Hot Chocolate Walk

Blue Spruce Park - Pavilion #1 1128 Blue Spruce Road, Indiana, PA

Join us for the Indiana County Decathlon Kickoff Event to learn the details of our 7th Annual event series, followed by a winter walk with Barb Hauge or hand feeding the chickadees with Ray Winstead. Bring your sweetheart and warm …

The Great Mississippi River Adventure and Member Luncheon

Blue Spruce Park Lodge 60 Blue Spruce Lodge Road, Indiana, PA

Join us for our trip down the Mississippi River from St. Paul to New Orleans in historic low water conditions. The Mississippi River is 2,350 miles from its source at Lake Itasca, MN down to the Gulf of Mexico. We’ll …

Enjoying Nature Through Photography

Blue Spruce Park Lodge 60 Blue Spruce Lodge Road, Indiana, PA

Local Photographer, Deidre Smith, will be sharing her favorite captures from local parks (and beyond) and sharing tales of her photography adventures. Enjoy snaps of a deer hug, a fish jumping, and a frog in space, along with entertaining photos …

Meet the Mudpuppy!

Blue Spruce Park Lodge 60 Blue Spruce Lodge Road, Indiana, PA

Ed Patterson - The mudpuppy is the second largest salamander found in Indiana County. Although rarely seen, these secretive aquatic creatures have many unique features. In this program we will learn about their status in the county, their habits, habitat …

Eagle Watch at Loyalhanna Dam

Park Office at Loyalhanna Dam 440 Loyalhanna Road, Saltsburg, PA

Lisa Meadows - Come join us to check out the Bald Eagles at Loyalhanna Dam. We will provide binoculars or you can use your binoculars to watch the eagles hanging out in the area. Come for a few minutes or …

Blairsville 1936 Flood Commemoration Walk

Blairsville Veteran's Memorial Park Water St., Blairsville, PA

Join us for an interpretation of the events of the 1936 St. Patrick’s Day Flood with David Janusek & Denise Jennings and a walking history of Blairsville’s lost neighborhood of Riverview. We will also learn about the Army Corps of …

Birding at Yellow Creek State Park

Yellow Creek State Park 170 Rte. 259 Hwy, Penn Run, PA

Roger & Margaret Higbee - We will target the waterfowl migration but also look for winter birds and early spring migrants. Dress warmly.   Click here for 2023 Program Guide: https://www.indianacountyparks.org/downloads/friends-of-the-park/fotp-2023-program-guide.pdf

Spotted Lanternfly – What to Know

Indiana County Conservation District 435 Hamill Road, Indiana, PA

Join Master Gardener Gretchen Barbor for an introduction to an unwanted invasive insect - the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF). Learn how to identify this pest, and what you can do as a homeowner to protect your landscape and gardens. Since its …

Pysanki Eggs With a Twist

Yellow Creek State Park Environmental Learning Center 170 Rte. 259 Hwy, Penn Run, PA

Join Matt Bartus to learn all about the Ukraine Method of dying Easter Eggs, known as Pysanki Eggs. Matt will show participants how to make these eggs using a different method. Participants will learn how to dye eggs using alcohol …

Pysanki Eggs With a Twist

Yellow Creek State Park Environmental Learning Center 170 Rte. 259 Hwy, Penn Run, PA

Join Matt Bartus to learn all about the Ukraine Method of dying Easter Eggs, known as Pysanki Eggs. Matt will show participants how to make these eggs using a different method. Participants will learn how to dye eggs using alcohol …

Health Benefits of Nature Hiking

Blue Spruce Park Lodge 60 Blue Spruce Lodge Road, Indiana, PA

Andrew Browe - Nature hiking offers the health benefits of not only exercise, but also cognitive activity and social interaction, as well as quality of sleep. Dr. Browe is a retired IUP Physiology Professor and will give a presentation based …

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