In the Parks

Ole Bull State Park

∫ 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).

∫ Friday, July 5, at 3:30 p.m., there will be a “Photo Scavenger Hunt.” Bring a camera or cell phone for this high tech scavenger hunt. Find the items on the list, take a photo, and get a prize. Children will need the help of an adult in order to participate. This program may be cancelled in the event of severe weather. Meet at the amphitheater.

∫ Friday, July 5, at 8p.m., come and learn about “Ole Bull’s Colony.” His personal background and hardships will be discussed among other topics. Meet at Pavilion #4 (Stone Pavilion).

∫ Sunday, July 7, at 1:30 p.m., join the park naturalist for a look into two birds that share a similar history in recovery: “Eagles and Ospreys.” The program will involve a comparison and contrast of these two majestic birds of prey and a look into some of the work the Pennsylvania has done to help the population of bald eagles and ospreys increase. Meet at Pavilion #4 (Stone Pavilion).

Kettle Creek State Park

∫ 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).

∫ Thursday, July 4, at 10 a.m., the park staff will be setting up “Spotting Scopes” in the morning of the Fourth of July to see the different waterfowl and raptors on the Kettle Creek Reservoir. Meet at the Boat Launch.

∫ Thursday, July 4, at 1 p.m. there will be a “SMART Fishing Program.” This is a great opportunity to introduce children to the sport of fishing or to just 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.

∫ Saturday, July 6, at 3:30 p.m., there will be a “Photo Scavenger Hunt.” Bring a camera or cell phone for this high tech scavenger hunt. Find the items on the list, take a photo, and get a prize. Children will need the help of an adult in order to participate. This program may be cancelled in the event of severe weather. Meet at the Nature Center.

∫ Saturday, July 6, at 8 p.m., join guest speaker Lou Bernard, who oversees Ross Library’s Adult Services in Lock Haven, to learn about the local who discovered natural gas in the Kettle Creek Valley, Dorcie Calhoun, or “Kettle Creek’s Jed Clampett.” Meet at the Nature Center.

∫ Sunday, July 7 at 9:30 a.m., join the park naturalist for a look into two birds that share a similar history in recovery: “Eagles and Ospreys.” The program will involve a comparison and contrast of these two majestic birds of prey and a look into some of the work the Pennsylvania has done to help the population of bald eagles and ospreys increase. Meet at the Nature Center.

Little Pine State Park

∫ Thursday, July 4, at 10 a.m. there will be a program at the amphitheater about the “Fair Play Men”, who were early settlers in this area. Local lore indicates that they had also signed their own version of a declaration of independence on July 4. At 1:30, there will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence outside the beach house.

∫ Friday, July 5, at 8 p.m. will be the weekly coffee break and chat session. Coffee and tea will be provided, but cring your own cups to the amphitheater.

HYNER RUN STATE PARK

∫ Saturday, June 29, will host a stream survey at 5 p.m. Be prepared to get into the water to collect specimens for identification. At 7:30, there will be a program about medicine pouches, which were used by many Native American peoples. At 9, the movie “Lewis and Clark” will be shown. All programs will be behind the building between the swimming pool and the pool parking lot. Please bring some type of seating for the movie.

∫ Sunday, June 30, at 1 p.m. will be a children’s DiscoverE program outside the beach house. This is intended for children ages 6 and up, and will be about sand painting.

The nature center, located in the lower floor of the office building, is open Fridays from 3-6 p.m. and Sundays 2-5 p.m.

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