CHEST AND WHITE TOWNSHIPS, CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — There are several upcoming environmental education programs at Prince Gallitzin State Park that you won’t want to miss!
On Saturday, May 18, at 8:30 p.m., the park is hosting a Full Moon Walk. People will meet on Headache Hill and walk around the orchards behind the hill. There will be some flashlights available for people to borrow, but people are encouraged to bring their own flashlights. The relatively easy walk is almost one mile long.
On Sunday, May 19, at 11 a.m., the park is having a Wildflower Walk. The community is invited to take a walk, looking at various flowers that are blooming. Anyone interested is asked to meet at Muskrat Beach Access #1.
On Monday, May 20, at 7 a.m., the community is invited to a Morning Bird Walk. Community members can spend the morning looking and listening for the various birds that are found in the park. The walk is open to everyone of different experience levels. Some binoculars will be available. Anyone interested in participating can meet at Muskrat Access #3.
On Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m., a park naturalist is giving a presentation on the Woodpeckers of Pennsylvania. People can learn about what makes these birds so unique and how to identify them throughout the state. Anyone interested can meet in the conference room in the rear of the park office.
On Sunday, May 26, the park is hosting a Nature Table: Fishing Day event. The park naturalist at Pickerel Pond will be talking about how people can cast a line and how to make a fish-related craft. People can show up at the Pickerel Pond Access anytime from 2 to 3 p.m.
On Monday, May 27, the park is hosting a Discovery Hike. The community is invited to a leisurely hike along Point Trail. The walk is almost 3 miles. People are encouraged to wear good shoes and to bring water. Anyone interested can meet at Point Trailhead at 9 a.m.
Also on Monday, May 27, there will be a Nature Table: Wildlife Clues and Scavenger Hunt event. People can meet with the park naturalist to learn about animals clues and a fun nature-themed scavenger hunt. This event will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
All park programs are free and open to the public.