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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.

Weekend Programs at the Elk Country Visitors Center January 2022

January 1st, CLOSED Happy New Year!

January 2nd, First Hike of the New Year, 2 PM

Join our staff as we hike the trails at the elk country visitors center. Learn about our property and about other hiking opportunities in Elk Country!

January 8th, Elk Basics, 2 PM

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!

January 9th, Wildlife Tracks, 2 PM

When walking through snow or mud in elk country you may look down and see animal tracks. Join our staff as we identify tracks and the animals they belong to.

January 15th, Elk Antlers, 2 PM

Join our staff as we discuss the growth cycle and the importance of elk antlers.

January 16th, Black Bear, 2 PM

Join us for an informative presentation as we learn many fascinating facts about one of Pennsylvania’s largest mammals. Learn about their physiology, life cycle, and some interesting information about their den sites. Did you know the average lifespan for a black bear is around 10 years, though they can live upward of 30 years in the wild?

January 22nd, Elk Explanations, 2 PM

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? Join our staff at the Elk Country Visitor Center to find the answers to these questions and more!

January 23rd, Bobcat, 2 PM

The illusive bobcat is a very interesting animal. Join our staff as we learn a little more about this secretive cat.

January 29th, Elk Talk, 2 PM

Join us in learning about the variety of ways elk communicate. You will learn how to accurately distinguish vocal calls of elk and recognize non-vocal communication while learning how to safely view elk in Elk Country.

January 30th, State Symbols, 2 PM

Pennsylvania has many state symbols. Join our staff to learn some fun facts about each of these fascinating state symbols of our state.

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