MOUNT JEWETT — Fall colors bring breathtaking beauty to Kinzua Bridge State Park and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) invites residents to take part in a variety of environmental education programs and events throughout the month of October.
Join Karon Croyle from the Central PA Mushroom Club on a hike around the park looking for favorite fungi. The “Mushroom Walk” will start at 1 p.m. on Oct. 12 near the main entrance to the Visitor Center. Make sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
From 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the Visitor Center classroom, the Project WILD Educator Workshop will take place, an award-winning curriculum for educators K-12. Act 48 hours are available for participation in this workshop.
Next, join Bart Barton and the Twin Tiers Camera Club at 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 for a night-time photo shoot at the bottom of the Gorge.
Those interested in “The Milky Way & The Skywalk” will meet in the Visitor Center classroom. The club is asking for a $35 donation to register for this shoot, which is limited to seven people over the age of 18. Call 814-778-5467 to reserve a spot for this program.
At 1 p.m. on Oct. 26, all ages are invited to join “Outdoor Photography with Rocky Holland.” Join Holland for tips and tricks to getting great outdoor photos. This group will meet in the Visitor Center classroom.
Then, at noon on Oct. 27, meet near the Visitor Center classroom for “Fall Leaves” to learn why leaves change color in the fall and why trees lose their leaves before winter, while doing a nature craft.
Entering from the main entrance, the Visitor Center classroom will be to the left, at the end of the hall and to the right.
Call the park office for details at 814-778-5467.