Nature and Arts Festival

JULY 26, 2013 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
MYO Park, Millersburg

This FREE annual celebration of nature and the arts features over 50 fun and educational programs on a huge variety of topics, live music and dozens of children’s activities.  Click here to download a printable version of the schedule!

SPONSORED BY DAUPHIN COUNTY OFFICE OF COMMISSIONERS

Tent A – Sharing Traditions with Children

  • 10:00 – 11:00 – The Buzz of the Honey Bee
    Gary Carns, Beekeeper

  • 11:30 – 12:30 – Coal Diggers on the River
    Van Wagner, Singer-songwriter and Author

  • 1:00 – 2:00 – All About the Susquehanna Service Dogs
    Susquehanna Service Dogs

  • 2:00 – 3:00 – Dinosaurs!
    Michael and Ethan Sgrignoli, Author and Illustrator of Dinorific Poetry

  • 3:00 – 4:00 – Monarch Metamorphosis Miracle
    David Folk, Folk’s Butterfly Farm

Tent B

  • 9:00 – 10:00 AND 10:30 – 11:30 – Pennsylvania Indian Artifacts
    Gary Fogelman, Author and Publisher, Indian Artifact magazine

  • 1:00 – 2:00 – Storytelling and Song
    Tom Coughlin, Storyteller

  • 2:00 – 3:00 – Wildlife Art Techniques
    Stephen Koontz, Wildlife Artist

  • 3:00 – 4:00 – Wildlife Art
    Gregory Stuller, Wildlife Artist

Tent C

  • 9:00 – 10:00 – How to Attract Bluebirds
    Bluebird Society of Pennsylvania

  • 10:00 – 11:00 – Fungi: the Good, the Bad and the Beautiful
    Jerry Hassinger, Biologist and Author

  • 11:00 – 12:00 – Central Pennsylvania Nature Viewing
    Don Billett, Photographer

  • 12:00 – 1:00 – Vision from the Thicket Art
    Tim Hoover, Outdoor Educator and Artist

  • 1:00 – 2:00 – Nutrition and Edible Wild Plants
    Debbie Naha, Naturalist and Nutritionist
    *optional post-program walk to follow

  • 2:00 – 3:00 – The Regal Fritillary Butterfly Program
    Julie Eckenrode, Conservation Biologist

  • 3:00 – 4:00 – Grazing Green Goats
    John Connolly, Horticulturalist

Tent D – Main Stage

  • 10:30 – 11:30 – Cultural and Natural Heritage Songs of Rural Pennsylvania
    Van Wagner, Singer-songwriter and Author

  • 11:15 – 11:45 – Youth Art Contest Awards
    Beth Sanders, Ned Smith Center Director of Education

  • 12:00 – 12:45 – Live Raptor Program
    Red Creek Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center

  • 1:00 – 1:45 – Abby and Micah Dunn
    American folk music

  • 2:00 – 2:45 – Selections from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    Twin Valley Players

  • 3:00 – 4:00 – Live Ballet Performance
    Pennsylvania Regional Ballet

Tent E

  • 10:00 – 11:00 – Dinosaurs!
    Michael and Ethan Sgrignoli, Author and Illustrator of Dinorific Poetry

  • 11:00 – 12:30 – Edible Wild Plants: Identification and Preparation
    Jon Campbell, Horticulturalist and Educator
    AND The Making of Shagbark Hickory Syrup
    Tom Radzwich

  • 1:00 – 2:00 – The Buzz of the Honey Bee
    Gary Carns, Beekeeper

  • 2:00 – 3:00 – Making Bamboo Fly-fishing Rods
    Tom Smithwick

Tent F

  • 10:00 – 12:30 – Bluebird Box Building Workshop
    Scott Bills and Leonard Sitlinger, Pennsylvania Game Commission; Bluebird Society of PA

  • 1:00 – 2:00 – Sunlight Photography
    Heather Freeland, Artist

  • 2:30 – 4:00 – Reptiles
    Pam Ulicny, Environmental Educator

Pavilion #1 – Youth Activities – Ongoing Activities

  • Fish Print T-Shirts
    Joette Deppen, PA Fish and Boat Commission

  • Nature Art Stamping
    Dan Hottenstein, NSCNA Education Committee and Volunteers

  • Face Painting
    NSCNA Volunteers

  • Smokey Bear
    Jake Glick, Pennsylvania DCNR Bureau of Forestry, Weiser District Forest 18

  • 12:30 – 1:30 Millersburg Forest Tall Cedar Clowns

Pavilion #2 – Ongoing Activities

  • Indian Artifacts
    Bruce Baker

  • Honey Bees and Beekeeping Exhibit
    Gary Carns, Beekeeper

  • Wonderful Wood
    Martin Stolpe, Forester and John D. Laskowski, Mothman

  • Adopt A Monarch
    Alan Corson

  • Aquatic Organisms and Investigation
    Mark Swartz and Kevin Kelly, Entomological Society of PA

Guided Walks – Meeting at Pavilion #2

  • 10:00 – 11:00 AND 2:00 – 3:00 – Susquehanna River Investigation – All Ages
    Mark Swartz and Kevin Kelly, Entomological Society of PA

  • 1:00 – 2:00 – Wiconisco Creek Wet Walk – All Ages
    Karl Sheaffer and Lynn Langer, Trout Unlimited

Susquehanna River Bank

  • 9:00 – 10:00 AND 12:00 – 1:00 – Bloodhound Demonstration
    Jim & Terri Heck, Summit Search and Rescue

  • 9:00 – 12:00 – Family Fishing
    Adam Spangler, PA Fish and Boat Commission

  • 10:30 – 11:30 AND 2:30 – 3:00 – Chainsaw Carving Demonstration
    Luke Sassani, Artist

  • 11:00 – 12:00 AND 1:00 – 2:00 – Retriever Dog Demonstration
    Mike Saltzer

  • 11:00 – 12:00 AND 2:00 – 3:00 – Fly Casting Demo
    Tom Smithwick

Millersburg Ferry Boat

  • 9:30 – 10:30 – Birds of the Susquehanna
    Scott Weidensaul, Naturalist and Author

  • 11:00 – 12:00 – Waterfowl on the Susquehanna
    Chris Rebert, Naturalist

  • 1:00 – 2:00 – Roger Hammer
    Acoustic folk and bluegrass

  • 3:00 – 4:00 – Abby and Micah Dunn
    American folk music

On the Ball Field

  • 9:00 – 4:00 – WoodMobile: An Educational Experience

  • 11:45 – 12:30 Atlatl Demonstration
    Gary Fogelman

Mid-Atlantic Disc Dogs Competitions and Exhibitions

  • 9:30-10:00 – Local Disc Dog Competition Signup

  • 10:00 – 10:45 – Local Disc Dog Competition – Round 1

  • 10:45 – 11:15 – Mid-Atlantic Disc Dogs Demo

  • 11:15 – 12:30 – Local Disc Dog Competition – Round 2

Millersburg Gun and Conservation Club

  • 9:00 – 4:00 ONGOING:
    Fly-tying Demonstrations (on porch)
    Ken Calnon, Vance Hershey, Henry Ramsay, Bruce Schneck
    Bamboo Fly Rod Building Demonstration (on porch)
    Tom Smithwick

  • 10:00 – 4:00 ONGOING:
    Ned Smith History and Memorabilia (inside building)
    John and Rebecca Hein
    Wildlife Conservation Patch Exhibit (on porch)
    Ralph Moyer, “The Patch Man”

Beyond the Vendor Area: Shavers Creek Environmental Center

  • 10:00 – 4:00 Ongoing Exhibits and Programs

  • 11:00 – 12:00 AND 1:00 – 2:00 Birds of Prey

See Map for Location

9:00 – 4:00 – The Butterfly House
David Folk, Folk’s Butterfly Farm
*$2 admission

10:00 – 3:00 – Pony Carriage Rides
Roy Maurer