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DCNR Launches ‘Remake Learning Days’ at Pennsylvania State Parks to Support Global Learning Festival

DCNR Launches ‘Remake Learning Days’ at Pennsylvania State Parks to Support Global Learning Festival

by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

On Tuesday, April 30, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that the agency will host more than 30 educational programs in 24 state parks from May 2-22 to support Remake Learning Days.

Remake Learning Days is a global learning festival that brings children, families, community cultural centers, and educators together to share the benefits of collaborative, hands-on learning. Founded in 2016 by Remake Learning, this celebration highlights transformative experiences and opportunities for youth to develop their sense of creativity, perseverance, curiosity, and fun alongside others.

“Our state parks and forests are open for healthy outdoor adventures in all four seasons, and we are hopeful that people use Remake Learning Days to explore what our public lands have to offer,” Dunn said. “Thank you to the DCNR staff who make these events and programs interactive and enjoyable for visitors, new and old alike.”

The foundation for the Remake Learning Days festival is a mounting body of research showing that shared community exploration and learning improve students’ academic performance and social skills, exposing them to a world of opportunities, interests, and life-changing experiences. Events are organized by six learning themes: Arts, Maker, Outdoor Learning, Science, Technology, and Youth Voice.

The following Pennsylvania state parks are participating in Remake Learning Days 2024:  

“We are excited to implement Remake Learning Days at Pennsylvania state parks, and I am confident that our amazing environmental educators and park staff will help our young people grow building a connection to natural spaces,” State Parks Director John Hallas said.

A variety of organizations, such as schools, museums, parks, libraries, after-school organizations, early childcare centers, universities, media centers, tech startups, and more, open their doors and host events for families to learn together. Most events are free and open to kids of all ages. Remake Learning Days is grateful to The Grable Foundation for its global support, to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for support across the Commonwealth, and to local sponsors for individual regional support.

In addition to the programs and events offered as a part of the Remake Learning Days festival, Pennsylvania state parks host thousands of educational programs every year focusing on the stewardship of natural, cultural, and recreational resources. By participating in park programming, state park visitors will try new skills, investigate nature, learn from experts, and connect with Pennsylvania’s vast natural resources.

Learn more about individual Remake Learning Day events on DCNR’s website, or for community efforts, visit Remake Learning Days.