Renfrew Institute’s popular program, “Nose to Nose With Nature” returns this summer from 9:30–11 a.m., on Wednesdays June 24 through July 29, at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro. The program is designed for children completing grades K–3.

Nose to Nose explores nature’s best spots in the park with Renfrew Institute’s environmental instructors.

“We want the children to interact with nature in a positive, happy and free-wheeling way. Yet the activities provide structure so that children have guidance in their explorations. Getting children outdoors for discovery and playful experiences in nature is the goal,” said Pam Rowland, Director of Cultural Studies and one of the instructors.

Tools like magnifying lenses, bug boxes, and make-your-own “nature’s kaleidoscopes,” plus stories, secret missions, music and games will add to the fun and adventure. Participants should bring old sneakers for wading in the creek.

The cost is $4 per child per session for Renfrew Institute members, and $5 per child per session, non-members. Children may attend one or more sessions. Membership information is available at or by calling 717-762-0373.

Pre-registration is not required. Those wishing to attend should meet at the visitors center at Renfrew Park 15 minutes early to register.

Underwriting support for this program provided by Stephen and Maxine Beck, and by Today’s Horizon Fund Contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation, APX Enclosures, Inc., and the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. Facility support is provided courtesy of Renfrew Museum and Park.

This program is part of Renfrew Institute’s “Summer Institute.” Information about additional summer programs for youth is available at

Parking is available behind the visitors center, or in Renfrew’s lower lot off Welty Road. In case of rain or for more information, please call the institute at 717-762-0373.