THIS WEEK: March 23 to 29, 2016
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. Through May 27 at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. 570-945-8402.
Backyard Beekeeping, a class on “Summer Apiary Management,” appropriate for honeybee enthusiasts, designed to support new and seasoned beekeepers. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 24. $25. Registration: 570-842-1506.
Fire Building, learning primitive and modern fire-making skills including flint and steel fires. Age 10 and older. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to noon March 26. $5. Reservations: 570-828-2319.
Get Outdoors Poconos Hike, a 2.5-mile loop beginning at the Snow Shanty Boat Mooring Area, off Pickerel Point near the Promised Land State Park office, 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown in Pike County. 10 a.m. March 26. Free but registration required. 570-839-1120 or brodheadwatershed.org.
Easy Does It Hike, a leisurely walk through the woods to learn about natural history. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. March 26. Free. 570-828-2319.
Birding in the Kirby Park Natural Area. Join Bob Wasilewski of the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society to seek out species in the park. Meet at the parking lot by the Nesbitt Park boat launch, accessed via First Avenue in Kingston. 8 a.m. March 27. Free. 570-371-3951.
Milkweed, Monarchs and More, a program on the plight of the butterfly and what you can do to help stop its dwindling population. Presented by Master Gardener Roberta Troy. Sponsored by the North Branch Land Trust at 11 Carverton Road, Trucksville. 6:30 p.m. March 29. $10. Registration: 570-696-5545.
The North Branch Land Trust will sponsor ‘Milkweed, Monarchs and More,’ a talk by Master Gardener Roberta Troy March 29 at its office, 11 Carverton Road in Trucksville.