Public Programs

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

 Weekend Programs at the Elk Country Visitor Center

November 3rd @2:00 All about the Elk Hunt

The elk hunt is an important method of managing for a healthy Elk population. Join our Conservation Education Staff as they explain how the hunt works and why it is so important!

 

November 4th @2:00 Elk Explanations

Are you curious about Elk? Have a list of questions you’ve been pondering? Join our “Elksperts” and have all the answers revealed!

 

November 5th @10:00 Elk Basics

Join us for this informational program as were explore elk ecology. Stop in to learn more about these large intriguing creatures!

 

November 5th @2:00 Elk Management

Join us as we discuss all the work that goes into managing the elk herd so it can thrive. The effort is continual and varied; join us to better understand the complexities of wildlife management.

 

November 6th @ 10:00 All about the Elk Hunt

The elk hunt is an important method of managing for a healthy Elk population. Join our Conservation Education Staff as they explain how the hunt works and why it is so important!

 

November 6th @ 2:00 Elk Basics

Join us for this informational program as were explore elk ecology. Stop in to learn more about these large intriguing creatures!

 

November 10th@ 12-4pm 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 12-4pm and is free of charge. You can pre-register by emailing KECAConEdSp@windstream.net or by calling 814-787-5173.

 

November 11th @12:00-2:00 Exploring Archery

Recently donated to the Keystone Elk Country Alliance by the Pennsylvania Game Commission is equipment to instruct National Archery in the Schools Program also known as NASP. Join is at 12pm for an initial archery safety instruction to be followed by live shooting. All Equipment will be provided. Live shooting will be weather permitting. Ideal ages for this program are 10yrs and older.

 

November 17th@ 2:00 Turkey

Wild Turkey is a fascinating creature with many unique features and adaptations. This program is perfect for putting you in the Thanksgiving frame of mind! Join us as we discuss what sights and sounds we may encounter when turkeys are around.

 

November 18th@ 2:00 Elk Management in PA

Join us as we discuss all the work that goes into managing the elk herd so it can thrive. The effort is continual and varied; join us to better understand the complexities of wildlife management.

 

November 24th@ 2:00 Elk, Moose, Caribou and Deer

Learn about the North American Deer family. These cousins each have unique ways of survival; yet share similar traits with their family members.

 

November 25th @12:00-4:00 Christmas Craft Day

Come exercise your craft skills in preparation for Christmas! We will be making different ornaments and crafts for your tree! Fabulous festive fun!

 

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 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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