52nd Annual Christmas Parade, Downtown Chambersburg

52nd Annual Christmas Parade, Downtown Chambersburg

Saturday November 19th, 2022 * 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
52nd Annual Christmas Parade will kick off the festive Holiday season in Historic Downtown Chambersburg.
Join us for the bands, floats, cars and the cheer of the season!
Santa will be lighting the tree and this year it returns to the fountain!
Event applications can be found, HERE
Winter EXPLORE! Winter Fun and Fort Building, The Institute

Winter EXPLORE! Winter Fun and Fort Building, The Institute

Tuesday February 22nd, 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.
The final EXPLORE! in the February series.
Kids will enjoy an outdoor adventure while learning about the wonders of nature.
This program introduces STEM concepts. 
Students will enjoy a seasonal nature book, Fort Building Time by Megan Wagner-Lloyd.
They will go on a guided “wondering walk” through the forest, and learn how humans keep warm in the winter. 
Finally, students will work together with others to build a lean-to structure with natural materials.
Email us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org to register for this program.
Instructor: Lynn Teach
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. 
Winter EXPLORE! Nature’s Valentines, The Institute

Winter EXPLORE! Nature’s Valentines, The Institute

Tuesday February 15th, 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.
In addition to listening to a nature storybook, Love Matters Most, by Mij Kelly and Gerry Turley, students will learn some fun facts about bears, go on a ‘heart hike’ (searching for hearts in nature), and look for animals’ winter homes.
If there is snow, children will make a snow cake and decorate it with items found in nature.
Email us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org to register for this program.
Instructor: Beth Skroban
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. 
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. 
Wee Wonder Series for Preschoolers, The Institute in Waynesboro

Wee Wonder Series for Preschoolers, The Institute in Waynesboro

Wednesday February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 2022 * 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
The youngest naturalists will love these winter adventures in the park!
Spread over four Wednesdays in the afternoon at Pine Hill Recreation Area near Waynesboro, Pa.
Activities include exploring the outdoors, hikes, nature stories, rhymes, finger plays, nature games, puppets.
Ages 2.5 to 5 years. Pre-registration for full series required. (Children must be accompanied by a parent.)
Series Fee: $28/child Institute member; $32 non-member. Prepayment required and will confirm your registration.
Email us to register: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org
Provide child’s name & contact phone number, and say you wish to enroll in the Wee Wonder December Series.
Our last Wee Wonders series sold out fast…don’t wait to sign up!