THIS WEEK: Aug. 3 to 9, 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. 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 7. $6. Reservations: 570-629-3061.
Adult Nature Weekend, with interpretive hikes, canoeing, waterfall tours, animal presenters, campfires and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. Aug. 5 to 7. Age 21 and older. $195 includes two nights lodging and six meals. Reservations: 570-828-2319 or peec.org.
Kayak Day on the Susquehanna River, a three-hour paddle from Lime Ridge to Bloomsburg with a pit stop on a private island for a cookout. Meet 8:30 a.m. Aug. 6 at Town Park, off Market Street, Bloomsburg, for a shuttle to Lime Ridge. $50 includes kayak, t-shirt (for early sign-ups) and lunch. Proceeds benefit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. 570-784-5530 or bte.org.
Bike Ride, 8 to 10 miles along the Susquehanna Warrior Trail in Shickshinny. Meet at the Shickshinny Boat Launch trailhead. Followed by food, activities and an antique car show at the Shickshinny Forward Festival. 9:30 a.m. Aug. 6. 570-970-5040.
Damsels and Dragons, learning about the natural history of these winged wonders. Environmental Education Center, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 1 p.m. Aug. 6. 570-696-9105.
Wildlife Rehab, a presentation of rescued animals by representatives from Second Chance Wildlife. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. 7 p.m. Aug. 6. 570-696-9105.
Ricketts Glen Hike, seven difficult miles on the Falls Trail. Meet in the lower parking lot of Ricketts Glen State Park, Route 118, Sweet Valley. 11:45 a.m. Aug. 7. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers. 570-457-0527.
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.
Backyard Composting, a Master Gardener’s presentation. Bear Creek Community Charter School, 30 Charter School Way. 1 p.m. Aug. 10. $5. 570-825-1701.
The Osprey and Peregrine Falcon, a program by the Pennsylvania Game Commission on two of the state’s most charismatic birds of prey. Game Commission Northeast Region Office, 3917 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 7 p.m. Aug. 10. 570-675-1143.
Perseid Meteor Shower. Join us for one or both evenings to watch the annual light show with a bonfire if it’s chilly. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13. Free. 570-967-7275.
Bridge the Gap: Tumbling Waters Hike, a three-mile loop with a waterfall and scenic overlook of the Delaware River Valley. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 13. Free. 570-828-2319.
Butterfly Walk, a search through the fields and around the ponds for butterflies and dragonflies. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 13. $5. 570-828-2319.
Close Encounters with Live Birds of Prey, including eagles, owls, falcons and hawks from the Delaware Valley Raptor Center. Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 13. $10, $3 children. 570-689-9494.
Frog Frenzy, learning about amphibians while gently catching and releasing them. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 13. $5. 570-828-2319.
Public Bog Walk, a 2.5-hour exploration of the northern boreal bog with unique plant and animal life. Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 166 Cherry Lane Road. 2 p.m. Aug. 13. $6. Reservations: 570-629-3060.
Star Party, an indoor presentation followed by outdoor stargazing through telescopes. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 8 p.m. Aug. 13. Free. Registration: 570-403-2006.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission will present a program on ‘The Osprey and Peregrine Falcon’ Aug. 10 at the Northeast Region Office in Dallas.