Raccoon Creek State Park Programs & Events
Is your group looking for an outdoor or environmental education program?
Raccoon Creek State Park's Environmental Education Staff offers a wide variety of environmental education and outdoor recreational programming for all types of groups.
This includes schools, scouts, clubs, churches, hunting associations, and everyone in between are welcome to contact us about nature hikes, wildflower walks, teacher workshops, historic tours, animal tracking, bird watching, kayaking, geocaching, fishing, merit badge programs, geology and many others. Contact the Raccoon Creek State Park's Environmental Education staff at 724-899-3611 for details or to request a program.
​Spring Wildflower Walk
Saturday, April 14, 2018: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Meeting location will be the Wildflower Reserve Interpretive Center along Rt 30.
Spring has finally arrived and with it the long anticipated and spectacular spring wildflowers. Join us for a guided tour of these short-lived beauties along this 1.5-mile hike. Topics such as wildflower identification, medicinal/edible uses, and folklore associated with various flowers will be discussed. Be prepared for wet and muddy trails on this moderate hike. Free Program.

Wildflowers and Acrylics
Saturday, April 14, 2018: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Meeting location within park will be emailed to registered attendees.
The Friends of Raccoon Creek State Park has partnered with Artist Lora Russell to bring you "Wildflowers and Acrylics" at the park. We invite anyone from beginner to skilled artist to learn and practice their artistic talents while enjoying the spring wildflowers at Raccoon Creek State Park. Both children and adults are welcome to attend this program on painting wildflowers with acrylics. There is a $15 charge per person. Registration is required. To register, visit http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/raccoon_creek_state_park/calendar and click on the program to register. For questions, please email Shane Miller at shanemille@pa.gov or call 724-899-3611. All art supplies are provided.

Can Composting Save the World?
Friday, April 20, 2018: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Meeting location will be the Rec Hall adjacent to Cabin Colony along Cabin Rd.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to compost or improve your skills at composting? If you have, then join us to learn from our guest speaker and Composting Expert Joseph Jenkin. During this program, attendees will learn how easy composting can be, how you can compost almost anything, and how composting can help save the world. Free program.

Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 21, 2018: 11:00am-3:00pm
Meeting location will be the Beach Area at Raccoon Creek State Park.
Come enjoy beautiful Raccoon Creek State Park and take part in our First Annual Earth Day Festival! There will be many hands on activities and hourly guided wildflower hikes. The festival will be held at the Beach and will offer food for purchase, fishing and trout stocking, boat rentals, hands on activities, Monarch Butterflies,  live animals, and much more!

Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon
Sunday, May 6, 2018: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Meeting location will be the Wildflower Reserve Interpretive Center along Rt 30.
Help us save the spring wildflowers from the invasive Garlic Mustard. This invasive plant species has destroyed countless acres of spring wildflower habitat across the Eastern United States. Join us as we pull up Garlic Mustard by the handful and put a stop to its destructive nature. For this volunteer program, please bring a pair of garden gloves, insect repellent, and a bottle of water. Free Program.

Nature’s Nasties Walk (1 Mile)
Saturday, June 9, 2018: 10:00am-12:00pm
Meeting location will be the Wildflower Reserve Interpretive Center along Rt 30.
There are some plants and animals that are best avoided. Join us and learn how to stay safe in the outdoors from poison ivy, ticks, stinging nettles, venomous snakes, and more on this 1-mile hike. Free program.

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