Summer Explore, Fairy Houses – The Institute

Summer Explore, Fairy Houses – 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 July 14 is Fairy Houses.
Fairy houses can be made with nature’s treasures.
After listening to the book, “Fairy Houses” by Tracy Kane, kids will take a hike in the woods, collecting treasures from nature along the way—leaves, rocks, sticks, vines and more—to build a fairy house in the woods.
Fairy houses can be created in any season in any outdoor setting.
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
Spring Explore Leaf Animals at The Institute

Spring Explore Leaf Animals at The Institute

Thursday May 13th, 2021 * 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Grades: K–5
Cost: $5 member, $6 non-member.
Location: Pine Hill Recreation Area
Students will collect leaves and glue them on paper to create “leaf animals” of their choice, then take a hike, discovering interesting items in nature, including trees that are especially important for producing caterpillars or beautiful moths and butterflies.
Kids will learn about “leaf miners,” critters who live inside leaves.
Covid safety protocols are in place for this program. Download our waiver/contact form here. The form is fillable online; if you are able to, please print it and bring it along to the program.
Pre-registration is required. Email us to sign up for this fun spring adventure! Email to: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org
Check out this flier for more spring EXPLORE! programs this May
EXPLORE! Terrific Trees of Winter, The Institute

EXPLORE! Terrific Trees of Winter, The Institute

Thursday March 18th * 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The group will take a hike to identify trees at Red Run Park, make Play-Doh molds of leaves and bark, discover how to tell the age of treesby looking at ‘tree cookies’ (cross sections), and learn about tapping trees for maple syrup.
A storybook will accompany the syrup portion.
Email us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org to register for this program.
Instructor: Christian Swartzbaugh
Grades: K–5
Cost: $5 member, $6 non-member.
Limit: 10.
Location:Red Run Park
Participants will sign in & complete a waiver/contact form (available HERE).
NOTE: The PDF is fillable—you may type your information onto the form.
However, we still need a printed copy, signed by hand.
If you can, please print, sign and scan it back to us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org (preferred), or print the form, fill it out and bring it along to the event.