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In the parks

Ole Bull State Park

∫ Thursday, July 25, at 9:30 a.m., there will be a “Bounty of Beetles DiscoverE Program.” This is a DiscoverE Program for children ages 6-12 (Outdoor Explorers, Penns’ Adventurers). Join the naturalist for a look into the life cycle and distinct characteristics of beetles. The program will include a story, a craft, and a little exploratory walk. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Pavilion #4 (Stone Pavilion)

∫ Friday, July 26, at 8 p.m., there will be a program on the “Flight of the Bats.” 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.

∫ Friday, July 26, at 3:30 p.m., join the park naturalist for a “Salamander Safari.” Bring shoes that can get wet. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the beach.

∫ Sunday, July 28, at 1:30 p.m., come and learn about some “PA State Symbols,” like their tree, fish, and bird in a fun way. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Pavilion #4 (Stone Pavilion).

Kettle Creek State Park

∫ Thursday, July 25, at 1 p.m., there will be a “Bounty of Beetles DiscoverE Program.” This is a DiscoverE Program for children ages 6-12 (Outdoor Explorers, Penns’ Adventurers). Join the naturalist for a look into the life cycle and distinct characteristics of beetles. The program will include a story, a craft, and a little exploratory walk. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Nature Center.

∫ Saturday, July 27, at 3:30 p.m., join the park naturalist for a “Salamander Safari.” Bring shoes that can get wet. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Summerson Run (footbridge in Lower Campground).

∫ Saturday, July 27, at 8 p.m., there will be a program on the “Flight of the Bats.” 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.

∫ Sunday, July 28, at 9:30 a.m., come and learn about some “PA State Symbols,” like their tree, fish, and bird in a fun way. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Nature Center.

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