PEEC’s Earth Day Celebration 2011


Lehman Township, PA – The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Dingmans Ferry, PA will host its 16th Annual Earth Day Family Festival on Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. This year’s theme is “Leave Only Footprints” & it’s a great event where you and your family can celebrate Earth Day this year.

Families can enjoy and participate in any of the day’s many activities. A great variety of activities, crafts, and projects will be available along with guided nature hikes and recycled crafts — including making jewelry out of our local Pocono Sea Glass. Home Depot will be here providing materials and assistance in making bird houses to take home.

The festival will include family-oriented hands-on learning stations, sustainable living ideas, and environmentally-friendly products, businesses, and much more. There will be Live Music by local area musicians Ken Galipeau & Rick Nichols; and Bob Dorough, creator of “School House Rock”.

Back by popular demand is our tie-dying station! Bring cotton shirts, socks, pillowcases, and other items to be tie-dyed with your very own colorful design. PEEC Earth Day t-shirts will also be available for purchase.

Featured events during the day-long celebration include documentary video by The Delaware Valley Eagle Alliance and a live animal presentation by The Pocono Snake and Animal Farm.

Kittatinny Canoes from Dingmans Ferry, PA will be available to introduce families to canoeing and kayaking on PEEC’s ponds.

Also, plan for summer at Earth Day! Register your child for PEEC’s Summer Day Camp and receive an Early Bird Rate. If you sign up at Earth Day, you will receive a $5 per week per child discount on summer camp.

The event lasts from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and will be held rain or shine. A barbeque lunch will be available for a nominal fee, so plan to spend the day! Visit, email or call (570) 828-2319 for driving directions and more information.

Admission to the festival is $5 per carload for all programs and activities. All proceeds from the festival will benefit PEEC’s Youth and Family Education Programs.

The Pocono Environmental Education Center, a non-profit facility, is located within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, between Milford and Bushkill, PA. PEEC enhances environmental awareness, knowledge, and appreciation through hands-on experiences in an outdoor classroom.

PEEC is close to home, where learning comes naturally!