2013-07-11 / Local & State

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 upcoming public programs:

Friday July 26: 7 p.m. – Cowans Gap History. Stop by the park interpretive center to learn about the history of the park. From the French and Indian War and a secret marriage, to the CCC and the many boys that helped build the structures you see around the park today. Also, the CCC flag has returned to the park. Be sure to stop by to see it!

8:30 p.m.: Wetland Wonders Walk. Meet at the interpretive center for a stroll to the wetland area in the park. We will learn why they are important, what lives there and what is making them disappear.

Saturday, July 27: 6:30 p.m. – History of the Stars. Join the naturalist at the interpretive center to discover the history of the night sky! Find out what the ancients believed compared to what science has found to be true.

8:30 p.m.: Owl Prowl – Meet at the interpretive center to head out on a hike in search of some feathered night creatures. Discover some of the unique adaptations they have developed to allow them to be the amazing night hunters that they are.

Sunday, July 28: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Fungi 101. David Sewak, co-owner and edibles manager of Burglorbeer Farm, will be in the park for a mushroom walk. Meet him at the interpretative center to set out to discover some of the basics of mushroom hunting.

5 p.m.: Insect Theater – Stop by the interpretive center to see the little bugs from around the park on the big screen. See them up-close and personal while we learn what makes them so special and such a crucial part of the environment.

For more information, contact Renae Saum, environmental education specialist, at 717-485-3948 or by e-mail at NRCowansEEPrograms@ state.pa.us. Cowans Gap State Park programs are free of charge and open to the public.

For more information, visit through the DCNR State Parks homepage at www.visitPAparks.com or visit the Pennsylvania Tourism homepage at www.visitPA.com.

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