Monday, July 29, 2019

Brodhead Watershed Assn. Hosts Aug. 17 Snorkel Your Way Through Cherry Creek For Kids In Monroe County

The Brodhead Watershed Association invites school-age children and their parents to snorkel Cherry Creek on August 17 in Monroe County starting at 2:00 p.m.. 
With guidance from an experienced outdoor educator, kids will come face-to-face with a new and  different world – the underwater world of a creek bed.
Fish? Yes … but so much more! Snails and worms, turtles and frogs, about a zillion kinds of insects and dozens of plant species, from cattails and grasses to tiny algae. 
Water striders zoom the surface of still waters. Dragonflies zip around creek banks.
The bottom of Cherry Creek is the whole world to the critters that live there. Put on a facemask and snorkel and come learn about it yourself!
The program is intended for elementary-age children, though older children and parents may take part. Kettle Creek will provide sterilized snorkels and masks and a life jacket (which must be worn) to each participant. 
Participants must bring the following:
-- Swimsuit/board shorts, worn under clothing as there are no changing facilities.
-- Wading shoes, water shoes, strap-on sandals, or old sneakers — NO flip-flops or bare feet.
-- Towel and sunscreen.
This program is very weather dependent. If the water is too high or murky, if thunder and lightning are present, or if the water or air temperature is too cold, we may need to postpone or cancel. This is the last creek snorkeling event of 2019.
This event 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.
The program is free, but registration is required and limited to 25 participants.  To register, call 570-839-1120, 570-629-2727 or send email to:
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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