Bald Eagle State Park, Howard
Aug. 29 - Getting to Know Aliens, 3 p.m.
Aug. 29 - Intro to Geocaching, 8 p.m.
Aug. 30 - ELC Open House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Aug. 30 - Photo Scavenger Hunt, 3-5 p.m.
Aug. 30 - Beginners Bird Walk, 7 p.m.
Aug. 30 - Night Hike, 9 p.m.
Aug. 31 - Sunday Morning Stroll, 8:30 a.m.
Aug. 31 - Mini Paddle, 1 p.m.
Aug. 31 - Health Hike, 4 p.m.
Sept. 1 - Labor Day Float on the lake, 9:30 a.m.
Sept. 1 - ELC Open House, 2-4 p.m.
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.
Aug. 24 - Black Forest Star Party. Only open to those who register online at www.cpoclub.org.
Aug. 29-30 - Solar Viewing, 6-7:30 p.m. Through specially filtered telescopes, take a closer look at the sun. Discover and view the star's features and learn how they impact Earth.
Aug. 29-31 - Walking the Milky Way, 9-10:30 p.m. Join park staff and volunteers as they travel this roadway in the sky. Starting with Cassiopeia in the north, travel through Cygnus and arrive at Sagittarius on the southern horizon. Experience the view with a look into the center of the Milky Way
Sept. 6 - Lunar Viewing: The Harvest Moon, 9 p.m.
Elk Country Visitor Center, Benezette
Aug. 24 - Pennsylvania Wild Cat, 2 p.m.
Aug. 30 - Welcome to the Rut, 1 p.m
Aug. 31 - Coyotes in Pennsylvania, 2 p.m.
Hills Creek State Park, Wellsboro
Aug. 24 - Critter Call, 8:30 p.m. Limited to 12 people age 10 and older. Call to register.
Aug. 29 - Beaver Hike, 7:15 p.m. Beavers usually are seen on this hike.
Aug. 29 - Black Dogs and Rainbow Ducks, 9 p.m. Learn about waterfowl conservation through the eyes of a young boy and his interaction with an old hunter and black lab. An enjoyable conservation classic by Ducks Unlimited.
Aug. 30 - Canoe Tour, 6 p.m. Register in advance.
Aug. 30 - Wildlife Management Tools, 9 p.m. See the tools and techniques of dealing with critters gone bad. Tools, techniques, amusing anecdotes and practical advice will be given.
Aug. 31 - Sixty-plus Years of Park History, 8:30 p.m. Celebrate 60 years of camping at Hill's Creek State Park. Slides and the PCN DVD will tell of the past and recent history of the park. Joe Basil, assistant park operations manager, will discuss the future of the park. Cake, punch and a free drawing for prizes will be a part of the celebration.
Hyner Run State Park,
Aug. 30 - Whitetails and Indian Summer, 7 p.m., behind restroom and pool house.
Aug. 30 - Film: "Cloud: White Stallion of the Rockies," 9 p.m. Bring seating.
Hyner View State Park, North Bend
Aug. 30 - Gateway to the West, 4:30 p.m., near restrooms.
Kettle Creek State Park, Renovo
Aug. 27 - Bugs of the Underworld, 1 p.m., lower campground's nature center.
Aug. 29 - Pennsylvania's Forgotten Giants, 4 p.m., nature center.
Aug. 30 - SMART Fishing program, 3:30 p.m., boat launch. Bring a fishing pole.
Aug. 31 - Elk Chronicles, 2 p.m., nature center.
Little Pine State Park, Waterville
Office: 570-753-6005/6000 or email@example.com
Aug. 24 - Nature center, in the lower floor of the office building, is open 3-6 p.m. Friday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday.
Aug. 24 - Children's Story Time, 1 p.m., beach. Geared for ages 5-12.
Aug. 29 - Coffee Break, 8 p.m. Bring a cup for free coffee, tea and iced tea. Stay for the movie "Regional Tall Tales" at 8 p.m. Both are at the amphitheater.
Aug. 31 - Canoe/kayak tour, 3 p.m. Bring your own vessel.
Aug. 31 - Bats, 7 p.m., amphitheater.
Aug. 31 - Film: "Cloud: White Stallion of the Rockies," 9 p.m., amphitheater.
Ole Bull State Park,
Aug. 28 - Bugs of the Underworld, 1 p.m., Pavilion No. 4.
Aug. 29 - Pennsylvania's Forgotten Giants, 8 p.m., amphitheater.
Aug. 30 - All About Salamanders, 8 p.m., amphitheater.
Aug. 31 - Salmander Safari, 10 a.m., amphitheater.
R.B. Winter State Park, Mifflinburg
Aug. 24 - Birds at the Beach, 11 a.m.
Aug. 24 - Bird Bingo, 2 p.m.
Aug. 29 - Roosevelt's Army: The CCC at R.B. Winter, 6 p.m., Halfway Run Environmental Center.
Aug. 30 - Animal Tracks Craft, 10 a.m., Linn Sheary Amphitheater. Cancelled if raining.
Aug. 30 - Meet the Coywolf video, 2 p.m., environmental learning center.
Aug. 31 - Boiling Springs Trail Nature Walk, 8:30 a.m., campground entrance.
Aug. 31 - Nature Scavenger Hunt, 1:30 p.m., Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center.
Sinnemahoning State Park, Cameron County
Aug. 31 and Sept. 7/21 - 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.
Sept. 14 - Register now for the Birds and Brunch Pontoon Boat program from noon to 2 p.m. Fee of $20. Enjoy a light brunch on the boat, complete with tablecloths and music, as we cruise along the shores and wetland areas of the George B. Stevenson Dam in search of herons, mergansers, kingfishers and other birds. The excursion will conclude with a look at the park's resident bald eagles nest site.
Tiadaghton State Forest, Waterville
Office: 570-753-5409, ext. 132
Contact: Rich Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Effective Sept. 1, the center will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. It will be closed on Sundays.