Bald Eagle State Park, Howard
June 29 - Sunday Morning Stroll. 8:30 a.m.
July 3 - Kayak Demo Days, 7 p.m.
July 4 - Free Veterans Paddle, 9 a.m.
July 4 - ELC Open House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
July 4 - Mini Paddle at the Swimming Beach, 2-4 p.m.
July 4 - Trail Hike, 6 p.m.
July 5 - Nature Inn Green Building Tour and Discussion, 4 p.m.
July 5 - ELC Open House, 5-7 p.m.
July 5 - Insect-a-Ganza, 8 p.m.-midnight, Russell P. Letterman Campground Amphitheatre, free. Get an in-depth, hands-on look at nocturnal bugs with Ryan Bridge, aka The Bug Man. A talk will be held at 8 p.m., then Bridge will set up multiple light stations to attract live nocturnal insects into the area for hands-on discovery throughout the night.
July 6 - Sunday Morning Stroll, 8:30 a.m.
Cherry Springs State Park, Galeton
Office: Call Lyman Run park at 814-435-5010
Programs will be held at the Night Sky Viewing Area, opposite the gated Astronomy Field. If the sky is unfavorable for stargazing, an alternative program may be held. Programs will be cancelled in the event of rain.
June 29 - Cherry Springs Star Party
July 4-5 - Solar Viewing, 7 p.m.
July 4-5 - Night Sky Tour, 10 p.m. Observe the constellations through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff. Hear the legends and the myths surrounding the patterns in the night sky. Explore Saturn's rings, star clusters and other deep space objects through the park's telescopes. View the lunar landscape, as there will be a quarter moon this weekend.
Hills Creek State Park, Wellsboro
July 5 - Beaver Hike, 7:30 p.m.
July 5 - Bald Eagles in PA, 9 p.m.
July 6 - Bats on the Brink, 9 p.m.
July 11 - Talkin' Turkey: The Latest Research, 9 p.m.
Hyner Run State Park,
July 5 - Creatures of the Creek, 4:30 p.m., behind the pool house.
July 5 - Public reading of The Declaration of Independence, 6 p.m., between the day use parking lot and the entrance to the pool area.
July 5 - Owl Pellets, 7 p.m., behind the pool house.
July 5 - Owl Prowl, 8 p.m., behind the pool house.
Kettle Creek State Park, Renovo
July 2 - Signs of Nature, 10 a.m.-noon, nature center. For ages 4-8.
July 5 - Photo Scavenger Hunt, 3:30 p.m.
July 5 - Bats of PA, 8-9 p.m.
July 10 - Busy Bees, 10 a.m.
Little Pine State Park, Waterville
Office: 570-753-6005/6000 or email@example.com
July 4 - Public reading of The Declaration of Independence, 2:30-3 p.m., outside the beach house.
July 4 - Coffee Break, 8-9 p.m., amphitheater. This is an informal question and answer period and general chat session. Coffee, tea, and iced tea will be provided but bring your own cup.
July 4 - Theater in the Pines: Lewis and Clark, 9 p.m.
July 6 - Children's Story Time, 1 p.m.
July 11 - Coffee Break, 8-9 p.m., amphitheater. This is an informal question and answer period and general chat session. Coffee, tea, and iced tea will be provided but bring your own cup.
Mt. Pisgah State Park, Troy
June 29 - Plants and Pollinators, 7 p.m.
July 4 - Fish for Free on the 75-acre Stephen Foster Lake, which is stocked with largemouth bass, white perch, yellow perch, crappie, bullhead catfish, bluegill and sunfish. No license is needed on this day only.
July 11 - Family Movie Night: "The Goonies," 8 p.m. Bring folding chairs, blankets, a flashlight and a sweater or jacket. Snacks will be sold.
July 15 - Dutch Oven Cooking Night, 5-8 p.m., Hilltop Pavilion. Register in advance by calling or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 16 - Hunter-trapper education course, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
July 25 - Astronomy, 7-10 p.m.
Ole Bull State Park,
July 3 - Signs of Nature, 10 a.m.-noon
July 4 - Smart Fishing, 3:30-6 p.m.
July 4 - Bats of PA, 8-9 p.m.
July 9 - Busy Bees, 10 a.m.
R.B. Winter State Park, Mifflinburg
July 4 - Rattlin' Rattlers, 2 p.m., Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center. Bring a parent if you're under 10.
July 5 - Old Fashioned Summer Celebration, 1-3:30 p.m., ball field. Cancelled if raining. Events include three-legged races, peanut hunts, balloon volleyball and crafts.
July 6 - My Life as a Turkey video, 2 p.m.
July 10-11 - Hide and Seekers: Outdoor Explorers Day Camp, 10 a.m.-noon. Register in advance by calling. Designed for children ages 4 to 8 and their parents. Events include stories, crafts, games and short hikes.
July 12 - Bees: Tales From the Hive video, 2-3 p.m., Environmental Learning Center.
July 13 - Birds and Blooms of Summer Garden Walk, 4-5 p.m., Environmental Learning Center.
Ricketts Glen State Park,
June 30 - Exploring Life in a Biome, 9 a.m.-noon
July 4 - Exploring an Old-Growth Forest, 3-4:30 p.m.
July 4 - Edible and Medicinal Plants Walk, 7-8:30 p.m.
July 5 - Turtle Crossings, 2-3 p.m.
July 5 - Wilderness Scavenger Hunt, 4-5 p.m.
July 5 -Black Bears of PA, 7 p.m.
Sinnemahoning State Park, Cameron County
July 5 - Eagle Watch, 5-7 p.m.
July 5 - Elk in Pennsylvania, 8-9:30 p.m.
July 6 - Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam. Tours leave at noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m.
Worlds End State Park, Forksville
July 2 - Children's Discover-E: Busy, Busy Bees, 1:30 p.m., visitor center backyard. Designed for children ages 4 to 8.
July 2 - The Big Cranky, 3 p.m. Meet at the visitor center and drive 7 miles to a local heronry to watch great blue herons. Bring binoculars and leave your dogs home.
July 3 - Children's Discover-E: Birds, Birds, Birds, 10:30 a.m., visitor center backyard. Designed for children ages 9 to 13.
July 3 - Nature Crafts, 2 p.m., picnic area near Cliff Pavilion. Good for all ages.
July 5 - Leave it to Beavers, 10 a.m., visitor center. Featuring Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer Mike Scott.
July 5 - The Hidden Colors of Fluorescent Rocks and Minerals, 8 p.m., visitor center. Featuring UV Bob.