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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Upcoming Weekend Programs at Sinnemahoning

 

Weekend Programs at Sinnemahoning

Visit Sinnemahoning State Park this weekend for an autumn-themed program. Catch monarch butterflies on Saturday or Sunday; learn to measure and score elk antlers on Saturday; and take a ride Sunday on the final pontoon boat tours of the season.

Monarch Butterfly Tagging, Saturday, September 25, 10:30 AM to12:00 PM and Sunday, September 26, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Learn about monarch butterfly biology and migration through a short PowerPoint presentation, then take a walk in the park to catch, tag, and release butterflies. Arial nets provided. Wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to walk through fields. All ages welcome. Indoor presentation will be held rain or shine, but tagging will not take place in wet or rainy weather. Meet in the Wildlife Center classroom.

Measuring and Scoring Antlers, Saturday, September 25, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Discover how deer and elk antlers grow, what conditions make for the largest antlers, and how to rough score elk and deer antlers. Program includes hands-on practice of measuring elk antlers and take-home references. Intended for adults and older children. Meet in the Wildlife Center classroom.

Pontoon Boat Tours, Sunday, September 26. Three tours starting at 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM. Join park staff for a relaxing and informative 1-hour tour of the lake as we search the shoreline for herons, ducks, turtles, and other wildlife. Program is free but donations are requested. All ages welcome. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. Lake Day Use Area.

To pre-register for a pontoon tour, or to see a complete list of programs offered at Sinnemahoning State Park, please visit the DCNR Calendar of Events at https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/sinnemahoning_state_park/calendar. If you need assistance with online registration or have questions, please call the park office 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk.

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