Women Making Waves: PEEC Creates River Trip Program


Lehman Township, PA – This past week, 11 young women from the Philadelphia area spent time at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) to prepare for their upcoming Delaware River trip. Women on the Water (WOW) is a program created by PEEC and funded by a grant from the National Park Foundation (NPF) in which the participants will learn about and deepen their experiences with the natural world.

“I want to challenge myself.”

“I love Nature!”

“Girls where I live don’t get the chance to do things like this.”

“I am soooooo lucky to have this opportunity.”

July 10th through the 16th, 2010, the girls will head to the river guided by Kittatinny Canoes.  They will spend 4 days rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and camping along the Delaware.  Throughout the trip, the girls will be blogging about their adventures on the water.  You can meet the participants and learn about their recent trip to PEEC, as well as follow their adventure at http://womenonthewater.blogspot.com.

PEEC’s mission is to enhance environmental awareness, knowledge and appreciation through hands-on experience in a natural outdoor classroom. It provides unique year-round environmental experiences to families, school groups, scouts and nature enthusiasts of all ages. PEEC is located near mile marker 8, within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, in Dingmans Ferry, PA (Lehman Township). For more information call (570) 828-2319 or visit PEEC on the web at www.peec.org. PEEC is close to home, where learning comes naturally!