There’s always something interesting going on in Elk Country, outdoors and inside our brand new Visitor Center. We stay busy informing, educating and even entertaining our guests all year long. Here are some of the latest events to make a note of:
Weekend Programs 2013
Saturday March 1: “Spotted and Striped Skunks of Pennsylvania”. This slideshow will explain the differences and similarities of these two sub-species of PA wildlife. The program will provide a comparative analysis of their habitat range, diet, behaviors, defense mechanisms, and general life cycles. “Skunk” coloring sheets and a “skunk track-tracing” activity will be offered to the youngsters following the presentation. (1:00 in Discovery Room).
Saturday March 8: “Elk Antlers”. Hear everything you ever wanted to know about elk antlers! Experience a tactile adventure as you handle several different sets of antlers while learning many fascinating facts about them, such as elk antlers are one of the world’s fastest growing living tissue. (1:00 in Discovery Room).
Saturday March 15: “Bluebird Box Construction”. It’s time to prepare for the arrival of the bluebirds! Be a part of this great conservation project as the Keystone Elk Country Alliance teams with the PGC for this interactive program. Enjoy an informative program on bluebirds, then participate in constructing your own “make and take” bluebird box. These kits have been generously donated by The Game Commission. Extra hammers and screwdrivers are not required, but are appreciated! (1:00 in Discovery Room).
Saturday March 29: “Ospreys and Eagles”. Enjoy an informative PowerPoint on these majestic birds of prey, which have made a comeback to our area. Learn about their unique physiology, life cycles, and migratory patterns as you appreciate this Pennsylvania conservation success story. (1:00 p.m. in Discovery Room).
The Elk Country Visitor Center is operated by the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization. We are located at 134 Homestead Drive, Benezette, PA . Please use 950 Winslow Hill Road in your navigation system. For more information call 814-787-5167, or visit us at www.ExperienceElkCountry.com.
**Please no Pets on the trails or on the Center grounds.
Please leave them at home for their safety and the safety
of our wildlife.**
4D Story Theater Shows (approximately 22 minutes)
Admission: $3.00 | Under 5 years: Free
Theater runs on the hour and half hour.
Searching for an exciting new way to see elk? Horse drawn wagon/sleigh rides will take place at the center on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting, elk are often seen on property.
To ensure your space on the person wagon, call the day prior 814-787-5167 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 814-787-5167 end_of_the_skype_highlighting to reserve a spot!