Pennsylvania

Carbon County Environmental Education Center

Housed inside a 100-year old dairy barn, the Carbon County Environmental Education Center is filled with exhibits and animals to see, and offers diverse educational programming. Groups can enjoy nature trails, bird-feeding stations, butterfly gardens, a waterfowl observatory, and a Birds of Prey exhibit - where Red-Tailed Hawks, Great-Horned Owls, American Bald Eagles, and Golden Eagles can be spotted. The Center offers a variety of school programs, allowing classes to learn about plant life, decomposition, animal signs and behaviors, the seasons, water cycle, scientific method, and more. Many CCEEC programs give visitors a chance to experience a live animal demonstration, or to handle stuffed specimens, feathers, or other items.
 
Contact Info
Address: 151 East White Bear Drive, Summit Hill, PA 18250. Carbon County. Tel: 570-645-8597. Email: cceec@ptd.net. Website: www.carboneec.org. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-4:30PM. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue