HOWARD - Bald Eagle State Park would like to announce the following park programs open to the public. All programs are free unless otherwise noted. For more information on park programs, contact the Environmental Education Specialist, Nick Thomas, at (814) 625-2775.
Saturday, March 10
Critters Beyond Your Back Door
6:00 PM 7:00 PM
With over 20 years of experience, he will be accompanied by a variety of live animals including: mammals, birds and snakes, most of which, at one time or another, can be found in your back yard!
Programs are free, but require pre-registration by calling the Park Office. Meet at the Nature Inn multi-purpose room .
Saturday, March 17
Owls of the Eastern U.S. and Canada
7:00 PM 8:00 PM
What better way to learn about owls than from an experienced owl bander! Join your local owl bander, Wayne Laubscher, and learn about the various owls that may cross your path in the dark of the night. Programs are free, but require pre-registration to save your spot! Meet at the Nature Inn multi-purpose room.
Wednesday, March 21
Birds and Bagels
10:00 AM -11:00 AM
Stop in for a hot beverage, a ba-gel and most importantly the birds! There is no better way to spend a cold and blustery morning than in the company of fellow bird enthusiasts. This program will not just introduce you to feeder birds, but also to a nationally conducted program that engages people in citizen science.
Meet at the Nature Inn Lobby. The cost $3.00 per person
Thursday, March 29
Home School Day!
Save the date! Bald Eagle State Park is partnering with Penn State Students to create another day of excitement and learning at the Park! The day is currently being planned and coordinated by a Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Management Class. The class will provide various stations and learning opportunities for your curious students. More information will be provided as the date approaches. Rain Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012.
AUSTIN - Come to Sinnemahoning State Park and enjoy the following activities. The park is surrounded by Elk State Forest and is located in Austin, Cameron County. For more information on the following events, contact park naturalist Jackie Flynn or Janet Colwell at (814) 647-8401.
Saturday, March 10
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Join the Sinnemahoning State Park naturalist for a fun and informative program on the operation and use of GPS receiver units. You'll learn how to read latitude and longitude, mark waypoints, and locate geo-caches, along with other functions. Bring your own unit, or borrow one of ours. You'll be navigating like a pro in no time!
Meet at the Wildlife Center / park office on Park Road near the Cameron / Potter County line.
WATERVILLE - The following programs will be taking place at Little Pine State Park. For more information, contact John Kaercher at (570) 753-6000.
Thursday, April 19
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
A Project Learning Tree seminar
This will be open to educators in the IU 17, (Blast), IU 9 (Seneca Highlands), IU 10 (Central), and IU 16 (Central Susquehanna), geographical areas who teach at grade levels K - 8.
Participants who complete the seminar will receive the Project Learning Tree activity guide and other related materials. Participants will also receive 6.0 hours for Act 48.
There is a $15.00 fee for this seminar, and pre-registration is required.
The minimum registration for this seminar is 10, and the maximum is 15. Registration is now open, on a first-come, first- served basis.
Participants should dress for the outdoors and bring a bag lunch.
MIFFLINBURG - The following activities will take place at R.B. Winter State Park. For more information, call Environmental Education Specialist MaryAnn Bierly at (570) 966-1455. Most programs are free unless an equipment rental fee is specified.
RENOVO - All programs at Kettle Creek will begin at the Nature Center in the lower campground, unless otherwise noted. All ages are welcome (except those listed as age specific). Parents, please accompany children under 10 to share the fun. On hikes, insect repellent is suggested. Contact the park naturalist, Ian Loewen, at (570) 923-6034 or by email at KettlecreekEE@state.pa.us for more information.
CROSS FORK - All programs at Ole Bull will begin at the amphitheater unless otherwise noted. All ages are welcome (except those listed as age specific). Parents, please accompany children under 10 to share the fun. On hikes, insect repellent is suggested. Contact the park naturalist, Ian Loewen, at (570) 923-6034 for more information. The Ole Bull park office phone number is (814) 435-5000.
HYNER - Come to Hyner Run State Park and enjoy the following activities. Any questions, please call the office at (570) 753-6000, or email John Kaercher at email@example.com.
PHILIPSBURG - The following activities will be taking place at Black Moshannon, located nine miles east of Philipsburg on PA Route 504 in Centre County. For information on any activities, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the park office at (814) 342-5960.
BENTON - The following activities will take place at Ricketts Glen State Park, located on State Route 487 in Benton, Luzerne County. For more information, contact Judy Adamic at 477-7780.