Park at Governor Dick

Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick Environmental Center

                             Mt Gretna Pa          717-964-3808   


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Fitness Hike - Sunday, October 1, 9:00 a.m.

Don't miss the beauty of the autumn woods!  Join us on this fast-paced 4- to 6-mile hike.

Music on the Porch - Sunday, October 1, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Bring your stringed instrument and play and sing along at our monthly bluegrass music jam.  Or come to simply enjoy the music and the outdoors.  Bring a lawn chair.

Hands On Nature Toddler Walk - Thursday, October 5, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Children 5 and under are welcome to bring their parents, grandparents, or other caregivers for a walk in the woods to explore what autumn is all about.  Sensory activities, movement, and quiet observation will encourage your child to observe and to explore the wonderful outdoors.

Full Moon Hike - Friday, October 6, 7:00 p.m.
We'll hike about 3 miles in the moonlit splendor of an autumn forest.  There will be hills and rocks so be sure to wear sturdy shoes.  You may bring a flashlight, but as long as the footing is good, use of them will be discouraged so we can experience the nighttime woods to its fullest.

Autumn Mushrooms with Bill Russell - Sunday, October 8, 1:00 p.m.
Meet the author of the mushroom field guide for Pennsylvania and surrounding areas and learn to identify some of the many different mushrooms that grace the forest and fields.  We'll begin in the Environmental Center with slides of various species.  Then we'll trek outdoors with Bill to find and identify what's growing.  $5 per person.

Wednesday Wings & Things - Wednesday, October 11, 10:30 a.m.

We never know what we'll find on a walk outdoors, and we'll tune our senses in to the frequency of the forest.  This nature walk will take us 2 miles, and we'll look for signs of autumn.

2nd Saturday Volunteer Work Day - Saturday, October 14, 9:00 -11:00 a.m.

This is our final work morning!  We'll make sure the trails are in good shape as well as the gardens around the Center.

Hands On Nature Toddler Walk - Thursday, October 19, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

This is a nature discovery walk for children ages 5 and under.

Toddlers in Tow - Friday, October 20, 10:00 a.m.

Children ages 2 to 5 are invited to explore the forest with interesting investigations and activities that will sharpen their observation skills.

Autumn Teddy Bear Hike - Sunday, October 22, 2:00 p.m.

Bring your favorite teddy bear for a fun hike to the Tower and to learn about Pennsylvania's black bear along the way.  We'll play games and have a bear-ish snack.  $5 per child.


Board Meetings


7:15 pm

January 12, 2017

February 16, 2017

March 16, 2017

April 20, 2017

May 11, 2017

June 22, 2017

July 20, 2017

August 17, 2017

September 21, 2017

October 12, 2017

November 16, 2017

December - No Meeting

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