Creatures of the Night: Owl Walk for Age 15 & Up, The Institute

Creatures of the Night: Owl Walk for Age 15 & Up, The Institute

Thursday February 24th, 2022 * 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
(The Owl Walk was originally set for Feb. 3) 
Naturalist Lori Schlosser conducts a winter walk to areas of Pine Hill Park likely to attract owls. A pre-walk information session teaches about the nocturnal creatures and methods to locate them.
The activity is free (donations accepted), but registration is required and limited to 60. Spaces fill up quickly for this popular event, so anyone wishing to join the walk should register soon. To register, call 717-762-0373 or email to dave@natureandcultureinstitute.org
Just before the walk, Schlosser will present a brief introduction to owls and a preview of various owl calls. Schlosser will then lead the group along trails in the park. During several stops, the group will pause and call various owls, including the great horned owl, the barred owl and the screech owl.
Patience is required when trying to call owls. “If the calls are too loud, you can scare them off,” Schlosser said. Participants must stand quietly for short periods of time to watch for owl flight and listen for owl reply calls.
Schlosser hopes participants will attempt to call owls on their own once they have learned how. “They could go to places on their own, maybe in their backyard or along a road at the edge of a woods.” 
Those attending should dress appropriately for the weather, as the walk may last up to an hour. Flashlights are permitted; however, participants will be asked to turn them off during the walk to allow their eyes to adjust to the darkness.
This walk is limited to ages 15 and up. Dress warmly and bring flashlights. Limit 60. Free, but pre-registration is required.
Snow/rain date TBA if needed.
For more information or to register, call 717-762-0373 or email to dave@natureandcultureinstitute.org
Trek the Trails at TWEP, Mercersburg

Trek the Trails at TWEP, Mercersburg

Sunday May 1st, 2022 * 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Trek the Trails
The center will be open to visit the displays.
Visitors will be encouraged to explore the trails and the grounds.
Visit their website at www.twep.org.  You can also call the center at 717.328.2126 or like them on Facebook
Tuscarora Wildlife Educational Project
4881 Ft. Loudon Rd.     
Mercersburg, PA 17236
Creatures of the Night: Owl Walk for Age 15 & Up, The Institute

Creatures of the Night: Owl Walk for Age 15 & Up, The Institute

Thursday February 3rd, 2022 * 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Naturalist Lori Schlosser conducts a winter walk to areas of Pine Hill Park likely to attract owls. A pre-walk information session teaches about the nocturnal creatures and methods to locate them.
The activity is free (donations accepted), but registration is required and limited to 60. Spaces fill up quickly for this popular event, so anyone wishing to join the walk should register soon. To register, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@natureandcultureinstitute.org
Just before the walk, Schlosser will present a brief introduction to owls and a preview of various owl calls. Schlosser will then lead the group along trails in the park. During several stops, the group will pause and call various owls, including the great horned owl, the barred owl and the screech owl.
Patience is required when trying to call owls. “If the calls are too loud, you can scare them off,” Schlosser said. Participants must stand quietly for short periods of time to watch for owl flight and listen for owl reply calls.
Schlosser hopes participants will attempt to call owls on their own once they have learned how. “They could go to places on their own, maybe in their backyard or along a road at the edge of a woods.” 
Those attending should dress appropriately for the weather, as the walk may last up to an hour. Flashlights are permitted; however, participants will be asked to turn them off during the walk to allow their eyes to adjust to the darkness.
This walk is limited to ages 15 and up. Dress warmly and bring flashlights. Limit 60. Free, but pre-registration is required.
Snow/rain date TBA if needed.
For more information or to register, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@natureandcultureinstitute.org

 

Appalachian Trail Hike, The Institute

Appalachian Trail Hike, The Institute

The Naturalist Series of Outdoor Programs
January 30th, 2022 * 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
First in a series of Appalachian Trail Hikes, planned for the last Sunday of each month, January–May 2022
Hike with us along a portion of the legendary Appalachian Trail!
We are fortunate to live in an area that the Trail crosses through in several nearby locations.
Led by an Institute naturalist, the hike will explore some of the wonders to be found in the woods and along the byways.
Rendezvous point for the hike will be sent upon registration. Make sure to dress warmly for the weather.
The January 30 hike is for families with children aged 10 and older. (Later hikes will welcome younger kids.)
This event is FREE (donations accepted).
Pre-registration is required; register via email at info@NatureAndCultureInstitute.org
A storm date will be determined later if needed.
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. 
Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program at Conococheague Institute

Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program at Conococheague Institute

Wednesday July 18th, 2021 * 10:00 AM
Join the Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program for a nature story, nature craft, interactive nature walk, explore colonial history and more trails.
As the warm weather is fast approaching, we are asking that you please bring your own water bottles.
RAIN DATE: JULY 29th at 10:00 AM