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EXPLORE! Winter 2023—Let’s Go on a Hiking Adventure!

January 31, 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.

Second Session on January 31: Let’s Go on a Hiking Adventure!    

Students will hike and explore Fox Crossing and Deer Trail at Pine Hill park. They will discover signs and clues about the animals that live in the park, searching for animal tracks, homes, food, and where they might get water in the winter. During the hike, kids will try to spot the elusive black squirrel of Pine Hill.
They will learn how animals stay warm in the winter, and think about how people stay warm when it’s cold outside—do animals and people do any of the same things to stay warm?
Activities include listening to the book, The Hat, by Jan Brett. If there is snow, they will make colorful snow volcanoes. If not, kids will make an edible nature garland for birds and other small animals to enjoy.

Check out the next two programs in this EXPLORE! series:
February 7—Where’s My Worm? How birds survive in the winter.
February 14—I (Heart) Pine Cones: Discover the Pines at Pine Hill 

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!


January 31, 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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