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

Saturday. February 3rd    2:00 PM- “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”  Both the Elk Country Visitor Center and our Elk Country Campus Outdoors are gold LEED certified buildings. LEED stands for leadership in energy and environmental design. Come learn about the ways in which KECA made this certification happen and how you can be more ecofriendly at home.

Saturday, February 10th  2:00 PM- “Pennsylvania Black Bear”  Join us for an informative presentation as we learn many fascinating facts about Pennsylvania’s largest mammal. Learn about their physiology, life cycle, and some interesting information about their den sites.

Sunday, February 11th  2:00 PM- “All About Antlers”  Have you ever wondered what antlers are made of? Learn this and many more exciting facts about antlers while attending this hands-on educational program. Afterwards stick around for a chance to score some antlers!

Saturday, February 17th   2:00 PM- “Deer Diseases”  Join KECA staff for an informative presentation on diseases that affect Pennsylvania deer. We will cover chronic wasting disease, brain worm, and EHD.

Sunday, February 18th  2:00 PM- “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, February 24th  2:00 PM- “Kids Korner” Join us for some fun-filled make and take crafts at the Elk Country Visitor Center.

 Weekend Programs at the Elk Country Visitor Center

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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