THIS WEEK: July 13 to 19, 2016
Cathy’s Trail Hike, a two-mile hike through the preserve at the Hauser Nature Center, joined by members of the Nature Conservancy. Meet at Tunkhannock Township Park in Long Pond. 9 a.m. July 13. Free. Followed by a picnic (bring a dish to share). 570-403-2006.
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. 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 7. $6. Reservations: 570-629-3061.
Walk for Kids’ Sake, a 5K Run or Fun Walk to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of The Bridge. Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. July 16 with registration at 8 a.m. and walk at 9 a.m. Also: a Kids’ half-mile fun run at 8:30 a.m. $20; $10 children. 570-824-8756.
Life Under a Log, an investigation of the communities of living creatures supported by the microhabitats in a rotting log and how they affect the entire forest ecosystem. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. July 16. $6. 570-629-3061.
Bridge the Gap: Pond Paddle, with instructions for beginners on paddling a canoe or kayak. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. July 16. Free. Call to reserve a boat. 570-828-2319.
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. July 16. $6. Reservations: 570-629-3061.
Turtle Walk and Talk, a session on turtle natural history followed by a walk to the pond to seek them out. Meet at the gravel parking lot at the bottom of Campground Road, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 3 p.m. July 16. 570-696-3525.
Awesome Astronomy, a Power Point presentation followed by stargazing through telescopes with the Lackawanna Astronomical Society. Pavilion #3, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 9 p.m. July 16. Not suitable for young children. 570-696-3525.
Pinchot Trail Hike, nine moderate miles in the Lackawanna State Forest near Thornhurst. Meet at the Sears Auto Center, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 9:45 a.m. July 17. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. Bring lunch and water. 570-388-4060.
Marvelous Macroinvertebrates (Bugs!) in the Lehigh River, identifying and learning about bugs as an indicator of water quality with biologist Joseph Kasulaitis. Wincek Residence, 610 Old River Road, Thornhurst. 6 p.m. July 18. Free. 570-472-3274.
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.