THIS WEEK: May 25 to 31, 2016
Wednesday Bog Walks, a 2.5-hour trek on floating platforms into the unique environment of the Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 552 Cherry Lane Road, Stroudsburg. 1 p.m. May 25; June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. $6. Reservations: 570-629-3061.
Stargazing at Keystone, astronomical programs including an illustrated lecture followed by telescope observations of the moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Thomas G. Cupillari ‘60 Astronomical Observatory, Keystone College, La Plume. 7:30 p.m. May 25 and 27. 570-945-8402.
Spring Fling Family Nature Getaway Weekend, with interpretive hikes, animal presentations, canoeing, crafts, campfires and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. May 27 to 30. $225 includes three nights lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Monday lunch. Reservations: 570-828-2319.
Guided Bird Walk with conservation volunteer Jonathan DeBalko. Meet at the wooden bridge by the main parking lot near the park office at Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 8 a.m. May 28. Registration: 570-403-2006.
Birding Walk, through state gamelands #35 in Hallstead. Meet in the rear parking lot of McDonald’s Restaurant, Route 11 in Hallstead. 8 a.m. May 28. 570-663-2621.
Veterans Hike, an easy one-mile guided nature hike for veterans and their families. Meet at the park office, Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 1 p.m. May 28. Free. Registration: 570-403-2006.
Family Nature Walk along the Lakeshore Trail to Turtle Pond. Meet at Pavilion #3, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 4 p.m. May 28. 570-696-3525.
Native American Stories, tales told by the park naturalist. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 7 p.m. May 28. 570-696-3525.
Frances Slocum Trail Walk, the tale of the young girl kidnapped by Indians told while hiking to the historic rock shelter where she spent a night. Meet just before the boat-rental parking lot, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 1 p.m. May 29. 570-696-3525.
Bike the Border of Friends Land and Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 1:30 p.m. May 29. Bring an item for the local food bank. 570-967-7275.
Interesting Amphibians, learn about frogs, toads and salamanders while viewing live specimens. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 7 p.m. May 29. 570-696-3525.
Keystone Active Zone Passport, the 10th year of the program which attempts to inspire people of all ages and abilities to get active outside while exploring nearby parks, trails and outdoor events. To participate, sign up at KAZpassport.org, visit as many of the passport stops through Oct. 1 and log them in to win prizes. More info at 570-714-1953.
Meditation Hike, a guided sensory-awareness hike with Bernadette Kozlowski of Light Your Fire Meditation. Beginners welcome. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 1. $5. Registration: 570-842-1506.
Sand Spring/Hickory Run Hike, a two-mile loop to celebrate National Trails Day. Meet at the park office, Hickory Run State Park, Route 534, White Haven. 9 to 10:30 a.m. June 4. Free. 570-443-0400.
Family Scavenger Hunt. Find a list of natural objects and win a prize. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. June 4. $5. Registration: 570-629-3061.