Dec 22
Fireside Chat

December 22rd-Fireside Chat @ 2:00

Come join us around a cozy fire as we read a story! We’ll be getting in the winter spirit with a festive tale and making s’mores after! Cocoa, Fireside stories and s’mores, how can you beat that?!



Dec 23
Elk, Moose, Caribou and Deer

December 23rd –Elk, Moose, Caribou and Deer@ 2:00

Learn about these unique members of the North American Deer family. These members all have unique adaptations to help them fit seamlessly into their environments! Join us to learn MORE!



Dec 29
Pennsylvania Hibernators

December 29th-Pennsylvania Hibernators @ 2:00

Hibernation is an important metabolic process or some animals to survive the wnter. Learn about hibernation and what animals in Pennsylvania are true hibernators.

Dec 30
Mathmatical Antlers

December 30th- Mathematical Antlers @ 2:00

How are antlers scored? What’s a true trophy bull? Our staff will explain all! Join us as we discuss the different methods of measuring, and try your hand at measuring a few of our shed antlers!



Jan 05
Birdfeeder Construction

Saturday January 5th@ 2:00-Birdfeeder Construction

Let’s make bird feeders! Who doesn’t love our feathered friends!? Join us as we construct wooden bird feeders you can take home to enjoy!



Jan 06
Living with Snakes

Sunday January 6th@2:00-Living with Snakes

A large majority of the population are scared of snakes in one form or another. Join KECA staff for an educational program on snakes. Learn fact from myth and how to identify venomous snakes in PA.



Jan 12
Paracord Survival

Saturday January 12th@2:00 Paracord Survival

Come and learn the many ways that paracord can be used in a survival situation and make your own paracord keychain!



Jan 13
Elk Explanations

Sunday January 13th@2:00- Elk Explanations

Have burning questions about elk? Join us in this casual question answer session where we share all the neat things we know about elk and answer your questions!

Jan 19
Pennsylvania Black Bears

Saturday January 19th@2:00- Pennsylvania Black Bears

Whether it is awe or fear that you feel when you see a bear, you probably don't know the entire story of Pennsylvania black bears. Learn more about their life and survival in Penn's Woods, as well as what scientists have learned about them over the years.



Jan 20
Fishers
Sunday January 20th @ 2:00 

Learn about this unique and elusive animal's history and original range in PA, why it became extinct in our region. Also, gain insight on how it was successfully reintroduced and is once again flourishing in the state. :00



Jan 26
Elk Creek
Join the Elk Creek Chapter for their annual fundraising banquet at the Bel-Aire in Erie, Pa.         Print Banquet Info     Print Banquet Application

Jan 26
Skull-lock Holmes

Saturday January 26th@2:00-Skull-lock Holmes

Here at the center we commonly get questions about animal bones and how to identify what animal they came from. Test your skull identification skills with this presentation and activity.



Jan 27
Elk Country Escape Room

Sunday January 27th @ 12-2- Elk Country Escape Room

Escape rooms are all the rage these days and our staff has designed their own! Think you have what it takes to escape. In this free escape room our elk biologist Molly Werner has gone missing and we need you to help search her office for clues to her whereabouts. The program will run every half hour from 12-2pm and is free of charge. You can pre-register by emailing KECAConEdSp@windstream.net or by calling 814-787-5173.



Feb 02
Pittsburgh Chapter Fundraising Banquet
Join the Pittsburgh Chapter for their annual fundraising banquet.  Print Info Letter     Print Banquet Application    Print Table Sponsor  

Feb 16
Laurel Highlands Chapter Fundraising Banquet
Join the Laurel Highlands Chapter for their annual fundraising event.

Feb 16
Westmoreland County Chapter Fundraising Banquet
Join the new Westmoreland County Chapter for their first fundraising banquet in Greensburg, PA  Print Info Letter   Print Application

Feb 23
Brokenstraw Chapter Fundraising Banquet
Join the Brokenstraw Chapter for their annual fundraising event.

Feb 23
GO Teach: Snowshoeing

February 23rd- Go Teach: Snowshoeing- Educator Workshop
Attention Educators! Join us for our GO Teach snowshoeing workshop on February 23rd from 9-4! This workshop is for formal and non-formal educators. Attendees will learn about the history of snowshoeing, using snowshoeing for fitness and will enjoy an afternoon snowshoe through the property surrounding the Elk Visitor Center. Participants will receive 6 ACT 48 Credit Hours and the GO Teach: Snowshoeing curriculum. Snacks will be provided, attendees are asked to bring their own lunch. For registration please call 814-787-5173, registration deadline is February 14th and is limited to 25 participants



Mar 02
Central Pennsylvania Chapter Fundraising Banquet
Join the Central Pa Chapter for their annual fundraising banquet.

Mar 09
Evergreen Chapter Fundraising Event
Join the Evergreen Chapter for their annual fundraising banquet.

Mar 09
Pine Creek Chapter Fundraising Banquet
Join the Pine Creek Chapter for their annual fundraising banquet.     Print banquet letter     Print banquet application

Mar 16
Elk Country Chapter Fundraising Banquet
Join the Elk Country Chapter at the Royal Inn, Ridgway, PA for their annual fundraising banquet.

Mar 23
Ah'Tic Chapter Fundraising Banquet
Join The Ah'Tic Chapter for their annual fundraising banquet.

Mar 30
Lenape Wapiti Chapter Fundraising Banquet
Join the Lenape Wapiti chapter for their annual fundraising banquet.

Apr 06
Chilli Creek Chapter Fundraising Banquet
Join the Chilli Creek Chapter for their annual fundraising banquet.

Apr 06
Wapiti West Chapter Fundraising Banquet
Join the Wapiti West Chapter for their annual fundraising banquet

Apr 20
Appalachian Chapter Fundraising Banquet
Join the Appalachian Chapter for their annual fundraising banquet

May 04
Clinton County Fundraising Banquet
Join the Clinton County Chapter for their annual fundraising banquet.

May 04
Coal Region Chapter Fundraising Banquet
Join the new Coal Region Chapter for their first fundraising banquet at the Genetti Manor, Dickson City, PA.

Upcoming Events






VISITOR CENTER SEASONAL HOURS
June - August:
7 days a week 8am – 8pm
September – October:

7 Days a Week | 8am – 8pm
November – December:
Thursday – Monday | 9am – 5pm Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
January – March:

Saturday & Sunday Only | 9am – 5pm **Closed Easter Sunday
April – May:
Thursday – Monday | 9am – 5pm
(closed Tues & Wed)
**Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, 1st Day of Buck, Christmas, New Years**