Pocono Environmental Education Center June Events
June Events – 2015
538 Emery Road
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
For Further Information: 570-828-2319, www.peec.org, email@example.com
Pre-registration is requested until otherwise noted.
Volunteer Day – National Trails Day
Saturday, June 6 – 9:00am-12:00pm
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” – Aesop
Join us for a fun morning of trail work. Everyone is welcome and appreciated! Snacks provided.
Little Eco Explorers: Fish
Saturday, June 6 – 1:00-3:00pm
$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.
Do It Yourself Day
Sunday, June 7 – 1:00-3:00pm
Join us for an afternoon of fun DIY projects! We’ll be making everything from candles and pinecone bird feeders, to homemade fire-starters.
Bridge the Gap: Day Paddle
Saturday, June 13 – 9:00am-3:00pm
Join us for this free paddle down the Delaware! Bring a lunch and a water bottle and dress for the weather. We will provide extra water and snacks. Choose between a canoe or kayak. Please register by 6/7 as space is limited. Call for details.
Wild Edibles Walk
Sunday, June 14 – 10:00am-12:00pm
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.
Bridge the Gap: Kayak Paddle
Saturday, June 20 – 10:00am-12:00pm
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.
PRO SERIES: Small Mammals
Saturday, June 20 – 1:00-4:00pm
Learn from the experts. Join Dr. Howard Whidden, professor at East Stroudsburg University, for a workshop on the identification of Pennsylvania’s mammals, including bats, mice, and shrews. Use live mammals, prepared specimens, and skulls to learn the key characteristics used for identification.
Sunday, June 21 – 1:00-3:00pm
$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!
15th Annual Golf Outing
Monday, June 22 – 8:00am Start
$115 / Golfer
Join us for a great day of golf at the Lords Valley Country Club at Hemlock Farms.
Bridge the Gap: Hike and Bike
Saturday, June 27 – 9:00am-3:00pm
Join us for a bike ride along the McDade Trail, followed by a hike back at PEEC. We will provide all equipment and transportation. Please bring a water bottle and lunch, and wear sturdy footwear. We will have extra water and snacks available. Please register by 6/21 as space is limited. Call for details.
Summer Canoe Paddle
Saturday, June 27 – 1:00-3:00pm
$5 per person
Start summer off the right way! 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.
Ecozone Discovery Room!
Sunday, June 28 – 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.