Clarence Schock Memorial Park at Governor Dick

Events & Programs

​​​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.



Summer Story Forest Family Program
July 26, 10:30 a.m.

We'll read a good book together and then we'll take a hike that's fun and explores more of what we read in our story.  Great for all ages! 


Mindfulness Hike

July 27, 8:00 a.m.

(For the early risers)  Savor summer, de-stress, and connect with nature on this calming mindfulness hike. Join bio-medical scientist and mindfulness practitioner Deborah Early, PhD as you draw on aspects of the foundations of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing. Practice being present in the moment and explore the outdoors by engaging with your senses.  Wear close-toed shoes and bring water for this half-mile walk.  Adults and children over 10 years welcome.  The cost is $3 per person.  Please remember to register.  The cost is $3 per person.


​Nature Journaling: Exploring the Treetops

July 27, 1:00 p.m.  

​We're not actually going to be IN the treetops, but we will be taking a different look at the majestic trees and learning to capture them in our journals.   We'll feel like we've been high in the canopy of the forest.  Bring your own journal.  Color supplies will be provided for your use.  For adults and children over the age of 8.


Summer Nocturne

July 27, 6:30 p.m.  RAIN DATE August 3
We'll gather at the Environmental Center for a hike to the tower where we'll enjoy a campfire ,  roast turkey dogs and marshmallows, hear a storyteller, and just have some relaxing fun in the evening forest.  ​The cost is $3 per person or $10 per family.  Please register so we can plan for enough refreshments.


Golden Eagle Hikers

July 28, 1:30 p.m.

​Enjoy a more relaxed pace on this hike of 2 to 3 miles in good company through the summer forest.  There are rocks and hills so be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring water.  This is for hikers over the age of 50. 


Music on the Porch
August 4, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Bring your favorite stringed instrument and join our bluegrass jam held on the Environmental Center's porch (weather permitting).  Singing along is encouraged!


Summer Story Forest Family Program

August 9, 10:30 a.m.

Let's share a book together and then explore the forest with activities related to our story.  There are always discoveries to be made!


Mindfulness Hike
August 9, 8:00 a.m.

Savor summer, de-stress, and connect with nature on this calming mindfulness hike. Join bio-medical scientist and mindfulness practitioner Deborah Early, PhD as you draw on aspects of the foundations of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing. Practice being present in the moment and explore the outdoors by engaging with your senses.  Wear close-toed shoes and bring water for this half-mile walk.  Adults and children over 10 years welcome.  The cost is $3 per person.  Please remember to register.


2nd Saturday Volunteer Work Morning

August 10, 9:00 a.m. to Noon


Mindfulness Hike

August 15, 3:00 p.m.

(See description above.)   The cost is $3 per person.  Please remember to register.


Fitness Hike
August 18, 8:00 a.m.
This is a faster paced 4 to 6 miles.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.


Butterfly Walk

August 18, 1:30 p.m.

Join us as we search the woods and meadows of the park for Butterflies!  Learn about their habits, food preferences, and key features for identification.  Please be prepared for a short hike and lots of looking.  There is no charge for this event but numbers are limited and you must register to participate.


Summer Story Forest Family Program

August 23, 10:30 a.m.

This is the last Story Forest for the summer and you're invited!  We'll share a book together and then bring it to life on the trail.  


Mindfulness Hike

August 24, 1:00 p.m.

Savor summer, de-stress, and connect with nature on this calming mindfulness hike. Join bio-medical scientist and mindfulness practitioner Deborah Early, PhD as you draw on aspects of the foundations of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing. Practice being present in the moment and explore the outdoors by engaging with your senses.  Wear close-toed shoes and bring water for this half-mile walk.  Adults and children over 10 years welcome.  The cost is $3 per person.  Please remember to register.

Golden Eagle Hikers

​August 25, 1:30 p.m.

This hike is for folks over the age of 50 who want to get some exercise on our trails, but not at a breakneck pace.  We'll cover 2 to 3 miles at a more relaxed pace in good company.