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, June 2
1:00 2:30 PM
Join the park naturalist at the campground amphitheater for a safari on a miniature scale! Learn about the characteristics of some of Pennsylvania's most interesting amphibians, and join in a search for some of the park's resident salamanders. Please wear shoes that can be worn in water. Meet at the Campground Amphitheater.
Pennsylvania: Conserving Nature's Diversity
8:00 PM 9:00 PM
Pennsylvania is blessed with a rich natural heritage of wildlife and wild lands. This video presentation will take you on a journey through each of the state's major habitat types, and highlights the roles of living things in each habitat. Join the park naturalist at the campground amphitheater for this important video presentation, and discussion afterward.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Interpretive Pontoon Boat Tours
Join the park naturalist for a relaxing and informative 45 minute tour of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir. This program focuses on the birds, plants and wildlife of lake and wetland habitats. The pontoon boat has 18 available seats. Tours are offered free of charge, but donations are appreciated and gratefully accepted. Advance reservations are recommended and may be made by calling the park office at 814-647-8401. You may also sign up until noon at the park office or at the Eagle Watch Station near boat launch area up until the time of departure. Rides begin at 12:00 noon, 1:30 and 3:00 PM. Meet at the Boat Launch Area.
June 22 through June 24
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.
WATERVILLE - The following programs will be taking place at Little Pine State Park. For more information, contact John Kaercher at (570) 753-6000.
Saturday, June 2
Hike on Panther Run Trail
There will be a guided hike on Panther Run Trail. This trail is rated difficult. Proper footwear, insect repellent, and water are recommended. Meet at the Eagle Watch Area.
Sunday, June 3
Meet behind the pool house. You can learn about fly tying. All equipment and materials are provided.
DiscoverE! Day Camp
A DiscoverE!: Penn's Adventurers (formerly Junior Naturalist) day camp for children ages 9 12 will be held on June 20 - 22. This year the theme will be "Native Americans". Activities will include hands-on learning, crafts, storytelling, and more.
Craft programs will include sand painting, natural dyes, totem pouches, and dreamcatchers.
There is no fee for this event, but pre-registration is required. Registration is limited to 15, and if
a minimum of five is not reached, the event will be cancelled. . Registration opens June 4 at 8:00 am. NO registrations will be accepted before this, including those by e-mail.
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.