PEEC advances environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in a national park.

The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is located within the 77,000 acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, along the Delaware River, and is within driving distance of New York City & Philadelphia.

PEEC is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a 44 year education partner of the National Park Service.

 

PEEC Virtual Trail Competition

Saturday, May 1 & Sunday, May 2, 2021

For nearly 50 years, the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has been educating visitors of all ages about the environment. PEEC's work is now more important than ever as we face growing environmental challenges such as keeping our watersheds healthy and finding ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Support though this fundraiser will ensure that present and future generations are educated, enlightened, and inspired by PEEC to protect our environment and live life sustainably.

$10 Minimum Registration

$35 Minimum Registration for a T-Shirt*

How to Participate

1. Make a donation: Follow the link to our fundraising page: Tough as Trails Event Page. Create a log-in to make a donation to participate in the event.

2. Install JustMove: JustMove is a free virtual racing application that will allow you to participate in the event. Download the JustMove app to your smartphone.

3. Join the event: Once you have downloaded JustMove, search and join the Tough as Trails event in the charities section of the app.

4. Share with others: Let your friends & family know about our event and the opportunity to support PEEC from anywhere!

5. Get ready to move: Choose your favorite running, hiking, or walking location. Make sure to log into the JustMove app to participate.

6. #ToughAsTrails: Take to social media and share and tag us in posts of you participating in the event.

Tough as Trails Flyer and Registration Information PDF

Tough as Trails Sponsor Information and Registration PDF

For more information, contact Derek Scott, Director of Operations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

All proceeds benefit the Pocono Environmental Education Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

*T-Shirts will be mailed following completion of the event.

 

                                                                       

 

PEEC Virtual Scavenger Hunt Series

With the support of the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River (AWE), PEEC is hosting a six-week scavenger hunt throughout the region. Every Monday, beginning June 22, PEEC will post a themed list of different plants or animals to our social media pages. Participants take a photo of each organism on the list and submit the photos to PEEC for a chance to win some fun prizes!

 How to participate:

1.   Like us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see updates every Monday on the scavenger hunt theme for the week.

2.   Get outside and take photos of the plants and animals of the week! Signs of specific animal activity are acceptable in place of elusive creatures.

3.   Submit your photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm the following Sunday and complete this quick Scavenger Hunt Questionnaire to be entered to win.

4.   Submissions will be reviewed for accuracy and the participant or team with the most correct submissions will win either a $20 voucher for a PEEC public program or a PEEC water bottle and T-shirt.

 

There will be a drawing every week which means multiple chances to win! Spend the summer enjoying the great outdoors with us!

 

 

Pocono Environmental Education Center is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

 

What are we doing?

We are taking the following measures to increase and then maintain the accessibility of www.peec.org:

  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies

  • Provide continual accessibility training for our staff

  • Acquire external resources for evaluation, monitoring and issue remediation

 

What is our conformance status?

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.

We have made and will continue to make improvements to www.peec.org in order to attain and then maintain conformance with WCAG 2.1 level AA.

 

How are we doing?

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of www.peec.org. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on www.peec.org.

You can get in touch with us in any of the following ways:

  • Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Call us on 570-828-2319

 

The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) offers its strong support for efforts to end racism and prejudice in our society. PEEC always has, and always will be, committed to addressing inequality through our mission of providing equitable environmental education experiences to all, but most especially to the thousands of young people who do not have ready access to the natural world. As we reflect on current events, and challenge ourselves to continue to make a positive impact, we remain committed to listening to the needs of the communities we serve and educate. Only by coming together, and providing all visitors meaningful opportunities for shared experiences, can we achieve a lasting, positive impact on each other and the environment.

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