May 26 Thursday
Energy Days is a two-day conference that brings together professionals working in all areas of energy to discuss topics ranging from energy technology to energy policy and justice. The goal is to create an opportunity for a diverse range of stakeholders to collaborate.
The purpose is to identify and discuss critical regional, national, and global energy challenges and opportunities for society. Ultimately, the conference looks to create new partnerships to address key research needs and provide innovative solutions to energy challenges. The theme for Energy Days 2022 is Mobilizing Energy and Climate Solutions. The focus will be on what it will take to mobilize solutions that achieve net-zero emissions or beyond. Within this theme, there will be four conference tracks: 1) Advancing Technology Research and Development 2) Addressing Energy Inclusion, Equity, and Justice 3) Catalyzing Capital Investment and 4) Achieving Implementation
May 27 Friday
Critical Mass is a semi-spontaneous event to promote the use and raise awareness of bicycles as a mode of transportation. All are welcome. For more information please follow us on instagram at criticalmasscentralpa.
May 28 Saturday
Hike: Balanced Rock TrailTake a walk to the beautiful Balanced Rock and learn how the geology of the area put it there. On the way we’ll learn a little about the history of the park that put the area on the map.
Meeting Location: Balanced Rock Trail Head
Science in the Park: SnakesWe share the park with a variety of snakes. Come separate fact from fiction about or parks most misunderstood residents.
Meeting Location: Campground Amphitheater
May 30 Monday
Fishing: SMART AnglerJoin the park naturalist as they show you what it means to be a SMART angler. This intro to fishing is great for beginners and we will have some time to do a little fishing too!
Rods are limited so Preregistration is required.
Pennsylvania State law requires anyone 16 and older to possess a valid fishing license. The only exception is on fish for free days.
Meeting Location: Pavilion #4
Jun 19 Sunday
The "Lights Out for Lightning Bugs" is a campaign to raise awareness for the importance of dark nights to our State's insect, the firefly, also commonly called the lightning bug. Scientific research has been noticing a decline in firefly populations worldwide, and one of the leading factors is Artificial Light Pollution. The adult lightning bugs use their flashing lights to communicate with and attract a mate. If there is competing light in their dark environment they cannot see each other and often stop flashing altogether. If they cannot find a mate during their brief life span of 10 days, the next generation will be lost. Homeowners and Campers can help protect and ensure the fireflies in their backyards have a chance to procreate. So please, turn off, shade, and/or restrict your use of outside lights including porch lights, landscape lights, lanterns, flashlights etc. during the week of June 19-25. This week is a peak time for firefly emergence, but citizens may find they will be able to extend the lights-out for the entire summer. Artificial lights not only impact fireflies, but also migratory birds, and other nocturnal insects, mammals and reptiles.
Jun 20 Monday
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Jun 22 Wednesday
Jun 23 Thursday