Beginning Birding, with environmental educator Darryl Speicher. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. Saturday. $5. Registration: 629-3061.
Promised Land State Park Hike, seven or eight moderate miles. Bring a lunch. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 315, Dupont. 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 814-2803.
Snowshoe Hike, a two-hour excursion through Skytop Lodge in Monroe County to learn about the wildlife and ecosystems of the Poconos. Sponsored by the Monroe County Environmental Education Center. Meet at Skytop Lodge 12:45 p.m. Monday. Future excursions: Jan. 14, 28 and Feb. 3. $8. Snowshoe rentals: $10, $6 children. Registration: 629-3061.
Gardening with Raised Beds, a workshop with Master Gardener Mary Ann Miller. Luzerne County West Side Annex, 2009 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. 1 p.m. Tuesday. 825-1701.
Winter Trails Day, with free snowshoeing lessons, new exhibits, self-guided activities and a scavenger hunt. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 12. 403-2006.
The Scoop on Squirrels. Learn about the four species of squirrels, then go on a squirrel hunt. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. Jan. 12. $5. 629-3061.
Warrior Run Trail Hike, six easy miles. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 309 near Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre. 11:45 a.m. Jan. 13. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 388-4060.
Tubs Natural Area Hike, five moderate miles with an additional three-mile option. Meet at the Sears Automotive Center parking lot, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 11:45 a.m. Jan. 20. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. 825-7200.
With winter setting in and snow on the ground, it's time to get out your snowshoes and schuss through the local woodlands. Don't worry if you don't own a pair: Nescopeck State Park in Drums has a supply to lend as long as six inches of snow covers the ground. Check for availability on weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. by calling 403-2006.