The Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center is now offering "curbside" environmental education programs. Programs can be scheduled by calling the EE Center at (570)629-3061 beginning Wednesday, May 13th. Programs will begin on Monday, May 18th and can be scheduled from 8:30am-2:00pm.
Programs will be outside/hands-on experiences that are self-led with provided equipment
Program participants must sign up in advance to reserve a time slot
Program participants will have up to 2 hours to complete the program and return equipment
Participants can call KCEEC center staff on phone for further guidance once they begin the program
Registration/ instruction/ and equipment will all be done outside building
Programs will be available only on certain days (some weather pending) and participants will be spread out
Upon completion KCEEC staff will sanitize equipment before next group usage
All staff will wear masks when in contact with participants and program participants will wear masks when in contact with KCEEC staff
Social distancing will be maintained at all times between staff, participants, and different groups participating. (6 feet)
There will be no charge for the program but donations will be encouraged
There are no restrooms ope to the public at this time.
Pond Study- Ever wonder what lives in Kettle Creek’s Swink pond? Grab a net and some containers and prepare to get muddy as you head to the pond and attempt to capture some of these fascinating creatures. All pond equipment will be provided, including a pond guide sheet to help ID as well as a pond data sheet with questions to complete. All critters must be returned to their homes upon program completion.
Various Scavenger Hunts–Let’s look for animal homes or even some tracks, seeds, insects, birds, shapes, colors and more! Choose from one of the many scavenger hunt options to start your search at Kettle Creek. Collection will be with photographs only and hunts are age appropriate. Families can choose to do more than one hunt at the same time.
Insect Safari –Armed with bug nets, magnifying boxes and more begin your safari in search of the many different insects that inhabit Kettle Creek.
Tree ID–Did you ever want to know what the names of the trees along the trail are? Using a provided tree guide and some instruction you will be sent off in search of some of the common trees at Kettle Creek.
Bird ID–Many different kinds of birds call Kettle Creek home and is it up to you to find them and observe their brilliant colors and hear their outstanding singing voices. Tips and tricks on bird ID will be provided before you hit the trails to begin your search. An early morning time will lend itself for more bird sighting opportunities. Wildlife Camouflage- We know animals can hide really well. Follow along one of the trails at Kettle Creek and search for man-made walking sticks to show you the best camouflage colors in the forest. Or how would you like to try to find all 100 caterpillars (colored toothpicks) in a rousing game of pick up sticks? All activities will focus on camouflage.
Explorer Backpacks- Specially prepared backpacks contain a series of hands-on activities to challenge your outdoor awareness at Kettle Creek. See if you can complete all the tasks in the backpack in the 2 hour-time limit.
For scheduling or questions please call the EE Center at (570)629-3061.