Brodhead Watershed Association

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Water Wiser Kids

Search for 'stories of the forest' at Nothstein Preserve



There’s detective work to be done in the forest at this time of year.


A half-chewed acorn, a pine cone that looks more like a corn cob, scratch marks in the leaf litter: Join Darryl and Jackie Speicher on Saturday, Nov. 10, to find out what these signs mean.

Young nature enthusiasts and their families will explore the trails of Nothstein Preserve in Paradise Township, Pa., and learn how to spot the stories in the forest.

Participants will investigate tracks and signs, listen for bird calls and songs, and study the trees, looking for remaining bird nests from the summer. The winter snow leaves a good record of the birds and other wildlife that crossed the trail. Look in the snow – or mud – for footprints that may help visitors piece together the animal community that uses the preserve for feeding and playing.

With newly honed observation skills, participants will also find an increased appreciation of the winter forest.

This event is part of the Water Wiser Kids Series sponsored by Brodhead Watershed Association, funded by a Dr. Claus Jordan Endowment Grant from Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono Foundation.




IF YOU GO: Signs of wildlife at Nothstein Preserve


WHEN: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018

WHERE: Nothstein Preserve, off Route 191 in Paradise Township. Register for directions.

NOTE: For children and their families. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy hiking shoes.

COST: Free, but registration is required and limited. Register for directions.

CONTACT: 570-839-1120 or email



Tentative dates for 2019. Check back for details as the event nears!


Jan. 19: “Indoor hike” at East Stroudsburg University's Schisler Museum

February: Water Olympics at ForEvergreen Nature Preserve

March: Maple sugaring at Meesing Nature Center




This is a series of outdoor experiences designed to help children explore the Brodhead watershed. The hands-on activities are conducted by trained educators and will encourage children and their families to get outdoors more and continue to explore on their own.


The Water Wiser Kids program is hosted by Brodhead Watershed Association and Kettle Creek Environmental Center. The series is supported by a grant from the Dr. Claus Jordan Endowment Grant, part of the Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono Foundation.


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