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Upcoming Events

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Family Fun in Nature - Art in Nature

Kempton, PA
Enjoy nature on the Mountain with the entire family in this new interactive, monthly series!

Creative Cafe: Art in Nature Workshop

Kempton, PA
Creative Cafe with Sandra Sabene offers guidance in painting birds of prey in their natural habitats. Guests enjoy an art class in Nature with hands-on guidance from a professional teaching artist.

Owloween - Member Exclusive

Kempton, PA
Kids ages 5 and up can enjoy a LIVE owl program, turn pumpkins into owls, and watch the classic movie, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." All are encouraged to bring a pillow and sleeping bag to enjoy the show.

Haunted Trails

Kempton, PA
Come in costume and Trick-or-Treat at Hawk Mountain! Fill your bag with goodies while exploring the Sanctuary, meeting creepy-crawly LIVE animals, and enjoying games, crafts, live music, and more.  Go batty with special gu... read more

Wee Ones Walk

Kempton, PA
Designed for children aged 3 to 5, this program is a great way to get young people interested in spending more time outdoors. The group will join an educator for a children's story and nature activity followed by a short o... read more

Seagrass Coiled Gourd Vase Workshop

Kempton, PA
Join us in learning this fascinating craft!  Students will learn the basics of gourd crafting, and then try their hand at coiling their own gourd vase with seagrass, adding their choice of natural embellishments. Channel y... read more

Family Fun in Nature - Tracks and Scat

Kempton, PA
Enjoy nature on the Mountain with the entire family in this new interactive, monthly series!

Opt Outside Hike

Kempton, PA
This year, Hawk Mountain is joining the movement for people to reconnect outdoors over the holidays. Instead of venturing to the malls or the internet for deals, #OptOutside and enjoy the PA autumn outdoors with your loved... read more

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Kempton, PA
Geared for ages 8-12, this CBC4Kids event combines learning about birds with bird identification, citizen science, and having fun!

Gourd Pyrography Workshop

Kempton, PA
Join Jenn Avery of JRA Gourd Art this unique gourd project!  Pyrography is the art of drawing with heat- literally "fire writing" and dried gourds have a perfect surface for it.  Not only will you learn the fundamentals of... read more

Family Fun in Nature - Winter Holiday Crafts

Kempton, PA
Enjoy nature on the Mountain with the entire family in this new interactive, monthly series!

American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Course - Member Exclusive

Kempton, PA
Empower yourself with the knowledge to save lives and become certified by the American Red Cross at Hawk Mountain. This interactive course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a va... read more

Wilderness First Responder Course

Kempton, PA
SOLO's Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the recognized industry standard and the perfect course for anyone working in a position of outdoor leadership or who wants a high level of wilderness medical training. This 8 day... read more
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Past Events

Educator Workshop: Movement Ecology of the Black Vulture

Educator Workshop: Movement Ecology of the Black Vulture

Orwigsburg, PA
This curriculum is designed for middle level students and explores the movement patterns of the non-migratory back vulture using Google Earth and “R” visualization software. These birds were tagged by Sanctuary scientists and are being tracked by satellite telemetry. This interdisciplinary curri...
Monday, October 14 2019 9:00 AM 3:00 PM

Mountain Explorers

Mountain Explorers

Kempton, PA
These fun and educational workshops are offered on days that local public schools are CLOSED. Designed for children in primary school, Mountain Explorers workshops engage students in unique learning experiences through nature, science, and adventure. Activities vary and may include raptor encoun...
Mon, Jan 21 2019 8:00 AM Mon, Oct 14 2019 4:00 PM

Primitive Skills Workshop

Primitive Skills Workshop

Kempton, PA
This two part event will cover the traditional ancestral skills of brain tan buckskin and friction fire. We will begin with a discussion of hair off, wet scrape buckskin techniques that will turn your raw deerskin into soft, durable buckskin. This presentation is open to all and will conclude wit...
Saturday, October 12 2019 1:00 PM 5:00 PM

Hawks on the Wing Raptor ID Workshop

Hawks on the Wing Raptor ID Workshop

Kempton, PA
Learn hawks from the pros outside at the famed North Lookout. Spend the afternoon enjoying the spectacle that is hawk migration while learning principles of how hawks migrate and how to tell the shadowy specs in the sky apart. Beginners welcome!  Participants should also bring a daypack with wat...
Saturday, October 5 2019 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

Wild Words Workshop: The Art of Nature Writing

Wild Words Workshop: The Art of Nature Writing

Kempton, PA
Join us at the mountain for an afternoon of creativity. We will weave the Appalachian forest into writing, unpacking our relationships with nature through words. This workshop is suitable for anyone, regardless of comfort level or experience in writing. Various styles and examples will be given ...
Sunday, September 29 2019 1:00 PM 5:00 PM

Meet the Fall Forest

Meet the Fall Forest

Kempton, PA
Join Dr. Chris Sacchi, biology professor at Kutztown University, for a casual walk through the forest and wildlfower garden at Hawk Mountain! Learn about tree identification and ecology and about the changes plants undergo in fall to prepare for the winter ahead. During this walk you'll also lea...
Saturday, September 28 2019 1:00 PM 2:30 PM

Introduction to Raptor Field Techniques

Introduction to Raptor Field Techniques

Kempton, PA
Due to popular demand, we have opened another workshop! Raptors...four days of just raptors! The goal of this workshop is to help you build confidence in your raptor field techniques. Learn new methods or hone existing skills at world-renowned Hawk Mountain Sanctuary during the spectacular Fall ...
Thu, Sep 19 2019 8:00 AM Sun, Sep 22 2019 5:00 PM

Educator Workshop: Ecological Profile of the Broad-winged Hawk

Educator Workshop: Ecological Profile of the Broad-winged Hawk

Kempton, PA
Teacher workshop based on 1 of the 2 new curricula developed by Hawk Mountain, thanks to support from the Wild Resource Conservation Program. This curriculum is designed for high school students and explores the movement ecology of broad-wing hawks and the ecological niches they inhabit on their...
Friday, September 13 2019 9:00 AM 3:00 PM

Introduction to Raptor Field Techniques

Introduction to Raptor Field Techniques

Kempton, PA
Raptors...four days of just raptors! The goal of this workshop is to help you build confidence in your raptor field techniques. Learn new methods or hone existing skills at world-renowned Hawk Mountain Sanctuary during the spectacular Fall migration. Throughout the course you will receive hands-o...
Thu, Sep 12 2019 8:00 AM Sun, Sep 15 2019 5:00 PM

Happy Tonight Star Party

Happy Tonight Star Party

Kempton, PA
Join Moravian College astronomers for an evening under dark Hawk Mountain skies! After a short introduction to the celestial celebrities of the evening in the Sanctuary Theater, we’ll journey outdoors to identify constellations, see the crescent moon, planets Mars and Saturn, double stars, open ...
Friday, September 6 2019 7:45 PM 10:00 PM
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