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Tuesday

July

01

2014

Evening Kayak Paddle

Evening Kayak Paddle

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LocationLittle Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park RoadCityNewportStatePAZip Code17074-9428Location Phone717-567-9255CountyPerryRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin us for an evening shoreline paddle led by the park naturalist. We’ll talk about the history of the park, plants and animals too. Bring your own kayak or borrow one from the park. Registration is required and limited by the number of boats we have. Meet at the Boat Launch area on the East end of the lake. Suitable for beginners or novices. Must be 12 years or older to participate, under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To register or reserve a kayak call 717-567-9255.ContactsBen Ranney, Park NaturalistContact Emaillittlebuffsp@state.pa.usContact Phone717-567-9255ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingInterpretive Programs

Tuesday

July

01

2014

Pontoon Boat Eco-Tour (FULL)

Pontoon Boat Eco-Tour (FULL)

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

Tuesday

July

01

2014

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionGrab a scavenger hunt sheet at the Masker Museum and search for natural objects. Those who complete the hunt get a little prize! Meet at the Masker Museum at 2pm on 7/1/14 to pick up your sheet and get hunting!ActivitiesOther

Tuesday

July

01

2014

Storytime Hour - Chippy the Chipmunk

Storytime Hour - Chippy the Chipmunk

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin Miss Ellen for an hour of storytime and a creative activity. This program is designed for children 4 through 7. Children must be attended by an adult. Meet at the Amphitheater (by the Masker Museum) at 1pm on 7/1/14. In case of rain, program will be held in the Auditorium.ActivitiesChildren's Programs

Tuesday

July

01

2014

Stream Stroll

Stream Stroll

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionGet a cool start on summer with this easy one mile stroll along the creek that connects our Upper Lake to our Lower Lake, collecting frogs, fish and salamanders along the way. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring along a pair of shoes that can get wet. Also, wear sunblock and bring water. Meet near the Falls Pavilion at the Day Use Area on 7/1/14 at 10:00am.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

Tuesday

July

01

2014

Through Our Eyes Photography Exhibit

Through Our Eyes Photography Exhibit

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FrequencyDailyLocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionExperience the beauty of Presque Isle through the work of four outstanding local photographers on the second floor of the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Free general admission, all ages welcome.Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesOther

Tuesday

July

01

2014

Volunteer Bat Count

Volunteer Bat Count

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LocationFrench Creek State Park
843 Park RoadCityElversonStatePAZip Code19520-9523CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin the park naturalist to learn about monitoring bat populations. Watch as bats exit roosting boxes at dusk and fly off into the night sky! Listen to bats echolocating with a bat detector! Learn how you can become a citizen scientist, and monitor bat populations for the PA Game Commission. As White Nose Syndrome takes its toll on our bat populations, these monitoring programs will be extremely vital. Bring a flashlight and a blanket or chair. Meeting place is Group Camp #1 Dining Hall. Call or email Katie for directions.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsVolunteers

Wednesday

July

02

2014

1800 Hike

1800 Hike

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionTake a hike on the 1800 trail and learn how to read a contour map and trail markers. Trail is a moderate one mile hike. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Meet at the 1800 trailhead (across from the entrance to the Pines Campground) on 7/2/14 at 10am.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Programs

Wednesday

July

02

2014

Beaver Fever

Beaver Fever

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionDiscover some fascinating facts about beavers, then take a short walk to visit an active beaver lodge and a functioning beaver dam. Must have a vehicle to get to beaver lodge(located on North Shore Road in Promised Land State Park). Binoculars provided. Meet at the Amphitheater on Wed. 7/2 at 1:30pm.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

Wednesday

July

02

2014

Busy, Busy Bees

Busy, Busy Bees

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LocationWorlds End State Park
82 Cabin Bridge RdCityForksvilleStatePAZip Code18616-0062CountySullivanRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionChildren ages 4 - 8 will buzz with delight as they role-play the life of a honeybee! A bee story. craft, and sweet treat are included in this program held at the Visitor Center backyard garden.ActivitiesChildren's Programs

Wednesday

July

02

2014

Pontoon Boat Eco-Tour (FULL)

Pontoon Boat Eco-Tour (FULL)

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

Wednesday

July

02

2014

Purple Martin Nest Check

Purple Martin Nest Check

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionJoin a DCNR Environmental Education Specialist and a Purple Martin Conservation Association Field Biologist at the Rotary Pavilion to experience research and conservation efforts first-hand by assisting with a nest check of the largest of Pennsylvanian swallows. Fun for all ages, no registration. Visit www.purplemartin.org
More Infohttp://www.purplemartin.orgActivitiesOther

Wednesday

July

02

2014

Signs of Nature

Signs of Nature

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LocationKettle Creek State Park
97 Kettle Creek Park LaneCityRenovoStatePAZip Code17764-9708Location Phone570-923-6004CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThis is a DiscoverE program for Hide'n Seekers (Ages 4-5) and Outdoor Explorers (Ages 6-8). We will be exploring the Lower Campground and looking for any traces of animals including habitat and tracks among other things. Meet at the Nature Center.ActivitiesDiscoverE

Wednesday

July

02

2014

The Big Cranky

The Big Cranky

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LocationWorlds End State Park
82 Cabin Bridge RdCityForksvilleStatePAZip Code18616-0062CountySullivanRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionYou've seen them- still as a statue until, with lightning fast speed, they capture a fish and swallow it whole. PA's Great Blue Heron stands 4' tall and has a wingspan of up to 6'.
Meet at the Visitor Center, with your vehicle, where there will be a short talk. Then, we'll drive 7 miles to visit a local heronry and catch sight of some herons and their young. Bring binoculars, if you have them.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding

Wednesday

July

02

2014

Three Rivers Regatta

Three Rivers Regatta

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl.CityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionThe annual Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta will be at Point State Park again this year. Every year, over 500,000 spectators swarm the banks of the Allegheny River, the inviting lawns of historic Point State Part, and the meandering river-walk of scenic North Shore.

There will be plenty to see, do and enjoy, including fireworks on the Fourth of July. Of course, speed and excitement on the water always rule the day as the Regatta hosts the 2014 North American Powerboat Championships.

For more information and a schedule of events, check out http://www.threeriversregatta.net/SponsorsEQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers RegattaMore Infohttp://www.threeriversregatta.net/ActivitiesFestivals

Wednesday

July

02

2014

Tracks at the Beach

Tracks at the Beach

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionFinding tracks is a great way to know that animals have been in your area. But tracks can tell us even more than that. Discover how to identify some common animal tracks and learn how to read an animal’s track story. Then cast a track of your own to take home with you! Meet at the campground beach.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Wednesday

July

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

Wednesday

July

02

2014

Weeknight Walkabout

Weeknight Walkabout

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

Wednesday

July

02

2014

Wildlife on the Water Kayak Program

Wildlife on the Water Kayak Program

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

Wednesday

July

02

2014

Youth Fair

Youth Fair

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionElementary and middle school students are invited to the campground beach for an anti-drug and awareness program. Free admission, free refreshments, free t-shirts, free games & prizes!ActivitiesChildren's Programs

Thursday

July

03

2014

“Reptile Rally”

“Reptile Rally”

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2566CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionCool down in the visitor center while you learn about (and visit with!) some scaly subjects. Are you curious about snakes, turtles and lizards? Join us for this informative program on the fascinating yet misunderstood reptiles.ContactsPam McQuistianContact Emailpmcquistia@pa.govContact Phone724-668-2566ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding

Thursday

July

03

2014

1st Thursdays Trail Crew

1st Thursdays Trail Crew

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

Thursday

July

03

2014

Art in Nature

Art in Nature

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LocationWorlds End State Park
82 Cabin Bridge RdCityForksvilleStatePAZip Code18616-0062CountySullivanRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionLet nature inspire your creativity. Meet in the picnic area near the Cliff Pavilion.ActivitiesChildren's Programs

Thursday

July

03

2014

Birds, Birds, Birds

Birds, Birds, Birds

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LocationWorlds End State Park
82 Cabin Bridge RdCityForksvilleStatePAZip Code18616-0062CountySullivanRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionKids ages 9 - 13 will use binoculars to find, identify, and learn all about songbirds during this program in the Visitor Center backyard.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding

Thursday

July

03

2014

Butterfly Walk

Butterfly Walk

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LocationSizerville State Park
199 E Cowley Run RoadCityEmporiumStatePAZip Code15834-9608CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionWith the warm days of summer here and flowers in bloom now is the perfect time see the flying gems of the insect world. Join park staff for a butterfly walk and identify some local butterfly species. Participants should wear closed toed shoes, no flips flops or sandals and are encouraged to bring along cameras, bottled water and sunscreen.

Please meet at the Environmental building across from the Park office.ActivitiesInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

Thursday

July

03

2014

DiscoverE Hide and Seekers: A Grasshopper's World

DiscoverE Hide and Seekers: A Grasshopper's World

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LocationFrench Creek State Park
843 Park RoadCityElversonStatePAZip Code19520-9523Location Phone610-582-9680CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionChildren ages 4-5 (and parents!) are invited to join us at the Hopewell Lake boat launch for this DiscoverE program to learn about grasshoppers and other insects. The program will include fun outdoor exploration and activities, games and crafts. Kids who participate in 6 hours of DiscoverE programs will earn a certificate and badge!
Registration is required; email FrenchCreekEnvEd@pa.gov with questions or to register.ContactsKatie ScottContact EmailFrenchCreekEnvEd@pa.govContact Phone610-582-9680ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsDiscoverE[Click Here To Register For DiscoverE Hide and Seekers: A Grasshopper's World - 15 Openings Available]

Thursday

July

03

2014

DiscoverE: Colors of Nature

DiscoverE: Colors of Nature

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionChildren ages 4-5 are invited to join in this fun program about the colors of nature! Enjoy a story, craft, hands-on activities, and a color scavenger hunt. This DiscoverE program will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Registration is requested, but not required for this program. To sign up your child, please call Beth Garner at 814-674-1000 x105. Meet at the pavilion at Pickerel Pond.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsDiscoverE

Thursday

July

03

2014

Family Fishing

Family Fishing

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionBring your child or children over to Promised Land Lake for an afternoon of fishing in this catch and release program. Fishing poles, tackle and bait provided. No license is required for this two hour program. Please meet by the CCC pavilion in the Day Use area on Thurs., 7/3 at 1pm. Pre-registration required.ActivitiesFishing/Spinning TacklePlease call Lindsey Jones at 570-676-3428 ex. 5 to register for this program.

Thursday

July

03

2014

Family Fishing Fun

Family Fishing Fun

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

Thursday

July

03

2014

GPS Scavenger Hunt

GPS Scavenger Hunt

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionWe need your help to put the American flag back together! Go in search of pieces on this high tech adventure. A limited number of GPS units will be available. This program is open to the public and free of charge.ContactsJen Moore, EESContact Emailjennmoore@pa.govContact Phone814-723-0259ActivitiesGeocaching

Thursday

July

03

2014

Kayak Demo Days!

Kayak Demo Days!

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionDemo Days with Tussey Mountain Outfitters (TMO) is an excellent FREE way to discover the sport of kayaking. TMO staff will be available to give tips on paddling and provide additional information on kayaks. Youth, ages 10-14, participating in the demo are only allowed in canoes with an adult.
Meet in the Main Park Area at the Beach. 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking

Thursday

July

03

2014

Library Along Lake Marburg

Library Along Lake Marburg

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

Thursday

July

03

2014

Little Falls Hike

Little Falls Hike

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionTake a hike on our most beautiful trail on this moderately difficult one mile hike. We'll learn our watershed address and release our walnut shell boats to float downstream. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Meet at the Little Falls parking area (by the Lower Lake dam) on Thurs. 7/3 at 10am.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

Thursday

July

03

2014

Night Critters of Hells Hollow

Night Critters of Hells Hollow

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LocationMcConnells Mill State Park
Hells HollowCityPortersvilleStatePAZip Code16051-9401CountyLawrenceRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin park staff for an evening walk along one of our lovely trails in search of nature’s night life. Bats, Owls, and Fox: many Pennsylvania creatures come out at twilight. Join the search for nocturnal surprises on Hell's Hollow trail. Allow 15 minutes to get to Hell's Hollow (no facilities) if coming from the old mill. Bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes and meet park staff at the Hell's Hollow parking lot for a nighttime adventure.
ActivitiesCampfire ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsOther

Thursday

July

03

2014

Thursday Night Lunker Bass Tournaments

Thursday Night Lunker Bass Tournaments

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

Thursday

July

03

2014

Trees Are Terrific!

Trees Are Terrific!

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionFind out what makes trees such an important part of our world in this gentle walking program. Discover how each tree is like a factory, how a tree changes throughout its life, why each stage is important to the rest of the forest, and why we humans need trees. Then make a tree bracelet to take home as a reminder about just how special trees really are! Meet at the amphitheater. This walk is approximately 1/4 mile in length over relatively easy terrain.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

Friday

July

04

2014

“EXPLORING AN OLD GROWTH FOREST”

“EXPLORING AN OLD GROWTH FOREST”

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LocationRicketts Glen State Park
695 State Route 487CityBentonStatePAZip Code17814Location Phone570-477-7780CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin us for an opportunity to visit one of the few remaining areas in Pennsylvania where the same trees were around to witness the arrival of the first American pioneers! We’ll explore the variety of animals
that occupy a woodland of this type, as well as the unique features of such a place! A walk
through an Old Growth Forest is an enchanting experience. Meet us at the Adams Falls parking lot off Rt. 118, as we venture back in time. *In case of rain, this walk will be rescheduled.
ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

Friday

July

04

2014

“Hook, Line & Sinker”

“Hook, Line & Sinker”

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2566CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionToday is Fish for Free Day! Stop at the Visitor Center to learn about fish and fishing! Ask about the fishing rod loaner program.ContactsPam McQuistianContact Emailpmcquistia@pa.govContact Phone724-668-2566ActivitiesFishing/Spinning Tackle

Friday

July

04

2014

2 1/2 Hour SMART Fishing Program

2 1/2 Hour SMART Fishing Program

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LocationOle Bull State Park
31 Valhalla LaneCityCross ForkStatePAZip Code17729-9701Location Phone814-435-5000CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionHave kids? Want to introduce them to the sport of fishing? This program is geared toward teaching others to be responsible anglers. Bring a fishing pole. Extra fishing poles and bait will be provided. Meet at the amphitheater.


ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsFishing/Spinning Tackle

Friday

July

04

2014

Abolitionists

Abolitionists

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LocationCaledonia State Park
101 Pine Grove RoadCityFayettevilleStatePAZip Code17222-8224CountyFranklinRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionBattles get the glory, but it was the issue of slavery that caused the American nation to fight itself. In the face of personal risks—beatings, imprisonment, even death — abolitionists held fast to their mission to end human bondage. What began as a pacifist movement would morph into something more ominous in bleeding Kansas. Meet the people who demanded equality for all. Join us at the amphitheater. Bring a flashlight and something to sit on.*ActivitiesCampfire Programs

Friday

July

04

2014

Above and Beyond Hike

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 MountainActivitiesHiking and Walking

Friday

July

04

2014

All about Elk Antlers

All about Elk Antlers

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin us to learn all about antlers, including some very interesting facts, such as how antlers are some the world’s fastest growing living tissue. (Location: See Program Board in Lobby).ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Friday

July

04

2014

Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence

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LocationBeach House
Parker Dam State ParkCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionToday we celebrate our country and our freedoms. Let’s reflect on these freedoms as the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence is broadcast over the public address system for all to hear and appreciate at the Beach and Beach House area.ActivitiesOther

Friday

July

04

2014

BASICS OF KAYAKING

BASICS OF KAYAKING

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

Friday

July

04

2014

Beginners Kayak

Beginners Kayak

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionAre you just learning to kayak and would like to learn some of the tricks to staying afloat? Or have you always wanted to try it, but never had the chance? This is your chance! This program is designed for the beginning kayak, but even seasoned paddlers are welcome to join us. Bring your own kayak or borrow one of ours: A few single-person kayaks and one tandem will be available to borrow but must be reserved in advance by calling Renae Saum at 717-485-9018 or by registering on line. Participants must be at least 12 years old, and anyone under 18 years old has to be accompanied by an adult. Life jackets are required for this program and will be provided. Meet at the Amphitheater.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking[Click Here To Register For Beginners Kayak - 12 Openings Available]

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Borrow a Rod & Reel

Borrow a Rod & Reel

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LocationColonel Denning State Park
1599 Doubling Gap Rd.CityNewvilleStatePAZip Code17241-9756CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionThe park naturalist will be at the lake from 1:00 - 5:00 pm with sixteen loaner rods. This event is taking place on a PA Fish & Boat Commission Fish-For-Free Day. Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED to fish on all Pennsylvania's waterways on the designated days. All other fishing regulations still apply.

Rods will be loaned out on a first-come, first-served basis.ActivitiesFishing/Spinning Tackle

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Boulder Field Basics

Boulder Field Basics

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

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Canoe Chapman

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome to the Beach Concession Stand for a short lesson on basic boating safety and then take a canoe tour on the lake and the creek. Kayaks will also be available to try. Pre-registration is REQUIRED as canoes and kayaks are limited You may bring your own canoe or kayak but you must still register. Registrations may be made by calling the park office at 814-723-0250 by Thursday, July 3, 2014. Program starts at 1:00 pm, is open to the public and free of charge.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking

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Canoe Chapman

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome to the Beach Concession Stand for a short lesson on boating safety and then take a canoe tour on the lake and creek. Kayaks will also be available to try. Pre-Registration is required as canoes and kayaks are limited. You may bring your own canoe or kayak, but you must still register. Registrations can be made by calling the park office at (814) 723-0250 by Thursday, July 3, 2014.ContactsJen Moore, EESContact Emailjennmoore@pa.govContact Phone814-723-0259ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking[Click Here To Register For Canoe Chapman]

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2014

Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Tour

Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Tour

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LocationRaccoon Creek State Park
3000 State Route 18CityHookstownStatePAZip Code15050-9416Location Phone724-899-3611CountyBeaverRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionCivilian Conservation Corps Camp Tour
Friday, July 4, 2014 • 10am-11:30am
Meeting at Park Office along Route 18 promptly at 10am
Take a step back in time and join us to learn about the history and significance of the Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.) in the establishment of Raccoon Creek State Park and other projects throughout the United States. Following the indoor presentation, we will take a short walking tour of one of the camps built by the C.C.C. in the 1930s. Free program.
ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsHistory Programs

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2014

Crooked Run Campground Birthday Celebration Weekend

Crooked Run Campground Birthday Celebration Weekend

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317Location Phone814-674-1000CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionBirthday Celebration Weekend (July 4 celebration):
Childrens decorated bike parade at 11am Saturday, July 5, 2014 ending at the amphitheater. There will be prizes for the children and door prizes drawiing for camp sites decorated for the weekend.SponsorsFriends of Prince Gallitzin State ParkContactsPark OfficeContact Emailprincegallitzinsp@state.pa.usContact Phone814-674-1000ActivitiesCampingOtherSpecial Events

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2014

Edible & Medicinal Plants Walk

Edible & Medicinal Plants Walk

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LocationRicketts Glen State Park
695 State Route 487CityBentonStatePAZip Code17814CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionNature has provided us with everything we need to survive, but through the years, we have long forgotten this fact. We are caught up in modern day technology...but if you step back from it all and take a walk on the wild side with us this evening, you may find out some things that might just surprise you about the woodlands around us. Meet, with your vehicle, at the Visitor's Center parking lot for the drive over to the Grand View Trail.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

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2014

ELC Open House

ELC Open House

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome on into the air-conditioned 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!
Meet at the Environmental Learning Center. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
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2014

Family Fishing

Family Fishing

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin the Park Naturalist for a morning of fishing. Poles and bait will be provided. No fishing license is required. Participants will receive a bag full of free stuff while supplies last. This program is open to the public and free of charge.ContactsJen Moore, EESContact Emailjennmoore@pa.govContact Phone814-723-0259ActivitiesFishing/Spinning Tackle

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2014

Family Fishing Program at Jacobsburg

Family Fishing Program at Jacobsburg

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast Rd.CityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionDo you have what it takes to be a S.M.A.R.T. angler? This introductory program includes interactive discussions and hands-on fishing instruction and is geared toward ages 8 to 80. You'll learn basic fishing skills including casting, baiting a hook, knot tying and how to take a fish off of a hook. You're welcome to bring your own poles, but equipment and bait will be provided and fishing licenses are not required for the duration of the program. This program is sponsored by Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.ContactsAndy FedorContact Emailanfedor@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesFishing/Spinning TackleRegistration for Family Fishing Program at Jacobsburg is closed.

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2014

Fish for Free Day

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionFish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED to fish on all Pennsylvania's waterways on the designated days. All other fishing regulations still apply.

FREE loaner fishing gear and tackle are available at the park office during regular business hours, 10am-5:45pm. A valid driver’s license is required to loan gear.

For more information from the PA Fish and Boat Commission:
http://fishandboat.com/fishforfree.htm
ActivitiesFishing/Spinning Tackle

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2014

Fish for Free Day

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LocationLittle Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park RoadCityNewportStatePAZip Code17074-9428CountyPerryRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionNo fishing license is needed to fish on July 4th of 2014. Its a great way to introduce someone to the world of fishing. Check the Commissions website for events. Remember that all other regulations apply.ActivitiesFishing/Spinning Tackle

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2014

Fish For Free Day

Fish For Free Day

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LocationBlue Knob State Park
124 Park RoadCityImlerStatePAZip Code16655-9207Location Phone814-276-3576CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescription“Fish for Free Day”
All Day –Any Stream in the park
Everyone is welcome to participate in Blue Knob’s fish for free day. Participants are asked to visit the park office before starting their experience. A park map, information sheet, and fishing rules and regulations book can be obtained upon your visit to the park office.
ActivitiesFly Fishing

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2014

Fish for Free Day

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionNo fishing license required. All other regulations applyContactsJen Moore, EESContact Emailjennmoore@pa.govActivitiesFishing/Spinning Tackle

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2014

Fish For Free Day at Giving Pond

Fish For Free Day at Giving Pond

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LocationDelaware Canal State Park
Giving Pond Recreation Area
1125 River Rd (PA-32)CityUpper Black EddyStatePAZip Code18972Location Phone610-982-5560CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin us for Fish For Free Day in Pennsylvania! Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED to fish on all Pennsylvania's waterways on the designated days. Bring the whole family to Delaware Canal State Park and join park staff for a few hours of fishing. Brush up on your fishing & fish identification skills and learn something new about our local stream and wildlife. Loaner rods and tackle will be available, free of charge.SponsorsPA Fish & Boat CommissionContactsSarah BergContact Emailsberg@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0161ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsFishing/Spinning TackleWildlife Watching/Birding

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Fish For Free Day In Yardley

Fish For Free Day In Yardley

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LocationDelaware Canal State Park
Black Rock Road Parking LotCityYardleyStatePAZip Code19067Location Phone610-982-5560CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin us for Fish For Free Day in Pennsylvania! Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED to fish on all Pennsylvania's waterways on the designated days. Bring the whole family to Delaware Canal State Park and join park staff for a few hours of fishing. Brush up on your fishing & fish identification skills and learn something new about our local stream and wildlife. Loaner rods and tackle will be available, Free of charge.SponsorsPA Fish & Boat CommissionContactsIan KindleContact Emailikindle@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0166ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsFishing/Spinning TackleWildlife Watching/Birding

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Fish for Free Day!

Fish for Free Day!

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LocationMoraine State Park
225 Pleasant Valley RoadCityPortersvilleStatePAZip Code16051-2031Location Phone724-368-8811CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionFish for Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish for Pennsylvania’s most popular fish without a fishing license. Each year the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's Executive Director designates 2 Fish for Free Days. No fishing license is required to fish on Pennsylvania's waterways on these days. All other fishing regulations still apply. Fish for Free Days are the perfect opportunity to introduce a friend or relative to the lifelong sport of fishing. There’s no better way to enjoy Pennsylvania’s great outdoors than a day of fishing with the entire family.

Two dates are typically chosen.

2014 Fish for Free Days:

May 26-Memorial Day
July 4- Independence Day

No pole and tackle? No problem! Moraine State Park is a fishing pole loner site. Rods and tackle can be borrowed from the park office 7 days a week Memorial Day through Labor Day from 8am-2pm Weekdays only 8am-2pm after Labor Day.SponsorsPennsylvania Fish and Boat CommissionMore Infohttp://fishandboat.com/fishforfree.htmActivitiesFishing/Spinning Tackle

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Fish for Free in PA

Fish for Free in PA

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FrequencyDailyLocationOil Creek State Park
305 State Park RoadCityOil CityStatePAZip Code16301-9733CountyVenangoRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionFishing fun in PA for free!
Meet at Blood Farm at 10:00 AM; Bait and poles will be provided.
Program intended for ages 5-adult.SponsorsPA Fish and Boat CommissionContactsRobin BakerContact Emailrobibaker@pa.govContact Phone814-676-5915ActivitiesFishing/Spinning Tackle

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2014

Fish-For-Free Day

Fish-For-Free Day

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LocationColonel Denning State Park
1599 Doubling Gap Rd.CityNewvilleStatePAZip Code17241-9756CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionFish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED to fish on all Pennsylvania's waterways on the designated days. All other fishing regulations still apply.

For more information from the PA Fish and Boat Commission:
http://fishandboat.com/fishforfree.htmActivitiesChildren's ProgramsFishing/Spinning Tackle

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2014

FISHING BY BOAT

FISHING BY BOAT

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LocationYellow Creek State Park
170 Route 259 HighwayCityPenn RunStatePAZip Code15765-5941Location Phone724-357-7913CountyIndianaRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionFRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014 – FISHING BY BOAT
9:00 AM –12:00 PM – Meet at the Boat Rental (Main Day-Use Area)

It’s Fish for Free Day throughout Pennsylvania. Join the park naturalist for some good old-fashioned fun out on the lake. We will first learn the basics and then head out to the lake to get our lines wet. Rods and reels will be provided for those who don’t have them. Space is limited to first 10 participants. Pre-registration required. To register call the Park Office at (724) 357-7913.
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2014

Fishy Situation

Fishy Situation

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LocationBlue Knob State Park
124 Park RoadCityImlerStatePAZip Code16655-9207Location Phone8CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescription“Fishy Situation”
7:00pm – 8:00pm – Buck Hill Amphitheater
Blue Knob State Park is proud of its high water quality and great trout streams. Children and adults are welcome to come learn about the fish of the area by making a colorful fish booklet with fish stamps.
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2014

For Kids: The Sunset Switch

For Kids: The Sunset Switch

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LocationCampground Amphitheater
Hickory Run State Park
CityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661-9712Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionThe natural world doesn't get quiet just because the sun goes down...an amazing transition occurs every day between daylight dwelling animals and their nocturnal counterparts. Stop by the amphitheater for a story and activity to learn all about the "sunset switch".

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

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2014

Free Veterans Paddle!

Free Veterans Paddle!

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist and other military veterans for a morning
paddle on F.J. Sayers Lake! This paddle is designed for anyone with an interest to learn basic kayaking skills, equipment, and to enjoy time on the water. Veterans who would like to sign up for this program must pre-register before Thursday, July 3, at 4:00pm by calling the ELC at 814-625-9369. Meet at the Park Office. 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM.
This program would not be possible without a partnership from Boats & Bikes park concessionaire. If you are coming to the park and would like to rent a boat or a bike while visiting Bald Eagle State Park, call 814-625-0060 or visit their website
http://www.boatsandbikesetc.com/
ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking

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2014

Friday Night Hiking Series: Forbes Trail

Friday Night Hiking Series: Forbes Trail

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LocationShawnee State Park
132 State Park RoadCitySchellsburgStatePAZip Code15559-7300CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionStart the weekend off right with a relaxing hike at Shawnee State Park. Every other Friday night throughout the summer we will highlight a different trail in the park. This week we will be hiking a portion of the Forbes Trail. The hike is 1.5 miles long over easy terrain. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Meet at Picnic Area #1.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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2014

Go Fishing!

Go Fishing!

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LocationCCC Dam in the CampgroundCityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661-9712Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionBring your own bait to the CCC dam pond and borrow one of our fishing rods for some family fishing time. Supplies are limited. All fishing regulations apply. This is a "Fish-For-Free Day" sponsored by the PA Fish & Boat Commission. "Fish-for-Free Days" allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED on all Pennsylvania waterways.

All interpretive programs at Hickory Run State Park are free and open to the public.SponsorsPA Fish & Boat CommissionContactsKatie Martens, Environmental Education SpecialistContact Emailhickoryrunenvedsp@pa.govMore Infohttp://www.fishandboat.comActivitiesChildren's ProgramsFishing/Spinning Tackle

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2014

Independence Day Fun!

Independence Day Fun!

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2566CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionCelebrate Independence Day at the Visitor Center with holiday games and crafts! Learn about nature, make a holiday souvenir and win a prize or two while you're here.ContactsPam McQuistianContact Emailpmcquistia@pa.govContact Phone724-668-2566ActivitiesChildren's Programs

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Learn to Kayak

Learn to Kayak

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LocationLaurel Hill State Park
1454 Laurel Hill Park RoadCitySomersetStatePAZip Code15501-5629CountySomersetRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionHave you been wanting to try kayaking? Here is your chance to learn paddling skills for flatwater kayaking. Instruction will be followed by a leisurely paddle on Laurel Hill Lake.

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

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2014

Learn to Kayak

Learn to Kayak

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LocationLaurel Hill State Park
1454 Laurel Hill Park RoadCitySomersetStatePAZip Code15501-5629CountySomersetRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionHave you been wanting to try kayaking? Here is your chance to learn paddling skills for flatwater kayaking. Instruction will be followed by a leisurely paddle on Laurel Hill Lake.

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

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2014

Leave No Trace Scavenger Hunt Walk

Leave No Trace Scavenger Hunt Walk

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCome along on this unique walk with the park naturalist! Before hitting the trail each participant will select a scavenger hunt item to look for along the way. Learn how each item found is related to the principles of Leave No Trace and how you can apply these principles to all your outdoor adventures. This program will be held on Deer Trail which has fairly easy terrain, but please wear sturdy shoes and bring drinking water for the 0.7-mile walk. Meet at the Point Trailhead parking lot, near the campground entrance on Beaver Valley Road.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

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2014

Mini Paddle at the Swimming Beach!

Mini Paddle at the Swimming Beach!

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionStop in at the Beach and learn the best practices while maneuvering a kayak. This is a brief program that will occur every 15 minutes and give participants a chance to sit in a kayak and paddle a short distance with the help of an instructor. The program occurs on a first come first serve basis. A sign-up sheet will be available starting at 1:45 PM.
Meet at the Beach Area near Pavilion #7. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking

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Movie Night

Movie Night

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LocationColonel Denning State Park
1599 Doubling Gap Rd.CityNewvilleStatePAZip Code17241-9756CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist for an educational evening movie! We will be watching the PA Game Commissions Pennsylvania Elk: Celebrating 100 Years and Pennsylvania Bald Eagles: Celebrating 30 Years of Restoration. Be sure to dress warm and bring a flashlight. Feel free to bring popcorn or a blanket as well.

Meet at the amphitheater. Movie run time is 55 minutes.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsMovie

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2014

Movie Night: Season of the Bear

Movie Night: Season of the Bear

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionEnjoy Volume 2 as you watch the American Black Bear up close and personal. Watch as bears climb trees and mothers raise their young in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Meet at the park Amphitheater. This program is open to the public and free of charge.ContactsJen Moore, EESContact Emailjennmoore@pa.govContact Phone814-723-0259ActivitiesMovie

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2014

Nature's Fireworks: Fireflies!

Nature's Fireworks: Fireflies!

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LocationSizerville State Park
199 E Cowley Run RoadCityEmporiumStatePAZip Code15834-9608CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionFireflies are illuminating insects that spark curiousity and wonder with their summer time presence. Come learn about this dazzling little insects and make your own lightening bug to take home!

Please meet at the campground amphitheater.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Programs

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Nature's Nightlights

Nature's Nightlights

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionDiscover the science behind the firefly's light, capture some fireflies for identification and release and play a firefly game. Please bring a flashlight and a jar with a holey lid. Meet at the amphitheater on 7/4 at 8pm.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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Night Hike

Night Hike

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

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Outside the Window: Fish of Presque Isle - A PA DCNR DiscoverE Program

Outside the Window: Fish of Presque Isle - A PA 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 3-5 and an adult are invited to join us in the Tom Ridge Environmental Center's Discovery Room as we explore the natural world through books, crafts, and outdoor activities. Dress for the weather, $3.00 per child. Please call to register, 814-833-7424Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesChildren's Programs

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2014

RATTLIN' RATTLERS

RATTLIN' RATTLERS

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LocationR.B. Winter State Park
17215 Buffalo RoadCityMifflinburgStatePAZip Code17844-9656Location Phone570-966-1455CountyUnionRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionJoin the naturalist for a short lesson on Rattlesnakes. Hear a children’s story about these elusive reptiles and take part in a short craft activity. Meet at the Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center. Kids under age 10 must bring a parent. This is a “Discover E” program and can help you earn a neat certificate and badge.ActivitiesDiscoverEInterpretive Programs

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Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Reading of the Declaration of Independence

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionPlease join us at the flagpole in our parking lot for this special event to commemorate the birth of our nation.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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Revolutionary Fort Pitt - Living History at Fort Pitt

Revolutionary Fort Pitt - Living History at Fort Pitt

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LocationPoint State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl Bldg ACityPittsburghStatePAZip Code15222-1212Location Phone412-565-2850CountyAlleghenyRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionOn the Fourth of July, there will be a ceremonial flag raising in the Fort Pitt Block House yard, followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Watch Fort Pitt Museum staff fire their British six-pounder cannon!

All holiday weekend, re-enactors from the Fort Pitt Museum will be on hand to recruit new soldiers for the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment. March up and fall in for musket drills, cannon drills, marching, and daily soldier life.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Fort Pitt Museum at 412-281-9284. The museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm.
SponsorsFort Pitt Museum/Heinz History CenterContact Phone412-281-9284More Infohttp://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/secondary.aspx?id=296ActivitiesHistory Programs

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Rhododendron Hike

Rhododendron Hike

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LocationOhiopyle State Park
PO Box 105CityOhiopyleStatePAZip Code15470-0105Location Phone724-329-0986CountyFayetteRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionWe will walk among the beautiful blooming rhododendrons that grow on the banks of Jonathan Run. Find out their many uses and how they contributed to some events in history. This hike is about 3 miles long round trip and is moderate to easy. We will meet at the Jonathan Run Trailhead parking area on Holland Hill Road.ContactsRose FugeContact Emailrosfuge@pa.govContact Phone724-329-0986ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Programs

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Salamander Safari

Salamander Safari

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LocationSizerville State Park, 199 E Cowley Run RoadCityEmporiumStatePAZip Code15834-9608Location Phone814-486-5605CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionAttention youth swimmers!
Take a break from the pool and join the park naturalist as we go on a Salamander Safari. Meet at the Environmental Building across the Park Office. We will discuss some facts about Pennsylvania Salamanders and then go on the hunt. Afterwards, we will identify the salamanders we have caught!! Included in this free program is a relatively easy hike and a lot of fun. All you need to bring are your shoes, no flip flops or sandals and a sense of adventure!SponsorsPotter-CameronContactsJess BierlyContact Emailsizervillesp@state.pa.usMore Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/sizerville.aspxActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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July

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2014

Solar Viewing

Solar Viewing

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LocationCherry Springs State Park
c/o Lyman RunCityGaletonStatePAZip Code16922CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThrough our specially filtered telescopes, take a closer look at our nearest star the Sun. Discover and view the featuresof the Sun and learn how they impact the Earth.
This event will take place at the Night Sky Viewing area.

If conditions are unfavorable for viewing, an alternative program may be held in the pavilion on the south side of the park. However, this program may be cancelled in the event of severe weather.

Visitors may want to check the Cherry Springs State Park Clear Sky Chart web site for cloud cover and viewing conditons.

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

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04

2014

The declaration of Independence

The declaration of Independence

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LocationLittle Pine State Park
4205 Little Pine Creek RoadCityWatervilleStatePAZip Code17776-9705Location Phone570-753-6000CountyLycomingRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThis is a public reading of the single most important document in our country's history. Meet outside the beach house.ActivitiesHistory Programs

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Three Valley Trail

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LocationCaledonia State Park
101 Pine Grove RoadCityFayettevilleStatePAZip Code17222-8224CountyFranklinRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionWear sturdy shoes & meet at the Blacksmith Shop for this three mile loop that uses the Appalachian Trail.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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July

04

2014

Trail Hike!

Trail Hike!

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist before the fireworks begin for a hike throughout Bald Eagle State Park! We will discuss topics such as the cultural history of the region and the natural resources that make Bald Eagle a unique place. Note: Participants will be walking a mile at minimum on uneven surfaces.  Prepare yourself by wearing sturdy footwear and bringing a full water bottle. Meet at the Russell P. Letterman Campground Amphitheatre
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
ActivitiesInterpretive WalksHiking and Walking

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July

04

2014

Wildlife on the Water Kayak Program

Wildlife on the Water Kayak Program

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

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July

05

2014

"Leave it to Beaver"

"Leave it to Beaver"

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LocationWorlds End State Park
82 Cabin Bridge RdCityForksvilleStatePAZip Code18616-0062CountySullivanRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionThe Beaver has the ability to alter its environment more than any other animal. If this has an unfavorable outcome for a landowner, the PA Game Commission may step in to relocate the offending beaver. Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer Mike Scott will be at the Visitor Center to tell us all about this remarkable animal and share some of his beaver encounters. He'll have a live trap along to show, and maybe, just maybe, a live beaver, too.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Monitoring

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05

2014

"Pennsylvania Bald Eagles"

"Pennsylvania Bald Eagles"

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LocationPoe Valley State Park Amphitheater
c/o Reeds GapCityMilroyStatePAZip Code17063-9735CountyCentreRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCelebrate Independence Day Weekend and learn about the PA Game Commission's reintroduction of our National Symbol with "Pennsylvania Bald Eagles". Film is approx. 22 minutes long. Meet at the Amphitheater.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsMovie

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July

05

2014

**Live Music: Folksinger Matt Miskie**

**Live Music: Folksinger Matt Miskie**

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LocationCampground Amphitheater*
Hickory Run State Park

*In the case of rain, this program will be held in the Chapel, across from the Park Office on Route 534.CityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661-9712Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionMatt Miskie presents an evening of songs inspired by Pennsylvania rivers, forests, farms, mines and railroads; all blended with some history and tales of family, work and coming of age. Bring a blanket, and settle in to enjoy this family-friendly folk concert at the amphitheater (Chapel if rain).

All interpretive programs at Hickory Run State Park are free and open to the public.ContactsKatie Martens, Environmental Education SpecialistContact Emailhickoryrunenvedsp@pa.govMore Infohttp://www.mattmiskie.com/ActivitiesConcertMusic

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05

2014

“Wild & Free Foods”

“Wild & Free Foods”

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2566CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionLooking for a new addition to your menu? Have you ever thought of harvesting from the wild? Join us for an Incredible Edibles hike, learn how to prepare a couple wild plant meals, and sample some tasty treats. Meet at the visitor center and be prepared to hike!ContactsPam McquistianContact Emailpmcquistia@pa.govContact Phone724-668-2939ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Programs

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05

2014

A Walk Through the Forest Cathedral

A Walk Through the Forest Cathedral

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LocationCook Forest State Park
PO Box 120CityCooksburgStatePAZip Code16217-0120Location Phone814-744-8407CountyClarionRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionPlease meet at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom for an interpretive hike into the finest stand of old growth E. white pine in the entire Northeastern U.S. Don't miss this unique opportunity to observe the Longfellow Pine, tallest known tree in the entire Northeastern U.S! Learn how to identify old growth forest characteristics, and observe different types of environmental disturbance that are an integral part of old growth forest ecosystems.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive Walks

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05

2014

A Year in the Life of a Timber Rattler

A Year in the Life of a Timber Rattler

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LocationFrench Creek State Park
843 Park RoadCityElversonStatePAZip Code19520-9523CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionJoin guest speaker Richard Bonnett at the amphitheater this evening for an exciting look at a year in the life of a Timber Rattlesnake. This slide program will follow timber rattlesnakes from spring emergence to hibernation. Enjoy close-ups of birthing rookeries, newborn rattlesnakes, and dueling males. Come learn the habits of rattlesnakes in the wild. Please note that there will be no live snakes at this program. Rain location: park office.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsSpecial Events

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05

2014

All about Elk

All about Elk

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThis interactive presentation will cover such interesting topics as the evolution of the modern elk sub-species, other North American deer families, and fascinating facts about elk antlers. Also, learn about elk calves, the ruminant system of the elk, and the season of the rut. (Location: See Program Board in Lobby).ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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05

2014

AM Walk on the Mill Race Trail

AM Walk on the Mill Race Trail

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LocationLittle Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park RoadCityNewportStatePAZip Code17074-9428Location Phone717-567-9255CountyPerryRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy an easy walk along the Mill Race Trail before the day gets hot. We will talk about some of the trees and plants as well as some history of the area. Sturdy shoes are recommended. Trail is 1/2 mile in length.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

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05

2014

An Introduction to Geocaching

An Introduction to Geocaching

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821Location Phone814-787-5167CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionEnjoy an introductory slide show on this topic, then test your skills on our trails as you try to find some geocaches. Staff members will be assisting. If you have your own GPS device, please bring it. (Location: See Program Board in Lobby).ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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05

2014

Animal Traces

Animal Traces

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LocationBlue Knob State Park
124 Park RoadCityImlerStatePAZip Code16655-9207Location Phone814-276-3576CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescription“Animal Traces”
7:00pm – 8:00pm – Buck Hill Amphitheater
Come be a detective and discover all the amazing traces that our Pennsylvania animals leave behind. You’ll be surprised how many clues that you never knew you missed. How many toes does a raccoon track have?
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05

2014

Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles

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

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July

05

2014

Bats of PA

Bats of PA

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LocationOle Bull State Park
31 Valhalla LaneCityCross ForkStatePAZip Code17729-9701Location Phone814-435-5000CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome on out and learn more about these awesome creatures. We will be talking about some of their adaptations, different kinds of bats, some myths, learn about something that is threatening their population, and maybe even get to see a few bats. Meet at the park office.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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05

2014

Be One of Smokey's Kids

Be One of Smokey's Kids

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LocationGreenwood Furnace State Park
15795 Greenwood RoadCityHuntingdonStatePAZip Code16652-5831Location Phone814-667-1800CountyHuntingdonRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionWith a Ranger’s hat and shovel and a pair of dungarees… For over 60 years, Smokey’s message has been “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires!” And in that time, millions of kids have helped to spread the message of forest fire prevention. Become one of Smokey’s friends and learn how you can help Smokey prevent wildfires. And to top off the evening, Smokey himself will stop by for a visit! This program for all ages on forest fire prevention will be presented by staff from the Rothrock State Forest.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Beaver Hike

Beaver Hike

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LocationHills Creek State Park
111 Spillway RoadCityWellsboroStatePAZip Code16901-9676CountyTiogaRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionSee our lake's beavers and learn of their history. Photos, hides, and artifacts explains in detail the impact of this furbearer. Beavers usually seen on this hike. This short walk starts from mid- state trail in campground loop C.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

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05

2014

Boulder Field Basics

Boulder Field Basics

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

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05

2014

Boulder Trail Hike

Boulder Trail Hike

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LocationTrough Creek State Park
16362 Little Valley RoadCityJames CreekStatePAZip Code16657-9302CountyHuntingdonRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionTake a walk on the beautiful Boulder trail – be dressed for trail hiking and know that we’ll possibly see snakes.
Ice Mine
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05

2014

Campfire Tales

Campfire Tales

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionLook for the campfire by the Amphitheater and join us for some local folklore. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on.ActivitiesCampfire Programs

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05

2014

Coffee break

Coffee break

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LocationLittle Pine State Park
4205 Little Pine Creek RoadCityWatervilleStatePAZip Code17776-9705Location Phone570-753-6000CountyLycomingRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionFriday evening at 8:00 we will have our weekly coffee break. This is an informal question and answer period and general chat session. Coffee, tea, and iced tea will be provided, but please bring your own cup. This will be at the amphitheater.ActivitiesCampfire Programs

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2014

Cook Forest Historic Hike

Cook Forest Historic Hike

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LocationCook Forest State Park
PO Box 120CityCooksburgStatePAZip Code16217-0120CountyClarionRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionDiscover the old growth stands and "Forest Cathedral" of Cook Forest as we hike 8.75 miles through this beautiful, 11,100-acre PA state park. We'll cover moderate terrain at a steady pace while taking in the natural beauty of the area. There will be some large climbs along the way. We'll stop for lunch and periodic breaks. $12 non-members, $8 members.SponsorsVenture OutdoorsContactsLora WoodwardContact Emaillwoodward@ventureoutdoors.orgContact Phone412-255-0564More Infohttp://www.ventureoutdoors.orgActivitiesHiking and WalkingHistory ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive Walks

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2014

Crayfish Hunt!

Crayfish Hunt!

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LocationSizerville State Park
199 E Cowley Run RoadCityEmporiumStatePAZip Code15834-9608CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThe hunt is on for the mighty Sizerville lobsters! Join the park naturalist to search for creatures of the deep in Cowley Run!

Participants should wear water shoes or old sneakers, no slip flops or sandals. Sunscreen and big spray are also recommended.

Please meet near Pavilion 3.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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05

2014

Creatures of the Creek

Creatures of the Creek

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LocationHyner Run State Park
86 Hyner Park RoadCityHynerStatePAZip Code17738-0046Location Phone570-923-6000CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThis discovery program investigates the hidden life of Hyner Run. We will be searching for insects, mollusks, and other life forms. Come prepared to wade in the creek. Meet behind the pool house.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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05

2014

Delaware River Paddle Program

Delaware River Paddle Program

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LocationUpper Black Eddy Fish and Boat Access to
Tinicum Park Boat LaunchCityErwinnaStatePAZip Code18920Location Phone610-982-0161CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionCome join Delaware Canal State Park staff for a river paddle. Learn paddling basics and spend time paddling the Delaware River and identifying local wildlife. We will be paddling 4.7 miles from Upper Black Eddy to Tinicum Park in Erwinna, PA.

Donations always appreciated!

Seating is limited, so pre-registration is necessary.Call or e-mail for more information or to register. Register online by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. Please only enter the number of paddling adults and children in the "registration number" box. For non-paddling younger children or to request a boat type, please leave details in the notes box.ContactsSarah Berg and Ian KindleContact Emailsberg@pa.gov; ikindle@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0161More Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/delawarecanal/delawarecanal_ee.aspxActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/BirdingThis program is full or registration has closed. If you are interested please join us on one of our other paddle programs.

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2014

Eagle Viewing

Eagle Viewing

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin Paul Gamer, eagle expert, to learn some interesting facts about eagles and to view our nesting eagles and their two eaglets using a high powered spotting scope. Meet at the Wildlife Observation Platform (by the Bear Wallow boat launch parking area) on Sat., 7/5 anytime between noon and 6pm.ActivitiesWildlife Watching/Birding

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05

2014

Eagle Watch

Eagle Watch

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LocationSinnemahoning State Park
George B. Stevenson DamCityAustinStatePAZip Code16720Location Phone814-647-8401CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThe young eaglet is growing so fast. Now almost the size of its parents, the young one is actively exercizing its wings and getting ready to fly. View the action through binoculars and spotting scope with help from park staff and volunteers.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding

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2014

Eco-Sand Sculpture Competition

Eco-Sand Sculpture Competition

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionAre you up for the challenge? Come out to the beach to learn about ecosystems and enter a nature-themed sculpture into the contest. Small prizes and certificates will be awarded to winners. Please bring your own sand equipment. This program is open to the public and free of charge.ContactsJen Moore, EESContact Emailjennmoore@pa.govContact Phone814-723-0259ActivitiesOther

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2014

ELC Open House

ELC Open House

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome on into the air-conditioned 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!
Meet at the Environmental Learning Center. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
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05

2014

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer

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LocationKinzua Bridge State Park
C/O Bendigo State ParkCityJohnsonburgStatePAZip Code15845-0016Location Phone814-965-2646CountyMcKeanRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionWhat's going on with the Emerald Ash Borer? Find out and actually see what the Emerald Ash Borers look like. Meet near the kiosk.Contact Phone814-965-2646ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

F.E. Walter Water Release Schedule

F.E. Walter Water Release Schedule

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LocationLehigh Gorge State Park
c/o Hickory Run State ParkCityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionPlanned white water release dates are: July 6, 19, 20, 26 and 27. August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23*, 24*, 30* and 31*. October 11 and 12**.

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

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2014

Firefly Fireworks

Firefly Fireworks

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionThe Pennsylvania state insect, the firefly, shows its nighttime fireworks on Independence Day. Learn about these flying wonders and try to catch a few to investigate further. Some containers for catching fireflies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. All fireflies will be released. Don't forget your flashlight. Please meet at the Furnace Stack Pavilion.ActivitiesCampfire ProgramsChildren's ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding

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2014

Fish for Free - A DiscoverE Program

Fish for Free - A DiscoverE Program

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionJoin Environmental Educators and members of the SONS of Lake Erie at the Rotary Pavilion for this fun day for ages 9-12 with and adult. All equipment provided. Call to register, 814-833-7424.Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesChildren's Programs

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2014

For Kids: BUGS!

For Kids: BUGS!

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LocationCampground Amphitheater
Hickory Run State ParkCityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661-9712Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionInsects live everywhere; in the water, in fields, in forests, even in your home! We’ll learn what makes an insect an insect, as well as read a story and make a craft to take back home. Ages 3+ with accompanying adults.

All interpretive programs at Hickory Run State Park are free and open to the public.ContactsKatie Martens, Environmental Education SpecialistContact Emailhickoryrunenvedsp@pa.govActivitiesChildren's Programs

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2014

Frog Hunt

Frog Hunt

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

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2014

HWA Treatment Efforts at Cook Forest State Park

HWA Treatment Efforts at Cook Forest State Park

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LocationCook Forest State Park
PO Box 120CityCooksburgStatePAZip Code16217-0120Location Phone814-744-8407CountyClarionRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCan you imagine Cook Forest State Park without any hemlock trees? Please bring your chairs and blankets to the Ridge Camp Park Amphitheater to learn how DCNR is tackling the greatest threat ever to befall our hemlock forests.ActivitiesCampfire ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsLectures/Seminars

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2014

Ice Mine

Ice Mine

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LocationTrough Creek State Park
16362 Little Valley RoadCityJames CreekStatePAZip Code16657-9302CountyHuntingdonRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionMeet the naturalist at the old ice mine for some refreshingly cool facts about the ice mine. Furs and skulls and fun stuff will be on hand as well for your investigation.
Ice Mine
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2014

Intro to Geocaching

Intro to Geocaching

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionThis beginners’ activity is designed for anyone wanting to find out about geocaching. Learn the basics of using GPS to find geocaches and then try to find the hidden caches. A limited number of park GPS units will be available for use during the program on a first-come basis. Or bring your own handheld GPS unit. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet at the Pickerel Pond picnic area.ActivitiesGeocachingHiking and WalkingInterpretive Programs

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2014

John Brown's Holy War

John Brown's Holy War

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LocationCaledonia State Park
101 Pine Grove RoadCityFayettevilleStatePAZip Code17222-8224CountyFranklinRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionHe is the father of American terrorism and an inspiration to the Civil Rights movement. John Brown was a failed farmer, father of twenty children, and devoutly religious, but he is most famous for his raid on Harper’s Ferry [West] Virgina. Join us at the amphitheater. Bring a flashlight and something to sit on.*ActivitiesCampfire ProgramsHistory Programs

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2014

Live Birds of Prey

Live Birds of Prey

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LocationFrances Slocum State Park
565 Mount Olivet Rd.CityWyomingStatePAZip Code18644-9333Location Phone570-696-3525CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionDon't miss this chance to see live hawks and owls as the Delaware Valley Raptor Center presents this great program.

campground amphitheaterContactsKathy KelchnerContact EmailRA-nrspfrsleep@pa.govContact Phone570-696-9105ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding

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2014

Live Reptile Show!

Live Reptile Show!

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin the reptile experts from Pocono Snake and Animal Farm for a program that features live rattlesnakes, alligators, lizards and more scaly creatures from around the world. Fee for program is $5.00 per person, cash only. Meet at te Amphitheater (by the Masker Museum) on Sat. 7/5 at 7pm. In case of rain, event will be held in the Auditorium (next to Masker Museum).SponsorsPocono Snake and Animal FarmContactsPeter MackevichContact Emailnlowris@ptd.netContact Phone570-223-8653ActivitiesLectures/Seminars

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2014

Movie Night "Superman of Steel"

Movie Night "Superman of Steel"

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

We would like to thank Family Videos of Latrobe for the movies that are shown.
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2014

Natue Photography Scavenger Hunt

Natue Photography Scavenger Hunt

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LocationShawnee State Park
132 State Park RoadCitySchellsburgStatePAZip Code15559-7300CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCome out and explore the park with a Nature Photography Scavenger Hunt. Learn the basics of using a camera for nature photography and then have fun exploring the park. Great fun for all ages. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring plenty of water. A limited number of park cameras are available for the program or bring your own. Those who borrow a park camera will be able to take their pictures home on a disk. Cameras will be available on a first come basis. Meet at the campground amphitheater.

The outdoors are for everyone. If you need an accommodation to participate in this activity due to a disability, please contact George Barner at 814-733-2203 or by e-mail at Gbarner@pa.gov .ActivitiesNature Photography

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Nature Inn Green Building Tour and Discussion

Nature Inn Green Building Tour and Discussion

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist for a tour of the Nature Inn, including a detailed explanation of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and the major green building systems.  Learn about geothermal heating and cooling, solar hot water heat generation, rainwater harvesting, native habitat restoration and the use of rain gardens during this behind-the-scenes visit.  Meet at the Nature Inn lobby. 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsOpen House

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2014

Night Sky Tour

Night Sky Tour

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LocationCherry Springs State Park
c/o Lyman RunCityGaletonStatePAZip Code16922CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionExperience the splendor of the night sky. Observe the constellations through a laser - guided sky tour conducted by park staff and volunteers. Hear the legends and myths surrounding these patterns in the night sky. Explore deep space objects such as star clusters, double stars, nebula and distant galaxies through the park's telescopes. We will also be able to view the lunar landscape as there will be a quarter moon this weekend. The light from the moon in this phase does have an impact on our ability to view some deep sky objects and constellations.
If the sky is unfavorable for stargazing, an alternative program may be held in the pavilion on the south side of the park. However this program may be cancelled in the event of severe weather.

Visitors may want to check the Cherry Springs State Park Clear Sky Chart web site for cloud cover and viewing conditons.

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

ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsStargazing

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2014

OLD FASHIONED SUMMER CELEBRATION

OLD FASHIONED SUMMER CELEBRATION

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LocationR.B. Winter State Park
17215 Buffalo RoadCityMifflinburgStatePAZip Code17844-9656Location Phone570-966-1455CountyUnionRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionHave fun with family and friends while playing old-fashioned games and competing in traditional contests. Three legged races, peanut hunts, balloon volleyball and crafts are among the activities planned at the Ball field. This program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsOther

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2014

Old Time Moutain, Folk, and Coalmining Songs

Old Time Moutain, Folk, and Coalmining Songs

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LocationColonel Denning State Park
1599 Doubling Gap Rd.CityNewvilleStatePAZip Code17241-9756CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionIn the last 5 years, Jay Smar has toured Scotland twice, received recognition from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival twice, recorded music for the Welsh BBC movie, "The Welsh in America" and has been selected by the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour to be on their professional touring roster.

Armed with 2 guitars, baritone vocals, claw-hammer banjo, and fiddling, singing, and flat-footin ' (a form of clog-dancing), he serves his audience an "acoustic buffet" of traditional American and original folk, ol time mountain music, bluegrass and gospel tunes, as well as coal mining songs of Northeast Pennsylvania preceded by their origin.

Original and "covered" guitar instrumentals garnish this plate of cultural cuisine.

This event will take place at the Nature Pavilion/amphitheater.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsMusic

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2014

Owl Pellet Investigation

Owl Pellet Investigation

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LocationFrances Slocum State Park
565 Mount Olivet Rd.CityWyomingStatePAZip Code18644-9333Location Phone570-696-3525CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescription***ages 6-12

Young people will learn about owls and then disect an owl pellet to find the bones hidden inside.

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

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2014

Owl Pellets

Owl Pellets

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LocationHyner Run State Park
86 Hyner Park RoadCityHynerStatePAZip Code17738-0046Location Phone570-923-6000CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionBiologists study owl pellets to discover what types of small creatures are found in the area in which the pellets were collected. You can do the same by taking a pellet apart and identifying the bones found inside. Meet behind the pool house.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Paddling the Lakes

Paddling the Lakes

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LocationBoat Rental
Yellow Creek State Park
170 Route 259 HighwayCityPenn RunStatePAZip Code15765-5941Location Phone724-357-7913CountyIndianaRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin park naturalist Mike Shaffer & Regional Outdoor Recreation Coordinator Emily Borcz kayaking out on the Yellow Creek Lake. They will provide short kayak instruction and then take two hours to explore sights and sounds paddling along the lake. For ages 12 and up; children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult/guardian. This program is limited to the first 18 people for each time period. If you would like to bring your own boat or need a larger boat, please let us know upon registration.
Pre-registration required at 724-357-7913. (Friends of the Parks program)
SponsorsFriends of the ParksContactsMike ShafferContact Emailmishaffer@pa.govContact Phone724-357-7913ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking

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2014

Paddling the Lakes

Paddling the Lakes

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LocationBoat Rental (Main Day-Use Area)
Yellow Creek State Park
170 Route 259 HighwayCityPenn RunStatePAZip Code15765-5941Location Phone724-357-7913CountyIndianaRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin park naturalist Mike Shaffer & Regional Outdoor Recreation Coordinator Emily Borcz kayaking out on the Yellow Creek Lake. They will provide short kayak instruction and then take two hours to explore sights and sounds paddling along the lake. For ages 12 and up; children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult/guardian. This program is limited to the first 18 people for each time period. If you would like to bring your own boat or need a larger boat, please let us know upon registration.
Pre-registration required at 724-357-7913. (Friends of the Parks program)
SponsorsFriends of the ParksContactsMike ShafferContact Emailmishaffer@pa.govContact Phone724-357-7913ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking

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Penn's Woods

Penn's Woods

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LocationEnvironmental Education Classroom
Parker Dam State ParkCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThe Pennsylvania forest has had a long, yet still evolving history. Learn how the early forest was used and now is quite different from the time of William Penn’s settlement. Also learn of dangers lurking that may cause yet another significant change to the forest we know. Meet in the Environmental Education Classroom.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Photo Scavenger Hunt

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LocationKettle Creek State Park
97 Kettle Creek Park LaneCityRenovoStatePAZip Code17764-9708Location Phone570-923-6004CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionDo you like scavenger hunts? This one will involve a camera. Explore the Lower Campground with your camera and come across different kinds of leaves, needles, feathers, and more. There will be prizes given. Meet at the Nature Center.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Rattlesnakes

Rattlesnakes

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LocationColonel Denning State Park
1599 Doubling Gap Rd.CityNewvilleStatePAZip Code17241-9756CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin the Tuscarora Forest Ranger for an educational program on the life of rattlesnakes.

Meet at the amphitheater.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Monitoring

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05

2014

Rock Oak Trail Hike

Rock Oak Trail Hike

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionTake a 2 1/2 mile hike on moderately difficult terrain on Rock Oak Trail and hone your powers of perception as we discover and identify plants and animals along the way. Hiking poles are provided. Please wear sturdy shoes (people wearing flip-flops will be turned away!), bring water and a snack. Meet at the Rock Oak trailhead parking area (on North Shore Rd., a short distance from the Pines Campground to the north) on Sat. 7/5 at 3pm.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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2014

Salamander Meander

Salamander Meander

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LocationFrances Slocum State Park
565 Mount Olivet Rd.CityWyomingStatePAZip Code18644-9333Location Phone570-696-3525CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin the group as we head down the hill to search for the slippery salamanders hiding in the woodlands. Wear shoes that can get wet and muddy. The park naturalist will provide containers. Meet in the parking lot below the butterfly garden.ContactsKathy KelchnerContact EmailRA-nrspfrsleep@pa.govContact Phone570-696-9105ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Walks

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2014

Searchin' for Sasquatch

Searchin' for Sasquatch

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionStealth, patience, and attention to detail are all good skills to have when looking for Bigfoot. These same skills can be used to discover other wildlife too. Find out how to use animal signs to become a better wildlife “hunter” in this walking program on Deer Trail. We may not find Sasquatch, but we’ll learn about some of the other unique creatures that call this area their home. This approximately one-mile walk covers fairly easy terrain, but please wear sturdy shoes. Meet at the Point Trailhead parking lot, near the campground entrance on Beaver Valley Road.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

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2014

Shadow of Misunderstanding

Shadow of Misunderstanding

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LocationSizerville State Park
199 E Cowley Run RoadCityEmporiumStatePAZip Code15834-9608CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionFor decades an angry Shadow of Misunderstanding has been following Pennsylvania’s Timber Rattlesnake. This important woodland predator has been linked with being evil and aggressive and unfairly harmed as a victim of uneasiness and fear. Join park staff as we discuss and distinguish between Pennsylvania’s native snakes.

Please meet at the campground amphitheater. In the event of rain or thunder this program will be moved to the Environmental Building across from the Park Office.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsMovie

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2014

Skull-lock Holmes

Skull-lock Holmes

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionIt’s not uncommon to come across the remains of local wildlife while exploring the outdoors. Could you identify those remains and satisfy your curiosity to find out what may be living amongst you? Come join the naturalist and try your luck at skull identification! (Location: See Program Board in Lobby).ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Smokey Bear in the Campground

Smokey Bear in the Campground

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LocationTrough Creek State Park
16362 Little Valley RoadCityJames CreekStatePAZip Code16657-9302CountyHuntingdonRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionSmokey Bear will be walking in the campground for all the campers to meet. Bring your family and your camera for a photo opportunity!
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2014

Snapology (LEGOS)

Snapology (LEGOS)

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

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2014

Solar Viewing

Solar Viewing

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LocationCherry Springs State Park
c/o Lyman RunCityGaletonStatePAZip Code16922CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThrough our specially filtered telescopes, take a closer look at our nearest star the Sun. Discover and view the featuresof the Sun and learn how they impact the Earth.
This event will take place at the Night Sky Viewing area.

If conditions are unfavorable for viewing, an alternative program may be held in the pavilion on the south side of the park. However, this program may be cancelled in the event of severe weather.

Visitors may want to check the Cherry Springs State Park Clear Sky Chart web site for cloud cover and viewing conditons.

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

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05

2014

Stream Stomp

Stream Stomp

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionWould you like to know who lives in the stream and what they can tell us about how healthy Aughwick Creek is? Join the Naturalist at the bridge by Plessinger Trail to find out what is living under the rocks and in the current. Be sure to wear water shoes or old sneakers for in the stream!ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Stream Stomp

Stream Stomp

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LocationLittle Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park RoadCityNewportStatePAZip Code17074-9428Location Phone717-567-9255CountyPerryRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionAdults and kids, get your feet wet and help us do a stream stomp. Find out what lives in the creek by catching the interesting critters that live at the water’s bottom. We’ll identify what we caught and learn what that can tell us about the health of the stream. Afterwards we set them all free. Closed toed shoes should be worn if walking in the creek. Meet by the performance stage in the park’s east areaContactsBen Ranney, Park NaturalistContact Emaillittlebuffsp@state.pa.usContact Phone717-567-9255ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Programs

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2014

The Black Bears of PA

The Black Bears of PA

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LocationRicketts Glen State Park
695 State Route 487CityBentonStatePAZip Code17814Location Phone570-477-7780CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin us at the Visitor's Center for our guest presenter from the Game Commission, Wildlife Conservation Officer, Jerry Caprel, for an informative and highly interesting program on PA's black bears, their lifestyles and life cycles. With luck, we may even have another "guest visitor"!ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

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LocationHyner Run State Park
86 Hyner Park RoadCityHynerStatePAZip Code17738-0046Location Phone570-923-6000CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThis is a public reading of the single most important document in our country's history. Meet between the day use parking lot and the entrance to the pool area.ActivitiesHistory Programs

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2014

The Forgotten Giants

The Forgotten Giants

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LocationCampground Amphitheater
Parker Dam State ParkCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionTogether these giants create an ecosystem that is pristine and priceless. Individually, they are monuments of nature, but as a group they all face disruptions and changes that jeopardize their future. Learn about these last remaining undisturbed stands and some of the issues that threaten them. Meet at the Campground Amphitheater.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

The Hemlocks of Hells Hollow

The Hemlocks of Hells Hollow

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LocationMcConnells Mill State Park
Hells HollowCityPortersvilleStatePAZip Code16051-9650Location Phone724-368-3612CountyLawrenceRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionThe Eastern Hemlock, our state tree, defines many of the beautiful valleys we love in Pennsylvania. Learn about this lovely tree while enjoying many points of interest along the hell’s hollow trail. We will hike out and back along the easy waterfall trail, with an opportunity to stop after the easy walk, or extend your hike a little further along the moderate North Country Trail. Our walk will meet at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 3, at the Hell’s Hollow parking lot (no facilities), about a 15 minute drive from the gristmill. Dress for the weather, bring water, and wear sturdy shoes.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

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2014

The Youghiogheny River Boating Story

The Youghiogheny River Boating Story

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LocationOhiopyle State Park
PO Box 105CityOhiopyleStatePAZip Code15470-0105Location Phone724-329-0986CountyFayetteRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionThe Youghiogheny River changed the course of history and became the inspiration for many inventions in the boating industry. Join the naturalist down in the main falls deck area to take a tour through the history of river travel on the Youghiogheny.ContactsRose FugeContact Emailrosfuge@pa.govContact Phone724-329-0986ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Theater in the Pines: Lewis and Clark

Theater in the Pines: Lewis and Clark

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LocationLittle Pine State Park
4205 Little Pine Creek RoadCityWatervilleStatePAZip Code17776-9705Location Phone570-753-6000CountyLycomingRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThis video is a re-enactment of the historic journey that opened the western part of North America to American expansion. Meet at the amphitheater.ActivitiesMovie

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2014

Train Tunes

Train Tunes

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LocationKinzua Bridge State Park
C/O Bendigo State ParkCityJohnsonburgStatePAZip Code15845-0016Location Phone814-965-2646CountyMcKeanRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist and discuss the different types of trains that have crossed the “Bridge” and then sing -a-long to different train songs. Have a favorite train song? Bring it with you – a CD player and cassette tape player will be available. Call the park office for more information at (814) 965-2646.Contact Phone814-965-2646ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Tree Id

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 aroundActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Turtle Crossings

Turtle Crossings

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LocationRicketts Glen State Park
695 State Route 487CityBentonStatePAZip Code17814Location Phone570-477-7780CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionChildren's story and craft about one of our favorite little critters - turtles! To be held at the Visitor's Center.ActivitiesChildren's Programs

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2014

Volunteer Trail Day

Volunteer Trail Day

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

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2014

Wilderness Scavenger Hunt

Wilderness Scavenger Hunt

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LocationRicketts Glen State Park
695 State Route 487CityBentonStatePAZip Code17814Location Phone570-477-7780CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionTake a break from hiking and join us at the amphitheater for some good old fashioned family fun. Scavenger hunts are fun for all ages and test your skills of observation! In case of rain, this activity will be rescheduled.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Wildlife Olympics

Wildlife Olympics

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LocationCampground Amphitheater
Hickory Run State ParkCityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661-9712Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionOlympians can be found right here in Hickory Run State Park! The wildlife in the park are capable of some amazing feats, and so are you! Kids will compete with the help of the adult teammate in 8 challenging events. Prizes will be awarded.

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

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2014

Wildlife Watchers on the Water Pontoon program

Wildlife Watchers on the Water Pontoon program

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LocationCodorus State Park
2600 Smith Station RoadCityHanover PAStatePAZip Code17331-8000Location Phone717-637-2816CountyYorkRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a 1 ½ hour guided pontoon boat cruise. Leisurely explore the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife along the water’s edges. Turtles, eagles, osprey, waterfowl and wading birds abound. Shorebird and fall migrating birds are showcased at this Audubon designated IBA (Important Birding Area). Experienced guides and operators are certified DCNR conservation volunteers. Please arrive at least fifteen minutes early. Hats, sunscreen and water are suggested. Binoculars and PFDs are provided. Pre-registration is required. Program cost is $15 per person and must be prepaid at the park office or by phone. Boat departs from the marina Dock A.
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2014

Yoga on the Beach

Yoga on the Beach

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LocationCanoe Creek State Park
205 Canoe Creek RoadCityHollidaysburgStatePAZip Code16648-9752CountyBlairRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCome join us for a gentle all abilities class at the swimming area. New to yoga? Great! If you can breathe, you can do yoga. Got kids? Bring them along too! They can participate or play together in the sand. If inclement weather, please call the park office at 814-695-6807 for a possible schedule change. Contact Danielle Dougherty at 814-932-6471 with questions. See you there!
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2014

"The Hidden Colors of Fluorescent Rocks - Nature's Fireworks"

"The Hidden Colors of Fluorescent Rocks - Nature's Fireworks"

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LocationWorlds End State Park
82 Cabin Bridge RdCityForksvilleStatePAZip Code18616-0062CountySullivanRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescription"UV-BOB" will be back with his fantastic collection of rocks and minerals that fluoresce under his ultraviolet lights. You'll be amazed when the brilliant colors hidden within his "ugly" rocks are revealed. Don't miss this exciting annual presentation for young and old at the Visitor Center!ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

A Bloodhounds' Nose Knows!

A Bloodhounds' Nose Knows!

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LocationCanoe Creek State Park
205 Canoe Creek RoadCityHollidaysburgStatePAZip Code16648-9752CountyBlairRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCome meet the world’s best nose! Heaven Scent Rescue will introduce you to their bloodhound, a search and rescue dog with an amazing ability to sniff out the faintest scents. Mike and Dianne Thees will explain the physical characteristics of the bloodhound breed and explain why these special dogs excel at finding people. You’ll learn about an individual’s scent and how Heaven Scent Rescue uses a ‘scent article’ to get the hound on the trail. You’ll also have a chance to see a bloodhound in action as we send out a ‘lost person’ to challenge a hound in a staged rescue scenario!
Meet at Wentz Education Center.
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2014

A Virtual Tour of Cook Forest

A Virtual Tour of Cook Forest

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LocationCook Forest State Park
PO Box 120CityCooksburgStatePAZip Code16217-0120Location Phone814-744-8407CountyClarionRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThere are many things to see and do during your stay at Cook Forest, from walking amongst magnificent tall and ancient old growth forests to taking a scenic float down the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River. Do you like to investigate wildlife, take a hike on a trail, or are you just trying to find a short break from the rigors of life? There’s just so much to do in such a short amount of time that it’s just impossible to pack it all into one trip. We challenge you to leave your electronic gadgets at home and start a family tradition that will last generations… many of your fellow campers already have. Bring your chairs and blankets to the Ridge Camp park amphitheater for an evening virtual tour that will bring back many memories and help you to make new ones.ActivitiesCampfire ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsLectures/Seminars

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Appalachian Trail Museum Presents: The Park Before The Park: Jackson Fuller's Amusement Park at Pine Grove Furnace 1878-1900

Appalachian Trail Museum Presents: The Park Before The Park: Jackson Fuller's Amusement Park at Pine Grove Furnace 1878-1900

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LocationPine Grove Furnace State Park
1100 Pine Grove RoadCityGardnersStatePAZip Code17324Location Phone717-486-7174CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionAndré Weltman, president of the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park, will speak about the history of an amusement park built by ironworks owner Jackson Fuller long before today's State Park existed. In the last decades of the 19th century, tens of thousands of people took the South Mountain Railroad to enjoy free activities ("pic-nics," boating on a small lake along Mountain Creek, children's carousel, "ten pins" bowling, shooting range, bicycle track) while pig iron was still being made nearby.

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

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Bald Eagle in Pa.

Bald Eagle in Pa.

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LocationHills Creek State Park
111 Spillway RoadCityWellsboroStatePAZip Code16901-9676CountyTiogaRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionLearn of the history and management success of our national symbol. Through the use of a mount and video the abundance of the bald eagle in our state and county will be explained. Find out where these majestic birds can be seen in our area. Program meets at the nature center area.ActivitiesCampfire ProgramsInterpretive Programs

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2014

Bat Count!

Bat Count!

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionIt’s that time of year again! Here at the park we monitor how many of these little flying mammals we have and you can be part of the research! Meet at the Amphitheater for a brief discussion on the history of bats at Cowans Gap and why we are keeping track of them, before we head out to the boxes to count them.ActivitiesWildlife MonitoringInterpretive Programs

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2014

Bats

Bats

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

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Bats of PA

Bats of PA

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LocationKettle Creek State Park
97 Kettle Creek Park LaneCityRenovoStatePAZip Code17764-9708Location Phone570-923-6004CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome on out and learn more about these awesome creatures. We will be talking about some of their adaptations, different kinds of bats, some myths, learn about something that is threatening their population, and maybe even get to see a few bats. Meet at the Nature Center.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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Beginning Birding Series

Beginning Birding Series

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

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2014

Birds of Blue Knob

Birds of Blue Knob

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LocationBlue Knob State Park
124 Park RoadCityImlerStatePAZip Code16655-9207Location Phone814-276-3576CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescription“Birds of Blue Knob”
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Buck Hill Amphitheater
Come learn about all the amazing birds of our area and their unique adaptations through viewing beautiful mounted birds and participating in an activity. You’ll be surprised to learn what flies in the skies of your local area. Did you ever see a cedar waxwing?
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06

2014

Boulder Field Basics

Boulder Field Basics

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

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July

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2014

Butterfly Safari

Butterfly Safari

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LocationLittle Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park RoadCityNewportStatePAZip Code17074-9428Location Phone717-567-9255CountyPerryRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionBring the kids out for a butterfly safari. There will be a short Butterfly/Moth movie in the classroom. Then we’ll use the park’s butterfly nets to catch some of these beautiful insects. Together we’ll try to identify what we caught and set them all free. Long pants recommended for walking in tall grass. Meet at the park office.ContactsBen Ranney, Park NaturalistContact Emaillittlebuffsp@state.pa.usContact Phone717-567-9255ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Programs

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2014

Children's Story Time

Children's Story Time

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

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06

2014

Come and Kayak!

Come and Kayak!

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

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

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2014

Come and Kayak!

Come and Kayak!

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

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

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July

06

2014

Cowans Gap History

Cowans Gap History

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionCome to the Nature 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

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July

06

2014

Doggie Do!

Doggie Do!

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LocationKinzua Bridge State Park
C/O Bendigo State ParkCityJohnsonburgStatePAZip Code15845-0016Location Phone814-965-2646CountyMcKeanRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionPet owners stop at the picnic table near the kiosk and learn about proper pet etiquette while in the park. If your pup is seen DOing the proper thing get a free doggie treat!Contact Phone814-965-2646ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsHiking and Walking

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July

06

2014

Elk in Pennsylvania

Elk in Pennsylvania

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LocationSinnemahoning State Park
Campground AmphitheaterCityAustinStatePAZip Code16720Location Phone814-647-8401CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionElk in Pennsylvania. Join PA Game Commission Environmental Educator, Mandi Marconi, as we take a fascinating look into the life of one of our largest, most intriguing wild animals. Learn about elk restoration in Pennsylvania and tips to observing wild elk in our area.

Campground talk followed by a 30 minute video. Everyone is invited to this free family program!

SponsorsPennsylvania Game CommissionContactsMandi MarconiActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding

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July

06

2014

F.E. Walter Dam Water Release Schedule

F.E. Walter Dam Water Release Schedule

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LocationLehigh Gorge State Park
c/o Hickory Run State ParkCityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661Location Phone570-443-0400CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionPlanned white water release dates are: July 19, 20, 26 and 27. August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23*, 24*, 30* and 31*. October 11 and 12**.

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

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July

06

2014

Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market

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

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July

06

2014

Fire Tower/Seneca Point Historical Tour

Fire Tower/Seneca Point Historical Tour

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LocationCook Forest State Park
PO Box 120CityCooksburgStatePAZip Code16217-0120Location Phone814-744-8407CountyClarionRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionPlease bring your binoculars and meet at the Fire Tower Parking Lot for a 45 minute historical interpretive tour of the Fire Tower and Seneca Point. Learn about local logging history, observe Indian sign, and take a breathtaking view from the box at the very top of the Fire Tower which will be open until 230pm.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingHistory ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

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July

06

2014

Fireworks Over The Lake

Fireworks Over The Lake

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LocationShawnee State Park
132 State Park RoadCitySchellsburgStatePAZip Code15559-7300Location Phone814-733-4218CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionAn evening of enjoying the park's facilities and events will be highlighted by the 2nd annual Fireworks Over the Lake. The fireworks display is being funded by the Friends of Shawnee State Park. It is recommended to come early, carpool and bring a flashlightActivitiesSpecial Events

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2014

Fireworks Paddle

Fireworks Paddle

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LocationShawnee State Park
132 State Park RoadCitySchellsburgStatePAZip Code15559-7300CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCome celebrate with us as we paddle the lake to watch the fireworks show presented by the Friends of Shawnee. Kayaks and equipment will be supplied for participants. Participants will be required to stay with the group and follow all program guidelines. This program is not recommended for children under the age of 8. Youth are required to use a tandem kayak with a responsible adult. Those under 18 must have an adult present to sign a waiver. Space is limited, so register now to reserve your kayak program slot by calling (814)733-2203. Pre-registration is required for all participants. There are a limited number of tandem kayaks available upon request. Meet at the Region 3 Headquarters complex along the main park road.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingOnline registration is not available for this event. Please call George at 814-733-2203 to register.

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July

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2014

Follow the Mill RaceTrail to Shoaff's Mill

Follow the Mill RaceTrail to Shoaff's Mill

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LocationLittle Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park RoadCityNewportStatePAZip Code17074-9428Location Phone717-567-9255CountyPerryRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionThe park naturalist will lead a guided walk along the mill race trail. You will discover the water source that runs the mill, and learn a little about the history of the area we are walking. Walk is half a mile, with one short steep section. We will end at Shoaff’s Mill which will be open for tours upon our arrival. Hike begins at the performance stage in the East Area Picnic grounds.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingHistory Programs

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06

2014

Guided Hike: Gould Trail

Guided Hike: Gould Trail

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LocationMeet @ the Gould Trailhead Parking Area
Hickory Run State ParkCityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661-9712CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin the park Naturalist for a hike on the Gould Trail, and learn about the some of the animals that call Hickory Run State Park home. If we are lucky, we may even see some of the creatures that we talk about! Please wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water.

All interpretive programs at Hickory Run State Park are free and open to the public.

**The Gould Trailhead parking area is located along Route 534, 1 mile west of the park office.**ContactsKatie Martens, Environmental Education SpecialistContact Emailhickoryrunenvedsp@pa.govActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

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July

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2014

History of the Bridge

History of the Bridge

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LocationKinzua Bridge State Park
C/O Bendigo State ParkCityJohnsonburgStatePAZip Code15845-0016Location Phone814-965-2646CountyMcKeanRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionFind out why the Kinzua Bridge was built, who was involved in the building, and what it is made out of! Hear exciting stories about people’s experience of being on the bridge! Call the park office for more info at (814) 965-2646!Contact Phone814-965-2646ActivitiesHistory ProgramsInterpretive Programs

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July

06

2014

INSECT - A - GANZA!

INSECT - A - GANZA!

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionYou better not miss...

INSECT - A - GANZA!

Mother Nature’s Nightlife: An in-depth hands on look at nocturnal bugs!

Join Ryan Bridge, aka The Bug Man, for an evening of insect investigation. Ryan will be leading a nocturnal insect exploration beginning with a talk at 8:00pm that will feature encased and preserved insects. Following the interpretive talk and a short intermission, Ryan will set up multiple light stations to attract live nocturnal insects into the area for hands on discovery throughout the night!

There is no cost to participate in this program.

Meet at the Russell P. Letterman Campground Amphitheatre. 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
(The program will last late into the night, but families are
encouraged to join and leave accordingly.)
ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife MonitoringSpecial Events

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July

06

2014

Kayaks on Cranberry

Kayaks on Cranberry

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LocationOhiopyle State Park
PO Box 105CityOhiopyleStatePAZip Code15470-0105Location Phone724-329-8591CountyFayetteRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionDCNR will be providing kayaks for us to explore Cranberry Lake. We hope to see an active Osprey nest during this paddling trip. Pre-registration for this program is required by calling 724-329-0986 or emailing rosfuge@pa.gov We will meet at the train station and then caravan to the lake.ContactsRose FugeContact Emailrosfuge@pa.govContact Phone724-329-0986ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingWildlife Watching/Birding

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2014

Library at the Lake

Library at the Lake

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

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2014

Movie - Appalachian Trail

Movie - Appalachian Trail

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LocationLittle Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park RoadCityNewportStatePAZip Code17074-9428Location Phone717-567-9255CountyPerryRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a look at the Appalachian Trail through the eyes of National Geographic. This over 2000 mile trail has plenty in store for the day hiker or the “Through Hiker”. Meet at the Reception Hall located at the Little Buffalo Campground at the top of Black Hill Road.Contact Emaillittlebuffsp@state.pa.usContact Phone717-567-9255ActivitiesMovie

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06

2014

MOVIE NIGHT: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

MOVIE NIGHT: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

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LocationTrough Creek State Park
16362 Little Valley RoadCityJames CreekStatePAZip Code16657-9302CountyHuntingdonRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionBring the family for a great night of movie watching at the amphitheater! Snacks available when you make a donation! Movie starts at dusk. Approximatley 8:30 - 8:45 ish.
Amphitheater
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2014

Music on the Mountain Concerts

Music on the Mountain Concerts

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LocationKings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Rd.CityCarlisleStatePAZip Code17015-9306CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionMusic on the Mountain returns July 6, brought to you on the mansion lawn by the Friends of Kings Gap. Erica Lyn Everest will perform jazz and blues,while Second Time Thru will offer classic rock. Admission is free. Bring your blanket or chair. Rain or Shine! Food will be available from several vendors.
The Friends of Kings Gap will present two more Music on the Mountain concerts throughout the summer. Bluegrass bands will be featured again on Sunday, August 3 and Celtic bands on September 7. Performance times are for each event are 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Forr details on all performances or information on how you can support Music on the Mountain, email music@friendsofkingsgap.org.SponsorsFriends of Kings GapContact Emailkingsgapsp@pa.govContact Phone717-486-5031ActivitiesMusicSpecial Events

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July

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2014

MY LIFE AS A TURKEY

MY LIFE AS A TURKEY

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LocationR.B. Winter State Park
17215 Buffalo RoadCityMifflinburgStatePAZip Code17844-9656Location Phone570-966-1455CountyUnionRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionBased on a true story, this charming, funny and thought provoking video explores the secret world of the wild turkey. Learn how naturalist Joe Hutto raised several young turkey poults and then took on the full time job of raising them to be wild birds.Contact Phone570-966-1455ActivitiesMovie

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July

06

2014

Nature at the Pond

Nature at the Pond

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

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06

2014

Nature's Nasties

Nature's Nasties

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LocationRaccoon Creek State Park
3000 State Route 18CityHookstownStatePAZip Code15050-9416Location Phone724-899-3611CountyBeaverRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionMeet at the Wildflower Reserve Interpretive Center on Route 30.
There are some plants and animals best avoided. Join us and stay safe in the
outdoors as we discuss ticks, chiggers, leeches, poison ivy, stinging nettles,
venomous snakes and other outdoor hazards during this indoor program. Free program.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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July

06

2014

Night Sky Exploration at Chapman State Park

Night Sky Exploration at Chapman State Park

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LocationChapman State Park
4790 Chapman Dam RoadCityClarendonStatePAZip Code16313Location Phone814-723-0250CountyWarrenRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin Tom Traub, Project Director for the Martz Observatory and learn the essentials of stargazing. We'll be trying out the park's telescope to discover where and when to look for planets and deep sky objects. If you have a telescope gathering dust, bring it out and get some tips on using it from an expert. Remember to bring a jacket, blanket/chair and flashlight. Meet at the beach. This program is open to the public and free of charge.ContactsJen Moore, EESContact Emailchapmansp@pa.govActivitiesStargazing

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July

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2014

Night Sky Tour

Night Sky Tour

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LocationCherry Springs State Park
c/o Lyman RunCityGaletonStatePAZip Code16922CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionExperience the splendor of the night sky. Observe the constellations through a laser - guided sky tour conducted by park staff and volunteers. Hear the legends and myths surrounding these patterns in the night sky. Explore deep space objects such as star clusters, double stars, nebula and distant galaxies through the park's telescopes. We will also be able to view the lunar landscape as there will be a quarter moon this weekend. The light from the moon in this phase does have an impact on our ability to view some deep sky objects and constellations.
If the sky is unfavorable for stargazing, an alternative program may be held in the pavilion on the south side of the park. However this program may be cancelled in the event of severe weather.

Visitors may want to check the Cherry Springs State Park Clear Sky Chart web site for cloud cover and viewing conditons.

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

ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsStargazing

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July

06

2014

Non-Denominational Church Service

Non-Denominational Church Service

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

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July

06

2014

Owl Prowl

Owl Prowl

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LocationHyner Run State Park
86 Hyner Park RoadCityHynerStatePAZip Code17738-0046Location Phone570-923-6000CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThis program includes identifying the common owls of Pennsylvania and their biology. The second part of the program is a guided walk when we will go owl calling. Meet behind the pool house.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive Walks

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2014

Owls

Owls

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LocationShawnee State Park
132 State Park RoadCitySchellsburgStatePAZip Code15559-7300Location Phone814-733-4218CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionThis live Owl program is presented by Shaver's Creek Environmental Center. The program will be held at the park's amphitheater. In the event of rain, the program will be moved to the H & I Center, located at the main office.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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July

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2014

Paddling Skills-Learn how to Kayak!

Paddling Skills-Learn how to Kayak!

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LocationCanoe Creek State Park
205 Canoe Creek RoadCityHollidaysburgStatePAZip Code16648-9752CountyBlairRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionCome to this user-friendly class for ages 12+ that will teach basic paddling skills. For first timers only please! Register online to use a park kayak OR to bring your own (when you register, please note if you’re bringing your own kayak). Ages 18 and under must have parent present. Participants must show valid driver’s license to get a boat. All participants must wear provided life vest.
Boat rental building
ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking[Click Here To Register For Paddling Skills-Learn how to Kayak! - 10 Openings Available]

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06

2014

Pennsylvania State Symbols

Pennsylvania State Symbols

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCan you name all of our State Symbols? Pennsylvania has a variety of plants and animals that represent many important aspects of our state. Learn not only what all of our State Symbols are, but why they were selected and what makes them so interesting. Following the presentation try to locate some of our state symbols here at the Elk Country Visitor Center. (Location: See Program Board in Lobby).ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam

Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam

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

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

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2014

Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam

Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam

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

For more information on the program or other programs offered at the park contact the park office at 814-647-8401.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding[Click Here To Register For Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam - 8 Openings Available]

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2014

Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam

Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam

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

For more information on the program or other programs offered at the park contact the park office at 814-647-8401.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding[Click Here To Register For Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam - 4 Openings Available]

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2014

Story Time by the Lake

Story Time by the Lake

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2566CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionJoin us at the amphitheater (on the camping side of the lake; park at the nearby visitor center) for a nature tale! Topics range from feathered friends to batty bug zappers.ActivitiesChildren's Programs

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July

06

2014

Sunday Morning Stroll

Sunday Morning Stroll

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FrequencyWeeklyLocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionDon’t miss out on one of the most exhilarating times of the day in nature; the morning! Join the park naturalist in meandering around the local trails to explore what the morning brings. Natural history topics from insects to plants may be discussed. (Participants will be walking at least a mile on uneven surfaces). Meet at the Nature Inn. 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM.
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July

06

2014

The Bear Out There

The Bear Out There

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin professional wildlife tracker John Hechler as he shares his extensive knowledge and specimens of Black Bears. Meet at the Amphitheater (next to Masker Museum) on Sun. 7/6 at 7pm. In cse of rain, this program will be held in the Auditorium (also next to the Masker Museum).ActivitiesLectures/Seminars

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06

2014

Ulyesses S. Grant

Ulyesses S. Grant

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LocationCaledonia State Park
101 Pine Grove RoadCityFayettevilleStatePAZip Code17222-8224CountyFranklinRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionGrant waged a tenacious war, but he was also a man of peace and forgiveness. Join us at the amphitheater. Bring a flashlight and something to sit on.*ActivitiesCampfire ProgramsHistory Programs

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2014

Whoodunnit Mystery

Whoodunnit Mystery

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionSomething is amiss in Little Critterville! Become a detective and help us analyze the evidence, question the suspects and hear from the witnesses as we try to determine who is guilty! Meet at the Amphitheater to be part of this interactive murder mystery!ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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July

06

2014

Wildlife on the Water Kayak Program

Wildlife on the Water Kayak Program

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

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July

06

2014

Wildlife Watchers on the Water Pontoon program

Wildlife Watchers on the Water Pontoon program

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

Monday

July

07

2014

Bats on the Brink

Bats on the Brink

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LocationHills Creek State Park
111 Spillway RoadCityWellsboroStatePAZip Code16901-9676CountyTiogaRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionAs darkness falls, learn about the many benefits of bats, the very real threat they face today, and what you can do to help. Conclude the program by surveying the park bats as they emerge for their evening meal of mosquitoes and other insects. Takes place at the Nature Center.ActivitiesCampfire Programs

Monday

July

07

2014

Explore the Night - Night Hike

Explore the Night - Night Hike

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LocationOhiopyle State Park
PO Box 105CityOhiopyleStatePAZip Code15470-0105Location Phone724-329-8591CountyFayetteRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionKentuck Campground Amphitheater
Hiking at night can be intimidating to many folks. This expedition will give visitors the opportunity to hike the woods of Ohiopyle along with a Naturalist. Along the way we will uncover many of the secrets of the dark and how nocturnal animals frolick during a time when we are normally tucked into bed.ContactsJordon DuvallContact Emailjorduvall@pa.govContact Phone724-329-0986ActivitiesHiking and Walking

Monday

July

07

2014

Kids Nature Activities

Kids Nature Activities

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LocationTobyhanna State Park
114 Campground Rd
Boat launch pavilionCityTobyhannaStatePAZip Code18466-0387Location Phone570-894-8336CountyMonroeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionNature themed crafting and activities for school aged children. Adults must accompany children. Meet at Boat Launch area pavilion.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsRegistration for Kids Nature Activities is closed.

Tuesday

July

08

2014

Birdwatcher Bingo

Birdwatcher Bingo

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionStop by the Masker Museum and pick up a Birdwatcher Bingo sheet, then set about to find those birds! Participants who fill their bingo board will recieve a little prize. Binoculars provided. Please meet at the Masker Museum at 2:30pm on Tues. 7/8 to pick up your sheet and get hunting!ActivitiesWildlife Watching/Birding

Tuesday

July

08

2014

DiscoverE - Hide N' Seekers

DiscoverE - Hide N' Seekers

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionDiscover nature with games, stories and activities in this day camp program designed especially for children ages 4 and 5. Children who attend all three days will recieve a DCNR badge and certificate. Fee: $35.00 per child, $17.50 each additional child in family. Pre-registration is required for this program.ActivitiesDiscoverEPlease call 570-676-0567 to pre-register for this program. Openings are still available.

Tuesday

July

08

2014

DiscoverE - Penns Adventurers

DiscoverE - Penns Adventurers

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LocationDelaware Canal State Park
Giving Pond recreation Area
Route 32 south of Upper Black EddyCityUpper Black EddyStatePAZip Code18972-9540CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionThis program is intended for children ages 9 - 12. During this camp we will do several activities including nature photography, hiking, fishing, open exploration, bird watching, and create your own creature. Each day we will focus on a different aspect of nature followed by an activity that emphasizes it. This program is intended to introduce outdoor play and nature appreciation that will carry into the student's daily life. Parents please provide appropriate footwear, long pants and water/snack for your child. Sunscreen and hats recommended since we will be exploring the pond area most of the time. Donations for this program are greatly appreciated.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsHiking and WalkingNature PhotographyWildlife Watching/BirdingSorry but registration for this program is full. Please see our other programs for the great outdoor opportunities.Thank you for your interest in State Parks!

Tuesday

July

08

2014

DiscoverE: Outdoor Explorers

DiscoverE: Outdoor Explorers

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LocationDelaware Canal State Park
Giving Pond Recreation Area
1125 River Rd. (PA-32)CityUpper Black EddyStatePAZip Code18972-9540Location Phone610-982-0166CountyBucksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionThis program is part of the PA State Parks DiscoverE series for children ages 6 - 8. We will embark on a different themed nature adventure each day, letting the children's curiosity lead the way. We'll use investigative techniques and tools such as magnifiers, cameras, and record our findings in our nature notebooks. The program will be based out of our Outdoor Classroom at Giving Pond. A $10 per child donation is requested for the 3-day program. Attend all three days for special DiscoverE prizes and awards!ContactsIan KindleContact Emailikindle@pa.govContact Phone610-982-0166More Infohttp://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/delawarecanal/index.htmActivitiesChildren's ProgramsDiscoverEHiking and WalkingWildlife Watching/BirdingSorry this program is full, or the registration deadline is past. Please call or e-mail about waitlist or upcoming opportunities.

Tuesday

July

08

2014

DiscoverE: Outdoor Explorers (6-8 year olds)

DiscoverE: Outdoor Explorers (6-8 year olds)

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LocationEnvironmental Education Classroom
Parker Dam State ParkCityPenfieldStatePAZip Code15849-9799CountyClearfieldRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionOutdoor Explorers is a 3-day program for children ages 6-8. This year’s Outdoor Explorers theme at Parker Dam State Park is “It's Not Easy Being Green.” Children participating in the Outdoor Explorers program will learn about a variety of animals and local wildlife, as well as how to find answers to their questions about the outdoors through activities, walks, games, and crafts. Outdoor Explorers is comprised of 6 hours of programming over 3 days. Parents or guardians are NOT required to be present during the program. The program will be held July 8, 9, and 10, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. each day. The program is free, but participants must be pre-registered, space in the program is limited. Meet in the Environmental Education Classroom, next to the Park Office.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsOtherPlease call the Environmental Education Specialist at (814) 765-0630 if you would like to have your child placed on the waiting list in case of any cancellations. Thank you.

Tuesday

July

08

2014

Discover-E: Penn's Adventurers - Ages 9-12

Discover-E: Penn's Adventurers - Ages 9-12

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LocationEnvironmental Learning CenterCityNorth Abington TownshipStatePAZip Code18414-9785Location Phone5709457110CountyLackawannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionDiscover E Series
There is a $20.00 fee per child.
Outdoor Programs for Young People.
Children receive certificates, and badges at completion of program.
Ages 9-12
Registration opens May 23 and is on a first call first serve basis.
To register: call 945-7110; if machine leave your email address.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsDiscoverE

Tuesday

July

08

2014

EcoQuest Camp

EcoQuest Camp

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LocationKings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Rd.CityCarlisleStatePAZip Code17015-9306CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEcoQuest Camp for ages 13 – 15 combines recreation and outdoor learning in an actively-paced program for young teens. Hiking, kayaking, orienteering, and swimming plus hands-on conservation efforts will increase knowledge and skills development while providing stewardship experiences.

Each day will link recreational activities with an environmental focus;creating logical connections while using, appreciating and conserving natural resources. Campers will become acquainted with state parks' role in managing resources and maintaining facilities while supporting many kinds of visitor experiences.

Participants should be in good physical condition and capable of sustained exertion. Campers must bring a packed lunch. Drinks will be provided.

Length: 18 hrs. (6 hrs. X 3 days) Fee: $65
One session only: July 8-10
For a registration form or more information, email gpadilla@pa.gov or call 717-486-3799.

Contact Emailgpadilla@pa.govContact Phone717-486-3799ActivitiesChildren's Programs

Tuesday

July

08

2014

EYE-Con Teen Science Camp

EYE-Con Teen Science Camp

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LocationJennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd.CitySlippery RockStatePAZip Code16057-5023CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionYouth with an interest in science and the outdoors have a new opportunity to work with professional biologists and resource managers this summer at Jennings Environmental Education Center. Experience your Environment through Conservation (EYE-Con) is an exciting, 3-day science experience, open to high school students entering their 10th-12th grade. During the camp, students will have the opportunity to work with Heritage Program biologists from Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Pennsylvania DCNR, learning and applying new scientific techniques as they conduct field-based experiments to benefit Pennsylvania’s rare species. Registration is required by calling 724-794-6011 by July 1. The cost is $50 per student.SponsorsWestern Pennsylvania ConservancyContactsMiranda CrotsleyContact Emailmcrotsley@pa.govContact Phone724-794-6011ActivitiesChildren's Programs

Tuesday

July

08

2014

Guided Hike to

Guided Hike to

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LocationWorlds End State Park
82 Cabin Bridge RdCityForksvilleStatePAZip Code18616-0062CountySullivanRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionLet's join the Eagles Mere Conservancy for this hike to explore an unusual rock formation along the Loyalsock Trail.
Meet at the Visitor Center with your vehicle to travel 8 miles to hike start.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

Tuesday

July

08

2014

Guided Hike to "Split Rock"

Guided Hike to "Split Rock"

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LocationWorlds End State Park
82 Cabin Bridge RdCityForksvilleStatePAZip Code18616-0062CountySullivanRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionLet's join the Eagles Mere Conservancy for this short hike to an unusual rock fomation along the Loyalsock Trail. It's a great place to explore with your kids.
Meet at the Visitor Center with your vehicle to travel 8 miles to hike start.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

Tuesday

July

08

2014

Kayak Blitz

Kayak Blitz

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LocationMoraine State Park
McDanel's Launch
North ShoreCityPortersvilleStatePAZip Code16051-2031Location Phone724 368-8811CountyButlerRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionKayak Blitz
McDanel’s Launch, North Shore, Moraine State Park
Tuesday, July 8
Any time between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Have you wanted to try kayaking, but couldn’t get a reservation on one of our paddles? Now is your chance! Arrive anytime between 3 and 7, sign in, participate in a technique and safety introduction, and join our guides for a short paddle. All equipment provided, come dressed to be on the water. Designed for beginners, or those with limited experience. Free.

While you wait, take the chance to learn more about different types and styles of kayaks. Maybe pack a picnic? You may also enjoy a visit to the Owlet Giftshop.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking

Tuesday

July

08

2014

Outdoor Explorers Nature camp

Outdoor Explorers Nature camp

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LocationFrances Slocum State Park
565 Mount Olivet Rd.CityWyomingStatePAZip Code18644-9333Location Phone570-696-3525CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionOutdoor Explorers for ages 6-8. Preregistration required. Sign up on June 7th at 10:00 am.
Camp topic:
Native American heritageContactsKathy KelchnerContact EmailRA-nrspfrsleep@pa.govContact Phone570-696-9105ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsDiscoverE

Tuesday

July

08

2014

Penn's Adventurers - DiscoverE

Penn's Adventurers - DiscoverE

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LocationClear Creek State Park
38 Clear Creek Park RoadCitySigelStatePAZip Code15860-6702Location Phone814 752-2368CountyJeffersonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionPA state parks are filled with learning and recreational adventures connecting young people to natural and historic resources and encourages healthy experiences incorporating science, history geography and recreation. This year we will hike, wade and float as we find webs: spider webs, webbed feet, and the food web. Pre- registration required.ContactsSuzann RenselContact Emailra-clearcreekenved@pa.govContact Phone814 752-2368ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsRegistration for Penn's Adventurers - DiscoverE is closed.

Tuesday

July

08

2014

Plants of Presque Isle Lagoons

Plants of Presque Isle Lagoons

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionJoin us for this free pontooon ride to learn more about the variety of plants growing in and around the lagoons. Meet at the Pontoon Boat Station, call to register at 814-833-7424. There is a 20 person limit.Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesOther

Tuesday

July

08

2014

Pontoon Boat Eco-Tour (FULL)

Pontoon Boat Eco-Tour (FULL)

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

ActivitiesWildlife Watching/BirdingThis session is full. Please check the website for other open dates or call the Park Office at 215-529-7300 to be placed on the waiting list.

Tuesday

July

08

2014

Storytime Hour - Box Turtle at Long Pond

Storytime Hour - Box Turtle at Long Pond

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin Miss Ellen for an hour of storybook reading and a creative activity. This program is most suitable for children ages 4 through 7. Children must be attended by an adult. Please meet at the Amphitheater (next to the Masker Museum) at 1pm on Tues., 7/8. In case of rain, program will take place in the Auditorium.ActivitiesChildren's Programs

Tuesday

July

08

2014

The Waterfowl Walk

The Waterfowl Walk

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LocationRicketts Glen State Park
695 State Route 487CityBentonStatePAZip Code17814Location Phone570-477-7780CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin us for a journey through a ghost town to check out just what’s living…. on the other side. We’ll be exploring the wildlife, flowers, and birds that may be around the old town of Ricketts area.
Easy hiking, but binoculars, water and bug spray are suggested. Please note: We may be going through some higher grass areas, this is not a smooth, paved trail that we will be following. Meet, with your vehicle, in front of the Visitor’s Center for the drive over. IN CASE OF RAIN OR THUNDERSTORM, THIS WALK WILL BE RESCHEDULED.
ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

Wednesday

July

09

2014

Advanced Kayaking

Advanced Kayaking

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LocationPymatuning State Park
2660 Williamsfield RoadCityJamestownStatePAZip Code16134Location Phone724-932-3142CountyCrawfordRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionThis program is designed to teach you how to self rescue if you have overturned. Also advanced kayaking techniques. Please bring your own kayak and gear. PFD’s are required. Pre-registration is required by July 3rd.
We will meet at Beach #2 for this program.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingInterpretive Programs

Wednesday

July

09

2014

Busy Bees

Busy Bees

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LocationOle Bull State Park
31 Valhalla LaneCityCross ForkStatePAZip Code17729-9701Location Phone814-435-5000CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThis is a DiscoverE Program for Hide'n Seekers (Ages 4-5) and Outdoor Explorers (Ages 6-8). Come and learn more about what it is like to be a bee and also the division of labor among the different bees. Activities will include a story, investigation, craft, and game. Meet at the amphitheater.ActivitiesDiscoverE

Wednesday

July

09

2014

Flutter By, Butterfly!

Flutter By, Butterfly!

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LocationWorlds End State Park
82 Cabin Bridge RdCityForksvilleStatePAZip Code18616-0062CountySullivanRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionSome call them 'flying flowers' or 'fairies in disguise'.They are the Butterflies. Pay a visit to our butterfly garden in the Visitor Center backyard to learn about nature's lovliest pollinators. There will be games for the kids and a take-home butterfly plant for each participant.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

Wednesday

July

09

2014

Hiking Series (5)

Hiking Series (5)

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LocationHickory Run State Park
RR 1 Box 81CityWhite HavenStatePAZip Code18661-9712Location Phone570-403-2006CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin PA State Park staff at 9 AM at the Hawk Falls parking lot for a 7 mile, more difficult hike of the Boulder Field Trail. The entire series will cover 40+ miles of trails on our public lands including state parks and local preserves. Come out to get some exercise, learn about the area's rich history and nature, and relax in the fresh air. Please call the park office (570-403-2006) or visit the PA State Parks' Calendar of Events (www.visitpaparks.com) for more information and detailed directions to meeting locations.

Trail: Boulder Field Trail
Length: 7 miles
Terrain: more difficult
Meet: Hawk Falls parking lot at Hickory Run State ParkContactsMegan Fedor, Environmental Education SpecialistContact Emailnescopecksp@pa.govContact Phone570-403-2006ActivitiesHiking and Walking

Wednesday

July

09

2014

Incredible Insects!

Incredible Insects!

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LocationSizerville State Park
199 E Cowley Run RoadCityEmporiumStatePAZip Code15834-9608CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionAttention Kids!
Stop over the Environmental Building to learn about insects! Explore the lives of insects, participants will learn the importance insects have in our environment, search for insects that live in water and make a creepy crawler to take home. This is a DiscoverE program appropriate for ages 4-8. Attend 3 DiscoverE programs and earn a cool badge and certificate! Participants should bring along water shoes for creek exploration.

Participants should dress for the outdoors, sturdy closed toed shoes such as sneakers or hiking boots. No flip flops or sandals will be permitted. Sunscreen, bug spray and a bottle of water are also highly recommended.

Please meet at the Environmental Building across from teh Park Office.ActivitiesDiscoverE

Wednesday

July

09

2014

Movie Night! On the trail of Pennsylvania's Black Bears

Movie Night! On the trail of Pennsylvania's Black Bears

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LocationBeltzville State Park
2950 Pohopoco Dr.CityLehightonStatePAZip Code18235-8905Location Phone610 377 0045CountyCarbonRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionTake a front row seat into the life of Pennsylvania’s black bear through this award winning film created by Pennsylvania Game Commission.ContactsJon MackoContact Emailjmacko@pa.govContact Phone610 377 0045ActivitiesMovieRegistration for Movie Night! On the trail of Pennsylvania's Black Bears is closed.

Wednesday

July

09

2014

Pontoon Boat Eco-Tour (FULL)

Pontoon Boat Eco-Tour (FULL)

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

Wednesday

July

09

2014

ROARING CREEK TRACT HIKE

ROARING CREEK TRACT HIKE

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LocationTuscarora State Park
687 Tuscarora Park RoadCityBarnesvilleStatePAZip Code18214-9715CountySchuylkillRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionJoin the naturalist from Tuscarora State Park on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 10:30 am for a hike at Roaring Creek Watershed which is North of Mount Carmel. This hike is 8 miles in length and moderate in difficulty. The loop passes by two large reservoirs. We will meet at the Roaring Creek parking lot located on Route 42 below Aristes. Please call Robin at (570) 467-2506 or register online at dcnr.pa.gov under the calendar of events for Tuscarora State Park. This is a dog friendly hike, but all pets must be leashed and get along with other pets and people. Shine onlyActivitiesHiking and WalkingDog Walk

Wednesday

July

09

2014

Swamp Stomp

Swamp Stomp

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionDiscover the five different types of wetlands along the Burley Creek trail. Capture and release some of the animals that call these wetlands home! Walk is a moderately difficult one mile hike. Please wear shoes that can get wet and bring along a change of shoes and socks for hiking. Meet at the Burley Creek Trailhead (on Pickerel Point Rd) on Wed., 7/9 at 1:30 pm.ActivitiesHiking and WalkingInterpretive Walks

Wednesday

July

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

Wednesday

July

09

2014

Wildlife on the Water Kayak Program

Wildlife on the Water Kayak Program

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

Thursday

July

10

2014

“Bugs Don’t Bug Us!” DiscoverE

“Bugs Don’t Bug Us!” DiscoverE

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2566CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionFour & 5 year olds, accompanied by an adult, learn about critters that crawl, hop and fly. Join us for an insect story, craft and walk! This program starts at the visitor center and requires pre-registration.
Register at pmcquistia@pa.gov or 724-668-2566.ContactsPam McquistianContact Emailpmcquistia@pa.govContact Phone724-668-2939ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive WalksPlease call Pam McQuistian at 724-668-2566 or e-mail Pam at pmcquistia@pa.gov

Thursday

July

10

2014

Busy Bees

Busy Bees

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LocationKettle Creek State Park
97 Kettle Creek Park LaneCityRenovoStatePAZip Code17764-9708Location Phone570-923-6004CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThis is a DiscoverE Program for Hide'n Seekers (Ages 4-5) and Outdoor Explorers (Ages 6-8). Come and learn more about what it is like to be a bee and also the division of labor among the different bees. The program will start with a story, followed by a field experience. Afterwards, there will be a craft and a game of "Bug Bingo," in which you can win a prize in. Meet at the Nature Center at the Lower Campground.ActivitiesDiscoverE

Thursday

July

10

2014

DiscoverE Hide and Seekers: Who's that Squirrel?

DiscoverE Hide and Seekers: Who's that Squirrel?

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LocationFrench Creek State Park
843 Park RoadCityElversonStatePAZip Code19520-9523CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionChildren ages 4-5 (and parents!) are invited to join us at the Hopewell Lake boat launch for this DiscoverE program to learn about squirrels and other furry creatures. The program will include fun outdoor exploration and activities, games and crafts. Kids who participate in 6 hours of DiscoverE programs will earn a certificate and badge!
Registration is required; email FrenchCreekEnvEd@pa.gov with questions or to register.ContactsKatie ScottContact EmailFrenchCreekEnvEd@pa.govContact Phone610-582-9680ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsDiscoverE[Click Here To Register For DiscoverE Hide and Seekers: Who's that Squirrel? - 15 Openings Available]

Thursday

July

10

2014

Evening Kayak Tour - A Highmark Healthy by Nature Program

Evening Kayak Tour - A Highmark Healthy by Nature Program

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionThere's a different side to Presque Isle. Experienced paddlers are invited to meet the Environmental Educators at the Lagoons Launch for this evening ride. $6.00 non-refundable fee, registration required by calling 814-833-7424. Bring your kayak, lifejacket, whistle and light. Limited loaner supplies.Contact Phone814-833-7424ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater Kayaking

Thursday

July

10

2014

Family Fishing Fun

Family Fishing Fun

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LocationTobyhanna State Park
114 Campground RdCityTobyhannaStatePAZip Code18466-0387Location Phone570-894-8336CountyMonroeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionPA Fish & Boat Commission sponsored. For all ages, no licenses necessary. All equipment provided. Walk-ins Welcome! Meet at the pavilion-Parking Lot 1.ActivitiesFishing/Spinning Tackle

Thursday

July

10

2014

HIDE AND SEEKERS/OUTDOOR EXPLORERS DAY CAMP

HIDE AND SEEKERS/OUTDOOR EXPLORERS DAY CAMP

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LocationR.B. Winter State Park
17215 Buffalo RoadCityMifflinburgStatePAZip Code17844-9656Location Phone570-966-1455CountyUnionRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionBirds, Birds, Birds will be the subject of our explorations during this 2 day Discover E camp for kids ages 4 to 8 years, and their parents. Pre-registration is required. We will be doing stories, crafts, games, and short hikes. Please dress the kids for outdoor play and have on sturdy footwear good for hiking, activities, and playing. A snack, water, sunscreen and bug repellents are recommended. Adults accompanying their kids may also want sunglasses and a hat. Please call R. B. Winter State Park office at 570-966-1455 to register or for more information.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsDiscoverEHiking and Walking

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Hooray for Herps!

Hooray for Herps!

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LocationSizerville State Park
199 E Cowley Run RoadCityEmporiumStatePAZip Code15834-9608CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionAttention Kids!
Cold blooded and mysterious reptiles and amphibians have ruled our world for millions of years! Join park staff on a salamander safari, an up-close look at reptiles and form a new appreciation for our cold blooded neighbors. This is a DiscoverE program, appropriate for ages 4-8. Attend 3 DiscoverE programs and earn a cool badge and certificate! Participants for this program should dress to get wet and muddy.

Participants should wear sturdy close toed shoes, sneakers or hiking boots. NO flip flops or sandals will be allowed. Sunscreen, bug spray and a bottle of water are also recommended.

Please meet at the Environmental Building across from the Park Office.
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Library Along Lake Marburg

Library Along Lake Marburg

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

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Pond Study

Pond Study

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionPrepare to get wet when we capture and release animals in the Lower Lake. Please wear shoes that can get wet and bring a small towel and change of shoes and socks. Meet at the Bear Wallow boat launch parking area on Wed. 7/10 at 1:30pm.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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Salamander Search

Salamander Search

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LocationWorlds End State Park
82 Cabin Bridge RdCityForksvilleStatePAZip Code18616-0062CountySullivanRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionLet's search for those slippery and secretive little salamanders who inhabit Worlds End. Wear some old shoes because we will get muddy!
Meet at the Cabin Bridge.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsWildlife Watching/Birding

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10

2014

See the Park Series - 3 Mile Trail

See the Park Series - 3 Mile Trail

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionEnjoy a hike up the 3 Mile Trail, through the mountain laurel and blueberries with the park naturalist. This trail is a bit rugged, be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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10

2014

Thursday Night Lunker Bass Tournaments

Thursday Night Lunker Bass Tournaments

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

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10

2014

Yellow Ridge Trail

Yellow Ridge Trail

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LocationCaledonia State Park
101 Pine Grove RoadCityFayettevilleStatePAZip Code17222-8224CountyFranklinRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionWe go from Hosack to Long Pine Reservoir and return via the Appalachian Trail. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a snack. Meet at the park office for this ten mile hike.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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11

2014

“Insect Safari” DiscoverE

“Insect Safari” DiscoverE

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2566CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionThis buggy program is for six to 8 year olds who love to capture and study creepy critters! This program starts at the visitor center and requires pre-registration.
Register at pmcquistia@pa.gov or 724-668-2566.ContactsPam McquistianContact Emailpmcquistia@pa.govContact Phone724-668-2939ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive ProgramsPlease call Pam McQuistian at 724-668-2566 or e-mail Pam at pmcquistia@pa.gov

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11

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Creatures of Cowans Gap

Creatures of Cowans Gap

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LocationCowans Gap State Park
6235 Aughwick RoadCityFort LoudonStatePAZip Code17224-9801CountyFultonRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionWho has a white tail and climbs trees? Who plants 1/3 of spring wildflowers? Join the naturalist at the nature center to learn some of the interesting, and lesser known, facts and legends about the critters you are sharing the park with.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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11

2014

Family Fishing Program

Family Fishing Program

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LocationCook Forest State Park
PO Box 120CityCooksburgStatePAZip Code16217-0120Location Phone814-744-8407CountyClarionRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThe PA Fish & Boat Commission & Cook Forest State Park is offering a fishing program designed especially for families. Meet at the Children’s Fishing Pond behind the Park Office to learn basic baiting, casting, and knot tieing techniques designed to help make you a better fisherman. A packet of fishing goodies will be given to each family. Families must pre-register at the Park Office at (814)744-8407.ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsFishing/Spinning TackleHiking and WalkingInterpretive Programs

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11

2014

Family Night

Family Night

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LocationJacobsburg Environmental Education Center
400 Belfast RdCityNazarethStatePAZip Code18064Location Phone610-746-2801CountyNorthamptonRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionBring your family along to the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center for an evening outdoor adventure followed by a craft. On the second Friday of each month we will explore a different topic, from frogs, to butterflies, to hiking at night! On July 11th we will be getting in the creek to investigate what animals live in the water. Be prepared to get wet up to your knees. Wear shoes that cover your toes and can get wet (old sneakers are ideal). This program is best for families with children ages 5 and up. Registration is required.ContactsLauren ForsterContact Emaillaforster@pa.govContact Phone610-746-2801ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive WalksRegistration for Family Night is closed.

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2014

FREE Beginner Kayaking

FREE Beginner Kayaking

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

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

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

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

If traveling from the north/ PA route 34, travel past the concrete dam on the left and make either of the next two left turns into the parking areas for Laurel Lake. Once parked, look for a yellow gate near the entrance of the lower lot. The meeting place, a small launch area with a brown shed, is just beyond the gate.
Contact Emailangelesmit@pa.govContact Phone717-486-7174ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingInterpretive ProgramsSorry, this session is full. Please check our calendar for other events.

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2014

FREE Beginner Kayaking

FREE Beginner Kayaking

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

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

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

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

If traveling from the north/ PA route 34, travel past the concrete dam on the left and make either of the next two left turns into the parking areas for Laurel Lake. Once parked, look for a yellow gate near the entrance of the lower lot. The meeting place, a small launch area with a brown shed, is just beyond the gate.
Contact Emailangelesmit@pa.govContact Phone717-486-7174ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingInterpretive ProgramsSorry, this session is full. Please check our calendar for other events.

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Fungus Amongus

Fungus Amongus

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LocationElk Country Visitor Center
134 Homestead DriveCityBenezetteStatePAZip Code15821Location Phone814-787-5167CountyElkRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionFungi are a vast group of hidden treasures that you may know very little about. Watch a short film to learn all about the importance of this magnificent organism to our ecosystems and how some may make an excellent addition to your favorite meal. (Location: See Program Board in Lobby).ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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2014

Geo-cache trail at Cherry Springs

Geo-cache trail at Cherry Springs

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LocationCherry Springs State Park
c/o Lyman RunCityGaletonStatePAZip Code16922CountyPotterRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionJoin park staff for an introduction to the sport of geo-caching. Our new park geo-cache trail has 10 caches hidden around the park. Complete the questionaire with answers found to learn about the history and ecology of this unique park. Don't worry if you don't have a GPS unit. The park has 12 units that will be preprogrammed for your use.
Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.ActivitiesGeocaching

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2014

Little Learners of Laurel Hill

Little Learners of Laurel Hill

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

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

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

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Little Learners of Laurel Hill

Little Learners of Laurel Hill

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

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

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

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2014

Marvelous Mammals!

Marvelous Mammals!

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LocationSizerville State Park
199 E Cowley Run RoadCityEmporiumStatePAZip Code15834-9608CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionAttention Kids!
What is a mammal? What makes them special? Join park staff as investigate tracks and traces, play games and explore what it means to be mammal. This is a DiscoverE program, appropriate for ages 4-8. Attend 3 DiscoverE programs and earn a cool badge and certificate!

Participants should wear study close toed shoes, sneakers or hiking boots. NO flip flops or sandals will be allowed. Sunscreen, bug spray and a bottle of water are recommended.

Please meet at the Environmental Building across from the Park Office.
ActivitiesDiscoverE

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2014

Meat and Potatoes

Meat and Potatoes

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LocationBlue Knob State Park
124 Park RoadCityImlerStatePAZip Code16655-9207Location Phone814-276-3576CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescription
“Meat and Potatoes”
7:00pm – 8:00pm – Buck Hill Amphitheater
Don’t miss your chance to sit back, relax, and listen to a local bluegrass band, “Meat and Potatoes.”
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2014

Morning Nature Hike

Morning Nature Hike

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LocationFrench Creek State Park
843 Park RoadCityElversonStatePAZip Code19520-9523CountyBerksRegionPhiladelphia and the CountrysideDescriptionGet out before the heat and join park staff for a moderate 4-mile hike covering parts of the Boone, Horseshoe, and Lenape trails. Enjoy the summer air and learn about the flora and fauna of the park- and be on the lookout for wildlife! Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and a snack.ActivitiesHiking and Walking

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2014

Nature Jeopardy 'Round the Campfire!

Nature Jeopardy 'Round the Campfire!

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LocationColonel Denning State Park
1599 Doubling Gap Rd.CityNewvilleStatePAZip Code17241-9756CountyCumberlandRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionJoin the park naturalist for a game of Nature Jeopardy around the campfire! Bring your friends and family to make teams. Categories will range from Smokey Bear to Pennsylvania Wildlife. Feel free to bring camp chairs and a snack.

Meet at the campfire ring near the amphitheater for some friendly competition!ActivitiesCampfire ProgramsChildren's Programs

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Owl Outlaws

Owl Outlaws

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LocationLackawanna State Park
Campground AmphitheaterCityNorth Abington TownshipStatePAZip Code18414-9785CountyLackawannaRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin the park educator on this, “Whooo Done It Hike” and discover the criminal past of these nighttime predators. Wear closed toed shoes for walk.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

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Recreational Foraging

Recreational Foraging

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThis program is intended to introduce the audience to ways of utilizing the local natural environment. It is not intended as a survival course. It includes identification, collecting, preparing, and using edible wild plants. Meet at the beach area concession stand. 6:00 PM –
7:00 PM
ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

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2014

Terrific Turtles

Terrific Turtles

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LocationKettle Creek State Park
97 Kettle Creek Park LaneCityRenovoStatePAZip Code17764-9708Location Phone570-923-6004CountyClintonRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCome and learn more about what turtles you can find here at Kettle Creek State Park and also learn a little bit about their anatomy and diet among other topics. Afterwards, there will be a craft. Meet at the Nature Center at the Lower Campground.ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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11

2014

The Woodpecker Woods Walk

The Woodpecker Woods Walk

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LocationRicketts Glen State Park
695 State Route 487CityBentonStatePAZip Code17814Location Phone570-477-7780CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin us this afternoon, for a casual hike through a lesser known area of Ricketts Glen, where we will be exploring the fascinating lives and lifestyles of one of nature’s smallest excavating crew! Meet at the beach parking lot #2 bulletin board, just past the cabins, for some easy hiking. (Binoculars, water and optional bug spray suggested.)ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

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2014

Venomous Snakes LIVE!

Venomous Snakes LIVE!

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LocationSizerville State Park, 199 E Cowley Run RoadCityEmporiumStatePAZip Code15834-9608Location Phone814-486-5605CountyCameronRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionWaterways Conservation Officer Bill Crisp from the PA Fish and Boat Commission will present a special program on the Snakes of Pennsylvania. The program will include venomous species of our state. Live snakes will be on hand.

This an event for all ages!

Please meet at the campground amphitheater. In the event of rain or thunder this program will be moved to the Environmental Building.ContactsJessica BierlyContact EmailsizervilleEE@pa.govActivitiesOther

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Wildlife on the Water Kayak Program

Wildlife on the Water Kayak Program

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

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“Evening Paddle”

“Evening Paddle”

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2566CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionKeystone Lake boasts a vast array of wildlife, from graceful herons and skillful osprey to mysterious blobs (bryozoans) and giant clams! Join us for this evening kayak tour and experience the beauty and lure of Keystone Lake. This program
requires pre-registration and a fee for the kayak rental.
Register at pmcquistia@pa.gov or 724-668-2566.

ContactsPam McquistianContact Emailpmcquistia@pa.govContact Phone724-668-2939ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingInterpretive ProgramsPlease call Pam McQuistian at 724-668-2566 or e-mail Pam at pmcquistia@pa.gov

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2014

“What’s Killing My Trees?”

“What’s Killing My Trees?”

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LocationKeystone State Park
1150 Keystone Park RoadCityDerryStatePAZip Code15627-3679Location Phone724-668-2566CountyWestmorelandRegionPittsburgh and its CountrysideDescriptionHave you noticed any dead or dying ash trees in your yard or neighborhood? Do you want to know how to protect or replace your ash trees? The Emerald Ash Borer has been found in over 50 counties in PA and is killing numerous ash trees as it spreads. Meet at the visitor center for an informative talk and demonstration by Forest Ranger Mike DiRenaldo.ContactsPam McquistianContact Emailpmcquistia@pa.govContact Phone724-668-2939ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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32nd Arts & Crafts Fair

32nd Arts & Crafts Fair

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LocationCaledonia State Park
101 Pine Grove RoadCityFayettevilleStatePAZip Code17222-8224Location Phone717-352-2161CountyFranklinRegionDutch Country RoadsDescriptionCome celebrate the summer with us at the second oldest state park in the Commonwealth. Approximately 150 skilled crafts people and artists will display and sell a wide variety of hand-crafted items including: wood carvings, custom leather, folk art, baskets, needlework, pottery, stained glass, wreaths, furniture, walking sticks, and much more! Free Admission - Great Food - Entertainment!ActivitiesSpecial Events

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A Fossil Walk

A Fossil Walk

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LocationLittle Pine State Park
4205 Little Pine Creek RoadCityWatervilleStatePAZip Code17776-9705Location Phone570-753-6000CountyLycomingRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThis guided walk introduces the visitor to some of the major geologic and evolutionary landmarks in man's pre-history. It enables them to visualize the vastness of pre-history compared to recorded history. Meet at the gate at the top of the dam.ActivitiesInterpretive Walks

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Annual Bat Count

Annual Bat Count

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LocationPrince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina RoadCityPattonStatePAZip Code16668-6317CountyCambriaRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionBecome a scientist for the evening: help count the bats of Prince Gallitzin! Discover what makes bats so important and find out about a disease that is decimating their populations. Arrive a little early to sample from a bat buffet! We will count bats until just after sundown. All ages are welcome. This bat count will be held at the old barn along Long Road (the road to Killbuck boat launch). Follow signs for parking. Bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on.ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsVolunteersWildlife Watching/BirdingWildlife Monitoring

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Armed Forces 5K

Armed Forces 5K

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LocationPresque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1CityErieStatePAZip Code16505-2042Location Phone814-833-7424CountyErieRegionPennsylvania Great Lakes RegionDescriptionJoin the Armed Forces 5K at Beach #1 on Presque Isle State Park to Support the US Navy Reserves!SponsorsUS Navy ReservesContactsSean SchwartzContact Emailsean.sc6@gmail.comActivitiesOther

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BEES: TALES FROM THE HIVE

BEES: TALES FROM THE HIVE

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LocationR.B. Winter State Park
17215 Buffalo RoadCityMifflinburgStatePAZip Code17844-9656Location Phone570-966-1455CountyUnionRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionSee things you never imagined as we take a close up look at a working bee colony during this video at the Environmental Learning Center. Discover new found facts about the strange and complex life of bees.ActivitiesMovie

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Black Moshannon Blueberry Bash

Black Moshannon Blueberry Bash

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LocationBlack Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver RoadCityPhilipsburgStatePAZip Code16866-9519CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionThe Blueberry Bash is a fun program for all ages. At 10:00 am, meet at Boat Launch #3 on West Side Road to find areas of the park to pick blueberries. From 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, come to the Environmental Learning Center to try many different types of food made from blueberries. Recipes for each item will be available. Bring your own blueberry recipes to share!ActivitiesInterpretive Programs

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Blackberry Moon Paddle

Blackberry Moon Paddle

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LocationShawnee State Park
132 State Park RoadCitySchellsburgStatePAZip Code15559-7300CountyBedfordRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionThere is nothing more relaxing than a moonlight paddle. Come out and join us for our July moonlight interpretive paddle on Shawnee Lake. Learn the basics of flat-water paddling and then take to the water for the guided paddle. Along the way learn why we call this the Blackberry Moon Paddle. In addition you will learn about the other names for the July full moon and about Shawnee history. Use one of our kayaks or bring your own. The non-refundable program fee is $5 per adult and $2 for youth between the ages of 8 and 12. This program is not recommended for children under the age of 8. Youth are required to use a tandem kayak with a responsible adult. Those under 18 must have an adult present to sign a waiver. Space is limited, so register now to reserve your kayak program slot by using the link at the bottom of the page or by calling (814)733-2203. Pre-registration is required for all participants. There are a limited number of tandem kayaks available upon request. Meet at the Region 3 Headquarters complex along the main park road.
Payment info:
Payment by credit card must be done at the Region 3 Headquarters either in person or by phone by calling (814)733-2203 prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014. Checks can be made out to: Commonwealth of PA and mailed to State Parks Region 3 Office, 435 State Park Rd, Schellsburg, PA 15559-7308 or brought to the program. Exact cash will also be accepted at the program. You will register through our State Parks Calendar of Events or by calling the Region 3 Headquarters.
ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingInterpretive ProgramsWe are sorry but registration for this event is now closed. Please call 814-733-2203 for more information

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Boulder Field Basics

Boulder Field Basics

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

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Bows and Spears!

Bows and Spears!

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LocationBald Eagle State Park
149 Main Park RoadCityHowardStatePAZip Code16841CountyCentreRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionPractice the art of primitive weaponry at Bald Eagle State Park! Become acquainted with two different weapons, the atlatl, and bow and arrow, as the park naturalist takes you back in time to discover the importance of these different tools. Safety tips and instruction will be provided to participants. All equipment will be provided!
Meet at the Beach Area. 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
ActivitiesWomen OutdoorsOtherInterpretive Programs

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Campfire and a Movie

Campfire and a Movie

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionGather 'round a campfire and make some S'mores, then watch a nature movie. Please bring S'more making materials and a roasting implement. Meet at the Amphitheater (next to the Masker Museum) on Fri. 7/11 at 8pm.ActivitiesCampfire ProgramsMovie

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Canoe Tour

Canoe Tour

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LocationHills Creek State Park
111 Spillway RoadCityWellsboroStatePAZip Code16901-9676Location Phone570-724-4246CountyTiogaRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionRegister at the park office 570-724-4246 to explore the history and management of our lake - all by canoe and a relaxed family setting. Boats, paddles and PFD's provided. PFD's must be worn at all times. Limited space - registration required. Location: Beach area.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingInterpretive ProgramsSpaces may still be open. Register by calling the park.

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Clarion River Canoeing Program: Arroyo Bridge-Halton

Clarion River Canoeing Program: Arroyo Bridge-Halton

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LocationCook Forest State Park
PO Box 120CityCooksburgStatePAZip Code16217-0120Location Phone814-744-8407CountyClarionRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionCook Forest State Park will be conducting an interpretive historical canoeing program on the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River from Arroyo Bridge to Halton for experienced canoeists & kayakers only. This section of river is rich in local history, and also contains the most challenging set of rapids on the river, “THE X,Y,Z”. We will be passing remnants of the Arroyo Tannery and have lunch along the abandoned Clarion River Railway near the Lilly Pond. Fishing is excellent here so don’t forget your poles! We will meet promptly at the Park Office and car-pool to the starting point up-river. Remember to bring protective footwear, raingear, and change of clothes. Lunch provided to those who register by 7/10. Cost is $50/boat payable at the starting point, by check or money order made out to ‘Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’. Prior Kayaking 101, 201, and 301 participants receive a 50% discount. Participants must pre-register prior to the trip at the Park Office by calling (814)744-8407. Only 8 canoes are available. Space is limited, so please reserve early.ActivitiesCanoeing/Flatwater KayakingFishing/Spinning TackleFly FishingHistory ProgramsHiking and WalkingInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive WalksWildlife Watching/Birding

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Coffee Break

Coffee Break

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LocationLittle Pine State Park
4205 Little Pine Creek RoadCityWatervilleStatePAZip Code17776-9705Location Phone570-753-6000CountyLycomingRegionPennsylvania WildsDescriptionFriday evening at 8:00 we will have our weekly coffee break. This is an informal question and answer period and general chat session. Coffee, tea, and iced tea will be provided, but please bring your own cup. This will be at the amphitheater.ActivitiesCampfire Programs

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July

12

2014

Critters in the Creek

Critters in the Creek

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LocationFrances Slocum State Park
565 Mount Olivet Rd.CityWyomingStatePAZip Code18644-9333Location Phone570-696-3525CountyLuzerneRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescription**ages 6 and up
Families with children aged 6 and older can search the creek creek to look for crayfish, stoneflies, and more! Wear shoes that can get wet. Please be mindful that the creek is at the bottom of a hill, so its up hill on the way back.

meet in the parking lot below Pavilion #1ContactsKathy KelchnerContact EmailRA-nrspfrsleep@pa.govContact Phone570-696-9105ActivitiesChildren's ProgramsInterpretive Walks

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July

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2014

Dinner in the Wild

Dinner in the Wild

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LocationCanoe Creek State Park
205 Canoe Creek RoadCityHollidaysburgStatePAZip Code16648-9752CountyBlairRegionThe Alleghenies and Her ValleysDescriptionHow well can you survive in the wild? We’ll scavenge for some tasty edibles and learn what’s for dinner on the trail.
Meet at Wentz Education Center.
ActivitiesInterpretive ProgramsInterpretive WalksHiking and Walking

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July

12

2014

Eagle Viewing

Eagle Viewing

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LocationPromised Land State Park
100 Lower Lake RoadCityGreentownStatePAZip Code18426-9735Location Phone570-676-3428CountyPikeRegionNortheast Pennsylvania MountainsDescriptionJoin eagle expert Paul Gamer to view our eagles and their eaglets with a high powered spotting scope. Meet at the Wildlife Observation Platform (next to the Bear Wallow boat launch parking area) anytime between noon and 6pm on Sat. 7/12.ActivitiesWildlife Watching/Birding

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