October 2013 NewsFlash

October Events – 2013Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)

October Events – 2013
Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
538 Emery Road
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328

For Further Information: 570-828-2319,,
Pre-registration is requested until otherwise noted.

EcoZone – Closed for Repairs
September 7, 2013

Brownie Badge Fest
Saturday, September 28 – 9:00am-12:00pm / 1:00-4:00pm
Half day $12 / Full day $20
Bring one scout or an entire troop, and let us teach the badges! Overnight lodging is available – call for rates.

Pennsylvania Amphibian & Reptile Survey (PARS)
Saturday, September 28 – 2:00–4:00pm
Marlin Corn, from the Mid-Atlantic Center for Herpetology and Conservation (MACHAC), will give an informative presentation about this organization, and its recently launched Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey (PARS).
PARS is an important state-sponsored atlas project which will determine the current distribution and status of all amphibians and reptiles throughout Pennsylvania. Combining modern technology with an army of volunteer citizen scientists, this project is slated to run for 10 years and will culminate in a publication of the results.

Fall Photography w/ Del Morgan
October 4-6
$195 / $150 commuter rate
Join Del Morgan, a fine art photographer who draws his artistic passion from nature. What is here for you to discover? Join this wonderful new weekend program and learn how to create visually stunning images.

Birds of Prey Migration
Saturday, October 5 – 9:00am-4:00pm
The hawks, eagles and falcons are migrating! Join us for a day of raptor watching at Sunrise Mountain. Dress in warm layers and bring a foldi0ng chair, binoculars, water and snacks. Space limited – call to reserve a spot in the van.

EcoZone! Afternoon
Saturday, October 5 – 1:00-4:00pm
Explore our new hands-on, discovery room. Crawl through the bat cave, sit in the eagles’ nest, and more!

“Falling Leaves” Family Nature Getaway Weekend
Columbus Day Weekend: October 11-14
Adults $210 / Child, Commuter, Day Rates
Bring your friends and family to experience the best of what PEEC has to offer. Interpretive hikes, animal presentations, square dance, canoeing, tie-dye, campfire and more! Includes 3 nights lodging & meals from Friday dinner - Monday lunch.

Fall Photography w/ John Barclay
Weekend or week-long option!
October 13-18 – $750 / $700 commuter
October 18-20 – $290 / $240 commuter
Capture the beautiful fall colors with world renowned photographer, John Barclay. Learn about exposure, composition and more. Geared towards DSLR type cameras. A tripod is recommended, but not required. Includes lodging and meals.
Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity – capture the beauty of autumn under the guidance of an amazing teacher!

Fall Foliage – Hikers Paradise
Saturday, October 19 – 1:00-3:00pm
Free for members / $5 for non-members
Enjoy the autumn colors with a leisurely walk in the woods. Wear sturdy footwear, dress in warm layers, and bring a camera! Please call to register.

Nature at Night
Saturday, October 19 – 6:00-8:00pm
A cool fall evening is the perfect time to head outside. Take a walk in the woods to listen for owls, look at stars, and enjoy the music of the night. Enjoy fun activities that test your night vision.
Please call to register.

The “Easy Does It” Hikers
Sunday, October 20 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Enjoy a nice leisurely walk through the woods. Join us for easy hikes, slow paces and interpretive natural history.
Please call to register.

EcoZone! Afternoon
Sunday, October 20 – 1:00-4:00pm
Explore our new hands-on, discovery room. Crawl through the bat cave, sit in the eagles’ nest, and more!

ECO book club – “Desert Solitaire,” by Edward Abbey
Sunday, October 20 – 1:00-2:30pm
Read a new book! Meet up to discuss the book and share thoughts. Bring some snacks and enjoy a delightful afternoon. Edward Abbey’s “Desert Solitaire” depicts his entrancement with the deserts of the American Southwest. He describes how the desert affects society and more specifically the individual on a multifaceted, sensory level. Please call to register.

Girl Scout Badge Fest
Saturday, October 26 – 9:00am-4:00pm
$12 half day / $20 full day
Attention all Girl Scouts! Come to PEEC for a fun day of badge work. Earn badges while working outside in the beautiful Pocono Mountains. Payment is required at registration. Space is limited - call early!

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Milford, PA 18337

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