THIS WEEK: May 18 to 24, 2016
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. 7:30 p.m. May 18, 20, 25 and 27. 570-945-8402.
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 18 and 25; June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. $6. Reservations: 570-629-3061.
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.
Warbler Weekend, with guided hikes to learn bird identification by sight, sound and habitat. For both experts and beginners. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. May 20 to 22. $205 includes lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch. Reservations: 570-828-2319 or peec.org.
Night Hike and Campfire, learn about how animals and humans adapt to the night, followed by a marshmallow roast. Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 7 to 9 p.m. May 20. Registration: 570-689-9494.
Century Day, an all-day adventure to attempt to find 100 species of birds, stopping at various habitats within Monroe County. Meet at Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 7 a.m. May 21. $65 includes lunch, beverages and snacks. Registration: 570-629-3061.
Bird Walk, a leisurely stroll with birder and walk leader Evan Mann through the Florence Shelly Wetlands Preserve in Thompson. Meet at the parking lot, one mile north of Thompson on Route 171 opposite Stack Road. 7:30 a.m. May 21. Free. 570-396-0293.
Wild Edibles Walk, with medicinal plant expert Nathaniel Whitmore. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to noon May 21. $5. 570-828-2319.
Thunder Swamp Hike, a naturalist-led, 1.5-mile outing to explore areas of the Delaware State Forest in Pike County. Meet at the Thunder Swamp trailhead, off Flat Ridge Road in Dingmans Township. 10 a.m. May 21. Free. 570-839-1120 or brodheadwatershed.org.
Amphibian and Reptile Ramble. Help environmental educator Brian Hardiman find and catalogue frogs, salamanders, snakes and turtles living in the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to noon May 21. $5. 570-629-3061.
Full Moon Hike, a walk in the night woods followed by a campfire with snacks and stories. Bring an item for the local food bank. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 8 p.m. May 21. 570-967-7275.
5K Run and Fun Walk, to benefit Goodwill Industries of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, Olive Street Trailhead, Scranton. May 22 with registration 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and event at 9 a.m. $20, $15 children. Register on line at runsignup.com/goodwill5K.
River Run, the second annual 5K walk/run to support the American Lung Association. Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. May 22 with registration at 10 a.m. and event at 11 a.m. Children’s Fun Run at 11 a.m. Also: food, prizes and a health fair. 570-288-5496.
Pocono Environmental Education Hike, 8.5 moderate miles. Meet at the Park & Ride, Route 315 near Oak Street, Dupont. 11:45 a.m. May 22. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 570-457-0527.
Bog Walk, a 2.5-hour trek on floating platforms into the unique boreal bog environment with unique plant and animal life. Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 552 Cherry Lane Road, Stroudsburg. 1 p.m. May 22. $6. Reservations: 570-629-3061.
Full Moon Hike at the Tannersville Cranberry Bog, 552 Cherry Lane Road, Stroudsburg. Bring a flashlight. 7 p.m. May 23. $6. Reservations: 570-629-3061.
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.
A free guided Bicycle Tour will be given May 20 on the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.