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EXPLORE! Winter 2023—Winter Fun & Fort Building

January 24, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Students enjoyed building a fort during a previous session of EXPLORE!

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.

First Session: Winter Fun and Fort Building    

Students will go on a guided “wondering walk” through the forest, and learn how humans keep warm in the winter. Students work together with others to gather a variety of natural materials like branches and leaves, and build a lean-to structure or fort, requiring collaborative creativity and teamwork. This program introduces STEM concepts through problem solving. 

Check out the next three programs in this EXPLORE! series—click on titles to see description:
January 31–Let’s Go on a Hiking Adventure!
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 24, 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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