Events Calendar

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Homeschool Days – Art in Nature

Strawberry Hill Foundation 1537 Mt Hope Rd., Fairfield, Pennsylvania, United States

Many artists are inspired by nature, but few can rival the art of nature herself! Join us as we explore the colors, patterns, and textures that are all around us. Learn how plants and animals use color in different ways, and spend a day making natural art of your own. Recommended for ages 5-12 years...

Wee Wonders Nature Series for Preschoolers Fall 2023

Pine Hill Recreation Area 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd., Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, United States

Taught by Institute educators, age-appropriate program activities make learning fun, and include exploring the outdoors, hikes, theme-related and nature stories, crafts, rhymes, songs, finger plays, nature games, and puppets.Children must be accompanied by a parent. For kids ages 2.5 years through 5. Pre-registration for full series required.  Series Fee (includes all five sessions): $40/child Institute...

Trail Towns Summit

Summit Grove Camp & Conference Center 140 South Front Street, New Freedom, Pennsylvania, United States

The summit brings together all of the Trail Town Action Team members, partners, businesses, and external networks in an opportunity to highlight the work to date and spotlight projects on the horizon.  FREE but registration is required

FALL FURNACE FEST 2023

Pine Grove Furnace State Park 1100 Pine Grove Rd, Gardners, Pennsylvania, United States

Join Friends of Pine Grove for a two-day family-oriented festival with live music, craft and food vendors, hayrides, visits by Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl, pumpkin carving, historical demonstrations, and on Saturday evening a pumpkin parade followed by the "Legend of the Hairy Hand."

EAC Network Fall Gathering

The EAC Network Fall Gathering, and in-person networking and training event, will be held Saturday, October 21 at West Chester University. Join fellow Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) members, municipal staff, elected officials, and others interested in the work of EACs for a full day of training, networking, and fun!

Pumpkins & Pippins Fall Festival 2023

Pine Hill Recreation Area 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd., Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, United States

The third annual Pumpkins and Pippins fall festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 21 from noon to 4 p.m. at Pine Hill Recreation Area, Waynesboro. Rain location is the Waynesboro Area Middle School. A fundraiser for The Institute, the festival includes a full slate of activities and fun for all ages, including a ‘kid zone’ with...

Adventure Scavenger Road Rally

Big Hill Ciderworks 338/ Georgetown Rd, Gardners, Pennsylvania, United States

Adventure Scavenger Road Rally; The South Mountain Edition is a social, family friendly event held in the beautiful South Mountain region of Pennsylvania. No special car is needed - bring your minivan, pickup truck, or a sporty car if you wish. Scoring is based on the ability of each team to decipher clues to find...

$25

Pennsylvania’s Solar Future

Where Will Pennsylvania’s Solar Future Be Located and How Will It Get There? An examination of Pennsylvania’s current regulatory landscape for utility scale solar project siting and the legal schemes enacted by legislatures in other jurisdictions that may provide models for Pennsylvania to enact legislation that truly complements the public and private investment that has been...

Wee Wonders Nature Series for Preschoolers Fall 2023

Pine Hill Recreation Area 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd., Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, United States

Taught by Institute educators, age-appropriate program activities make learning fun, and include exploring the outdoors, hikes, theme-related and nature stories, crafts, rhymes, songs, finger plays, nature games, and puppets.Children must be accompanied by a parent. For kids ages 2.5 years through 5. Pre-registration for full series required.  Series Fee (includes all five sessions): $40/child Institute...

Halloween on the Hill

Strawberry Hill Foundation 1537 Mt Hope Rd., Fairfield, Pennsylvania, United States

Join us for a night of spooky family fun! 6-8pmTake a stroll down the Middle Creek Trail for a Fall Forest Scavenger Hunt Hang out by the campfire and enjoy s’mores under the full moon Make fall-themed kids’ crafts in the pavilion “Strix or Treat” - Meet one of our Animal Ambassadors, Strix the barred...

POWR Statewide Watershed Conference

The PA Organization for Watersheds and Rivers is hosting the 2023 Statewide Watershed Conference on October 29th & 30th at the Altoona Grand Hotel – and you’re invited! This year’s conference, themed “Engaging Communities and Restoring Our Watersheds, Together,” is a great opportunity for students, watershed organizations, and governmental agencies to come together to learn from watershed...

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