Events to explore
All events and presentations are open to the public as well as Moshannon Group members unless otherwise stated.
Sun, Feb 23 • 5 p.m.
Moshanon Group Winter Party/Dinner
Friends Meeting House
611 East Prospect Ave, State College
Members and nonmembers are invited to join the Moshannon Group for a hearty chili dinner at 6 p.m., conversation and a presentation at 7 p.m. by our incoming Chair, Ernest Boyd, about his recent trip to New Zealand and how invasives are affecting its isolated ecology. RSVP by ticket ($5 each includes dinner). Bring a dessert to share if you wish. Contact Kat Alden via email or at 814-349-5830 to RSVP remotely, or get your Winter Party tickets at Appalachian Outdoors or Webster’s Bookstore and Cafe. More...
Thu, Mar 20 • 7 p.m.
A Fierce Green Fire:
The Battle for a Living Planet
The State Theatre
130 W. College Ave, State College
This film is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement — grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to battling 20,000 tons of toxic waste at Love Canal; from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization, the film tells vivid stories about people fighting — and succeeding — against enormous odds. Cost is $5 (+$1 ticket fee through State Theatre Box Office). More...
Development of Natural Gas from Shales: Some Myths and Realities
Professor Ingraffea is one of the most articulate voices in the discussion of whether we should be drilling for deep shale natural gas.
Watch it on the Moshannon Group Channel on YouTube
Outings to enjoy
All outings are open to the public as well as Moshannon Group members.
Sat, Mar 8 • 9:30 a.m.
"Design a Hike from Hoover"
Quehanna Wild Area
(Standard "No Pets" Hike)
Meet at the Hoover Farm parking lot where the Quehanna Highway intersects with Wykoff Run Rd or at the Snow Shoe commuter parking lot at 8:45 a.m. to carpool to the site. Bring lunch/water. Weather and trail conditions will determine length, type, and locale of hike. Hike may range from 3–7 miles (i.e., 3–4 for snowshoeing or up to 7 if a regular hike). For more info, have need of snowshoes, or in the event of questionable weather, contact Terri Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-355-3345.
Sat, Apr 5 • 9:30 a.m.
Bog Walk in Bald Eagle
Using mostly dual-use trails to approach Old Peat Bog in Bald Eagle State Forest, hikers will walk around this hidden wetland niche that goes largely unnoticed by motorists on their way to Poe Valley parks. Meet at the Ground Oak Trailhead on Sand Mountain Rd, 3 miles off Rt 322 for this 6 to 7 mile loop hike. Pack lunch/water. For more info or in case of questionable weather, contact hike leader, Terri Davis at email@example.com or 814-355-3345.
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