Program Schedule Announced for Parker Dam

PENFIELD – Programs have been announced for July 27 through Aug. 5 at the Parker Dam State Park.

Friday, July 27

Snakes Without Legs—Nature Nut: 

8:30 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater 

Enjoy this fun and informative video about snakes in general.  Also, learn what snakes we have in Pennsylvania.  And, we will answer the age-old question—what is the scariest snake?

Saturday, July 28

Earth’s Moon: 

10 a.m. – Environmental Education Classroom

Did you catch last night’s full moon?  Come learn more about the moon and the ways that it seems to change from Earth’s perspective.  We will also discuss ‘special’ moons—like the Blood Moon or the Blue Moon that occur on occasion.

Alien Invaders: 

1 p.m. – Beach House steps 

They aren’t extra-terrestrial, but they do come from all corners of the Earth.  These invaders have a tremendous impact on the biodiversity in their new habitats.  Learn how they get here, what to look for, and what you can do to help slow their spread.

Peppercorn Plus: 

3 p.m. – Beach 

How big is the Earth compared to the Sun?  How far away would it be if the Sun were an eight-inch ball?  And, Mars is in opposition—what is that all about?  Learn the answers in this program at the beach.

Timber Rattlesnake-Shadow of Misunderstanding: 

8:30 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater 

Learn more about the Timber rattlesnake through this informative video.  Can you tell their age by the number of rattles?  How do you tell a male from a female rattlesnake?  How dangerous are they?  Come and get the answers.

Sunday, July 29

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 and Talk has been going on for many years—come and be a part of the tradition.

Thursday, Aug. 2

Snake Search: 

1 p.m. – in front of Park Office 

Learn about our native snakes and go looking for them.  There are good places to search for them—the naturalist knows where to look.

Friday, Aug. 3

UNDALOOFS—Nature Nut: 

8:30 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater

Learn about deer, moose, elk, bison, and other ungulates—split-hooved mammals—through this entertaining Nature Nut video.

Saturday, Aug. 4

Deer/Elk Tracks in the Sand: 

3 p.m. – Beach 

We’ve all seen deer tracks in the snow, mud, or sand.  What can the tracks tell us?  Which way it was going, how big it was, and even if it was a buck or a doe (bull or cow).

PA Whitetails—Living with Change: 

8:30 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater

This video shows deer for what they truly are—one of the state’s most interesting and fascinating animals.  Videographer Hal Korber spent two years filming PA white-tails—the result will entertain and educate.

Sunday, Aug. 5

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 and Talk has been going on for many years—come and be a part of the tradition.

*You can keep up on what is 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 Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks’ Web site at www.VisitPAParks.com, and clicking on “Events.”

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