AT THE PARKS

Reptile Rumble DiscoverE Program

On Wednesday, July 4, at 1 p.m., there will be a program at Kettle Creek State Park called “Reptile Rumble DiscoverE Program.” This is a DiscoverE program intended for children ages 6-12 (Outdoor Explorers and Penns’ Adventurers). This program will focus on what makes a reptile a reptile and will involve a look into the different types of reptiles at the park, a search for reptiles, and a craft. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Nature Center in the Lower Campground.

Salamander Safari

On Friday, July 6, at 3:30 p.m., there will be a “Salamander Safari” at Ole Bull State Park. Join park staff to explore Kettle Creek for salamanders and other amphibians. Bring shoes that can get wet. There will also be a salamander craft at the amphitheater. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the amphitheater.

Pennsylvania

Black Bears

On Friday, July 6, at 8 p.m., there will be a program called “Pennsylvania Black Bears” at Ole Bull State Park. Join Mark Fair from the PA Game Commission for a presentation on black bears. Topics will include adaptations, diet, and a brief overview on the management of black bear within PA. Meet at the amphitheater.

2 1/2 Hour SMART Fishing Program

On Saturday, July 7, at 3:30 p.m., there will be a “2 1/2 Hour SMART Fishing Program” at Kettle Creek State Park. This is a great opportunity to introduce children to the sport of fishing or to learn some new techniques. This program is from PA Fish and Boat Commission Curriculum. Bring fishing pole. Extras will be provided. Meet at the boat launch.

Native Americans of Clinton County

On Saturday, July 7, at 8 p.m., there will be a program at Kettle Creek State Park called “Native Americans of Clinton County.” Join guest speaker Lou Bernard, who oversees Ross Library’s Adult Services in Lock Haven, for a look into lives of the original people of the Kettle Creek Valley. Some of the topics will include the culture among the Native Americans and their interactions with some of the colonists. There will also be some artifacts displayed. Meet at the Nature Center.

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