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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.

Monthly Children's Programs

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. Register by phone.             

June 26— “Let’s Stamp!”                                    

July 24— “Rock and Roll”

August—No Meeting

Nature Club

Formerly known as “Ranger Rick”, the Nature Club is open to all students in grades K through 6. Each meeting begins in an official session where children will discuss and vote on club business. The afternoon concludes with hikes, games, or other nature-oriented activities.

Programs are free for members, and a $5 per-child donation is requested of non-members. Register by phone. All topics to be announced.                                  

SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 10:00 a.m., Mauch Chunk Lake Boat Launch B

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Public Programs

Summer Scavenger Hunt

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

Join Naturalist Jeannie Carl as she searches for signs of summer along EEC trails. June is a great time for baby bird fledglings, butterflies, and summer’s first wildflowers.

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. Families welcome. Register by phone.

 

 

Yoga With Lori

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

CCEEC volunteer and yoga instructor Lori Wolf offers gentle flow yoga appropriate for all levels of interest and ability. Gentle stretching, breathing and imagery will bring awareness inward. Held outdoors in the perfect setting to connect with the natural world.

Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat if possible, and to dress comfortably and appropriately for outdoors.

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

 

Yoga With Lori

Saturday, July 15, 10:00 a.m.

CCEEC volunteer and yoga instructor Lori Wolf offers gentle flow yoga appropriate for all levels of interest and ability. Gentle stretching, breathing and imagery will bring awareness inward. Held outdoors in the perfect setting to connect with the natural world.

Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat if possible, and to dress comfortably and appropriately for outdoors.

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

 

 

Resident Animal Round-Up

Saturday, July 29, 10:00 a.m.

Open to all those who’d like to learn more about the non-releasable, and other resident animals at CCEEC. Participants will meet hawks and owls, snakes and turtles, and hear the stories of how each ended up as an “animal ambassador”.

The program is offered free of charge for EEC members and non-members alike. Families welcome. Register by phone.

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Special Summer Events

 

Wild Wednesdays At Mauch Chunk Lake

Every Wednesday in June and July, 10:00 a.m.

There’s always something wild going on at the lake in summer. CCEEC brings nature activities, and live animals to the beach pavilion once each week.

Swimmers, campers, and other visitors to the park are invited to these free, informal programs. No registration required.

 

 

Rattlesnake Run 5k

Saturday, June 17, 8:00 a.m.

This annual run/walk returns to Lehigh Gorge State Park for its 12th year. Open to anyone looking to complete one mile or 5k at any pace, the race is one of CCEEC’s largest fundraisers.

T-shirts guaranteed to early registrants, and plenty of awards across several age categories

Online registration available. Those interested also have the option to stop in and register in person at CCEEC.

 

 

Rafting Trek

Sunday, July 16

This fundraiser is made possible through the generosity of Whitewater Rafting Adventures, Nesquehoning. Participants aged 5 and up enjoy the summer float section of the Lehigh River at a discounted rate, with CCEEC members getting an additional percentage off.

Registration details and cost information to follow soon, but only pre-paid registrations are accepted. No walk-in registrations will be taken on the day of the trip.

 

 

Conservation Camp

Monday through Friday, August 7-11

This weeklong event takes place at Hickory Run State Park, allowing children ages 8 through 12 the opportunity to connect with nature through hands-on activities.

Campers enjoy hikes, crafts, games, campfires, even a rafting trip down the Lehigh River! Plenty of fun, fresh air, and good food keep kids from missing their electronic devices—tablets, laptops, and video games are prohibited.

Camp is strictly limited to 25 children. Community sponsors help cover the costs, allowing CCEEC to keep registration fees low.

Call for more information or to begin the registration process. 

Teacher Workshop

 

Wild About Pollinators

Wednesday, August 16, 9 am to 3 pm.

For teachers grades K through 8. Act 48 credit hours available. Call or click here for more info.

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