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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

A Nest is Noisy

Kempton, PA
Join us from the comfort of your home for our next virtual Sanctuary Story Time as we explore the children's book, A Nest is Noisy.

Farmland Raptors Webinar

Kempton, PA
Join us for the next in our FREE virtual program Stay at Home Speaker Series! This webinar will be a unique opportunity to hear directly from HMS Biologist-Naturalist Bracken Brown.

Wonders of Wildflowers Webinar

Kempton, PA
Join Kutztown University ecologist Dr. Chris Sacchi for a virtual walk featuring the identification of spring flowering plants and general information about forest ecology.

Rosalie Edge: Raptor Hero

Kempton, PA
When Rosalie Edge created Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, she made the world a better place for raptors, other wildlife, and human visitors. Join Lisa Kahn Schnell, a children’s book author and Sanctuary Volunteer, to discover mo... read more

Youth Workshop: Mountain Music Makers

Kempton, PA
This workshop will ignite your child's creative expression and appreciation of nature through music. Students will play various percussion instruments and make their own drum out of recycled materials, along with nature hi... read more

Telemetry Scavenger Hunt

Orwigsburg, PA
Step into the shoes of a field scientist and learn how to track the movements of raptors!

Outdoor Nature Sketching

Kempton, PA
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Hawk Mountain while learning the fundamentals of nature sketching with local wildlife artist and raptor enthusiast Dave Hughes. Program will begin with a live raptor encounter!

Wild Wisdom Summer Camp

Kempton, PA
We will introduce natural history through the retelling of legends, stories, and myths from the Hawk Mountain region to cultures from around the world. These stories will guide our outdoor explorations of the sanctuary and... read more

Outdoor Amphitheater Grand Opening

Kempton, PA
Come and celebrate the grand opening of Hawk Mountain’s newly updated and expanded amphitheater! Enjoy live music, drinks, and presentations by staff about why this enhanced and accessible space is a vital improvement to t... read more

River of Rocks Ramble

Kempton, PA
Explore an Ice Age boulder field! Discover geology, geography and Appalachian flora and fauna while hiking to the River of Rocks boulder field. Learn why rocks ROCK! Explore these relics of the Ice Age climate for evidence... read more

Youth Workshop: Animal Kingdom

Kempton, PA
This workshop is packed with LIVE animal encounters, as students discover the unique characteristics and adaptations that diversify the Animal Kingdom with nature hikes, games, and hands-on educational activities

The Red, White, and Blue of Nature

Kempton, PA
Celebrate Independence Day with the red, white, and blue of nature! Colorful creatures and plants abound in the natural world. Discover the significance of wild colors while searching the sanctuary for super shades. Create... read more

Appalachian Adventure Summer Camp

Kempton, PA
Explore the awesome Appalachian forest, learning all about the plants and animals that call it home. Loaded with fun and interactive activities including hiking, stream study, animal encounters, raptors up close, owl pelle... read more

Dragons of the Summer Sky

Kempton, PA
Dragonflies prowl the humid summer air as predators on the wing. August is the perfect month to observe these fascinating insects dart and flit through the sanctuary. Join our hike to the hunting grounds of the Dragonfly! ... read more

Women in the Woods: Survival Basics

Kempton, PA
This workshop, specifically designed to teach women the Basics of Survival, is taught by a female instructor, and geared toward helping women to feel confident, safe, strong and comfortable in the woods. If you haven't spe... read more

Educator Workshop: Teaching & Learning with Monarch Butterflies

Kempton, PA
Monarch Teacher Network (MTN) volunteers have taught this workshop across the US and Canada for the past 19 years. The workshop is designed for teachers, gardeners, naturalists, and other adults. It is a combination of cla... read more

Educator Workshop: Voices from the Land

Kempton, PA
Voices from the Land is a highly creative, experiential process for getting classes, families and other groups of people outdoors, exploring the connection between nature, language and culture. Voices nurtures the creativi... read more

Habitats for Bats

Kempton, PA
Help us celebrate bat populations by showing them a little appreciation! Hawk Mountain staff will guide participants in building small bat houses for our misunderstood friends, while learning about our local bat population... read more

The Bats of 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

Hummingbird Banding Morning - Member Exclusive

Kempton, PA
Join us for a morning of exploring hummingbirds and the research being done on them. Sandy Lockerman, licensed bander, will talk about their adaptations and migration through Pennsylvania. She will explain how banding rese... read more

Mountain Explorers Summer Camp

Kempton, PA
Discover mountain magic with us! Look under logs, splash in a stream, and explore ancient boulder fields in this week of nature investigation. Campers will experience the sanctuary with all of their senses, as they strengt... read more

The Geologic Story of Hawk Mountain

Kempton, PA
A brief survey of the rich geologic story involved in the formation of Hawk Mountain and the Central Appalachians. An illustrated lecture will focus on the rocks, tectonic evolution, and erosional history of the mountain a... read more

Educator Workshop: Nature-based Wellness & Forest Bathing

Kempton, PA
This educator (formal and non-formal) workshop will address the topics of nature-based wellness, green exercise, Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing), and national and state-level nature-based wellness initiatives and programs. W... read more

Youth Workshop: The Art of Nature

Kempton, PA
Kids will have fun getting creative with nature-themed arts and crafts.  We will explore the sanctuary to inspire artistic expression of the natural world. This awesome day will also feature hiking, games, raptor encounter... read more

Treasure All Vultures

Kempton, PA
Ahoy there Mateys! Embrace your inner pirate and embark on a treasure hunt to learn all about vultures and how to use binoculars to spot them. On your quest you will travel the globe discovering challenges that are threate... read more

All About Animals Summer Camp

Kempton, PA
Campers will learn all about reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, fish, insects, and spiders during this week of animal adventure! Make a splash searching for stream life while exploring aquatic ecosystems. Get up close a... read more

Butterfly Bonanza

Kempton, PA
Do butterflies bite? Learn the answer to this question and many more fascinating facts about butterflies. Join us for this informative session on butterfly biology, feeding habits, life cycles, and habitats. We will then e... 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

Youth Workshop: Ultimate Teambuilding Challenge

Kempton, PA
Overcome outrageous obstacles and conquer crazy challenges with fun and interactive games set in our beautiful forest sanctuary! Our teambuilding activities are designed to enhance communication skills, leadership developm... read more

Educator Workshop: Wild about Animal Signs & Tracking

Kempton, PA
This workshop is designed to be hands-on and help you teach others about reading sign and tracking wildlife. Field exercises include interpreting wildlife sign, studying animal gaits and patterns, as well as identifying lo... read more

Birding for Beginners

Kempton, PA
Borrow some binoculars and enter the no-judgement zone! This is your chance to learn about birds in a fun and informative class that will introduce you to field guides, optics, and field marks of birds. We will start insid... read more

Woodland Games Summer Camp

Kempton, PA
Who ever said learning can’t be fun? Campers will have the opportunity to learn by playing outdoor games; scavenger hunts, frisbee golf (Hawk Mountain style), animal charades, teambuilding challenges, and parachute games a... read more

Incredible Insects

Orwigsburg, PA
Learn all about incredible insects inhabiting the sanctuary. Using nets and bug boxes, families will discover a vast array of insect life. The focus of this program will be to find, identify, and observe an amazing variety... read more

American Red Cross First Aid 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

Radical Reptiles

Kempton, PA
Reptiles Rule! Join us to discover just how rad reptiles really are! Learn all about their awesome adaptations, lifestyles, and the important roles these fascinating creatures have in the ecosystem. Test your knowledge in ... read more

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 o... read more

Wild Women on the Mountain: Hike to Owl’s Head

Kempton, PA
Our Wild Women on the Mountain series empowers women to engage in outdoor adventures and learn new skills in a welcoming atmosphere. This event will feature a naturalist-guided hike to Owl’s Head, which is normally closed ... read more

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Kempton, PA
Join us at Hawk Mountain for our holiday wreath class! Get in the holiday spirit learning how to assemble, layer, and decorate your very own wreath.

Soap and Lip Balm Workshop

Kempton, PA
Come and learn how to make your own handmade soap and lip balm! Each participant will take home a share of the finished products, a soap making booklet, and their choice of two bars of soap from Lori Jo’s inventory.

Christmas Wire Tree Workshop

Kempton, PA
Create this seasonal decor with one hundred 18" steel wires that will be hand-shaped and twisted into the form of a beautiful Christmas tree! You will then paint your wire tree and mount it in a granite base.
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Past Events

Raptors Up Close: Owls Online

Raptors Up Close: Owls Online

Kempton, PA
Join us for the next virtual program in our Home Discovery Series! FREE to attend, this program will be a unique opportunity to see raptors UP CLOSE via this live online event.  Hawk Mountain's signature live raptor program, Raptors Up Close! offers the chance to see the largest owl native to Pe...
Wednesday, May 27 2020 1:00 PM 1:30 PM

Chasing Broadwings from PA to Peru

Chasing Broadwings from PA to Peru

Kempton, PA
Broad-winged hawks are one of the most abundant migrant raptors observed at northeastern North America hawkwatches yet until recently little was known about their ecology during the migration and winter periods.  In this presentation, Laurie Goodrich, Director of Conservation Science will presen...
Friday, May 22 2020 4:00 PM 4:30 PM

Trapping and Tracking

Trapping and Tracking

Kempton, PA
Discover some of the methods scientists use to trap and track raptors to learn about these amazing apex predators! Hawk Mountain’s Biologist-Naturalist, Bracken Brown, will share some field techniques and adventures from his quest to uncover mysteries from the fascinating world of birds of prey. ...
Wednesday, May 20 2020 1:00 PM 1:30 PM

Raptor ID for Beginners

Raptor ID for Beginners

Kempton, PA
Join us for the next in our FREE virtual program Stay at Home Speaker Series! This webinar will be a unique opportunity to hear directly from HMS Senior Research Biologist David Barber! In this online presentation, David will walk you through the basics of identifying raptors in flight and share...
Friday, May 15 2020 4:00 PM 4:30 PM

An Egg is Quiet

An Egg is Quiet

Kempton, PA
Join us from the comfort of your home for our first virtual Sanctuary Story Time as we explore the children's book, An Egg is Quiet. We will discover the magic and mystery of eggs and even meet some animal ambassadors who lay eggs themselves!  This FREE program is targeted towards young virtual ...
Thursday, May 14 2020 11:00 AM 11:30 AM

Citizen Science and YOU

Citizen Science and YOU

Kempton, PA
Discover how YOU can be a citizen scientist, even from your own backyard, and make meaningful contributions to science to help protect wildlife species including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even fireflies! David Barber, Hawk Mountain’s Senior Research Biologist, will teach us how to particip...
Wednesday, May 13 2020 1:00 PM 1:30 PM

Boy Scout Day: Into the Wild and Into the Woods

Boy Scout Day: Into the Wild and Into the Woods

Kempton, PA
Welcome Scouts! Earn two Elective Adventures during an adventurous day at Hawk Mountain. Learn about native animals and plants, food webs, and ecosystems while exploring the sanctuary and observing wildlife. This elective adventure pin can be earned by the Webelos and Arrow of Light Club Scout ra...
Sunday, May 10 2020 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Fistfuls of Frogs

Fistfuls of Frogs

Kempton, PA
Let’s face it, frogs are fantastic! Find out all about our fascinating frogs at Hawk Mountain with fun and interactive games. Meet a large frog ambassador for an up-close encounter and make a toad abode to take home. Explore our pond searching for wild frogs.  This event is part of our Family F...
Saturday, May 9 2020 3:00 PM 4:30 PM

Digging for Answers: Uncovering the Mysteries of the Florida Burrowing Owl

Digging for Answers: Uncovering the Mysteries of the Florida Burrowing Owl

Kempton, PA
Join us for the next in our FREE virtual program Stay at Home Speaker Series! This webinar will be a unique opportunity to hear directly from former HMS Conservation Education Trainee Zoe Bonerbo! In this online presentation, Zoe will discuss how burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia floridana) are...
Saturday, May 9 2020 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

World Migratory Bird Day Walk

World Migratory Bird Day Walk

Kempton, PA
World Migratory Bird Day is held annually to raise awareness of the need to protect migratory birds and their habitats. Celebrate and learn more about migratory birds across the world with crafts, games, feeder interpretation, and information about global bird migration. All day event. Kick off ...
Saturday, May 9 2020 8:00 AM 8:30 AM
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