Programs Announced for Aug. 15-24 at Parker Dam

PENFIELD – Staff members at the Parker Dam State Park have announced the program schedule for Aug. 15-24 at the park.

Thursday, Aug. 15 

Walk When the Moon is Full: 

8:30 p.m. – Beach House area 

Take a moon walk without leaving the planet.  Or simply, take a walk in the moonlight.  We will hike a short section of the Beaver Dam Trail and explore our night senses.

Friday, Aug. 16

DiscoverE: Hide-N-Seekers: 

2 p.m. – Environmental Education Classroom

Age Requirement: 4-5 years-old 

Join us as we discover our senses and learn about wildlife and how they use their senses to survive in nature.  Games, crafts, and other activities are a part of this summer-long program series.  Check at the Park Office for more info.

Little Creatures Who Run the World—Ants: 

8 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater 

From vast underground caverns, working class armies pour forth to defend their highly structured communal way of life.  Feudal societies in the Middle Ages?  No… they’re ants.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Monarch Search: 

3 p.m. – outside Park Office 

We will go looking for all life stages of Monarch Butterflies.  Involves a short walk to search them out.

On the Wings of the Monarch: 

8 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater 

This in-depth look at the monarch butterfly’s fascinating life cycle, its habitats, and its North American migration will amaze you.  Take a journey with us … on the wings of the monarch.

Friday, Aug. 23

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.

Super Hummingbirds: 

8 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater

Speed is their middle name.  They possess super powers allowing them to fly backwards, upside-down, and float in mid-air.  They are the smallest, most brilliant birds on Earth.

Saturday, Aug. 24

An Original DUCKumentary: 

8 p.m. – Campground Amphitheater 

Ducks are true originals.  They waddle, glide, dive, and dabble.  Their feathers shimmer with dazzling hues, brilliant iridescence, and come in every color of the rainbow.  Learn more about some of the most fantastic of their 120 different species.

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