Poconos, PA – The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) would like to thank The Dime Bank for its generous donation through the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit program. The $5,000 donation will be used for the “Take a PEEC at Environmental Education” programs, which will help local students from schools in Pike & Monroe County make the connection between the classroom & nature.
Through this donation, students from the East Stroudsburg Area School District & the Delaware Valley School Districts will be able to visit PEEC for environmental education field trips. A new Discovery Room featuring items native to the surrounding region will be opening in November. This interactive display will feature snakes, an eagle’s nest, a bat cave, a beaver lodge and a bear skeleton, to name a few of the exhibits. “Due to shrinking school budgets, generous donors like The Dime Bank give students the opportunity for educational field trips, which might not otherwise be available,” noted PEEC’s Executive Director Jeff Rosalsky.
PEEC’s mission is to advance environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in a national park. PEEC provides unique, year-round environmental experiences to families, school groups, scouts, and nature enthusiasts of all ages. The environmental center 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!
The Dime Bank is your total financial partner serving Wayne and Pike counties in Pennsylvania and Sullivan County, New York. The Bank offers a full array of financial services ranging from traditional products to electronic banking and trust and investment services. For more information on The Dime Bank, visit www.thedimebank.com. Community banking yields community benefits.
Pictured left to right: The Dime Bank Dingmans Ferry Office Manager Amy Burke; PEEC Executive Director Jeff Rosalsky; The Dime Bank Vice President Commercial Loan Officer Marcia Guberman.