StoryWalk Sundays-October 2022, The Institute

StoryWalk Sundays-October 2022, The Institute

October 9th,2022 * 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Our series of StoryWalk® Sunday adventures for kids continues in October.
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 welcome the many splendors of fall.
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 October is The Pumpkin Fair, by Eve Bunting with illustrations by Eileen Christelow.
With bouncy rhymes and delightful watercolor-and-ink illustrations, this story explores a lively and colorful pumpkin fair, where pumpkins of every size are on display. 
There are all kinds of pumpkin-inspired foods—and even a marching band in pumpkin suits!
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is required by October 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 Pine Hill Recreation Area
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.

 

Seasonal Slumbers and Survival Strategies, The Institute

Seasonal Slumbers and Survival Strategies, The Institute

Tuesday February 8th, 2022 * 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Register for one session OR the full series of four programs!
See the flier with the whole series of four programs here.
Email us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org to register for this program.
How do local critters get through the winter? Kids will listen to “A Warm Winter Tail” by Carrie A. Pearson, a book about how different animals survive the frozen winter.
Sensory exploration includes feeling the fur on a variety of animal pelts.
Kids will also explore the park trails looking for signs of active and slumbering animals during a guided “winter home walk,” and create their own winter home using snow, leaves, sticks, and
other natural materials.
Email us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org to register for this program.
Instructor: Dave Graff
Grades: K–5
Cost: $5 member, $6 non-member.
Limit: 15.
Location:Pine Hill Recreation Area
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. 
StoryWalk Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

StoryWalk Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Sunday October 10th * 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Pine Hill Recreation Area
Families are invited to the grand opening of a new community resource that invites them to take a stroll on the nature trails at Pine Hill Park, while enjoying a delightful children’s story.
The Institute, in partnership with Summit Endowment and other sponsors, have installed a permanent StoryWalk®, which will feature a new storybook monthly.
The grand opening includes a ribbon cutting, plus guided StoryWalk® tours, free Nature Discovery Kits for families who complete a brief survey, and a make-and-take craft related to the story. 
Event Schedule:
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Welcome and Brief Remarks Ribbon Cutting until 3:00 PM
• Guided Story Walks on the quarter hour (1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15)
• Make-and-take craft related to the story (while supplies last)
• FREE Nature Discovery Kit (one per child for families that complete a brief family survey)
• Antietam Dairy selling scoops
History in Nature Celebration

History in Nature Celebration

Saturday September 4th, 2021 * 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Celebrate the end of summer at the Conococheague Institute with a day of themed programming.
We’ll be combining the best of our historic programs with new nature themed activities with hands on crafts and learning for all ages.
Free Admission, Donations Appreciated
A Day full of fun filled activities including
  • Birding and Botany Nature walks – follow in the footsteps of naturalist Bartram and learn about the new frontier ecosystem
  • The Art of Dye – Use natural dyes gathered at CI and make your own resist dyed handkerchief
  • Conservation Crafts – Learn how we can protect the environment through conservation while making fun useful crafts with what nature provides
  • The Kitchen Garden – lend a hand in harvesting, or sowing the next crop