‘Get to Know Nature: Learning then Conserving’ at Conococheague Institute

‘Get to Know Nature: Learning then Conserving’ at Conococheague Institute

Saturday April 15th, 2023 * 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Prepare for Earth Day 2023 (April 22nd) by attending this wild event at CI and learn the importance of conservation!
We’ve partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Conococheague Audubon, Wonderfully Wild, Miller’s Wildlife, F&M Trust and the Franklin County Libraries Bookmobile to provide activities that will bring nature to you.
Don’t miss a special animal encounter program by Wonderfully Wild at 11am that provides a fun and educational way to help foster a love of our natural world, and a unique bird of prey flight display with Miller’s Wildlife at 1pm, along with the chance to to see various rescue birds up close on the glove.
Their programs consist of a variety of small mammals, reptiles, owls and falcons from around the world. By understanding that the Earth we seek to protect through conservation has a GLOBAL impact, not just locally, we can see the results of actions we take.
  • 11am ‘Wonderfully Wild’ Animal Encounter Program (Sponsored by F+M Trust)
  • Tree Conservation: Learn how to plant trees with us for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and take a tree home to plant yourself
  • 1pm ‘Miller’s Wildlife’ History of Falconry Program with flight display (Sponsored by F+M Trust)
  • Conococheague Audubon Society, Bird Activities and crafts
  • Nature Crafts for Kids and Adults! Make a ‘Seed Bomb or a Simple Bird Feeder (Sponsored by F+M Trust)
  • Medicinal Plant walks
  • Franklin County Bookmobile
  • Climate Change and Forest Preservation talks
The special live creature programs and take home activity kits are made possible by a generous contribution from F&M Trust Bank. Their sponsorship of the event brings these unique experiences available to our community. Thank you!
TWEP’s Annual Art Contest

TWEP’s Annual Art Contest

March 1st – March 24th, 2023
T.W.E.P. will again be sponsoring its annual “Wildlife Art Show.”
Artwork submitted must feature wildlife or natural scenery that would be seen in any part of the world.
Artwork submitted must be flat two dimensional work, can be in any media (except photography), and has no size limitations.
Please ensure artwork is original and not copied from other artists’ work.
There are three divisions: middle school grades (grades 6, 7, and 8) and high school (grades 9 – 12) and adult.
Monetary awards will be given to the top three in the high school and adult division.
The school students may ONLY submit pieces that feature wildlife.
Judging is done by a group of local artists.
Entry forms should be securely attached to the back of each piece of artwork.
Entry deadline is before 3:00 PM on Friday, March 24.
Call Sheila at 717.328.2126 to make arrangements for dropping off art.
Judging will be done by local artists the following week.
 The Center will display all artwork entered for judging.
Open hours will be Sunday, April 2, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

1. Artwork must be of a species of wildlife  (mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates (i.e. insects, crustaceans, mollusks, etc.). The artwork must show at least 50%of the animal.
2. Adult artwork may be a landscape featuring any natural scenery that could be seen in any part of the world. The artwork should not include any man made elements – bridges, roads, buildings, etc.
3. Artwork can be drawings or paintings in any media (i.e.- oils, acrylics, pen and ink, watercolor, pastels, etc.).
4. Judges will be taking into consideration:
a. Artistic merit – is it a blend of art and nature?
b. Composition – is the subject placed in a manner that is pleasing to the eye?
c. Originality – not copied from other artists’ work
d. Accuracy – does the animal portray the actual species?
​     e. Validity –  does the background reflect the actual habitat? Does the landscape properly display the location portrayed?
Entry Forms can be found on the TWEP website
Kids Creativity Coop: Paper Quilling at Council for the Arts -Chambersburg

Kids Creativity Coop: Paper Quilling at Council for the Arts -Chambersburg

Kids’ Creativity Coop Saturday Sessions | Paper Quilling Snail or Turtle
For our little creative “Peeps,” the Council offers mini classes on various Saturdays.
March 11th, 2023 * 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Chambersburg Council for the Arts, 103 N. Main Street, Chambersburg, PA.
Cost: $10 per child per session
Projects vary. All materials provided.
Maximum class size is 15.
Register early!
Downtown Waynesboro Pokemon events Main Street Park

Downtown Waynesboro Pokemon events Main Street Park

Saturday February 25th, 2023 * 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Join downtown Waynesboro merchants and Mainstreet Waynesboro as we host a full day of Pokemon fun for the whole family!
We have a storywalk, Pokemon scavenger hunt and “Detective Pikachu” at the Waynesboro Theatre.