noldeforest.aspxActivitiesHiking and WalkingOtherRegistration for Books and Boots is closed.

Monday

December

01

2014

Homeschool History Hike: Carriage House/Craft Center

Homeschool History Hike: Carriage House/Craft Center

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LocationTyler State Park
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin park educator, Bonnie Tobin for an early winter stroll through the park. We will remain on paved (stroller friendly) trails as we walk to the Tyler Park Center for the Arts and back.
Carriage House/Craft Center: Now home to artists and educators, the architecture of this beautiful building belies its original purpose of sheltering horses and carriages in the early 1900's.
We will walk to the craft center, take a cocoa break and a member of the Tyler Park Center for the Arts will lead us on a tour of the building.

Meeting Location: Parking lot near 332 bridge across from Spring Garden Mill
Distance (round trip): 2.5 miles on paved trails
SponsorsTyler Park Center for the ArtsMore Infohttp://tylerparkarts.orgActivitiesHiking and WalkingHistory ProgramsHomeschool ProgramRegistration for Homeschool History Hike: Carriage House/Craft Center is closed.

Monday

December

01

2014

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.

Monday

December

01

2014

Volunteer Work Day - Christmas Trail Set Up

Volunteer Work Day - Christmas Trail Set Up

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LocationLittle Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park RoadCityNewportStatePAZip Code17074-9428Location Phone717-567-9255CountyPerryRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionThe Friends of Little Buffalo are looking for volunteers to help Deck the Woods! Join us on these dates to help us set up our annual Christmas Walk event. Pre-register by calling the park office at 717-567-9255.

Dress warmly and bring gloves as we will be working outside.

In the case of inclement weather, individual dates may be cancelled.ActivitiesVolunteer Work Day

Wednesday

December

03

2014

Feeder Watch

Feeder Watch

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCome 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, so please dress for the temperature and bring a blanket or folding chair to sit on. In case of rain this program will be cancelled.ActivitiesWildlife Watching/BirdingInterpretive Programs

Wednesday

December

03

2014

Homeschool CSI: BirdSleuth/Project FeederWatch

Homeschool CSI: BirdSleuth/Project FeederWatch

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LocationJennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd.CitySlippery RockStatePAZip Code16057-5023Location Phone724-794-6011CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionFebruary’s “Homeschool CSI: The Great Backyard Bird Count” was very well-attended and well-received. For those who are looking for a comprehensive, inquiry-based curriculum related to birds, and a longer-term commitment to a bird-related citizen science project, we are offering an introduction to Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s BirdSleuth Science Investigator Kit for Homeschoolers and Project FeederWatch. The program is designed for students age 5 or older. Families will work in teams to complete activities that focus on learning bird-related science content and developing science process skills. Cost of the program is $3.00 per person (maximum $12.00 per family). Please register* and pre-pay no later than November 26th. (*To help with our planning, indicate the number of adults and number of children, with their ages, in the “Notes” section when registering.)ActivitiesHomeschool ProgramWildlife MonitoringThis program session is full, but we have added an afternoon session. (Register via this calendar.) To be placed on a waiting list for the morning, please call 724-794-6011 or e-mail jenningssp@pa.gov

Wednesday

December

03

2014

Homeschool CSI: BirdSleuth/Project FeederWatch: ADDITIONAL SESSION!

Homeschool CSI: BirdSleuth/Project FeederWatch: ADDITIONAL SESSION!

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LocationJennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd.CitySlippery RockStatePAZip Code16057-5023Location Phone724-794-6011CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionDue to great interest, we have added a second, afternoon program session. For those who are looking for a comprehensive, inquiry-based curriculum related to birds, and a longer-term commitment to a bird-related citizen science project, we are offering an introduction to Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s BirdSleuth Science Investigator Kit for Homeschoolers and Project FeederWatch. The program is designed for students age 5 or older. Families will work in teams to complete activities that focus on learning bird-related science content and developing science process skills. Cost of the program is $3.00 per person (maximum $12.00 per family). Please register* and pre-pay no later than November 26th. (*To help with our planning, indicate the number of adults and number of children, with their ages, in the “Notes” section when registering.)ActivitiesHomeschool ProgramWildlife MonitoringThis program is now full, and online registration is closed. To be placed on a waiting list or find out about possibilities for a second session, please call 724-794-6011 or e-mail jenningssp@pa.gov

Friday

December

05

2014

AMC 1st Fridays Along the Delaware - Raubsville to Easton

AMC 1st Fridays Along the Delaware - Raubsville to Easton

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LocationTheodore Roosevelt Recreation Area
(AKA Groundhog Lock, Locks 22-23)
Rt. 611CityRaubsvilleStatePALocation Phone610-982-0166CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin Appalachian Mountain Club hike leader and state park educator Ian Kindle for an 8 mile towpath hike. Spend a morning hiking the scenic Delaware Canal Towpath toward Easton. This section features the northermost watered section of the canal and magnificent river views. This will be a moderate paced hike on the Delaware Canal State Park towpath.

Meet at 10 am in the upper parking lot of Theodore Roosevelt Recreation Area (aka Ground Hog Lock, Locks 22-23), Rt 611, Raubsville, PA. We will take a brief tour of the area and learn about the locks and hydroelectric generation plant, then head north on the towpath. Approximately 8 miles to Wy Hit Tuk park and back. We'll take a look at recent canal repairs and how the river impacts the towpath. Bring lunch or a hearty snack and water. Hike cancels in the event of rain or heavy snow. If snow is on the ground, bring cross country skiis or snow shoes. Some loaner snowshoes available. In case of snow on the ground, distance may be shortened.SponsorsAppalachian Mountain ClubContactsIan KindleContact Emailikindle@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0166ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding[Click Here To Register For AMC 1st Fridays Along the Delaware - Raubsville to Easton - 20 Openings Available]

Friday

December

05

2014

Hunters Coffee Break

Hunters Coffee Break

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FrequencyWeeklyLocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionDo you hunt near Bald Eagle State Park? Well you are in luck! If you need to catch a break from the
cold and need refueled, head over to the Environmental Learning Center for a complementary cup of coffee and to talk wildlife with the park naturalist! 12:00 PM — 2:00 PM
ActivitiesOpen HouseWildlife Monitoring

Friday

December

05

2014

Nature Story & Craft for Kids

Nature Story & Craft for Kids

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionBring 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! Pre-registration is requested and can be done 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.ActivitiesChildren's Programs

Saturday

December

06

2014

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.

Saturday

December

06

2014

All About Black Bears

All About Black Bears

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LocationNescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole RoadCityDrumsStatePAZip Code18222Location Phone570-403-2006CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin us for a fun hour-long program filled with activities, stories, crafts, and more! Dress for being both inside and out! Ages 4-8. To register, please call 570-403-2006.ActivitiesChildren's Programs

Saturday

December

06

2014

Early December Bird Count

Early December Bird Count

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin us as we spend the day birding at Jacobsburg and other places in the Bushkill Creek Watershed counting birds and looking for oddball species that may have wandered into the area. Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars and a lunch. To register, contact Rick Wiltraut at rwiltraut@pa.gov or 610-746-2801.ActivitiesWildlife Watching/Birding[Click Here To Register For Early December Bird Count - 20 Openings Available]

Saturday

December

06

2014

Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House

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LocationSinnemahoning State Park
4843 Park RoadCityAustinStatePAZip Code16720Location Phone814-647-8401CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionHoliday Open House at Sinnemahoning State Park.

View the Wildlife Center, all decked out in its holiday attire, while sipping a cup of mulled cider and chatting with friends by the cozy fire. Enjoy the eye-catching holiday displays created by volunteer, Pat Martin of Emporium, Grandpa Hank’s winter village donated by Debbie Calkins of Mansfield, and of course, the wildlife exhibits.

Light refreshments will be offered throughout the afternoon. The gift shop will be open for your last-minute gift buying needs.

All ages are welcome to attend this free event. Please join us for the festivities!
ActivitiesOpen HouseSpecial Events

Saturday

December

06

2014

Natural Ornaments

Natural Ornaments

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LocationSinnemahoning State Park
4843 Park RoadCityAustinStatePAZip Code16720CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin park staff and volunteers during the Holiday Open House at the Wildlife Center in Sinnemahoning State Park as we celebrate the season!
Learn how to create beautiful homemade ornaments using local natural materials. Pinecones, leaves, and other natural objects will be available for participants to create their own ornaments.
Please bring your imagination! This program is suitable for adults as well as children. Kids ages 5 to 12 will require the help of an adult with glue guns and ornament assembly.

Please join us for this FREE seasonal program.
ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Saturday

December

06

2014

Post-turkey trek at Ralph Stover

Post-turkey trek at Ralph Stover

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LocationRalph Stover State ParkZip Code18972-9540Location Phone610-982-0166CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionHike the Tohickon Creek gorge and explore the views along the cliffs as you burn off some turkey calories. Hike from the red bridge at Ralph Stover, with stops at the High Rocks Area overlooks and creekside vantage points to take pictures. Meet at 1:00 pm at Ralph Stover State Park, stone parking lot by the red bridge at 5998 State Park Road, Pipersville, 18947. Bring water and snacks. Hike from Ralph Stover State Park with an optional extra 1+ mile loop along the Tohickon Creek on the way back. Wear boots or sturdy shoes. Hike is estimated to be 4 miles, 5 with the extra loop.ContactsIan KindleContact Emailikindle@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0166ActivitiesHiking and Walking[Click Here To Register For Post-turkey trek at Ralph Stover - 13 Openings Available]

Saturday

December

06

2014

The Polar Bear Plunge (Sponsored by the Centre County YMCA)

The Polar Bear Plunge (Sponsored by the Centre County YMCA)

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThe YMCA of Centre County will be sponsoring the 12th Annual “Plunge” at Bald Eagle State Park. The Polar Bear Plunge benefits the Y’s Open Doors Program. The Open Doors Program enables the YMCA of Centre County to turn no one away for their inability to pay. For more information about this event please contact YMCA staff member Liz Toukonen at 814-355-5551 or
ltouknen@ymcaofcentrecounty.org. This event will be held at the Marina Boat Launch starting at 10:00 AM.
ActivitiesCharity Event

Saturday

December

06

2014

TREC the Halls

TREC the Halls

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionJoin us at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center for TREC the Halls! Holiday crafts and activities beginning at 10 AM until 2:00 PM. There is Breakfast with Santa, reservable by calling 814-833-5843 for a spot! (Breakfast Buffet from 10 AM to 2 PM, Santa visits from 11 AM to 1 PM) and come and see a holiday movie! Check out www.trecpi.org for more information about the movie!Contact Phone814-833-7424More Infohttp://www.trecpi.orgActivitiesOther

Saturday

December

06

2014

Volunteer Work Day - Christmas Trail Set Up

Volunteer Work Day - Christmas Trail Set Up

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LocationLittle Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park RoadCityNewportStatePAZip Code17074-9428Location Phone717-567-9255CountyPerryRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionThe Friends of Little Buffalo are looking for volunteers to help Deck the Woods! Join us on these dates to help us set up our annual Christmas Walk event. Pre-register by calling the park office at 717-567-9255.

Dress warmly and bring gloves as we will be working outside.

In the case of inclement weather, individual dates may be cancelled.ActivitiesVolunteer Work Day

Saturday

December

06

2014

Winter (Snow) Fun

Winter (Snow) Fun

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LocationSalt Springs State Park
c/o LackawannaCityDaltonStatePAZip Code18414-9785CountySusquehannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionGet out to see some winter wonders… animal tracks, dazzling snow drifts, whitened landscapes… bring your snowshoes, cross-country skis, or just winter boots. Take pictures or gather some natural elements to make a festive winter centerpiece! In case of no snow, outing will be the following Saturday. Check website for updates and time: www.friendsofsaltspringspark.orgSponsorsFriends of Salt Springs ParkContact Emailfriends@epix.netContact Phone570-967-7275ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive ProgramsSnowshoeingOther

Sunday

December

07

2014

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.

Sunday

December

07

2014

Bark In The Park - Dog Walk Series

Bark In The Park - Dog Walk Series

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionDog 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. 12/7, 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 4/19 & 5/3
ActivitiesDog Walk[Click Here To Register For Bark In The Park - Dog Walk Series - 35 Openings Available]

Sunday

December

07

2014

Bark In The Park - Dog Walk Series

Bark In The Park - Dog Walk Series

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionDog 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. 12/7, 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 4/19 & 5/3
ActivitiesDog Walk[Click Here To Register For Bark In The Park - Dog Walk Series - 35 Openings Available]

Sunday

December

07

2014

Holiday Coffee House

Holiday Coffee House

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LocationKings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Rd.CityCarlisleStatePAZip Code17015-9306Location Phone717-776-4604CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin the Friends of Kings Gap for a Holiday Coffee House on Saturday, December 6th starting at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy coffee, conversation, music, and light refreshments. Singer/songwriter David Fishel and Indian Summer Jars will provide the music for this event. The Cameron/Masland Mansion will be decorated for the holidays. The Coffee House is free, but donations will be kindly accepted. For more information, call June Morgan at 717-776-4604 or send e-mail to juneewm@centurylink.net.ContactsJune MorganContact Emailjuneewm@centurylink.netContact Phone717-776-4604ActivitiesPublic Meeting

Sunday

December

07

2014

Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House

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LocationGreenwood Furance State Park, 15795 Greenwood RoadCityHuntingdonStatePAZip Code16652-5831Location Phone814-667-1800CountyHuntingdonRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionGreenwood Furnace State Park welcomes everyone to a special Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 7, 2014, from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Visitor Center.

Come to the festivities and take part in a variety of holiday traditions. Ride a horse-drawn carriage through the park, weather permitting. Activities go on throughout the day, so there is something to do for all ages.

Make your own old-fashioned and natural tree and holiday ornaments. Children can visit with a Victorian Santa Claus. Enjoy our Victorian Christmas tree, decorated with many traditional ornaments of the 19th century.

Light refreshments will be availble, including homemade cookies and hot spiced apple cider.

For more information, please contact the Park Office at 814-667-1800 on weekdays from 8 AM to 4 PM. Hope to see you here.
SponsorsHuntingdonContactsPark Office at 814-667-1800Contact Emailgreenwoodfurnacesp@pa.govMore Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/greenwoodfurnace.aspxActivitiesChildren's ProgramsOtherSpecial Events

Sunday

December

07

2014

Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House

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LocationKings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Rd.CityCarlisleStatePAZip Code17015-9306CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy this opportunity to explore the Cameron-Masland Mansion, a gracious mountain stone villa built in 1908 as a summer home. Take a self-guided tour of both floors of the Mansion in seasonal decor. Snack on light refreshments, and listen to live music wafting through the historic building. All ages are welcome to attend this FREE event.Contact Emailkingsgapsp@pa.govContact Phone717-486-3799ActivitiesHistory ProgramsMusicOpen HouseSpecial Events

Sunday

December

07

2014

Nolde Mansion Open House

Nolde Mansion Open House

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionFirst 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
December 1 Critter Creations
*bring a glue gun for craft
Contact Emailnoldeforestsp@pa.govActivitiesChildren's ProgramsOpen House

Sunday

December

07

2014

Orienteering at Tinicum Park

Orienteering at Tinicum Park

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LocationDelaware Canal State Park
At Tinicum Park by the red barnCityUpper Black EddyStatePAZip Code18972-9540Location Phone610-982-0166CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionOrienteering is a great skill that allows you to find landmarks using only a map, your current location and a compass. During this program, we will explore orienteering using the park's compasses and preset coordinates to practice these skills. After exploring Tinicum Park with compasses, we will combine these skills with map use to find out how to find any landmark with the skills learned. This program is designed for beginners and novices but is open to everyone.ContactsIan KindleContact Emailikindle@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0166ActivitiesOrienteeringSorry but registration for this program is closed. Please consider our other programs available for the season.Thank you

Sunday

December

07

2014

Project Feeder Watch

Project Feeder Watch

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionSundays and Mondays:
December 7 & 8, 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.

ActivitiesVolunteersWildlife MonitoringWildlife Watching/Birding

Sunday

December

07

2014

The Beauty of Botany Series

The Beauty of Botany Series

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionDr. Susan Munch will present seasonal botany topics. Indoor program in C. H. McConnell Hall followed by forest walk for hands on identification, weather permitting. Registration is requested.
Sundays 1-3PM
11/9Using Buds for Winter Tree ID
12/7Evergreens of the Forest: Woody and Herbaceous
Call 610 796-3699 or email noldeforestsp@pa.gov to registerActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive WalksNature Photography[Click Here To Register For The Beauty of Botany Series - 30 Openings Available]

Monday

December

08

2014

Homeschool - Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice

Homeschool - Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice

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LocationTyler State Park Office Classroom
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151Location Phone215-968-3609CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionThis program is for homeschool families with older children. Join park educator Bonnie Tobin for a casual make and take open house. Come and go as you like within these two hours. We will reuse those pesky holiday catalogs to create beautiful torn paper collage cards and make cards and ornaments from newspaper pulp. Other upcycled projects will also be available in case your creative muses are particularly active. All ages welcome; parents please plan to stay for the fun!ContactsBonnie TobinContact Emailbtobin@state.pa.usContact Phone215-968-3609ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsHomeschool ProgramRegistration for this program is full. Please e-mail to be put on a waiting list.

Monday

December

08

2014

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

December

09

2014

Tiny Tots - Earth Friendly Gifts to Make - Tues AM

Tiny Tots - Earth Friendly Gifts to Make - Tues AM

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LocationTyler State Park Office Classroom
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151Location Phone215-968-3609CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionReuse - Recycle - Rejoice This month we will make torn paper collage cards and earth friendly presents for you to give to someone you love: pinecone bird feeders (no peanut butter) and paper pulp ornaments.

Pre-registration is a must because seating is limited! For ages 3- kindergarten with an adult. Please INCLUDE BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN in the registration count and let us know how many are adults in the notes section at the bottom the registration form. Please register your family only. If you have an organized group, please contact me to schedule a program for your group.




ContactsBonnie TobinContact Emailbtobin@state.pa.usContact Phone215-968-3609ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsRegistration for this program is full. Please check other sessions for availability or e-mail to be put on a waiting list.

Tuesday

December

09

2014

Tiny Tots - Earth Friendly Gifts to Make - Tues PM

Tiny Tots - Earth Friendly Gifts to Make - Tues PM

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LocationTyler State Park Office Classroom
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151Location Phone215-968-3609CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionReuse - Recycle - Rejoice This month we will make torn paper collage cards and earth friendly presents for you to give to someone you love: pinecone bird feeders (no peanut butter) and paper pulp ornaments.

Pre-registration is a must because seating is limited! For ages 3- kindergarten with an adult. Please INCLUDE BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN in the registration count and let us know how many are adults in the notes section at the bottom the registration form. Please register your family only. If you have an organized group, please contact me to schedule a program for your group.




ContactsBonnie TobinContact Emailbtobin@state.pa.usContact Phone215-968-3609ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsRegistration for this program is full. Please check other sessions for availability or e-mail to be put on a waiting list.

Tuesday

December

09

2014

Volunteer Work Day - Christmas Trail Set Up

Volunteer Work Day - Christmas Trail Set Up

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LocationLittle Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park RoadCityNewportStatePAZip Code17074-9428Location Phone717-567-9255CountyPerryRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionThe Friends of Little Buffalo are looking for volunteers to help Deck the Woods! Join us on these dates to help us set up our annual Christmas Walk event. Pre-register by calling the park office at 717-567-9255.

Dress warmly and bring gloves as we will be working outside.

In the case of inclement weather, individual dates may be cancelled.ActivitiesVolunteer Work Day

Wednesday

December

10

2014

Tiny Tots - Earth Friendly Gifts to Make - Wed AM

Tiny Tots - Earth Friendly Gifts to Make - Wed AM

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LocationTyler State Park Office Classroom
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151Location Phone215-968-3609CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionReuse - Recycle - Rejoice This month we will make torn paper collage cards and earth friendly presents for you to give to someone you love: pinecone bird feeders (no peanut butter) and paper pulp ornaments.

Pre-registration is a must because seating is limited! For ages 3- kindergarten with an adult. Please INCLUDE BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN in the registration count and let us know how many are adults in the notes section at the bottom the registration form. Please register your family only. If you have an organized group, please contact me to schedule a program for your group.




ContactsBonnie TobinContact Emailbtobin@state.pa.usContact Phone215-968-3609ActivitiesChildren's Programs[Click Here To Register For Tiny Tots - Earth Friendly Gifts to Make - Wed AM - 12 Openings Available]

Wednesday

December

10

2014

Tiny Tots - Earth Friendly Gifts to Make - Wed PM

Tiny Tots - Earth Friendly Gifts to Make - Wed PM

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LocationTyler State Park Office Classroom
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151Location Phone215-968-3609CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionReuse - Recycle - Rejoice This month we will make torn paper collage cards and earth friendly presents for you to give to someone you love: pinecone bird feeders (no peanut butter) and paper pulp ornaments.

Pre-registration is a must because seating is limited! For ages 3- kindergarten with an adult. Please INCLUDE BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN in the registration count and let us know how many are adults in the notes section at the bottom the registration form. Please register your family only. If you have an organized group, please contact me to schedule a program for your group.




ContactsBonnie TobinContact Emailbtobin@state.pa.usContact Phone215-968-3609ActivitiesChildren's Programs[Click Here To Register For Tiny Tots - Earth Friendly Gifts to Make - Wed PM - 10 Openings Available]

Thursday

December

11

2014

DiscoverE: Hide-N'-Seekers Whoooo's There?

DiscoverE: Hide-N'-Seekers Whoooo's There?

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LocationNescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole RoadCityDrumsStatePAZip Code18222Location Phone570-403-2006CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin us for a 3-part series to get pre-schoolers outside and learning about our natural world! Each session includes stories, activities, and crafts. Children should be dress to be both inside & out. Ages 3-6. To register, call 570-403-2006. Cost is $5.00 per session or $10.00 for all three. Participants who attend all three sessions will earn their DiscoverE Hide-n'-Seekers Badge!ActivitiesChildren's Programs

Thursday

December

11

2014

Evening Fireside Talk - Reindeer and White-tailed Deer

Evening Fireside Talk - Reindeer and White-tailed Deer

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionWhat are the difference between a reindeer and white-tailed deer? Learn about their adaptations with quizzes, fun games and hands-on activities. this family friendly program will take place inside the Rotary Pavilion on Presque Isle State Park on December 10 from 7 PM - 8:30 PM. An indoor fire and hot beverages will provide warmth and feel free to bring a blanket and your favorite mug! Registration is recommended. Fee is $3.00 per person. Payment in advance is recommended or you may pay at the door with exact change or check. Program may be cancelled or modified at discretion of park staff.Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesOther

Thursday

December

11

2014

Hands-On Heritage Adult Learning Series: Christmas in Pennsylvania, Folk Practices in the Early Commonwealth

Hands-On Heritage Adult Learning Series: Christmas in Pennsylvania, Folk Practices in the Early Commonwealth

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LocationTyler State Park
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionBy request, we are doing fun and interactive programs for grownups! Sorry, kids, this one is for Mom (or Dad or Grandmom or… ) This series will preview on December 11. Then we’ll begin again in February - every third Thursday through May.

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. Coffee and bagels for this program generously donated by Einstein Bros. Bagels :) Thank you, Einstein Bros!

December 11:
What: This month, we will discuss the many colorful folk culture practices related to the holiday season. Our take home will be wreaths of pine and natural materials.
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/product/december-heritage-class (link active below). For other methods of payment, please contact btobin@pa.gov.SponsorsThankful Sage Farm School and Einstein Brothers BagelsMore Infohttp://www.thankfulsagefarmschool.com/product/december-heritage-class and http://www.einsteinbros.com/ActivitiesHistory ProgramsLectures/SeminarsThis session is full. More sessions will be coming in February - May. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list in case of cancellations, please email btobin@pa.gov

Thursday

December

11

2014

NATURAL ORNAMENTS

NATURAL ORNAMENTS

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LocationR.B. Winter State Park
17215 Buffalo RoadCityMifflinburgStatePAZip Code17844-9656CountyUnionRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionUse pinecones, leaves, and other natural materials to create holiday ornaments for your home. Please bring your imagination! This program is suitable for anyone over the age of 5. Kids ages 5 to 12 will require the help of adults with glue guns and such. Pre-registration is required, please call R. B. Winter State Park at (570) 966-1455 to register.
Please have which date you would prefer in mind when you call. Donations of natural materials (cones, dried flowers, sturdy seed pods, etc.) are gratefully accepted.
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Friday

December

12

2014

Friday Family Films

Friday Family Films

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionBring your family along to Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center for a craft activity and movie night. We’ll be screening "Bears of the Last Frontier: The Road North" from PBS’ Nature series this month. Craft time starts at 6:30pm and the movie starts promptly at 7:00pm. Please register as supplies and seating are limited.ContactsLauren ForsterContact Emaillaforster@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesMovie[Click Here To Register For Friday Family Films - 21 Openings Available]

Saturday

December

13

2014

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.

Saturday

December

13

2014

Holiday Open House

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast Rd.CityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJacobsburg Environmental Education Center is hosting a holiday open house at the visitor center featuring crafts, games and refreshments. Bring your family along to enjoy the holiday festivities!

The Jacobsburg Historical Society will be hosting ‘Christmas at Boulton’ concurrently. We encourage you to visit both events by taking part in a natural history walk along the Homestead Trail with educator Rick Wiltraut at 1:00 p.m. The walk will lead you to the Boulton Historic District where you can take part in additional festivities before walking back to the visitor center at 3:00pm with a Jacobsburg historian who will highlight the cultural history along the Henrys Woods Trail.ContactsLauren ForsterContact Emaillaforster@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsHistory ProgramsInterpretive WalksOpen House

Saturday

December

13

2014

Home "Made" for the Holidays

Home "Made" for the Holidays

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LocationLackawanna State Park
1839 Abington RdCityNorth Abington TownshipStatePAZip Code18414-9785Location Phone570-945-7110CountyLackawannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionStop by the Environmental Learning Center with family and friends to create a Home-made Holiday tree ornament using natural materials. A variety of items like pine cones, milk weed pods, and teasel will be available to let your "natural" creativity come through. Come in anytime between 10 & 3. Bring along something to take home your creations. Examples will be on display to inspire you. All materials will be supplied. Call 570-945-7110 for more info.
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Saturday

December

13

2014

NATURAL ORNAMENTS

NATURAL ORNAMENTS

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LocationR.B. Winter State Park
17215 Buffalo RoadCityMifflinburgStatePAZip Code17844-9656CountyUnionRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionUse pinecones, leaves, and other natural materials to create holiday ornaments for your home. Please bring your imagination! This program is suitable for anyone over the age of 5. Kids ages 5 to 12 will require the help of adults with glue guns and such. Pre-registration is required, please call R. B. Winter State Park at (570) 966-1455 to register.
Please have which date you would prefer in mind when you call. Donations of natural materials (cones, dried flowers, sturdy seed pods, etc.) are gratefully accepted.
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Saturday

December

13

2014

PENNSYLVANIA’S BOBCATS

PENNSYLVANIA’S BOBCATS

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionLearn about this fascinating feline in an informative Powerpoint presentation. Concepts will include the bobcat’s history, evolution, relationship to the Canadian Lynx, habitat, adaptability, ecology, and conservation status. Following the program several mounted bobcat specimens will be available to examine and bobcat “track- tracing” will be available. Program is at 1:00 p.m. in the Discovery Room.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Saturday

December

13

2014

Snowflake 5K Run/Walk

Snowflake 5K Run/Walk

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionOne of various running and/or walking events held at Presque Isle State Park each year by the Erie Runners Club.SponsorsErie Runners ClubContactsDan AlbaughContact Emaildana@erie-runnersclub.orgMore Infohttp://www.erie-runnersclub.orgActivitiesOther

Sunday

December

14

2014

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.

Sunday

December

14

2014

Holiday Open Hike

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LocationKings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Rd.CityCarlisleStatePAZip Code17015-9306CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin our education staff as we hike the trails around the mansion and explore the scenic views from the top of the mountain. The hike will be a leisurely paced 1.5 mile tour ending at the Cameron-Masland Mansion just in time for the Holiday Open House event. The hike includes one moderate hill. Waterproof footwear suggested and trekking poles will be available for use. Meet at the MansionContact Emailkingsgapsp@pa.govContact Phone717-486-3799ActivitiesHiking and Walking

Sunday

December

14

2014

Holiday Open House

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LocationKings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Rd.CityCarlisleStatePAZip Code17015-9306CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy this opportunity to explore the Cameron-Masland Mansion, a gracious mountain stone villa built in 1908 as a summer home. Take a self-guided tour of both floors of the Mansion in seasonal decor. Snack on light refreshments, and listen to live music wafting through the historic building. All ages are welcome to attend this FREE event.Contact Emailkingsgapsp@pa.govContact Phone717-486-3799ActivitiesHistory ProgramsMusicOpen HouseSpecial Events

Sunday

December

14

2014

Skywatch

Skywatch

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionBundle up for this pre-winter skywatch! We'll be keeping an eye out for the Geminids meteor shower tonight, as well as checking out some of the early winter constellations. Stop by for a few minutes, or stay the whole time. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Meet at Headache Hill.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsStargazing

Monday

December

15

2014

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

December

15

2014

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.

Wednesday

December

17

2014

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, so please dress for the temperature and bring a blanket or folding chair to sit on. In case of rain this program will be cancelled.

Wednesday

December

17

2014

Little Buffalo Christmas Trail

Little Buffalo Christmas Trail

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Meet Santa in the woods and enjoy the thousands of lights and holiday displays located along this quarter mile trail in the park's East Picnic Area. Enjoy live music at the stage, and hot chocolate and cookies sold by local 4H groups in the warming hut. This is a free program and flashlights are helpful for some areas of the trail. Musical Performances: Weds. Dec. 17 Carson Long Glee Club & DJ Mark Walker Thurs. Dec 18 West Perry Show Choir Fri. Dec 19 Newport Innovations Sat. Dec 20 DJ John Licon Sun. Dec. 21 Four Saxaphones and a Trombone *** The Tues. Dec. 23 performance by the Moore Fiddlers is cancelled ***

Thursday

December

18

2014

3MJC Meeting: Ornaments from the Outdoors

3MJC Meeting: Ornaments from the Outdoors

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Learn how to turn weeds to wonders from Brandi Miller-Parrish of Jennings' staff. Participants will make natural holiday ornaments to take home. The public is welcome to 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.

Friday

December

19

2014

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! Pre-registration is requested and can be done 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

December

19

2014

Presque Isle After Dark

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Explore Presque Isle State Park in the dark on December 19 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Meet at the Presque Isle Lighthouse parking lot for a 2.5 mile hike on the interior trails while learning about the park and its inhabitants. Please dress for the weather, no fee or registration required. Program is subject to modification or cancellation at the discretion of park staff.

Saturday

December

20

2014

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.

Saturday

December

20

2014

Beach Glass Ornament for Kids

Beach Glass Ornament for Kids

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Discover beach glass with a park naturalist on December 20, 2014 at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center on Presque Isle State Park from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. First learn the natural processes involved in creating beach glass, and then craft your own pine cone beach glass ornament! All materials provided. Fee is $4.00 per child, pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Payments can be made by phone or in person at the Park Office, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM. (Payment is non-refundable). Registration is limited to 30 participants. Program may be cancelled or modified at discretion of park staff.

Saturday

December

20

2014

Christmas Bird Count

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Jennings will provide an observation station for the annual Butler County Christmas Bird Count. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend this free and informal session. Jennings staff and observers from the Bartramian Audubon Society will be on hand to explain observing and recording procedures and to help identify birds seen at the outdoor feeders. This is an ideal way to learn about National Audubon's original citizen science project, to assist in gathering important data about bird population and migration trends, and to increase birding skills. In addition, there’s the possibility of seeing some uncommon bird migrants, as they travel from further north.

Saturday

December

20

2014

Non-Native Decorations

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Presque Isle manages non-native species in many ways. Oriental bitter sweet is an invasive vine that can be damaging to natives. Learn more about invasive plants and ways to utilize them without spreading them. Decorating with these natural items can be a green way to use the material and celebrate your holiday. Join a park naturalist on December 20 at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Room 112 to make a natural wreath and/or a dream catcher. All materials provided such as grape vines, oriental bitter sweet, pine cones and more. $15.00 per person, must pre-pay and pre-register by December 12 by call the TREC at 814-833-7424. Program is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Saturday

December

20

2014

OUR AMAZING ELK

OUR AMAZING ELK

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Elk possess amazing physical and behavioral adaptations to help them survive, especially during the harsh winter seasons. From the position of their eyes, the length of their legs, all the way back to their trademark “wapiti”, elk have adapted over time to survive and thrive in many areas and seasons. As we discuss these adaptations and traits you will come to appreciate this amazing creature even more. Program is at 1:00 p.m. in the Discovery Room.

Saturday

December

20

2014

Snowflake Science

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Explore the science behind snowflakes, then make a snowflake craft to take home. All ages are welcome! "Snowflake Science" is part of our Welcome Winter Celebration--enjoy some hot cider and cookies while you're here! This program will be held in the park office conference room which can be accessed at the rear of the building.

Saturday

December

20

2014

Tracks in the Snow

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Find out how to ID common animal tracks, and learn some of the secrets tracks can tell. Test your new skills by playing animal tracks BINGO, and make a track booklet to take home! "Tracks in the Snow" is part of our Welcome Winter Celebration--enjoy some hot cider and cookies while you're here! This program will be held in the park office conference room which can be accessed at the rear of the building.

Saturday

December

20

2014

Venture Outdoors: Wonderland Hike

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Get out of the city and enter into the winter wonderland of the Laurel Highlands! We're going to escape the rush of the holiday season and enjoy a hike through the peaceful woods of Laurel Hill State Park. A grove of old-growth Hemlocks, a serene lake, and plenty of woodland creatures await! * REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please contact Venture Outdoors for more details: https://www.ventureoutdoors.org Level Of Difficulty: Moderate. Program Cost: $12.00 (Members Pay: $8.00)

Saturday

December

20

2014

Who's Sleeping While We're Celebrating?

Who's Sleeping While We're Celebrating?

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Think you're ready for a long winter's nap? Some animals are! Discover how bears, groundhogs, bats, and other PA animals make it through the cold holiday season in this slideshow program. "Who's Sleeping" is part of our Welcome Winter Celebration--enjoy some hot cider and cookies while you're here! This program will be held in the park office conference room which can be accessed at the rear of the building.

Sunday

December

21

2014

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.

Sunday

December

21

2014

Frozen in the Forest

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Tails and Trails - Frozen in the Forest! Learn about the science of snowflakes. Wear your favorite Frozen T-shirt or costume (optional) Seasonal story followed by trail exploration and craft. Great activities for families and scout groups. Registration is required.

Sunday

December

21

2014

Hickory Run State Park Hike

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7.5 Moderate miles. Bring lunch and a water. Meet at the Mountain Top Fire Company back lot. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club.

Sunday

December

21

2014

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.

Monday

December

22

2014

HideNSeekers Camp ages 4&5

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HideNSeekers is a student day camp for ages 4&5. Pre-Registration and payment is required. Call or email the Center for student registration forms and payment information. Cost is $12 per student, includes both sessions.

Monday

December

22

2014

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

December

22

2014

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

December

23

2014

Outdoor Explorers Camp ages 6 to 8

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Outdoor Explorers 2 day Camp, Tuesday December 23 & 30 is a student camp for ages 6 to 8. Pre-Registration and payment is required. Call or email the Center for student registration forms and payment information. Cost is $12 per student, includes both sessions.

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December

23

2014

Penns Adventurers Camp ages 9 to 13

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Penns Adventures 2 day Camp, Tuesday December 23 & 30 is a student camp for ages 9 to 13. Pre-Registration and payment is required. Call or email the Center for student registration forms and payment information. Cost is $12 per student, includes both sessions.

Wednesday

December

24

2014

Outdoor Explorers Camp ages 6 to 8

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Outdoor Explorers 2 day Camp, Tuesday December 23 & 30 is a student camp for ages 6 to 8. Pre-Registration and payment is required. Call or email the Center for student registration forms and payment information. Cost is $12 per student, includes both sessions.

Wednesday

December

24

2014

Penns Adventurers Camp ages 9 to 13

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Penns Adventures 2 day Camp, Tuesday December 23 & 30 is a student camp for ages 9 to 13. Pre-Registration and payment is required. Call or email the Center for student registration forms and payment information. Cost is $12 per student, includes both sessions.

Thursday

December

25

2014

Outdoor Explorers Camp ages 6 to 8

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Outdoor Explorers 2 day Camp, Tuesday December 23 & 30 is a student camp for ages 6 to 8. Pre-Registration and payment is required. Call or email the Center for student registration forms and payment information. Cost is $12 per student, includes both sessions.

Thursday

December

25

2014

Penns Adventurers Camp ages 9 to 13

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Penns Adventures 2 day Camp, Tuesday December 23 & 30 is a student camp for ages 9 to 13. Pre-Registration and payment is required. Call or email the Center for student registration forms and payment information. Cost is $12 per student, includes both sessions.

Friday

December

26

2014

Christmas Bird Count

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Have the opportunity to take part in a nation wide event! Assist the park naturalist during the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, as you help collect important avian data! This program will consist of feeder watching, species identification, and counting species numbers, all within the comfort of the ELC! Bird identification books, binoculars, and spotting scopes will be provided! Meet at the Environmental Learning Center 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Friday

December

26

2014

Holiday Hike!

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Take some time during your Holiday break to accompany the naturalist for a wild winter walk! Work off the cookie calories while meandering around the local trails to explore what the afternoon brings. Natural history topics from animal tracks to dried winter wildflowers may be discussed. (Participants will be walking at least a mile on uneven surfaces.) Meet at the Environmental Learning Center 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Friday

December

26

2014

Outdoor Explorers Camp ages 6 to 8

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Outdoor Explorers 2 day Camp, Tuesday December 23 & 30 is a student camp for ages 6 to 8. Pre-Registration and payment is required. Call or email the Center for student registration forms and payment information. Cost is $12 per student, includes both sessions.

Friday

December

26

2014

Penns Adventurers Camp ages 9 to 13

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Penns Adventures 2 day Camp, Tuesday December 23 & 30 is a student camp for ages 9 to 13. Pre-Registration and payment is required. Call or email the Center for student registration forms and payment information. Cost is $12 per student, includes both sessions.

Saturday

December

27

2014

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.

Saturday

December

27

2014

Outdoor Explorers Camp ages 6 to 8

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Outdoor Explorers 2 day Camp, Tuesday December 23 & 30 is a student camp for ages 6 to 8. Pre-Registration and payment is required. Call or email the Center for student registration forms and payment information. Cost is $12 per student, includes both sessions.

Saturday

December

27

2014

Penns Adventurers Camp ages 9 to 13

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Penns Adventures 2 day Camp, Tuesday December 23 & 30 is a student camp for ages 9 to 13. Pre-Registration and payment is required. Call or email the Center for student registration forms and payment information. Cost is $12 per student, includes both sessions.

Saturday

December

27

2014

RABBITS AND HARES OF PENNSYLVANIA

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Do you know the difference between rabbits and hares? Do you know there is more than one kind of Cottontail Rabbit? Can you name three other PA mammals in addition to the Snowshoe Hare that also turn white in winter? Learn all this and much more as you enjoy an informative slideshow on “Rabbits and Hares in Pennsylvania”. Rabbit and Hare coloring sheets will also be available for the children to enjoy! Program is at 1:00 p.m. in the Discovery Room.

Sunday

December

28

2014

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.

Sunday

December

28

2014

Family Snowshoe

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Bring the family to Presque Isle for an introduction to snowshoeing. Meet at the Rotary Pavilion on Sunday, December 28, 2014 from 1 PM - 2:30 PM. Indoor instruction followed by outdoor games and a nature walk on snowshoes. Participants are welcome to bring their own snowshoes or borrow a pari from the park. Wear boots and dress for outdoor activity. Equipment is limited, pre-register by December 26. Program is subect to modification or cancellation at the discretion of park staff.

Sunday

December

28

2014

Outdoor Explorers Camp ages 6 to 8

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Outdoor Explorers 2 day Camp, Tuesday December 23 & 30 is a student camp for ages 6 to 8. Pre-Registration and payment is required. Call or email the Center for student registration forms and payment information. Cost is $12 per student, includes both sessions.

Sunday

December

28

2014

Penns Adventurers Camp ages 9 to 13

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Penns Adventures 2 day Camp, Tuesday December 23 & 30 is a student camp for ages 9 to 13. Pre-Registration and payment is required. Call or email the Center for student registration forms and payment information. Cost is $12 per student, includes both sessions.

Monday

December

29

2014

Annual Winter Bird Count

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Join us to participate in this citizen science activity to count bird populations at the Center. Hike trails to record bird species seen and heard. Meet in Mansion Living Room at 9:00 AM.

Monday

December

29

2014

Annual Winter Owl Count

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Join us to participate in this citizen science activity to count owl populations at the Center. Any owl species seen or heard get included in our annual winter bird count numbers. Hike trails to see WHO is around. Meet in McConnell Hall at 6:00 PM.

Monday

December

29

2014

HideNSeekers Camp ages 4&5

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HideNSeekers is a student day camp for ages 4&5. Pre-Registration and payment is required. Call or email the Center for student registration forms and payment information. Cost is $12 per student, includes both sessions.

Monday

December

29

2014

Outdoor Explorers Camp ages 6 to 8

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Outdoor Explorers 2 day Camp, Tuesday December 23 & 30 is a student camp for ages 6 to 8. Pre-Registration and payment is required. Call or email the Center for student registration forms and payment information. Cost is $12 per student, includes both sessions.

Monday

December

29

2014

Penns Adventurers Camp ages 9 to 13

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Penns Adventures 2 day Camp, Tuesday December 23 & 30 is a student camp for ages 9 to 13. Pre-Registration and payment is required. Call or email the Center for student registration forms and payment information. Cost is $12 per student, includes both sessions.

Monday

December

29

2014

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

December

29

2014

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

December

30

2014

Outdoor Explorers Camp ages 6 to 8

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Outdoor Explorers 2 day Camp, Tuesday December 23 & 30 is a student camp for ages 6 to 8. Pre-Registration and payment is required. Call or email the Center for student registration forms and payment information. Cost is $12 per student, includes both sessions.

Tuesday

December

30

2014

Penns Adventurers Camp ages 9 to 13

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Penns Adventures 2 day Camp, Tuesday December 23 & 30 is a student camp for ages 9 to 13. Pre-Registration and payment is required. Call or email the Center for student registration forms and payment information. Cost is $12 per student, includes both sessions.

Wednesday

December

31

2014

New Years Eve Kids Hike

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Bring the kids out to Presque Isle State Park on December 31 for a winter hike. Meet at the Gull Point Trailhead for an up to 3-mile hike. Activity will be determined by weather conditions. If snow is present we will have a snowshoe hike, if there is no snow it will be a regular hike. Geocaching will be part of the hike. You may rent from the concession at Shelter #1 or bring your own. Registration is required and is limite to 30 particpants, children must be accompanied by an adult. Program is subject to modification or cancellation at the discretion of park staff.

Thursday

January

01

2015

1st Day Hike

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Enjoy a 2 mile hike on the Star Mill Trail. This is a mostly flat trail that borders the lake for about half of the hike. Find out some interesting facts about Black Moshannon State Park. Meet at Boat Launch #4 on Beaver Road. A limited number of snowshoes will be available if conditions allow.

Thursday

January

01

2015

5K Fun Run

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For those with a bit more energy or that want to push themselves a bit more on New Year’s Day, there will be a 5K Fun Run starting and ending at the beach parking area and led by members of the Tyoga Running Club. Multiple pace options (and multiple leaders) make this a great opportunity for novice runners and even more conditioned athletes. This is not a timed event and is intended for personal challenge / fitness only. Dress for the weather. Free. Meet at the beach area parking. 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 the “Like” Step Outdoors Tioga County on Facebook.

Thursday

January

01

2015

ERC New Year's Day 5M 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

Thursday

January

01

2015

First Day Hike

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Come ring in the New Year with a hike through the winter lanscape of Canoe Creek. Best to show up early and fortify yourself with a warm beverage provided by the Friends of Canoe Creek. Learn about the winter adapations that allow critters to survive in the freezing temps, then return to the Wentz Education Center for some 9toasty warm) treats to shake off the chill.

Thursday

January

01

2015

First Day Hike

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Meet at 10:00 AM at the main parking area near the wooden bridge at Nescopeck State Park. Join DCNR Conservation Volunteer Karen Cleveland for this 4.5 mile hike along the beautiful Creekside and Woodland Way Trails. Dress appropriately and bring along water and a snack if you like. Sturdy footwear is recommended. No registration is required.

Thursday

January

01

2015

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Meet DCNR Volunteer Ian Plane at the West Launch parking lot for a 3-4 mile, moderately easy hike on the trails of Marsh Creek. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy hiking shoes. This event may be cancelled in the event of severe weather. Click here for a map of Marsh Creek’s West Side, which is located off of North Reeds and Lyndell Roads: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/ucmprd1/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_003692.pdf.

Thursday

January

01

2015

First Day Hike

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Join us on the 1st hike of the new year as we traverse the CCC Trail and learn a little about the park’s history. It's about a 2-mile trek over easy terrain. If there is significant snow, this will become a snowshoe hike - we'll supply the snowshoes. This hike is a part of a national campaign of 1st Day Hikes across the country to promote healthy lifestyles and year-round use of America's state parks.

Thursday

January

01

2015

First Day Hike

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Start the New Year off on the right foot. Join Nolde staff for the First Day Hike. Seasonal points of interest will be included in the hike/walk. Join the hike that suits you: Easy or Medium difficulty 1 or 2 miles. Meet at McConnell Hall

Thursday

January

01

2015

First Day Hike

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During this hectic time of year, take a few hours to relax and get some exercise walking through the various habitat zones within this scenic area at the edge of the Lehigh Gorge. Dress appropriately for this 3-mile hike, and bring water, a snack, and binoculars if you have them. This program is in conjunction with the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. Register by calling 570-474-5884.

Thursday

January

01

2015

First Day Hike

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Enjoy a 2 mile hike on the Star Mill Trail. This is a mostly flat trail that borders the lake for about half of the hike. Find out some interesting facts about Black Moshannon State Park. Meet at Boat Launch #4 on Beaver Road. A limited number of snowshoes will be available if conditions allow.

Thursday

January

01

2015

First Day Hike

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Butler Outdoor Club (BOC) annual First Day Hike will meet at 1:00 pm at the Moraine State Park bike rental parking lot on North Shore and hike out and back along the NCT in the direction of the Link Road shelters. Hike length is slated to be 4-5 miles long but participants may execute a shorter hike by turning back and returning to the bike rental earlier.

Thursday

January

01

2015

First Day Hike

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Get out and get hiking on the first day of 2015! Join center educator Lauren Forster for a 2 mile interpretive hike on moderate terrain at Jacobsburg. We will explore the old growth forest of Henrys Woods. The hike will leave at 1 PM from the flag pole in front of the visitor center at 400 Belfast Road. Bring comfortable hiking shoes, a water bottle, and wear layers. To register, contact Lauren Forster at laforster@pa.gov or 610-746-2801 ext. 102.

Thursday

January

01

2015

First Day Hike

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Get out and get hiking on the first day of 2015! Join center educator Lauren Forster for a 2 mile interpretive hike on moderate terrain at Jacobsburg. We will explore the old growth forest of Henrys Woods. The hike will leave at 10 AM from the flag pole in front of the visitor center at 400 Belfast Road. Bring comfortable hiking shoes, a water bottle, and wear layers. To register, contact Lauren Forster at laforster@pa.gov or 610-746-2801 ext. 102.

Thursday

January

01

2015

First Day Hike

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Resolve to start the new year on the right foot with an easy 2.0 mile hike on fairly level trails in the Pine Plantation. Learn about the park’s trail system and more hiking opportunities throughout the coming year. Waterproof footwear is recommended. Trekking poles will be available to use. Meet in the Pine Plantation parking lot.

Thursday

January

01

2015

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Join us for our first hike of the New Year! This 1-mile loop hike on Deer & Forest Trails covers fairly easy terrain, but sturdy shoes are recommended. Please dress for the weather. Meet at the Point Trailhead parking lot.

Thursday

January

01

2015

First Day Hike

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Kick off the New Year and 2015 with an easy to moderate walk at Pinchot Park. Led by the park naturalist and Friends of Pinchot volunteers, we will walk approximately 1.5 miles in the Conewago Day Use area. Don’t miss this opportunity to keep those New Year resolutions to get more exercise and spend quality time outdoors! This is a free program, and pre-registration is not required, but highly encouraged. 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! Hot apple cider and snacks will be available after the hike. Bring your own water bottle and/or snacks as desired.

Thursday

January

01

2015

First Day Hike

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Meet DCNR Volunteer Clyde Godschall at the West Launch of Hopewell Lake for a 3-mile hike around Hopewell Lake and into the Hopewell Furnace. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Your leashed, vaccinated pet is welcome on this hike. This event may be cancelled in the event of severe weather.

Thursday

January

01

2015

First Day Hike

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Kick off the New Year with a brisk walk on Jennings’ longest trail, Oakwoods. Led by Jennings staff, and covering approximately 2 miles, we’ll traverse varied terrain and visit several different habitats, including the prairie, the forest, and a beaver meadow wetland. Don’t miss this opportunity to keep those resolutions you’ll be making to get more exercise and spend quality time outdoors! This is a free program, and pre-registration is not required. Meet the group at the parking lot at the prairie trails area of the park in time to begin promptly at 1:00. 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.

Thursday

January

01

2015

First Day Hike

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Want to try something different for New Years? Join staff from Raccoon Creek and the Friends of Raccoon Creeks Hiking Club and be the first in State Parks to bring in the New Year. We’ll start out shortly after 11:00pm New Years Eve for a hike through the Park and stop at an overlook to count down the new year. We’ll then hike back and head indoors for snacks, warm drinks and a warm fire. Depending on snow conditions the hike will range between 1 and 2 miles over moderate to steep terrain, snowshoes will be provided if needed. Please dress appropriately for the weather and for hiking at night. Limited enrollment. Pre-registration required on-line. Details and directions will be emailed to those registered the week before the event. For questions contact the park at 724-899-3611 or paadams@pa.gov

Thursday

January

01

2015

First Day Hike - Bowman's Hill

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First day hikes are happening in parks all across the country on January 1. Last year over 28,000 people in all 50 states participated. Get those resolutions rolling and welcome the New Year with a short afternoon stroll on the Delaware Canal Towpath. The First Day Hike at Delaware Canal State Park will take place near New Hope. The walk will be on level towpath terrain. This hike will be 2 - 4 miles long, starting in the lower parking lot of Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, River Rd. (PA-32), and heading 1 - 2 miles north on the Delaware Canal towpath toward New Hope and back. All ages and abilities are welcome. We hope to see you there.

Thursday

January

01

2015

First Day Hike / Snowshoe

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Start out on the right foot in 2015 with a short hike, exploring nature in winter at Hills Creek. This slow-paced, family-oriented hike will be less than 1.5 miles in length. In the event of significant snow cover snowshoes are advised, however, limited equipment will be available as well. Dress for the weather. Come early or stay late - the sledding hill is nearby or you can explore more trails at your own pace. Meet at the beach area parking. 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 the “Like” Step Outdoors Tioga County on Facebook.

Thursday

January

01

2015

First Day Hike!

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Start 2015 by completing your new year’s resolution- getting out and exercising! Start a new tradition and celebrate the beginning of the new year by experiencing a fun and refreshing hike within Bald Eagle State Park. Don’t let the cold stop you! Join us on this healthy adventure to meet the other hardy creatures that are enduring the cold. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center before driving to the trail head. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

Thursday

January

01

2015

First Day Walk 2015

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Meet at the Ranger Station on Presque Isle State Park on January 1, 2015 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. This is the first walk in the New Year's Resolution Walk Series. We 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. Program may be cancelled or modified at discretion of park staff.

Thursday

January

01

2015

First Night - First Light

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The dam will be lit up with over 500 luminaries to help celebrate a new year of appreciating the park. Luminary balloons will also be released across the lake (or ice). Bundle up and join us for this spectacular visual event - and get your free tickets for the upcoming ICE-O-RAMA. Sponsored by the Friends of Lyman Run.
(event will be postponed to Jan 2 if the weather is poor on the 1st)

Thursday

January

01

2015

Get Out! Get Healthy! Snowshoe Hike

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Let’s start the New Year off on a healthy foot and enjoy an approximately 2 mile walk on a Pymatuning trail. Join people across the US as we start the New Year with First Day Hikes. We will incorporate birding and winter plant id in our walk. A limited number of snowshoes are available to borrow from the park or you may bring your own snowshoes. You must register to reserve snowshoes. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. No snow! We will still walk. Bring your binoculars and dress for the weather! Please contact the Park Office 724-932-3142 to register and reserve snowshoes.

Thursday

January

01

2015

Last Night Hike

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Ring in the new year with us! We will meet at the Sugarloaf warming hut at 11:00pm and hike our way into the New Year. We will provide snowshoes if there is snow. This program requires pre-registration. To register or with questions email bawallace@pa.gov or call 724-329-0986.

Thursday

January

01

2015

Wildlife Resolutions

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Want to make some changes to help wildlife in the New Year? Come learn about things you can do to promote wildlife on your property and beyond! Meet at the park office conference room, which can be accessed at the rear of the building.

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