Penn’s Woods Over Time: People and the Forest Lecture, The Institute

Penn’s Woods Over Time: People and the Forest Lecture, The Institute

Thursday March 3rd, 2022 * 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Each spring, The Institute presents a pair or series of related programs.
For 2022, the lectures will be on March 3rd and March 10th. Our unifying theme is Penn’s Woods…
Spring Lectures 2022—The First in a Duo of Programs
Native Americans to the Civilian Conservation Corps: Cultural and Historical Resources in Michaux State Forest
Presented by Claire Jantz, Chair of the Friends of Michaux State Forest; Professor, Department of Geography/Earth Science, Shippensburg University
This talk will give a broad history of Michaux State Forest with a focus on how humans have used the resources there—from the mining of rhyolite by Native Americans, to the era of the iron and timber industries, to the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. There will be an emphasis on how the cultural history of Michaux State Forest can be seen and understood in the contemporary landscape. Participants will also learn how and why Michaux State Forest was established and its importance as Pennsylvania’s “cradle of forestry.”
The program is FREE but registration is required. Email us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org
Check out the March 10 program here!
The Institute at Renfrew Seeks Educator

The Institute at Renfrew Seeks Educator

The Institute at Renfrew is a non-profit organization serving the region with outdoor programming in environmental education, interpretation of a historic Pennsylvania German farmstead and a widevariety of family events. Activities are conducted on the site of Renfrew Museum and Park. (Please note that The Institute at Renfrew operates independently from Renfrew Museum and Park.)
The mission of The Institute at Renfrew is to guide the people of the Cumberland Valley region to become stewards of their natural and cultural worlds.To achieve its mission, the Institute:
• provides environmental and cultural education to elementary and secondary school children,
• supports and conducts research about natural and cultural history,
• provides opportunities for adults to learn about the nature and culture of the region and the world,
• presents programs that inform and entertain the community.
JOB SUMMARY: The early childhood environmental educator is responsible for delivering established programs of The Institute at Renfrew (The Institute) at the preschool– 4th grade levels and developing creative new programsinto the future. The primary role of this position is to work outdoors with preschool and primary age groups.The early childhood educator must work in cooperation with co-teachers, administrators, volunteers,interns, and all other personnel of The Institute and with the staff of Renfrew Museum & Park.Availability: Position is part-time, seasonal. Educator is expected to attend training sessions and regularstaff meetings and to teach 3–5 days/week during the fall and spring teaching seasons (September–November & March–June) and winter/summer programming as needed. As new preschool program offer-ings are developed, the hours of the early childhood environmental educator will increase accordingly.
Duties and Responsibilities: Share Renfrew’s rich heritage, stories and landscape to inspire and engage stewards of the naturaland cultural world.
Please visit www.instituterenfrew.org for the full job description.