Public Programs

 

The Elk Country Visitor Center’s dedicated conservation education department schedules informative and interactive programs for the learning enjoyment of the visiting public. In particular, the center hosts weekend programs on various wildlife topics—from elk to birding activities—that are at no cost to visitors. Please review the following schedule to find a weekend program that interests you!

Elk Country Visitor Center

April 2022 Weekend Programs

Saturday April 2nd, 2pm, Elk Basics

New to learning about elk, join us for the basic breakdown as we learn about elk history, elk ecology and elk behavior. Are you a seasoned “Elkspert?” We bet you’ll learn something new too!

Sunday April 3rd, 2pm, All About Trout

Welcome to the opening day of trout season. Join our educational department for an informative program on the various species of trout found in our mountain streams and lakes. Learn all about the rainbow trout, brown trout, and, of course, our state fish, the brook trout. Great activity for families with young children.

Sunday April 10th, 12pm, Elk Country Escape Room

Escape rooms are all the rage these days and our staff has designed their own! Think you have what it takes to escape. In this free escape room our elk biologist Molly Werner has gone missing and we need you to help search her office for clues to her whereabouts. The program will run every half hour from 12-2pm and is free of charge. You can pre-register by emailing KECAConEdSp@windstream.net or by calling 814-787-5173

Saturday April 16th, 2pm, KECA First Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Join our staff at the center to find some plastic easter eggs. Eggs will be hidden on the grounds and along trails for participants to find. A variety of treats and prizes will be found within them!

Sunday April 17th, Happy Easter

We hope you and your family have a happy Easter holiday!

Saturday April 23rd, 2pm, Earth Day/Wildflowers

Happy Earth Day!! Come join our staff and learn about some of the wildflowers you may see visiting elk country. Attendees will receive a PA Wildflower Seed packet to take home!
Sunday April 24th, 2pm, Elk Explanations

New to learning about elk? Join us for the basic breakdown as we learn about elk history, elk ecology, and elk behavior. Are you a seasoned “Elkspert?” We bet you’ll learn something new, too! Have burning questions about elk? Wondering how elk are managed? Perhaps you have a question on their favorite foods or habit? Maybe you’d like to know how long they live or when calving season is? Join our staff at the Elk Country Visitor Center to find the answers to these questions and more!

Saturday April 30th, 2pm, Turkey Talk

Turkey Season is right around the corner. Join our staff as we talk about turkeys. Some of the areas that will be discussed are the turkey’s identification, diet, habitat, and breeding. Take advantage of this program to learn more about one of the state’s most common game birds.

If you have any questions, please call the Conservation Education Department at (814) 787-5173.

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 Tues & Wed)
January – March: Saturday & Sunday Only | 9am – 5pm
Closed: Easter, Thanksgiving, 1st day of Buck, Christmas*, New Years* (*close at noon on eve of)

 

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