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Keystone State Park plans programs

on July 26, 2013 10:45 AM

DERRY — Several programs are planned at Keystone State Park in the coming days.

Those who plan to participate are asked to register at or by calling (724) 668-2566.

• “Sensing Summer” will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday. Children, ages 4 and 5, accompanied by adults, will use their five senses to experience the season through stories, a walk and a craft.

• “Weather Wonders” will begin at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

This program, for 6- to 8-year-olds, will start in the visitor center and include a weather walk.

• “Meteorology Madness” begins Aug. 2 at 1 p.m.

This Penn’s Adventurers program on meteorology is for 9- to 11-year-olds and is part of the PA DiscoverE series. Participants will learn about weather stations, forecasting and more.

• “Weather Watch” will begin at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 3.

Do you like to predict the weather? Do you find storms fascinating? Weather affects all walks of life and is an exciting topic to study. Join park naturalists for a look at how you can create your own weather station, predict the weather and be more prepared for a variety of weather woes. This program includes the Eyewitness Weather” DVD.

• “Kayak Keystone” begins at 2 p.m. Aug. 3.

Are you interested in learning how to kayak? This fun-filled program includes basic kayaking instruction, conservation tips from the “Green Team,” and paddling on Keystone Lake.

• “Story Time by the Lake” will begin at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4.

Join park officials 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.

The visitor’s center is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

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