THIS WEEK: May 11 to 17, 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 11, 18 and 25; June 1 and 8. $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. Through May 27 at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. 570-945-8402.
Early Bird Walk, the 25th annual guided trek with birder Ron Milliken through the Forence Shelly Wetlands Preserve in Thompson. Meet at the parking lot, one mile north of Thompson on Route 171 opposite Stack Road. 6 a.m. May 14. Free. 570-396-0293.
North American Migration Count, the annual walk in the woods to identify and count birds, guided by local birder Evan Mann. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 7 a.m. May 14. Free. 570-967-7275.
Birding Walk, through Salt Springs State Park in Franklin Forks, led by naturalist Jerry Skinner. Meet at the main parking lot. 7:30 a.m. May 14. 570-663-2621.
Lackawanna Riverfest, a full day of river activities, music, food, environmental displays, a Canoe-a-thon, Regatta and Duck-a-thon. Sweeney’s Beach, along the Lackawanna River in Scranton. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 14. Details at lrca.org or call 570-347-6311.
Nature Photography, a session with conservation volunteer and photographer Henry F. Smith Jr. to learn nature-photography skills using a digital camera. Geared for beginners. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. Age 16 and older. 8 to 11 a.m. May 14. 570-403-2006.
Birding at Frances Slocum, a leisurely walk through the park to seek out songbirds. Meet at the Environmental Education Center, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 8:30 a.m. May 14. Free. 570-675-9900.
Tweets and Treats, a hike focusing on bird identification and their unique natural history. Breakfast snacks and beverages served before the hike. Binoculars and field guides provided. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 9 to 11 a.m. May 14. $5. 570-828-2319.
Keeping Up with Bees, the latest in bee news and tips for helping them thrive. Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 9 to 11 a.m. May 14. $5. Registration: 570-689-9494.
Walk Around Milford, a one-hour history walk around downtown Milford. Meet on the lawn of the Milford Community House, Broad and Harford streets. 11 a.m. May 14. Free. Registration: 570-296-9625.
Riverfest Canoe-a-thon, a timed run on the Lackawanna River from two Mid-Valley launch sites: David Maslyar Memorial Park in Archbald for a 12-mile run or the Blakely Borough Recreational Park for an eight-mile run. Finish line is at Sweeney’s Beach Recreation Area in Scranton. Compete for the fastest time or enjoy a leisurely downstream paddle. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14. Rental crafts available at the Blakely site only. Registration info at lrca.org or call 570-347-6311.
Ponder a Pond, exploring Swink Pond to discover the aquatic critters living in it. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. May 14. Buckets and nets provided. 570-629-3061.
Bog Walk, a 2.5-hour trek into the unique environment of the Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 552 Cherry Lane Road, Stroudsburg. 2 p.m. May 14. $6. Reservations: 570-629-3061.
Mount Tammany Hike, 11 difficult miles at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Meet at the Sears Auto Center, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 8:45 a.m. May 15. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-825-7200.
River Street Three-Mile Run & Walk through South Wilkes-Barre beginning and ending on River Street in Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. May 15. Followed by awards and refreshments at the Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. $17 before May 6; $20 thereafter. 570-824-4646.
Lehigh Gorge Trail Hike, four easy miles on the rail trail. Meet at the White Haven South access of Lehigh Gorge State Park. 9 a.m. May 16. 570-403-2006.
Birding the Bog, a morning of migration birding in the unique natural setting of the Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 552 Cherry Lane Road, Stroudsburg. 7 a.m. May 17. $6. Reservations: 570-629-3061.
Safe Boating Class, a two-part certification course for age 12 and older, offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 053-1503. American Legion, 4907 Memorial Highway, Harveys Lake. 6 to 10 p.m. May 17 and 18. $25. Registration: 570-332-0146.
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.
Reptiles and Amphibians, meandering through a farm to look for frogs, salamanders and toads. Josie Porter Farm, 6514 Cherry Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 4 to 6 p.m. May 18. $5. Registration: 570-629-3061.
Wilderness Survival 101, an evening of hands-on instruction in fire starting, shelter making, signals, wild foods, water procurement, first aid, navigation and proper clothing and equipment. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 18. $5. Registration: 570-842-1506.