2009-06-11 / Sports

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following activities at Cowans Gap State Park:

June 12; 7:30 p.m. - Alien Invaders. They may not be from Mars, but aliens are invading neighborhoods all across the world. Plants and animals from other parts of the planet are showing up where they don't belong every day. Come learn about some of Pennsylvania's leastwanted organisms in this slideshow presentation at the Brightbill Interpretive Center.

June 13: 8:00 p.m.: How Many Mommas? The little brown bat pups aren't flying yet, but their mommas are. And since each one can eat thousands of mosquitoes and other nighttime flying insects each night, park staff and campers are extremely glad they are. Join in the fun of participating in one of Cowans Gap's annual bat counts. Help find out how many momma bats the park's got this year! Meet at the bat boxes.

June 14: 2:00 p.m. - Walk with Mrs. Cowan. Come along on a walk with "Mrs. Cowan." On this gentle walk, visitors will discover the history of garbage, how trash has been used to tell the stories of the past, and how today's litter is different from garbage of the past. Along the way, there will be opportunity for participants to help pick up some litter in the park. Meet at the beach area.

These programs are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, contact Beth Garner, environmental education specialist, at 717-485-3948 or by e-mail at NRCowansEEPrograms@ state.pa.us.

Scheduled visitor hours for the Brightbill Interpretive Center this weekend are as follows: Thursday - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Friday - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Saturday - 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For more information, go to www.visitPAparks.com orwww.visitPA.com.

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