The Institute is offering a series of four outdoor nature programs for preschoolers in January and February. Designed for children ages 2.5 to 5, the Wee Wonder programs will run on Mondays, January 23 and 30, and February 6 and 13, from 9:45 to 11 a.m. at Pine Hill Recreation Area in Waynesboro, Pa. Taught by Institute educators, age-appropriate program activities include exploring the outdoors, hikes, nature stories, rhymes, finger plays, nature games, and puppets.

 Pre-registration for the full series and payment in advance are required by Jan. 19.The fee for all four programs is $28 for members of The Institute, and $32 for the general public, per child. Limited to 15 children. Register online at For more information, email The Institute at or call 717-762-0373.

 Wee Wonder programs are sponsored by Diana Dale, in memory of Mary Ann Payne and Helen Herr Moyer. Also supported in part by Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; Marge Kiersz; Alma W. Oyer; and the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. Facility support courtesy of Washington Township.