This educator workshop, held on Saturday, April 7, explores the natural biodiversity in our state, and how we can teach many of those concepts to students. Workshop attendees will receive the Pennsylvania Supplement to Windows on the WILD curriculum and other materials. $10 workshop fee. Six Act 48 hours are provided for this workshop. Call the park office to register for this workshop or for more information at (814)765-0630. http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/eve…/biodiversity_basics_workshop…
It appears there may be some merrit to the most famous ground hog in PA's prediction (at least this year). The beauty of winter has returned, like it or not. Get out and enjoy it this weekend! We are in the middle of sugaring season, join us Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm at the Sugar Shack for some great educational programming on the history and methods of this long standing springtime tradition.
Family and Youth Fly Tying ~ March 8, 15, 22 (Thursdays) at 5:00 PM.
Come learn the basics of tying flies. A different pattern will be taught each week with materials provided. The park’s tools will be available for those without. $5.00 per participant; $10 per family of two or more.
Thursday, March 1, 2018 ~ Spotted Salamander last night on the road. Last year it was March 31, and the year before that it was March 10. 2015 was April 2. 2014 was April 3. And so on. Thoughts?
Know any teachers that would like to schedule their class for a virtual field trip to our maple sugaring operation? If their classroom is equipped with video chat capability (Skype), they can virtually "visit" with park staff to learn about making maple syrup and ask questions about what they learned. This distance learning opportunity is offered throughout the month of March. Contact information is on the pictured postcard.
Applications are being accepted for DCNR’s free, six-day Exploring Careers Outdoors Camp, which begins July 8. The camp will introduce 20 students in grades 10-...12 to conservation and environmental careers.
Participants explore a wide range of career experiences, including water quality assessments, geology field studies, and overnight camping experiences. Applications are due April 15. Learn more and apply → http://bit.ly/2nDNokT #PAYouth
We had a message come in on Tuesday - "red winged black birds at my feeder this morning. 🙂 I know you usually post when they show up at your park...keep an eye out." And yes, I too saw some red-winged blackbirds in both DuBois and Home Camp on Tuesday, February 20. Last year I first saw them on the 24th. Keep watch, signs of spring are coming.