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

September 1st – All about Monarchs @ 2:00

Monarch butterflies are currently in decline due to the loss of habitat and resources. Join us for an informational presentation on Monarchs and their amazing journey across North America.

 

September 2nd– Elk Explanations @ 2:00

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

 

September 8th-Bringing Wildlife into Your Backyard @ 2:00

Looking for fun ways you can bring nature to your own backyard? Come enjoy this informative program that will give you new ideas on how to bring nature to you!

 

September 9th– Elk Basics  @ 2:00

Join us for a fun program all about the history of PA’s elk, and delve a little deeper into the behaviors of these large beautiful animals.

 

September 15th-Welcome to the Rut @ 2:00

The rut is upon us. Join us as we discuss the behavior of the elk during their breeding season, appropriate and safe elk- watching etiquette, as well as some additional exciting seasonal happenings here in Elk Country.

 

September 16th– All About Antlers @ 2:00

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 antlers as you participate in an informative follow-up question-answer session.

 

September 22nd– Elk, Moose, Caribou and Deer @ 2:00

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

 

September 23rd– Beavers @ 2:00

View an exciting presentation on the history and habits of the beaver and learn a little more about North America’s largest rodent and one of Pennsylvania’s favorite furbearers.

 

September 29th-Animal Track Identification @ 2:00

Learn about various animals in Pennsylvania and the tracks that they leave behind. Afterwards join us for a hike around the center to find some animal signs.

 

 

September 30th– Elk Walk and Talk @ 2:00

Join a staff member as we hike the trails around the Elk Country Visitor Center. Learn many interesting facts about the property and wildlife that often inhabit these fields. We will be covering topics such as what elk eat, where they spend their time, and how each season brings something different.

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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