Friday, July 24
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – MOON ROCKS – Join the Park Naturalist to learn about the moon and then go in search of your very own moon rock to decorate. Meet at the Beach Concession Stand.
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM – EXPLORING THE NIGHT SKY – Join Tom Traub, Project Director for the Martz Observatory, and learn the essentials of stargazing. We’ll be trying out the park’s telescope to discover where and when to look for meteor showers, planets and deep sky objects. If you have a telescope gathering dust, bring it out and get some tips on using it from an expert. Meet the park naturalist at the Beach. Remember to bring a jacket and flashlight. (In case of rain program will be held indoors at the Beach Concession Stand)
Saturday, July 25
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – CRITTER SCENCE INVESTIGATION – Do you have what it takes to be on a team of nature detectives, solving Chapman crimes, by examining evidence? Join us on a trek to look for clues and evidence of a wildlife crime that occurred in the park. Meet at the Amphitheater.
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – THE AMERICAN BLACK BEAR – Black bears are frequently sighted in Pennsylvania. Join Dave Donachy, a Wildlife Conservation Officer with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, to find out some tips for sharing the woods with these wild neighbors. Meet at the Amphitheater. Pavilion #4 in case of rain.
Tuesday, July 28 – Thursday, July 30
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – DISCOVER E: OUTDOOR EXPLORERS – Children ages 6 to 8 will explore the outdoors and discover what critters live on land and in the air and water at Chapman State Park. They will collect and study insects, take part in a stream safari, and take a camouflage hike. Games and crafts will add to their adventures. The program fee is $15 per child. Class size is limited to 12 participants. Please register and pay for your child/children by July 21, 2015. Call the park office at 814-723-0250 or stop in to request a registration form.
“Non-Denomination Chapel Service” – Non-denominational worship service held in the Park Amphitheater.
What: Worship Service
When: Sunday mornings
Time: 10:00 AM
Where: Park Amphitheater, Chapman State Park, 4790 Chapman Dam Road, Clarendon,
Who: Open to the pubic
If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With adequate notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs. For more information about the Bureau of State Parks, visit BSP directly at visitpaparks.com.
MEDIA CONTACT: Jen Moore, 814-723-0259.