Education Tent

Wildlife Show: 10:30 AM

Miller’s Wildlife & Conservation Specialists will be offering a very special live wildlife show! This presentation will allow attendees to experience these creatures up-close while providing an educational component to learn about what makes them so incredible. (Sponsored by Cole’s Hardware)

Leave No Trace: 11:30 AM

Join Elisa Grandizio (Hike Explore Recharge, LLC), a Certified Hiking Guide and Board Member of the American Hiking Guides Association, for an informative presentation on best practice guidelines while spending time in nature. Utilizing the principles of Leave No Trace, participants will learn ways to enjoy time outdoors while effectively protecting the environment for future generations.

Paddling the West Branch with Michael Kinney & Missy Gray: 12:15 PM

In spring of 2024, Michael Kinney paddled the entire 228 miles of the Susquehanna River’s West Branch, capturing some amazing photography along the way. For several sections, he was accompanied by his girlfriend, Missy Gray. Together, Michael & Missy will share photos, speak about their amazing experience, and answer questions right here at the expo!

Backpacking 101: 1:00 PM

Reuben Stugart, of Lunar’s Outdoor Adventures, will talk about his experience hiking the triple crown trails (Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail), as well as lightweight or ultralight backpacking.

Local Canals with ‘Captain Mick’: 1:45 PM

“Capt. Mick” is the alter ego of Michael P. McWilliams Sr., of Northumberland, who portrays a canal boat captain for his program about canal history in the region. He appears in costume, wearing clothing in the style of the mid-1800s. Stop by during his presentation for an impressive collection of historic photos and the fascinating history of canals along the Susquehanna River!

Wilderness Survival Area

Want to know the ins and outs of wilderness survival? The Susquehanna Greenway Outdoor Expo has you covered! Throughout the day, we’ll be featuring wilderness survival sessions led by professionals in the field. This year, we are welcoming:

Blue Mountain Medic (12 noon)
Camp Gretchen Survival School (1:30 PM)

How to Build a Tarp Shelter

12:15 PM (near the SGP pavilion, behind the WoodMobile)

Want to learn how to build a simple tarp shelter? There’s a program at the Expo for that! Led by Andrew Bechdel, his program will teach participants the basic knowledge and skills needed to construct a tarp that can provide protection from wind and precipitation. The program will include background information, necessary equipment, knot tutorials, and the methodology behind constructing the shelter. Parental assistance advised for knot-tying.