Story Walk Sunday, The Institute

Story Walk Sunday, The Institute

Sunday July 10th, 2022 * 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Kids will join a guided walk along the story trail as they read the book, then make a special craft project to take home.
July’s storybook is “Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee,” by Chris Van Dusen.
“With enough lunch for three, Mr. Magee and his dog Dee head out to the sea.
But what begins as a fun day in the sun turns a bit bumpy when one playful whale decides to say hello.
Soon the crew that once was floating finds themselves flying!
How will they get down? Who will come to their rescue? And when will they ever get to eat lunch?
Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee is a great read-aloud, sure to provide fits of giggles.”
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required by July 6.
To register, email to: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org or call 717-762-0373.
Limited to 20 children. 
Children in grades K–5 may be dropped off and picked up at 3 p.m.
All families are welcome, but activities are geared for preschool and elementary age kids.
StoryWalk® Sundays – June 2022

StoryWalk® Sundays – June 2022

Sunday June 12th, 2022 * 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Our series of StoryWalk® Sunday adventures for kids continues in June.
The story posted on the StoryWalk® trail at Pine Hill Park will change monthly, and plans call for a special event to accompany each one on the second Sunday of each month.
June’s StoryWalk® Sunday is the perfect way to celebrate the lazy, crazy days of summer!
Kids will join a guided walk along the story trail as they read the book, then make a special craft project to take home—and enjoy a campfire and yummy s’mores!
June’s storybook is “And Then Summer Comes” by Tom Brenner, a perfect choice as the days get longer and summer is finally here.
“A joyful, sun-drenched tribute to the anticipation and adventures of the warmest season of the year. 
From flip-flops and hide-and-seek to fireworks and ice-cream trucks, from lemonade stands and late bedtimes to swimming in the lake and toasting marshmallows, there’s something for everyone in this bright and buoyant celebration of the sunny season.
Brenner’s lovely, lyrical ode to summers spent outdoors will strike a chord with anyone who’s ever counted down the days until school gets out, and Jaime Kim’s jubilant, nostalgia-soaked illustrations leave little doubt that summer is indeed a time unlike any other.”
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required by June 6.
To register, email to: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org or call 717-762-0373.
Limited to 20 children. 
Children in grades K–5 may be dropped off and picked up at 3:00 PM
All families are welcome, but activities are geared for preschool and elementary age kids.
Stay tuned for future StoryWalk® Sundays!   
Current Covid safety guidelines are being followed.
StoryWalk® Sundays-May 2022, The Institute

StoryWalk® Sundays-May 2022, The Institute

Sunday May 8th, 2022 * 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Our series of StoryWalk® Sunday adventures for kids continues in May.
The story posted on the StoryWalk® trail at Pine Hill Park will change monthly, and plans call for a special event to accompany each one on the second Sunday of each month.
May’s StoryWalk® Sunday is the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day!
Kids will join a guided walk along the story trail as they read the book, then make a special craft project to take home—and enjoy a campfire and yummy s’mores!
May’s storybook is “My Busy Green Garden” by Terry Pierce, a perfect choice as the season of gardens begins.
This charming book is a lyrical tribute to the bugs, bees, and birds that make a garden such a busy place.
More garden visitors appear on with each page, and all the while the “surprise”―a chrysalis―changes unnoticed until, on the last page, a butterfly emerges and flies away across the garden’s well-tended borders.
A lovely and lively portrait of backyard nature, which is also a gentle meditation on the rewards of paying attention.
Richly colored illustrations by Carol Schwartz bring the story to life. A chipmunk hides on every page to divert and engage young readers.
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required by May 2. To register, email to: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org or call 717-762-0373. Limited to 20 children. 
Children in grades K–5 may be dropped off and picked up at 3 p.m. All families are welcome, but activities are geared for preschool and elementary age kids.
The book for June is “And Then Summer Comes” by Tom Brenner.    
Current Covid safety guidelines are being followed.
StoryWalk® Sundays, The Institute

StoryWalk® Sundays, The Institute

Sunday April 3rd, 2022 * 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Our series of StoryWalk® Sunday adventures for kids continues in April.
The story posted on the StoryWalk® trail at Pine Hill Park will change monthly, and plans call for a special event to accompany each one on the second Sunday of each month. For April, we are holding StoryWalk® Sunday on the first Sunday.
Kids will enjoy a guided walk along the story trail as they read the book, then make a special craft project to take home—and warm up with a campfire and yummy s’mores!
April’s storybook is “Our Big Home” by Linda Glaser, a perfect choice for Earth Month.
Glaser’s beautiful poem is a wonderful way to gently lead children toward the understanding of caring for our environment—our home is our planet, Earth. In a lyrical, child-oriented style, the book presents the idea that our ‘big home’ is shared not only with all people but with all plants and animals as well—we share the air, the water, the soil, and other elements that affect and sustain all of us who live on Earth.
Elisa Kleven’s vibrant illustrations enhance the concept as she takes young readers to an African plain, a Caribbean Island, a South American mountain, and around the world to see people and animals reveling in the beauty and abundance of our shared home.
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required by April 1. To register, email to: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org or call 717-762-0373. Limited to 20 children. 
Children in grades K–5 may be dropped off and picked up at 3 p.m. All families are welcome, but activities are geared for preschool and elementary age kids.
Stay tuned for the May book title to be announced. 
Current Covid safety guidelines are being followed.
Storywalk Sundays, The Institute

Storywalk Sundays, The Institute

Sunday January 9th, 2022 * 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Area families are invited to attend The Institute’s StoryWalk® Sundays adventure for kids at Pine Hill Recreation Area.
Kids will enjoy a guided walk along the story trail as they read the book, then make a special craft project to take home—and warm up with a campfire and yummy s’mores!
January’s storybook is “The Mitten” by Jan Brett.
“Based on a Ukrainian folk tradition, the story is a whimsical tale of winter woodland animals climbing into a mitten lost in the snow—each animal larger than the last.
Children love the story as the succession of animals leads up to a big brown bear,” said Pam Rowland, The Institute’s education director.
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required by Jan. 6. To register, email to: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org
or call 717-762-0373. Limited to 20 children.
Children in grades K–5 may be dropped off and picked up at 3 p.m. All families are welcome, but activities are geared for preschool and elementary age kids.