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.


Toddlers in Tow:  Animals in Winter

November 8, 10:00 a.m.

What do animals do to make it through the winter when it's cold and there isn't as much food?  Children ages 2 to 5 years are invited to learn about animal adaptations and strategies that help them survive the winter season.

Fitness Hike

November 10, 8:00 a.m.
Give your heart and body a good workout with a fast-paced hike of 4 to 6 miles.  Enjoy the autumn weather, the brisk pace, and the company of other hikers.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

Seeds on Weeds
November 16, 1:00 p.m.

​This walk focuses on the many different types of seeds that we can find on plants at this time of year.  It's another way to learn to tell plants apart and to recognize them.  It's also really handy for the seeds to have so many ways to disperse and get away from the parent plant.

National Take a Hike Day Hike

November 17, 1:30 p.m.

​Join thousands of hikers across the United States that will get outside and enjoy a day of hiking.  We'll cover about 5 miles of beautiful trails here, and remember the legacy Clarence Schock left for all of us to enjoy.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

9th Annual Bouldering Competition

November 23, 8:00 a.m.   RAIN DATE November 24.
 Go to​ to register.

Golden Eagle Hikers Final Hike

November 24, 1:30 p.m.

Calling all hikers over the age of 50!  This is the last hike of 2019 (already!) so come on out for a leisurely 2 to 3 miles in good company and beautiful forest.  There are hills and rocks so wear sturdy shoes.

Christmas Music by the Fireplace
December 1, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Join our monthly bluegrass jam and share a bit of the holiday spirit.  In addition to traditional bluegrass songs there'll be songs to celebrate the season!  Pickers are welcome.

The Environmental Center will close for the winter on December 1 at 5:00 p.m. through February except for special programs.