Programs Announced for June 28-29 at Parker Dam

PENFIELD – Staff members at Parker Dam State Park have announced the program schedule for June 28-29.

Friday, June 28

DiscoverE: Outdoor Explorers: 

3 p.m. – Environmental Education Classroom

Age Requirement: 6-8 years-old 

Join us as we learn about some of the incredibly interesting animals that inhabit our Earth, and especially Pennsylvania.  Games, crafts, and other activities are a part of this summer-long program series.  Check at the Park Office for more info.

Gifford Pinchot: Pennsylvania Conservation Hero: 

8:30 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater 

Learn about Gifford Pinchot, Pennsylvania governor and America’s first trained forester.  He used his wealth and power to protect natural resources for “the greatest good, for the greatest number, in the long run.”

Saturday, June 29

  1. Parachute Games:

3 p.m. – Beach 

Meet by the Beach House at the big parachute to play some parachute games with an environmental twist.  All ages welcome.

Parker Dam History Walk: 

4 p.m. – Beach House steps

So, what you see at Parker Dam State Park today hasn’t always looked this way.  Come take a walk around Parker Lake as we discuss how the forest and other aspects of the park have changed over the years.

Timber Rattlesnake:

Shadow of Misunderstanding:

8:30 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater

Snakes often have a bad reputation with folks, Timber rattlesnakes especially.  But is that reputation deserved?  Come learn the truth about these often misunderstood creatures.  You can learn to tell the difference between facts and myths relating to these important reptiles of the wilderness.

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