Keystone Park offers programs
July 14, 2013 2:45 AM

DERRY TOWNSHIP — Keystone State Park will offer the following nature and recreation programs next week:

• Thursday, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., “Flutter-bys”

Four- and 5-year-olds, accompanied by an adult, will learn about butterflies at this fun and educational program. Meet at the visitor center for a story, insect safari and a refreshing sip of “nectar” –— butterfly style! Register at pmcquistia@pa.gov or by calling (724) 668-2566.

• Thursday, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., “Creepy Crawlers”

This program about six- and eight-legged critters is for children 6 to 8 years old. Join us for a puppet show, critter search and craft. Please register at pmcquistia@pa.gov or by calling (724) 668-2566.

• Friday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., “Incredible Insects”

This Penn’s Adventurers program is for 9- to 11-year-olds. Learn how insects munch, hide and see, as we study these fascinating creatures. Register at pmcquistia@pa.gov or by calling (724) 668-2566.

• Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., “Bugs’n Butterflies”

Join us at the amphitheater (on the camping side of the lake; park at the nearby visitor center) for a creepy crawler adventure.

• Saturday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., “Kayak Keystone”

Are you interested in learning how to kayak? Do you appreciate and want to protect nature? This fun-filled program includes basic kayaking instruction, conservation tips from the “Green Team” and paddling on Keystone Lake. Please register at pmcquistia@pa.gov or by calling (724) 668-2566.

• Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., “Story Time by the Lake”

Join us at the amphitheater (on the camping side of the lake; park at the nearby visitor center) for a nature tale. Topics range from feathered friends to batty bug zappers to spunky spiders and more.

Visitor center hours at Keystone State Park, through Aug. 18, are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., seven days a week.

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