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EXPLORE! Log Sweet Log

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Online registration form is below. To sign up for any or all of the Explore! sessions, fill out the form below.
You will receive an email with payment information. Your reservation is not complete without payment.

This is the fifth in our series of six outdoor adventure programs in June and July. 

Designed for kids in grades K to 5, EXPLORE! programs will run on six Thursdays, June 13, 20, 27, and July 11, 18, 25 [no session on July 4].

Session runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Pine Hill Recreation Area in Waynesboro, Pa.—a full 90 minutes of educational fun!

All program activities are outside, and each week features a different theme. Taught by educators from Buttonwood Nature Center, home of The Institute, programs include educational activities related to the season and theme. Students may attend any or all sessions.

July 18: Log Sweet Log

Get up close with nature as you explore life on, in, and under logs in the forest. Hands, magnifiers, and our senses are all used to explore how this “forest trash” is really a forest treasure.

Participants will investigate what makes fallen trees so important to so many forms of life in the forest, including living trees and soon-to-be trees (seeds)! Students will use a microscope to look at things they find on their hike!

Pre-registration and payment in advance are required. Fee: $8 member, $10 general public. Attendance is limited.

To register, use the form below.

For more information, email to [email protected] or call 717-762-0373.

The full slate of summer EXPLORE! programs:

June 13- Growing Like a Tree

June 20-Metamorphosis Magic

June 27- Insect Investigations

July 11- Pollination Celebration

July 18- Log Sweet Log

July 25- Painting with Nature

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

Online Registration Form!


July 18
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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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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