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Event Series Nature Journaling Camp

Nature Journaling Camp

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

During this 3-day camp, students will get in touch with nature through observation, recording what they see with writing and drawing, and learning about the science of what’s happening in nature while immersing themselves in the beauty of the natural world. Through observation, awareness and attention to detail, students explore such things as animal tracks,...

$55
Event Series Summer Stories 2024

Summer Stories 2024

Red Run Park 12143 Buchanan Trail E., Rouzerville, Pennsylvania, United States

Children gather under a tree in the park to listen to stories and enjoy related hands-on activities. This year, Summer Stories will be on Wednesdays, June 12, 19 and 26, and July 3, 10, and 17 at 11:00 a.m. The theme for the 2024 Summer Stories is “Tales of Tails.” Kathy Helfrick and Jane Glenn will...

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...

EXPLORE! Log Sweet Log

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

Get up close with nature as you explore life on, in, and under logs in the forest. Hands, magnifiers, and our senses are all used to explore how this “forest trash” is really a forest treasure. Participants will investigate what makes fallen trees so important to so many forms of life in the forest, including living...

$10

Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter “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 the area. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and may bring identification books and binoculars. Free and open to the public. Just show up—no reservations...

Archaeology, Geology and the Environment: Exploration on the Stoner Farm

Stoner Farm 8777 Lyons Rd., Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, United States

Students will join Buttonwood/Institute educators and LACI archaeologists to “dig into the past” at the historic Stoner Farm, an active, working archaeological site in Waynesboro. With archaeologist Scott Parker, students...

$25

EXPLORE! Painting with Nature

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

Nature is beautiful to look at, but did you know it can also be used to create beautiful artwork? Go on a hike to find natural items that will then...

$10
Event Series Textile Arts Summer Camp

Textile Arts Summer Camp

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

The Textile Arts camp is designed for students who have completed grade 3 through age 17.Students should pack a lunch and beverage. During the five-day camp, students will choose what...

$230

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