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Autumn EXPLORE! November 3, 2022–All About Pumpkins

November 3, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Institute Presents All New Fall EXPLORE! Programs for Kids

EXPLORE! programs are a series of outdoor adventure programs.

The Institute is offering a series of four outdoor adventure programs this fall. Designed for kids in grades K to 5, the EXPLORE! programs will run on four consecutive Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27—and November 3—after school from 4 to 5 p.m. at Pine Hill Recreation Area in Waynesboro, Pa. All About Pumpkins was moved to November 3 when the original program was cancelled due to weather.

Taught by Institute educators, each program includes educational activities related to the season.­­ All program activities are outside. 

The final autumn EXPLORE! session is All About Pumpkins. Kids learn about the many kinds, sizes, shapes—and different colors—of pumpkins. They will play a pumpkin ring toss game, and also the Wandering Pumpkin game. They will take home a recipe for roasting their own pumpkin seeds. In a special craft, kids will create pom-pom pumpkins.

Space is limited; pre-register at 717-762-0373 or via email at [email protected].
Sign up for any or all of the individual sessions.

Fee: Single Session: $5 Institute member/$6 general public. 

EXPLORE! programs are sponsored by The Anderson Family Fund, in memory of Vida Mae Anderson.

Additional support from The Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund Contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation; Alma W. Oyer; the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin, and an anonymous donor, in honor of the life and work of Eunice Statler. Facility support courtesy of Washington Township.


November 3, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Buttonwood Nature Center–Home of The Institute
(717) 762-0373


Pine Hill Recreation Area
12684 Mentzer Gap Rd
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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