Events Calendar

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Mind & Body Hiking Series

The Mind & Body Hiking Series is an opportunity for you to build your mental and physical health. The hikes will start easier and flatter, gradually adding mileage and hills....

Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall “SOAR” Bird Walks

First and third Saturday spring, summer, fall and winter bird walks find birding enthusiasts Sharon and Larry Williams of Waynesboro leading the walks along the hiking trails at varying locations throughout...

Mount Hope Maple Madness 2024

Camp Eder 914 Mt. Hope Road, Fairfield, Pennsylvania, United States

A hands-on look at the history, culture, and science of maple sugaring, paired with a delicious pancake breakfast - what could be sweeter? Immerse yourself in the history, culture, science...

$20

Telescope Clinic—Learn How to Use Your Telescope!

Church of the Apostles 336 Barnett Ave., Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, United States

In partnership with the Tri-State Astronomers Club, The Institute is hosting a telescope clinic on Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the social room at the Church of the Apostles, 336 Barnett Avenue in Waynesboro, Pa. The clinic is designed to help sky watchers maximize their use of a telescope. Participation...

Event Series Little Learner Series

Little Learner Series

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center 500 Kings Gap Road, Carlisle, PA, United States

The Little Learners program includes hands-on outdoor engagement with the natural world in a safe learning environment. Each lesson will include storytime, an activity, and something to take home. This program is age-appropriate for preK - 2nd grade. Children must be accompanied by an adult. PROGRAM SCHEDULE: Join us for one session - or all! ...

Homeschool Maple Sugaring Demonstration

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

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make maple syrup? Or wondered if your trees are the “right” kind of maple? Join Strawberry Hill Naturalists as they introduce you to the process of making maple syrup, from tap to table. Participants learn the history of maple sugaring in Pennsylvania, how changes in weather patterns...

$10

Wee Wonders Nature Series for Preschoolers-Winter 2024

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

The Institute is offering five new Wee Wonders sessions this winter, with each one a full 90 minutes of educational fun! Taught by Institute educators, age-appropriate program activities include exploring the outdoors, hikes, theme-related story books, rhymes, finger plays, nature games, crafts, songs, and puppets. Themes or topics include pine cones, winter sounds, deer and...

Project FeederWatch: Birds & Beverages

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center 500 Kings Gap Road, Carlisle, PA, United States

Join us for Project FeederWatch at Kings Gap!  This community science project collects data on birds visiting feeders in the winter. Enjoy hot tea, cocoa, or coffee while we spend some time in the Education Building watching our birdfeeders and collecting count data.  No registration required for this free program.  Experienced birders and beginners welcome! In...

Mind & Body Hiking Series

The Mind & Body Hiking Series is an opportunity for you to build your mental and physical health. The hikes will start easier and flatter, gradually adding mileage and hills. During the hike, you will also be relaxing your mind with silent walks, sensory activities, poetry, and reflection. PROGRAM SCHEDULE Join us for one hike...

Winter Book Club for Adults

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center 500 Kings Gap Road, Carlisle, PA, United States

Join us at the historic Kings Gap mansion for this winter book club series for adults. Explore varied nature and wellness topics with a guided discussion and activities led by Kings Gap staff. Participants read the book on their own before each session. Books can be purchased from local bookstores, such as the Whistlestop Bookshop...

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