Upcoming Programs

Space is often limited. Advanced registration is required.


Please register by phone only (no email or facebook) at (570) 645-8597. Leave a message with your name and phone number if you get the machine.


Additional information can be found on CCEEC's facebook page.

Creepy Crawlers—One Monday per month, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

September 26: Fall Fun

October 24: Whooo Likes Owls?     

November 14: Native American Life

December 19: Very Crafty

Open to all 2, 3 and 4-year-olds, each session focuses on some aspect of the natural world. Children participate in age-appropriate games, crafts, stories and other activities.

Programs are free for members, and a $5 per-child donation is requested of non- members.


September Art Show

Stop in any time through September to view the works of local artists, all created by participants in CCEEC’s own art classes.

Instructor Jean Perry has been providing these classes for years, guiding adult students in the use of acrylics, watercolor, and pencil, bringing to life a diversity of nature-oriented subject matter.

Works will be on display throughout the month, and admission is free.

Some pieces will be offered for sale, with a portion of proceeds benefiting CCEEC.

Note: If you’ve been one of Jean’s students and would like to exhibit, please call to make arrangements.



Honeybees With Monroe

Thursday, September 29, 6:00 p.m.

Local beekeeper Monroe Cressley shares what he’s gleaned from decades of experience in keeping honeybees. Cressley will update participants on colony collapse disorder and will offer advice on what anyone can do to improve habitat for bees or other pollinators.

Weather permitting, the evening will begin with a visit to CCEEC’s honeybees, housed in the Robert Ashmore Memorial Hives, for anyone interested.


Art Class with Jean Perry—“Coyotes”

Saturday, October 1, 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Our area’s coyotes, year-round residents that wander around woods, fields, and towns, are larger than their Western cousins. The fur, smattered in grays and light browns, with bushy, black-tipped tail, is sometimes glimpsed only as a blur, as this canine reaches speeds of up to 40mph.

Coyotes are not fond of people, preferring a diet of small mammals, snakes, birds, frogs and even fruit.

Taxidermied specimens, hides, and skulls will help inspire participants as they capture these nocturnal animals in watercolor on paper, with help from the instructor.

All materials supplied for a $20 fee. No children, please.

Annual Plant Swap

Saturday, October 1, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Start checking your garden now for plants to divide and share at this semi-annual swap meet.
Even if you have nothing to bring, come join in the fun and take home a perennial or two.

No registration is required at this free program.

Native plant species preferred, though not required. No invasive species, please!



​Edible Plant Hike

Saturday, October 8, 1:00 p.m.

Visiting Naturalist and edible plant enthusiast Miranda Clark leads this easy walk along EEC trails in search of some tasty surprises. Clark will also offer a sampling of plants to taste, with some of her favorite recipes prepared in advance.

The program is free for CCEEC members, with a $5 donation per person requested of non-members.

Field guides offered on loan. Registration is a must. All ages are welcome.

Fall Foliage Hike

Saturday, October 15, 1:00 p.m.

Volunteer Michael Blacketter leads this annual trek at peak foliage time. Join him under the oaks, maples, and cherries on this easy hike to identify many species and enjoy them in their best colors.

Field guides and binoculars available on loan or bring your own. This free event is open to all ages.

​Voters’ Referendum—A Virtual Q & A

Thursday, October 20, 6:00 p.m.

Voters in Carbon County will be asked to decide on a referendum this November with implications for the health of our countywide environment and standard of living.

Those looking to understand the potential benefits of this long-term investment, and what it means to all area taxpayers, are welcome to attend.

The virtual program, offered through Zoom, will be led by Dennis DeMara and Dan Kunkle, both involved with the referendum since its inception.

The program is free and open to all. Click on this invitation to register.


Animal Tracks & Signs

Saturday, October 22, 10:00 a.m.

Naturalist Jeannie Carl leads an exploration of Pennsylvania mammals, with a hands-on look at furs, skulls, and plaster track casts.

Learn about the furry natives that call our area home, and how to identify them by signs left behind.

This free program is open to all ages.

Art Class with Jean Perry—“Mallard Ducks”

Saturday, November 05, 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Being our most common inland duck, mallards reside in our entire region September through April, with migratory ducks arriving for winter from the north and west. Females sport a variation of brown feathers and a light orange beak. The unmistakable male’s head and neck is a glossy green with a white necklace and purplish chest.

Participants will each bring their own duck to life using watercolors or colored pencils on paper.

All materials supplied for a $20 fee. No children, please.


Saturday, November 5, 1:00 p.m.

The perfect chance to make friends with scaly creatures in a controlled setting. Naturalist Jeannie Carl explains what makes a reptile a reptile, and how some remarkable adaptations have made them among the most successful creatures on the planet. CCEEC’s snakes and turtles will be in attendance.

This free program is open to all ages, though children under five will not be permitted to touch live reptiles.


Wednesday, November 30, 6:00 p.m.

Spend a post-Thanksgiving evening learning avian anatomy from your dinner leftovers. Chief Naturalist Susan Gallagher leads an exploration into bones and muscles, conducts some fun experiments, and answers that burning question: What’s in a giblet bag?

Participants are encouraged, though not required, to bring their own leftover turkeys.

The program is free for children and CCEEC members, with a $5 donation per adult requested of non-members.


Art Class with Jean Perry—“Starry Night”

Saturday, December 3, 10:00 a.m. to Noon

What was Van Gogh thinking when he painted this famous work? After a brief discussion about the colorful and flowing piece, artists will follow up with their own painting skills, guided by instructor.

With a power point and step by step presentation, create your masterpiece in acrylics on canvas.

All materials supplied for a $20 fee. No children, please.

Holiday Crafts

Wednesday, December 14, 6:00 p.m.

Brighten up the holiday with some hand-crafted items: Candle holders, wreaths, jewelry, gift bags and tree ornament projects will be available for everyone. Holiday music and refreshments will round out the night.  There is a $10 fee per adult participant, and pre-registration is a must. All ages are welcome.