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October 2017 NewsFlash

October 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.

“Falling Leaves” Family Nature Getaway Weekend
Columbus Day Weekend: October 6-9
Adults $225 / Child, Commuter, Day Rates Available
Bring your friends and family to experience the best of what PEEC has to offer. Interpretive hikes, animal presentations, canoeing, campfire and more! Includes 3 nights lodging & meals from Friday dinner - Monday lunch.

Fall Family Fun Day
Saturday, October 7 – 10:00am-4:00pm
$5 per car
Spend the day at PEEC and celebrate the fall season with us! Enjoy arts & crafts, hands-on activities, conservation exhibits, live music, local food, old-timey activities, & more! Bring your family & friends to this great event!

Fall Photography w/ John Barclay
October 13-15
$290 / $240 Commuter
Capture the beautiful fall colors with world renowned photographer, John Barclay. Learn about exposure, composition and more. Geared towards DSLR type cameras. A tripod is recommended, but not required. Includes lodging and meals. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity – capture the beauty of autumn under the guidance of an amazing teacher!

Bridge the Gap: Bike the McDade!
Saturday, October 14 – 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 September 14th – Maximum of 25 spaces. Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.

Fire Building
Sunday, October 15 – 10:00am-12:000pm
$5
Make fire without matches by learning techniques that involve sparks and found or prepared tinder. Ages 10+ please.

Ecozone Discovery Room!
Sunday, October 15 – 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.

Boy Scout Badge Fest
Saturday, October 21 – 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 Fun, Feathers, and Ferns. Webelos will work on the Into the Woods adventure. Boy Scouts will work towards the Environmental Science badge (pre-reqs 3e and 3f; bring a camera). Scouts must be supervised at all times by a parent or troop leader. Payment is required at registration. Space is limited - call early!

Signs of Fall Hike
Sunday, October 22 – 10:00am-12:00pm
$5
Take a hike with us and discover the science behind the wonderful season of fall. We’ll discuss changing animal behavior, why leaves change color, and why it’s the best season to be out and about!

Fungus Among Us
Sunday, October 22 – 1:00-3:00pm
$5
Search for fungus and lichen as you learn about the amazing world of decomposition and nutrient cycling. No collecting will be done within the Park.

Girl Scout Badge Fest
Saturday, October 28 – 9:30am-4:00pm
$25 full day for Brownies, Juniors / $5 for Cadettes and Seniors
Attention all Girl Scouts! Come to PEEC for a fun day of hands-on badge work. Brownies will work on Senses and Hiker badges, Juniors will focus on the Animal Habitats badge from It’s Your Story – Tell It! Cadettes and Seniors will work on service projects for the Girl Scout Ranger Program. Scouts must be supervised at all times by a parent or troop leader. Payment is required at registration. Space is limited - call early!

Little Eco Explorers: Bats
Sunday, October 29 – 10:00-11:30am
$5 per child
A fun hands-on program for young children! Join us for a story, craft, and activity focusing on bats. Call for details.

Ecozone Discovery Room!
Sunday, October 29 – 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.




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