January Events – 2018 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
Monday, January 1 – 8:00am Start
It’s the National Audubon Society’s 118th 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
Bridge the Gap: Ski the McDade Trail
Saturday, January 20 – 9:00am-12:00pm
Enjoy the winter woods with beginner ski lessons; learn the basics of cross country skiing. Skis, poles & boots provided - register w/shoe size to guarantee a spot. Bridge the Gap date funding provided by the William Penn Foundation.
Cross Country Skiing
Sunday, January 14 – 1:00-3:00pm
Sunday, January 21 – 1:00-3:00pm
Saturday, January 27 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Sunday, January 28 – 1:00-3:00pm
$20 adult / $10 child
Enjoy the winter woods with beginner ski lessons. Learn the basics of cross country skiing and practice on an old logging road loop. You decide how many loops to ski. Skis, poles & boots provided - register w/shoe size to guarantee a spot.
Bridge the Gap: Intro to Snowshoeing
Saturday, January 20 – 1:00-4:00pm
Learn the basics of snow shoes and enjoy a winter walk along the McDade Trail. 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 this program is provided by the William Penn Foundation.
Winter Ecology Hike
Sunday, January 21 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Learn how different plants and animals survive the winter. Join us on a hike and experience PEEC in the wintertime. All ages welcome.
Saturday, January 27 – 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.
Sunday, January 28 – 10:00am-12:00pm
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.