Weekend Programs

The education team here at the Keystone Elk Country Alliance works to educate on all levels. Whether you are a student, a teacher, or a curious visitor we have something for you! We offer educational weekend programs every Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. These programs aren’t just about elk; they cover numerous topics from beavers and black bears to maple syrup making and hiking. We also frequently host guest speakers from the PA Game Commission, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and other conservation organizations. On top of all that, we find special joy in the changing of the seasons and holidays. We often have special events during these times, like our Earth Day Celebration, Halloween Extravaganza, and Christmas Ornament Series.

If you are interested in being a part of all the fun that happens here at the Elk Country Visitor Center, then keep an eye on our calendar of events for everything we offer each month! You can also find event information on Facebook, Instagram, and elkcountryvisitorcenter.com.

Elk Country Visitor Center

March 2023 Weekend Programs


Saturday, March 4th, 2pm Elk Basics

New to learning about elk? Join us for the basic breakdown as we learn about elk history, elk ecology and Elk behavior. Are you a seasoned “Elkspert?” We bet you’ll learn something new too!

Sunday, March 5th, 2pm Maple Syrup

Have you ever wondered how maple syrup was made? Or have you ever wondered where it came from? If you answered “yes” to either one of these questions, then you should come to the Elk Country Visitors Center. Mike Wittman, a local expert, with 40 years of experience will lead us through the process. You will see how the sap is collected and learn many interesting facts.

Saturday, March 11th, 2pm Elk Explanations

New to learning about elk? Join us for the basic breakdown as we learn about elk history, elk ecology, and elk behavior. Are you a seasoned “Elkspert?” We bet you’ll learn something new, too! Have burning questions about elk? Wondering how elk are managed? Perhaps you have a question on their favorite foods of habitat? Maybe you’d like to know how long they live or when calving season is? Join our staff at the Elk Country Visitor Center to find the answers to these questions and more!

Sunday, March 12th, 2pm Cool Clovers

Clovers are unique and useful plant that is so common you probably have it growing in your backyard right now. It is also a favorite food of elk! You may even know it as its holiday name “Shamrock!” What you may not know is how it got that name in the first place or its amazing abilities to heal the environment!

Saturday, March 18th, 2pm PGC Tom Keller “Introduction of Pine Marten”

Did you hear about the Pine Marten and its possible reintroduction to Pennsylvania? If you have, and would like to know more, then come down to the Elk Country Visitor Center! The Keystone Elk Country Alliance is hosting the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s furbearer biologist, Tom Keller, and his talk on the Pine Marten reintroduction. It will be highly informative and will be an amazing opportunity to learn and witness new, wildlife history in the making.

Sunday, March 19th, 2pm Deer Family

“Moose, Elk, Caribou, and Whitetail Oh My!” The Deer family has quite a few members! Join our staff as we learn about the elk and their many cousins that live in North America. You are sure to learn something new along the way!

Saturday, March 25th, 2pm PA River Otter

Join us for an overview of one of our most fascinating furbearers! From the river otter decline to the successful reintroduction in the Keystone state, you will be sure to learn some new information during this program!

Sunday, March 26th, 2pm Elk Walk and Talk

Join a staff member as we walk the trails around the Elk Country Visitor Center. Learn many interesting facts about the property and wildlife that often inhabit these fields. We will be covering topics such as what elk eat, where they spend their time, and how each season brings something different.


If you have any questions, please call the Conservation Education Department at (814) 787-5173.