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 keystone.edu/KCEEI or contact Sharon Burke at 570-575-3927.