Programs for Schools

CCEEC offers a wide variety of educational opportunities for students from Pre-K through high school and college. Your group can come to us for a day of fun and adventurous learning, or we can bring the learning to you in the form of classroom lectures and school assemblies with live animals, or schoolyard explorations in search of trees, insects, fungi, and animal signs.


Plant Programs
Animal Programs
Physical Science Programs
General Programs
Grade Levels
P- Primary
I - Intermediate
JH - Junior High
SH - Senior High







Plants
Title/Grade Level(s)
P
I
JH
SH
Seeds & Plants (types & Functions)
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Plant & Flower Habitats
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Harmful Plants
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Plant Classification & Identification

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Incredible Edibles
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The Green vs. The Non-Green
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Trees
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Mosses, Liverworts & Ferns

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The Way It Was: Decomposition
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The Green Machine: Photosynthesis
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Seed Dispersal
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Fungi
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schools
Animals
Title/Grade Level(s)
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I
JH
SH
Animals & The Environment
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Animals & Their Young
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Animals & Their Homes
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Animal Tracks & Signs
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Animal Communication
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Animal Classification
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Animal Behaviors/Adaptations
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Predator/Prey Relationships
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Food Chains & Food Webs
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Bats: Fact and Fiction
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Birds of Prey
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The Nightshift (Owls)
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The Dayshift (Hawks)
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Bald and Golden Eagles
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Living Communities
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Succession
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Pond & Stream Studies
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Snakes: Friends or Foes
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Pet Care
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Physical Science
Title/Grade Level(s)
P
I
JH
SH
Solids, Liquids, & Gasses
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Geology
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Seasons
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Colors, Shapes, & Sizes in Nature
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The Ins & Outs of Soil
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Soil & Plot Studies
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Weathering & Erosion

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The Water Cycle
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Water: A Precious Resource
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General Programs
Title/Grade Level(s)
P
I
JH
SH
Ecosystems
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The Scientific Method

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Designs in Nature
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Data Collecting & Sampling Techniques
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Wilderness Survival
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To Schedule a Program

When booking a program with CCEEC, book early. Calling as far in advance as possible ensures that your requested date will be reserved, and will also provide the opportunity to schedule a rain/snow date.


Call 570-645-8597 to
schedule a program for your class or school
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Click here for
program fees.


Plan Ahead
Visits to CCEEC, either
with your school or on your own, can be more enjoyable
if you remember a few
simple things.

Dress for the weather 
Many of the activities at the center take place outside,
and we often find ourselves hiking no mater what!



Check the weather! If rain is predicted on the day of you visit, bring a rain jacket or poncho. Umbrellas don't
work very well here.



Always wear proper shoes
for the outdoors. You will be walking in dirt, wet grass, sand, and MUD! Please
don't wear your best sneakers, sandals, or heels. It's also a good idea to tie, zipper, buckle, or Velcro those shoes closed. The mud here at CCEEC is known to have collected more than a few shoes. Prepare well and you won't be going home in socks!

What to Wear
• Proper clothes for the   weather and time of year. 
• A hat to keep the sun off your head or to stay warm
• Old 'play' shoes
• Bright colors

What to Bring
• A notebook and pencil
• A disposable camera so
you can share memories of your trip
• Allergy, or other, medication you may need (your teacher
should have this)
• An eco-friendly lunch

Things Not to Bring
• CD or MP3 players, cell phones and other electronics. These are distracting and easily lost.
• Hiking sticks
• Umbrellas

Pack an
Eco-friendly Lunch


Every year students bring thousands of pounds of trash to CCEEC with their lunches. This trash is filling up our landfills (dumps) at an incredible rate. Soon there will be nowhere to put it all!

You can help by doing a few simple things:
 

• Use a reusable lunch
  bag/box instead of a
  paper or plastic bag
• Use reusable containers
  instead of sandwich bags
• Bring cloth napkins,
  not paper
• Pack a drink that comes
  in a reusable or recyclable
  container
• Avoid prepackaged
  tray meals that produce
  lots of trash.
• Use a real metal spoon
  or fork, not plastic
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Educational opportunities don’t fly south just because it gets cold out. There are many reasons to book CCEEC visits or in-school assemblies during the winter. Ever go looking for animal tracks in the snow with a 4th grader? We have!







 










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