Upcoming Programs

 

Most programs offered in-person with LIMITED ATTENDANCE. Some include a virtual option. See program descriptions for details. Additional information on CCEEC's facebook page.

Registration taken by phone only. CALL (570) 645-8597

Creepy Crawlers

Mondays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

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. Please register by phone.  

                          

March 28— “Scavenger Hunt”

April 18— “Walk on the Wild Side”

May— No Meeting

June 27— “Wonderful Water”

July 25— “Animal Games”

 

 

Spring Hike

Saturday, March 26, 10:00 a.m.        

Naturalist Jeannie Carl leads participants on a spring-themed scavenger hunt. Come see what’s blooming, who’s singing, and what’s leaving tracks in the mud this time of year.

Binoculars and field guides available on loan or bring your own. Sturdy, waterproof footwear recommended.

The program is offered free of charge for EEC members and non-members alike. Please register by phone.

 

 

Animal Games

Saturday, April 9, 10:00 a.m.

Naturalist Jeannie Carl gets children and families moving with some fun and interactive animal-themed games. Each activity carries a lesson about food chains, photosynthesis, animal adaptations and more.

The program is offered free of charge for EEC members and non-members alike. Please register by phone.

 

 

Rain Barrel Sale

Order and Payment Deadline, April 19

These high quality, 58-gallon, food grade barrels come completely assembled and supplied by Camel’s Hump Rain Barrels of Phoenixville, PA.

Installed under a downspout, they collect stormwater as it drains from the roof of a home, garage, or shed. Collecting water this way helps prevent problems such as erosion and certain kinds of pollution.

Cost is $80 per barrel, payable by the order deadline.

Financial and other support for this sale is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 

 

Living With Pennsylvania Black Bears

Saturday, April 30, 1:00 p.m.

Carbon County Game Warden Cory Bentzoni offers participants timely advice on living with one of the Commonwealth’s largest—and at times most destructive—resident animals. Learn how to protect your birdfeeders, trash cans, and the rest of your property from a potential nuisance. Understanding bears’ habits and needs helps everyone to coexist more peaceably.

The program is offered free of charge for EEC members and non-members alike. Please register by phone.

 

 

Plant Swap

Saturday, May 14, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Come with—or without—garden plants to share. This is a great opportunity for new and veteran gardeners alike to save money, and to meet and talk with each other for planting tips and tricks.

No registration is required. Native plants are preferred but not required, but please note, no invasive species allowed.

 

 

Yoga with Lori

Sunday, May 22, 1:00 p.m.

CCEEC volunteer and yoga instructor Lori Wolf offers gentle flow yoga appropriate for everyone. Gentle stretching, breathing and imagery will bring awareness inward.

This session is planned for indoors, so participation will be limited to allow for social distancing.

The program is offered free of charge for EEC members. A $5 fee per person is requested of non-members. Those interested should register by phone as soon as possible.

 

 

Wildflower Walk

Saturday, June 11, 10:00 a.m.

Volunteer Naturalist Michael Blacketter leads participants on an easy walking trek to search for wildflowers in bloom. June is ideal time to for finding daisies, milkweed, wild phlox and more.

Binoculars and field guides available on loan or bring your own. Sturdy, waterproof footwear recommended.

The program is offered free of charge for EEC members. A $5 fee per person is requested of non-members. Please register by phone.

Rattlesnake Run--5K and 1-Mile Fun Walk

Saturday, June 18, 8:00 a.m.

CCEEC's annual fund raiser is in its 11th year, and takes place at Lehigh Gorge State Park. Check out the event's FAQ page for more info.

 

 

Kids’ Week

Monday through Friday, June 20-24

10:00 a.m. to Noon

Summer day camp is back, and open to a limited number of participants to allow for social distancing. Most activities will take place outdoors, and CDC guidelines in place at the time will be followed for any indoor sessions.

Each day will feature a different nature theme, with topics to be announced.

The camp is open to children entering grades K through 6, but pre-registration is a must. There is a $35 fee per camper, payable in advance.

 

 

Art Classes with Jean Perry

Artist Jean Perry joins us this spring for two nature-themed art classes. Her programs have become popular with our friends and members, and space is limited. So call early to register if interested. All materials and instruction provided for a $20 fee per program.

 

 

Red-tailed Hawk

Saturday, March 26, 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Red-tails are common sights along roadsides and forest edges. Living up to the name, the adult birds boast a beautiful tail that appears pale orange from below and bright rufous above.

With a live model, pictures, and instructor Jean Perry’s sketch to guide, participants will capture this iconic bird in colored pencil. 

 

 

Tulips

Saturday, April 9, 10:00 a.m. to Noon

During “tulipmania” of the Middle Ages, some men went bankrupt while others profited, trading homes and goods for a single coveted bulb! Participants will take a simpler approach to this simple—yet beautiful—harbinger of spring, studying the parts of the flower before creating a watercolor set in a glass bottle.