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Special Events

  • Moosic Mountain
    Fire & Foliage Fall Walk

    Dick and Nancy Eales Nature Preserve
    September 22, 2015

    The Dick and Nancy Eales Preserve sits high atop the windswept Moosic Mountain, which overlooks the Lackawanna Valley. The nature preserve is home to an intact system of ridgetop pine barrens consisting of stunted pitch pine, huckleberry, blueberry, rhodora, scrub oa... Learn more

  • Long Pond Barrens Ecology Walk

    Long Pond Nature Preserve
    (Meet at the Hauser Nature Center.)
    July 09, 2015

    Lying along the southern edge of the Pocono Plateau, this 32-square-mile expanse of forests, fields, swamps and heath barrens supports more globally rare wildlife, wildflowers and natural habitats than any other place in Pennsylvania.  Join us  for a walk ... Learn more

  • Birding in the Cherry Valley

    Cherry Valley
    June 14, 2015

    Join naturalist and renowned birder Rick Wiltraut on a leisurely two-hour bird walk in Cherry Valley, one of the “birdiest” places in the Pocono Mountains. The walk will include several types of bird habitats and is open for all levels of birding proficie... Learn more

  • Bird Banding Adventures

    Thomas Darling Nature Preserve
    June 13, 2015

    This outing is a special treat for all who like to see birds up close. Darryl Speicher of the Pocono Avian Research Center demonstrates how birds are banded as part of a research project at the Thomas Darling Preserve, just north of Blakeslee. Darryl also shares bird... Learn more

  • Wildflower Walk

    Thomas Darling Nature Preserve
    May 28, 2015

    Emerging from underground springs and seeps, Two-Mile Run feeds into Tobyhanna Creek and eventually the Lehigh River. Along the way, it traverses the 2,500-acre Thomas Darling Preserve, a place where visitors can witness an extensive mosaic of glacial wetlands via a ... Learn more

  • 2015 Tannersville Bog Walks

    Tannersville Cranberry Bog Parking Lot on Cherry Lane Road in Tannersville, PA (Monroe County).
    February 08, 2015 - November 14, 2015

    The Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center is proud to invite you to attend public, guided walks into the unique Tannersville Cranberry Bog. Walks are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the spring, summer and fall. Our Environmental Educato... Learn more

  • Live Reptiles and Amphibians

    Hauser Nature Center
    1567 Long Pond Road
    Long Pond PA 18334
    (570) 643-7922 x310
    July 14, 2015

    Get up close and personal with naturalist Rick Koval’s collection of native snakes, frogs, salamanders and a turtle, found in the Poconos.  Learn about these fascinating reptiles and amphibians and their role in the environment.  Great for kids a... Learn more

  • Whip-Poor-Will Watch

    Hauser Nature Center
    1567 Long Pond Road
    Long Pond PA 18334
    (570) 643-7922 x310
    June 30, 2015

    Join The Nature Conservancy for an evening walk to search for the elusive whip-poor-will. This medium sized bird in the nightjar family is an expert at camouflage and active at dawn and dusk, sometimes throughout the evening on moonlit nights. The whip-poor-will is ... Learn more

  • Live Wild Animals of the Pocono Plateau

    Hauser Nature Center
    1567 Long Pond Road
    Long Pond, Pennsylvania 18334
    (570) 643-7922

    August 09, 2015

    Bring your camera and a picnic supper to enjoy before we are treated to a presentation by the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center (PWRC), a place where injured and orphaned wild animals are cared for until they can fend for themselves and be released ... Learn more

  • Volunteer in Pennsylvania

    Various locations. Check current opportunities here.

    When you volunteer for The Nature Conservancy, you'll gain experience, skills and a sense of accomplishment - all while helping to protect Pennsylvania's lands and waters.  Explore a list of opportunities, download the volunteer application and read our latest i... Learn more

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for The Nature Conservancy. Currently there are no volunteer opportunities available. Please check back soon for upcoming events.


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