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PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry

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August, 2022

Fly Fishing Meet-Up

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 16, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on August 4, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on August 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487
Benton, PA United States
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FREE

Participants will be taught the basics of fly fishing including: casting, knots & fly selection. PA Fish and Boat Commission staff provide all fishing equipment, flies and instruction for FREE. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment. NO FISHING LICENSE needed. This is a great opportunity to bring your newly purchased fishing rod and learn how to use it! Registration required by emailing Allan Schreffler at alschreffl@pa.gov or by calling 570-477-2206. Meet at the Western Boat Launch in Ricketts…

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Yoga on the Beach

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on June 17, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on July 3, 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on August 12, 2022 at 9:00 am

Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487
Benton, PA United States
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FREE

Join yoga instructor, Tawnia Converse, for a morning yoga session on Lake Jean Beach. No experience required and bring your own mat or towel. Registration required by emailing Rhiannon Summers at rhsummers@pa.gov or calling 570-477-7780.  Lake Jean Beach in Ricketts Glen State Park.  

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Forest Shower

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487
Benton, PA United States
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FREE

Extend your wellness benefits from the morning yoga session by joining ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide Suzann Schiemer on a nature-based health walk. Forest showering is a shortened version of forest bathing that includes fewer invitations for exploration of the natural world. This Forest Shower will provide an experience and an education on the wellness benefits of time in nature. Both yoga session participants and non-participants are invited to join in on the walk. Please bring your own water and…

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DiscoverE Kids Program: Waterfalls

August 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487
Benton, PA United States
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FREE

Children ages 5-8 will be learning about waterfalls and hydrogeology. Children must be accompanied by an adult! Registration required by emailing Rhiannon Summers at rhsummers@pa.gov or calling 570-477-7780.  Park and meet at the Visitor Center in Ricketts Glen State Park.

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Backyard Bass

August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487
Benton, PA United States
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Come to the Lake Jean Beach to learn the basics of casting by playing our fun Backyard Bass game. Fun for all ages! Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or rhsummers@pa.gov for more information.  Meet at Lake Jean Beach in Ricketts Glen State Park.

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Discover Ricketts Hike

August 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487
Benton, PA United States
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Hiking the Evergreen Trail to see Adams Falls. This is a 1-mile moderate hike. Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or rhsummers@pa.gov for more information.  Park and meet at the Evergreen Parking Lot off of Rt. 118 in Ricketts Glen State Park.

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American Folk Musician Jim Weiss

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487
Benton, PA United States
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Join us for an old-fashioned folk music performance suitable for the whole family. Jim Weiss prides himself on a beautiful, versatile sound of articulate fingerpicking and dynamic strumming styles on the acoustic guitar. Registration required by emailing Rhiannon Summers at rhsummers@pa.gov or calling 570-477-7780.  Meet at the Visitor Center in Ricketts Glen State Park.

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Virtual Summer Wildflowers Talk

August 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
FREE

Dr. George Chamuris, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Bloomsburg University, will talk about the native wildflowers you can expect to see this summer at the park. Program will be presented using Microsoft Teams. Registration required by emailing Rhiannon Summers at rhsummers@pa.gov or calling 570-477-7780.  

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Bird Basics

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487
Benton, PA United States
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Stop by the Amphitheater to learn birding basics and find out which ones are common in the park. Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or rhsummers@pa.gov for more information.  Park and meet at the Amphitheater in Ricketts Glen State Park.

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Sundials: Telling Time with the Sun

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487
Benton, PA United States
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What time is it? In the past, this question was answered using a sundial. Guest instructor, Don Hess, will tell the fascinating story of sundials and demonstrate his homemade ones. Registration required by emailing rhsummers@pa.gov or calling 570-477-7780. When: Wednesday, August 17 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. Where: Park and meet at the Western Boat Launch in Ricketts Glen State Park

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Our Star the Sun

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487
Benton, PA United States
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After learning about how to tell time with the sun, take a look at the sun through our solar telescope and learn more about our star. Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or rhsummers@pa.gov for more information.  Park and meet at the Western Boat Launch in Ricketts Glen State Park.  

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Bird Walk with Doug Gross

August 18 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on August 5, 2022 at 8:30 am

One event on August 18, 2022 at 8:30 am

Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487
Benton, PA United States
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FREE

Doug Gross, retired PA Game Commission biologist and eBird coordinator, will guide us on a bird walk in the woods and shrub lands of Ricketts Glen State Park. Good boots are recommended for walking. Please bring your own bug spray and binoculars. Registration required by emailing Rhiannon Summers at rhsummers@pa.gov or calling 570-477-7780.  Meet at the Visitor Center in Ricketts Glen State Park.  

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Nature Story

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487
Benton, PA United States
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Bring your children ages 3-6 to the Amphitheater to enjoy a nature themed story and participate in an activity, game, or craft. Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or rhsummers@pa.gov for more information.  Meet at the Amphitheater in Ricketts Glen State Park.

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Animal Tracks

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487
Benton, PA United States
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Come to the Amphitheater and learn how to identify common animal tracks you may find in the park. Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or rhsummers@pa.gov for more information.  Meet at the Amphitheater in Ricketts Glen State Park.

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DiscoverE Kids Program: Waterfalls

August 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487
Benton, PA United States
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FREE

Children ages 9-12 will be learning about waterfalls and hydrogeology. Children must be accompanied by an adult! Registration required by emailing Rhiannon Summers at rhsummers@pa.gov or calling 570-477-7780.  Park and meet at the Visitor Center in Ricketts Glen State Park.

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Incredible Insects Table

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487
Benton, PA United States
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Stop by the Beach House to learn about how insects can benefit you. Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or rhsummers@pa.gov for more information.  Lake Jean Beach in Ricketts Glen State Park.  

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Intro to Kayaking

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on July 16, 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on August 20, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487
Benton, PA United States
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FREE

Here’s your chance to try kayaking! Participants will learn kayak terminology and basic paddle skills before heading out on the water. Ages 12 and up. Wear shorts and shoes that can get wet. Registration required by emailing rhsummers@pa.gov or calling 570-477-7780. Park and meet at the Western Boat Launch in Ricketts Glen State Park.  

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Sunset Paddle

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 State Route 487
Benton, PA United States
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FREE

Join us for a leisurely paddle on Lake Jean to observe the sunset. Registration required by emailing Rhiannon Summers at rhsummers@pa.gov or calling 570-477-7780. Park and meet at the Western Boat Launch in Ricketts Glen State Park.

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