Prince Gallitzin State Park - Schedule of Environmental Programs

Schedule of Environmental Programs

Prince Gallitzin State Park


July 19

6:00-8:00 pm – Eagle Watch

Meet at the Beaverdam Boat Launch to look for bald eagles! A resident pair of eagles has just completed their second successful nesting season at the park, and so both adult and juvenile eagles may be spotted in the area. Local birder Dave Gobert will be on hand to answer questions about the eagles. Feel free to bring your binoculars or spotting scope, and a blanket or folding chair to sit on.

8:00-9:00 pm – Bald Eagles and Birds of Prey

Come to the amphitheater to learn about bald eagles and other birds of prey.  Check out the size of an eagle’s egg, examine the skull of an owl, and compare your “wingspan” to that of a bald eagle.  Then enjoy a slideshow of birds of prey you might encounter at Prince Gallitzin!  Non-campers are welcome and can park in the campground overflow parking lot.


July 20

6:30-7:30 pm – Smokey Bear in the Campground

Smokey Bear will visit the Crooked Run Campground beginning at 6:30 pm.  His campground tour will wrap up with a short program for kids at the amphitheater.  Don’t forget your camera to get your picture taken with Smokey!

8:30-9:30 pm – Creature Feature: Spiders

Meet at the amphitheater for a slideshow program featuring spiders!  Learn how to identify some basic types of spiders and find out about the important role they play in our world.  Non-campers are welcome and can park in the campground overflow parking lot.


July 21

10:30-11:30 am – Library at the Lake

Join the park naturalist for a nature story, and then make a neat craft to take home!  This activity is open to anyone who would like to participate, but is designed for children ages 4-12.  Meet at the small pavilion near the campground contact station.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

1:00-3:00 pm – Nature at the Pond

Stop by the nature table at Pickerel Pond for some hands-on learning!  Explore the sights, sounds, smells and textures of nature on a fun scavenger hunt.


For more information, contact Beth Garner, Environmental Education Specialist, at 814-674-1000 ext. 105 or by email at  An online calendar of events with information on upcoming programs can also be found at


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.  With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

Friday, July 19, 2013 - 6:00pm to Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 3:00pm