Waynesboro : The Institute Has Some Great Things Happening

nature for kids

Can you dig it? Do you like Archaeology, Geology, and the Environment? Storytime “Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee” and Jazz at The Wharf? Well, Get ready! This is what is happening at the Institute in Waynesboro all month long.

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EXPLORE! SOIL: Can You Dig It? Nature Program for Kids

This program is Thursday, July 28th from 9:30 am until 11 am. Part of The Institute’s Summer Institute. EXPLORE! programs are a series of outdoor adventure programs, designed for kids in grades K to 5. All program activities are outside. This week, kids will examine the soil for earthworms and look at the different components of soil. They will take a guided hike in the woods, read a book, and make nature mandala art using soil and other natural items. Space is limited; pre-register at 717-762-0373 or via email at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org. Sign up for any individual session, or the full series! Fee: $7 Institute member/$9 general public.

 Workshop in Archaeology, Geology & the Environment

This program is on Tuesday, August 2nd. You are welcome at 9:15 am and it will go on until 1 pm. A Discover series program combining earth science, geology, and history. Students explore the secrets of a 200-year-old homestead and how its environment influenced early settlers. Offered in partnership with Little Antietam Creek, Inc. (LACI). Students join Institute educators and LACI archaeologists to “dig into the past” at historic Stoner Farm—digging and working with artifacts, scientific testing of the properties of limestone and soil, using remote sensing, learning how limestone is cut and mortar is made, and more. Space is limited; pre-register at 717-762-0373 or via email at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org. For ages 10–17. Fee: $20 for Institute members, $25 general public.

StoryWalk Every Sunday in August

Kids join a guided walk along the story trail as they read the book, “Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee,” by Chris Van Dusen, then make a special craft project to take home! 


Jazz at The Wharf

The Institute’s 31st Jazz Festival features the Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Quintet, with Arturo O’Farrill (piano), Adam O’Farrill (trumpet), and Zack O’Farrill (drums), Liany Mateo (bass), and Victor Pablo (percussion). The quintet has toured and performed at jazz festivals and clubs around the world. Pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill have won seven Grammy Awards. Born in Mexico, O’Farrill grew up in New York City and began his career playing with jazz luminaries such as Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Belafonte, and others. In 2007, he founded the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance a nonprofit organization dedicated to the performance, education, and preservation of Afro Latin music. Parking is available on the property. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, picnics are welcome.