Peckin’ Thyme Farms 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Upton Community Center

Peckin’ Thyme Farms 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Upton Community Center

Saturday April 16th, 2022 * 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Easter Egg Hunt
Ages 3-5, 6-9 & 10 and above
We invite you to our first annual Easter Egg Hunt!
Upton Community Center- 8978 Kuhn Rd, Greencastle PA 17225
1000s of eggs for all ages to enjoy, grand prizes for each age group.
Food by Stephanie’s Graceful Flavors and Bubble Eats food truck.
Coloring Contest * Free Kids and Pet ID cards * Crafts * Cookie Decorating Station
We will have a photo booth set up with an opportunity to visit with some of our animals.
Special Appearances by the Easter Bunny.
Visit our “Bunny Trail” to see some bunnies that are available for adoption.
Visit their Facebook page to learn more about this event and their Animal Rescue & Sanctuary

 

 

 

StoryWalk® Sundays, The Institute

StoryWalk® Sundays, The Institute

Sunday April 3rd, 2022 * 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Our series of StoryWalk® Sunday adventures for kids continues in April.
The story posted on the StoryWalk® trail at Pine Hill Park will change monthly, and plans call for a special event to accompany each one on the second Sunday of each month. For April, we are holding StoryWalk® Sunday on the first Sunday.
Kids will enjoy a guided walk along the story trail as they read the book, then make a special craft project to take home—and warm up with a campfire and yummy s’mores!
April’s storybook is “Our Big Home” by Linda Glaser, a perfect choice for Earth Month.
Glaser’s beautiful poem is a wonderful way to gently lead children toward the understanding of caring for our environment—our home is our planet, Earth. In a lyrical, child-oriented style, the book presents the idea that our ‘big home’ is shared not only with all people but with all plants and animals as well—we share the air, the water, the soil, and other elements that affect and sustain all of us who live on Earth.
Elisa Kleven’s vibrant illustrations enhance the concept as she takes young readers to an African plain, a Caribbean Island, a South American mountain, and around the world to see people and animals reveling in the beauty and abundance of our shared home.
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required by April 1. To register, email to: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org or call 717-762-0373. Limited to 20 children. 
Children in grades K–5 may be dropped off and picked up at 3 p.m. All families are welcome, but activities are geared for preschool and elementary age kids.
Stay tuned for the May book title to be announced. 
Current Covid safety guidelines are being followed.
Seasonal Slumbers and Survival Strategies, The Institute

Seasonal Slumbers and Survival Strategies, The Institute

Tuesday February 8th, 2022 * 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Register for one session OR the full series of four programs!
See the flier with the whole series of four programs here.
Email us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org to register for this program.
How do local critters get through the winter? Kids will listen to “A Warm Winter Tail” by Carrie A. Pearson, a book about how different animals survive the frozen winter.
Sensory exploration includes feeling the fur on a variety of animal pelts.
Kids will also explore the park trails looking for signs of active and slumbering animals during a guided “winter home walk,” and create their own winter home using snow, leaves, sticks, and
other natural materials.
Email us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org to register for this program.
Instructor: Dave Graff
Grades: K–5
Cost: $5 member, $6 non-member.
Limit: 15.
Location:Pine Hill Recreation Area
COVID protocols in accordance with CDC and PA DOH guidelines will be followed.
Masks are not required for outdoor activities, but are recommended when appropriate distancing (3 feet) is not possible. 
Storywalk Sundays, The Institute

Storywalk Sundays, The Institute

Sunday January 9th, 2022 * 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Area families are invited to attend The Institute’s StoryWalk® Sundays adventure for kids at Pine Hill Recreation Area.
Kids will enjoy a guided walk along the story trail as they read the book, then make a special craft project to take home—and warm up with a campfire and yummy s’mores!
January’s storybook is “The Mitten” by Jan Brett.
“Based on a Ukrainian folk tradition, the story is a whimsical tale of winter woodland animals climbing into a mitten lost in the snow—each animal larger than the last.
Children love the story as the succession of animals leads up to a big brown bear,” said Pam Rowland, The Institute’s education director.
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required by Jan. 6. To register, email to: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org
or call 717-762-0373. Limited to 20 children.
Children in grades K–5 may be dropped off and picked up at 3 p.m. All families are welcome, but activities are geared for preschool and elementary age kids.