Schedule of Environmental Programs
Prince Gallitzin State Park
6:00-8:00 pm – Eagle Watch
Meet at the Beaverdam Boat Launch to look for bald eagles! A resident pair of eagles has just completed their second successful nesting season at the park, and so both adult and juvenile eagles may be spotted in the area. Local birder Dave Gobert will be on hand to answer questions about the eagles. Feel free to bring your binoculars or spotting scope, and a blanket or folding chair to sit on.
8:00-9:00 pm – Bald Eagles and Birds of Prey
Come to the amphitheater to learn about bald eagles and other birds of prey. Check out the size of an eagle’s egg, examine the skull of an owl, and compare your “wingspan” to that of a bald eagle. Then enjoy a slideshow of birds of prey you might encounter at Prince Gallitzin! Non-campers are welcome and can park in the campground overflow parking lot.
6:30-7:30 pm – Smokey Bear in the Campground
Smokey Bear will visit the Crooked Run Campground beginning at 6:30 pm. His campground tour will wrap up with a short program for kids at the amphitheater. Don’t forget your camera to get your picture taken with Smokey!
8:30-9:30 pm – Creature Feature: Spiders
Meet at the amphitheater for a slideshow program featuring spiders! Learn how to identify some basic types of spiders and find out about the important role they play in our world. Non-campers are welcome and can park in the campground overflow parking lot.
10:30-11:30 am – Library at the Lake
Join the park naturalist for a nature story, and then make a neat craft to take home! This activity is open to anyone who would like to participate, but is designed for children ages 4-12. Meet at the small pavilion near the campground contact station. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
1:00-3:00 pm – Nature at the Pond
Stop by the nature table at Pickerel Pond for some hands-on learning! Explore the sights, sounds, smells and textures of nature on a fun scavenger hunt.
For more information, contact Beth Garner, Environmental Education Specialist, at 814-674-1000 ext. 105 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. An online calendar of events with information on upcoming programs can also be found at www.visitPAparks.com.
Access for People with Disabilities
If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.