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January 2016 NewsFlash

January Events – 2016 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
Saturday, January 23 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Sunday, January 3, 17, 24, 31 – 1:00PM-3:00pm
$20 adult / $10 child
“Bridge the Gap” Cross Country Skiing on the McDade Trail – January 2, 16, 30 – 9:00am-12:00pm – Free
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. McDade Trail dates funding provided by the William Penn Foundation. Skis, poles & boots provided - register w/shoe size to guarantee a spot.

Intro to Snowshoeing
Saturday, January 2, 16, 23,30 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
Sunday, January 3, 17, 24, 31 – 10:00am-12:00pm
$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.

Winter Ecology Hike
Saturday, January 2 – 10:00am-12:00pm
$5
Learn how different plants and animals survive the winter. Join us on a hike and experience PEEC in the wintertime. All ages welcome.

Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, January 3 – 8:00am Start
Free
It’s the National Audubon Society’s 116th 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.

Ecozone Discovery Room!
Saturday, January 16 – 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.

Animal Tracking
Sunday, January 17 – 1:00-3:00pm
$5
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.

Eagle Watch for Eagle Enthusiasts!
Saturday, January 30 – 9:00am-3:00pm
$20
Join us on a trip north in search of eagles. Visit the Mongaup Reservoir, the Delaware River, & the Eagle Institute to look for winter residents and nesting pairs. Bring a lunch, camera & warm clothes. Call to reserve a seat in the van.

Ecozone Discovery Room!
Sunday, January 31 – 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.





Pike County Chamber of Commerce
209 East Harford Street - Milford, PA 18337


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 Phone
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(570)296-3921



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