Thursday, January 31, 2019

Brodhead Watershed Assn: Feb. 9: Kids, Explore The H2Olympics; Feb. 16 Pasold Farm Hike In Monroe County

The Brodhead Watershed Association will host two upcoming events in Monroe County for kids and the whole family.
Water Wiser Kids Explore The H2Olympics
On February 9 kids and their grownups take part in the H2Olympics at Brodhead Creek Heritage Center in Analomink from 12:30 to 2:00.
An environmental educator will guide elementary-age children as they work alone and in teams at action stations.
At each station, kids will explore different properties of water. How does water carry things? Absorb things? Change things? How does water “hold together”? They’ll imagine what the water might do in each situation, then test their hypotheses, observe the results, and sketch what actually happens. Was the hypothesis correct? Why? Why not? What would change the result?
The Indoor H2Olympics brings out the natural scientist in every kid. Grownups may be surprised, too!
To register call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727 or send email to:
This program is part of the Water Wiser Kids Series sponsored by Brodhead Watershed Association, funded by a Dr. Claus Jordan Endowment Grant from Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono Foundation.
Winter Hike At Pasold Farm
On February 16 find out what makes the trail loop at Pasold Farm in Barrett Township so special during the winter by joining naturalist Patti O’Keefe for a winter walk starting at 10:00 a.m.
The low, near-solstice sun paints the leafless trees and their lanky shadows gold and black. You see long views of the land, its folds and rises. The trail, newly widened, is wet after record-breaking rains.
Through woods on either side, you see elephant-sized boulders with lichen and ferns growing from every crevice, like crazy-big Chia pets. Many of them are slowly being split by white pine seedlings, their thread-like roots working into microscopic fissures, the finest of filaments able to crack ancient rock.
The spring that once served Pasold Farm is beautifully preserved, and there’s no risk of missing the spot, now that a hand-carved sign points the way. Water rises from among the roots of an old oak and is tamed in a square, man made pool.
Fly Fishing in America began on the Brodhead. It is still considered one of the finest trout streams in the world. Thanks to the people of Barrett Township who conserved this land, fishing this historic stream is open to all.
To register and get directions, Call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727; email
The hike is part of the Get Outdoors Poconos series administered by Brodhead Watershed Association and supported by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.
For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Brodhead Watershed Association website.

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