April 23rd, 2012

Lehman Township, Dingmans Ferry, PA - As spring arrives in the Pocono Mountains, many species of birds are returning from warmer climates. Birders of all levels, novice to experienced, are invited to spend the weekend of May 11-13 at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in search of warblers, raptors, and other migrating birds.

The weekend will begin on Friday evening, May 11 & continue through Sunday afternoon, May 13. Guided field trips will bed led by Darryl Speicher & Peter Wulfhorst, experienced birders who will identify birds by sight, sound, and habitat.

Join us for a weekend with the birds! To register, call PEEC at 570-828-2319. The cost of the weekend is $195, which includes 2 nights of lodging & 6 meals. Commuter & day rates are also available.

Additional birding programs will be available at PEEC the weekend of May 19 & 20. “Introduction to Birding” programs will be held Saturday, May 19, from 8-10am and Sunday, May 20 from 9-11am. These programs will be free for PEEC members and $5 for non-members. The programs will focus on bird ID, their unique natural history, and the reasons behind annual bird migration. Please visit http://www.peec.org/events-date.html for a complete list of all upcoming PEEC events and programs.

PEEC’s mission is to advance environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in a national park. PEEC provides unique, year-round environmental experiences to families, school groups, scouts, and nature enthusiasts of all ages. The environmental center is located near mile marker 8, within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, in Dingmans Ferry, PA (Lehman Township). For more information call (570) 828-2319 or visit PEEC online at www.peec.org. PEEC is close to home, where learning comes naturally!

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April 17th, 2012

Lehman Township, Dingmans Ferry, PA - The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will be offering a “Drum Making Workshop” the weekend of May 4-5, 2012, led by Master Drummer, Maxwell Kofi Donkor.

This wonderful weekend begins the afternoon of Friday, May 4 and continues through Saturday, May 5. Donkor will lead participants through the steps of making their own drums, from selecting the natural materials and soaking the skins to heading the shells. Enjoy introductory drumming lessons, sunrise drumming, historical drumming culture, & more. No experience necessary. Registration is $250 ($200 commuter rate) and this amazing program includes 1 night of lodging & 4 delicious meals.

Master Drummer Donkor will return to PEEC throughout the summer for additional drumming programs. “Moonlit Drumming” will be held at PEEC on July 14, 7-9pm. Registration is $30/adult and $15/child, and participants will enjoy an introductory lesson and a drumming circle under the moonlit sky. “Full Moon Drumming” on August 31, 7-10pm, will be $30/adult and $15/child. This program will also include an introductory lesson and drumming circle, as well as teaching the basics of drumming and its rich cultural heritage, all under the brilliant full moon.
To register, call PEEC at 570-828-2319 with your information. Please visit http://www.peec.org/events-date.html for a complete list of all upcoming PEEC events and programs.

PEEC’s mission is to advance environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in a national park. PEEC provides unique, year-round environmental experiences to families, school groups, scouts, and nature enthusiasts of all ages. The environmental center is located near mile marker 8, within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, in Dingmans Ferry, PA (Lehman Township). For more information call (570) 828-2319 or visit PEEC on-line at www.peec.org. PEEC is close to home, where learning comes naturally!

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April 2nd, 2012

Lehman Township, PA – Celebrate the opening of day of trout season with a delicious community event. The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will be hosting its 3rd Annual Community Fish Fry on April 14, 2012. From 5-7 pm, family & friends can meet at PEEC for a fish fry dinner. After a delightful dinner, enjoy the spring evening with a short canoe paddle on Front Pond.

During the day, while the fishermen & women are wading in the local streams searching for the first catch of the season, there is an additional program available at PEEC. Salamanders have begun stirring in the woods, so join the PEEC staff as they explore nearby breeding pools for salamander egg masses. This $5 event begins at 1:00pm on April 14. Nets & collection jars will be provided for up-close study.

At the end of the day, fishermen, friends, & family can relax and enjoy the fish fry. At $12 for adults and $8 for children 10 & under, it is a great way to end the day. Fish will be provided and, weather permitting, canoeing on PEEC’s Front Pond is included at no extra charge. Please call 570-828-2319 to register for the Salamander Egg Search and the Fish Fry. 
PEEC is located on Emery Road in Dingmans Ferry – just minutes from many of the ponds & streams in Lehman Township. For more information, call 570-828-2319, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or check www.peec.org.

The Pocono Environmental Education Center, a non-profit facility, is located within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, between Milford and Bushkill, PA. PEEC advances environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in a national park. PEEC is close to home, where learning comes naturally!

Contact:
Janine Morley
Marketing Coordinator
Pocono Environmental Education Center

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February 23th, 2012

Celebrate the end of winter at the Sugar Shack Scramble! The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is hosting its 3rd annual Sugar Shack Scramble on Saturday, March 10, from 9am-12:30pm. The cost is $15 per adult and $10 per child.

Enjoy an orienteering expedition that leads to a sugar shack in the woods! Participants will travel in guided groups, using a map and compass to find the sugar shack. Upon arrival, you will learn about the maple sugaring process, see the maple sap as boils down to syrup, and enjoy hot cocoa and pancakes with fresh PA maple syrup.

Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited. Please call PEEC at 570-828-2319 to sign up for a 9:00am or 9:30am start time.

PEEC’s mission is to advance environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in a national park. PEEC provides unique, year-round environmental experiences to families, school groups, scouts, and nature enthusiasts of all ages. The environmental center is located near mile marker 8, within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, in Dingmans Ferry, PA (Lehman Township). For more information call (570) 828-2319 or visit PEEC on-line at www.peec.org PEEC is close to home, where learning comes naturally!

 

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February 16th, 2012

Dingmans Ferry, PA (2/9/12) Today Jessica Snyder from Dingmans Ferry, PA was awarded an activation grant from Outdoor Nation, a national initiative that reconnects youth to the outdoors. The Outdoor Nation activation grant will fund Women on the Water, an idea Snyder developed to reconnect youth to America’s natural and cultural heritage. The winning project supports the goals of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative, which aims to create a 21st century conservation and recreation agenda, and the grant was made possible by the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, the community assistance arm of the National Park Service.

Women on the Water provides 45 female high school students from urban Philadelphia, New York City, and rural Pennsylvania the opportunity to explore and learn about the Delaware River and its associated riparian ecosystems from its beginnings in upstate New York all the way to the bay in Philadelphia. The young women will have many opportunities to learn about environmental education while paddling and sleeping on the river, volunteering in the National Park visitor centers, and participating in a 2- 4 week mentor/internship program at the Pocono Environmental Education Center.

“We are very proud to turn our young people’s ideas into actions,” said Chris Fanning, executive director of the Outdoor Foundation, the organization that oversees Outdoor Nation. “The Outdoor Nation activation grants will help empower youth to take on their generation’s most significant outdoor challenges by removing barriers to outdoor participation, making the outdoors more relevant, and engaging more young people in outdoor activities.”

Outdoor Nation awards grants through a competitive application and review process. Twenty projects from across the country were chosen for the Outdoor Nation activation grant. The projects serve various audiences and activities include kayaking, photography, inner-city outreach, hiking, painting, biking, environmental education, and map and compass skills.

“I envision these young ladies gaining a better understanding about the outdoor world and its opportunities, as well as having many powerful experiences that they can build upon later in life,” said Jessica Snyder, Summer Camp, Special Events, and Volunteer Coordinator at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC). Snyder has been working at PEEC for the past 2 years. She attended Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania, and graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies. She is looking forward to the opportunity to share her outdoor experiences with the particpants.

Outdoor Nation is an initiative of The Outdoor Foundation and was founded with initial support from The North Face, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, The REI Foundation, The Conservation Fund and the National Park Service.

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