Park at Governor Dick

Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick Environmental Center

                             Mt Gretna Pa          717-964-3808   

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Nature Rx - Saturday, June 23, 9:00 a.m.

​LivingWell NatureRx is a guided experiential opportunity designed to inspire people to explore nature as a way to renew their mind, body and spirit. NatureRx is more than simply a walk in the woods! This program helps people utilize natural environments in their local community to relieve stress and improve well-being. When people spend time in natural settings and are encouraged to literally "come to their senses", they can release physical tension, find peace of mind, and improve their outlook on life. This is also a great way to meet new people and connect with others who are looking for new ways to improve their wellness.
(In partnership with Living Well Institute, Hershey, and WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon)

Backyard Biologists: One Small Square of Forest - Saturday, June 23, 1:00 p.m.
Calling all nature detectives!  What is going on out there in the woods?  You will search for clues to how the woods work, who lives in your one small square, and why it is good to live there.  You'll gain an understanding of forest ecology and even be able to tell someone what "ecology" means.  This is a family program for all ages.  $10 per family.

Golden Eagle Hikers - Sunday, June 24, 1:30 p.m.  Meet at the route 117 lot!

This hike is for folks over the age of 50.  We will be meeting at the route 117 parking lot and hiking about 3 miles.  Bring water.  There will be rocks and hills.

Firefly Fun - Friday, June 29, 8:00 p.m.

We all know those flashing lights in the evening are fireflies, but why do they do that?  What do fireflies eat?  Do their babies glow, too?  We'll explore the fascinating life cycle of the firefly, Pennsylvania's state insect.  Wear shoes good for walking on a stony trail.  $10 per family.

A Snake's Birthday - Saturday, June 30, 1:00 p.m.

Snoop is turning 3!  We'll celebrate with her, play games, and eat cupcakes!  Oh!  Have you ever sung Happy Birthday to a snake?  You will today!  Registration is required so that we'll have enough cupcakes.


Fitness Hike - Sunday, July 1, 8:00 a.m.
This is a faster-paced 4 to 6 miles to give you a bit of a workout.

Music on the Porch - Sunday, July 1, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a pleasant afternoon of bluegrass and old country-style music.  If you're a musician, bring your stringed instrument and join in.

Ant Antics - Saturday, July 7, 2:00 p.m.
​Did you know ants talk to each other by touching their antennae together?  Did you know a worker ant can lift 50 times its own weight?  Did you know many plants in the forest won't grow without the help of ants?  They are fascinating creatures when they're not being a pest at your picnic.  By the way, we'll learn what foods ants prefer to eat.  Family program, children 3 and up $5.

Summer Story Forest - Friday, July 13, 10:30 a.m.
We'll read a nature book together and then take a walk to learn more and have fun in the forest.  This interactive, hands-on program is for children of all ages.  Dress for the outdoors.


Board Meetings


7:15 pm

January 18, 2018

February 15, 2018

March 15, 2018

April 19, 2018

May 10, 2018

June 21, 2018

July 19, 2018

August 16, 2018

September 20, 2018

October 25, 2018

November 15, 2018

December - No Meeting

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