Programs Planned at Parker Dam from June 13-24

PENFIELD – Staff members at the Parker Dam State Park have announced the program schedule for June 13-24.

Wednesday, June 13

Night Sky: 

9 p.m. – bench near CCC Museum 

Are you interested in learning more about the night sky and observing through some of the park’s optics?  If you have binoculars, bring them along.

Friday, June 15

Things Naturalists Do: 

8 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater 

So, what are some of the quirky things that some outdoor enthusiasts do?  Call crayfish and fireflies; coax butterflies; mess with moths?  Yep.  That, and then some.

Saturday, June 16

Hike to CCC Camp S-73: 

10 a.m. – outside CCC Museum  

The name says it all.  Please wear shoes appropriate for a trail on this 1.5- to 2-mile hike.

GPS Basics: 

3 p.m. – outside Park Office 

Learn how to use a GPS to confidently get from place to place.  Mark a location, navigate back, project a location.  And, learn how Geocaching is done.

Hummingbirds—Nature Nut: 

8:30 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater 

Learn about our smallest PA bird through this interesting and entertaining video by John Acorn – Nature Nut.  Facts and myths will be shared for your edification.

Sunday, June 17

Pretty Birds—Smaller Birds: 

3 p.m. – Beach House steps

Learn some bird ID at the beach, along with learning to identify some of their songs.

Tea and Talk: 

7 p.m. – Beach House steps 

Bring your own cup to sample some sweet fern/mountain mint tea grown right here in the park.  Talk is whatever interests you about the environment.  We will discuss solar energy a bit as well.  The Sunday evening tea & talk has been going on for many years – come and be a part of the tradition.

Friday, June 22

Owl Power: 

8:30 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater 

Owls have a number of amazing adaptations and now some scientists are looking at those adaptations to see how they may be able to influence technology and design.  You will see owls as their vision, hearing, and silent flight are studied.

Saturday, June 23

Hike Souders Trail: 

9 a.m. – outside Park Office  

Enjoy this quiet and shady trail through the mixed hardwoods of Parker Dam.  Wear appropriate footwear and bring a water bottle if you think you will need it.

Log Drive!: 

1p.m. – Beach

In the days before log trucks and skidders, how did folks move timber to the sawmills?  Water.  Come to the beach and bring along your beach buckets to help with this scale-model log drive.

The Wonder of Maple: 

3 p.m. – Environmental Education Classroom 

This brief introduction of what happens at the park’s Sugar Shack in the early spring might have you marking your calendar for next year’s sugaring season.

A Duck-umentary: 

8:30 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater

There are many species of ducks, each interesting in its own right.  You will see several species as they show their talent for survival.  Whether waddling, gliding, diving, or dabbling—ducks are an original.

Sunday, June 24

Tea and Talk: 

7 p.m. – Beach House steps 

Bring your own cup to sample some sweet fern/mountain mint tea grown right here in the park.  Talk is whatever interests you about the environment.  We will discuss solar energy a bit as well.  The Sunday evening tea & talk has been going on for many years – come and be a part of the tradition.

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