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Tuesday

April

01

2014

Hide-N-Seekers: Nature's ABCs

Hide-N-Seekers: Nature's ABCs

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LocationNockamixon State Park
Education Center
1542 Mountain View Dr.CityQuakertownStatePAZip Code18951-5732Location Phone215-529-7307CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionCome enjoy the park this spring with your 3-5 year old! Each session will have outdoor discovery, games, craft, stories and fun! Pre-registration is required. There is no fee for this program, but donations are appreciated. **Please only register for the number of children attending the program.**

A is for ash tree, B is for beaver, C is for chickadee! In this program we'll explore nature by using our ABCs!ActivitiesDiscoverEChildren's Programs[Click Here To Register For Hide-N-Seekers: Nature's ABCs - 8 Openings Available]

Wednesday

April

02

2014

Morning Bird Walk

Morning Bird Walk

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionRise and shine! Over 100 species of birds have been recorded at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center. Amateur birdwatchers will improve their skills at identifying birds by sight and sound during this early morning hike led by center educator Andy Fedor. Intermediate and experienced birders will also enjoy these walks. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your binoculars and favorite field guide. The hikes will be hosted every other Wednesday from April 2nd through May 28th excluding April 30th. A limited number of binoculars and field guides will be available to borrow.ContactsAndy FedorContact Emailanfedor@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/BirdingRegistration for Morning Bird Walk is closed.

Wednesday

April

02

2014

Spring Home School Day!

Spring Home School Day!

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionBald Eagle State Park is partnering with Penn State Students to create another day of excitement and learning at the Park! The day is currently being planned and coordinated by a Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Management Class. The class will provide various stations and learning opportunities for your curious students ages. More information will be provided as the date approaches or call the ELC at 814-625-9369.
Rain Date: Friday, April 4, 2014.
ActivitiesHomeschool Program

Wednesday

April

02

2014

Summer League Disc Golf/Wednesdays

Summer League Disc Golf/Wednesdays

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LocationTyler State Park
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionThis event is not organized by Tyler State Park staff.

Please contact the event organizer or view the event website for more information.

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SponsorsBucks County Disc GolfContact Emailpresident@bcdga.comMore Infohttp://www.bcdga.comActivitiesDisc GolfThis event is not organized by Tyler State Park staff. Please contact the event organizer or view the event website for more information.

Wednesday

April

02

2014

Wednesday Hike for the Work Weary

Wednesday Hike for the Work Weary

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

Thursday

April

03

2014

Day of Caring Park Cleanup

Day of Caring Park Cleanup

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LocationNockamixon State Park
1542 Mountain View Dr.CityQuakertownStatePAZip Code18951-5732CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionThe Friends group has teamed up with Central Bucks High School's Day of Caring program to start eh 2014 spring cleanup at the park. They will be meeting at Lot 12 to start their cleanup. Please bring gloves and safety glasses & vests if you have them. Contact Mike Quinn at mquinn52@verizon.net if you'd like to help that day.SponsorsFriends of Nockamixon State ParkContactsMike QuinnContact Emailmquinn52@verizon.netActivitiesVolunteersVolunteer Work Day

Thursday

April

03

2014

FULL - Tiny Tots - Wonderful Worms - Thurs AM

FULL - Tiny Tots - Wonderful Worms - Thurs AM

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LocationMeet in at Office/Classroom
Tyler State Park
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151Location Phone215-968-3609CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionIn this program for ages 3- kindergarten (with parents), we will meet some of our best friends in the garden - WORMS! We'll investigate how worms look and move and we'll plant some seeds for our own home gardens!

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 only your family and maybe one other. These are public programs for individual families. If you have an organized group, please contact me; we can schedule a program just for you!


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.

Thursday

April

03

2014

Growing Up Wild

Growing Up Wild

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

Thursday

April

03

2014

Homeschool CSI – Project BudBurst

Homeschool CSI – Project BudBurst

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LocationJennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd.CitySlippery RockStatePAZip Code16057-5023Location Phone724-794-6011CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionYou can contribute to a better understanding of changing climates by observing and reporting seasonal changes in your local plants as part of Project BudBurst. Families will learn together about how and why scientists study “phenology” and about the amazing stories plants can tell. The program is designed for students age 5 or older, with families working as teams, though younger and older students may work separately on some of the activities. Cost of the program is $3.00 per person (maximum $12.00 per family). Please register* and pre-pay no later than March 28th by phone (724-794-6011) or online at www.dcnr.state.pa.us/calendar. (*To help with our planning, indicate the number of adults and number of children, with their ages, in the “Notes” section when registering.)ActivitiesHomeschool ProgramRegistration for this program is now closed. Please contact Jennings Center at 724-704-6011 for more information, or to be placed on a waiting list in case space becomes available.

Thursday

April

03

2014

Pennsylvania Amphibians & Reptiles - A K-12 Teacher’s Guide for Activities in the Classroom

Pennsylvania Amphibians & Reptiles - A K-12 Teacher’s Guide for Activities in the Classroom

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionThursday April 3rd 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday April 4th 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join the staff at Jacobsburg for Pennsylvania Amphibians & Reptiles Educator’s Workshop to learn about great classroom activities and resources specific to Pennsylvania amphibians and reptiles, or herptiles. Learn about adaptations, how to identify herptiles, human interactions with herptiles and go on a field trip to visit a vernal pool!

This two day workshop is designed to assist Pennsylvania educators in teaching concepts from the standards in the Ecology and Environment and Science and Technology subject areas. Act 48 hours available for a fee of $10.00. This training is free for those who don't wish to receive hours for Act 48.ContactsAndy FedorContact Emailanfedor@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesWorkshopRegistration for Pennsylvania Amphibians & Reptiles - A K-12 Teacher’s Guide for Activities in the Classroom is closed.

Friday

April

04

2014

AM Matinee - Old Growth Forests Pennsylvania's Forgotten Giants

AM Matinee - Old Growth Forests Pennsylvania's Forgotten Giants

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LocationLittle Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park RoadCityNewportStatePAZip Code17074-9428Location Phone717-567-9255CountyPerryRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionMovie "Pennsylvania's old growth forests are among the most pristine places on earth. They are home to some of the of the world's largest and oldest tree- spectacular monuments of nature dating back to the 16th Century."ContactsBen Ranney, Park NaturalistContact Emailbranney@pa.govContact Phone717-567-9255ActivitiesMovie

Friday

April

04

2014

Hide-N-Seekers: Nature's ABCs

Hide-N-Seekers: Nature's ABCs

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LocationNockamixon State Park
Education Center
1542 Mountain View Dr.CityQuakertownStatePAZip Code18951-5732Location Phone215-529-7307CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionCome enjoy the park this spring with your 3-5 year old! Each session will have outdoor discovery, games, craft, stories and fun! Pre-registration is required. There is no fee for this program, but donations are appreciated. **Please only register for the number of children attending the program.**

A is for ash tree, B is for beaver, C is for chickadee! In this program we'll explore nature by using our ABCs!ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsDiscoverEThis session is full. Please call the Educatio Center to be placed on the waiting list.

Friday

April

04

2014

Outside the Window: Rain

Outside the Window: Rain

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionChildren ages 3-5 and an accompanying adult are invited to join us as we discover the wonders of the world "outside the window" from 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM at Presque Isle State Park. Explore the natural world with us through books, crafts, and outdoor activities. Please dress for outdoor exploration. Cost is $3 per child and registration is required. Class size is limited to 15 registrants. Participation in OTW qualifies for DiscoverE hours.ContactsPark OfficeContact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesChildren's Programs

Friday

April

04

2014

Stargazing

Stargazing

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LocationFort Washington State Park
Militia Hill section, parking lot #5CityFort WashingtonStatePAZip Code19034-2107Location Phone610-828-7276CountyMontgomeryRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionStargazing with volunteers from the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers near the observation deck in the Militia Hill section of the park. Please enter from Militia Hill Road and park in parking lot #5 near the deck.
Please register with Whitemarsh Township for this event at the information below.
This event will be canceled only if the moon will not be visible that night. Cancelation notification will be sent from Whitemarsh Township after 4:30 pm April 4th, 2014.SponsorsWhitemarsh TownshipContact Emailmail@whitemarshtwp.orgContact Phone610-828-7276More Infohttp://www.whitemarshtwp.org/services/parks/ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsStargazing[Click Here To Register For Stargazing]

Friday

April

04

2014

Tiny Tots - Wonderful Worms - Fri AM

Tiny Tots - Wonderful Worms - Fri AM

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Tyler State Park
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151Location Phone215-968-3609CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionIn this program for ages 3- kindergarten (with parents), we will meet some of our best friends in the garden - WORMS! We'll investigate how worms look and move and we'll plant some seeds for our own home gardens!

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 only your family and maybe one other. These are public programs for individual families. If you have an organized group, please contact me; we can schedule a program just for you!


ContactsBonnie TobinContact Emailbtobin@state.pa.usContact Phone215-968-3609ActivitiesChildren's Programs[Click Here To Register For Tiny Tots - Wonderful Worms - Fri AM - 2 Openings Available]

Friday

April

04

2014

Tiny Tots - Wonderful Worms - Friday PM

Tiny Tots - Wonderful Worms - Friday PM

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LocationMeet in at Office/Classroom
Tyler State Park
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151Location Phone215-968-3609CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionIn this program for ages 3- kindergarten (with parents), we will meet some of our best friends in the garden - WORMS! We'll investigate how worms look and move and we'll plant some seeds for our own home gardens!

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 only your family and maybe one other. These are public programs for individual families. If you have an organized group, please contact me; we can schedule a program just for you!


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.

Saturday

April

05

2014

Building Greener

Building Greener

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionBuildings consume almost half the energy used in the U.S., and have many other environmental impacts. If you’re thinking about renovating or building, think about reducing those impacts through your selection of materials. Confused about the best choices? This workshop will help you understand and evaluate “green” building materials and where to find them. Registration is requested for this free event.ActivitiesLectures/SeminarsLiving Green[Click Here To Register For Building Greener - 30 Openings Available]

Saturday

April

05

2014

Civil War Re-Enactment

Civil War Re-Enactment

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LocationNeshaminy State Park
3401 State RoadCityBensalemStatePAZip Code19020-5930Location Phone215-639-4538CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionActivities are open to the public Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the daily "Battles" Neshaminy State Park is sponsoring a Civil War living history weekend focused on The Overland Campaign 1864 (Battle of the Wilderness: May 5-7, 1864). There will be a host of Civil War programs throughout the day. Websites: www.Neshaminycwevent.org or www.28thpvi.net and the event time in 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day.Sponsors28th PVI, 1st ANV, Bensalem Historical Society, GAR Civil War Museum, and Delaware Valley CWRTContactsChuck Gilson, Executive ChairmanContact Emailcdgilson5@comcast.netContact Phone267-968-4809More Infohttp://www.28thpvi.netActivitiesHistory Programs

Saturday

April

05

2014

Early Spring Wildflower Walk

Early Spring Wildflower Walk

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LocationGifford Pinchot State Park
2200 Rosstown Rd.CityLewisberryStatePAZip Code17339-9787Location Phone717-432-5011CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionThe Friends of Pinchot State Park is sponsoring an Early Spring Wildflower Walk (ages 10 and up) on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 1:00pm. Wildflower enthusiast, Pat Sabold, will identify the spring blossoms and share tidbits of interest about them. Meet at Pavilion #2 (Sunnyside), located in the Conewago Day Use Area, off of Alpine Road. This easy to moderate walk will last about 1-1/2 hours. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring bottled water. For more information, contact the park office at (717) 432-5011 or email psaboldFOPSP@aol.com.
SponsorsFriends of Pinchot State ParkContactsPat SaboldContact EmailpsaboldFOPSP@aol.comMore Infohttp://www.friendsofpinchot.org/ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

Saturday

April

05

2014

Environmental Center Open House

Environmental Center Open House

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionStop in at the Environmental Learning Center to look around at various mounts and educational displays. The park naturalist will be on hand to talk, share general information
about Bald Eagle State Park, and answer your questions about Pennsylvania’s natural environment!ActivitiesOpen House

Saturday

April

05

2014

Fort Washington State Park 2014 Volunteer Day

Fort Washington State Park 2014 Volunteer Day

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LocationFort Washington State Park
500 South Bethlehem Pike
CityFort WashingtonStatePAZip Code19034-2107Location Phone215-591-5250CountyMontgomeryRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionFort Washington State Park is seeking VOLUNTEERS to help with planting trees, trash cleanup, raking leaves, picnic tables and other springtime projects. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and appreciated to help make a big difference in YOUR park.
Refreshments and a picnic lunch, donated by local merchants, will be provided.
Meet near the observation deck in the MILITIA HILL section of the park and please register at the back end of parking lot #5.
Registration starts at 9am on Saturday April 5th, 2014. Come when you can, leave when you must.
Rain date ONLY IF WE HAVE HEAVY RAIN OR SNOW; Sunday April 6th, 2014, 9AM.ActivitiesEarth DayVolunteer Work DayVolunteers

Saturday

April

05

2014

Hands -on Children’s Activities

Hands -on Children’s Activities

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin the Elk Country Visitor Center staff as we host a variety of hands- on nature activities for children. These programs will engage topics such as safety in Elk Country, comparing North American deer families, and learning about ecosystems and food chains. Before you leave make sure you test your knowledge about the PA elk herd by participating in the board game “Harem Hunt”.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Programs

Saturday

April

05

2014

It's A Bug's Life - Family Concert with Miss Maggie!

It's A Bug's Life - Family Concert with Miss Maggie!

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LocationNurture Nature Center
518 Northampton St.CityEastonStatePAZip Code18042Location Phone610-253-4432CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin local songwriter and troubador Miss Maggie and park educator Ranger Ian for a funfilled morning all about bugs!

First learn about amazing insect body parts and habitats with Ranger Ian, and discover which weighs more... all the elephants in the world or all the bugs?

Then sing, play, and clap along as we explore the natural world and insects with Miss Maggie as she performs songs from her Backyard Bugs and Mother Earth shows.

After the show, learn great ways you and your family can get out and have fun in the great wide world this Spring and Summer.

Hope to see you there!!!SponsorsNurture Nature CenterContact Emailikindle@pa.govContact Phone610-253-4432More Infohttp://www.nurturenaturecenter.orgActivitiesChildren's ProgramsMusicSpecial EventsInterpretive Programs

Saturday

April

05

2014

Mentored Youth Fishing Day

Mentored Youth Fishing Day

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313Location Phone814-723-0250CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionMentored Youth Fishing Days provide an opportunity for young anglers and their adult mentors to fish for trout prior to the opening day of trout. Youth anglers must obtain a Mentored Youth Fishing permit from the Commission and be accompanied by a properly licensed adult angler in order to participate. Anglers 16 years of age or older (adult anglers) must possess a valid Pennsylvania fishing license and current trout/salmon permit and be accompanied by a youth (less than 16 years of age) who has obtained a permit from the Commission. Beginning February 2014, Mentored Youth Fishing permits will be available at the 900 fishing license-issuing agents and online at www.GoneFishingPa.com. In order to obtain this free permit, the youth’s address, social security number, date of birth, height and eye color must be provided at the time of the transaction. A phone number and e-mail address is optional. These may be added at a later time by following the instructions in The Outdoor Shop at www.GoneFishingPA.com.SponsorsPa Fish & Boat CommissionContactsPa Fish & Boat CommissionContact Phone814-337-0444More Infohttp://www.GoneFishingPA.comActivitiesFishing/Spinning Tackle

Saturday

April

05

2014

Open Eagle Watch

Open Eagle Watch

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FrequencyWeeklyLocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist for an enjoyable afternoon of eagle observation from the patio of the Nature Inn! This casual program will allow the opportunity for participants to view Bald Eagles through provided spotting scopes and binoculars. The park naturalist will be on hand to discuss eagle ecology, habitat, and history through hands on tools. Please dress for the weather!
Meet at the Nature Inn Patio
ActivitiesWildlife Watching/Birding

Saturday

April

05

2014

Running for a Cure

Running for a Cure

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescription3rd Annual Running for Parkinson's 5K Run/Walk and 1 mile walk beginning at the Rotary Pavilion on Presque Isle State Park on April 5, 2014.SponsorsRunning for ParkinsonsContactsAngela BadaraccoContact Emailrunningforparkinsons@gmail.comContact Phone814-823-9536ActivitiesOther

Saturday

April

05

2014

Saturday Morning Birding Series

Saturday Morning Birding Series

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FrequencyWeeklyLocationHills Creek State Park
111 Spillway RoadCityWellsboroStatePAZip Code16901-9676Location Phone570-724-4246CountyTiogaRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionSaturday Morning Birding Walks at Hills Creek
Saturdays in April and May
All 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. & meet at the Hills Creek State Park Office.

Members of the Tiadaghton Audubon Society will lead a series of Saturday Morning
Birding Walks at Hills Creek State Park throughout April and May. Walks highlight the many varieties of water and woodland birds that live in or migrate through the parks. Bald Eagles are often observed, as well as Ospreys that frequent Hills Creek Lake. Please bring your binoculars (if you have them) and wear subdued clothing and sturdy shoes. Walks are usually two hours. If the weather is inclement, the group may opt for a driving tour with several key stops nearby to keep optics dry (as well as the participants).

Meet at Hills Creek Park Office.

Check out the club's website for updates on what's been seen lately and other helpful local birding information.SponsorsTiadaghton Audubon SocietyContactswww.tiaudubon.orgMore Infohttp://www.tiaudubon.orgActivitiesHiking and WalkingWildlife Watching/Birding

Saturday

April

05

2014

Star Party

Star Party

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LocationMarsh Creek State Park
675 Park Rd.CityDowningtownStatePAZip Code19335-1898CountyChesterRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionWhat is a star party? Members of the Chesmont Astronomical Society set up their personal telescopes and provide visitors with the opportunity to view planets, star clusters, galaxies and more. The Marsh Creek events focus on observing the moon, the planets and bright, deep-sky objects. The location for the Marsh Creek Star Parties is the lower parking lot of the main park entrance.

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

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


SponsorsChesmont Astronomical SocietyMore Infohttp://www.chesmontastro.org/monthlystarpartyActivitiesStargazing

Saturday

April

05

2014

The Art of Fish Prints

The Art of Fish Prints

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LocationNescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole RoadCityDrumsStatePAZip Code18222Location Phone570-403-2006CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionWhat's a fish print? Come to Nescopeck State Park to find out! Park staff will have a variety of free activities available in the park office to accompany the Pa. Fish & Boat Commission's Mentored Youth Fishing Day taking place at Lake Frances. Free loaner poles and tackle will also be available to borrow. Participants will need to supply their own bait. To participate in youth fishing day, youth anglers must possess a free Mentored Youth fishing permit and be accompanied by a licensed adult. For more information on Mentored Youth Fishing Day, visit www.GoneFishingPa.com.
ActivitiesFishing/Spinning Tackle

Saturday

April

05

2014

Tumblin' Timberdoodles

Tumblin' Timberdoodles

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LocationNescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole RoadCityDrumsStatePAZip Code18222Location Phone570-403-2006CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionThe American Woodcocks are back and singing at the park! Don't miss seeing - and hearing - this incredible game bird take to the sky in what Aldo Leopold referred to as the "Sky Dance". Program takes place both inside and outdoors, so dress for the weather. Registration is required by calling 570-403-2006. Meet at the park office. Free.ActivitiesWildlife Watching/Birding

Saturday

April

05

2014

Tumblin' Timberdoodles!

Tumblin' Timberdoodles!

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionA member of the shorebird family, the American Woodcock uses its long bill to probe the mud for earthworms in wetlands, moist woods, and old fields. Unfortunately, human development
has encroached on the last remaining woodcock habitat in the Lehigh Valley and Jacobsburg is one of their last strongholds. Join us for this special evening to observe male woodcocks displaying. Learn about American Woodcock biology and how Jacobsburg is managing habitat for woodcocks. Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Meet at environmental education center 400 Belfast Rd. To register, contact Rick Wiltraut at 610-746-2801 or rwiltraut@pa.gov
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Saturday

April

05

2014

Volunteer Trail Day

Volunteer Trail Day

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LocationOhiopyle State Park
PO Box 105CityOhiopyleStatePAZip Code15470-0105CountyFayetteRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionMeet at 9:00am at the Park Office. Please wear appropriate gear and bring a lunch.SponsorsFriends of OhiopyleContactsBarbara WallaceContact Emailbawallace@pa.govContact Phone724-329-0986ActivitiesVolunteersVolunteer Work Day

Saturday

April

05

2014

Volunteer Work Day

Volunteer Work Day

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionVolunteer Work Day- If you and/or your group are available for a service project, join the Nolde staff for an outdoor clean-up and project day. All abilities welcome and all skills appreciated. Pre-Registration for you or your group assures that we have an appropriate project for you. Call for details, 610-796-3699. More information at www.volunteers.dcnr.state.pa.us/index.aspxActivitiesVolunteer Work DayPlease call park for program information, 610-796-3699

Sunday

April

06

2014

Amphibian Fun Day for Girl Scouts

Amphibian Fun Day for Girl Scouts

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LocationNescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole RoadCityDrumsStatePAZip Code18222Location Phone570-403-2006CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionGirl scouts in Juniors & Cadettes (4th-8th grade) are invited to join us for a few hours of outdoor amphibian related fun and earn a great new patch for their vests while they're at it. We'll go hiking and spend some time learning about the importance of frogs and salamanders and the role they play in our park ecosystem. Dress for the weather and be prepared to be outside. Space is limited. Registration is required by calling 570-403-2006. Meet at the park office. $2.00 per scout.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

Sunday

April

06

2014

Buffalo Ridge Trail Hike

Buffalo Ridge Trail Hike

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LocationLittle Buffalo State Park, 1579 State Park RoadCityNewportStatePAZip Code17074-9428Location Phone717-567-9255CountyPerryRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionCome out to the park and hike the Buffalo Ridge Trail. We will be discussing some of the natural points of interest as well as park history along the way. We will meet at Pavilion #3 in the park`s East Area, sturdy footwear and a water bottle is recommended.SponsorsPerryContactsBen Ranney, Park NaturalistContact Emailbranney@pa.govMore Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/littlebuffalo.aspxActivitiesHiking and Walking

Sunday

April

06

2014

GIRL SCOUTS - Underground Railroad 1-3 pm

GIRL SCOUTS - Underground Railroad 1-3 pm

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LocationTyler State Park
Park Office - Classroom
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJuniors will earn their “Playing the Past” badge and Cadettes will achieve several requirements of their “Finding Common Ground” badge.
Women and men risked all for freedom. Learn stories of real women who chose freedom over slavery. Fact or fiction? Run or stay? Who to trust? Learn some facts about brave people who risked their lives for freedom on the Underground Railroad.
Bucks County has a rich and fascinating past! Ms. Gunkel has an enchanting way of combining words, material culture and hands-on projects to paint an image that will catch your daughter’s imagination and live in her memory During this program, we will decode some secret signs, make some time period art and get the facts about some real heroes and Bucks County’s paths to freedom.
$15 per scout materials fee payable to the instructor. All chaperones are free—please be GS Safety Wise! Check payable to “Cassandra Gunkel” must be received within a week of online registration—via mail or in person. Mail to Tyler State Park, Attn: Bonnie, 101 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940. Sorry, no materials fee refunds will be issued after March 31.
Registration count is a little flexible, so if you have 10 girls in your troop and there are only 9 spaces left, please register and email me to let me know. btobin@pa.govContactsBonnie TobinContact Emailbtobin@pa.govActivitiesChildren's ProgramsHistory Programs[Click Here To Register For GIRL SCOUTS - Underground Railroad 1-3 pm - 16 Openings Available]

Sunday

April

06

2014

GIRL SCOUTS - Underground Railroad 4-6 pm

GIRL SCOUTS - Underground Railroad 4-6 pm

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LocationTyler State Park
Park Office - Classroom
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJuniors will earn their “Playing the Past” badge and Cadettes will achieve several requirements of their “Finding Common Ground” badge.
Women and men risked all for freedom. Learn stories of real women who chose freedom over slavery. Fact or fiction? Run or stay? Who to trust? Learn some facts about brave people who risked their lives for freedom on the Underground Railroad.
Bucks County has a rich and fascinating past! Ms. Gunkel has an enchanting way of combining words, material culture and hands-on projects to paint an image that will catch your daughter’s imagination and live in her memory During this program, we will decode some secret signs, make some time period art and get the facts about some real heroes and Bucks County’s paths to freedom.
$15 per scout materials fee payable to the instructor. All chaperones are free—please be GS Safety Wise! Check payable to “Cassandra Gunkel” must be received within a week of online registration—via mail or in person. Mail to Tyler State Park, Attn: Bonnie, 101 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940. Sorry, no materials fee refunds will be issued after March 31.
Registration count is a little flexible, so if you have 10 girls in your troop and there are only 9 spaces left, please register and email me to let me know. btobin@pa.govContact Emailbtobin@pa.govActivitiesChildren's ProgramsHistory ProgramsRegistration for this program is full. Please e-mail to be put on the waiting list.

Sunday

April

06

2014

Mercy Center for Women 5K Run & Walk

Mercy Center for Women 5K Run & Walk

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescription5K Run & Walk to benefit Mercy Center for Women, Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Rotary Pavilion on Presque Isle State Park. Timing by Big White Trailer.SponsorsMercy Center for WomenContactsMeganContact Phone814-455-4577More Infohttp://www.mcwerie.orgActivitiesOther

Sunday

April

06

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, and enjoy a special event. No registration required. Hosted by the Friends of Nolde Forest.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS are offered at 2:00pm
April 6 Egg Craft or Bird ID Hike (both programs begin at 2PM)
ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive WalksOpen HouseChildren's Programs

Sunday

April

06

2014

Presque Isle Trolley Tour

Presque Isle Trolley Tour

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionDiscover the rich history of the peninsula on a tour aboard the EMTA Bayliner Trolley. Hear fascinating facts, trivia, and amusing tales related to 19th Century Presque Isle. The tour is free; however, space is limited. Registration required by Friday, April 4.Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesOther

Sunday

April

06

2014

Vernal Ponds at Ibberson

Vernal Ponds at Ibberson

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LocationJoseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area
c/o Little BuffaloCityHalifaxStatePACountyDauphinRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a short hike to visit some temporary pond sites usually found at the Joe Ibberson Conservation Area. We'll look for signs of amphibians in the form of adults, or egg masses. Vernal Ponds, while temporary, provide essential habitat for many species of frogs and salamanders.
Meet at the pavilion.ContactsBen Ranney, Park NaturalistContact Emailbranney@pa.govContact Phone717-567-9255More Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/josepheibberson.aspxActivitiesInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/BirdingHiking and Walking

Monday

April

07

2014

Books and Boots

Books and Boots

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionFirst Mondays:
October through May
9:30 – 11:30am
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. Bringing a breakfast item is optional. Please call to register and get current book titles.

4/7, 5/5
Meet in the Mansion Living Room
ActivitiesHiking and WalkingLiving Green

Monday

April

07

2014

Early Spring Wildflowers

Early Spring Wildflowers

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LocationLittle Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park RoadCityNewportStatePAZip Code17074-9428CountyPerryRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionCome out and see the "spring ephemerals" take the stage in the annual pageant of wildflowers. They bloom for a very short time and are easy to miss. Spring Beauties, Trout Lillies and Bloodroot are among the types we hope to see. Soil temperatures determine the blooming times, If we are flowerless we'll provide a short tree walk. Meet at the East Area parking lot near the stage.ContactsBen Ranney, Park NaturalistContact Phone717-567-9255ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

Tuesday

April

08

2014

April Bird Walk Series

April Bird Walk Series

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FrequencyWeeklyLocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionWake up to experience an unpredictable morning of bird watching! Become acquainted with the winged migrants that pass through Bald Eagle State Park. These walks are for novices and experts alike. Each week we will explore local hot spots to see what birds are passing through or have returned for the summer.
Meet at the Main Park Office.
ActivitiesWildlife Watching/Birding

Tuesday

April

08

2014

Hide-N-Seekers: Pond Prowl!

Hide-N-Seekers: Pond Prowl!

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LocationNockamixon State Park
Education Center
1542 Mountain View Dr.CityQuakertownStatePAZip Code18951-5732Location Phone215-529-7307CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionCome enjoy the park this spring with your 3-5 year old! Each session will have outdoor discovery, games, craft, stories and fun! Pre-registration is required. There is no fee for this program, but donations are appreciated. **Please only register for the number of children attending the program.**

Turtles, fish and ducks, oh my! We'll learn about some of the animals that live in the water in this program.ActivitiesDiscoverEChildren's Programs[Click Here To Register For Hide-N-Seekers: Pond Prowl! - 12 Openings Available]

Tuesday

April

08

2014

Hiking 101: A Cross Curricula Connection

Hiking 101: A Cross Curricula Connection

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LocationKings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Rd.CityCarlisleStatePAZip Code17015-9306Location Phone717-486-5031CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionHiking 101: A Cross Curricula Connection Teacher Workshop

Hiking is more than putting on a pair of boots and walking in the woods. It’s a lifelong recreational activity that can increase one’s stamina, endurance and athleticism.

Learn how to enable your students to discover Penn’s Woods through an interdisciplinary set of lessons for teachers created by the PA Bureau of State Parks. Emphasis will be on middle school activities.

Lessons focus on health, fitness and trip planning; map reading and identifying local trails; forest ecology as well as nature journaling. The lessons meet several Physical Education & Health standards as well as standards for Geography, Science & Ecology and the Humanities.

For grade K-12 educators

Cost: $30 includes lesson plans
PDE approved
6 Act 48 hours available
Registration deadline: March 14ContactsKings Gap EE Center, Carlisle PAContact Emailkingsgapsp@pa.govContact Phone717-486-5031ActivitiesHiking and WalkingWorkshop

Tuesday

April

08

2014

History Hike: Schofield Ford Covered Bridge

History Hike: Schofield Ford Covered Bridge

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LocationTyler State Park
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionSchofield Ford Covered Bridge - Originally built in 1873, this post and beam bridge still makes the connection between Newtown and Northampton Townships. Meeting Location: Boathouse Pavilion
Distance (round trip): 3 miles on paved trails
ActivitiesHiking and WalkingHistory ProgramsHomeschool Program[Click Here To Register For History Hike: Schofield Ford Covered Bridge - 30 Openings Available]

Tuesday

April

08

2014

Mars

Mars

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LocationLittle Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park RoadCityNewportStatePAZip Code17074-9428Location Phone717-567-9255CountyPerryRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionPlease join us at Little Buffalo State Park for a look at Mars and Jupiter on Tuesday April 8th. We will be using a 10 inch Dobsonian Reflector telescope. Park at the main boat launch and meet at the dam breast.
*** In case of overcast skies or heavy cloud cover this event will be cancelled.***Contact Phone717-567-9255ActivitiesStargazing

Tuesday

April

08

2014

Tuesday Trails

Tuesday Trails

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FrequencyWeeklyExcluded Dates4/1/2014, 4/15/2014, 4/29/2014, 5/13/2014, 5/27/2014,
LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin Environmental Education Specialist Lauren Forster after work for a brisk hike at Jacobsburg. These free bi-weekly (every other Tuesday) hikes are 2 to 2.5 miles over uneven terrain. Hikers should always bring water and sturdy boots or shoes. Routes and meeting locations will vary each week. Register to receive information on where we’re hiking each Tuesday.ContactsLauren ForsterContact Emaillaforster@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesHiking and Walking[Click Here To Register For Tuesday Trails - 13 Openings Available]

Tuesday

April

08

2014

Wood Frogs!

Wood Frogs!

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LocationLittle Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park RoadCityNewportStatePAZip Code17074-9428CountyPerryRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a wet walk on Tuesday April 8th at Little Buffalo State Park. We will listen and look for the Wood Frogs which are chirping and quacking like ducks. Waterproof boots are recommended. Meet at the small parking lot on little Buffalo Road at the extreme western part of the park.
Questions? Call the park at 717-567-9255
Contact Emailbranney@pa.govContact Phone717-567-9255ActivitiesWildlife Watching/BirdingHiking and Walking

Wednesday

April

09

2014

Wednesday Hike for the Work Weary

Wednesday Hike for the Work Weary

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

Thursday

April

10

2014

Tiny Tots - Wonderful Worms - Thurs PM

Tiny Tots - Wonderful Worms - Thurs PM

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LocationMeet in at Office/Classroom
Tyler State Park
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151Location Phone215-968-3609CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionIn this program for ages 3- kindergarten (with parents), we will meet some of our best friends in the garden - WORMS! We'll investigate how worms look and move and we'll plant some seeds for our own home gardens!

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 only your family and maybe one other. These are public programs for individual families. If you have an organized group, please contact me; we can schedule a program just for you!


ContactsBonnie TobinContact Emailbtobin@state.pa.usContact Phone215-968-3609ActivitiesChildren's Programs[Click Here To Register For Tiny Tots - Wonderful Worms - Thurs PM - 3 Openings Available]

Friday

April

11

2014

Bass Tournament

Bass Tournament

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LocationGifford Pinchot State Park
2200 Rosstown Rd.CityLewisberryStatePAZip Code17339-9787Location Phone717-432-5011CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionPenn Central Bassmastsers is sponsoring a bass tournament on Pinchot Lake. They will be leaing from boat mooring #3. Event time: 6:45 am to 3:00 pm.SponsorsPenn Central BassmastersContactsLloyd ConwayContact Phone717-432-7819ActivitiesFishing/Spinning Tackle

Friday

April

11

2014

Family Night

Family Night

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FrequencyMonthlyLocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionBring your family along to the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center for an evening outdoor adventure followed by a craft. On the second Friday of each month we will explore a different topic, from frogs, to butterflies, to hiking at night! On April 11th we will go on a frog and salamander safari to get an up close look at our amphibian neighbors. Wear shoes that can get muddy. This program is best for families with children ages 5 and up. Registration is required.ContactsLauren ForsterContact Emaillaforster@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive WalksRegistration for Family Night is closed.

Friday

April

11

2014

Getting Reacquainted with John James Audubon

Getting Reacquainted with John James Audubon

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionMaureen Bando from the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove presents a program about the naturalist and artist whose name is known to all birders. Travel back in time and learn about John James Audubon. The program is open to the public and begins in the C.H. McConnell Building at 7:30 PM.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsHistory Programs

Friday

April

11

2014

Hide-N-Seekers: Pond Prowl!

Hide-N-Seekers: Pond Prowl!

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LocationNockamixon State Park
Education Center
1542 Mountain View Dr.CityQuakertownStatePAZip Code18951-5732Location Phone215-529-7307CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionCome enjoy the park this spring with your 3-5 year old! Each session will have outdoor discovery, games, craft, stories and fun! Pre-registration is required. There is no fee for this program, but donations are appreciated. **Please only register for the number of children attending the program.**

Turtles, fish and ducks, oh my! We'll be learning about animals that live in the water in this program.ActivitiesDiscoverEThis session is full. Please call the Education Center to be placed on the waiting list.

Friday

April

11

2014

Night Hike

Night Hike

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LocationNockamixon State Park
Education Center
1542 Mountain View Dr.CityQuakertownStatePAZip Code18951-5732Location Phone215-529-7307CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionWhooooo is out at night? Learn about nocturnal animals with a short indoor presentation followed by a walk in the dark! This walk is appropriate for adults and children age 5 years and older. Please wear good walking shoes and bring a flashlight (no lanterns, please). Please pre-register.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingThis program is full. Please call the Education Center to be placed on the waiting list.

Friday

April

11

2014

Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints- Bears, Oh My!

Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints- Bears, Oh My!

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a fun morning in the outdoors with the half-pints in your life! This program is for ages 2-6 and will include a story, craft and activity. Please dress for the outdoors. Program will be held rain or shine. Siblings are welcome; however, when registering, please only count the number of children between the ages of 2-6.

Meet at the Fuller Lake bath house.

Pine Grove Furnace Half-pints will be held every Friday from April 11-April 25 at 9:30am and 11:00am.
The 9:30am and 11:00am session will be identical each Friday.
Please register for each session individually.

The registration link below is for:
Bears, Oh My! April 11, 9:30am
ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsSorry, the registration for this event is closed at this time.

Friday

April

11

2014

Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints- Bears, Oh My!

Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints- Bears, Oh My!

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a fun morning in the outdoors with the half-pints in your life! This program is for ages 2-6 and will include a story, craft and activity. Please dress for the outdoors. Program will be held rain or shine. Siblings are welcome; however, when registering, please only count the number of children between the ages of 2-6.

Meet at the Fuller Lake bath house.

Pine Grove Furnace Half-pints will be held every Friday from April 11-April 25 at 9:30am and 11:00am.
The 9:30am and 11:00am session will be identical each Friday.
Please register for each session individually.

The registration link below is for:
Bears, Oh My! April 11, 11:00 am
ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsSorry, the registration for this event is closed at this time.

Saturday

April

12

2014

Eagle Watch

Eagle Watch

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LocationLittle Pine State Park
4205 Little Pine Creek RoadCityWatervilleStatePAZip Code17776-9705Location Phone570-753-6000CountyLycomingRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist at the eagle watch area to learn about this magnificent bird of prey and observe eagles in the nest. The eagle watch area is located just upstream from the entrance to the boat launch area. The nest is approximately 800' from the viewing area, and only slightly elevated. Binoculars and spotting scopes will be available for use during the scheduled time, and you are welcome to stay afterwards to continue viewing on your own.
Bald eagles have been nesting at Little Pine State Park since 2004. This year it looks like they began incubating behavior about March 2, according to reports from park visitors. We hope that we will have a successful nesting this year.
Meet at the eagle watch area for this program.
ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Saturday

April

12

2014

Erie Spring Veteran Run

Erie Spring Veteran Run

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionThis 5K Run/Walk is a benefit for Wounded Warrior Projects. Lets bring on spring and support a good cause. Erie has so many that have given so much, isn't it time to do something good to support them?
Register at habiliswebdesign.com/wwp/. Day of registration starts at 8 AM, race begins at Beach #1 at Presque Isle State Park.SponsorsHabilis Web Design, LLCContactsTim MayActivitiesOther

Saturday

April

12

2014

Experiencing a Spring Night

Experiencing a Spring Night

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LocationKings Gap Environmental Education Center, 500 Kings Gap Rd.CityCarlisleStatePAZip Code17015-9306Location Phone717-486-3799CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionSpring is a season of frantic activity in the natural world but especially after the sun sets. The nocturnal forest is alive with the sounds of spring peepers and other shadowy creatures.
Join us to experience the mysteries and wonders of a spring evening. Before the hike, we’ll spend some time learning about amphibians while darkness falls and our night vision adjusts.
Wear footwear suitable for walking in wet areas and long pants to protect your legs. Flashlights should have red lenses.
This free program will begin at the Pine Plantation Area parking lot and is recommeded for ages five and older
If weather is questionable, call 486-3799 for information.
Contact Emailgpadilla@pa.govContact Phone717-486-3799ActivitiesHiking and WalkingWildlife Watching/Birding

Saturday

April

12

2014

Intro to GPS & Geocaching

Intro to GPS & Geocaching

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

Saturday

April

12

2014

MS Charity Disc Golf Tournament

MS Charity Disc Golf Tournament

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LocationTyler State Park
Upper Plantation Parking Lot
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionMS Charity Tournament

See website www.bcdga.com for details.SponsorsBucks County Disc Golf AssociationMore Infohttp://www.bcdga.comActivitiesSpecial EventsThis event is not organized by Tyler State Park staff. Please contact the event organizer or view the event website for more information.

Saturday

April

12

2014

Opening Day Snack & Slurp Sale

Opening Day Snack & Slurp Sale

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2939CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin us for the opening day of trout at Keystone State Park!
Friends of Keystone State Park will have a variety of food, beverages and giveaways available at the Boat Rental Building (same location as in the past). This Friends Group fund raiser has afforded the Friends the ability to hold other events at the park throughout the summer as well as
help to make improvements at the park.

ContactsPam McQuistianContact Emailpmcquistia@pa.govContact Phone724-668-2566ActivitiesOther

Saturday

April

12

2014

Pennsylvania’s Beautiful Trout

Pennsylvania’s Beautiful Trout

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionToday is the first day of fishing season! Join us for an informative presentation on the various species of trout found in our mountain streams and lakes. Learn all about the Rainbow Trout, the Brown Trout and, of course, our State Fish, the Brook Trout.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Saturday

April

12

2014

Raptor Experience

Raptor Experience

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionVisit the Tom Ridge Environmental Center for an amazing raptor experience. Event includes live birds of prey, children's activities and table displays. An educational film about eagles will show at 12:00 PM, followed by an informative talk by the PA Game Commission. No fee or registration required. Partners include PI Audubon, DCNR, PA Game Commission and Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center.Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesOther

Saturday

April

12

2014

Raptors R' Us

Raptors R' Us

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LocationMaurice K. Goddard State Park
684 Lake Wilhelm RoadCitySandy LakeStatePAZip Code16145-2310Location Phone724-932-3142CountyMercerRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionJoin park educators, Linda Armstrong & Robin Baker as they
visit a well used Bald Eagle’s nest at M.K Goddard State Park.
We will be using our spotting scopes &
binoculars to get a closer look at a Bald Eagle’s nest, Ospreys and various migrant waterfowl.
Participants will have the option of joining the educators for lunch (on your own) at a local restaurant or retuning home.
Space is limited. Cost = Free.
Please call Pymatuning State Park at, 724-932-3142, to register.
ContactsLinda ArmstrongContact Emaillarmstrong@pa.govContact Phone724-392-3142ActivitiesWildlife Watching/BirdingPlease register by calling Environmental Educator, Linda Armstrong, at Pymatuning State Park.

Saturday

April

12

2014

Recycled Bird Feeders

Recycled Bird Feeders

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThe birds are returning! Join the naturalist for avian observation at the ELC and to make your own
recycled feeder to hang in your backyard!ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Saturday

April

12

2014

Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover

Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover

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LocationRalph Stover State Park
High Rocks Overlook
Tory Rd.CityPipersvilleStatePAZip Code18947CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionRock Climbing is experiencing increased popularity as an outdoor recreational pursuit. High Rocks Overlook at Ralph Stover State Park is one of the best climbing spots in the mid-Atlantic region. Staff will be on hand to teach the basics of rock climbing, safety and Leave No Trace ethics for climbers. Helmets and harnesses are provided.

This program is excellent for individuals and families alike, especially people who are interested in trying rock climbing for the first time.

From Rt. 32 (River Rd.) in Point Pleasant turn onto Cafferty Road and then make a left onto Tory Road. Continue straight on Tory Rd. We will meet in the parking lot on the right hand side of the road. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Donations always appreciated!
Please wear sturdy, comfortable hiking boots or sneakers. Wearing long pants and bringing water and a snack are recommended.

ContactsSarah Berg and Ian KindleContact Emailsberg@state.pa.us; ikindle@state.pa.usContact Phone610-982-0161ActivitiesRock ClimbingRegistration for this program is closed. Please look at our other dates and times available to participate in this program.

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April

12

2014

Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover

Rock Climbing at Ralph Stover

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LocationRalph Stover State Park
High Rocks Overlook
Tory Rd.CityPipersvilleStatePAZip Code18947CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionRock Climbing is experiencing increased popularity as an outdoor recreational pursuit. High Rocks Overlook at Ralph Stover State Park is one of the best climbing spots in the mid-Atlantic region. Staff will be on hand to teach the basics of rock climbing, safety and Leave No Trace ethics for climbers. Helmets and harnesses are provided.

This program is excellent for individuals and families alike, especially people who are interested in trying rock climbing for the first time.

From Rt. 32 (River Rd.) in Point Pleasant turn onto Cafferty Road and then make a left onto Tory Road. Continue straight on Tory Rd. We will meet in the parking lot on the right hand side of the road. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Donations always appreciated!
Please wear sturdy, comfortable hiking boots or sneakers. Wearing long pants and bringing water and a snack are recommended.

ContactsSarah Berg and Ian KindleContact Emailsberg@state.pa.us; ikindle@state.pa.usContact Phone610-982-0161ActivitiesRock ClimbingRegistration for this program is closed. Please look at our other dates and times available to participate in this program.

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April

12

2014

Spring Clean-up

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LocationHills Creek State Park
111 Spillway RoadCityWellsboroStatePAZip Code16901-9676Location Phone570-724-4246CountyTiogaRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionFrom trail maintenance to campsite pick up, there are plenty of tasks we need help with. Hills Creek State Park will be holding a spring cleanup from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12th. A hotdog lunch will be provided at noon. This event is open to all ages, and organizational groups are welcome. Pre-registration is required by April 4th, and must be done by calling (570) 724-4246. Come out and help get us ready for the 2014 recreational season!ActivitiesVolunteer Work DayRegister by calling the park office by April 4th.

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April

12

2014

Spring into Action!

Spring into Action!

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LocationKings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Rd.CityCarlisleStatePAZip Code17015-9306CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionKings Gap invites volunteers willing to spend a spring morning helping with park improvement projects. Activities will include winter clean-up, landscaping, trail maintenance and more. Lunch will be provided.
Volunteers must be 12 years or older.
To register by Apr.9, call 717-486-3799 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or email gpadilla@pa.gov
Contact Emailgpadilla@pa.govContact Phone717-486-3799ActivitiesVolunteer Work Day

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April

12

2014

Spring Wildflower Walk

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LocationGifford Pinchot State Park
2200 Rosstown Rd.CityLewisberryStatePAZip Code17339-9787Location Phone717-432-5011CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionThe Friends of Pinchot State Park is sponsoring a Spring Wildflower Walk (ages 10 and up) on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 1:00pm. Wildflower enthusiast, Pat Sabold, will identify the spring blossoms and share tidbits of interest about them. Meet at Pavilion #2 (Sunnyside), located in the Conewago Day Use Area, off of Alpine Road. This easy to moderate walk will last about 1-1/2 hours. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring bottled water. For more information, contact the park office at (717) 432-5011 or email psaboldFOPSP@aol.com.
SponsorsFriends of Pinchot State ParkContactsPat SaboldContact EmailpsaboldFOPSP@aol.comMore Infohttp://www.friendsofpinchot.org/ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

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April

12

2014

Squirrel Box Program

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313Location Phone814-723-0250CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionDo you have flying squirrels in your attic or backyard? Join us to learn exciting information about these nocturnal critters and how installing a squirrel box can be beneficial. Conclude the program by building your own box to install at home. Call Abby Skinner to register at 814-723-3577. Cost is $7.SponsorsJCC Warren CenterContactsAbigail SkinnerContact Phone814-723-3577ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Saturday

April

12

2014

The First Day of Trout at Presque Isle

The First Day of Trout at Presque Isle

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionChildren of all ages are invited to visit the fishing pond in the Waterworks area at Presque Isle State Park for a FREE fishing experience. Bait and equipment provided by DCNR, SONS of Lake Erie, and BAC Bait and Tackle. For this event, the floating platform has been designated a kids only fish area for children of all ages, their non-fishing adult supervisors, as well as individuals with a handicap. No fee or registration. Come anytime - stay as long as you like!Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesFishing/Spinning Tackle

Sunday

April

13

2014

Beaver Walk

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionTake a hike on the Lake Loop Trail to find signs of beavers. Make a beaver lodge to take home. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Sunday

April

13

2014

Digital Photography Hike

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LocationBowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve
1635 River RoadCityNew HopeStatePAZip Code18938Location Phone610-982-5560CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionA fun and informative opportunity to take some wildflower photographs outdoors. Whether you're new to digital photography or an accomplished veteran, this hike will provide an opportunity to take some photos, learn some skills, and have fun on a hike in a beautiful place. We'll be exploring the trails of Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve and looking for spring ephemerals, some of the most amazing wildflowers of all.

Bring your own camera (or anything that takes pictures) or borrow one of the park's loaner cameras and/or tripods. Wide aperature (fast) lenses and tripods recommended for taking pictures in shady woodland areas. Entrance fee to Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve is $5 for non-members, and free for members. Optional guided wildflower tour will be held at 2 pm and is included with entrance fee.ContactsIan KindleContact Emailikindle@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0166More Infohttp://www.bhwp.org/index.htmActivitiesHiking and WalkingHistory ProgramsInterpretive WalksNature PhotographyWildlife Watching/Birding[Click Here To Register For Digital Photography Hike - 10 Openings Available]

Sunday

April

13

2014

Earth Day with the Erie Explosion

Earth Day with the Erie Explosion

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionAn Earth Day Expo hosted by local environmental organizations, inlcuding Presque Isle State Park, will tak place at the Erie Insurance Arena during the Erie Explosion football game! The event will highlight many local environmental programs and include activities, prizes and handouts! Game ticket is required. Contact the Erie Explosion box office for ticket information at 814-790-8775SponsorsErie Explosion FootballContactsErie Explosion Box OfficeContact Phone814-790-8775ActivitiesOther

Sunday

April

13

2014

Family fishing at Black Rock Road

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LocationDelaware Canal State Park
Black RockCityYardleyStatePACountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionBring your family and friends to this public fishing event at Balck Rock Road in Yardley, PA. We will provide bait, loaner rods and safety information to those who request it.ActivitiesFishing/Spinning Tackle

Sunday

April

13

2014

Hike to the Cliffs

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LocationDelaware Canal State Park
Durham lock
at the junction of 212 and route 611CityRiegelsvilleStatePALocation Phone610-982-0161CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin us on a scenic towpath trek along the Nockamixon Cliffs section of the Delaware Canal. Five to seven mile hike south along the towpath and back, past river valley homes and farms, an eagle's nest, and the towering majesty of the Nockamixon cliffs. Good shoes recommended and registration requested.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingWildlife Watching/Birding[Click Here To Register For Hike to the Cliffs - 30 Openings Available]

Sunday

April

13

2014

Seasonal Pool Exploration

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionTake a short hike to a seasonal pool. Find out what they are and what kinds of animals visit them. Please wear shoes that can get wet. Meet at the park office.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Sunday

April

13

2014

Wicked Big Puddles

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LocationKings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Rd.CityCarlisleStatePAZip Code17015-9306Location Phone717-486-3799CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionWhat lurks in the chilly waters of vernal pools? Creatures that you may never have seen before! All ages will discover something new and exciting.
The short hike to the pond will also offer the chance for bird watching, so bring binoculars if you have them. Wear waterproof shoes or boots – just in case!
This free family-oriented program will meet at the Pine Plantation parking lot.
ContactsGina PadillaContact Emailgpadilla@pa.govContact Phone717-486-3799ActivitiesWildlife Watching/Birding

Monday

April

14

2014

Bartramian Audubon Meeting: Wild About Art

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LocationJennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd.CitySlippery RockStatePAZip Code16057-5023Location Phone724-794-6011CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJennings hosts meetings of the Bartramian Audubon Society on the second Monday of each month. The meetings are free and open to the public. Local artist Sheree Daugherty's program will cover the painting process from start fo finish, beginning with inspiration, and explaining materials and techniques used to complete the artwork. Sheree will take you to some of her favorite birding spots and discuss how these experiences spark the creative process. Through her painting, she hopes to share her love of nature and inspire others.SponsorsBartramian Audubon SocietyContactsKathie Goodblood, chapter presidentContact Emaillarkwren@hotmail.comContact Phone814-432-4496More Infohttp://www.bartramianaudubon.orgActivitiesLectures/SeminarsOther

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April

14

2014

Environmental Education Programs/Field Trips

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FrequencyDailyLocationRicketts Glen State Park
695 State Route 487CityBentonStatePAZip Code17814Location Phone570-477-7780CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionAttention Teachers/Home Schoolers: The Environmental Education Center is open once again at Ricketts Glen. I am here to assist you in meeting the Academic Standards for the State of PA. Add some well needed outdoor, HANDS-ON experiences...as well as some good old-fashioned fun...to your environmental science lessons. Schedule a field trip to one of the most beautiful State Parks in PA! I offer a large variety of topics covering animals, habitat studies, trees and plants, birds, insects, reptiles and amphibians, wetlands, geology, Native American studies, wilderness survival skills, archeological exploration, creative art in the outdoors, fishing skills, and much more! To reserve a spring or fall field trip, or for more information, contact: JUDY ADAMIC, EES, at (570) 477-7780. Most programs may be adapted to any age/grade level.ActivitiesSchool Programs[Click Here To Register For Environmental Education Programs/Field Trips]

Tuesday

April

15

2014

Pink Full Moon Watch

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionEnjoy watching the Pink Full Moon rise over Black Moshannon Lake. View the full moon through the telescope, while enjoying a food cooked over a campfire. Drinks will also be available. Meet at Boat Launch #2 on West Side Road. Cost: $3 per person.ActivitiesCampfire Programs

Tuesday

April

15

2014

Total Lunar Eclipse Watch

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionWatch an eclipse of the moon! This total lunar eclipse will take place during the early morning hours of Tuesday. A telescope will be available for viewing the moon. Meet at Boat Launch #4 on Beaver Road.ActivitiesStargazing

Wednesday

April

16

2014

History of the Osprey Reintroduction Program at Moraine

History of the Osprey Reintroduction Program at Moraine

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LocationJennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd.CitySlippery RockStatePAZip Code16057-5023Location Phone724-794-6011CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionApril 16th 7 PM at Jennings Environmental Education Center
Program:Ruth Roperti, past officerr & current member of Moraine Preservation Fund, will discuss the Osprey Reintroduction Program at Moraine State Park. Join us to see how volunteers were instrumental in bringing the osprey back to Moraine!

Public is welcome to these meetings of 3MJC, the volunteer friends group of Moraine, McConnells Mill and JenningsSponsors3MJCContact Emailjenningssp@pa.govContact Phone724-794-6011ActivitiesLectures/Seminars

Wednesday

April

16

2014

Morning Bird Walk

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionRise and shine! Over 100 species of birds have been recorded at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center. Amateur birdwatchers will improve their skills at identifying birds by sight and sound during this early morning hike led by center educator Andy Fedor. Intermediate and experienced birders will also enjoy these walks. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your binoculars and favorite field guide. The hikes will be hosted every other Wednesday from April 2nd through May 28th excluding April 30th. A limited number of binoculars and field guides will be available to borrow.ContactsAndy FedorContact Emailanfedor@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding[Click Here To Register For Morning Bird Walk - 24 Openings Available]

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April

16

2014

Wednesday Hike for the Work Weary

Wednesday Hike for the Work Weary

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

Thursday

April

17

2014

Cowans Gap History

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionMeet at the Interpretive Center to learn about the history of the park. From the French and Indian War and a secret marriage to the CCC and the many boys that helped build the structures you see around the park today.ActivitiesHistory Programs

Thursday

April

17

2014

DiscoverE: Wild Animal Babies

DiscoverE: Wild Animal Babies

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionPreschool children ages 4-5 are invited to join in this fun program about baby wild animals! Enjoy a story about a baby deer in the forest and make a fawn puppet to take home. Then learn about other kinds of animal babies you might encounter while exploring the forest this spring. This DiscoverE program will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Register by calling Beth Garner at 814-674-1000 x105. Meet at the pavilion at Pickerel Pond.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsDiscoverE

Thursday

April

17

2014

See the Park Series - One Mile Trail

See the Park Series - One Mile Trail

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionWe will set out from the Park Office to explore the forested One Mile Trail. Discover what is happening as spring sets in at the park on this moderate hike. Please wear appropriate footwear.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

Thursday

April

17

2014

Spring Break Fishing for Kids - A DCNR DiscoverE Program

Spring Break Fishing for Kids - A DCNR DiscoverE Program

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionChildren ages 6-15 years are invited to spend a few hours of spring break fishing at Presque Isle State Park. Enjoy a hands-on activities that inlcude fishing from the pier! Equipment is provided. Accompanying adults are welcome to join. Meet at the Rotary Pavilion in the Waterworks Area. No fee, space is limited. Registration is required by April 15.ContactsPark OfficeContact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesChildren's Programs

Thursday

April

17

2014

White-tailed Deer and Forest Ecology Workshop

White-tailed Deer and Forest Ecology Workshop

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LocationSawmill Center for the ArtsCityCooksburgStatePAZip Code16217Location Phone814-755-3544CountyClarionRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionPenn State Cooperative Extension and its partners are proud to provide students with a day to learn and talk about white-tailed deer biology and management as it relates to the carrying capacity of their habitat and the ecology of our forests. By studying deer biology and deer interactions with their habitat, students will gain a better appreciation for the animal as well as the importance of deer population control. Youth will understand that an over-abundance of deer can have significant negative impacts on forest ecosystems.

The first half of the day will be spent indoors learning about deer biology, deer habitat, reproduction, food preferences, population survey methods, and deer impact on the forest.

The afternoon will be spent in the field talking with natural resource management experts. Students will be assigned to small groups which will rotate through a number of field stations. Field stations will cover such topics as: deer browse impact and population survey methods, a closer look at deer habitat, and how deer populations are managed.

This workshop is specifically designed for students in grades 9-12. In particular, those interested in learning about deer, deer biology, and habitat.

This is an excellent opportunity for high school students interested in Envirothon, FFA, Environmental Sciences, or a future career in natural resource management to learn about deer and forest interactions.

Agenda
0830am Welcome/Introductions/Objectives

0845am White-tailed Deer Biology and Adaptations

0915am Deer Habitat and Reproduction

1000am BREAK

1015am Deer Impact and Population Survey Methods

1045am Deer Stations: Leadership Academy, Deer Diseases, and Aging and Scoring

1130am LUNCH (provided)

1200pm Outdoor Stations: Group Rotation
A. How do we assess deer populations?
B. What makes good deer habitat?
C. How are deer populations managed?

130pm Wrap-up, Evaluation, and Depart


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Penn State Cooperative Extension-Forest County
668 elm St., Suite C
Tionesta, PA 16353-8802SponsorsPenn State ExtensionContactsScott Weikert, Forest Resources EducatorContact Emailsjw128@psu.eduContact Phone(814)755-354ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive WalksLectures/Seminars

Friday

April

18

2014

Digital Scavenger Hunt

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionMeet at the Interpretive Center to set out on an digital scavenger hunt! Grab your camera, or borrow one of ours, and see if you can find everything on the list.ActivitiesNature Photography

Friday

April

18

2014

Geocaching 101

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionWould you like to set out on a high-tech scavenger hunt? Join us at the Amphitheater for this interactive program about geocaching, where we will each use GPS to search for hidden treasures. Bring your own GPS or we have a few that can be borrowed.ActivitiesGeocaching

Friday

April

18

2014

Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints- The Shapes of Nature

Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints- The Shapes of Nature

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a fun morning in the outdoors with the half-pints in your life! This program is for ages 2-6 and will include a story, craft and activity. Please dress for the outdoors. Program will be held rain or shine. Siblings are welcome; however, when registering, please only count the number of children between the ages of 2-6.

Meet at the Fuller Lake bath house.

Pine Grove Furnace Half-pints will be held every Friday from April 11-April 25 at 9:30am and 11:00am.
The 9:30am and 11:00am session will be identical each Friday.
Please register for each session individually.

Registration link below is for:
The Shapes of Nature, April 18, 11:00 am
ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsSorry, the registration for this event is closed at this time.

Friday

April

18

2014

Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints- The Shapes of Nature

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a fun morning in the outdoors with the half-pints in your life! This program is for ages 2-6 and will include a story, craft and activity. Please dress for the outdoors. Program will be held rain or shine. Siblings are welcome; however, when registering, please only count the number of children between the ages of 2-6.

Meet at the Fuller Lake bath house.

Pine Grove Furnace Half-pints will be held every Friday from April 11-April 25 at 9:30am and 11:00am.
The 9:30am and 11:00am session will be identical each Friday.
Please register for each session individually.

Registration link below is for:
The Shapes of Nature, April 18, 9:30 am
ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsSorry, the registration for this event is closed at this time.

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April

18

2014

Presque Isle After Dark

Presque Isle After Dark

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionJoin park naturalists for a 1.5 mile evening hike along Long Pond Trail. Learn about the creatures of the night and search the sky for migrating birds. Meet at the East Pier parking area. Dress for outdoor recreation. No fee or registration.Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesHiking and Walking

Saturday

April

19

2014

5K Poker 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 Club, Inc.ContactsTeresa WighamContact Emailteresaw@erie-runnersclub.orgMore Infohttp://www.erie-runnersclub.orgActivitiesOther

Saturday

April

19

2014

AMC Spring Warm-Up Towpath Bike Ride - 10 or 20 mi.

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LocationDelaware Canal State Park
11 Lodi Hill RoadCityUpper Black EddyStatePAZip Code18972-9540Location Phone610-982-5560CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionDust off the cobwebs, oil the chain, and get warmed up for the biking season! An easy-paced ride, with 10 or 20 mile options, on the Delaware Canal Towpath. We'll start at the park office on Lodi Hill Rd. in Upper Black Eddy, PA, ride south 5 miles to Treasure Island and back again, then north 5 miles to the Nockamixon Cliffs and back again. Drop out mid way or do the whole shebang. Bring your own bike (or borrow a loaner from us). Group will decide on lunch stop at the park office or at Homestead General Store in Upper Black Eddy. Please bring water, a snack and lunch (possible option to buy). Helmets are required, and narrow (street) tires are strongly discouraged, due to the rough nature of riding on the towpath. Ride route may vary due to towpath repairs underway. Program will be cancelled in the event of heavy downpours or thunderstorms. Please call or e-mail to request a loaner bike.

AMC membership not required.ContactsIan KindleContact Emailikindle@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0166More Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/delawarecanal/index.htmActivitiesBikingInterpretive Programs[Click Here To Register For AMC Spring Warm-Up Towpath Bike Ride - 10 or 20 mi. - 18 Openings Available]

Saturday

April

19

2014

ATV Safety Class

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

Saturday

April

19

2014

Birding By the Box

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionCome learn about cavity-nesting birds on this gentle walk in the park. Along the way we’ll peek inside the park’s nesting boxes to see if anyone’s using them! We are also in need of volunteers to monitor our Blue Bird Trail this season. This is a great chance to find out about this conservation opportunity. Meet at the Park Office.ActivitiesInterpretive WalksWildlife Monitoring

Saturday

April

19

2014

Bog Treasures

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionEnjoy a stroll on the boardwalk while discovering the unique plants and animals that live there. Meet at Boat Launch #3 on West Side Road.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

Saturday

April

19

2014

Busy as a Beaver!

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LocationCanoe Creek State Park
205 Canoe Creek RoadCityHollidaysburgStatePAZip Code16648-9752CountyBlairRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionTake a walk past the Beaver Ponds to the beaver dam to learn about nature’s engineer. Learn how these amazing critters build habitat – and why!
Meet at Beaver Pond trailhead.
ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive WalksHiking and Walking

Saturday

April

19

2014

Earth Day Volunteer Clean-up

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionThe park will once again observe Earth Day by having a volunteer day on Saturday, April 19th. The event will start at 9:00 a.m. and participants are asked to meet at the Furnace Stack Pavilion. There will be a variety of projects to cater to all age groups so bring out the entire family. Lunch will be provided by the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace and free camping (while sites are available) will be offered to non-profit groups that are interested in participating. Volunteers can work as long as they wish and projects will wrap up around 12:00 p.m.ActivitiesEarth DayVolunteers[Click Here To Register For Earth Day Volunteer Clean-up - 99 Openings Available]

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April

19

2014

Earth Treasure Hunting

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionImagine finding something older than dinosaurs! This is a very likely possibility if you join in this trek along F.J. Sayers Lake. The dried lake bed provides an excellent opportunity to find fossils from critters that lived millions of years ago. Join the naturalist as he shares some unique features of the park while on this hike. Meet at the ELC for a strategy session before driving to the fossil pit!ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Saturday

April

19

2014

Easter Egg Hunt

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LocationGifford Pinchot State Park
2200 Rosstown Rd.CityLewisberryStatePAZip Code17339-9787CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionThe Pinchot Park Lions Club is holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19, 2014, beginning at 1:00 pm at the Quaker Race Day Use Area. Children through age 12 can participate.
The age groups are: 1 year- to 4 year olds; 4 year- to 8 year olds; and 8 year- to 12 year olds.SponsorsPinchot Park Lions ClubContact Phone717-432-5011ActivitiesChildren's Programs

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April

19

2014

Easter Egg Hunt

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2939CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionKeystone State Park’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the beach area and is for children 10 years of age and younger. Registration will start at 10:00 AM at the Beach House, and the Egg Hunts will begin at 11:00 AM. Don’t miss this special day with the Easter Bunny, fire trucks, face painting and more!
This event is made possible by the Friends of Keystone State Park. Funds support park projects, programs and events.
SponsorsFriends of KeystoneContactsPam McQuistianContact Emailpmcquistia@pa.govContact Phone724-668-2566ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsOther

Saturday

April

19

2014

Friends of Raccoon Creek Hiking Club

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LocationRaccoon Creek State Park
3000 State Route 18CityHookstownStatePAZip Code15050-9416Location Phone724-899-3611CountyBeaverRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionOpen to anyone interested in exploring the natural wonders and historical places within Raccoon Creek State Park. The hike will begin at the Camp Trail Parking Lot on Cabin Road and cover around 6 miles over moderate terrain. Please dress appropriately and bring water, snacks, lunch, and raingear if needed. Free Program.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

Saturday

April

19

2014

Frog Song

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LocationCanoe Creek State Park
205 Canoe Creek RoadCityHollidaysburgStatePAZip Code16648-9752CountyBlairRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionTake a stroll into the spring woods to a beautiful vernal pool to learn about the importance these pools play in amphibian habitat. You’ll learn some spring frog calls and get to know our local frogs. Be dressed to get muddy!
Meet at Wentz Education Center.
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Saturday

April

19

2014

Greenwood Furnace Spring Clean-Up Day

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LocationGreenwood Furnace State Park, 15795 Greenwood RoadCityHuntingdonStatePAZip Code16652-5831Location Phone814-667-1800CountyHuntingdonRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionGreenwood Furnace State Park will hold its annual Spring Clean-up Day from 9 am to 12 pm on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Volunteers should report to the Blacksmith Shop for orientation and work assignments. You can easily register online or by calling the park office at 814-667-1800 by Wednesday, April 16. A free lunch will be provided by the Friends of Greenwood Furnace, WHipple Dam, and Penn-Roosevelt State Parks.

Spring Clean-up Day is an excellent way to give something back to the parks by lending a hand in getting them ready for the summer. Volunteers will be asked to work on small and large clean-up projects and will be assigned to projects based on their skills, abilities and desires. Participants should bring work gloves, and if possible, tools such as rakes and shovels that may be in short supply. Boy and Girl Scouts can earn community service time by participating in the event.
SponsorsFriend of Greenwood Furnace, Whipple Dam, and Penn Roosevelt State ParksContactsPaul FagleyContact Emailpfagley@pa.govMore Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/greenwoodfurnace.aspxActivitiesEarth DayOther[Click Here To Register For Greenwood Furnace Spring Clean-Up Day]

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April

19

2014

Guided Bird Walk

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LocationNescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole RoadCityDrumsStatePAZip Code18222Location Phone570-403-2006CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin conservation volunteer Dave Kruel for a morning stroll to look and listen for birds! You don't want to miss the springtime return of some of the park's most musicial residents. Wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars. The park will also have limited pairs to borrow. Registration is required by calling 570-403-2006. Meet at the park office. Free.ActivitiesWildlife Watching/Birding

Saturday

April

19

2014

Just for Kids: Art in the Park with Artist Jan Lokuta

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LocationNescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole RoadCityDrumsStatePAZip Code18222Location Phone570-403-2006CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionChildren 3 years and older are invited to help us continue our mural series focusing on the changing seasons at Nescopeck State Park. We will finish our snow scene started at WinterFest and create a new panel depicting the much anticipated coming of spring. No special skills are needed and all materials are provided. Come join artist Jan Lokuta and get inspired by the beauty around you! Ages 3 & up. Registration required by calling 570-403-2006. Meet at the park office. Free.ActivitiesChildren's Programs

Saturday

April

19

2014

Old School Diamond VIntage Base Ball Event

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LocationGreenwood Furnace State Park
15795 Greenwood RoadCityHuntingdonStatePAZip Code16652-5831CountyHuntingdonRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescription***NOTE: CHANGE IN DATE DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER*** “Old School Diamond” is a vintage base ball themed event scheduled to take place on SATURDAY APRIL 19, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Greenwood Furnace State Park. The event will have activities for all ages, including food, games, and door-prizes from local sponsors, all themed around base ball of the 19th century. The event will be completely free of cost to all participants, and no registration is required before the event.
The entire event will be featuring the history of the classic American game of base ball in the 19th century. The day will start off with different educational activities for all ages including base ball arts and crafts, music, food, such as hot dogs and crackerjack, and building athletic skills in base ball. The second half of the day will be spent on Greenwood Furnace’s baseball field, playing out a full vintage game together as a team, following the rules and regulations of the time. It will be a wonderfully fun and creative event for you and your family to enjoy.

One of the dedicated event planners, Christina Ruzzo, said the following regarding the event: “Working with Greenwood Furnace State Park to plan Diamond in the Rough has taught me so much about how America's past time has changed since it's founding days! This event will give people the chance to learn about and participate in a true replication of vintage baseball”

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About Recreation, Park and Tourism Management 356
Each semester, RPTM 356 students collaborate with 10 local non-profit organizations, campus organizations and state parks to plan, promote, implement and evaluate special events. Generally free and available for to the public to enjoy, students acquire practical event planning experience, while agencies benefit from a special event. The class instructor is Kathleen Raupach, MSActivitiesHistory ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsSpecial Events

Saturday

April

19

2014

Presque Isle's 58th Annual Spring Clean-Up

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionHelp keep Presque Isle beautiful and volunteer for the Spring Clean-Up! Meet at the Rotary Pavilion between 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM to sign in and receive materials. Lunch provided from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Prizes for the most unusual piece of trash. Appropriate for all ages and organizations. Service hours available. Groups larger than 20 may pre-register by April 12th by emailing bgula@pa.gov. Individuals and small groups do not pre-register.Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesOther

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April

19

2014

Rabbits and Hares of Pennsylvania

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionHelp celebrate Easter at the Elk Country Visitor Center as you enjoy a special program about the different species of rabbits and hares that inhabit the state. After the program participate in some “Easter theme” make and take activities.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Saturday

April

19

2014

Seasonal Pool Exploration

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionTake a short hike to a seasonal pool. Find out what they are and what kinds of animals visit them. Please wear shoes that can get wet. Meet at the park office.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Saturday

April

19

2014

Spring Easter Egg Hunt

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionThe Friends of Prince Gallitzin State Park will be sponsoring the annual Spring Easter Egg Hunt at Muskrat Beach 2 on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 1pm. Kids will be broken in to age catagories and special prizes will be given out to lucky children that find prize eggs. The Easter Bunny will be there for pictures.SponsorsFriends of Prince Gallitzin State ParkContactsPark OfficeContact Emailprincegallitzinsp@state.pa.usContact Phone814-674-1000ActivitiesSpecial Events

Saturday

April

19

2014

Spring Wildflower Walk

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

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

Saturday

April

19

2014

The Art of Nature

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionBring your children to the pavilion at Muskrat Beach #3 for some nature-inspired craft time! Craft projects are designed for ages 4-12 and may include leaf rubbings, track printing, making a nature journal, recycled ornaments, craft-a-critter, or others. While you’re there, learn about the DiscoverE series of programs for children coming up this season.ActivitiesChildren's Programs

Saturday

April

19

2014

Tracking!

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist at the Brightbill Center to learn some of the tricks to finding our furry and feathered residents at the park. We will go on a short hike in search of evidence of who has been around.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

Saturday

April

19

2014

Woodpecker Walk

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist for a walk through the campground as we search for one our noisier feathered friends. Discover some of the amazing special features woodpeckers have that allow it to chisel holes and hang from tree trunks. Binoculars will be provided. Meet at the Interpretive Center.ActivitiesInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

Sunday

April

20

2014

Above and Beyond Hike

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionMeet at the Park Office to head up the old Knobsville Road to the park overlook. See Cowans Gap from the top of Cove Mountain.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

Sunday

April

20

2014

Panfish Tournament

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LocationGifford Pinchot State Park
2200 Rosstown Rd.CityLewisberryStatePAZip Code17339-9787CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionNortheast Panfish League will be holding a panfish tournament on Pinchot Lake. Event time: 7:00 am
SponsorsNortheast Panfish LeagueContactsGregory MartinContact Phone570-660-3143ActivitiesFishing/Spinning Tackle

Sunday

April

20

2014

Wood Frog Walk

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionHave you heard the wood frogs clacking? Or the spring peepers calling? Meet at the Amphitheater where we will set out to see if we can find who is making all that noise!ActivitiesInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

Tuesday

April

22

2014

FULL - Tiny Tots - Wonderful Worms - Tues PM

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LocationMeet in at Office/Classroom
Tyler State Park
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151Location Phone215-968-3609CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionIn this program for ages 3- kindergarten (with parents), we will meet some of our best friends in the garden - WORMS! We'll investigate how worms look and move and we'll plant some seeds for our own home gardens!

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 only your family and maybe one other. These are public programs for individual families. If you have an organized group, please contact me; we can schedule a program just for you!


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.

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April

23

2014

FULL - Tiny Tots - Wonderful Worms - Wed PM

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Tyler State Park
101 Swamp Rd.CityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151Location Phone215-968-3609CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionIn this program for ages 3- kindergarten (with parents), we will meet some of our best friends in the garden - WORMS! We'll investigate how worms look and move and we'll plant some seeds for our own home gardens!

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 only your family and maybe one other. These are public programs for individual families. If you have an organized group, please contact me; we can schedule a program just for you!


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.

Wednesday

April

23

2014

Lyrids Meteor Shower Watch

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionEnjoy watching some of the Lyrids Meteor Shower. This meteor shower is a smaller shower which normally produces 20 meteors an hour at its peak. We won't see the peak during this time, but should see some meteors. The Lyrids is known for its long bright trains. Meet at Boat Launch #2 on West Side Road.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsStargazing

Wednesday

April

23

2014

Spring Homeschool Day

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionIt's time to celebrate spring! If you haven't shaken off the winter blues yet, join the naturalists on fun filled "natural science" themed day. This event will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd at the Rotary Pavilion on Presque Isle State Park, and at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, from 9:30 AM until 3:00 PM. Meet at the Rotary Pavilion at 9:30 AM to check in. There is something for all ages, and a special program for parents as well. Bring a packed lunch and dress for outdoor weather, as this rain or shine. After lunch, enjoy a special movie, "Mysteries of the Unseen World" at the Big Green Screen. Pre-registration is required with a fee of $8.00 per child and $5.00 per parent, no later than Friday, April 18th. If participants are unable to attend the program, the registration fees are non-refundable. No charge for parents for the program. Parents are invited to participate with their children, but parents of children ages Pre-K through 1st Grade are required to remain with their children.Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesOther

Wednesday

April

23

2014

Wednesday Hike for the Work Weary

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

Thursday

April

24

2014

Everybody into the "Vernal" Pool

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LocationLackawanna State Park
1839 Abington RdCityNorth Abington TownshipStatePAZip Code18414-9785Location Phone570-945-7110CountyLackawannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJohn Jose from Ottercreek Environmental Education Services will be leading this evening search of our vernal pool friends....frogs and salamanders. Topics to be covered include safe handling of these sensitive critters, tips and tricks on how to identify, photograph and record their calls. For those interested, John will also demonstrate how to log in your finds in the PA Amphibian and Reptile Survey a statewide data base for citizens to help determine activity on or near your own areas.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs[Click Here To Register For Everybody into the "Vernal" Pool - 25 Openings Available]

Thursday

April

24

2014

Homeschool Day at Prince Gallitzin

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCalling all homeschoolers! Bring your children in grades K-6 to Prince Gallitzin for some fun and learning. Topics for the day will be songbird migration and becoming an outdoors detective. Students will enjoy learning through stories, crafts, games, and hands-on activities. This program is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. To register your child, please contact Beth Garner at 814-674-1000 x105 or princeprogramssp@pa.gov. Program size is limited so registering early is encouraged. All programs will be held outdoors, so please dress accordingly. Please bring a lunch. Meet at the pavilion at Pickerel Pond.ActivitiesHomeschool ProgramChildren's ProgramsTo register for this program, please contact Beth Garner at 814-674-1000 x105 or princeprogramssp@pa.gov. Thank you!

Thursday

April

24

2014

Student’s Environmental Service Day

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LocationR.B. Winter State Park
17215 Buffalo RoadCityMifflinburgStatePAZip Code17844-9656Location Phone570-966-1455CountyUnionRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionHELP WANTED: STUDENTS WHO CARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT! Teachers, celebrate Earth and Arbor Day with your class by getting involved in some environmentally friendly projects at the park. Public, private and home-schooled students are encouraged to attend. Planned projects include shrub and tree planting, mulching trails, and park cleanup activities. A brief program on Earth and Arbor days will kick off the event followed by projects. Classes and families need to pre-register by calling the office at (570) 966-1455. Only a limited number of students can be accepted so please make arrangements as soon as possible.ActivitiesVolunteer Work Day[Click Here To Register For Student’s Environmental Service Day - 25 Openings Available]

Friday

April

25

2014

Earth Day Eve Paddle

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin Tussey Mountain Outfitters and Bald Eagle State Park for this paddle on F.J. Sayers Lake! This paddle is for novice and experienced boaters. Cost - $15 per person for canoe or kayak. Children ages 10-16 need to be accompanied by an adult in a canoe. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, April 24th by calling the ELC at 814-625-9369! Meet at the Park Office.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking

Friday

April

25

2014

Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints- Awesome Owl

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a fun morning in the outdoors with the half-pints in your life! This program is for ages 2-6 and will include a story, craft and activity. Please dress for the outdoors. Program will be held rain or shine. Siblings are welcome; however, when registering, please only count the number of children between the ages of 2-6.

Meet at the Fuller Lake bath house.

Pine Grove Furnace Half-pints will be held every Friday from April 11-April 25 at 9:30am and 11:00am.
The 9:30am and 11:00am session will be identical each Friday.
Please register for each session individually.

The registration link below is for:
Awesome Owl, April 25, 9:30am
ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsSorry, the registration for this event is closed at this time.

Friday

April

25

2014

Pine Grove Furnace Half-Pints- Awesome Owl

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a fun morning in the outdoors with the half-pints in your life! This program is for ages 2-6 and will include a story, craft and activity. Please dress for the outdoors. Program will be held rain or shine. Siblings are welcome; however, when registering, please only count the number of children between the ages of 2-6.

Meet at the Fuller Lake bath house.

Pine Grove Furnace Half-pints will be held every Friday from April 11-April 25 at 9:30am and 11:00am.
The 9:30am and 11:00am session will be identical each Friday.
Please register for each session individually.

The registration link below is for:
Awesome Owl, April 25, 11:00 am
ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsSorry, the registration for this event is closed at this time.

Friday

April

25

2014

Presentations by Hawk Mountain Interns

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LocationNolde Forest Environmental Education Center
2910 New Holland RoadCityReadingStatePAZip Code19607Location Phone610-796-3699CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionThe Mengel Natural History Society hosts presentations the Hawk Mountain interns, scientist-naturalists from around the world. Presentation is open to the public and begins in the C.H. McConnell Center at 7:30 PM. Followed by spring wildflower exchange and give-away.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Friday

April

25

2014

Raccoon Lake Night Paddle and Campout

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LocationRaccoon Creek State Park
3000 State Route 18CityHookstownStatePAZip Code15050-9416Location Phone724-899-3611CountyBeaverRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionSo how's a night paddle and camp out on the beach sound? We'll also throw in a campfire and some star gazing to finish out the evening. The program is limited to 15 participants and you must have your own kayak or canoe and necessary camping equipment. Pre-registrations on-line by April 21 required. No organized groups. Contact paadams@pa.gov for questions. Details will be sent once registered. Free program.ActivitiesCampingCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking[Click Here To Register For Raccoon Lake Night Paddle and Campout - 9 Openings Available]

Friday

April

25

2014

Tree ID

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionHow do you identify a tree without its leaves? Stop by the Brightbill Center to find out! This hands-on activity will teach you what you need to name the local trees around you.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

Saturday

April

26

2014

AMC Spring Bike Ride - 18 mi.

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LocationDelaware Canal State Park
11 Lodi Hill RoadCityUpper Black EddyStatePAZip Code18972-9540Location Phone610-982-5560CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionA moderately-paced, approx 18 mile loop ride on back roads and on the Delaware Canal Towpath from the park office on Lodi Hill Rd. in Upper Black Eddy, PA to Riegelsville and back. Bring your own bike (or borrow a loaner from us). We'll bike north on winding NJ country roads past the Milford Bluffs, stop for lunch in Riegelsville, PA, then return via the towpath. Some moderate hills. Please bring water, a snack and lunch (option to buy). Helmets are required, and narrow (street) tires are strongly discouraged, due to the rough nature of riding on the towpath. Program will be cancelled in the event of heavy downpours or thunderstorms. Please call or e-mail to request a loaner bike.

AMC membership not required.ContactsIan KindleContact Emailikindle@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0166More Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/delawarecanal/index.htmActivitiesBikingInterpretive Programs[Click Here To Register For AMC Spring Bike Ride - 18 mi. - 18 Openings Available]

Saturday

April

26

2014

ATV Safety Class

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

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2014

Bald Eagle State Park Cleanup Day

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist and other volunteers for a day of park beautification! Projects will include litter pickup and trash removal with gloves and gear being provided. Families, individuals, and groups are welcome to attend! Please meet at the Environmental Learning Center and we will then travel to the cleanup site. Pre-registration is required by Wednesday April 23rd by calling 814-625-9369.ActivitiesVolunteer Work Day

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Birding for Beginners

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionThe birds are busy this time of year: returning from their wintering grounds, singing, setting up territories, and selecting mates for nesting. It is an exciting time of year to begin birding! Join us for a program about how to get started. Learn about field guides and binoculars, and gather tips for identifying birds you see. We’ll practice on some birds that won’t fly away! Meet at the pavilion at Pickerel Pond.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding

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Creating Backyard Habitat

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LocationNockamixon State Park
Education Center
1542 Mountain View Dr.CityQuakertownStatePAZip Code18951-5732Location Phone215-529-7307CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionBackyard gardens are a great way to attract wildlife. We'll go over some good plants that are beneficial to wildlife and plants to avoid. We'll also discuss how to create shelters for animals in your yard, such as nest boxes.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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26

2014

Earth Day

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionHelp beautify Black Moshannon State Park after the long winter months. Projects include trail maintenance, litter pickup, leaf removal, native plant gardening and many more. Families, individuals, and groups are welcome! Free camping is available for Friday and Saturday evenings. A free lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required. You can pre-register through the calendar or call 814-342-5960.ActivitiesEarth DayVolunteer Work Day[Click Here To Register For Earth Day - 100 Openings Available]

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Earth Day at Jacobsburg

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionCelebrate Earth Day at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center by joining us for a bird banding demonstration, service project, and wildflower walk. Bring your lunch and spend the day outside learning about birds and wildflowers while also giving back to your local education center.ContactsLauren ForsterContact Emaillaforster@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesEarth DayInterpretive ProgramsVolunteer Work DayWildlife Monitoring[Click Here To Register For Earth Day at Jacobsburg - 12 Openings Available]

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2014

Earth Day Clean Up

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LocationFrances Slocum State Park
565 Mount Olivet Rd.CityWyomingStatePAZip Code18644-9333Location Phone570-696-3525CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionVolunteers are needed for general park clean up. Meet at the park office . Gloves and bags provided.
**Organized groups are asked to call at least 2 weeks in advance so we can plan projects accordingly.

ContactsKathy KelchnerContact Emailnrspfrsleep@pa.govContact Phone570-696-9105ActivitiesEarth DayVolunteer Work Day

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2014

Earth Day Clean-up

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LocationTobyhanna State Park
114 Campground RdCityTobyhannaStatePAZip Code18466-0387Location Phone570-894-8336CountyMonroeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionIn celebration of Earth Day, Tobyhanna State Park is welcoming you to help us keep our earth beautiful. We will be cleaning up litter on our trails, roadways, shorelines and campground area. We also have a goal of having our volunteers plant trees and a garden. We encourage particpants to dress appropriately. We will have orange safety vests available for all volunteers. We ask volunteers to report to the pavilion at 8:30 am in order to assign groups to a project to start our Earth Day Clean-up event at 9:00 am. Registration will also occur at this time. The clean-up will conclude at 12:00 pm. Following, to show appreciation of our volunteers a light lunch will be provided at the pavilion.ActivitiesEarth DayCommunity Tree Planting EventsVolunteersHiking and Walking[Click Here To Register For Earth Day Clean-up - 30 Openings Available]

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26

2014

Earth Day Clean-up

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LocationNockamixon State Park
1542 Mountain View Dr.CityQuakertownStatePAZip Code18951-5732Location Phone215-529-7307CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin the park in getting ready for our busy season. Projects can include (but aren’t limited to): butterfly garden weeding, invasive species removal, trail maintenance, and trash pick-up. Please pre-register so we know how many volunteers to expect. Please wear old clothes and bring work gloves.ActivitiesVolunteer Work Day[Click Here To Register For Earth Day Clean-up - 37 Openings Available]

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26

2014

Earth Week Geocache CITO (Cache In Trash Out)

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LocationLackawanna State Park
1839 Abington RdCityNorth Abington TownshipStatePAZip Code18414-9785Location Phone570-945-7110CountyLackawannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionCome join us in keeping our State Park Beautiful. This will be an all day event with a meet and greet in the morning hours.

In conjunction with The Great American Clean Up of PA. the park will be hosting this CITO event in honor of Earth Week. So join us and earn your geocaching.com souvenir.

The Northeast Pennsylvania Geocachers Association invites you to come join the fun online at nepageocachers.org for the latest news, events, tricks & tips, and just plain fun with your geocaching neighbors.
Don't worry about bringing supplies, LSP will be providing bags, gloves and safety vests. Please make sure you sign out and sign out hours in the log book. Pets are welcome but must be leashed. Feel free to geocache at your leisure after clean up.
Make sure you dress for the weather.
SponsorsGxProxy, Aura Design Group & The Northeast Pennsylvania Geocachers AssociationActivitiesGeocachingEarth Day

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2014

Geocaching Program

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313Location Phone814-723-0250CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin the Chapman State Park naturalist and education coordinator for this high tech treasure hunt, and learn the basics of this extremely popular recreational activity. GPS units provided, or bring your own. Call Abby Skinner to register at 814-723-3577. Cost is $5.SponsorsJCC Warren CenterContactsAbigail SkinnerContact Phone814-723-3577ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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Paddle Without Pollution Slippery Rock Creek Clean Up

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LocationJennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd.CitySlippery RockStatePAZip Code16057-5023Location Phone724-794-6011CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionStay tuned for more information! Registration is through Paddle Without Pollution at http://paddlewithoutpollution.com/ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingVolunteer Work Day

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2014

Spring Celebration!

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin us for the clean-up day in the morning, bring a lunch, then relax and enjoy some family-friendly fun at Pavilion #1. Recycled crafts, games, scavenger hunts and other eco-friendly activities for all ages!ActivitiesFestivalsEarth Day

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2014

Spring into Action Park Cleanup

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LocationNescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole RoadCityDrumsStatePAZip Code18222Location Phone570-403-2006CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionIt's that time of year! Our annual park cleanup has arrived and help is needed with a variety of projects. Please register your group so we can plan projects accordingly and be sure to specify if you're bringing younger helpers such as scouts. Registration is required by calling 570-403-2006. Meet at the park office.ActivitiesVolunteer Work Day

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Spring Walk

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LocationCanoe Creek State Park
205 Canoe Creek RoadCityHollidaysburgStatePAZip Code16648-9752CountyBlairRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionEnjoy a walk to see the signs of spring. From birds to wildflowers to frogs and turtles, we’ll discover the spring season! Be dressed for mud.
Meet at Wentz Education Center.
ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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2014

Spring Wildflower Walk

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LocationRaccoon Creek State Park
3000 State Route 18CityHookstownStatePAZip Code15050-9416Location Phone724-899-3611CountyBeaverRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionSpring has finally arrived and with it the long anticipated and spectacular spring wildflowers. Join park educators for a guided tour of these short-lived beauties. The Wildflower Reserve has one of the most diverse populations of plants in the state. Be prepared for wet trails and moderate hiking. Meet at the Parks Wildflower Reserve Nature Center on Route 30.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

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2014

Spring Wildflower Walk

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LocationRaccoon Creek State Park
3000 State Route 18CityHookstownStatePAZip Code15050-9416Location Phone724-899-3611CountyBeaverRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionSpring has finally arrived and with it the long anticipated and spectacular spring wildflowers. Join park educators for a guided tour of these short-lived beauties. The Wildflower Reserve has one of the most diverse populations of plants in the state. Be prepared for wet trails and moderate hiking. Meet at the Parks Wildflower Reserve Nature Center on Route 30.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

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2014

Springtime Herpin'

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LocationNescopeck State Park
1137 Honey Hole RoadCityDrumsStatePAZip Code18222Location Phone570-403-2006CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionLearn the fascinating ecology of local herps (reptiles and amphibians), field techniques to locate and identify them, and how you, as a citizen scientist, can make a contribution to the conservation of these amazing animals by submitting your own herp observations to the new PA Amphibian and Reptile Survey. After a slide presentation, biologist John Jose will lead an exploratory walk on park grounds to locate amphibians and reptiles. We'll then return to the park office to document our findings. Space is limited. Registration is required by calling 570-403-2006. Meet at the park office. Free. Ages 8 & up.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

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2014

The Land Down Under

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionWhat land can lay claim to being both a continent and a country, as well as having kangaroos, wallabies, boomerangs, and didgeridoos? That’s right, it’s Australia. You are invited to a special program on Australia and New Zealand with our Guest Presenter, Mr. Robert Bolt. Bob, a retired educator, is not only an avid outdoor enthusiast but a “world traveler”. Having spent a month in Australia and New Zealand, he has many amazing facts, photos, items, and amusing, entertaining anecdotes to share as he toured the major cities, deserts, the Northern Wetlands, and the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, as well as the Glaciers and other fascinating geographical points of New Zealand. Don’t miss this one!ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Volunteer Day

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LocationBenjamin Rush State Park
c/o Fort Washington State ParkCityFort WashingtonStatePAZip Code19034-2107Location Phone215-591-5250CountyPhiladelphiaRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionCome and see the new and improved Benjamin Rush State Park and help us clean up the remaining trash in and around the park. The parks new entrance is located off Southampton Road a few hundred feet east of Roosevelt Blvd, Route 1. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.ActivitiesEarth DayVolunteer Work Day

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2014

Volunteer Park Cleanup

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionVolunteers of all ages are invited to the park for our annual spring cleanup event. Gloves, bags and snacks will be provided to participants. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. To register for this event, please contact Beth Garner at 814-674-1000 x105 or princeprogramssp@pa.gov. Meet at the park office conference room, which can be accessed at the rear of the building. Help get your local state park in tip-top shape for summer!ActivitiesEarth DayVolunteersVolunteer Work Day

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2014

Volunteer Spring Clean-up

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LocationR.B. Winter State Park
17215 Buffalo RoadCityMifflinburgStatePAZip Code17844-9656CountyUnionRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionHelp get R. B. Winter State Park in good condition after the long winter. Volunteers are needed for raking leaves in the campground, litter and brush clean ups, trail maintenance, tidying the park’s butterfly and wildflower gardens and other projects. If you or your group would like a hands-on way to celebrate Earth or Arbor Day, please contact the park office for details and let us know if you plan to attend.
Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center Open House 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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2014

Volunteer Work Day

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionHelp us keep the park in tip-top shape! Volunteers are needed to assist with trail maintance, litter clean up, gardening, nature center chores, and campground clean up. If interested, please contact the park office at (717) 485-3948.ActivitiesVolunteer Work Day

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26

2014

Walk for Autism

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionThe Autism Society of America is organizing this two mile walk to increase awareness of autism, to support national research and to fund projects and activities for individuals with autism in our community. Everyone is invited to particpate! Particpants can walk, ride bikes, rollerblade, and bring strollers and wagons. We will have the Bounce-a-lot (weather permitting), themed basket auction, food area where a free lunch will be provided, and an arts and crafts tent. A registration fee of $20 will be charged to cover the cost of the official t-shirt and a $15 donation to the Autism Society - Northwestern Pennsylvania.SponsorsAutism Society of Northwestern PAContactsTish BartlettContact Emailautismsociety@nwpaasa.orgContact Phone814-455-3540More Infohttp://www.nwpa-asa.orgActivitiesOther

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2014

Whipple Dam Spring Clean-Up Day

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LocationGreenwood Furnace State Park
15795 Greenwood RoadCityHuntingdonStatePAZip Code16652-5831Location Phone814-667-1800CountyHuntingdonRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionWhipple Dam State Park will hold a Spring Clean-up Day from 9 am to 12 pm on Saturday, April 26, 2014, held by the Friends of Greenwood Furnace, Whipple Dam, and Penn-Roosevelt State Parks. Volunteers should report to the Concession Stand for orientation and work assignments. You can easily register online or by calling the Greenwood Furnace State Park office at 814-667-1800 by Wednesday, April 23. A free lunch will be provided by the Friends of Greenwood Furnace, WHipple Dam, and Penn-Roosevelt State Parks.

Spring Clean-up Day is an excellent way to give something back to the parks by lending a hand in getting them ready for the summer. Volunteers will be asked to work on small and large clean-up projects and will be assigned to projects based on their skills, abilities and desires. Participants should bring work gloves, and if possible, tools such as rakes and shovels that may be in short supply. Boy and Girl Scouts can earn community service time by participating in the event.
Event Time: 9: a.m. to 12 p.m.SponsorsFriends of Greenwood Furnace, Whipple Dam, and Roosevelt State ParksContactsPaul FagleyContact Emailpfagley@pa.govMore Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/greenwoodfurnace.aspxActivitiesOther[Click Here To Register For Whipple Dam Spring Clean-Up Day]

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Wild Side of Weather Hike

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LocationShawnee State Park
132 State Park RoadCitySchellsburgStatePAZip Code15559-7300CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionAfter helping out with the Earth Day projects at the park, come along to celebrate Sky Awareness Week with a hike. Enjoy a leisurely hike along the Lakeshore Trail to the dam and back. Along the way, we will learn about the weather during several rest periods along the way. Learn how to read the clouds and learn about weather lore. Find out what weather sayings can help you out and which ones just leave you feeling wet. Learn how to look for changes in the weather to keep you and your family safe. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring plenty of water.ActivitiesWilderness SurvivalHiking and Walking

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2014

Wilderness & Remote First Aid Course

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LocationKings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Rd.CityCarlisleStatePAZip Code17015-9306CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionPenn Trails, a locally based outdoor recreation business will offer several Wilderness & Remote First Aid courses at Kings Gap in the Winter & Spring of 2014. Participants must be 16 years or older. Class size is limited to registration of 12 persons total.

The course provides individuals and groups with a foundation of wilderness & remote first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services (EMS) response. This includes wilderness and remote environments, including urban disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes, as well as wilderness settings.

This course is taught by an American Red Cross authorized Wilderness and Remote First Aid instructor. American Red Cross certification will be issued upon successful completion and testing in the course, which is valid for 2 years. Course handbook and materials included in course fee. Fee: $130.00

To register, contact Penn Trails by phone: 717.486.4455; email: info@penntrails.com; or on the web: www.penntrails.com
SponsorsPENN TRAILS, LLCContactswww.penntrails.comContact Emailinfo@penntrails.comContact Phone717.486.4455ActivitiesWilderness SurvivalWorkshop

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Wildflower Walk

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LocationCanoe Creek State Park
205 Canoe Creek RoadCityHollidaysburgStatePAZip Code16648-9752CountyBlairRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionThe spring wildflowers are blooming. Come see the jewels of the forest for a glimpse of the beauty of spring. Be dressed for unpredictable spring weather and mud!
Meet at Wentz Education Center.
ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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2014

Woodsy Owl Weekend

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LocationParker Dam State Park
28 Fairview RoadCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionAnyone who wishes to volunteer, even just for the day, can participate in the Saturday volunteer sessions. But, beginning Friday, campsites will be available only on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors will not be charged the normal overnight camping fee (Friday and Saturday night) in agreement that they participate in both the Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon work sessions that will be used to spruce up the park in anticipation of the upcoming summer season. Past work has included leaf raking, mulching, flowerbed improvements, tree planting, cleaning fire rings, trail clearing, and other projects. Aside from the obvious incentive of a free weekend of camping, participants will be able to experience the rewards of volunteering in the outdoors and having a part in the beautification of our natural and recreational resources. All volunteers will meet at the campground host site (#107) at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. If you have a group of volunteers (Cub Scouts, etc.), please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (814) 765-0630 to discuss appropriate projects for your group's numbers and abilities that day.ActivitiesOtherSpecial EventsVolunteers

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27

2014

ATV Safety Class

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

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2014

Cache In, Trash Out CITO clean-up event

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LocationMoraine State Park
528 Launch
Off Prospect exit of 422CityProspectStatePAZip Code16052CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionA local geocacheing group, Butler Area Cachers of Note (BACON) is hosting a clean-up day: On Sunday. April 27, 2014, we will be hosting a CITO (Cache In Trash Out) event beginning at 9:00 AM and running until we run out of trash or energy, whichever comes first. We will be meeting in the parking lot at 528 Boat Launch and focusing on the areas between Trout Cove and the Upper 528 Boat Launch. Many of the areas will be a 1.5 terrain and are accessible by road but we hope to form a couple of heartier teams to pack out some trash from a few of the further reaches. Gloves and proper attire is a must, the task will expose you to sharp objects and many areas on the fringes where the trash hides are also great for briars and ticks. If you are willing to go into the woods you may want to bring an old pack or duffle to help carry out. We will be policing up the area between Trout Cove and the Upper 528 Launch. Come show your support for a great cause and help us clean up. We would like to invite others to come, help the park and, of course, if they are interested, they can learn about the great family activity of Geocaching too. BRING YOUR OWN WATER AND SNACKS AND DRESS FOR ROUGH TERRAINSponsorsBACONActivitiesGeocachingVolunteer Work Day

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2014

CSI-PLant Sleuth

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LocationKings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Rd.CityCarlisleStatePAZip Code17015-9306CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionCalling all citizen scientists! Every plant tells a story. Project BudBurst is a network of people across the United States who monitor plants as the seasons change and submit ecological data based on the timing of leafing, flowering, and fruiting of plants.

Learn how to collect such observations to share with other citizen scientists through this free web-based program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, that contributes to understanding environmental change. Parents and teachers can use Project Budburst as an informal educational tool to get children excited about nature.

Discover more about the stories plants can tell. This free program will meet at the education building in the Mansion Day Use area and will include a short walk in the Mansion garden. Recommended for ages 8 through adult.Contact Emailkingsgapsp@pa.govContact Phone717-486-3799ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Earth Day Spring Clean-up

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LocationNorth Shore Pavilion
Yellow Creek State Park
170 Route 259 HighwayCityPenn RunStatePAZip Code15765-5941Location Phone724-357-7913CountyIndianaRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionCome join us to celebrate Earth Day this year at Yellow Creek State Park. We need your help to upgrade the trails, construct a new trail to the North Shore Amphitheater, upkeep of Native Species and Herb Gardens, and erect a Purple Martin Box and much, much more. Bring sturdy shoes, work clothes, work gloves and bring a friend. We have projects for all ability levels and the work party will be on, rain or shine. If you have a large group of volunteers (Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts etc.), please contact Mike Shaffer at (724) 357-7913 to discuss appropriate projects for your group's numbers and abilities that day. This event is sponsored by Friends of Yellow Creek and Yellow Creek State Park. Food and refreshments will be on hand thanks to the generosity of Friends of Yellow Creek. Pre-registration is required, so we know how much food to get and provide enough work projects for everyone. To register call the Park Office at (724) 357-7913.SponsorsFriends of Yellow CreekContactsMike ShafferContact Emailmishaffer@pa.govContact Phone724-357-7913ActivitiesEarth DayVolunteer Work Day

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FAMILY Fishing Program - ages 8+ with adult

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LocationTyler State Park
Meet at the Maze Picnic Area
101 Swamp RoadCityNewtownStatePAZip Code18940-1151CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionLooking for a great way to connect with your family? Discover just how much fun fishing can be when you do it together at a Family Fishing Program. Join State Park and Fish and Boat Commission education staff to learn basic fishing skills like knot tying, casting, baiting the hook, and taking a fish off the hook. You and your family will have the opportunity to fish – no fishing license required. All equipment provided.
The “catch???” Adults must bring a child and children must bring an adult. You must register as a family. You’ll be learning and fishing together.


SponsorsPA Fish and Boat CommissionMore Infohttp://www.fish.state.pa.usActivitiesChildren's ProgramsFishing/Spinning TackleInterpretive Programs[Click Here To Register For FAMILY Fishing Program - ages 8+ with adult - 17 Openings Available]

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2014

Friends of Raccoon Creek Art Club

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LocationRaccoon Creek State Park
3000 State Route 18CityHookstownStatePAZip Code15050-9416Location Phone724-899-3611CountyBeaverRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionDo you enjoy drawing, painting, photography or just being artistic? The Friends of Raccoon Creek Art Club invites anyone from beginner to skilled artist to practice their artistic talents while enjoying the outdoors at Raccoon Creek State Park. Please dress for nature walks and bring a notebook/sketch pad. Except for May, November and December the group meets the last Sunday of each month at the Parks Wildflower Reserve Nature Center from 2pm-5pm. Individuals and families welcome, small groups please call ahead. For more information, contact the park at 724-899-3611. Free program.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding

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Scout Stewards: Invasive Species

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LocationJennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd.CitySlippery RockStatePAZip Code16057-5023Location Phone724-794-6011CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionThe second in this year’s “Scout Stewards” series, this event is part of our “Take Back the Woods: Battling Invasive Species” effort. Scouts will learn about the importance of maintaining native plant species at Jennings, and will participate in a volunteer project to rid the park of unwanted, invasive plants. Participating scouts will receive a commemorative patch specific to this service project. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. There is a $5 per person fee (children and adults), paid in advance, but refundable upon attendance at the event. Individual scouts or troops/packs/groups (of no more than 10) can register for the program beginning on April 4 at 9 a.m. by contacting the Center at 724-794-6011. Registration will close April 18.
ActivitiesSpecial EventsVolunteer Work Day

Sunday

April

27

2014

The Ironmaster's Challenge Trail Run & Hike

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionThe Central Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club invite you to participate in the 5th Annual Ironmaster’s Challenge.

The Ironmaster’s Challenge Event Coordination Team is gearing up for the 5th Annual Ironmaster’s Challenge on SUNDAY, APRIL 27th, 2014! We can’t wait to offer another challenging, fun, and satisfying day — you will experience the same rock scrambles, grueling ascents, ridgeline vistas, spring wildflowers, rushing streams and lakesides, and epic single track trails through Michaux State Forest, plus some new great features. Please join us for another spring adventure culminating in a festive finish-line picnic celebration at the Ironmaster’s Mansion.

For those new to the race, the Ironmaster’s Challenge features a 50K Ultra, a 15K Challenge, and a new event this year, the 25K Challenge, all of which are open to trail runners and hikers, and feature the beautiful woodlands of Pine Grove Furnace State Park and surrounding Michaux State Forest. Each course is wheel-measured and each event is professionally timed by Pretzel City Sports for instant results. Radio communications, staffed food and water checkpoints, and additional water stations are provided.

Other new features for 2014 include a new tech t-shirt design, a finisher’s premium for the 50K Ultra event, a plentiful supply of the popular beer supplied by our local beverage sponsor, The Roy Pitz Brewing Company, and new trail maps, check point locations, and water stations.

Submit your online registration early to reserve your space in a springtime experience you will never forget!

Online RegistrationSponsorsCentral Pennsylvania ConservancyContactsKaren BalabanContact EmailKMBalaban@BalabanLLC.comMore Infohttp://www.ironmasterschallenge.comActivitiesAdventure RacesHiking and Walking

Sunday

April

27

2014

WalkAmerica

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionWalk at beautiful Presque Isle State Park to help fight birth defects. Event is sponsored by the Northwest Pennsylvania Chapter of the March of Dimes. Registration begins at 11:00 AM, more information contact the March of Dimes at 814-833-4941 or you can register at www.marchforbabies.org.
SponsorsMarch of DimesContactsBarbara KuliskeContact Phone814-833-4941More Infohttp://www.marchforbabies.orgActivitiesOther

Wednesday

April

30

2014

Wednesday Hike for the Work Weary

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

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