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Outdoors notices: Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

| Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, 6:42 p.m.

• Prince Gallitzin State Park is holding Family Science Night from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Join the park naturalist and explore hands-on science while participating in fun activities. Program is best suited for ages 4-12, but all ages are welcome. No RSVP is required. Contact Beth Garner at 814-674-1000, Ext. 105 or email for more information.

• Keystone State Park is hosting Wildlife Works Inc. for an event from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday. Wildlife Works Inc. is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization serving Westmoreland County and surrounding areas dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of distressed wildlife. Join the volunteers as they show their education animals and talk about their work. Visit for more information. Email or call 724-668-2939 for more information.

• Venture Outdoors is offering a Fall Colors Hike from 9 a.m.-noon Thursday at Emerald View Park. Take in the fall colors during the 3-4 mile hike across moderate terrain. Program costs $12. Email or call 412-255-0564.

• Three Rivers Birding Club is holding an outing at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Moraine State Park. This event will mark the annual 3RBC picnic and bird walk. Afterwards, participants will enjoy a pot-luck picnic at the park pavilions near the McDaniel's boat launch. Please bring a dish that will serve 4-6 people. Call 412-521-3365.

• Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania is holding a Birds and More Nature Walk at 9 a.m. Oct. 25 at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve. Join a naturalist for a free walk on the Nature Reserve's trails. Register online at .

• Jennings Environmental Education Center is offering a Homeschool CSI: Investigating Grasslands event from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Join the Jennings staff for this program in the series of citizen science investigations for families and learn about the diversity and importance of the grasslands biome. The program is designed for students in grades 4 and above. Cost is $3 per person. Register by phone at 724-794-6011.

• Keystone State Park is holding a Tap Your Own Maple Trees event from 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Join the park naturalist to look at the history of maple sugaring and learn about the process of extracting and creating syrup from the maple tree. Email or call 724-668-2939.

• Prince Gallitzin State Park is offering a Weather Lore event from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Learn about forecasting methods that have been used for centuries and find out if they can really predict what the weather will bring. Meet in the lower level of the park office, which can be accessed at the rear of the building. Email or call 814-674-1000.

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