Elk Country Visitor Center: June Educational Programs | New

Free educational programs are offered to the public on Saturdays and Sundays at the Elk Country Visitor Center, located at 950 Winslow Hill Road, Benezette. Here is a list of programs scheduled for June, provided by Conservation Education Coordinator Ben Porkolab.

Elk Walk and Talk: Join the staff as they walk the trails around the Elk Country Visitor Center. Learn many interesting facts about the property and the wildlife that often inhabit the fields. Topics will include what elk eat, where they spend their time and how each season brings something different.

Elk Explained: Join the staff for a basic breakdown of elk history, elk ecology and elk behavior. Participants’ questions will be answered.

Saturday June 11, 2 p.m.

Elk Calves: Most elk give birth in the first week of June. Join the staff to learn about elk calves, calving season, behavior and safe viewing tips during this time of year.

Insect Identification: Have you ever seen an insect and wondered if it was dangerous to you or your garden? Join the staff to find out by learning tips on insect identification. A pinned collection of Pennsylvania insects will be on display.

Archery Basics: Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking to practice a bit or a beginner looking to learn how to shoot, join the team at the archery range. This event is weather permitting.

Elk Country Escape Room: In this free escape room, biologist Molly Werner has gone missing and the staff need help finding her. The program will run every half hour from noon to 2 p.m. Pre-registration is available by calling 814-787-5173.

Saturday June 25, 2 p.m.

Wonderful Wood Ducks: Join the staff to learn how to identify wood ducks, what their habitat looks like, why they are here, and how you can help the wood duck population.

Archery Basics: Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking to practice a bit or a beginner looking to learn how to shoot, join the team at the archery range. This event is weather permitting.

Toya J. Bell