Carbon Environmental Center Programs – Times News Online

Published on June 17, 2022 at 2:48 p.m.

The Carbon County Environmental Education Center in Summit Hill has announced the following events and other information.

Most programs are offered in person with limited attendance. Some include a virtual option. See program descriptions for more details at Additional information is also available on the CCEEC Facebook page.

Registration for events is done by phone only. To register, call 570-645-8597.

CCEEC is located at 151 E. White Bear Drive, Summit Hill. The center building is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends.

Protect the birds

As a visitor, you can help protect the birds kept at CCEEC from avian flu.

Avian influenza, also known as highly pathogenic avian influenza, is a virus that harms wild and domestic birds.

The risk to humans is low, but the disease can kill hawks, eagles and other birds.

On your next visit, please:

• Stay outside and visit the birds along the boardwalk first

• Come inside to see our building and exhibits after that

• Do not return to the boardwalk after going inside

If you have chickens, ducks, turkeys or other birds at home, or if you are bringing a sick bird for rehabilitation, the center asks you not to visit on the boardwalk at all.

scary crawlers

Creepy Crawlers will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the following Mondays at the center. Open to all ages 2, 3 and 4, each session focuses on an aspect of the natural world. Children participate in age-appropriate games, crafts, stories and other activities.

Programs are free for members and a $5 donation per child is requested from non-members. Please register by phone.

• May: no meeting

• June 27: “Wonderful water”

• July 25: “Animal games”

Yoga with Lori

CCEEC volunteer and yoga instructor Lori Wolf offers gentle yoga suitable for everyone at 1 p.m. on May 22.

This session is scheduled for indoors, so attendance will be limited to allow for social distancing. Call the center to register.

Flower walk

Volunteer naturalist Michael Blacketter leads participants on an easy hike in search of blooming wildflowers at 10 a.m. June 11. June is the perfect time to find daisies, milkweed, wild phlox and more.

Binoculars and field guides available on loan or bring your own. Strong, waterproof shoes recommended.

Please register by phone.

Rattlesnake Race

The annual Rattlesnake Run takes place at 8 a.m. on June 18. This 5k run and 1 mile fun walk takes place at Lehigh Gorge State Park. Runners and walkers of all ages and interest levels are welcome.

Dozens of unique “rattlesnake” prizes for age category and overall winners, giant cookies on arrival, raffle prizes and lots of fun throughout the morning.

No dogs or strollers please. See the race’s FAQ page for more information. Register early for a guaranteed t-shirt.

children’s week

Children’s Week will take place from 10 a.m. to noon from June 20 to 24.

Summer Day Camp is back and open to a limited number of participants to allow for social distancing.

Most activities will take place outdoors and CDC guidelines in effect at the time will be followed for all indoor sessions.

Each day will feature a different nature theme, with topics to be announced.

The camp is open to children entering kindergarten through 6th grade, but pre-registration is essential. There is a $35 fee per camper, payable in advance.

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