Bald Eagle State Park, Howard

Office: 814-625-2775

April 19 – Earth Treasure Hunting, 10-11 a.m. Hunt for fossils along F.J. Sayers Lake. Meet at environmental learning center.

April 25 – Earth Day Eve Paddle, 6-8 p.m. Fee applies. Register by April 24.

April 26 – Cleanup Day, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Projects include litter pickup and trash removal with gloves and gear provided. Meet at environmental learning center. Call to register.

May 11 – Bald Eagle Birding Day, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Guests can look for eagles by boat, build their own bluebird house, see live raptors, collect avian data, view eagles through a high-powered scope and take part in a woodcock trot. Free, except for a boat rental fee for the Birding by Boat program. Registration required for the Birding by Boat and Family Bluebird House Construction programs by May 8. Call for details.

Elk Country Visitor Center, Benezette

Office: 814-787-5167

April 19 – Rabbits and Hares of Pennsylvania, 1-2 p.m.

April 26 – The Land Down Under, 1-2 p.m. World traveler Robert Bolt shares stories of Australia and New Zealand.

Little Pine State Park, Waterville

Office: 570-753-6005/6000 or

May 3 – Girl Scout Day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn map and compass skills, introduction to GPS and geocaching, and introduction to orienteering. Designed for Cadette and/or Senior Girl Scouts. No fee, but registration is required as an individual or as a troop. Registration opens at 8 a.m. April 15 by calling John Kaercher at the numbers above or emailing

June 18 – Project Learning Tree Curriculum Seminar, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Open to educators and youth group leaders in Intermediate Units 17 (BLaST), 9 (Seneca Highlands), 10 (Central) and 16 (Central Susquehanna) and in the Keystone Central School District. Fee applies. Registration deadline is June 11. To register, call John Kaercher or email

Lyman Run State Park, Galeton

Office: 814-435-5010

May 10 – Mentored Youth Trout Day, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

May 17 – Kids Fishing Derby, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Mt. Pisgah State Park, Troy

Office: 570-297-2734

May 18 – Chief Wetona Challenge Trail Run, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

R.B. Winter State Park, Mifflinburg

Office: 570-966-1455

April 24 – Students Environmental Service Day, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Space is limited. Call to register.

April 26 – Volunteer Spring Cleanup, 9 a.m.-noon. Activities include raking leaves in the campground, litter and brush cleanups, trail maintenance, tidying the park’s butterfly and wildflower gardens and other projects. Call to register.

May 24 – Fishing Skills for Kids, 10 a.m.-noon, beach house.

Tiadaghton State Forest, Waterville

Office: 570-753-5409, ext. 132

April 19 – Introduction to Binoculars and Bird Watching, 1 p.m., Tiadaghton Forest Resource Management Center. Ten sets of binoculars and bird books will be available, or guests may bring their own.


Bald Eagle

State Park, Howard

Office: 814-625-2775

April 8 – April Bird Walk Series, 9-10:30 a.m., main park office.

April 12 – Recycled Bird Feeders, 10-11 a.m., environmental learning center.

Elk Country Visitor Center, Benezette

Office: 814-787-5167

April 12 – Pennsylvania’s Beautiful Trout, 1-2 p.m.

Hills Creek

State Park, Wellsboro

Office: 570-724-4246

April 12 – Spring Cleanup, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Hot dog lunch at noon. Call to register by April 4.

Little Pine State Park, Waterville

Office: 570-753-6005/6000 or

April 12 – Eagle Watch, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Eagles again are nesting at the park. The first observed incubating behavior was reported on March 2, so the young may hatch by this weekend.

Federal law prohibits people from approaching within 660 feet of an active nest from Jan. 15 to the time the young leave the nest.

Join the park naturalist at the eagle watch area to learn about the bird of prey and observe eagles in the nest. The eagle watch area is just upstream from the entrance to the boat launch area. The nest is about 800 feet from the viewing area and only slightly elevated.

Binoculars and spotting scopes will be available for use during the scheduled time, and visitors may stay afterward to continue viewing on their own.