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.

 

Story Walks at Pine Hill Recreation Area

Story Walks at Pine Hill Recreation Area

Families are invited to attend the first in The Institute’s new series of StoryWalk® Sundays adventures for kids on Sunday, Nov. 14 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Pine Hill Recreation Area. 

The stories 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 the month.

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!

The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required. To register, email to: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org or call 717-762-0373. Limited to 15 participants. 

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.

For November, the storybook is “Bear Says Thanks” by Karma Wilson. 

“This beautifully illustrated book is a heartwarming celebration of family and friendship, and perfect for the season of thanksgiving,” said Pam Rowland, The Institute’s education director. 

On December 12, StoryWalk Sunday features “The Animals’ Santa” by Jan Brett. January’s book is The Mitten, also by Jan Brett.

Pine Hill’s StoryWalk® trail, an Institute project, was funded in part by Summit Endowment, Marge Kiersz and Rouzerville Business Association, with in-kind support from Washington Township, Hopewell Manufacturing, Waynesboro Area School 

District “Be the Village,” and Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library.

Additional support is from The Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation, The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation, Alma W. Oyer, APX Enclosures, Inc., and The Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. Facility support courtesy of Washington Township.

For more more information, visit www.NatureAndCultureInstitute.org.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Storybook Walk: The Mitten

Storybook Walk: The Mitten

January 26, 2012 thru February 28th, 2021
Sponsored by Downtown Business Council of Chambersburg & Coyle Free Library
Jan Brett’s ‘The Mitten’ is loved by kids of all ages.
The Coyle Free Library & the businesses along Main Street have teamed up to share this beautiful storybook with all.
Starting on the North end of Main Street across from the Coyle Free Library follow the story through all three blocks of Downtown Chambersburg.
Start the story at Remix Design, Council for the Arts, Good Life Apothecary, Black & Blush, Nerdvana, Main Street Deli, Falafel Shack, Franklin County Visitors Bureau, Beam Graphics, Ludwig Jewelers, Here’s Looking at You, Merle Norman, The Garage Studios, the Foundry Art Market, the Gift Enclosure, and finish with Another Man’s Treasure.
The Institute Presents New Winter Programs for Kids Grades K–5

The Institute Presents New Winter Programs for Kids Grades K–5

Winter Homes – Red Run Park
Saturday, February 27, 2021 * 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Grades: K–5; Cost: $5 member, $6 non-member.
Limit: 10. Location: Red Run Park
The group will listen to the book, The Mitten by Jan Brett.
Activities include an animal track hike, looking for animal habitats and homes,
dissecting pine cones to find the seeds hidden inside, and making nature chimes.
More details at www.NatureAndCultureInstitute.org
• Pre-registration and payment in advance are required.
Call or email to register. • 717.762.0373 • info@natureandcultureinstitute.org