January Events – 2019 Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
538 Emery Road
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
For Further Information: 570-828-2319, www.peec.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-registration is requested until otherwise noted.
Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 30 – 8:00am Start
It’s the National Audubon Society’s 119th annual Christmas Bird Count! The longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, the Christmas Bird Count provides critical data on population trends. You can register for the area around your house and participate from the comfort of your living room, or you can venture out into a different part of the count circle. If you’re a beginner, we’ll try to pair you with a more experienced birder. Pre-registration is required for this event.
Cross Country Skiing
Saturdays, January 19 & 26 – 10:00am-12:00pm
$20 adult / $10 child
Bridge the Gap: Free Admission - Saturday, January 12 – 9:00am-12:00pm
Enjoy the winter woods with beginner ski lessons. Learn the basics of cross country skiing and practice on our campus. Skis, poles & boots provided - register w/shoe size to guarantee a spot. *Bridge the Gap date funding provided by the William Penn Foundation.*
Ecozone Discovery Room!
Saturday, January 12 – 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. No registration required.
Intro to Snowshoeing
Sundays, January 20 & 27 – 10:00am-12:00pm
$10 adult/ $5 child
Bridge the Gap: Free Admission* Sunday, January 13
Learn the basics of snowshoeing and enjoy a winter walk through the woods. No experience necessary – we provide the equipment and teach you everything you need to know. Register early to reserve a pair of snowshoes & guarantee a spot. *Funding for the Bridge the Gap date is provided by the William Penn Foundation.*
Sunday, January 13 – 1:00-3:00pm
Animals leave behind clues that give us glimpses into their lives. Explore our natural areas for tracks, trails, scat, territory marks, chew marks, and other signs animals leave as they travel through the fields and forests of the Poconos.
Saturday, January 19 – 9:00am-3:00pm
Join us on a trip north in search of eagles and other rare wintering birds. Visit the Mongaup Reservoir, the Delaware River, & the Delaware Highlands Conservancy to look for winter residents and nesting pairs. Bring a lunch, camera & warm clothes. Call to reserve a seat in the van – Maximum of 20 spaces.
Winter Ecology Hike
Sunday, January 27 – 1:00-3:00pm
Learn how different plants and animals survive the winter. Enjoy the interactive activities that teach how other living beings have adapted to the cold. Join us on a hike and experience PEEC in the wintertime. All ages welcome.