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EXPLORE What’s the Buzz?

July 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

NEW! We now have an online registration form—see 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.

The Institute is offering a series of six new outdoor adventure programs in June and July. Designed for kids in grades K to 5, EXPLORE! programs will run on Thursdays, June 22 and 29, and July 6, 13, 20, and 27, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Pine Hill Recreation Area in Waynesboro, Pa.

Each session is a full 90 minutes of educational fun!

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

July 20
What’s the Buzz?
Students go on a scavenger hunt to learn about the life of a honey bee, including the elusive Queen Bee. In a make-and-take craft, they create a ‘Bee a Kind Human’ card. Activities include a ‘Proboscis Relay’—kids become a worker or forager bee to make honey for the hive. Kids take home a packet of pollinator-friendly seed mix.

Check out the last summer EXPLORE! session:

July 27
World of Turtles
Kids learn all about turtles, including what they eat, where they live, why they have a shell, and what it means to be a cold-blooded reptile. With a focus on turtles native to Pennsylvania, kids will try to answer the question, “Why did the turtle cross the road?” They will explore the world from a “turtle’s eye view,” make their own turtle for a turtle race, and enjoy a poem about turtles.

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

To register, use the form below or on any of the individual session pages. 

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

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

NEW! Online Registration Form!


July 20, 2023
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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