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Volunteer will work at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), a private 501 (c) (3) non-profit partner to the National Park Service in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area that advances environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experiences in a national park. PEEC's campus is an adapted and recycled Pocono Mountains honeymoon resort that gives all who come to visit a chance to experience the Pocono Mountains at their best.
Interested volunteers will assist PEEC staff in giving tours and answering questions in our large hands-on discovery based learning room. Public tours are given from 1 to 4 pm on select Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year. Exhibits include things like climbing into a bald eagle’s nest, crawling into a bat cave, exploring a beaver lodge, digging in a fossil pit and more. Interested volunteers will be trained before shadowing our staff and volunteers on a public tour date.
Knowledge of local wildlife and sustainability is a plus, but not required. PEEC staff will train you on Ecozone procedures. In order to lead tours in the Bat Cave, you must be able to crawl on your knees for ~ 1 minute (not required of all volunteers).
Weekend work: 1-4 PM on select Saturdays and Sundays
Contact PEEC's Volunteer Coordinator George Johnson at (570) 828-3210 ext 242 or GJohnson@peec.org for more details or to schedule a site visit. A list of all public Ecozone days can be found on their website: http://www.peec.org/programs/ecozone