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, May 19
Wild Mushrooms with Bill Russel
What better way to learn about mushrooms than to attend a program with someone who has been intrigued by mushrooms since childhood. As a lifelong mushroom enthusiast, Bill has been offering wild mushroom seminars, walks and talks for over 50 years. You could read his book to learn more about mushrooms, or just come out and see him in person! The study of mushrooms has been his interest since early childhood and he wants to share it with you. Preregistration by calling the Park Office is required.
Friday, May 25th
Foster Joseph Sayers Memorial Dedication
This will be the first chance you will get to see the new stone monument of F.J. Sayers! Join the local Lions Club as they make this dedication to the person whom the lake is named. This program will be held near the breast of the Dam, at the end of Ridge Crest Drive.
Saturday, May 26,
Nature Inn Green Building Tour and Discussion
Join the Innkeeper or park staff for a tour of the Nature Inn
including a detailed explanation of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and
the major green building sys-tems. Learn about geothermal heating and cooling, solar hot water heat generation, rainwater harvesting, native habitat
restoration and the use of rain gardens during this behind the scenes visit. Meet at the Nature Inn lobby. 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
WATERVILLE - The following programs will be taking place at Little Pine State Park. For more information, contact John Kaercher at (570) 753-6000.
Saturday, May 12
International Migratory Bird Day to promote public awareness of the problems faced by neo-tropical migratory songbirds, particularly loss of habitat in South America and Central America.
In observance of IMBD, Little Pine State Park will offer several programs for the public. At 9:00 there will be a songbird identification guided walk beginning at the Carsontown Trail parking lot. A limited number of binoculars will be available, or bring your own. At 11:30, join the park naturalist at the Eagle Watch Area to learn about our national bird. Bald Eagles have been nesting at the park since 2004. Although we do not believe the nest is being used this year, there is still a fair chance of seeing one. Binoculars and spotting scopes will be available. A second Eagle Watch will be held at 3:00.
Two activities for children will be held at the nature center, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. These activities are about bird migration, and are intended for ages 8 14.
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, May 5
10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Join the park naturalist for a birding hike along the Lowlands Trail. Meet at the Wildlife Center along Park Road near the Cameron / Potter county line. A limited number of binoculars and field guides will be available for use. Please dress for being in the field. Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended.
1:00 2:30 PM
Join Sinnemahoning State Park's naturalist for a walk to discover and identify some of the beautiful spring wildflowers which grow along Red Spruce Trail. The trail is approximately one mile long, with a surface that can be a little rugged in places. Appropriate footwear, sunscreen, and insect repellent are recommended. Meet at the 40 Maples Day-Use Area.
June 22 through
Women in the Wilds
Ladies! Are you tired of your typical weekend? Do you find yourself sitting in front of the television watching other people have fun? Well, here's the perfect opportunity to break out of your routine and try something new! Sinnemahoning State Park is offering a weekend filled with opportunities to learn new outdoor skills! Programs will include biking, archery, kayaking, bird-banding, GPS/geo-caching, fly-fishing, camp cooking, outdoor survival, and many others. Participants may choose up to eight different sessions over the three days of the event, and all meals are included. Grab your mom, sister, best friend or co-worker and join other aspiring woods-women for a new adventure in the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds.Contact the park office at (814) 647-8401 for information on registration, available lodging, and fees.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.