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Upcoming Events

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Meet the Fall Forest

Kempton, PA EDT
Join Dr. Chris Sacchi, biology professor at Kutztown University, for a casual walk through the forest and wildlfower garden at Hawk Mountain!

Rain Barrel Workshop

Kempton, PA EDT
Interested in collecting rain to water your garden? Penn State Extension Master Watershed Stewards will guide you through the process of constructing your own, fully functioning rain barrel.

Wee Ones Walk: Hoot Hike

Kempton, PA EDT
Join us on the Mountain to discover the wonders of owls through a storytime, fun activities, and an owl-themed craft. Meet a LIVE owl, and then hit the trails to see if you can find places that owls might call their home!

Changing Seasons on the Mountain

Kempton, PA EDT
Join Master Naturalist Gordon Bosler for a guided walk through the woods at Hawk Mountain. We will look for fall flowers, mushrooms, and other signs of the changing seasons.

Autumn Moonlit Hike

Kempton, PA EDT
Join Hawk Mountain staff on a guided hike by moonlight to North Lookout! Begin the program with a meet and greet with a LIVE nocturnal raptor in our Visitor Center Gallery, and learn about the nocturnal creatures and the ada… read more

Effects of Bush Encroachment on Birds in a Southern African Savanna

Kempton, PA EDT
In this FREE virtual program, join former Hawk Mountain Trainee Muzi Sibiya to discover his graduate work on understanding long-term vertebrate community change modulated by a widespread increase in woody vegetation. He is a… read more

Wild Women on the Mountain: Overnight Camping Experience

Kempton, PA EDT
Our Wild Women on the Mountain series empowers women to engage in outdoor adventures and learn new skills in a welcoming atmosphere. Bring your tent and join us for an overnight adventure in Hawk Mountain's exclusive primiti… read more

Homeschool Happenings

Kempton, PA EDT
Homeschooled students are invited to join us on the Mountain monthly for experiential learning! Topics will focus on phenology of the Appalachian forest ecosystem. Programs are designed for K-12 students and are filled with … read more

Accessible Hawk Watch at South Lookout

Kempton, PA EDT
Join Hawk Mountain staff on our award winning ADA Accessible Sillouette Trail that leads up to our Scenic South Lookout! Learn about raptor identification and observe the 2022 fall migration. This FREE program is a part of B… read more

Hawkwatching with the President | Member Exclusive

Kempton, PA EDT
Mountain Members are invited to join HMS President Sean Grace on a guided hike to North Lookout to scan the skies for raptor migrants!

Owloween

Kempton, PA EDT
Celebrate Owloween on the Mountain with creepy crawly cold-blooded creatures - slithery, scaly, and lots of legs!

Wee Ones Walk: Lovely Leaves

Kempton, PA EDT
Join us on the Mountain to discover the magic of the changing autumn leaves! Celebrate fall with a storytime and an autumn-themed craft. Meet a LIVE critter who uses leaf litter as its habitat and then hit the trails to go o… read more

Raptor Field Techniques Course

Kempton, PA EDT
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 s… read more

Meet our Farmland Raptors

Kempton, PA EDT
In this FREE virtual program, meet our live Farmland Raptor ambassadors up close, the American kestrel and barn owl. Discover the fascinating natural history of these two stunning species and their importance in maintaining … read more

Make the Holidays Boilo!

Kempton, PA EDT
Join us for an afternoon of holiday delight as we make a delicious batch of Coal Country Boilo, the coal region's best kept secret.

Opt Outside Hike

Kempton, PA EDT
This year, Hawk Mountain is again joining the movement for people to reconnect outdoors over the holidays. Instead of venturing for deals, #OptOutside and embrace the PA autumn outdoors with your loved ones. Connect with nat… read more

Turkey Vultures – Love at Second Sight!

Kempton, PA EDT
Despite the fact that Turkey Vultures dine on carrion and sport unattractive, featherless heads, take a closer look at the behavior and ecology of these essential birds and discover their true beauty. In this FREE virtual pr… read more

Talon Talk

Kempton, PA EDT
Meet some of our LIVE raptor ambassadors up close and discover their fascinating strategies and adaptations allowing them to survive and thrive in winter and beyond.

Christmas Wall Basket Weaving

Kempton, PA EDT
Join Debra Zvanut of Baskets in the Woods to create your very own basket!

Wee Ones Walk: Winter Critters

Kempton, PA EDT
Join us on the Mountain to learn about some of Pennsylvania's wildlife and what they do as winter approaches! Welcome winter with a storytime, fun activities, a craft, and a guided nature walk. Meet a LIVE raptor and learn a… read more

Wilderness First Responder Course

Kempton, PA EDT
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 c… read more

Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course

Kempton, PA EDT
The SOLO Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course is a 16-hour intensive course that provides a review of the following: response and assessment; musculoskeletal injuries; environmental emergencies; survival skills;… read more
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Past Events

Star Watch atop Hawk Mountain

Star Watch atop Hawk Mountain

Kempton, PA
Take a tour of the late summer sky from the top of Hawk Mountain with friends from Moravian University!  After a short introduction to the celestial celebrities of the evening, we’ll journey outdoors to identify constellations, see the crescent moon, planets Mars and Saturn, double stars, open clu…
Saturday, August 27 2022 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Binocular Basics with the President – Member Exclusive CANCELLED

Binocular Basics with the President – Member Exclusive CANCELLED

Kempton, PA
Learn from our own optic expert President Sean Grace about different types of binoculars, their proper use, how to clean them, and what optic may be best for you. Includes a guided walk to South Lookout. $10 per Member.Limited to 10 participants. Meet at the Visitor Center. This event is ADA acces…
Friday, September 9 2022 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Gabriel Chamber Ensemble | Music on the Mountain

Gabriel Chamber Ensemble | Music on the Mountain

Kempton, PA
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble have partnered to share the healing powers of music and nature with a second annual Music on the Mountain performance, featuring classical selections held during the early migration season.  Proceeds from this event will benefit both organiz…
Saturday, September 10 2022 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

Migration Magic on the Mountain Workshop

Migration Magic on the Mountain Workshop

Kempton, PA
Learn to identify fall migrant songbirds and raptors at the peak of autumn migration at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary! Join Ornithologist Dr. Terry Master for a bird migration workshop suited for beginners and birders alike! The workshop begins with an evening Zoom lecture on migration ecology and fall r…
Fri, Sep 23 2022 7:00 PM Sat, Sep 24 2022 3:00 PM

Wild Women on the Mountain: River of Rocks Ramble

Wild Women on the Mountain: River of Rocks Ramble

Kempton, PA
Our Wild Women on the Mountain series empowers women to engage in outdoor adventures and learn new skills in a welcoming atmosphere. Explore an ancient boulder field with fun female company and soak in the natural beauty of the sanctuary as we hike the River of Rocks trail, which is approximately 4…
Sunday, September 11 2022 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Composting 101

Composting 101

Kempton, PA
Play 'Mother Nature' by learning her tricks for turning waste materials like kitchen scraps and fallen leaves into a valuable soil amendment - compost! A master gardener volunteer from Penn State Extension, Berks County, will share the many benefits of compost for soil and plant health. Walk away w…
Sunday, September 18 2022 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

Biodiversity Early Warning Systems: What They Can Teach Us

Biodiversity Early Warning Systems: What They Can Teach Us

Kempton, PA
in this FREE virtual program, learn all about biodiversity early warning systems, which are citizen-science fueled, public policy and science-driven data systems that work pretty much like early warning systems for tsunamis, disease outbreaks, or stock market crashes. When working in southern Afri…
Thursday, September 22 2022 7:00 PM 8:00 PM

Raptor ID Workshop for Beginners

Raptor ID Workshop for Beginners

Kempton, PA
Learn to identify raptors in flight during fall migration! Program will begin with a brief presentation, followed by a hike to North Lookout to practice your new skills.  Binoculars are available to borrow. Dress for the weather and come prepared with appropriate hiking footwear and plenty of wate…
Sunday, September 25 2022 9:00 AM 1:00 PM

Wee Ones Walk: The Very Quiet Cricket

Wee Ones Walk: The Very Quiet Cricket

Kempton, PA
Joins us for a read-along of Eric Carle’s colorful book The Very Quiet Cricket! After learning all about interesting insects, meet a large, LIVE, and friendly insect ambassador, create a cool insect craft, and then go on a bug hunt in our beautiful Native Habitat Garden. This program is designed f…
Wednesday, September 7 2022 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

The World of Rhythm

The World of Rhythm

Kempton, PA
The natural and human world revolve in rhythm! Join us for a fun interactive exploration of rhythm  featuring percussion and song! Bring your drum/instrument and we’ll be bringing extras to share. No musical experience needed. $15, $10 for MembersOutdoor Amphitheater (ADA accessible)
Sat, Aug 20 2022 2:00 PM Sat, Sep 24 2022 3:30 PM
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