Nature and Arts Festival

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, July 30, 2016 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join us for this annual FREE celebration of nature and the arts along the beautiful Susquehanna River in Millersburg! Featuring over 70 programs and performances, the Nature and Arts Festival is the perfect way to celebrate summer!

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2016 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

TENT A

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. • Buzz of the Honey Bee
Gary Carns, Beekeeper

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • All About the Susquehanna Service Dogs
Susquehanna Service Dogs

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. • Botanical Pen and Ink Drawing
Peter Grimord, Artist

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Dinosaurs!
Michael and Ethan Sgrignoli, Author and Illustrator of Dinorific Poetry

2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. • Reptiles
Pam Ulicny, Environmental Educator

 

TENT B

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. AND 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. • Pennsylvania Indian Artifacts
Gary Fogelman, Indian Artifact Expert, Author/Publisher of Indian Artifact Magazine

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. •  Monarch Metamorphosis Miracle
David Folk, Folk’s Butterfly Farm

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. • 21st Century Approach to Making Archery Gear
William Adams

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Mushrooms 101
William Brown

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Miniature Punch Needle Demonstration
Joan Grimord

 

TENT C

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

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. • Fungi: The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful
Jerry Hassinger, Retired PA Game Commission Biologist

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Damselflies and Dragonflies
Tony “Doc” Schoch Naturalist

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. • Creating Habitat for Birds & Insects
Diane Oleson, Educator, Penn State Extension

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. •  Pollination: Plants vs Animals
Mike Slater, Entomological Society of PA

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Focusing on Middle Creek Wildlife
Don Billett, Photographer

TENT D – MAIN STAGE

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. • Cross Country
Folk Music

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. • Youth Art Contest Awards
Beth Sanders, NSCNA Director of Education

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. • Wildlife of North America
ZooAmerica – LIVE ANIMALS!

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. • Indian Summer Jars
Americana Indie Folk

2:00 p.m. -2:45 p.m. • “Wonder Tales from Around the World”
Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre

TENT E

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. • Composting
Anne Hawk, Master Gardener, Coordinator Penn State Extension

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • Edible Wild Plants: Indentification and Preparation/The Making of Shagbark Hickory Syrup
Jon Campbell, Horticulturalist and Educator/Tom Radzwich, Razz’s Hickory Syrup

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Limberjack
Randy Heisley-Cato, Folk Music

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Wild Game Chef
Rick Calla & Chris Benedict

TENT F

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • Bluebird Box Building Workshop
Scott Bills and Leonard Sitlinger, PA Game Commission

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. • Sunlight Photography
Heather Freeland, Artist

PAVILION #1 – YOUTH PAVILION

Ongoing Activities (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.):
Fish Print T-Shirts with PA Fish and Boat Commission and Joette Deppen
Nature Art Stamping with Dan Hottenstein and the NSCNA Education Committee
Face Painting with NSCNA Volunteers
Smokey Bear with Jake Glickand the PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry, Weiser Forest District 18

PAVILION #2

Ongoing Activities (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.):
Indian Artifacts with Bruce Baker
Honey Bees and Beekeeping Exhibit with Gary Carns of Carns Bee Farm
Wonderful Wood with Martin Stolpe, Forester and John D. Laskowski, Mothman, Toby Bouder, Woodturner & Jack Kapp, Woodturner
Adopt-a-Monarch with Alan Corson

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • Aquatic Organisms and Investigation
Mark Swartz and Kevin Kelly, Entomological Society of PA

12:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Aquatic Organisms and Investigation
Mark Swartz and Kevin Kelly, Entomological Society of PA

GUIDED WALKS – MEET AT PAVILION #2

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. • Susquehanna River Investigation
Mark Swartz and Kevin Kelly, Entomological Society of PA

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Wiconisco Creek Wet Walk
Karl Sheaffer and Lynn Langer, Trout Unlimited

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Wiconisco Creek Wet Walk
Karl Sheaffer and Lynn Langer, Trout Unlimited

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Susquehanna River Investigation
Mark Swartz and Kevin Kelly, Entomological Society of PA

MILLERSBURG FERRY BOAT

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

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Meet the Animals of the Susquehanna
Chris Rebert, Park Manager, Dauphin County Parks

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Ed Horan
Folk,  Blues music

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Karen Lee Newman
Folk music

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BANK

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. • Bloodhound Demonstration
Jim & Terri Heck, Summit Search and Rescue

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Family Fishing
Adam Spangler, PA Fish & Boat Commission

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. • PGC K-9 Unit Demonstration

Derek Daly PA Game Commission

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Fly Casting Demo
Tom Smithwick

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • S.T.R.I.K.E.
K-9 Search and Rescue Team

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. • Bloodhound Demonstration
Jim & Terri Heck, Summit Search and Rescue

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Retriever Dog Demonstration
Mike Saltzer

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. • PGC K-9 Unit Demonstration

Derek Daly PA Game Commission

ON THE BALL FIELD

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. • Atlatl Demonstration
Gary Fogelman, Indian Artifact Expert, Author/Publisher of Indian Artifact Magazine

TENT G

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ongoing) • Fly-tying Demonstrations
Ken Calnon, Vance Hershey, Henry Ramsay, Bruce Schneck, Glenn Klinger, John B. and Henry Laskowski
*On Gun Club porch and in Tent G

MILLERSBURG GUN AND CONSERVATION BUILDING

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ongoing) • Bamboo Fly Rod Building Demonstration
Tom Smithwick
*On Gun Club porch and in Tent G

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ongoing) • Ned Smith History and Memorabilia
John & Rebecca Hein
*inside building

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ongoing) • Wildlife Conservation Patch Exhibit
Ralph Moyer
*on porch

NORTH OF TENT A

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ongoing) • The Butterfly House
Folk’s Butterfly Farm
*$2 admission fee

BEYOND THE VENDOR AREA

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. AND 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Birds of Prey
Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center

AT THE NED SMITH CENTER (open 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Hummingbird Banding Demonstration
Scott Weidensaul
*on the lower level patio/dining terrace

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (ongoing) • PA Watercolor Society exhibition
*in the Olewine Gallery

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (ongoing) • 2016 Youth Art Contest winners
*in the Romberger Gallery

 

 

Ned Smith Center