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EXPLORE! Winter 2023—I (Heart) Pine Cones: Discover the Pines at Pine Hill 

February 14, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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 Presents Four Winter EXPLORE! Programs for Kids

Winter fun for kids is on tap in January and February with a new EXPLORE! program series from The Institute. Designed for kids in grades K to 5, the programs will run on Tuesdays, Jan. 24 & 31 and Feb. 7 & 14, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Pine Hill Recreation Area near Waynesboro, Pa.

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

Fourth & Final Session: I (Heart) Pine Cones: Discover the Pines at Pine Hill 

Students will take an adventure hike on Deer Trail to look for pine trees and cones, and try to spy the elusive black squirrel “pine-cone-eater” that lives there. They will learn about pine cones and why they exist—what is their job? Kids will engage in activities including pine cone science experiments, such as trying to close up an open pine cone, a sink or float discovery activity, and finding out how far they can throw a pine cone. A pine cone wind chime craft will be created if time permits.

Pre-registration and payment in advance are required. Fee: Single Session– $6 member, $7 general public. Attendance is limited.

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!


February 14, 2023
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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