Welcome To
Buttonwood
Nature Center
A Natural Evolution of The Institute's Mission

Embark on a journey of discovery at Buttonwood Nature Center, blossoming soon in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. Building on The Institute’s rich heritage, this 40-acre expanse of natural beauty promises a future of learning, exploration, and stewardship.

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Join Our Capital Campaign:
Ensuring the Future

Pine Hill Recreation Area
Sunday, May 19 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Free—registration required
Tuesday, May 21 from 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Register online today!
Thursday, June 13 from 10–11:30 a.m.

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Thursdays, June 13–July 25 • 10–11:30 a.m.

Waynesboro Country Club
Friday, June 28 at 5:30 p.m.

Get ready to S-C-R-A-M-B-L-E
Thursday, July 4 • 7:30 a.m. Start Time

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Thinking of attending our Bay Supper Fundraiser this year? 🦀🦀 Our Early Crab discount expires soon! 😳 Please visit the link to register before May 21st! buttonwoodnaturecenter.org/event/bay-supper-fundraiser/ ... See MoreSee Less

Thinking of attending our Bay Supper Fundraiser this year? 🦀🦀 Our Early Crab discount expires soon! 😳 Please visit the link to register before May 21st! https://buttonwoodnaturecenter.org/event/bay-supper-fundraiser/

Our Earth Celebration event was a wet one this year! 🌧 Since we have some beautifully painted bird houses 🐦 and raffle items left over - we'll be bringing them to Youth Festival on Sunday. Come see us at Pine Hill Park on Mentzer Gap Road from 1-5pm. ... See MoreSee Less

Our Earth Celebration event was a wet one this year! 🌧 Since we have some beautifully painted bird houses 🐦 and raffle items left over - well be bringing them to Youth Festival on Sunday. Come see us at Pine Hill Park on Mentzer Gap Road from 1-5pm.
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We may have some decent weather on Sunday! Will you join us at Pine Hill Park? #getkidsoutside 💚🫶👧🌿🌥🍧🎼 ... See MoreSee Less

We may have some decent weather on Sunday! Will you join us at Pine Hill Park? #getkidsoutside 💚🫶👧🌿🌥🍧🎼
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By the Numbers:
Our Impact & Your Role

Each number tells a story of growth, community, and engagement at Buttonwood Nature Center. Become a part of this thriving narrative by joining us as a member and contributing to a legacy of environmental stewardship and education.

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