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					                      Regional Environmental Education Center
                                      Community Calendar Update

                                             April 2010
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Cub Scouts Spring Day: Wildlife Conservation
Date: April 3
Time: 2-5pm
Fee: $15 per scout, adults are free

Wildlife Conservation Day will be packed with fun games and activities that will teach scouts the
importance of conservation and the many wonders found within the animal kingdom. Upon completion
Scouts will achieve their Wildlife Conservation Pin and Belt Loop. This program is open to all Cub
Scouts in the South Hills area and beyond. Group size is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

Saturday Outdoors Hikes (S.O.D.)
Date: April 10
Time: 10 - 11am
Fee: $3 per person
Audience: Family Friendly!

Smell the fresh air of spring and stretch your legs on our Saturdays Outdoors Hikes. These one hour
hikes will cover a different topic each month while following the many beautiful trails around the
Center. These hikes are perfect for all ages and great for family activities that will give everyone a
chance to connect with the nature found right here in Upper St. Clair. Scout, church and other
community groups welcome. Pre-registration is required for planning purposes. Group size is limited.

Talk-n-Walk: Spring Birding
Date: April 18
Time 8-10am
Fee: $8 adults, $3 children (under 12)
Audience: Family Friendly!

The songbirds are returning and have begun to serenade us throughout the day. Join the REEC as we go
over the identifying characteristics of the more common spring bird species in this area, and look and
listen for them throughout the park. Beginning and intermediate birders will benefit from this program.
Bring your binoculars, a field guide and a friend because birding alone just isn't as fun! Registration is
required. Groups of 3 or more receive a 10% discount.

Great Cleanup of Boyce Mayview Park – Volunteer Day
Date: April 24
Time: 9am - 1pm
Audience: Family Friendly

The Regional Environmental Education Center is seeking volunteers and sponsors for a community
cleanup day at Boyce Mayview Park as part of the Great American Cleanup of PA. Join your neighbors
and the Regional Environmental Education Center in helping to make a difference in our community.
During this day volunteers will be working with the Regional Environmental Education Center to clean
up a stream channel that is connected to Chartiers Creek. The PA Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) and the Department of Transportation (PennDOT), in cooperation with Keep
Pennsylvania Beautiful, Inc., are sponsoring the Great American Cleanup of PA. This clean up event is
also occurring in conjunction with World Environment Day celebrations being held around the city to
commemorate World Environmental Day 2010 being hosted in Pittsburgh. For more information on
sponsoring or volunteering for the event please contact Sara Homol at volunteer@Regionaleec.org.


Spring Meadows & Butterflies E&E Training by ASSET
Date: April 27
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Fee: TBA
Act 48 Hours: 6
Presenter: ASSET Inc.

Investigate a meadow habitat and experience first hand the variety of organisms that inhabit this locally
abundant ecosystem. Specific focus will be placed on butterflies and their role within a meadow habitat.
Topics covered include general plant and insect identification, interrelationships and human impacts on
the environment. For more information on Meadows and Butterflies (ASSET) please contact your
School District’s Support on Site (SOS) or call ASSET’s Professional Development Department at 412-
481-7320.

Moonstruck: Full Moon Hike
Date: April 28
Time: 8-9pm
Fee: $3 per person
Audience: Family Friendly!

As spring tries to push its way across the land join us as we make the final loop around this year's
Moonstruck trail. Animals are starting to awaken and plants are waiting for the right time to bud.
Witness the beauty and changes of nature through the seasons with your loved ones, scout or other
community group. Pre-registration is required. Group size is limited.


                                          Upcoming Events
                        (Camps, Act 48 Workshops & Other Community Events)
Food, Land, and People Act 48 Workshop
Date: May 1
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Fee: $50
Act 48 Hours: 5
Presenter: Three Rivers Earth Force

Senses Library Program
Date: May 5
Time: 7-8 pm
Fee: FREE
Host: Green Tree Library

Girl Scout Cadette Day: All About Birds
Date: May 8
Time: 8 – 11am
Fee: $15 per scout, adults are free
Audience: Cadette Girl Scouts

Saturday Outdoor Hike (S.O.D.)
Date: May 8
Time: 10-11am
Fee: $3 per person
Audience: Family Friendly

PA Forests in the Spring E&E Training by ASSET
Date: May 13
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm
Fee: TBA
Act 48 Hours: 6
Presenter: ASSET Inc.

Talk-n-Walk: Spring Wild Edibles
Date: May 16
Time: 2-4pm
Fee: $8 adults, $3 children (under 12)
Audience: Family Friendly!

Rain Barrel Workshop
Date: May 19
Time: 6:30-8 pm
Fee: $30/person or $40/couple
Act 48 Hours: 2
Presenter: Pennsylvania Resources Council

Moonstruck: Full Moon Hike
Date: May 27
Time: 9-10pm
Fee: $3 per person
Audience: Family Friendly!
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                                      REEC Wish List
                        The REEC is looking for donations of the following items:
                                                Binoculars
                                                Compasses
                        Used children’s magazines such as Ranger Rick or Highlites
                              Children’s nature/science themed story books
                                             Gallon Milk Jugs
                                                     Tin Cans (all sizes)
                                                        Egg cartons
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                                          Volunteers Wanted
                                   Volunteers are needed in the following areas:
                                   Educational Programming (Ages 16 and up)
                                         Community Outreach (all ages)
                                           Office Assistance (all ages)
                                             Garden Work (all ages)

If you have a positive attitude and a dedication to the Regional Environmental Education Center and our
mission, please consider these meaningful volunteer opportunities. Experience is not necessary; we will
gladly train on the job. For more information please contact Sara Homol, Program Administrator, at
volunteer@regionaleec.org.

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                         For more information or to register for one of these events, please contact:
                             Jessica Stombaugh, Program Manager, JessicaS@regionaleec.org
                                            or call the Center at 412.838.0064.

                      The Regional Environmental Education Center is located in Upper St. Clair, PA
               at 1531 Mayview Road. Visit our website at regionaleec.org for information about the center.
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