Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road in Dingmans Ferry. 570-828-2319; peec.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-registration is requested unless otherwise noted.
• Ski the McDade Trail, Saturday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m. to noon; free. Enjoy the winter woods with beginner ski lessons; learn the basics of cross country skiing. Skis, poles and boots provided. Register with shoe size to guarantee a spot.
• Cross-country skiing, Sundays, Jan. 14, 21 and 28, 1-3 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to noon. $20; $10 for kids. Enjoy the winter woods with beginner ski lessons. Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice on an old logging road loop. You decide how many loops to ski. Skis, poles and boots provided; register with shoe size to guarantee a spot.
• Intro to Snowshoeing, Saturday, Jan. 20, 1-4 p.m.; free. Learn the basics of snow shoes and enjoy a winter walk along the McDade Trail. No experience necessary – equipment and teaching provided. Register early to reserve a pair of snowshoes and guarantee a spot.
• Winter Ecology Hike; Sunday, Jan. 21; 10 a.m. to noon; $5. Learn how different plants and animals survive the winter. Experience PEEC in the wintertime. All ages welcome.
• Eagle Watch, Saturday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $20. A trip north in search of eagles and other rare wintering birds. Visit the Mongaup Reservoir, the Delaware River and the Delaware Highlands Conservancy to look for winter residents and nesting pairs. Bring a lunch, camera and warm clothes. Call to reserve a seat in the van; maximum of 20 spaces.
• Animal Tracking, Sunday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to noon; $5. Animals leave behind clues that give us glimpses into their lives. Explore our natural areas for tracks, trails, scat, territory marks, chew marks and other signs animals leave as they travel through the fields and forests of the Poconos.