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Carbon County Environmental Education Center

151 East White Bear Drive

Since its humble beginning in 1983, Carbon County Environmental Education Center has developed and grown into a premier educational facility. 

Housed in a converted 1920 dairy barn, the center is located on 70 acres of woodland, wetland, and meadow habitat within Mauch Chunk Lake Park. In a 1992 expansion, the building and grounds underwent some considerable changes, but the mission and motto remained the same, “Conservation Through Education”. 

Today CCEEC offers a wide array of environmental education opportunities for school students, civic organizations and the general public. As a service to the public, the center's staff provides information relative to environmental problems and legislation, wildlife issue resolution, and agency referrals. In addition to classrooms and educational displays, the barn also houses an environmental research and lending library, and a wildlife rehabilitation hospital

Our Mission:

CCEEC promotes awareness and understanding of our environment through education. By providing a variety of environmentally related services, and in stressing human environmental impacts, CCEEC encourages responsibility for, and appreciation of all natural resources.


chris reitz

Monday, July 4, 2016
One of my favorite places to visit whenever I'm near Jim Thorpe. Love all the good work the people there put in to help out all those animals in need!

Rick Ruggiero

Saturday, July 30, 2016
A great place to visit. A wonderful gentleman introduced us to Laz the hawk. All the birds and displays were awesome but Blinky the owl was our favorite.

Franklin Klock

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012
Great place to learn about nature, animals, and human/environmental interaction. The live raptors are awesome! Yep, live birds of prey: Hawks, owls, and EAGLES!

Patricia Coleman

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
A great place to take the family for an afternoon during the summer.

Edward Evans

Monday, June 18, 2018

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