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. 
Winter EXPLORE! For the Birds, The Institute in Waynesboro

Winter EXPLORE! For the Birds, The Institute in Waynesboro

Tuesday February 1, 2022 * 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Winter fun for kids is on tap in February with a new EXPLORE! program series from The Institute.
Designed for kids in grades K to 5, the programs will run on Tuesdays, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Pine Hill Recreation Area near Waynesboro, Pa.
All program activities are outside. Taught by Institute educators, each program includes educational activities related to the season. 
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.
Activities include listening to a storybook about birds, plus learning about the structure of a bird’s body and how to identify several winter bird species.
On a guided hike, students will learn some bird calls and look for birds. They will also make an edible plant bouquet for the birds.
Instructor: Pam Rowland
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. 
Back To School Family Fun Day

Back To School Family Fun Day

Saturday August 21st, 2021 * 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Shippensburg Fairgrounds
There will be free slices of pizza and refreshments.
Backpacks filled school supplies will be distributed – WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
Free Entertainment
Free Giveaways
A fun and FREE way for families to gain valuable information on programs available in our area that are designed for children and youth of all ages.
The day will feature representatives from various organizations.
For more information: 717-532-5509 or email chamber@shippensburg.org
Cumberland Valley Woodcarvers’ Show at The Charles Brightbill Environmental Center

Cumberland Valley Woodcarvers’ Show at The Charles Brightbill Environmental Center

Saturday October 2nd, 2021 * 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Cumberland Valley Woodcarvers with their Wood mobile will be on site, Saturday.
The PA Woodmobile tours the state with a specialist on board who will speak about PA forests. 
They will be displaying a large variety of their work – animals, birds, decoys, toys, whimsical characters, Santas, boxes, etc.
Sunday October 3rd, 2021 * 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Open to the public
    Donations appreciated
    Concessions available – Ice cream from the Williamson Ruritan.
    Check www.twep.org for more information about the even