Nescopeck State Park Offers Special Programs In February

The following programs will be offered at Nescopeck State Park in February 2018. Register through our online calendar of events found at by calling the park at 570-403-2006.

Saturday, Feb. 3: WinterFest 2018; 11 a. m. –3 p. m. Free.

Join us for our annual WinterFest! Many returning favorites will be here, including the ever-popular sled dog team, children’s activities, snowshoe demos, and more! We’ll have a warming fire and Dennison Township Volunteer Fire Department will have hot food and beverages to purchase, so don’t let the cold keep you away! Activities may be modified

due to snow and ice conditions.

Thursday, Feb. 8: Hide-n’-Seekers Program for Preschoolers -Birds; 10 a. m. Registration required.

Join us for a program to get preschoolers ages 3-5 out and learning about our natural world through stories, activites, and crafts. Weather permitting, we’ll go outside for part of the program, so children should be dressed accordingly.

Saturday, Feb. 10: Snowshoe Hike; 1 p. m. Registration required.

Join members of the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society for a guided snowshoe hike! Equipment provided by the park. If

there is not at least 6” of snow, we’ll go on a hike instead.

Saturday, Feb. 17: Birds & Beans; 9 –11 a. m. No registration necessary.

Stop by the office to enjoy a hot beverage such as tea, hot cocoa or bird-friendly coffee while getting to know the visitors to the bird feeders. Park staff will be on hand to answer questions about bird identification, winter bird feeding, and February’s Great Backyard Bird Count.

Saturday, Feb. 24: Introduction to Snowshoeing; 9 a. m. Registration required.

Join park staff for a learn-to-snowshoe program! We’ll learn the parts of a snowshoe, how they work, and go on a short snowshoe hike. Participants should dress in waterproof shoes, layers, and avoid cotton like blue jeans or sweatpants.

If there is not at least 6” of snow, we’ll go on a short hike instead.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 17, 24: Nature Discovery Classroom; 11a.m. –2:30 p. m. No registration necessary.

Stop by the park office anytime and check out the family friendly self-guided learning stations set up around the classroom. Explore at your own pace, take some time to watch the bird feeders, or make a craft to take home.

If you need an accommodation to participate due to a disability, contact the park or make inquiries through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-888-537-7294 (TTY). Bureau of State Parks Staff will gladly discuss how to accommodate your needs. With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available .

For information visit www.dcnr. state. pa. us (choose Find a Park) or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS.