In the parks

Ole Bull State Park

∫ Saturday, June 22, at 2:30 p.m., come and learn more about “Pennsylvania Coyotes.” Some topics discussed will include adaptations, diet, and their natural history. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Nature Center.

∫ Sunday, June 23, at 2 p.m., come and learn more about “Pennsylvania Coyotes.” Some topics discussed will include adaptations, diet, and their natural history. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Pavilion #4 (Stone Pavilion).

∫ Wednesday, June 26, at 1 p.m., there will be a “Water World DiscoverE Program” intended for children ages 3-8 (Hide’n Seekers, Outdoor Explorers). During this program, the topics will include the different creatures that live on Kettle Creek’s bottom and some of their adaptations. Activities will include a story, followed by an investigation. Afterwards, there will be a craft and a game. Bring water shoes. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Pavilion #4 (Stone Pavilion).

∫ Thursday, June 27, at 10 a.m., join the naturalist for a walk to a railroad switchback on Daugherty Loop and learn more about “Ole Bull’s Railroad.” The lumbering history of the Kettle Creek Valley will be the topic of this hike. All children must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of inclement weather, there will be an alternative program. Meet at the Ole Bull Statue.

∫ Thursday, June 27, at 2 p.m., join the park staff for an “Insect Extravaganza.” There will be opportunities to learn the different characteristics of insects as well as a search for different insects. Afterwards, join the staff for “Bug Bingo.” All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the amphitheater.

∫ Friday, June 28, 8 p.m., guest speaker Dave Castano, Potter County Historical Society President and Potter County Historian, will be sharing some “Ole Bull Trivia.” Topics will include information on his colony, some of the settlers that stayed in the area after Bull, and some other less known information. Meet at the amphitheater.

∫ Sunday, June 30, at 2:30 p.m., “Geocaching Games” will be taking place. There will be learning opportunities on marking and finding waypoints, on operating a handheld GPS, and more. GPS units will be provided by the park. This program is for people of all ages; however, children will need the help of an adult in order to participate. In the event of inclement weather, there will be an alternative program. Meet at the amphitheater.

∫ Sunday, June 30, at 9:30 a.m., join the park naturalist on a “Stream Stomp,” and dive into an underwater community to find some different aquatic insects that call this creek home. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Pavilion #4 (Stone Pavilion).

Kettle Creek State Park

∫ Saturday, June 22, at 10 a.m, join guest speaker Michelle McCloskey from Black Moshannon State Park for “Archery 101” and learn to shoot a bow and arrow with a USA Archery Level 1 instructor. Compound and recurve bows will be available to borrow. Anyone under 18 years of age must attend with a parent/legal guardian to sign the liability waivers. In the event of severe weather, this program will be cancelled. Meet at Pavilion #4 (Stone Pavilion).

∫ Saturday, June 22, at 2:30 p.m., come and learn more about “Pennsylvania Coyotes.” Some topics discussed will include adaptations, diet, and their natural history. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Nature Center.

∫ Sunday, June 23, at 9:30 a.m., there will be a “Terrific Turtles” program. Join the park naturalist to dive into the world of turtles. Some of the topics that will be covered include different turtles that are found in Pennsylvania, their adaptations, and their diet. This program will also have a craft. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the amphitheater.

∫ Sunday, June 23, at 2 p.m. , come and learn more about “Pennsylvania Coyotes.” Some topics discussed will include adaptations, diet, and their natural history. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Pavilion #4 (Stone Pavilion).

∫ Saturday, June 29, at 8:30 p.m., there will be a “Flight of the Bats” program. This program will be focusing on some of the bats’ adaptations, some myths about bats, and a fungus that is threatening their population. There will also be a bat count, weather permitting. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Nature Center. There will be a drive up to the park office to the bat box.

∫ Saturday, June 29, at 3:30 p.m., join the park naturalist on a “Stream Stomp,” and dive into an underwater community to find some different aquatic insects that call this creek home. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the footbridge at the Lower Campground (Summerson Run).

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.

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