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    LCEEC Programs

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    The Environmental Center offers an incredible selection of Public and School programs and Summer Camps for all ages throughout the year! Click the drop downs below for more information on each of our program offerings.

    School Programs

    The Environmental Center operates school programs throughout the year, including field trips and the Building Connections program.

    Field Trips

    School field trip programs combine hands-on activities with an exploratory walk on LCEEC’s 211-acre property and meet many of the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s academic standards for Environmental and Ecology and Science and Technology.

    Schools and other organized groups are encouraged to visit for a field trip, and programs are available for Pre-K to 12th grades.  Topics include biodiversity, alternative energy, new technology, and conservation.

    Click here for updated information on our School Programs.

    To schedule a field trip, please contact the LCEEC at (570) 842-1506 or email yaniks@lackawanna.edu.

    Field trips are sponsored in part by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development, Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.

    Building Connections
    Students planted trees at the College's Scranton campus as part of the 2013 Building Connections program.

    Students planted trees at the College’s Scranton campus as part of the 2013 Building Connections program.

    Building Connections is a yearlong program for teachers and students in grades 7 and 8 that focus on how local communities are connecting to the area’s most prominent natural resources – the Lackawanna and Susquehanna River Watersheds.

    Participants will learn about watersheds, biodiversity, urban forestry, and conservation of our natural resources from local experts and through experiential outdoor education. Students will gain valuable experiences in subject areas that will support the Pennsylvania Envirothon Competition and guide students in their career paths. Building Connections also meets many of the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s academic standards for Environmental and Ecology and Science and Technology.

    Teams of up to 8 students and 1 advisor meet during 4 sessions throughout the school year. Each session begins at 9:15 am and ends at 1:45 pm. General topics covered throughout the year include:

    • September: Aquatic Study at Lackawanna State Park
    • October: Urban Forestry in Downtown Scranton
    • April: Biodiversity at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center
    • May: Environment & Technology at Merli Sarnoski Park

    For more information or to register for the program, contact Michelle Wheeler at wheelerm@lackawanna.edu or call (570) 842-1506.

    Building Connections is a partnership with the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center and the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources at Lackawanna State Park and is sponsored by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development, Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.

     

    Public Programs

    The Environmental Center also offers special programs to the public that generally run one to two hours and cost as little as $5 each!

    Walks & Talks

    The Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center offers a wide variety of family and adult programs. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact us at (570) 842-1506.

    Click here to read the Fall 2017 newsletter (PDF) 

    Natural Wonders

    Natural Wonders is a unique program series for children ages 3-6 and a guardian that offers discovery-based learning about the natural world through stories, art and outdoor explorations. Cost is $40 for a series of 6 classes or $8 for individual classes. Classes run every other Thursday in the fall and spring. Registration is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center at 570-842-1506.

    Click here to learn more about the Natural Wonders programs planned for 2017 (PDF)

    Nature Birthday Parties

    Looking for something unique, hands-on, and exciting for your child’s birthday party? We offer several fun-filled options to make your child’s birthday memorable.

    Download our Birthday Party Brochure (PDF) for more information on birthday party themes and pricing.

    Summer Camp

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    Join us for a week of fun and adventure exploring the natural habitats of the 211-acre LCEEC property. Experienced staff will guide children through innovative experiential activities focused on discovery and teamwork to gain a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of all life.

    More information about each of these camps is available in the LCEEC Summer Camp brochure. Camp Counselors and Jr. Counselors are needed for summer 2017. If you’re interested, see the Camp Counselor flyer for details!

    LCEEC Day Camp 2017

    A Closer Look: (Ages 5 & 6)
    Session 1: June 19-23, 9 a.m.-noon
    Session 2: June 26-30, 9 a.m.-noon
    Session 3: June 26-30 1, 1-4 p.m.

    Backyard Habitats: (Ages 7 & 8)
    June 26-30 or July 3-7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Eco Explorers: (Ages 9 & 10)
    July 3-7 or July 10-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Eco Quest: (Ages 11-13)
    July 17-21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Wilderness Survival: (Ages 9 & 10)
    July 24-28 or July 31-Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Art Ventures: (Ages 7 & 8)
    July 10-14 or July 17-21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    NEW! Environmental Quality
    ESC 115: 3 credits: (Ages 14-18)
    July 24-28 and July 31-Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    Volunteers

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    Additionally, LCEEC offers a variety of volunteer and internship opportunities. Individuals or groups can assist in many ways including:

    • Summer Camp Counselor
    • Assisting with our educational programs
    • Administrative work
    • Caring for our trails and gardens.

    To learn more, click here to view the Volunteer Brochure. Camp Counselors & Jr. Counselors are needed for summer 2016 and can get more information in the Camp Counselor flyer.