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In the parks

Kettle Creek State Park

— On Friday, Sept. 13., at 3:30 p.m., there will be a program on “Pennsylvania Elk.” Some of the topics at this program will include their diets, mating season, and history. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Nature Center in Lower Campground.

–On Sunday, Sept. 15, at 9:30 a.m., there will be a program on the “Pennsylvania Black Bear.” Topics will include adaptations, diet, and a brief overview of the natural history of the black bear within PA. This is designed to be an informal program. Meet at the Nature Center.

–On Friday, Sept. 20, at 3:30 p.m., there will be a program on the “Logging Legacy of Kettle Creek.” Topics will include the local history and prehistory of the area, the different developments made in the era, and the results at the end of the era. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Nature Center in the Lower Campground.

— On Sunday, Sept, 22, at 9:30 a.m., join the park naturalist and learn about the “Fish of the Kettle Creek Watershed.” Topics will include fish identification, feeding habits, and more. Meet at the Nature Center in the Lower Campground.

Ole Bull State Park

–On Saturday, Sept. 14, at 3:30 p.m., the program “Katydid Cadence” is offered and participants will learn about these fascinating insects and why they are singing at night. Meet at Pavilion #4 (Stone Pavilion).

–On Saturday, Sept. 14., at 8 p.m., join the park naturalist for some “Bannock Baking” and learn the history of the bannock (bread over the fire), and how to cook one. Meet at Pavilion #4 (Stone Pavilion).

–On Sunday, Sept.15, at 1 p.m. there will be a program on the “Pennsylvania Black Bear.” Topics will include adaptations, diet, and a brief overview of the natural history of the black bear within PA. This is designed to be an informal program. Meet at Pavilion #4 (Stone Pavilion).

— On Friday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m., there will be a program on the “Logging Legacy of Ole Bull.” Topics will include the local history and prehistory of the area, the different developments made in the era, and the results at the end of the era. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the amphitheater.

–On Sunday, Sept. 22., at 1:30 p.m., join the park naturalist and learn about “Fish of the Kettle Creek Watershed.” Topics will include fish identification, feeding habits, and more. Meet at Pavilion #4 (Stone Pavilion).

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