Environmental Ed, Interpretive Programs Offered In April At Nescopeck State Park

The following programs will be held during April at Nescopeck State Park. For more information or to register, please call 570-403-2006, unless otherwise noted.

The Art of Fish Prints; 8:30am–3:00pm

What’s a fish print? Come to Nescopeck State Park to find out! Park staff will have a variety of free activities available in the park office to accompany the PA Fish & Boat Commission’s Mentored Youth Fishing Day taking place at Lake Frances. Free loaner poles and tackle will also be available to borrow. Participants will need to supply their own bait. To participate in youth fishing day,

youth anglers must possess a free

Mentored Youth fishing permit

and be accompanied by a licensed

adult. For more information on Mentored Youth Fishing Day, visit www.GoneFishingPa.com.

Saturday, April 5

Tumblin’ Timberdoodles; 7:30pm

The American Woodcocks are back and singing at the park! Don’t miss seeing -and hearing -this incredible game bird take to the sky in what Aldo Leopold referred to as the “Sky Dance”. Program takes place both inside and outdoors, so dress for the weather. Registration is required by calling 570-403-2006. Meet at the park office. Free.

Sunday, April 6

Amphibian Fun Day for Girl Scouts; 1:00pm –4:00 pm

Girl scouts in Juniors & Cadettes (4th –8th grade) are invited to join us for a few hours of outdoor amphibian-related fun and earn a great new patch for their vests while they’re at it. We’ll go hiking and spend some time learning about the importance of frogs and salamanders and the role they play in our park ecosystem. Dress for the weather and be prepared to be outside. Space is limited. Registration is required by calling 570-403-2006. Meet at the park office. $2.00 per scout.

Saturday, April 19

Guided Bird Walk; 8:00 am

Join conservation volunteer Dave Kruel for a morning stroll to look and listen for birds! You don’t want to miss the springtime return of some of the park’s most musical residents. Wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars. The park will also have limited pairs to borrow. Registration is required by calling 570-403-2006. Meet at the park office. Free.

Saturday, April 19

Just for Kids: Art in the Park with Artist Jan Lokuta; 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Children 3 years and older are invited to help us continue our mural series focusing on the changing seasons at Nescopeck State Park. We will finish our snow scene started at WinterFest and create a new panel depicting the much anticipated coming of spring. No special skills are needed and all materials are provided. Come join artist Jan Lokuta and get inspired by the beauty around you! Ages 3 & up. Registration required by calling 570-403-2006. Meet at the park office. Free.

Saturday, April 26

Spring into Action Park Cleanup; 9:00 am–12 NOON

It’s that time of year! Our annual park cleanup has arrived and help is needed with a variety of projects. Please register your group so we can plan projects accordingly and be sure to specify if you’re bringing younger helpers such as scouts. Registration is required by calling 570-403-2006. Meet at the park office.

Saturday, April 26

Springtime Herpin’!; 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Ages 8 & up. Learn the fascinating ecology of local herps (reptiles and amphibians), field techniques to

locate and identify them, and how you, as a citizen scientist, can make a contribution to the conservation of these amazing animals by submitting your own herp observations to the new PA Amphibian and Reptile Survey. After a slide presentation, biologist John Jose will lead an exploratory walk on park grounds to locate

amphibians and reptiles. We’ll then return to the park office to document our findings. Space is limited. Registration is required by calling 570-403-2006. Meet at the park office. Free.

If you need accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please 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 educational programs.