LEHMAN TWP. - Where better to celebrate Earth day than an environmental center? The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will be hosting its 19th annual Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 13. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., rain or shine.
   Families are invited to stroll around the exhibits, support local businesses, make a craft or two, go on a hike, and play some games! For a more laid-back experience, several options are available – relax, grab a bite to eat, and listen to music.
    PEEC staff will be leading interpretive nature hikes around the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area as well as giving guests the chance to go canoeing on a pond.
     Crafts will include decorations made with recycled materials as well as PEEC’s popular tie-dye station. Tie dye can be a great way to add additional years to old or lightly stained clothing. Bring white cotton shirts, pillowcases, bandanas, or other items and add some color. A limited number of t-shirts will also be available for purchase at the PEEC store.
     PEEC will also be featuring a summer camp table; stop by and say hello to real camp counselors! Families who sign up their campers during the Earth Day Festival will receive $5 off per registration.
    “PEEC’s Earth Day Festival is a fun opportunity to learn more about recycling, the environment, and how to make small (and big) changes to reduce your environmental footprint.” said organizers.
    The Pocono Environmental Education Center, a non-profit facility, is located within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, off Route 209 between Milford and Bushkill.  PEEC advances environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in a national park.