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July 2015 NewsFlash

July Events – 2015 Pocono Environmental Education Center


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.

“Celebration with a Bang” Family Nature Getaway Weekend
July 2-5
Adults $225 / Child, Commuter, & Day Rates Available
Bring your friends and family to experience the best of what PEEC has to offer. Nature hikes, animal presentations, swimming, canoeing, fireworks, campfire and more! Price includes three nights lodging and meals from Thursday dinner to Sunday lunch.

Summer Canoe Paddle
Sunday, July 5 – 1:00-3:00pm
$5
Enjoy summer out on the water! Paddle a canoe…and try out our new kayaks! Beginners are welcome – we teach you everything you need to know. Dress appropriately – you may get wet. Call to reserve a canoe.

Frog Frolic
Saturday, July 11 – 1:00-3:00pm
$5 per person
Join us for a fun afternoon 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!

Moonlit Drumming
Saturday, July 11 – 6:30-9:30pm
$30 adult / $15 child
Master drummer, Maxwell Kofi Donkor, is back for another unforgettable experience. Enjoy an introductory lesson and a drumming circle under the moonlit sky. Don’t miss this great event! No experience necessary. Call to reserve a drum.

Sunday for Singles Nature Hike
Sunday, July 12 – 1:00-3:00pm
Free
Enjoy a guided hike on a PEEC trail. This program is all about exploring nature and meeting new people.

Little Eco Explorers: Beavers
Sunday, July 12 – 10:00-12:00pm
$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.

Ecozone Discovery Room!
Saturday, July 18 – 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 Kayak Paddle
Saturday, July 18 – 5:00-7:00pm
Free
Come join us for a free kayak paddle on our Pickerel Pond. 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 kayak! Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.

Nature at Night
Saturday, July 18 – 8:00-9:30pm
Free for members / $5 for non-members
A summer evening is the perfect time to head outside. Take a walk in the woods, listen for frogs and look at the stars.

Summer Canoe Paddle
Sunday, July 19 – 10:00am-12:00pm
$5
Enjoy the summer out on the water! Paddle a canoe…and try out our new kayaks! Beginners are welcome – we teach you everything you need to know. Dress appropriately – you may get wet. Call to reserve a canoe.

Bridge the Gap: Wild Edibles Walk
Saturday, July 25 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Free
Nature provides food for us in the form of many plants. Join us on a hike focused on wild edibles. No collecting will be done within the Park.

Earthen Healing
Saturday, July 25 – 1:00-3:00pm
$5
Come join us for a new program about the remarkable healing properties of plants. We’ll teach you which native and garden species cure various ailments and how to prepare them for use.

Bridge the Gap Kayak Paddle
Sunday, July 26 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Free
Come join us for a free kayak paddle on our Pickerel Pond. 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 kayak! Funding for this program provided by the William Penn Foundation.

Butterfly Walk
Sunday, July 26 – 1:00-3:00pm
$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!

Ecozone Discovery Room!
Sunday, July 26 – 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.

Women’s Weekend
July 31 – August 2
$199
Get away from it all! Enjoy a relaxing weekend that includes a nature hike, canoeing, campfire, and more. This wonderful program includes two nights lodging in a yurt or cabin and six meals. Register early!






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