Keystone College Environmental Education Institute offers summer resources

For Abington Journal | May 21st, 2016 11:07 am

LA PLUME — The Keystone College Environmental Education Institute will offer four week-long courses this summer that feature hands-on outdoor experiences and classroom discussions led by a faculty and industry professionals. Geared toward educators and those interested in the environment and sustainable living, the courses are open to the public and offer several credit and non-credit options.

• Water at Risk, slated for June 27- July 1, explores threats to water resources and discusses strategies to protect the water supply.

• Garden-Based Learning: Digging in the Dirt, offered July 18-22, explores the science of growing healthy foods, and discusses topics such soil, weather, garden insects, composting and how to build, fund and use schoolyard and community gardens.

• Flora and Fauna of NEPA, scheduled for July 25-29, examines the flora and fauna of Northeastern Pennsylvania and explores bats, birds, insects, amphibians, plants, mushrooms and aquatic organisms.

• Farms, Food, and Community, to be held August 1-5, explores where our food comes from, and discuss the connections between farms and community, culture, health, and environment.

Registration is requested by June 5. For more information, visit or contact Sharon Burke at 570-575-3927.

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Information provided by Keystone College.