This week at Chapman

The following programs are planned at Chapman State Park this weekend:

On Saturday, May 17, “Wild Things in Your Woodlands” will be held at the Park Amphitheater from 10 a.m. to noon. Get out and celebrate Endangered Species Day with the park naturalist. Investigate the woodlands around our park to discover the highly endangered Northern Flying Squirrel and its habitat. Learn about this exciting critter and check nest boxes. You may just see one!

From 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, there will be a Geocaching program. Join the Park Naturalist to learn about Pennsylvania’s endangered species with this high tech treasure hunt. Geocaching is growing in popularity around the world and is something you can do near home or any Pennsylvania State Park. Don’t be left behind. GPS units will be available or bring your own. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.

Upcoming Events:

May 23: Movie: Season of the Bear

May 24: Lake Investigation

May 24: Geocaching at Night

May 25: Worship Services at Park Amphitheater

May 25: Eco-Sand Sculpture Competition

May 25: Canoe Chapman

May 26: Fish for Free Day

May 26: Family Fishing

May 26: Salamander Safari

May 31: Women’s Outdoor Workshops

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks at 1-888-PA-PARKS (voice), 717-558-2710 (local or international voice), or 711 (AT&T Relay Services). With at least three days notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

For more information on Chapman State Park or any of Pennsylvania’s other state parks, call 1-888-PA-PARKS between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; or visit DCNR’s website: www.dcnr.state.pa.us (Select Parks).