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

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

Tuesday August 2nd, 2022 * 9:15 AM – 1:00 PM
Exploring the secrets of a 200-year-old homestead and how its environment influenced early settlers is the focus of a new program offered by The Institute.
Presented in partnership with Little Antietam Creek, Inc. (LACI), “Archaeology, Geology and the Environment: Exploration on the Stoner Farm,” is the first in The Institute’s new series of Discover programs for students in grades 5–12 (ages 10 to 17).
Students will join 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 will learn the why, what, and how of archaeology, including how artifacts are processed and what they can tell us about how the Stoners lived.
Hands-on activities include digging and working with artifacts, testing the properties of limestone and soil, looking for new dig sites using remote sensing, and learning how limestone is cut and mortar is made. 
Institute educators, Pam Rowland, Bruce Rowland, and Beth Skroban will explore the history, geography, and environment of the farm.
Students will discover why the Stoners built in this spot, and how they used the natural resources around them (soil, trees, rocks, water, and vegetation).
In addition, they will examine the rock used to construct the buildings on the property.
The program fee is $20 for members of The Institute and $25 for the general public. 
Pre-registration is required by Friday, July 29.
Sign up NOW! Enrollment limited to 20. 
For more information or to register, call 717-762-0373 or email info@natureandcultureinstitute.org.
Archaeology, Geology and the Environment: Exploration on the Stoner Farm

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

Wednesday August 4th * 9:15 AM – 1:00 PM
Exploring the secrets of a 200-year-old homestead and how its environment influenced early settlers is the focus of a new program offered by The Institute. 
Presented in partnership with Little Antietam Creek, Inc. (LACI), “Archaeology, Geology and the Environment: Exploration on the Stoner Farm,” is the first in The Institute’s new series of Discover programs for students in grades 5–12 (ages 10 to 17).
Students will join 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 will learn the why, what, and how of archaeology, including how artifacts are processed and what they can tell us about how the Stoners lived.
Hands-on activities include digging and working with artifacts, testing the properties of limestone and soil, looking for new dig sites using remote sensing, and learning how limestone is cut and mortar is made. 
Institute educators, Pam Rowland and Beth Skroban will explore the history, geography, and environment of the farm.
Students will discover why the Stoners built in this spot, and how they used the natural resources around them (soil, trees, rocks, water, and vegetation).
In addition, they will examine the rock used to construct the buildings on the property.
The program fee is $20 for members of The Institute and $25 for the general public. Pre-registration is required by Monday, August 2.

 

Wonders of Weaving

Wonders of Weaving

Join The Institute for four Tuesdays during July 13 to August 3at Pine Hill Recreation Kids in Grades 4 & Up. Limit 8. Pre-registration required. The $40 Institute member; $45 non-member plus a material fee of $18, includes skein of yarn, dyes & ribbon for drawstring bag.The class is instructed by Beth Skroban.
Students will learn the the wonders of weaving and the beauty of color!
• Learn to hand-paint yarn, then weave that yarn, using a rigid heddle loom, into a small drawstring bag.
• Students will also weave a potholder, and make a tapestry wall hanging from a cardboard loom.
• COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed. Signed waivers required for registration.

The Institute appreciates additional support by Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation; Alma W. Oyer; APX Enclosures, Inc.; and the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin, and
facility support courtesy of Washington Township. Details at www.natureandculture.org. To register, visit here.

Explore! Wonders of Weaving 4-part Class, The Institute

Explore! Wonders of Weaving 4-part Class, The Institute

Four Tuesdays., July 13th through August 3rd, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Grades: 4 & Up; Cost: $40 Institute member, $45 non-member, plus $18 materials fee.
With instruction by master weaver and Institute faculty member, Beth Skroban, students will explore the world of weaving and the beauty of color.
Participants will learn to hand-paint yarn with dye, and then weave that yarn, using a rigid heddle loom, into a small drawstring bag.
Using different techniques, they will also weave a potholder, and create a decorative tapestry wall hanging from a cardboard loom.
Pre-registration required. Visit www.NatureAndCultureInstitute.org or  email at: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org.
EXPLORE! Nature Seekers, The Institute

EXPLORE! Nature Seekers, The Institute

Thursday March 11th, 2021 * 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
In addition to listening to a nature story book, students will go on a discovery hike searching for natural treasures and shapes found in nature and make a plant/seed garland for the birds.
Email us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org to register for this program.
Instructor: Beth Skroban
Grades: K–5
Cost: $5 member, $6 non-member.
Limit: 10.
Location:Red Run Park
Participants will sign in & complete a waiver/contact form (available HERE).

NOTE: The PDF is fillable—you may type your information onto the form. However, we still need a printed copy, signed by hand.
If you can, please print, sign and scan it back to us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org (preferred), or print the form, fill it out and bring it along to the event.