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April 2016 NewsFlash

April Events – 2016 Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)




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

Boy Scout Badge Fest
Saturday, April 2 – 9:00am-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 towards the Castaway badge (pre-req 2b). Boy Scouts will work towards the Nature merit badge (pre-req 4a). Scouts must be supervised at all times by a parent or troop leader. Payment is required at registration. Space is limited - call early!

Spring Waterfalls
Sunday, April 3 – 9:00am-12:00pm
$10
This is a great time of year to enjoy the waterfalls. With rising temperatures and early spring snowmelts the waterfalls in the park are quite impressive. Dress warm, wear sturdy boots, and bring a camera! Call to reserve a seat in the van.

Ecozone Discovery Room!
Sunday, April 3 – 1:00-4:00pm
$2
Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, 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.

Girl Scout Badge Fest
Saturday, April 9 – 9:00am-4:00pm
$25 full day for Brownies, Juniors, & Cadettes / $5 Seniors
Attention all Girl Scouts! Come to PEEC for a fun day of hands-on badge work. Brownies will work on the Outdoor Adventurer badge, Juniors will focus on the Gardener badge, and Cadettes will work towards the Trailblazing badge. Seniors will work on service projects as part of 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!

Bridge the Gap: Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk
Sunday, April 10 – 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. Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation. No collecting will be done within the Park.

Geology Hike
Sunday, April 10 – 1:00-3:00pm
$5
Come join us 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.

Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 16 – 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.

Pond Explorers
Sunday, April 17 – 1:00-3:00pm
$5 per person
Join us as we explore the ponds with nets! We’ll collect fish, macro-invertebrates, amphibians, and anything else we find in some buckets, for up-close study. Wear boots and plan on getting a little wet and muddy! Register early!

Knitting Workshop
April 21-24
$70 a day / Call for commuter rates
Join Patti Shreiner for a relaxing weekend in the Poconos. Knit a Twisted Hug Moebius Wrap or a warm Thrummed Hat. Fiber enthusiasts of all stripes (knitting, crochet, quilting, spinning, rug hooking, etc.) are also welcome to work on their own projects. Supply list will be provided. Includes lodging and meals.

Salamanders, Frogs and More!
Saturday, April 23 – 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 jars for gentle, up-close study. Wear boots and clothes that can get a little muddy or wet.

Introduction to Fly Fishing
Sunday, April 24 – 9:00am-12:00pm
$15
Learn the basics of fly fishing. Practice knot tying and casting. Join Will Daskal from the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited for a fun afternoon and learn some new skills.

Ecozone Discovery Room!
Sunday, April 24 – 1:00-4:00pm
$2
Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, 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.





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