Stream program and Meet the Trees Walk this weekend at Sinnemahoning

Nick Micsky, the newest member of the Sinnemahoning State Park education staff, will lead a “Meet the Trees” Nature Walk at 9 a.m. July 19. Meet at the campground amphitheater.

AUSTIN — Spend some time outdoors learning about the woods and waters of Pennsylvania this weekend at Sinnemahoning State Park.

During Underwater Wonders on Saturday, with two sessions to be held from 1:30-2:15 p.m. and 2:30-3:15 p.m., participants will wade into the cool water to learn about crayfish and other creek dwellers. Goggles, nets and containers will be provided. All ages are welcome. Parents will need to assist younger children. Limit of 12 people per session. The event is located at the 40 Maples Day Use Area.

Also, a PBS Nature video, “An Original Duck-umentary,” will be shown from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the campground amphitheater. The film features dozens of duck species as they waddle, glide, dive, and dabble their way into your heart. The film will be cancelled if it rains. All are welcome.

A nature walk called Meet the Trees will take place from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Join the new park naturalist, Nick Micsky, and get to know the local trees. Learn quick tips to identify 10 common trees of Sinnemahoning, then take a short walk with Micsky to practice. All ages are welcome. There is a limit of 15 people. Meet at the campground amphitheater.

To mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19, until further notice, all programs at Sinnemahoning State Park will be held outdoors, will be limited to 25 people or less, and will follow social-distancing guidelines. All participants must have a face mask in their possession and wear it at times when social distancing cannot be maintained.

To pre-register for a program, or for more information, visit the DCNR Calendar of Events at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov. For assistance with online registration, call the park office 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk.

For accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, contact the park. With at least seven days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

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