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Water Wiser Kids

Get a bug's-eye view of twilight

SEE EVENT INFORMATION BELOW

 

By CAROL HILLESTAD
Brodhead Watershed Association

 

Bring your kids for a pre-bedtime, twilight exploration of Skywood Park during Brodhead Watershed Association’s special event, a “Bug’s-eye View of Twilight,” to be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.

“At a time of day when kids are usually coming indoors, all kinds of cool things are happening outside,” says Roger Spotts of Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center. “Skywood Park at dusk is beautiful and full of life – a great place to explore for kids and adults.”

Children and their grownups will enjoy roaming this 40-acre park with a Kettle Creek educator. Learn surprising things about your drinking water, find out how fallen leaves underfoot protect water, and perhaps see migrating hawks.

Look for woolly-bear caterpillars getting ready for cold days ahead. Do they really predict how bad the winter will be? Do they really freeze solid? Listen for crickets and katydids. Turn over rocks and logs to find worms, bugs, fungus and decaying leaves. Look for signs of raccoons, deer, squirrels, and other creatures. Are hawks flying by? Learn why trees are changing color, and how trees “recycle” rainwater. Find out how what happens here affects Paradise Creek and the water we drink.

“Everything we see in the forest affects the water in the creek,” Spotts says. “Having fun outdoors at twilight is one terrific way to learn.”

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IF YOU GO: A Bug’s-eye View of Twilight

WHEN: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16

WHERE: Skywood Park off Route 191 North, Paradise Valley

COST: Free, but registration is required and limited.

DETAILS: Suitable for elementary-age children, who must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Families are welcome to bring a picnic supper at 5:30 and enjoy views over the Delaware River watershed to Delaware Water Gap. This conserved land protects the pure, safe waters of Cranberry and Paradise creeks.


This event is part of the Water Wiser Kids Series sponsored by Brodhead Watershed Association, funded by a Dr. Claus Jordan Endowment Grant from Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono Foundation.

 

CONTACT: Call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727; email info@brodheadwatershed.org.

 

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COMING UP Watch this space for information as the event draws closer!

 

Oct. 21: Ice Lake
Nov. 18: Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center

 

 


 

  • WHAT IS WATER
    WISER KIDS?

 

This is a series of outdoor experiences designed to help children explore the Brodhead watershed. The hands-on activities are conducted by trained educators and will encourage children and their families to get outdoors more and continue to explore on their own.

 

The Water Wiser Kids program is hosted by Brodhead Watershed Association and Kettle Creek Environmental Center. The series is supported by a grant from the Dr. Claus Jordan Endowment Grant, part of the Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono Foundation.

 


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