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.
The Environmental Center operates school programs throughout the year, including field trips and the Building Connections program.
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.
Field trips are sponsored in part by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development, Educational Improvement Tax Credit 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
Building Connections is a partnership with the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center and the Department of Conservation and 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.
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.
Early Explorers 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 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.
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.