LAKE REGION - Join PPL for one or all of the Summer Nature Series programs, geared toward budding junior naturalists. These hands-on activities will spark creativity and appreciation for the natural environment around us.
    A team of presenters has designed this series for ages 5 to 10, welcoming budding naturalists of all ages, starting with Wonderful, Wiggly Worms! on Wednesday, July 23, and Rocks Rock! on Saturday, July 26, both from 10 a.m. to noon. Dawn Krautter, a local nature enthusiast and Wallenpaupack School District educator, will lead these programs.
     On Wednesday, learn about worms and the important work they do. You will find out how to make a worm bin for composting. Plan on getting your hands dirty. Each child will make a wormery to take home. Then, on Saturday, learn about rocks and check out a rock collection. You will spend time collecting, observing and comparing rocks along the nature trail. Students will use markers or crayons to create unique designs on rocks. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
     Bring your children prepared to be outdoors, and feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy outside after the program. To register for this and other series programs, call 570-253-7001 or email Programs are free and held at the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center on each Wednesday and Saturday, July 23 to Aug. 16. All programs run from 10 a.m. to noon.
    The Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center is part of PPL’s Wallenpaupack hydroelectric project, built in 1926 near Hawley,. The learning center is off Route 6 just east of the intersection of Routes 590 and 6 and next to Wallenpaupack Area High School.