THIS WEEK: April 6 to 12, 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.
Early Spring Bird Walk, a two-hour stroll along the Kettle Creek trails to seek out early spring arrivals as well as lingering wintering species. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 9:30 a.m. April 9. $5. 570-629-3061.
Spring Awake, a hike through the forest to an aquatic habitat. All ages. Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 10 a.m. to noon April 9. $5. Registration: 570-689-9494.
Tumblin’ Timberdoodles, an indoor and outdoor program on the elusive American woodcock and its amazing courtship ritual called the “sky dance.” Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 7:30 p.m. April 9. Free. Registration: 570-403-2006.
Bridge the Gap: Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to noon April 10. Free. 570-828-2319.
Geology Hike to learn about rocks, fossils, glacial deposits and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. April 10. $5. 570-828-2319.
“Take a Break” Hike, through Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 1 p.m. April 10. Bring an item for the local food bank. 570-967-7275.
Mocanaqua Loop Trail Hike, seven difficult miles. Meet at the Park & Ride, Route 309 near Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre. 11:45 a.m. April 10. Bring water and snacks. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-825-7200.
The Geology Behind the Fascinating Features that Define Yellowstone National Park, a talk by Sid Halsor, professor of geology at Wilkes University. Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. April 12. 570-675-1182.