A Welcoming Wednesday at Wallenpaupack

Today was a day of excitement at the learning center!  From an annual Christmas party to an educators’ tour, guests and staff were busy bustling about.

In our auditorium, PPL hosted the Wallenpaupack Historical Society’s Annual Christmas Party.  Attendees meandered through the hall of displays and ventured into the laboratory for a look at microscopic water specimens.  Mingling ceased as word spread that the Wallenpaupack High School Chamber Choir had arrived for their yearly performance.  Reminiscent Christmas hymns and songs were sung, including Carol of the Bells.  A wardrobe change revealed an exciting song and dance show of classics like “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Zat you Santa Claus?”  Choir members then joined society members in pie, punch and pleasurable conversation.

In an adjacent meeting room, PPL Education and Public Relations Manager Meg Welker hosted the Freedoms Foundation teachers from Montgomery County.  These teacher-learners were presented an informational power point of the hydroelectric dam.  Meg explained to them the educational and public outreach aspects of the center, as well as PPL’s connections with the community.  The foundation teachers were then treated to an outdoor tour of the dam.  Back at the center, the educators had free time to see the lab, library and various displays before boarding their bus back to Montgomery County. 

With sounds of joyful voices filling the air, smiling faces were abundant on this beautiful December day.  Thank you, guests, for a delightful day at the Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center.

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