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June 2020

Watercolor Wednesday

June 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adults of any artistic level are invited to join us outside for a painting session. We will be painting a greeting card utilizing liquid frisket and washes. Class size is limited so call to register 724 368-9185. Supplies will be provided or feel free to bring your own. Cost is $2 donation each. * Until further notice - Due to COVID-19 restrictions all park programs are limited to 25 participants, bring a mask or face covering, social distancing in effect.

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Fireflies!

June 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lakeview Pavilion #5 (North Shore), 225 Pleasant Valley Road
Portersville, PA 16051 United States

Free event Join park staff as we fly into the world of luminous lightning bugs! Find out about their unique lives, how you can help scientists understand them and how to make your backyard firefly friendly. Bring the children for a craft and outdoor fun! Pavilion #5 Lakeview Area (North Shore)

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July 2020

Fun with Dutch Ovens

July 2, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Five Points Group Testing Area North Shore Drive, Moraine State Park

Join the Gristmill Baker for some old-fashioned camp cooking! With campfires blazing, learn the basics of baking and cooking with some recipes and demonstrations so you can learn to make homemade breads, flatbreads, and even pizza. Bring the family for outdoor fun! All participants must preregister with total number of people attending by calling the park office 724 368-8811. * Until further notice - Due to COVID-19 restrictions all park programs are limited to 25 participants, bring a mask or…

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Bats in Action

July 11, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2251 Prospect Road
Prospect, PA 16052 United States

""Free event"" Mysterious and often misunderstood, bats are one of our friends of the night sky. Meet the park naturalist at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church (NO FACILITIES) on route 528 to see a bat condo in action and explore the wonders of these nighttime insectivores. Learn why bats may be in trouble and how you can help scientists by reporting bat activity. Bring blankets, chairs, flashlights and bug protection "

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Salamander Safari

July 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meet outside the Davis Hollow Marina Office (North Shore

Join the Park Naturalist at Moraine State Park to explore Davis Hollow Creek for salamanders and other critters.  There will be a 15 minute walk to the stream.  Wear a sturdy pair of walking shoes for hiking to and from the stream.  Pack water shoes to slip on at the stream and bring bug spray.  Great fun for the whole family!  . Pre-registration required. Registration opens Thursday, June 25th. To register call the park office at 724 368-8811.   Social Distancing…

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Bats in Action

July 24, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mt. Zion Baptist Church (528 Exit off 422) – Moraine

Mysterious and often misunderstood, bats are one of our friends of the night sky. Meet the park naturalist at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church (NO FACILITIES) on route 528 to see a bat condo in action and explore the wonders of these nighttime insectivores. Learn why bats may be in trouble and how you can help scientists by reporting bat activity. Bring blankets, chairs, flashlights and bug protection. Pre-registration required. To register call the park office at 724 368-8811.   Social…

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Bird Walk

July 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet beside Kildoo Pavilion – McConnells Mill State Park

Join local bird club members of the chapter Bartramian Audubon Society and Park Naturalist from McConnells Mill State Park in search of our feathery friends. We will cover different types of habitats and species. All skill levels are welcome. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking and bring binoculars in you have them. Pre-registration required. To register call the park office at 724 368-8811.   Social Distancing Guidelines will be followed. Please bring a face mask or covering.

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Glaciers & the Ice Age

July 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet at Point Parking Lot – McConnells Mill

Join the park naturalist to learn about how the glaciers and the Ice Ages changed the landscape at McConnells Mill State Park on this guided hike on Alpha Pass Trial to the historic grist mill. All ages welcome, but the trail is moderately difficult, with some rocky ups and downs. Meet in the Point Parking lot, wear sturdy shoes or boots, dress for the weather, and bring a snack and water. Pre-registration required. To register call the park office at…

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Solar Powered Hike

July 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
McDanel’s Area, North Shore, Moraine State Park

Join park staff for a sunny hike along the North Country Trail, about three miles, to the dam spillway, the solar array, and a view of the lake. Learn a little about   solar power possibilities, cook with a solar oven, and see some often-overlooked views of Lake Arthur. Meet at the parking lot in front of pavilion 7, dress for the outdoors and wear sturdy shoes or boots. Bring water, and snack if desired. Pre-registration required. To register call the…

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September 2020

The Wonders of Wetlands (Wow)

September 12, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
State Parks Region 2 Office (Conference Room) – Moraine State Park

“The Wonders of Wetlands” is an comprehensive, interdisciplinary hands-on inquiry based curriculum for grade levels K-12 focusing on the three definitive wetland parameters: Water, Soil, and Plants. Wetlands play an essential part in the lives of both wildlife and people and are one of the highest producing ecosystems in the World. Join State Park Staff from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to learn all about utilizing wetlands as an investigative tool in your classroom. During this workshop we’ll…

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