Family Owl Walk, The Institute

Family Owl Walk, The Institute

Thursday November 3rd, 2022 * 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Pine Hill Recreation Area!
Naturalist Lori Schlosser will conduct this outdoor walk in an area known to be a good location for owl watching.
A brief pre-walk informational talk will help participants learn more about these nocturnal creatures and the methods used to locate them.
Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. 
The entire program will be outdoors, so dress warmly and bring flashlights.
This event is free (donations accepted).
Enrollment is limited to 25 and pre-registration is required; register via email at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org
A storm date will be determined later if needed.
Check out the Owl “Track-tivity” chart Here
Creatures of the Night: Owl Walk for Age 15 & Up, The Institute

Creatures of the Night: Owl Walk for Age 15 & Up, The Institute

Thursday February 24th, 2022 * 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
(The Owl Walk was originally set for Feb. 3) 
Naturalist Lori Schlosser conducts a winter walk to areas of Pine Hill Park likely to attract owls. A pre-walk information session teaches about the nocturnal creatures and methods to locate them.
The activity is free (donations accepted), but registration is required and limited to 60. Spaces fill up quickly for this popular event, so anyone wishing to join the walk should register soon. To register, call 717-762-0373 or email to dave@natureandcultureinstitute.org
Just before the walk, Schlosser will present a brief introduction to owls and a preview of various owl calls. Schlosser will then lead the group along trails in the park. During several stops, the group will pause and call various owls, including the great horned owl, the barred owl and the screech owl.
Patience is required when trying to call owls. “If the calls are too loud, you can scare them off,” Schlosser said. Participants must stand quietly for short periods of time to watch for owl flight and listen for owl reply calls.
Schlosser hopes participants will attempt to call owls on their own once they have learned how. “They could go to places on their own, maybe in their backyard or along a road at the edge of a woods.” 
Those attending should dress appropriately for the weather, as the walk may last up to an hour. Flashlights are permitted; however, participants will be asked to turn them off during the walk to allow their eyes to adjust to the darkness.
This walk is limited to ages 15 and up. Dress warmly and bring flashlights. Limit 60. Free, but pre-registration is required.
Snow/rain date TBA if needed.
For more information or to register, call 717-762-0373 or email to dave@natureandcultureinstitute.org
Creatures of the Night: Winter Owl Walk on Feb. 3

Creatures of the Night: Winter Owl Walk on Feb. 3

A winter owl walk along trails in Pine Hill Recreation Area in Waynesboro is scheduled for Thursday, February 3, at 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by The Institute, this winter excursion is led by naturalist, Lori Schlosser.

 Schlosser will first present a brief introduction to owls. She will then lead the group along trails in the park. During several stops, the group will pause and call various owls, including the great horned owl, the barred owl and the screech owl. 

 Patience is required when trying to call owls. “If the calls are too loud, you can scare them off,” Schlosser said. Participants must stand quietly for short periods of time to watch for owl flight and listen for owl reply calls. 

 The activity is free (donations accepted), but registration is required. To register, email to dave@natureandcultureinstitute.org, or call 717-762-0373.

The event is for ages 15 and up, and limited to 60. 

 Participants should dress appropriately for the weather. Boots are suggested as some of the trails could be wet and muddy. Flashlights are permitted; however, participants will be asked to turn them off during the walk to allow their eyes to adjust to the darkness.

 This program is underwritten in part by Marge Kiersz, Lucinda D. Potter, CPA, and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company, and an anonymous donor, in honor of the life and work of Eunice Statler, with additional support from The Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation; APX Enclosures, Inc.; and the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. Facility support is provided courtesy of Washington Township.

Creatures of the Night: Owl Walk for Age 15 & Up, The Institute

Creatures of the Night: Owl Walk for Age 15 & Up, The Institute

Thursday February 3rd, 2022 * 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Naturalist Lori Schlosser conducts a winter walk to areas of Pine Hill Park likely to attract owls. A pre-walk information session teaches about the nocturnal creatures and methods to locate them.
The activity is free (donations accepted), but registration is required and limited to 60. Spaces fill up quickly for this popular event, so anyone wishing to join the walk should register soon. To register, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@natureandcultureinstitute.org
Just before the walk, Schlosser will present a brief introduction to owls and a preview of various owl calls. Schlosser will then lead the group along trails in the park. During several stops, the group will pause and call various owls, including the great horned owl, the barred owl and the screech owl.
Patience is required when trying to call owls. “If the calls are too loud, you can scare them off,” Schlosser said. Participants must stand quietly for short periods of time to watch for owl flight and listen for owl reply calls.
Schlosser hopes participants will attempt to call owls on their own once they have learned how. “They could go to places on their own, maybe in their backyard or along a road at the edge of a woods.” 
Those attending should dress appropriately for the weather, as the walk may last up to an hour. Flashlights are permitted; however, participants will be asked to turn them off during the walk to allow their eyes to adjust to the darkness.
This walk is limited to ages 15 and up. Dress warmly and bring flashlights. Limit 60. Free, but pre-registration is required.
Snow/rain date TBA if needed.
For more information or to register, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@natureandcultureinstitute.org

 

Creatures of the Night: Family Owl Walk, The Institute

Creatures of the Night: Family Owl Walk, The Institute

Thursday November 4th, 2021 * 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Naturalist Lori Schlosser will conduct this outdoor walk in an area known to be a good location for owl watching.
A brief pre-walk informational talk will help participants learn more about these nocturnal creatures and the methods used to locate them.
Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. 
The entire program will be outdoors, so dress warmly and bring flashlights.
This event is free (donations accepted).

Enrollment is limited to 25 and pre-registration is required; register via email at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org
IMPORTANT:
  • COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed.
  • We require that everyone have a mask with them.
  • Mask use will be encouraged when in a close group setting regardless of vaccination status.
  • Respect physical distancing guidelines when possible.
  • If you are sick, have been sick within the past two weeks or been around anyone else that is sick, please stay home.