September Events at PEEC
Pocono Environmental Education Center
538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
(570) 828-2319 ~ Fax: (570) 828-9695
PEEC is close to home, where learning comes naturally!
“Migrate to the Poconos” Family Nature Getaway Weekend
Labor Day Weekend: September 1 - 4
Adults $225 / Child, Commuter, Day Rates Available
Bring your friends & family to experience the best of what PEEC has to offer. Interpretive hikes, animal presentations, canoeing, campfire and more! Includes three nights lodging & meals from Friday dinner - Monday lunch.
Volunteer Day – Pike County Day of Caring
Saturday, September 9 – 9:00am-12:30pm
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” - Gandhi
This is the perfect day to become involved with our volunteer program. Preregistration required. Lunch will be provided.
Saturday, September 9 – 10:00am-12:00pm
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.
Create Your Own Walking Stick
Saturday, September 9 – 1:00-4:00pm
Join us for an afternoon with Brad Koller as we create handcrafted walking sticks. Wood, tools, gloves, and aprons will be provided, as well as suggestions and pointers on how to personalize your walking stick. Preregistration required – Maximum of 14 spaces.
Sunday, September 10 – 9:00am-5:00pm
Catering to photographers of all skill-levels, Ian Adrian and Salvador Veiga will be providing a two-part photography workshop. This day-long, interactive program will offer an overview on lighting, camera settings, and tricks of the trade for capturing once-in-a-lifetime shots of picturesque landscapes and wildlife in the morning, then applying those lessons in the field. Participants are required to bring their own digital cameras (all brands and models welcome) and any other equipment they see fit. Pack a lunch and bring a water bottle. Preregistration is required – Maximum of 20 spaces
Ecozone Discovery Room!
Saturday, September 16 – 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.
Saturday, September 16 – 6:30-9:30pm
$30 adult / $20 child
Master drummer, Maxwell Kofi Donkor, is back for another unforgettable experience. Enjoy an introductory lesson and a drumming circle under the moonlit sky around a campfire. Don’t miss this great event! No experience necessary. Program requires a minimum of 15 preregistrations to run.
Introduction to Orienteering
Sunday, September 17 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Come learn how to use a map & compass on our orienteering course. We’ll show you the basics before you try and find all the points. Space is limited – call early!
Fungus Among Us
Sunday, September 24 – 10:00am-12:00pm
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.