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Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center

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8050 Running Valley Rd, Stroudsburg, PA 18360-8841
+1 570-629-3061
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Awesome Space

I love this place for its activities, but also for the space itself. We are members. It is worth... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
Tom J
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Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
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Educational!

An excellent place for all ages. The Center is very interesting and the staff is very... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
B0bS336
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Henryville, Pennsylvania
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Since its inception in 1976 our Center has offered a wide range of programs and has always strived to improve and expand its offerings. We continually seek to: • Provide areas in our County for outdoor laboratories where plants, animals and entire ecosystems can be studied; • Sponsor and participate in educational programs, ecological research, and classroom teaching; • Cooperate with other agencies and organizations concerned with environmental education and; • Provide leadership training programs in the field of conservation, environmental education and natural history. The Education Center is located at the County-owned Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary near Bartonsville. This 13,000 sq. foot facility contains the Administrative and Technical offices of the Conservation District. It also houses the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center on its second floor. Over 7,200 sq. ft. of space is devoted to educational programs including two large classroom/meeting areas, offices, kitchen, public restrooms and numerous displays and exhibits on the Pocono's natural environment. The Center also contains a gift shop with many different educational and environmentally oriented items for sale including a large selection of birdfeeders, quality birdseed, field guides and more. On the outside of the building is a large observation deck and additional classroom area. Many different educational programs are offered year-round. The building is open Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm and most Saturdays from 9am - 1pm. The Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary itself is a 166 acre preserve. The initial 120 acres was donated for the preservation of wildlife by Clayton Swink. And an additional 46 acres was purchased in 2004. It is now managed by the Conservation District and provides an interesting arena for outdoor programs. It has old field, mature deciduous forest, evergreen stands, and two ponds. Over 2 1/2 miles of maintained and well-marked trails are open for public use year-round, 7 days a week. The Education Center also utilizes “satellite sites” in Monroe County. The Meesing site is a 100 acre tract located on the Delaware State Forest north of Marshalls Creek. Owned by the PA Bureau of Forestry and maintained by the Conservation District the area encompasses a variety of diverse habitats. There is a large clear-cut where a young forest is emerging, a stand of pines, a small swamp, a stream, a pond, and a maple forest complete with a Sugar Shack that is used to produce sweet maple syrup each March. Two miles of trails are open to the public year-round, dawn to dusk, for passive recreation and nature study. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center educators also provide interpretive tours of The Nature Conservancy’s Tannersville Cranberry Bog. Access to the fragile area is limited. The floating boardwalk provides a unique opportunity to see the interior of the bog. Tours are held throughout the year for the general public as well as private and school groups.
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18 Mar 2018
“Awesome Space”
22 Jan 2018
“Educational!”
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8050 Running Valley Rd, Stroudsburg, PA 18360-8841
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+1 570-629-3061
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

I love this place for its activities, but also for the space itself. We are members. It is worth going just to see all they share in the way of resources and programming. Art shows, classes, Trout Unlimited activities, blood drives, educational workshops, and more...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

An excellent place for all ages. The Center is very interesting and the staff is very knowledgeable. The special events are great and educational for different age groups. Love visiting often.

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Reviewed May 22, 2017

Great Programs with well versed, friendly guides. Beautiful, clean, well kept building and surroundings.

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Reviewed November 9, 2016

In August we visited the Tannersville Cranberry Bog with two of our grandchildren. This was my third time through the Bog, each time with a different one of Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center's educators. Each time I learned a number of new facts about the...More

Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed July 4, 2016

We had an educational, sensory-thrilling guided tour of the Tannerville Cranberry Bog with Darryl from the Center who met us in the Bog parking lot. 2 1/2 Hours of delight! Darryl showed and explained all about the carnivorous plants, the other interesting and unique vegetation,...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2016

We stopped by on a very chilly morning and only walked one short trail before the wind made us leave. We'll have to return in warmer weather to check out the other trails. The indoor center is very nice with a lot of interesting exhibits....More

1  Thank Kathy Z
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Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is really a sanctuary. A few minutes from traffic & confusion is a tranquil green space to explore & enjoy. When I worked nearby this was my lunchtime escape to walk & recharge! I've enjoyed several of their programs, both as a member of...More

1  Thank goinmobile68
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Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Great place for hikes on the nature trails. Great environmental and nature programs. Programs for schools and Scouts. I recommend you give it a visit.

1  Thank Rick_Tri
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Reviewed October 29, 2014

We were here in late September. Perfect hiking weather. Trails are clearly marked. Rangers maintain the center which had a little gift shop and classrooms. One drawback-bring your own water--no machines on site. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed September 27, 2014

Found this place on line. Before heading out on a well-marked trail we stopped in the Educational Center. Very nice and helpful staff. Nice gifts. There were even classes going on for local students. The trail was really nice. The one we took-the Deer Trail--was...More

3  Thank RDD57
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Jean D
October 31, 2015|
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Response from KettleCreekEECenter | Property representative |
Hi Jean! Although the building itself will be closed, the trails will be open from dawn till dusk.
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