Open Trail, Borough of Mercersburg

Open Trail, Borough of Mercersburg

Saturday April 30th, 2022 * 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
On behalf of the Mercersburg Area Council for Wellness (MACWell) and the Montgomery Peters Mercersburg Connectivity (MPMC) Project, you are invited to the “Open the Trail” event this Saturday, April 30th from 9 AM to Noon at the Johnston Run Stream Side Trail in the Borough of Mercersburg.
If you have not been to the trail, the entrance is located at Oregon Street/Church Hill Road beside Choice Collision Center. 
Welcome
Introduction of Board Members
Recognitions – Donors & Other Stakeholders
Tree Planting – In Honor of Dr. Elizabeth George
Remarks & Future Plans
Trail Tours
11 AM – Socializing & Light Refreshments
The MACWell/MPMC team hopes to see you there, you do not need to RSVP; however, if you would like to, please visit THIS LINK or email Becky Wolf

 

Walking Librarian In-Person Walk, Conococheague Institute Museum and Library

Walking Librarian In-Person Walk, Conococheague Institute Museum and Library

Wednesday May 18th, 2022 * 9:30 PM – 11:00 AM
Won’t you join the Walking Librarian for this fun program geared for all ages?
Come for the walk.
Come with your camera or cell phone to take pictures.
Come to soak up the nature.
Come for the fun.
Conococheague Institute is located at 12995 Bain Road, Mercersburg, PA. Plug the address into your GPS and meet us there!
Event by Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library and Conococheague Institute Museum and 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.

 

Winter EXPLORE! Winter Fun and Fort Building, The Institute

Winter EXPLORE! Winter Fun and Fort Building, The Institute

Tuesday February 22nd, 2022 * 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Register for one session OR the full series of four programs!
See the flier with the whole series of four programs here.
Email us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org to register for this program.
The final EXPLORE! in the February series.
Kids will enjoy an outdoor adventure while learning about the wonders of nature.
This program introduces STEM concepts. 
Students will enjoy a seasonal nature book, Fort Building Time by Megan Wagner-Lloyd.
They will go on a guided “wondering walk” through the forest, and learn how humans keep warm in the winter. 
Finally, students will work together with others to build a lean-to structure with natural materials.
Email us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org to register for this program.
Instructor: Lynn Teach
Grades: K–5
Cost: $5 member, $6 non-member.
Limit: 15.
Location:Pine Hill Recreation Area
COVID protocols in accordance with CDC and PA DOH guidelines will be followed.
Masks are not required for outdoor activities, but are recommended when appropriate distancing (3 feet) is not possible. 
Winter EXPLORE! Nature’s Valentines, The Institute

Winter EXPLORE! Nature’s Valentines, The Institute

Tuesday February 15th, 2022 * 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Register for one session OR the full series of four programs!
See the flier with the whole series of four programs here.
Email us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org to register for this program.
In addition to listening to a nature storybook, Love Matters Most, by Mij Kelly and Gerry Turley, students will learn some fun facts about bears, go on a ‘heart hike’ (searching for hearts in nature), and look for animals’ winter homes.
If there is snow, children will make a snow cake and decorate it with items found in nature.
Email us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org to register for this program.
Instructor: Beth Skroban
Grades: K–5
Cost: $5 member, $6 non-member.
Limit: 15.
Location:Pine Hill Recreation Area
COVID protocols in accordance with CDC and PA DOH guidelines will be followed.
Masks are not required for outdoor activities, but are recommended when appropriate distancing (3 feet) is not possible.