Wednesday, December 19, 2018

​Brodhead Watershed Assn. Hosts Jan. 19 Schisler Museum Naturalist Hike At East Stroudsburg U., Monroe County

The Brodhead Watershed Association will host a January 19 Naturalist's "Hike" through the Schisler Museum of Wildlife and Natural History at East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Monroe County as part of its Get Outdoors Poconos and Water Wiser Kids series.
In the span of an hour at the Schisler Museum, visitors can tour the Frozen North, a Boreal Forest, Canyon Country, the Verdant East, and the African Bush.
This naturalist guided hikes through the museum, one geared toward kids and another for adults – to offer everyone an insider’s knowledge.
There is a lot to learn here, even without a guide. An amazing number of the world’s creatures are represented in a very small space, in realistic dioramas. No thick glass separates viewers from the displays. To protect the exhibits, no touching is allowed.
The Verdant East displays and describes the eastern forests we call home. Critters you see outside your kitchen window and along every roadway are put in context.
Even if you’ve lived in the Poconos forever, there’s plenty to learn at the Schisler Museum about the everyday creatures in our woods — from the special “fur” of the porcupine (aka quills), to why possums drool when threatened, to the silent feathers of a screech owl.
This event is free, but registration is required. Regular Museum fees apply, but will be paid by the Watershed Association for participants who register in advance.  Admission includes a visit to the McMunn Planetarium to see one of its five films.
To register call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727 or send email to: Tours start at 1:00- Students and 3:00- Adults.
This program is made possible through grants from the William Penn Foundation and the Dr. Claus Jordan Endowment from Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono Foundation.
For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Brodhead Watershed Association website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Association.  Click Here to become a member.

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