The Great Pumpkin Drop! Country Creek Produce Farm

The Great Pumpkin Drop! Country Creek Produce Farm

Saturday October 29th, 2022 * 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Get READY!!
We’re hoisting up an 800 lb pumpkins high in the sky (100 ft in fact) with Digging and Rigging Inc.’s crane and need you to help us count down until we drop it!
Join us on top of the hill at 2:30 PM to see the action LIVE!
Once dropped, you’ll be able to gather up pumpkin seeds so you can plant your own pumpkins or roast pumpkin seeds.
(Bring your own bag to collect the seeds.)
Gather near the Mountain Slides.
Welcomed to anyone with paid admission.
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

 

Tree Planting Volunteer Day, Conococheague Institute

Tree Planting Volunteer Day, Conococheague Institute

Saturday October 9th: Time Pending
Our fall planting sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will include Pussy Willows, Oaks, and Dogwoods.
Just 55 trees and shrubs to plant.
Lend a hand and learn about the importance of trees for our environment.
Contact us to signup for free for this opportunity.
Explore Signs of Spring at the Institute

Explore Signs of Spring at the Institute

Thursday May 6th * 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Grades: K–5
Cost: $5 member, $6 non-member.
Location: Pine Hill Recreation Area
The group will go on a hike—a spring scavenger hunt looking for animal tracks, feathers, flowers, butterflies and more. Activities including listening to a nature story, and planting a flower to take home.
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! Garden Adventures

EXPLORE! Garden Adventures

Renfrew Park

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. 

Participants have a hands-on opportunity to learn about plants as they spend time digging in the dirt and seeing how food is grown in the historic four-square garden at Renfrew Park. They will look at different garden plants up close and explore the many ways humans depend on plants. Students will assist in tending the garden by preparing the soil, planting seeds and watering vegetables.

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 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.