Bald Eagle State Park, Howard
July 13 - Environmental Learning Center open house, 1-3 p.m.
July 18 - Friday Evening Float, 7 p.m. Ages 14 and older can learn how to kayak. Register by calling before 4 p.m. July 18.
July 19 - Birds at the Inn, 9 a.m.
July 19 - Owl Prowl, 9 p.m.
Star-hop under Renovo skies
RENOVO - Staff from Kettle Creek State Park will lead a star-hopping party from 10:45 to 11:45 p.m. Saturday.
The park naturalist will accompany the group on a trip through the Saturday night sky. Learn how to use a star map, find visible constellations and discover folklore and mythology about them.
Staff also will provide information about a free program about the night sky that can be downloaded onto computers.
Bring binoculars to enhance your view of the constellations and stars.
Should the weather be cloudy, an alternative program relating to the dark skies will be offered. In the event of rain, the program will be cancelled.
Meet at the hill at the Upper Campground. Parking will available at the Upper Campground and along the road below the hill.
Cherry Springs State Park, Galeton
Office: Call Lyman Run park at 814-435-5010
Programs will be held at the Night Sky Viewing Area, opposite the gated Astronomy Field. If the sky is unfavorable for stargazing, an alternative program may be held. Programs will be cancelled in the event of rain.
July 18-19 and 25-26 - Solar Viewing, 7 p.m.
July 18-19 - Mars, Saturn and the Summer Triangle, 9:30 p.m.
Elk Country Visitor Center, Benezette
July 13 - Fireflies: Pennsylvania's State Insect, 2-3 p.m.
July 13 - Lost and Found: Fur Coat, 4-5 p.m.
July 19 - Awesome Animal Adaptations. 11 a.m.-noon
July 19 - Pennsylvania Black Bears, 2-3 p.m.
July 19 - First Aid Survival and Hiking Safety, 4-5 p.m.
July 20 - Elk Antlers, 2-3 p.m.
July 20 - What's That Tree, 4-5 p.m.
Hills Creek State Park, Wellsboro
July 13 - Bats on the Brink, 9 p.m.
July 20 -Critter Call, 8:30-10 p.m. Limited to 12 people, ages 10 and older. After a brief orientation, the group will travel to spots in and around the park to "call in" gray fox using night lights and an electronic game call. The program involves hiking into the woods discreetly and calling from several locations. Participants should be prepared to drive short distances, wear dark, scent-free clothes and remain quiet coming and going. Program is not suitable for young children or those with difficulty walking at night in a woodland setting.
Hyner Run State Park,
July 19 - Long Fork Trail Hike, 4:30-6 p.m., meet at kiosk near trail head.
July 19 - The Rain Stick, 7 p.m. Make your own.
July 19 - Nature Theater: Pennsylvania's Wild Garden, 9 p.m. Bring seating.
Kettle Creek State Park, Renovo
July 17 - Playing Lightly on the Earth, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Ages 6-11.
July 19 - Bobcat Blitz, 8 p.m., nature center.
Little Pine State Park, Waterville
Office: 570-753-6005/6000 or email@example.com
July 18 and 25 - Coffee Break, 8-9 p.m. Drinks provided; bring a cup.
July 18 - Theater in the Pines: The Lorax, 9 p.m.
July 20 and 27 - Children's Story Time, 1 p.m.
July 26 - Basic Fishing Skills, 4-6 p.m. License required for ages 16 and older. Ten-person limit.
Aug. 6-7 - DiscoverE! Outdoor Explorers day camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Ages 6-8. Registration required and space is limited.
Mt. Pisgah State Park, Troy
July 15 - Dutch Oven Cooking Night, 5-8 p.m., Hilltop Pavilion. Register in advance by calling or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 16 - Hunter-trapper education course, 8 a.m-4 p.m.
July 25 - Astronomy, 7-10 p.m. Register by calling before July 23.
July 27 - Historical Images of Southwestern Bradford County, 7-9 p.m. Presented by Matthew Carl at the Nature Center.
July 30 - Stephen Foster Lake Canoe Tour, 7-9 p.m. Registration required by calling. Seating limited.
Ole Bull State Park,
July 17 - Playing Lightly on the Earth, 10 a.m.-noon. DiscoverE program for ages 6-11.
July 18 - Spooky Spiders, 3:30 p.m., amphitheater.
July 18 - Bobcat Blitz, 8 p.m., amphitheater.
R.B. Winter State Park, Mifflinburg
July 13 - Birds and Blooms of Summer Garden Walk, 4-5 p.m., Environmental Learning Center.
July 19 - Geology Gala, 1-3 p.m. Check out rocks, minerals and fossils on display at the Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center. Various activities for kids will be available, such as creating your own faux fossil, identifying minerals and participating in a "dinosaur egg hunt." State DCNR geologic scientist Aaron Bierly will be available to talk about rocks, minerals, fossils and careers in geology.
July 20 - Rocks, Ridges and Streams: GPS and Geology Hike, 8:30 a.m. Adult must accompany children younger than 10.
July 20 - Eyewitness Video: Rocks and Minerals, 2 p.m., Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center.
July 23-25 - Penn's Adventurers Day Camp for junior naturalists ages 9 to 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration required by calling.
Ricketts Glen State Park, Red Rock
July 14 - Mysteries of the Woodlands, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Sinnemahoning State Park, Cameron County
July 13 - Morning Kayak Paddle, 9-11 a.m., lake day-use area. Registration required.
July 19 and 26 - Eagle Watch, 5-7 p.m.
July 19 and 26 - Campground program, 8-9:30 p.m. A talk followed by a 30-minute video. Topic to be announced.
July 20; Aug. 3, 17 and 31 - Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam. Tours leave at noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Call the office to reserve a seat. Free, but donations are accepted.
Tiadaghton State Forest, Waterville
Office: 570-753-5409, ext. 132
Contact: Rich Hill, email@example.com
Summer hours are in effect at the Tiadaghton Forest Resource Management Center. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday to Friday.
July 26 - Pine Creek Kayak Trip, 9 a.m. Bring your own kayak to the parking lot at the corner of South Main and Smith streets in Jersey Shore. A car and trailer will be provided to carry kayaks to the Pine Creek Torbert access, then participants will paddle back to the Jersey Shore Susquehanna River access. Registration is required by July 23 by contacting Rich Hill at 570-753-5409, ext. 132, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worlds End State Park, Forksville
July 19 - Wildlife Forensics and Investigations of the state Game Commission, 7:30-8:30 p.m., campground amphitheater.