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January 2014 NewsFlash

January Events – 2014 Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)


January Events – 2014
Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
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.

Cross Country Skiing
Every Saturday morning (9am-11am) and Sunday afternoon (1pm-3pm) in January
$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.

Ecozone Discovery Room!
Saturday, January 4 – 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.

Winter Bird Walk
Saturday, January 4 – 2:00-4:00pm
$5
Celebrate our winged friends! Join Darryl Speicher, from the Pocono Avian Research Center, for a short hike on the Two Ponds trail. Learn about the variety of winter residents that you see at bird feeders.
Binoculars & field guides provided. Please call to register.

Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, January 5 – 8:00am Start
Free – Audubon Society is no longer charging fee
It’s the National Audubon Society’s 114th 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 pair you up with a more experienced birder.
Pre-registration is required for this event.

Sunday for Singles
Sunday, January 5 – 1:00-3:00pm
Free
Enjoy a guided hike on a PEEC trail. This program is all about exploring nature and meeting new people.
Please call to register.

Animal Tracking
Saturday, January 11 – 10:00-12:00pm
Free for members / $5 for non-members
Animals leave behind clues that give us glimpses into their lives. Explore our natural areas for tracks, trails, scat, territory marks, eat marks, and other signs that animals leave as they travel through the fields and forests of the Poconos. Please call to register.

Introduction to Snowshoeing
Sunday, January 12 – 9:00-11:00am
$10
Learn the basics of snow shoes and enjoy a winter stomp through the woods. No experience necessary – we provide the equipment and teach you everything you need to know.
Register early to guarantee a spot.

Winter Waterfalls
Sunday, January 12 – 1:00-3:30pm
$12
This is a great time of year to enjoy the waterfalls. See them as they cascade down through chunks of frozen ice and snow. Dress warm, wear sturdy boots, and bring a camera!
Call to reserve a seat in the van.

Family Ice Fishing
Saturday, January 18 – 1:00-3:30pm
$10 child / $5 adult
Learn the basics of ice fishing and try your luck on our ponds. We provide all of the equipment. Dress in warm layers.
No fishing licenses required. Spaces limited. Call to reserve a spot.

Animal Tracking
Sunday, January 19 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Free for members / $5 for non-members
Animals leave behind clues that give us glimpses into their lives. Explore our natural areas for tracks, trails, scat, territory marks, eat marks, and other signs that animals leave as they travel through the fields and forests of the Poconos. Please call to register.

Ecozone Discovery Room!
Sunday, January 19 – 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.

MLK Jr. Day of Service
Monday, January 20 – 9:00am-12:00pm
Life's most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others’? – MLK Jr.
Start the year off right – become involved with our volunteer program! All ages welcome; please call to register. Snacks provided.

Eagle Watch for Eagle Enthusiasts!
Saturday, January 25 – 8:30am-3:30pm
$20
Join Jan Lokuta on a trip north in search of eagles. Visit the Mongaup Reservoir, the Delaware River, & the Eagle Institute. Bring a lunch, camera & warm clothes.
Includes a special stop at “Eagle Day” at the PPL Environmental Center! Please call to register.

Little Eco Explorers: Black Bears
Saturday, January 25 – 1:00-2:30pm
$5 per child
It’s a new program for 3-6 year olds! Join us for a story, craft, and activity focusing on a particular critter. Call for details and registration.

Introduction to Snowshoeing
Saturday, January 25 – 1:00-3:00pm
$10
Learn the basics of snow shoes and enjoy a winter stomp through the woods. No experience necessary – we provide the equipment and teach you everything you need to know.
Register early to guarantee a spot.



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