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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Children’s environmental and safety programs set at PPL’s Lake Wallenpaupack

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  • PALMYRA TWP. (Pike) - Join PPL for one 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. Bring your children prepared to be outdoors and feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy outside after the program.
    Wild Time and Tales will be presented on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon, with Ashley Decker from Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center. Ashley will read “Skunk at Hemlock Circle” and bring a live skunk. Children will be able to ask questions about our de-scented friend. This program will end with a craft.
    On Saturday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, for Orange You Glad You Wore It? Jenna Wayne of PPL will lead a safety program entitled, Orange You Glad You Wore It?, stressing the importance of wearing a life jacket.
    They will use clementines to demonstrate boating safety, play games and have a snack. They will share tips on how to wear a life jacket properly, so bring one if you have one.
    To register for this and other series programs, call 570-253-7001 or email pplpreserves@pplweb.com. Our team of presenters has designed this series for ages 5 to 10, welcoming budding naturalists of all ages.
    Programs are free and held at the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center.
    The learning center is off Route 6 just east of the intersection of Routes 590 and 6 and next to Wallenpaupack Area High School.
    The Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center is part of PPL’s Wallenpaupack hydroelectric project, built in 1926 near Hawley. The hydroelectric plant provides clean, renewable energy in times of high electricity demand.
    The learning center offers programs and workshops to teachers, students and the public on the environment, conservation and the lake.
    At their environmental preserves, PPL works to protect the land, care for endangered species and habitats, and provide public recreational facilities for people to learn about and enjoy nature’s beauty. For more information about PPL's environmental preserves, visit www.pplpreserves.com. To view PPL Preserves' calendar of events, please visit www.pplpreserves.com and select Events at the bottom of the page.

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