THIS WEEK: June 8 to 14, 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.
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.
Bats in the Night. Join a National Park Service biologist to discover where bats live and their importance to the ecological system. Also: see echolocation calls of bats as they are recorded using acoustic monitoring equipment. Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 8 p.m. June 10. $5. Registration: 570-689-9494.
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. Included: a wild mushroom and edibles hike, guided walking tours of Lacawac’s 100-year-old buildings, an art show by Heidi Van Lueven, a Pond Discovery hike and more. Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 10 a.m. to 3 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.
Bog Walk, a 2.5-hour trek on floating platforms into the boreal bog environment with unique plant and animal life. Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 552 Cherry Lane Road, Stroudsburg. 2 p.m. June 11. $6. Reservations: 570-629-3061.
Bear Mountain Hike, a difficult trek with steep climbs and rock scrambles at Storm King State Park and Bear Mountain. Meet at the Park & Ride, Route 315 near Oak Street, Dupont. 8:45 a.m. June 12. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-825-7200.
Walk 2 Miles in My Shoes, a fundraising walk for for RSD/CRPS, a disease of the autonomic nervous system. McDade Park, off Keyser Avenue, Scranton. June 12 with registration at noon and walk at 1 p.m. $10. 570-876-4034.
Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk, a hike focusing on nature’s natural remedies and wild edibles. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. June 12. $5. 570-828-2319.
Safe Boating Class, a two-part certification course for age 12 and older, offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla. American Legion, 4907 Memorial Highway, Harveys Lake. 6 to 10 p.m. June 14 and 15. $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.
Bear Creek Hike, a six-mile trek at the Bear Creek Preserve, 47 Rabbit Run Lane, off Route 115, Bear Creek Village. 9 a.m. June 15. Free. 570-403-2006.
Breeding Birds at the Farm, an early morning bird walk to seek out songbirds at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 7 to 9 a.m. June 16. $6. Registration: 570-629-3061.
Volunteer Workday. Join in an evening of landscaping, litter cleanup and trail work at Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 6 p.m. June 16. Registration: 403-2006.
Susquehanna River Sojourn. Explore 46 miles of the North Branch while paddling from Shickshinny to Sunbury from June 17 to 19. Take the entire trip or select days. $65 per day includes meals, campsites, programs, entertainment and t-shirt. Registration: 570-522-7229 or susquehannagreenway.org.
Naturalist Jane Frye will lead a Wildflower Walk June 11 at the Blakely Borough Recreation Complex in Peckville.