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January at PEEC


December 30, 2015

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has a variety of events planned for January. Pre-registration is requested unless otherwise noted.
There will be cross-country skiing on Sunday, January 3, 17, 24 and 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Saturday, January 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, for a fee of $20 for adults and $10 for children. Enjoy the winter woods with beginner ski lessons. Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice on an old logging road loop. You decide how many loops to ski.

There will also be “Bridge the Gap” cross-country skiing on the McDade Trail on January 2, 16 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, free. Funding on these dates for skiing on the McDade Trail is provided by the William Penn Foundation. Skis, poles and boots are provided; register with shoe size to guarantee a spot.
Introduction to Snowshoeing will be held on Saturday, January 2, 16, 23 and 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Sunday, January 3, 17, 24 and 31 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Learn the basics of snow shoes and enjoy a winter stomp through the woods. No experience necessary. PEEC provides equipment and teaches you everything you need to know. Register early to guarantee a spot. The cost is $10.
There will be a winter ecology hike on Saturday, January 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Learn how different plants and animals survive the winter. All ages are welcome. The cost is $5.
There will be an Audubon bird count on on Sunday, January 3 starting at 8 a.m. You can register for the area around your house and participate from the comfort of your living room, or you can venture out into a different part of the count circle. If you’re a beginner, PEEC will pair you up with a more experienced birder. Pre-registration is required for this free event.

For information visit www.peec.org, email peec@peec.org or call 570/828-2319.