PENFIELD – Parker Dam State Park has released its schedule of programs for Aug. 30 through Sept. 4 at the park.
Wednesday, Aug. 30
Full Moon Paddle
There is something magical about watching the full moon rise over the lake. Bring your own boat or use one of the park’s kayaks—first come, first served—reserve at the park office 814-765-0630.
Friday, Sept. 1
Scoring Antlers What’s the Point?
7:30 p.m.—EE Classroom
Who is Boone and Crockett? What do antler scores have to do with conservation? Come out and learn the importance and history behind why we measure or score an animal’s antlers. Then try your hand at scoring after a quick demonstration.
Saturday, Sept. 2
Beginner’s Frisbee Golf Course
9 a.m.—3 p.m.
Enjoy our temporary nine-hole Beginner’s Frisbee Golf Course. This is not a “Disc Golf” course, which uses smaller/heavier discs that are often difficult to throw, but an easier course for beginners. First tee is northeast of the park office.
Trapping: What’s the Catch?
4 p.m.—EE Classroom
Come out and learn why trapping is still a relevant and important conservation practice in Pennsylvania.
Trapping in Pennsylvania
4:30 p.m.—EE Classroom
Have you ever wondered what traps are used in PA? Or have you ever wondered what to do if you come across traps while out recreating in the state? Learn what traps are legal and how they are used in the management of furbearers in PA.
7:15 p.m.—Small side of the lake
Join our park naturalist for a short hike to learn more about the ecology of nature’s engineers. We will investigate the dams, feed beds and lodges that our beavers call home. We will then watch an area that the beavers frequent to see if we can see them before dark.
Sunday, Sept. 3
1 p.m.—Above Cabin Road
Registration opens at noon, with the competition beginning at 1 p.m. All the usual events: log rolling, cross-cut sawing, and so on. Vie for the coveted Woodhick (or Woodchick) of the Year by having the lowest score (think golf).
Monday, Sept. 4
Coffee & Birds
9:30 a.m.—Beach House
Bring your own cup to enjoy some bird-friendly coffee (Chesapeake Coffee Roasters Bird Friendly Hellbender Blend), and then take a guided walk looking for our local birds.
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 Bureau of State Parks Web site at www.visitPAparks.com, and clicking on “Events Calendar.”
Access for People with Disabilities
If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. (Parker Dam State Park Complex: (814-765-0630; firstname.lastname@example.org)
With a minimum of one-week notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing may be available for educational programs.