April 26, 2014
Watershed Education Teacher Workshop
Moraine State Park is pleased to offer a two-day Teacher Workshop for Watershed Education. The workshop is designed to provide fifteen Act 48 hours. Watershed Education is for students in grades 6-12 and is aligned to the academic standards for Environment and Ecology. We invite you and your students to investigate your local watershed as a focus for community based, interdisciplinary learning and to become part of the growing watershed family in the Bureau of State Parks. Registration required. email@example.com
17th Annual Outdoor Extravaganza
Base Camp at Breakneck Campground
(Near McConnell's Mill & Moraine State Park)
Butler Outdoor Club hosts the Outdoor Extravaganza every Memorial Day Weekend. We have lots of great day outdoor activities, workshops and excursions planned for this year. Friday Evening we have a Weiner Roast Picnic. Saturday Evening is a Pig Roast. Evening Entertainment every night. Camping and food is provided by Breakneck Campground, near McConnells Mill State Park, but optional.
Register for the day or days you want to come and choose whatever activities you want each day. Do this early. Some fill up quick and you don't want to be disappointed. Also, important you choose a first and second choice.
You will meet your leader or instructor at the campground. Day Activities meet at 9:00 AM. The AM and PM Activities meet at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM, exception is the Nautical Nature Boat Tour. Leaders and Instructors meet you at trip signs that will be placed in the field each day. Then off you go, carpooling to wherever the activity takes place. Join us for a fun time.
"Reiki" and "Message Therapy" , new this year at the campground in the afternoons and evenings for you to relax and enjoy. More Info at www.outdoorextravaganza.org
National Get Outdoors Day
11AM - 4PM
Moraine State Park is proud to participate in this years National Get Outdoors Day. The mission of Get Outdoors Day is to provide opportunities for children and their families to enjoy the healthy, active outdoors. Free activities offered include kayaking, biking, fishing, disc golf, children's activities and more! Come to Lakeview Beach, North Shore, and plan to spend the day at the park. FREE admission. Activities are scheduled from 11AM-4PM.
The Moraine Preservation Fund (MPF) is a non-profit, volunteer organization that supports Moraine State Park. MPF has helped to develop important wildlife restoration projects like Project BATitat, the Osprey and Barn Owl Reintroduction Programs, along with the creation of a Native Plant & Butterfly Trail near the center. MPF volunteers also participate in wildlife education classes at schools and for other interested groups to teach the public about barn owls. Come & volunteer with us!
MPF operates the Owlet Gift Shop and Nature Center located at McDanel''s Boat Launch, located just off the North Shore park exit on Rt. 422 in Portersville. Nautical Nature, a 37 passenger enclosed pontoon boat offers interpretive boat tours on Lake Arthur. Programs on the boat teach about the wildlife of Moraine State Park and the development of Lake Arthur. Nautical Nature operates on a regular schedule throughout the summer, providing public tours and chartered cruises guided by one of the MPF boat captains. Boater safety classes are offered to all volunteers. MPF sponsors the yearly Regatta on Lake Arthur.
Our mission is to promote community stewardship of natural resources within Moraine State Park, McConnells Mill State Park and Jennings Environmental Education Center.