2022 TWEP Photography Contest

2022 TWEP Photography Contest

Photographs can be film based or digital, color or black and white.
Up to three (3) photos can be entered/person, regardless of category.
Contest open to all ages.
Categories are:
Wild Animal
Scenery/Wild Plants
2022 Special Category – Insects
Contest deadline is November 1, 2022.
More information and entry forms can be downloaded from website at www.twep.org
Cash prizes for top winners.
All photos will be displayed at the Charles Brightbill Environmental Center on November 6th, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Summer Explore, Beautiful Bugs – The Institute

Summer Explore, Beautiful Bugs – The Institute

Wednesdays June 23rd – Wednesday July 28th * 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
The Institute is offering a series of six new outdoor adventure programs in June & July.
Designed for kids in grades K to 5, the EXPLORE! at Pine Hill Recreation Area in Waynesboro, Pa.
All program activities are outside. Each week will feature a different theme.
Taught by Institute educators, every program includes educational activities related to the season and theme.
The theme for June 30 is Beautiful Bugs.
The group will learn about the variety of insects, and play an insect game. They will take a discovery hike in the woods, read a cicada book, and make a cicada-themed craft to take home.
Grades: K–5
Cost: $5 member, $6 non-member. Pre-registration is required. Email us to sign up for these summer adventures! Email to: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org
Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program with The Bug Man, The Fendrick Library

Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program with The Bug Man, The Fendrick Library

Wednesday July 21st, 2021 * 10:00 AM
Join us at 10:00am at the Mercersburg Lions Club pavilion to watch a live presentation from Ryan Bridge, The Bug Man.
“This all-ages event will focus on Tails and Tales.  
Why do insects have tails?  Are they REALLY…. tales?  And why does Kevin have a STINGER on his tale?
Hoping to bring a TON of cool bug fun to your location, everyone will have the chance to pet and hold live bugs, including Kevin!
As the warm weather is fast approaching, we are asking that you please bring your own water bottles. Rain Location will be at The Fendrick Library.
EXPLORE! Bugging Out!

EXPLORE! Bugging Out!

Renfrew Park
Thursday, Sept.17, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
In the early fall, insects are everywhere! Kids will use their senses of sight and hearing to search out various “critters” in different types of habitats. Participants will learn about and view insects using bug boxes and magnifying glasses. Get ready to be amazed by the incredible variety of insects we can find right underneath our noses!
Age: Grades K-5
Cost: $10 member of Institute of Renfrew, $12 non-member
Limit: 15.
To Register: call the Institute at 717-762-0373 or email us at info@instituteatrenfrew.org
DOWNLOAD OUR WAIVER HERE FOR THIS EVENT AND IF POSSIBLE, BRING A SIGNED COPY TO THE PROGRAM. ONLY ONE WAIVER PER PERSON/FAMILY REQUIRED, EVEN IF ATTENDING MULTIPLE PROGRAMS.
Naturalist Discovery Series: Blacklight Bug Discovery

Naturalist Discovery Series: Blacklight Bug Discovery

Renfrew Park

Friday, September 25, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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.