Activities planned at Prince Gallitzin |
Saturday, May 26, 2012
FLINTON - Prince Gallitzin State Park released its activities for next weekend.
• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Intro to Backpacking Hike, Beaver Dam boat launch
Contact George Barner at 733-2203 for information and to register.
• 3-4 p.m., Children's Hike, park amphitheater
Bring your preschool and early elementary-age children out for this walk with the park naturalist. Explore nature by using the senses of smell, sight, hearing and touch in a scavenger hunt-type activity. Children must be accompanied by an adult for this program.
Parking is available for non-campers.
• 8-9 p.m., A Walk in the Dark, Point Trailhead parking lot
Explore the lives of nocturnal creatures on this walk as day turns to night. Find out what special adaptations night creatures have, and discover some of your own.
Closed-toed shoes are recommended.
• 10:30-11:30 a.m., Nature Story & Craft, small pavilion near the campground contact station
Join the park naturalist for a nature story, and then make a craft to take home. This activity is open to anyone who would like to participate, but is designed for children ages 4-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
• 2-3 p.m., Discover Prince Gallitzin! - Wildflowers, amphitheater
Discover the wonders of Prince Gallitzin State Park through a series of weekly programs. Each week will feature a different topic. Throughout the series, participants will learn how to become citizen scientists in their own backyard. This week's focus is on wildflowers.
Learn the reason plants produce flowers, why not all flowers look the same, and how you can be a part of Project Budburst.
The walk is about one mile in length. The trail is gentle, but sturdy shoes are recommended. Participants may wish to bring drinking water, and don't forget the camera. Parking is available for non-campers.
For more information, contact Beth Garner, environmental education specialist, at 674-1000 extension 105 or email@example.com. An online calendar of events with information on upcoming programs can also be found at www.visitPAparks.com.
Access is available for people with disabilities. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, 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.