Storywalk Sundays – December, The Institute

Storywalk Sundays – December, The Institute

Sunday December 11th, 2022 *1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
The story posted on the StoryWalk® trail at Pine Hill Park changes monthly, and a special story event accompanies each one on the second Sunday of each month.
This month’s StoryWalk® Sunday is a charming way to celebrate the upcoming holidays.
Kids will join a guided walk along the story trail as they read the book, then make a special craft project to take home.
They will also enjoy the warmth of a campfire and yummy s’mores!
The featured storybook for December is “Bear Stays Up for Christmas,” by Karma Wilson, with illustrations by Jane Chapman.
“Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So, they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs.
Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!”
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required by December 8.
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.
Pine Hill Recreation Area
Storywalk Sundays, November – The Institute

Storywalk Sundays, November – The Institute

Sunday November 13th, 2022 * 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
The story posted on the StoryWalk® trail at Pine Hill Park changes monthly, and a special story event accompanies each one on the second Sunday of each month.
This month’s StoryWalk® Sunday is the perfect way to prepare for a beautiful Thanksgiving celebration.
Kids will join a guided walk along the story trail as they read the book, then make a special craft project to take home.
The featured storybook for November is “I Am Thankful,” by Sheri Wall.
This rhyming storybook follows three different families as they celebrate the holiday with their own traditions, acts of kindness, and ways of giving back.
Kids learn how to be thankful for the people and world around them.
Beautiful and colorful illustrations show diverse families and exciting Thanksgiving adventures, underscoring the meaning of giving and sharing.
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required by November 10.
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.
Pine Hill Recreation Area
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.