Programs and Tours

The Elk Country Visitor Center schedules informative programs for the learning enjoyment of the visiting public. You may want to plan your visit around a program topic that interests you. We also provide educational programs and tours for groups. Please call our Conservation Education Department to schedule your visit at 814-787-5173.

 

November 2016 Weekend Programs at the Elk Country Visitor Center

 


Saturday, November 5th

1:00pm- “Hunters as Conservationists”

Hunting season is here. Would it surprise you to know that hunters are some of our best wildlife conservationists? Come and see this interesting and enlightening presentation on the important role those hunters play in management and conservation, and how that role insures a healthy, and sustainable wildlife population.

 

Sunday, November 6th

1:00pm- “Coyotes of Pennsylvania”

Enjoy an introduction to the life and ecology of the eastern coyote. Learn what makes coyotes unique and allows them to thrive in our rural, suburban, and urban areas.

 

Saturday, November 12th

1:00pm- “Owls of Pennsylvania”

These predators of the sky have unique ability to fly silently while in pursuit of prey. Enjoy an informative presentation about these beautiful birds and their adaptions to their ecosystem.

 

Sunday, November 13th

1:00pm- “All About Elk”

Come and learn about Pennsylvania's elk herd. Learn fascinating facts about their antlers, history, family, and their behavior throughout the year.

 

Saturday, November 19th

1:00pm- “Time for Turkeys”

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Come and learn about the wild bird that Benjamin Franklin wanted to be our national symbol. Follow an informational slideshow while children in the audience can enjoy some wild turkey coloring pages.

 

Sunday, November 20th

1:00pm- “PA Furbearers”

Learn about all the types of furbearing mammals Pennsylvania has to offer. Touch and feel the pelts of each animal as we discuss what makes them all unique. Learn about the fascinating ecology of what we know as the Pennsylvania Fur Bearers.

 

Saturday, November 26th

1:00pm- “All About Antlers”

Everyone is thrilled to when they see huge bull elk with their giant antlers. During this popular program learn many amazing facts about these spectacular weapons of defense. Handle many sets of huge antlers as you participate in an informative follow-up question-answer session.

 

Sunday, November 27th

1:00pm- “Winter Birding”

Come and savor the outdoors with an interactive trail walk and learn some common bird species and tools that birders use to watch and identify them. Come and test out our binoculars and field guides.

 

 

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 15821.  Please use 950 Winslow Hill Road in your navigation system.  For more information call 814-787-5167, or visit us at www.ExperienceElkCountry.com 

 

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 Winslow Hill Road in your navigation system. For more information call 814-787-5167

 

**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.**

 

The Elk Country Visitor Center can accommodate large groups or tours. Call for more information or to schedule your group.

 

The Elk Country Visitor Center is operated by the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, a non-profit 501c(3). We are located at 134 Homestead Drive in Benezette, PA. For more information call 814-787-5167 or visit us at www.ExperienceElkCountry.com.

LOCATION:
Elk Country Visitor Center

950 Winslow Hill Road, Benezette, PA 15821
814-787-5167
Hours:

April – May: Thursday – Monday | 9am – 5pm (closed Tues & Wed)

June - August: 7 days a week 8am – 8pm

September – October: 7 Days a Week | 8am – 8pm
November – December: Thursday – Monday | 9am – 5pm Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

January – March: Saturday & Sunday Only | 9am – 5pm

**Closed Easter Sunday

 

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