All About Owls
Owls are fascinating avians with tons of interesting anatomical oddities to facilitate hunting at night. Learn what these are and what species of owls we have around here.
Trash to Treasure
Recycling is extremely important to the environment. Find out how to recycle, what recycling does, and how you can reduce, reuse, and recycle at Lake Raystown.
Some animals get an undeserved bad rap. Come learn the true facts about all sorts of "scary" or "gross" creatures that really don't deserve the fear.
Fielding the Question: An Intro to Field Guides
Using field guides is an important part of being an amateur naturalist. Learn how to identify various native species of plant and animal around Lake Raystown.
Can you tell the difference between a native and an exotic species? You might be surprised to see what is and what isn’t. Come learn about invasive species in Pennsylvania and what you can do to stop them.
All about Eagles
What do you know about bald eagles? Come learn about our nation’s national emblem in a new and exciting way!
Life on the Edge
What causes certain animals to become endangered and what is their importance in the environment? Learn about Pennsylvania’s endangered species and discuss the processes involving their protection.
Movie Night under the Stars
Join us at the Seven Points Amphitheatre every Thursday night at 8:30 to watch an educational movie about our natural environment and the species that live there.
Skins and Skulls
Can you identify an animal by looking at its skull? Learn the characteristics of skulls and the clues that help you identify exactly what it used to be, and then pair it with the corresponding fur!
Stream in a Bucket
What types of critters live in our streams, and what do they tell us? Identify real macro invertebrates from the streams surrounding Raystown to learn about the health of our waterways.
Join us to learn more about turtle populations surrounding Raystown Lake and how humans are affecting those populations. What can you do to help?
Birds of a Feather
There are a lot of birds in Pennsylvania. We’ll tell you some fun bird facts as well as how you can start identifying all of our feathered friends.
What even is a star? Enjoy a quiet night looking at the heavens and learning about the constellations and even some astronomy as well.
Come on over and see what’s so great about our serpentine companions. What snakes are in Pennsylvania and how can we make sure they stay here?
Butterflies and Moths
What’s fluttering around Lake Raystown? Learn about Lepidopterans, like what they eat and where they live, and maybe even see some of these winged beauties.
How eco-friendly are you? Learn the surprising truth behind energy use and what you can do to lower your impact on the environment.
A Frog’s Tale
Leap into learning about frogs! Come out and learn about the changes a frog makes throughout its life and their importance in the ecosystem.
Learn the properties of trees and become an expert at tree identification! Detect what characteristics make certain trees unique and discover their importance in the environment.