SLIPPERY ROCK — Jennings Environmental Learning Center has scheduled some winter events at the center, located at 2951 Prospect Road, Slippery Rock.
• Prairie improvement day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15.
Shake off those mid-winter blues by pitching in to help manage the unique prairie ecosystem. For lunch, generous local restaurants will provide plenty of warm, hearty soup.
Participants must be age 12 or older and should dress for the weather, including gloves and warm, waterproof boots.
Register no later than Jan. 10 at events.dcnr.pa.gov or by calling 724-794-6011.
• A Glimpse into the Past: A full moon winter night hike, 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16.
Join Jennings staff for an evening hike lit by the full moon. Enjoy the stillness of the nighttime forest while listening to stories of the people and places of Jennings’ past. End the evening by the light and warmth of a campfire.
The hike will be led by Jennings staff and will cover about a mile on varied and uneven terrain through the forested trails. The hike is rated “easy,” for those who are able to cover the distance and some sloping areas under winter conditions.
The hike is free with no registration required. Meet park staff at the Center Side Parking Area.
• Full moon nighttime experience, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19.
Join Jennings staff as we experience the magic of a winter forest under a full moon. Gather around a warm fire before venturing into the moonlit trails with Jennings staff. Experience the sights, sounds, smells, and allure of the forest in winter.
This program is free and no registration is required. Meet at the prairie-side parking lot.
COVID information: The Jennings staff is working to provide safe, fun and creative ways for visitors to continue learning in the outdoors with self-guided and virtual program opportunities.
All trails will remain open from sunrise to sunset
Masks are suggested to enter all buildings and all visitors are asked to maintain social distancing guidelines. Masks are not required while hiking alone on the trails but it’s suggested to carry one in case it’s needed.