The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is located within the 77,000 acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and is the education partner of the National Park Service in this area.
Pre-registration is requested until otherwise noted.
Sugar Shack Scramble
Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 – 9:00am-12:00pm
Join us for a hike through the woods out to the “Two Saps” Sugar Shack. Afterwards, enjoy hot cocoa and pancakes with fresh maple syrup at our Dining Hall! Sign up for a 9:00am or 9:30am start time. Spaces are limited!
Ecozone Discovery Room!
Saturday, March 4 – 1:00pm-4:00pm
Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, explore a beaver lodge, 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.
Cross Country Skiing
Saturday, March 11 – 9:00am-12:00pm
$20 adult / $10 child
Enjoy the winter woods with beginner ski lessons. Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice on our campus. Skis, poles & boots provided – register w/shoe size to guarantee a spot. Check our Facebook page for pop-up availability. Lead support is provided by the William Penn Foundation.
Intro to Snowshoeing
Sunday, March 12 – 1:00pm-3:00pm
$10 Adult / $5 Child
Learn the basics of snowshoeing and enjoy a winter walk through the woods. No experience necessary – we provide the equipment and teach you everything you need to know. Register early to reserve a pair of snowshoes & guarantee a spot. Orienteering will be offered as an alternative program in the event of no snow.
Camp Hidden Falls Tour
Saturday, March 18 – 1:00pm-4:00pm
Camp Hidden Falls is an old Girl Scout Camp acquired by the NPS in 2018. Come with us as we explore the property and see how many waterfalls we can find. Spaces are limited-Call early to reserve a spot.
Ecozone Discovery Room!
Sunday, March 19 – 1:00pm-4:00pm
Climb into a bald eagle’s nest, crawl into a bat cave, explore a beaver lodge, 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: Woodcock Walk
Friday, March 24 – 6:30pm-8:00pm
Join us for a walk to see the mysterious woodcock and its spectacular springtime mating display. Bring a flashlight for better searching! Lead support is provided by the William Penn Foundation.
BSA Scouts Badge Festival
Saturday, March 25 – 9:30am-4:00pm
$25 Full Day
Bears will work on the Bear Necessities patch. Weblelos will complete their Webelos Walkabout patch. Scouts will work towards their Nature Study merit badge. Payment is required at registration. Space is limited – call early! Don’t forget to bring a lunch. Overnight accommodations with meals are available for $43/person.
Salamanders, Frogs, and More!
Sunday, March 26 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Amphibians are stirring in the woods! Join us as we explore nearby breeding pools for salamanders, frogs, and egg masses. We’ll provide nets and collection jars for gentle, up-close study.
Wear boots and clothes that can get muddy or wet.
For details on these and other PEEC events, please contact:
Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
538 Emery Road
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328