Saturday, June 28 from 10 am to 3 pm, the Second Annual Pocono Nature Fest will be held on the 520 acres of land at Lacawac Sanctuary on Lake Wallenpaupack.


Saturday, June 28 from 10 am to 3 pm, the Second Annual Pocono Nature Fest will be held on the 520 acres of land at Lacawac Sanctuary on Lake Wallenpaupack.

Nature Fest is a day to learn about the common and not so common plants and wildlife of the region, their habitats, special adaptations, and natural history. Nature lovers young and old will develop an even greater love, appreciation, and respect for the great outdoors and the inhabitants within it.

Schedule of Events

• Live Birds of Prey including a hawks, owls and eagles from the Delaware Valley Raptor Center  at 11 am;

• Live Animals from the Pocono Wildlife Rehab Center at  1 pm;

• Native Plant Walk with herbalist Nathaniel Whitmore  at  2 pm;

• Researchers and professors from Temple University, Lehigh University, and Moravian College will be on hand to help you spy on plankton, explore lake life, or learn about hydrogeophysics and bees.

Throughout the day there will be activities for children including environmental games, nature crafts, face painting, and more.

There will also be tours of the Sanctuary’s beautiful1903 Adirondack style lodge at 10:30 am and 12:30 noon.

Live music, a native plant sale, food, and fun make this a perfect way to spend the day. Admission is $5 per car, well worth it for a day full of festivities!

Nature Fest is sponsored by Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, Woodloch, David R. Zeiler Agency, Nationwide Insurance & Financial Services, The Dime Bank, Keystone Propane and LibertoDESIGN.

Lacawac Sanctuary is a nature preserve, biological field station, and natural historic site offering environmental and cultural programs, as well as three miles of hiking trails and a 13,000 year-old glacial lake.  Call 570-689-9494 or visit www.lacawac.org for more information.