May 2015 NewsFlash

May Events – 2015 Pocono Environmental Education Center

Pocono Environmental Education Center

538 Emery Road

Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328

Bridge the Gap: Wildflower Walk

Sunday, May 3 – 1:00-4:00pm


Celebrate the blossoming of spring with a walk in the woods. Join local flower expert Josie D’Alessandro as she shares identification tips and natural history of the local flowers. Bring a bottle of water and a camera for some pictures.

Warbler Weekend

May 8-10

$205 / $155 commuter rate

Spring migration has begun! Join us for a wonderful weekend with the birds. Enjoy guided hikes that teach how to identify birds by sight, sound and habitat. Includes two nights of lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch.

Plant Sale!

May 9 & May 10 – 9:00am-4:00pm

Free admission

There is a pre-sale for PEEC members on Friday, May 8, from 6-8pm. Choose from a variety of native and deer resistant flowers, shrubs and grasses to beautify your yard. Perennials include coneflowers, bee balm, asters, foxglove, yarrow, cranesbill, lungwort, and much more. Sun loving and shade loving plants will be available. Call in advance with your requests. Reduced price plants will be sold throughout the following week – stop by and check them out!

Spring Photography Weekend

May 15-17

$270 / $220 commuter rate

Join Del Morgan, Professional Fine Art Photographer and Educator, for a fun filled weekend dedicated to understanding and developing the skills necessary for creating visually stunning images. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity – To learn about visual design, composition, exposure and more as we explore and photograph the natural Spring Season beauty of PEEC and surrounding Pocono Mountain areas. A tripod is recommended but not required. Includes 2 nights lodging and meals from Friday dinner – Sunday lunch.

PRO SERIES: Herpetology, with Dr. Thomas LaDuke

Saturday, May 16 – 1:00-4:00pm


Learn from the experts. Join Dr. Thomas LaDuke, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, ESU, for an in-depth look at the amphibians and reptiles of the area. Study preserved specimen, search along the trails for herps, and learn a lot!

Bird Walk

Sunday, May 17 – 8:00-10:00am


Interested in learning more about birds? Join Darryl Speicher, from the Pocono Avian Research Center, for a hike that focuses on bird ID and their unique natural history. We provide binoculars and field guides. Ages 10+ please.

Volunteer in the Greenhouse

Sunday, May 17 – 10:00-11:30am


Join us for some gardening work in PEEC’s new greenhouse! Lend a hand on our springtime projects.

Pre-registration required.

“Spring Fling” Family Nature Getaway Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend: May 22-25

Adults $225 / Child, Commuter, and Day Rates – call for details

Bring your family and friends to experience the best of what PEEC has to offer. Interpretive hikes, animal presentations, fishing, canoeing, crafts, campfire and more! Includes three nights of lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Monday lunch.

Bird Photography 101

Saturday, May 30 – 10:00am-12:00pm


Learn how to take great pictures of birds! Join Bob Shank, wildlife photographer, for an in depth look at attracting and photographing birds. Learn how to use a blind, create perches, and choose the right camera gear. Call for details.

Bridge the Gap: Wild Edibles Walk

Sunday, May 31 – 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.

Sunday for Singles

Sunday, May 31 – 1:00-3:00pm


Enjoy a guided hike on a PEEC trail. This program is all about exploring nature and meeting new people.

Nature Adventure Camp at PEEC

June 29 – August 21, 2015

PEEC has been running its nature camp since 1998. Our camp program includes day camp for children 3 to 16 years old and residential camp for children 10 to 16 years old. Campers will enjoy hiking, playing games, and exploring a national park under close supervision by expert camp staff. Lunch and transportation options are also available. For more information visit, e-mail or call 570-828-2319.

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