Events & Programs

Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick

​​​​​THE CENTER  IS OPEN Wednesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.  Trails are open dawn to dusk.


In Search of the Pawpaw!

September 28, 1:00 p.m.

Take a pawpaw walk and learn how to identify the tree and the fruit.  You'll enjoy hearing what insects rely on the pawpaw and benefit from it and how pawpaws clone themselves.  And more!


The Art of Flint Knapping

October 5, 11:00 a.m. 

How did the early peoples make tools from stone?  Watch as flintknapper Mike Whorley, Jr., makes a rock into an arrowhead, spear tip, or ax.  Learn what rock is best and learn how to shape that rock.


Teddy Bear Hike

October 5, 1:00 p.m.

Families are invited to bring their teddy bears (or other favorite stuffed animal) out for an autumn hike in the forest.  Along the way we'll play games and learn about a real bear, Pennsylvania's black bear.


Music on the Porch

October 6, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the fall weather as bluegrass pickers delight your ears.  Pickers are welcome!  


Walk in Penn's Woods

October 6, 1:30 p.m.

Celebrate this statewide-event by taking a hike to the tower to learn a little bit about tree identification and invasive plants and insects that are causing Penn's Woods many problems.  We'll be on the lookout for migrating birds and year-round residents of the forest.  Receive a tree identification guide (while supplies last) and a tree seedling to take on the hike and plant along the way.


Toddlers in Tow:  Go Batty!

October 11, 10 a.m.

Children ages 2 to 5 years will enjoy learning about our only flying mammal.  They're creepy looking, but they are very beneficial.  Find out about their lifestyles and what you can do to help bats.


The Year of the Tree Family Program

October 12, 10:30 a.m.

Families are invited to learn all about trees during one of the best seasons to be looking at trees. 


Fitness Hike

October 13, 8:00 a.m.

This is a faster paced hike of 4 to 6 miles.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.


Family Night Hike

October 26, 6:00 p.m.

Families will experience the Governor Dick forest as the night rises.  The use of flashlights will be discouraged so that your eyes stay adjusted to the dim light.  Group size is limited so register EARLY.


Golden Eagle Hikers

​October 27, 1:30 p.m.

​This hike of 2 to 3 miles is for hikers over the age of 50.  We go at a gentler pace to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest.  There are rocks and hills so make sure you can handle the rougher terrain.