THIS WEEK: June 1 to 7, 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. Wednesdays through Sept. 7. $6. Reservations: 570-629-3061.
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.
Bear Creek Preserve Walk, a birding trek sponsored by the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. June 2. Free. Call 570-586-3702 for meeting place and time.
Banding, Bagels and Birds, a guided bird walk to check mist nets and observe bird banding. Preceded by a bagel breakfast. Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 7 to 11 a.m. June 4. $15. Registration: 570-689-9494.
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.
Seven Tubs Hike, a guided trek on the planned extension to the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor from the Seven Tubs Natural Area to Oliver Mills and back, about four miles. 10 a.m. June 4. 570-714-1953.
Volunteer Trail Maintenance. Help to clean up the Fireline Trail in honor of National Trails Day. Meet at the trailhead, approximately two miles west of Hickory Run State Park, Route 534, White Haven. Noon to 2 p.m. June 4. Registration: 570-443-0400.
Summer Pond Paddle. Beginners welcome. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. June 4. $5. Call to reserve a boat. 570-828-2319.
Sugar Notch Hike, three easy miles on the Sugar Notch Trail up to the Ridgetop Trail with views of the Wyoming Valley. Meet at the trailhead at the Sugar Notch Playground on Broadhead Avenue. 2 p.m. June 4. 570-714-1953.
Star Party, telescope instruction followed by stargazing in a nearby field. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 8 p.m. June 4. $5. 570-967-7275.
Prompton State Park Hike, nine moderate miles. Meet at the Park & Ride, Route 315 near Oak Street, Dupont. 9:45 a.m. June 5. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-346-8010.
Let’s Grow! A presentation on pollinators and native plantings followed by hands-on planting in the park garden. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 1 p.m. June 5. $10. 570-967-7275.
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.
Canoe/Kayak Trip at the Bog, a three-hour paddling trip into the Bog Preserve on Cranberry Creek. Provide your own watercraft and meet at the Bog parking lot, 552 Cherry Lane Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. June 9. Registration: 570-629-3061.
Basic Kayaking Course, with kayaks, paddles and personal flotation devices provided. Tuscarora State Park, 687 Tuscarora Road, Barnesville. 4 p.m. June 10. $10; $3 if you bring your own watercraft and equipment. Registration: 570-467-2506.
Birds of the Vredefort Dome, a talk by Joe Viljoen who manages the 40,000-acre ChaZen Nature Reserve in South Africa. Sponsored by the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. June 10. Free. 570-639-5785.
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. June 11. Free. 570-675-9900.
Bridge the Gap: Day Paddle along the Delaware River on canoe or kayak. Bring lunch and water, and dress for the weather. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11. Free. Registration: 570-828-2319.
Kayak Demos, brief excursions on Lake Frances in park kayaks for persons who are thinking of buying one but would like to investigate the pros and cons of specific models. Kayak experience required. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 9 a.m. to noon June 11. Age 9 and older. Free. 570-403-2006.
Twitter, Tweets and (Bird) Talk, how to identify the whimsical sounds of native songbirds on a stroll around the park with birder Evan Mann. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 10 a.m. June 11. $5. 570-967-7275.
Lacawac Nature Fest, a day of outdoor fun with environmental presentations and displays, nature walks, obstacle course and children’s activities. Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 11. 570-689-9494.
Hike and Bike. Celebrate National Trails Day and Get Outdoors Day by walking or biking the Greater Hazleton Rail Trail where fun activities, displays and a free picnic will be available. The trailhead is off Route 93 near the intersection of Route 424 in Hazleton. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 11. 570-970-5040.
Kayaking: Level I, an introductory course for those who’ve never kayaked. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 1 to 2 p.m. June 11. Age 9 and older. Registration: 570-403-2006.
Stretch, breathe and hike at ‘Explorer Yoga on the Trail’ June 5 at Blakely Borough Recreational Complex in Peckville.