Newsletter



April 2017 NewsFlash

April Events – 2017 Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)


538 Emery Road
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328

For Further Information: 570-828-2319, www.peec.org, peec@peec.org
Pre-registration is requested until otherwise noted.

Boy Scout Badge Festival
Saturday, April 1 – 9:30am-4:00pm
$25 Full Day
Attention all Bears, Webelos and Boy Scouts! Join us for a fun day of badge work! Bears will work on the Bear Necessities adventure (pre-req 5 and 9). Webelos will work on Webelos Walkabout adventure. Boy Scouts will work towards the Wilderness Survival badge (pre-req #5, bring survival kit; scouts will need to spend a night in debris shelter). Scouts must be supervised at all times by a parent or troop leader. Payment is required at registration. Space is limited - call early!

Black & White Photography Tour
Sunday, April 2 – 9:00am-4:00pm
$35
Grab your camera and join us for a tour of the historic buildings in the Park. This is the perfect time of year to shoot black and white photos. Pack a lunch and dress warm. Call to reserve a seat in the van – Maximum of 18 spaces.

Geology Hike
Sunday, April 2 – 1:00-3:00pm
Free for members / $5 for non-members
Join Paul Kovalski, aka, Dr. Dinosaur, for a program based on the geology of the area. We’ll take a short hike and talk about rocks, fossils, glacial deposits, and what makes our park unique.

Girl Scout Badge Festival
Saturday, April 8 – 9:30am-4:00pm
$25 full day for Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes / $5 for Senior
Attention all Girl Scouts! Come to PEEC for a fun day of hands-on badge work. Brownies will work on Outdoor Adventurer badge. Juniors will focus on the Flowers legacy badge and Gardener badge. Cadettes will work towards the Trailblazing badge. Seniors will work on the Adventurer badge. Scouts must be supervised at all times by a parent or troop leader. Payment is required at registration. Space is limited - call early!

Farm to Table Dinner
Saturday, April 8 – 6:00-8:00pm
$25
Welcome the coming of spring with PEEC’s 1st Farm to Table Dinner. This dinner features local produce perfect for the season! Bring your friends & family to enjoy this cozy evening.

Salamanders, Frogs and More!
Sunday, April 9 – 10:00am-12:00pm
$5 per person
Amphibians are stirring in the woods! Join us as we explore nearby breeding pools for salamanders, frogs, and egg masses. We’ll provide nets and collection bins for gentle, up-close study. Wear boots and clothes that can get a little muddy or wet.

Ecozone Discovery Room!
Sunday, April 9 – 1:00-4:00pm
$2 per person
Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, explore a beaver lodge, and dig in a fossil pit! Explore this indoor discovery room and enjoy hands-on exhibits on natural history, sustainability and the local environment.

Bridge the Gap: Pond Explorers
Saturday, April 15 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Free
Join us as we explore the ponds with nets! We’ll collect fish, macro-invertebrates, amphibians, and anything else we find in collection bins for up-close study. Wear boots and plan on getting a little wet and muddy! Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.

Pocono Knit Camp
April 20-23
$70 per day / Call for commuter rates
Stretch your knitting skills to make cabled fingerless mitts, and knit or crochet a beaded bracelet. Pre-ordered kits are available or use your own materials. Includes lodging and meals!

Naturally Beautiful Beading
Saturday, April 22 – 10:00am-12:00pm
$20
Learn to identify different stones such as jasper, geodes, agate, or turquoise and the process used to color enhance the stones. Instructions will also be given on how to create a bracelet & earrings, or a necklace to take home!

Ecozone Discovery Room!
Saturday, April 22 – 1:00-4:00pm
$2 per person
Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, explore a beaver lodge, and dig in a fossil pit! Explore this indoor discovery room and enjoy hands-on exhibits on natural history, sustainability and the local environment.

Spring Peeper Search
Saturday, April 22 – 8:00-9:00pm
Free
These tiny tree frogs have thawed out and are active again in our forested wetlands. Listen to the impressive choir made by these vocal amphibians as we carefully catch, study, and release them. Bring a flashlight for better searching!

Active Adventures: Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk
Sunday, April 23 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Free
Nature provides food & natural remedies for us in the form of many plants. Join us on a hike focused on wild edible & medicinal plants. No collecting will be done in the Park. Funding for this program provided by the AllOne Foundation.

Bridge the Gap: Bike the McDade
Sunday, April 23 – 1:00-4:00pm
Free
Join us for a bike ride along the McDade Trail! We will provide all equipment and transportation. Please bring a water bottle and lunch, and wear sturdy footwear. We will have extra water and snacks available. Registration begins March 23rd – Maximum of 25 spaces. Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.

Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 29 – 10:00am-4:00pm
$5 per car
Help us celebrate the Earth! There will be hands-on learning stations, interpretive hikes, conservation exhibits, crafts, food, music, and much more! Pre-registration is NOT required.

Tweets and Sweets
Sunday, April 30 – 9:00-11:00am
$5
Interested in learning more about birds? Join us for a hike that focuses on bird ID and their unique natural history. We’ll be having breakfast snacks & beverages before we head out. We provide binoculars and field guides.

Bridge the Gap: Wildflower Walk
Sunday, April 30 – 1:00-4:00pm
Free
Celebrate the blossoming of spring with a walk in the woods. Join us as we share identification tips and discuss the natural history of local flowers. Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.



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