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August 2016 NewsFlash

Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) August Events – 2016


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.

Adult Nature Weekend
August 5-7
$195 – Commuter & Day Rates available – Call for details.
Take a weekend off and relax in the Poconos! Enjoy interpretive hikes, canoeing, waterfall tours, animal presenters, campfires, and more! Ages 21 and up, please. Includes two nights of lodging and six meals.

Little Eco Explorers: Fish
Sunday, August 7 – 1:00-3:00pm
$5 per child
A fun hands-on program for young children! Join us for a story, craft, and activity focusing on a particular critter. Call for details.

Butterfly Walk
Saturday, August 13 – 10:00am-12:00pm
$5
Learn about the wonderful world of butterflies! Join David Trently on a search through the fields and around the ponds for butterflies and dragonflies. Call early – spaces fill up fast!

Bridge the Gap: Tumbling Waters Hike
Saturday, August 13 – 9:00am-12:00pm
Free
Join us for an interpretive hike on our Tumbling Waters Trail. This 3 mile loop features a beautiful waterfall and a scenic overlook of the Delaware River Valley.

Frog Frenzy
Sunday, August 14 – 10:00am-12:00pm
$5 per person
Join us for a fun morning at the ponds and streams! Learn about some of our frog friends as we gently catch and release these hopping amphibians. Wear boots and plan on getting a little wet and muddy.

Ecozone Discovery Room!
Sunday, August 14 – 1:00-4:00pm
$2 per person
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.

Bridge the Gap: Pond Paddle
Saturday, August 20 – 1:00-3:00pm
Free
Come join us for a free paddle on our ponds! Beginners are welcome—we will teach you everything you need to know! Dress appropriately—you may get wet. Spaces are limited; Call to reserve a boat! Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.

Nature at Night
Saturday, August 20 – 8:00-9:30pm
$5
A pleasant summer evening is the perfect time to head outside. Take a walk in the woods to listen for owls, look at stars, and enjoy the music of the night. Enjoy fun activities that test your night vision.

Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk
Sunday, August 21 – 1:00-3:00pm
$5
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 within the Park.

Geology Hike
Sunday, August 21 – 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.

Pond Explorers
Saturday, August 27 – 10:00am-12:00pm
$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!

Ecozone Discovery Room!
Saturday, August 27 – 1:00-4:00pm
$2 per person
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.

Bridge the Gap: Pond Paddle
Sunday, August 28—10:00am-12:00pm
Free
Come join us for a free paddle on our ponds! Beginners are welcome—we will teach you everything you need to know! Dress appropriately—you may get wet. Spaces are limited; Call to reserve a boat! Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.

Sunday for Singles Nature Hike
Sunday, August 28 – 1:00-3:00pm
Free
Enjoy a guided hike on a PEEC trail. This program is all about exploring nature and meeting new people.


In This Newsletter


UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS

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KINDRED SPIRITS ARTS PROGRAMS

Black Bear Film Festival Workshop

Free Outdoor Classical Music Festival A first for Milford, PA

Middletown Community Health Fair

Open Auditions Christmas Around the World - Part 2

WMH Auxiliary “Billy Joel” Tribute Concert

Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Hosts ‘Yoga By The River’

Wally Lake Fest 2016: Returning Events Wally Lake Fest: August 26-28, 2016

Realty Executives 2nd Annual Charity Yard Sale

Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) August Events – 2016

Delaware Highlands Conservancy Announces Free Community Picnic

Penn State Extension

4-H Summer Fun for Younger Children

DEP Accepting Applications for the 2016 Small Business Advantage Grants Grants will Fund Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency Projects

NPS Warns Visitors Not to Leave Valuables in Cars

Pocono Health Foundation Awards Over $150,000 in Community Grants and Scholarships

New Medical Leadership for Wayne Memorial Hospital

BLACK BEAR FILM FESTIVAL PRESS RELEASE

Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Chronic Disease Specialists

VetStock Revs Up For Area Veterans

The Settlers Inn Earns Wine Spectator Restaurant Award in 2016

SEEDS Hires 3 Local Students and Announces FREE Home Energy Assessments

Pocono Health System and Pocono Health Foundation Appoints New Board Members

Kate’s Wish Brings Comfort to Chemo Patients

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Managing Diabetes

MilfordMD Adds ThermiVa for Vaginal Rejuvenation

Family Heritage Life

Rodeo At Malibu Ranch

A Home Water and Septic System Workshop


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