Our series of StoryWalk® Sunday adventures for kids continues in May.
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.
May’s StoryWalk® Sunday is the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day!
Kids will join a guided walk along the story trail as they read the book, then make a special craft project to take home—and enjoy a campfire and yummy s’mores!
May’s storybook is “My Busy Green Garden” by Terry Pierce, a perfect choice as the season of gardens begins.
This charming book is a lyrical tribute to the bugs, bees, and birds that make a garden such a busy place.
More garden visitors appear on with each page, and all the while the “surprise”―a chrysalis―changes unnoticed until, on the last page, a butterfly emerges and flies away across the garden’s well-tended borders.
A lovely and lively portrait of backyard nature, which is also a gentle meditation on the rewards of paying attention.
Richly colored illustrations by Carol Schwartz bring the story to life. A chipmunk hides on every page to divert and engage young readers.
Discover nocturnal insects at Renfrew Park! The program introduces participants to insects not normally seen during the daytime. The instructor will talk about the special attributes these bugs have to live at night, and the group will examine the ones they can catch up-close. Bring flashlights, and a blanket or folding chairs to sit on. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Age: Families with children, 6 years and up Cost: $10 adults/$5 children (members of Institute at Renfrew); $12 adults/$6 children (non-members) Limit: 25.
DOWNLOAD OUR WAIVER HERE, AND IF POSSIBLE, BRING A SIGNED COPY TO THE PROGRAM. ONLY ONE WAIVER PER PERSON/FAMILY IS NEEDED, EVEN IF ATTENDING MULTIPLE PROGRAMS.