What’s the Buzz in Your Backyard? Spring Lecture #3

What’s the Buzz in Your Backyard? Spring Lecture #3

Backyard Critters: Furry, Scaly, Slimy
Thursday March 23rd, 2023 * 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Each spring, The Institute presents a series of related programs.
For 2023, the lectures will be on Thursdays March 9, 16 and 23.
Our unifying theme is the environment and habitat found in your own backyard, with a special focus on visitors like bees, birds, bugs, and critters of all sorts.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
This final program in a series of three is on March 23.
Everyone with a backyard gets critter visitors in one form or another.
Some can be a nuisance and others a pleasure.
During this program, you will learn to identify some of the common mammalian, reptilian, and amphibian backyard visitors and their telltale signs, how to handle those unwanted visitors, and ways to safely attract more wildlife for viewing.
Presented by Erika Coover, Wildlife Biologist, Pennsylvania Game Commission
Church of the Apostles | 336 Barnett Avenue Waynesboro, PA 17268
TWEP, Bird Walk & Bird Talk

TWEP, Bird Walk & Bird Talk

Saturday November 5th, 2022 * 8:00AM – 12:00 PM
Charles Brightbill Environmental Center
4881 Ft. Loudon Rd.                                                                                   
Mercersburg, PA 17236
Interested people should call 717 328-2126 to reserve a spot.
First Thursday Program – Going Green, Grove Family Library

First Thursday Program – Going Green, Grove Family Library

Thursday August 4th, 2022 * 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Learn about practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly decisions and lifestyles.
Hear about issues such as recycling, proper disposal of medications, solar energy, composting food waste, battery recycling, and energy conservation.
Program is led by John Luetzelschwab, Menno-Haven Retirement Communities’ Green Team coordinator, who will review how individuals and institutions can get involved.
Light refreshments offered.
101 S Ragged Edge Rd, Chambersburg, PA 17202 
Mondays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesdays: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Fridays: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
We will be closed on Monday, June 20th in honor of Juneteenth and Monday, July 4th for Independence Day.
Stop at the library or look on our website or Facebook page to find out about other events and programs at our library.
Antietam Watershed Wonders: Nature Photographs, The Institute

Antietam Watershed Wonders: Nature Photographs, The Institute

Thursday April 21st * 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Join us for this joint program of the Antietam Watershed Association & The Institute.
Led by The Institute’s Watershed Science Coordinator/Environmental Educator, Dave Graff.
The wonders of our glorious watershed area will be explored and shared through magical photographs by talented nature photographers.
Enjoy the watershed’s natural beauty as you learn about its flora and fauna.
More details to be announced.