IN THE PARKS

On Memorial Day weekend, the following programs are planned:

LITTLE PINE STATE PARK

Friday evening at 8:30, the movie “The Homecoming” will be shown. This is about the re-introduction of the River Otter in Pennsylvania, including the Pine Creek valley. This program will be at the amphitheater.

Saturday’s program at Little Pine State Park will be a movie about the Monarch Butterfly. This will be at 9 p.m., at the amphitheater.

Sunday at 3 p.m. there will a program on edible wild plants. “Introduction to GPS” will be the topic of the 7 p.m. program. We will cover how they work and basic operations. There will also be a segment on geocaching. At 9 p.m. a movie about Monarch Butterflies will be shown. Meet at the amphitheater for these three programs.

Monday at 1p.m. there will be a children’s program at the beach about otters. This program is intended for ages 6 – 12, but everyone is welcome.

The nature center, located in the lower floor of the office building, will be open Friday 3-6 p.m. and Monday 2-5 p.m.

HYNER RUN STATE PARK

Saturday’s programs include a program about edible wild plants at 4:30 p.m., a program about fossils at 7:30 p.m., followed by a movie about the Monarch Butterfly 9 p.m.. Please bring some type of seating for the movie. All programs will begin behind the restroom/pool house.

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks at 1-888-PA-PARKS (voice), 717-558-2711(local or international voice), or 711 (AT&T Relay Services). With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

For more information on state parks and forests in Pennsylvania visit the DCNR website at www.dcnr.state.pa.us

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