Owl Walk for Age 15 & Up, The Institute

Owl Walk for Age 15 & Up, The Institute

Thursday February 2nd, 2023 * 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Naturalist Dave Graff conducts a winter walk to areas of Pine Hill Park likely to attract owls. 
The activity is free (donations accepted), but registration is required and limited to 16.
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
You can also register online, Here
Graff will first present a brief introduction to owls.
He will then lead the group along trails in the park.
During several stops, the group will pause and listen for various owls, including the great horned owl, the barred owl and the screech owl.
Patience is required when trying to find owls.
Participants must stand quietly for short periods of time to watch for owl flight and listen for owl calls.
“Owls may or may not be present,” Graff said, “so the group will also investigate how the park changes after dark.
U/V lights will be used to look at trees, leaves, and insects to see how their appearances change under different light.”
The activity is free.
Space is limited to 16 participants, and registration is required.
Pine HIll Recreation Area
12684 Mentzer Gap Rd
Waynesboro, PA 17268
Winter Explore Series: The Institute

Winter Explore Series: The Institute

Tuesday, January 24, 4 to 5 p.m.
Winter Fun and Fort Building 
Tuesday, January 31, 4 to 5 p.m.
Let’s Go on a Hiking Adventure!
Tuesday, February 7, 4 to 5 p.m.
Where’s My Worm? How birds survive in the winter.
Tuesday, February 14, 4 to 5 p.m.
I (Heart) Pine Cones: Discover the Pines at Pine Hill
Pine Hill Recreation Area, 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd, Waynesboro, Pa.
For kids in grades K–5.
Students will go on a guided “wondering walk” through the forest, and learn how humans keep warm in the winter.
Students work together with others to gather a variety of natural materials like branches and leaves, and build a lean-to structure or fort, requiring collaborative creativity and teamwork.
This program introduces STEM concepts through problem solving.
Cost: $6 for Institute members; $7 general public.
Register on The Institute’s website: www.natureandcultureinstitute.org.
For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@natureandcultureinstitute.org.
Website link: https://natureandcultureinstitute.org/event/explore-winter-2023-winter-fun-fort-building/
Run Your Ice Off 5k Run, Part of the Chambersburg IceFest

Run Your Ice Off 5k Run, Part of the Chambersburg IceFest

Sunday January 29th, 2023 * 1:00 PM
The Run Your Ice Off 5k is one of the final events of IceFest, the largest community event in Chambersburg.
Beginning right through the middle of the festival down Main Street, the Run Your Ice Off 5k is a refreshing way to end the 4 day festival.
Proceeds from the 5k benefit IceFest, Leadership Franklin County Alumni Scholarship and Relay for Life.
Go to www.icefestpa.com for more information on IceFest.
For more information and to register, Click Here
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