The main focus of Carbon County Environmental Education Center is,
of course, environmental education, but not by way of the stuffy
old science lesson. As one of the most unique centers of its kind,
CCEEC offer a wide variety of programs
and events for all ages. Quiet self guided nature hikes through
diverse habitats on well defined trails,
a week-long youth conservation camp, arts and crafts programs, school
assemblies, and mushroom
identification classes are just a few of the educational opportunities
Ideas taught at CCEEC do not just apply
to the land surrounding the center. Lessons learned here can be
carried to the greatest expanse of wilderness, or the tiniest backyard.
The following information will help you understand and appreciate
the wildlife in your own backyard:
CCEEC has a continued working relationship with local school districts.
Educators at the center have worked with school administrators to
develop a Pennsylvania Department of Education compliant curriculum
that places standards for environment and ecology at the forefront
of the educational experience. Each student has an opportunity to
visit the center, with his or her class, every year from kindergarten
through 5th grade. Some schools continue to visit through the middle
and high school levels.