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.

In-person registration taken by phone only. CALL (570) 645-8597

Click on the links to register for virtual Zoom sessions.

Creepy Crawlers

One Monday per Month, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

October 25: Bats     

November 15: Turkey Time!

December 13: Holiday Crafts

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.

Fall Foliage Hike

Saturday, October 23, 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 learn about the ecology, taxonomy, and historical uses of many species.

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

Art Class with Jean Perry--“Bats”

Saturday, October 23, 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Did you know that bats are the only mammals that really fly?? Their forearms and fingers are elongated and covered in thin membranes for flight. While Pennsylvania’s bats hibernate or migrate south due to the lack of insects in winter, CCEEC houses live bats for education. These will be safely displayed for observation and inspiration for a basic monochromatic watercolor painting.

Space is limited so call early to register. In-person only, no children please.

All materials supplied for a $20 fee.

Flight to Oblivion: Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon

Wednesday, November 3, 6:00 p.m.

Virtual Presentation Only

Pennsylvania Game Commission Information and Education Supervisor William Williams tells the story of how these birds went from the most abundant in North America, to extinct in only a few decades. Their demise prompted federal legislation and an international treaty that provide better protection to existing migratory bird species today. Issues facing Pennsylvania’s current threatened and endangered birds and mammals also will be discussed.                                                                                                                                    

The program is offered virtually via Zoom. It is free and open to all, but advanced registration is required. Click here to register. If the link doesn't work, copy and paste the web address below into your browser.


Meet the Beekeeper

Sunday, November 7, 11:00 a.m.

Our resident beekeeper, Elise Reabold, invites all to join her for a short lecture, followed by a quick inspection of CCEEC’s two honeybee hives. Elise will demonstrate the techniques for keeping a clean and healthy hive, open the hives to show how the bees store food and care for young, and offer a tasty sample of local honey.

While participants will be invited to observe the hives only from a distance, and cooler temperatures should keep the bees less active, we cannot guarantee against stings. Those with known, severe bee-sting allergies are advised not to attend.

Art Class with Jean Perry--“Mushrooms and Other Fungi”

Saturday, November 13, 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Bracket fungi grow on tree trunks or pop up on roots. Umbrella-shaped mushrooms hold their spores in tiny tubes or gills. Cute puffballs hide their spores inside until mature, then burst to release them like a puff of smoke! Participants will explore these interesting organisms with a choice of pencil or watercolor on paper, through photos, and (weather dependent) real specimens.

Space is limited so call early to register. In-person only, no children please.

All materials supplied for a $20 fee.

Meet the Reptiles

Saturday, November 20, 10:00 a.m.

Join Naturalist Jeannie Carl for an up-close look at the EEC’s resident reptiles. Learn to identify common local snakes and turtles, including venomous species. Live snakes will be on hand as well as skins, skulls and bones. This free program is open to all ages.

Holiday Crafts

Wednesday, December 15, 6:00 p.m.

Brighten up the holiday with some hand-crafted items: Yule logs, wreaths, jewelry crafts, gift bags and tree ornaments 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.