Saturday, September 16, 2017 | By ShanB | Comments Off on International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
This event commemorates the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987.
The ozone layer is a layer in Earth’s atmosphere which absorbs most of the Sun’s UV radiation. The ozone layer absorbs 97–99% of the Sun’s medium-frequency ultraviolet light, which otherwise would potentially damage exposed life forms on Earth. Ozone depletion describes two distinct but related phenomena observed since the late 1970s: a steady decline of about 4% per decade in the total volume of ozone in Earth’s stratosphere, and a much larger springtime decrease in stratospheric ozone over Earth’s polar regions. The latter phenomenon is referred to as the ozone hole.
CFCs and other contributory substances are referred to as ozone-depleting substances. Since the ozone layer prevents most harmful UVB wavelengths of UV light from passing through the Earth’s atmosphere, observed and projected decreases in ozone have generated worldwide concern leading to adoption of the Montreal Protocol that bans the production of CFCs, halons, and other ozone-depleting chemicals such as carbon tetrachloride and trichloroethane.
It is suspected that a variety of biological consequences such as increases in skin cancer, cataracts, damage to plants, and reduction of plankton populations in the ocean’s photic zone may result from the increased UV exposure due to ozone depletion.
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Saturday, September 16, 2017 | By ShanB | Comments Off on In Search of Song Birds
Join experts from the Pennsylvania Audubon Society in search of migrating birds passing through Lacawac on their long journey south. Wear comfortable shoes. All ages welcome. Registration appreciated. Free. Phone: 570.689.9494
Saturday, September 16, 2017 | By ShanB | Comments Off on NEPA Vegfest
NEPA Vegfest is an all ages event based on promoting compassion, health and wellness in our community. This event will include craft vendors, plant based food, speakers, plant based cooking demos, music, yoga and children’s activities all based on promoting wellness within the area.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 | By ShanB | Comments Off on Rowdy Raccoons
Little ones (ages 3-5) and their grownups can learn about raccoons through story, craft, and hands on activities. Meet at the Solano Education Building.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 | By ShanB | Comments Off on Monarch Madness
Discover the world of the Monarch butterfly and how you can help this butterfly survive. After a short lecture, go searching for Monarchs. Everyone gets a free milkweed pod to plant in their yard!
EXACT LOCATION: The Amphitheater
Saturday, September 16, 2017 | By ShanB | Comments Off on Bug’s-eye View of Twilight
Bring your kids for a pre-bedtime, twilight exploration of Skywood Park.
“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.”
Elementary-age 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.”
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.
Registration is required as space is limited. To register, call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727 or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.