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  • State Park hosts nature programs, from meteors to animal tracks

  • The following public programs are scheduled in August at Promised Land State Park. Please note the registration information. To register, call (570)676-0567 or e-mail PromisedLandEnvEdSp@pa.gov, or stop at the Park Office.  Please provide your name, phone number, e-mail address, and number of people att...
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  • PROMISED LAND
    State Park hosts nature programs, from meteors to animal tracks
    The following public programs are scheduled in August at Promised Land State Park. Please note the registration information.
    To register, call (570)676-0567 or e-mail PromisedLandEnvEdSp@pa.gov, or stop at the Park Office.  Please provide your name, phone number, e-mail address, and number of people attending.  Please notify them if you later find you CANNOT attend.
    Hug A Tree and Survive
    Friday, August 10
    7 p.m. at Park Auditorium (above Museum; near Deerfield Campground) FREE.
    Bring your family and join volunteers from the Upper Delaware Nordic Ski Patrol to learn how to “Hug-a-Tree and Survive.”  This proven program teaches children how to survive in the woods should they become lost. It was developed to educate children in a select few of the most basic and vital survival principles.
    Furs, Tracks, Scat and Skulls DEMO.                                    
     Saturday, August 11
    4-5 p.m. at Day Use Beach Area near Food Concession; Come anytime between 4 and 5 p.m..
    Meet the Park Naturalist and meet Pennsylvania’s native mammals through furs, skulls, tracks and scat. Learn how to identify animal skulls. Program runs continuously from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m..
    Pennsylvania’s First People- The Lenape                  
    Saturday, August 11
    6:30 p.m. at Park Amphitheater (behind Museum); at Auditorium if weather is inclement FREE.
    Before Europeans arrived on the Eastern seaboard, the Lenape people were living in portions of the Upper Delaware River Valley. Abundant plant and wildlife near the river allowed the Lenape to thrive and prosper. Using artifacts, reproduction tools, clothing and games this hands-on program will discuss the lifestyle of the Lenape and their ancestors. Program presented by Tim Oset, Park Ranger for the National Park Service- Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
    Perseids Meteor Shower Paddle                              
    Saturday, August 11
    8:30 p.m. at lower Parking lot of Day Use Beach Area    
    Usage Fee: $5.00/person to borrow the Park’s Kayaks
    Bring your kayak light, your own kayak or canoe OR borrow one from Promised Land State Park (light included) and join Carissa Longo to paddle and explore the stars.
    The peak of the Perseids Meteor shower is August 12. This is the most reliable meteor shower in the Northern Hemisphere. If you have your own boat, you must have a DCNR Launch permit or Registration from the PAFBC. All participants must wear a U.S.
    Coast Guard approved Type I, II, or III PFD. Registration is necessary. YOU MUST HAVE KAYAK EXPERIENCE TO ATTEND THIS PADDLE.
    Nature Arts and Crafts                                                 
    Every Wednesday until August 29
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Falls Pavilion (no pre-registration necessary) FREE.
    Page 2 of 3 - Join Promised Land State Park Conservation Volunteers for a fun-filled 2 hour natural crafting session. Donations are greatly appreciated. All children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
    Family Fishing Program                               
    Every Wednesday until August 29
    2-5 p.m. at Falls Pavilion.
     Program is FREE, but donations are greatly appreciated.
    Join Ranger Lewandowski and Park Conservation Volunteers for an exciting afternoon of fishing at Promised Land Lake. Program is open to families of all ages and is geared to kids ages 6 – 15. You can bring your own poles, but free equipment and bait will also be provided. This program is sponsored by Promised Land State Park and the PFBC.  Please register.
    Annual Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Festival               
    Saturday, August 18
    10 a.m. -3 p.m. at Historic District (between Pickerel Pt. And Deerfield Campgrounds) FREE.
    This is the 79th Anniversary of the establishment of the Civilian Conservation Corps
    (CCC) camp S-139 at Promised Land State Park. This year, we are expanding the CCC Reunion into a Festival which celebrates the tremendous work and influence of the CCC in Pennsylvanian and the United States. Spend the day with CCC boys. The event will feature Historian Peter Osborne, blacksmithing, CCC history, art, music, kid’s crafts, face painting, Smokey Bear, Woodsy Owl and so much more. Both the Masker Museum and CCC Blacksmith shop will be open at 10 am. Pick up a full schedule for the day at Park Office.   Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl will be touring all of the Park Campgrounds starting at 12:30 p.m. on August 18.
    Snow Shanty Loop Hike                             
    Sunday, August 19
    10 am at Snow Shanty Boat Launch (off of Pickerel Point Road) Beat the afternoon heat.  Join Park Volunteer Sherree McCollum for an enjoyable an approximately two mile hike on Snow Shanty loop trail. Hike will meet at Snow Shanty Boat launch and proceed on to Snow Shanty trail to Burley Inlet trail to Boundary Trail. Please bring water and wear sturdy shoes (no flip flops).  Pre-registration is encouraged.
    Going GREEN- Camping
    Saturday, August 25
    4-5 p.m. at Day Use Beach Area (Program runs continuously from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.) Stop and meet the Park Naturalist between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to learn more about making your vacation a bit more GREEN.  See some cool new eco-friendly camping products that are out there and some simple techniques for making your camping experience more “green.”
    Introduction to Kayaking                                                  
    Saturday, August 25
    6-7:30 p.m. at lower Parking lot of Day Use Beach Area         
    Usage Fee: $5.00/person to borrow the Park’s Kayaks
    Bring your own kayak or canoe OR borrow one from Promised Land State Park and join Carissa Longo to learn how to paddle.  Program will provide an introduction to paddling, kayak safety and information on gear.  It is for beginners ONLY. After the introduction, we will embark on the lake. If you have your own canoe or kayak, you must have a DCNR Launch permit or Registration from the PFBC. All participants must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved Type I, II, or III PFD.  Registration is necessary.
    Page 3 of 3 - Please follow registration instructions on page 1 and let us know if you need to borrow Park equipment.
    STAR PARTY Saturday, August 25
    9 p.m. at Park Auditorium (above Park Museum; before Deerfield Campground) Join the Lackawanna Astronomical Society for a star party.  This program will include a celestial slide show and telescope observations of the night sky (weather permitting) in the field near Deerfield Campground. Please bring a blanket or camp chair. Flashlights are welcome, but they will be covered with red film.  Free.  No pre-registration required. If weather is severe, program will include slide show only.
    For a listing of the Park’s Environmental Education events, please check the DCNR online calendar of events.  Go to www.visitPAparks.com click on Calendar and choose Promised Land.
    If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the PA Bureau of State Parks:
    1-888-PA-PARKS (voice);1-888-537-7294 (TTY);  717-558-2711 (local or international TTY); 711 (ATandT Relay Services)  This publication text is available in alternative formats.  With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.
     

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