Grand Opening Civil War Garden, Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum.

Grand Opening Civil War Garden, Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum.

Saturday May 21st, 2022 * 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Join us for a special celebration and Grand Opening of our new Civil War era designed garden!
Based on extensive research and planned and installed by master gardeners, this garden will be an educational tool for area school children and for visitors to Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum.
Brief remarks
Light refreshments
Garden tours
Hands-on garden activity for children
Earth Celebration Day 2022, The Institute

Earth Celebration Day 2022, The Institute

Saturday April 23rd, 2022 * 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Our 2022 Earth Celebration will happen at Pine Hill Recreation Area in Waynesboro, Pa.
Spend a day in the park and celebrate spring and the Earth!
Yard Sale Fundraiser: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Earth Celebration: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Earth Celebration Day features:
• Environmental Exhibitors
• Paper Shredding by OSI
• Goodwill Truck Pick Up
• Drug Take-Back by Washington Township Police
• Eye Glasses & Cell Phone Recycling by WALL Lions Club
Plus, Franklin Co. Commissioners Earth Day Proclamation at 1:30 p.m.
Also featuring Environmental Artists and Craftsmen
• Student Art Show
• Environmental Artistry Award 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy the Educational Experience of the: Pennsylvania WoodMobile!
For more info: info@NatureAndCultureInstitute.org
Fundraiser: Bring Cash!
• Decorated Rain Barrel Silent Auction
• Raffle Items
• Bake Sale
• Food Trucks: Jenni’s Knife & Spork and McCoy Pop-Up Pizzas
Enjoy Live Music by Mountain Air!
Creatures of the Night: Owl Walk for Age 15 & Up, The Institute

Creatures of the Night: Owl Walk for Age 15 & Up, The Institute

Thursday February 24th, 2022 * 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
(The Owl Walk was originally set for Feb. 3) 
Naturalist Lori Schlosser conducts a winter walk to areas of Pine Hill Park likely to attract owls. A pre-walk information session teaches about the nocturnal creatures and methods to locate them.
The activity is free (donations accepted), but registration is required and limited to 60. Spaces fill up quickly for this popular event, so anyone wishing to join the walk should register soon. To register, call 717-762-0373 or email to dave@natureandcultureinstitute.org
Just before the walk, Schlosser will present a brief introduction to owls and a preview of various owl calls. Schlosser will then lead the group along trails in the park. During several stops, the group will pause and call various owls, including the great horned owl, the barred owl and the screech owl.
Patience is required when trying to call owls. “If the calls are too loud, you can scare them off,” Schlosser said. Participants must stand quietly for short periods of time to watch for owl flight and listen for owl reply calls.
Schlosser hopes participants will attempt to call owls on their own once they have learned how. “They could go to places on their own, maybe in their backyard or along a road at the edge of a woods.” 
Those attending should dress appropriately for the weather, as the walk may last up to an hour. Flashlights are permitted; however, participants will be asked to turn them off during the walk to allow their eyes to adjust to the darkness.
This walk is limited to ages 15 and up. Dress warmly and bring flashlights. Limit 60. Free, but pre-registration is required.
Snow/rain date TBA if needed.
For more information or to register, call 717-762-0373 or email to dave@natureandcultureinstitute.org
Trek the Trails at TWEP, Mercersburg

Trek the Trails at TWEP, Mercersburg

Sunday May 1st, 2022 * 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Trek the Trails
The center will be open to visit the displays.
Visitors will be encouraged to explore the trails and the grounds.
Visit their website at www.twep.org.  You can also call the center at 717.328.2126 or like them on Facebook
Tuscarora Wildlife Educational Project
4881 Ft. Loudon Rd.     
Mercersburg, PA 17236
TWEP Nature Art Show, Mercersburg

TWEP Nature Art Show, Mercersburg

Sunday April 3rd, 2022 * 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Art work will be accepted by Middle School and High School students as well as adults
Open to public
Display of all art entered will be on display during the open house.
Visit their website at www.twep.org.  You can also call the center at 717.328.2126 or like them on Facebook
Tuscarora Wildlife Educational Project
4881 Ft. Loudon Rd.     
Mercersburg, PA 17236