Parker Dam State Park notes upcoming programs|
Monday, July 28, 2014
The following programs are planned at Parker Dam State Park:
• 6:30 p.m., Evening Walk, Lou and Helen Adams CCC Museum
Enjoy a leisurely guided walk down the CCC Trail. This trail was used by the Civilian Conservation Corps boys to walk from their camp (north end of the park) to their work site (building the park). The trail had been closed shortly after the 1985 tornado but was reopened recently to once again allow travel. Wear appropriate footwear - hike is approximately two miles.
• 7:30 p.m., Campfire Talk, campground amphitheater
Learn some traditional ways of starting your campfire and perhaps try your hand at it. Gather around the campfire and enjoy a conversation with park staff. Bring a folding chair if you would like to sit near the fire.
• 11 a.m., Elk 101, environmental education classroom
Discover more about how elk live, survive and coexist in Pennsylvania. It's now 101 years since the elk have returned; isn't it time you learned their extensive history?
• 3 p.m., Deer Signs, beach house steps
Many times people don't see deer in the park, but they know that they are here. Learn to recognize deer signs (tracks, droppings and more) and then play a game to test your knowledge.
• 8 p.m., Oh Deer, campground amphitheater
Deer are popular with park visitors. Take a closer look at how deer survive in the forests by taking a short walk to look over food availability, playing the game "Oh, Deer," listening to a short talk about perceived deer issues and watching a short video.
• 3 p.m., E-Parachute Games, beach house
Parachute games, yes ... but what is the "E"? E is for "environmental." Play Popcorn, Oven, Mushroom, Mouse Trap and Okefenokee - all while learning something about the life that can be found in the park (or not).
• 7 p.m., Tea and Talk, beach house
Come to the beach house and bring your own mug to enjoy a cup of sweet fern/mountain mint tea, gathered in the park. The talk will consist of teas, a few trees and whatever else comes to your inquiring mind.
• 8:30 p.m., Crepuscular to Night Hike, beach house
Many animals and insects are active at twilight (crepuscular). Enjoy this guided walk to discover what goes on out there in the twilight - and the night. Wear appropriate footwear - the hike will last approximately one hour.
Keep up on what's happening at the park by liking "Parker Dam State Park" on Facebook; and, you can find more information about state park programs and special events by logging on to the Bureau of State Parks website at www.visitPA-Parks.com, and clicking on "Events Calendar."