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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Youth Trail Weekend

Kempton, PA
Join the Hawk Mountain Operations team for a day or two, assisting with trail maintenance and construction. A great way for youth to log volunteer hours, gain field experience, and help support the Sanctuary's mission.

Outdoor Watercolor Workshop

Kempton, PA
Try your hand at plein air watercolor painting while we sit outside overlooking beautiful mountain scenery at the ADA accessible South Lookout. Karen Stafford, an artist on the boards of The Arts Barn and Allied Artists Sc... 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

Birding by Boat

Kempton, PA
Join fellow paddlers for a gentle kayak paddle on Leaser Lake as we search for waterfowl and early spring migrants. Kayaking allows us to access habitat from a different angle and to listen for unusual or hard-to-hear spec... read more

Learning to Track: Understanding Animals and the Tracks They Leave Behind

Kempton, PA
There is no mystery to following an animal through the woods or across a field. The tracks are all there — it's just a matter of knowing what you're looking for. But how do you learn to SEE them???

Wild Women on the Mountain - Birding by Boat

Kempton, PA
Our new series Wild Women on the Mountain empowers women to engage in outdoor adventures and learn new skills in a welcoming atmosphere.

Appalachian Adventure Camp

Kempton, PA
Spend five days immersed in the glorious Appalachian forest learning about the plants and animals that call it home- including raptors! Activities include: kayaking, hiking, bird watching, journaling, art and music, kestre... read more

Educator Workshop: WILD about Raptors

Kempton, PA
Designed for K-12 educators, this workshop will cover activities on adaptation, natural history, and conservation status of raptors. Live raptor program followed by time outdoors to build raptor watching and identification... read more

Boy Scout Day: Nature Merit Badge

Kempton, PA
Discover nature in the Appalachian forest at Hawk Mountain! Earn all requirements for the Nature merit badge. Certified merit badge counselors are on staff and will rotate scouts through stations and hikes to learn the imp... read more

Night Hike to North Lookout

Kempton, PA
Join us for a fully-guided and challenging hike over two miles of rough, rocky and uneven terrain with moderate inclines and descents. This hike demands moderate to advanced hiking experience. Participants should be comfor... read more

Habitats for Bats

Kempton, PA
Help us start off the day dedicated to celebrating bat populations by showing them a little appreciation. HMS staff will guide participants in building small bat houses for our misunderstood friends. Information will be pr... read more

Family Fun in Nature - All About Bats

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

The Bats at Hawk Mountain

Kempton, PA
Get the stats on the bats on the Mountain! Learn all about our new bat kiosk and the important bat research being currently conducted at the Sanctuary. Then head outside to become a bat detector and discover the sounds of ... read more

Wild Women on the Mountain - Hike to Owl's Head

Kempton, PA
Our new series Wild Women on the Mountain empowers women to engage in outdoor adventures and learn new skills in a welcoming atmosphere.

Animal Kingdom | Youth Workshop

Kempton, PA
This Youth Workshop is packed with LIVE animal encounters as students discover the unique characteristics and adaptations that diversify the Animal Kingdom! We will also explore wild habitats as we hike the nature trails t... read more

Junior Conservation Stewards

Kempton, PA
Children will be introduced to the fundamental skills associated with any position within the field of conservation. Participants will learn the basics of compass use and tree identification through collaboration and teamw... read more

National Aviary Weekend Adventure

Kempton, PA
Join us for an unforgettable weekend of birds, culture, history, and fun as we travel in style to Pittsburgh!

Animal Kingdom Adventure

Kempton, PA
Embark on an interactive Animal Kingdom Adventure with special guests from the Barn Nature Center! Learn fascinating wildlife science while enjoying up close and personal encounters with live animal ambassadors representin... read more

River of Rocks Full Moon Ramble

Kempton, PA
Join us for a fully-guided hike that ventures down to the River of Rocks boulder field. Participants should be in decent physical shape and anticipate rugged natural trails, lots of rocks underfoot, a steep descent, and a ... read more

Family Fun in Nature - Reptiles & Amphibians

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

Birds & Brew 2019

Kempton, PA
Hawk Mountain is hosting its 2nd Birds & Brew on a beautiful, late summer evening We will have a live bluegrass band, beer samplings, a barbeque dinner, and an overall good time, all benefitting Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and... read more

Migration Madness | Youth Workshop

Kempton, PA
Youth will discover and celebrate the magic and mystery of migration in this interactive and exciting workshop! From birds to bats, and toads to salamanders, students will explore why so many different types of animals emb... read more

Wild Women on the Mountain - Biodiversity by Boat

Kempton, PA
Our new series Wild Women on the Mountain empowers women to engage in outdoor adventures and learn new skills in a welcoming atmosphere!

Happy Tonight Star Party

Kempton, PA
Join Moravian College astronomers for an evening under dark Hawk Mountain skies!

Treasure All Vultures

Kempton, PA
During this program designed for those ages 6-9, kids will become familiar with using binoculars and vultures of the world!

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... read more

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.

Wild Women on the Mountain - Skyline Hike

Kempton, PA
Our new series Wild Women on the Mountain empowers women to engage in outdoor adventures and learn new skills in a welcoming atmosphere!

Family Fun in Nature - Undercover Rodents

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

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!

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 ... read more

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 ap... read more

Biodiversity by Boat

Kempton, PA
Observe and experience the lake ecosystem in a new way! The stillness of a lake gives us time to leisurely explore the shoreline, while learning about this aquatic ecosystem and exploring its amazing diversity in vegetatio... read more

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 sof... read more

Mountain Explorers

Kempton, PA
These fun and educational workshops are offered on days that local public schools are CLOSED.

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 ... read more

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

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
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Past Events

CANCELLED - Wild Women on the Mountain - Backpacking Basics with Cindy Ross

CANCELLED - Wild Women on the Mountain - Backpacking Basics with Cindy Ross

Kempton, PA
Our new series Wild Women on the Mountain empowers women to engage in outdoor adventures and learn new skills in a welcoming atmosphere! Join us for an overnight outdoor adventure in a friendly and welcoming atmoshphere! A women's hiking & camping weekend, which will include how-to instruction (...
Sat, Jun 22 2019 9:00 AM Sun, Jun 23 2019 4:00 PM

Educator Open House - CANCELLED

Educator Open House - CANCELLED

Kempton, PA
Discover the variety of education opportunities available for both educators and students at the Sanctuary. Educators will tour the Irma P. Kahn Education Building, the visitor center, and the Acopian Center for Conservation Learning, all facilities utilized by our education team. Activities will...
Friday, June 21 2019 9:00 AM 3:00 PM

Educator Workshop: WILD About Bears

Educator Workshop: WILD About Bears

Kempton, PA
Wild about Bears Teacher Workshop is designed for K-12 grade educators and will focus on many aspects of black bear management in Pennsylvania. Participants will learn hands-on about where bears live, what they eat, how to identify bear sign, and how the Pa Game Commission manages their populatio...
Thursday, June 20 2019 9:00 AM 3:00 PM

Full Moon Family Fun

Full Moon Family Fun

Kempton, PA
Join an educator for a family moon walk to South Lookout! Visitors will use their senses to experience nature at night while participating in activities and games. It's fun for the whole family! $10 Members, $15 Non-MembersPrice includes 1 adult and 1 child, additional family members $5 eachMeet...
Sunday, June 16 2019 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Family Fun in Nature - Pennsylvania Nature Symbols

Family Fun in Nature - Pennsylvania Nature Symbols

Kempton, PA
Enjoy nature on the Mountain with the entire family in this new interactive, monthly series! This month features a program plus a guided walk through Sanctuary trails to look for PA's state flower, mountain laurel, and other symbols of PA nature. $10 Members, $15 Non-MembersPrice includes 1 adu...
Saturday, June 15 2019 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Educator Workshop: NEW! Project Wild

Educator Workshop: NEW! Project Wild

Kempton, PA
This workshop will provide K-12 educators with lesson plans and activities that focus on the ecology and conservation of bees, bats, reptiles, and monarch butterflies, as well as stewardship relating to changing life cycles, light pollution, and wildlife conservation. Participants will receive a...
Friday, June 14 2019 9:00 AM 3:00 PM

BBQ by the River - Member Exclusive

BBQ by the River - Member Exclusive

Orwigsburg, PA
Shuttle to the private Hawk Mountain river property, and enjoy a picnic-style dinner while learning about the land and wildlife surrounding Hawk Mountain. Special guests include Sanctuary President Sean Grace, Land and Operations Director Todd Bauman, and Director of Conservation Science Dr. Laur...
Thursday, June 13 2019 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Mountain Music Makers | Youth Workshop

Mountain Music Makers | Youth Workshop

Kempton, PA
Mountain Music Makers Youth Workshop ignites your child's creative expression and appreciation of nature through music! Students will have the opportunity to play various percussion instruments and even make their own drum out of recycled materials. This fun and educational day will also include ...
Wednesday, June 12 2019 8:00 AM 4:00 PM

Brunch with the Birds - Member Exclusive

Brunch with the Birds - Member Exclusive

Orwigsburg, PA
Take in gorgeous views and enjoy a gourmet brunch accompanied by live birds  and followed by a tour of the private Acopian Center for Conservation Learning with Sanctuary President Sean Grace and other staff.  $25 adults, $10 children ages 12 and underLimited to 50 attendees.Meet in the Acopian ...
Saturday, June 8 2019 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Brownie Girl Scout Day

Brownie Girl Scout Day

Kempton, PA
Brownies are invited to earn requirements for the Hiker and Outdoor Adventure Badge during a day of outdoor fun on the trails from 9-12. After, scouts will earn the NEW Eco-Friend Badge from 1-4. $15 per Scout, Free for LeadersPrice covers both programs. Scouts can choose to do only one program ...
Saturday, June 8 2019 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
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