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Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

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March 2020

Free

Bird Box Volunteer Work Day and Training

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, 500 Kings Gap Road
Carlisle, PA 17015 United States
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Are you interested in helping or learning more about birds? Become a Bird Box Volunteer at Kings Gap by attending this training! Volunteers regularly check and record activity at assigned boxes during the nesting season. As a bird box volunteer, you will be part of the PA State Park Cavity Nesting Program, whose aim is to provide habitat for declining cavity-nesting populations, like bluebirds. Volunteers record information on eggs, young, nest building, and more. Data sheets and guidance provided. Meet…

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April 2020

Free

College Volunteer Day

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, 500 Kings Gap Road
Carlisle, PA 17015 United States
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Kings Gap needs volunteer help to clear brush and rake leaves left from the Hazardous Tree Removal Project! Meet at the Education Building. Anyone is welcome, and college students and groups are particularly encouraged to attend. Lunch provided! Pre-registration required. To register, email: ojansen@pa.gov

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Experience a Spring Night – Families and Children

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kings Gap Pine Plantation Use Area, 500 Kings Gap Road
Carlisle, 17015
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Join us to experience the wonders of a forest pool. Before exploring, we’ll learn about some of the amphibians you will be searching for. Bring flashlights for this night experience! Wear footwear suitable for walking in wet areas and long pants to protect your legs. This free program begins at the Pine Plantation Use Area and is recommended for ages six and older. If weather is questionable, call 717-486-3799 for information.

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Earth Day Workday

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, 500 Kings Gap Road
Carlisle, PA 17015 United States
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Come out and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by volunteering in our park! We need help to clear leaves and brush on the Mansion lawn. Lunch provided. Pre-registration required for lunch. For more information or to register. email: ojansen@pa.gov

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Susquehanna Valley Orienteering Meet

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, 500 Kings Gap Road
Carlisle, PA 17015 United States
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Orienteering is the skill of finding your way on a course using a map and compass. Join members of the Susquehanna Valley Orienteering Club for an orienteering competition. Intended for those more experienced with orienteering. Compasses will be available for rent. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $5 for SVO, DVOA, QOC, QPOC members; $10 for non-members. Compass rentals: $1 For questions or more information please contact: furlong47@hotmail.com

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Orienteering for Beginners

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, 500 Kings Gap Road
Carlisle, PA 17015 United States
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Orienteering is the skill of finding your way on a course using a map and compass. Join members of the Susquehanna Valley Orienteering Club to discover more about this sport. Receive instruction on the basics of compass use and map reading. Participants will explore a beginners’ level orienteering course. Loaner compasses will be available. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. For questions or more information please contact: furlong47@hotmail.com

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Arbor Day Hike

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, 500 Kings Gap Road
Carlisle, PA 17015 United States
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Arbor Day Hike Celebrate Arbor Day with a hike through the forest. Along the way, we will identify local trees and the explore some of their unique characteristics. Expect uneven terrain, bring water and appropriate footwear on this 1 -2 mile hike. Hike will begin with a planting. For more information, contact: ra-nrspkingees@pa.gov or (717) 486 3799.

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Experience a Spring Night – Adults Only

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kings Gap Pine Plantation Use Area, 500 Kings Gap Road
Carlisle, 17015
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Join us to experience the wonders of a forest pool. Before exploring, we’ll learn about some of the amphibians you will be searching for. Bring flashlights for this night experience! Wear footwear suitable for walking in wet areas and long pants to protect your legs. This free program begins at the Pine Plantation Use Area and is intended for adults. If weather is questionable, call 717-486-3799 for information.

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