Upcoming Events at The Nature and Culture Institute


Sunday, November 13, 1:30 to 3 p.m.      

StoryWalk® Sundays–November

Pine Hill Recreation Area, 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd, Waynesboro, Pa.

Kids join a guided walk and activities along the story trail as they read the book, “I Am Thankful,” by Sheri Wall, make a special craft project to take home. Free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call The Institute at 717-762-0373 or email to info@natureandcultureinstitute.org

Website link: https://natureandcultureinstitute.org/event/storywalk-sundays-november-2022/

Monday, December 5 • 6:30 p.m. 

Star Party with Tri-State Astronomers

Pine Hill Recreation Area, 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd, Waynesboro, PA

In partnership with the Tri-State Astronomers. A telescope viewing of the night sky. Tri-State Astronomers will set up telescopes and be on hand with guidance. Free. (Cloud date TBA if needed—check website if cloudy). For more information, call The Institute at 717-762-0373 or email to info@natureandcultureinstitute.org

Website link: https://natureandcultureinstitute.org/event/star-party/

Sunday, December 11, 1:30 to 3 p.m.      

StoryWalk® Sundays–December

Pine Hill Recreation Area, 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd, Waynesboro, Pa.

Kids join a guided walk and activities along the story trail as they read the book, “Bear Stays Up for Christmas,” by Karma Wilson, then make a special craft project to take home, and enjoy a campfire and s’mores! For more information, call The Institute at 717-762-0373 or email to info@natureandcultureinstitute.org 

Website link: https://natureandcultureinstitute.org/event/storywalk-sundays-december-2022/

Sunday, December 18 • 4–6 p.m. 

Winter Solstice Celebration

Red Run Park, 12143 Buchanan Trail E, Waynesboro, PA 17268

The Institute’s third annual Winter Solstice Celebration, marking the longest night—or shortest day—of the year, which falls on December 21 this year in the Northern Hemisphere. Since ancient times, people all over the world have recognized this important astronomical occurrence and celebrated the “return of the sun” in a variety of ways. After the solstice, the days get gradually longer. 

Join this family-friendly celebration of the season with winter folktale storyteller Bruce Rowland, hands-on solstice activities for children including making garlands of popcorn and berries and edible ornaments for animals, live music, fire-pit warming stations, and hot chocolate stations.

Members of the Tri-State Astronomers club will be on hand with telescopes to observe the winter skies. After sunset, there will be opportunities to view the celestial features of the winter sky. Vendors and specific details are to be announced. The entire event is outdoors, so dress accordingly. For questions, email us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org.

Website link: https://natureandcultureinstitute.org/event/winter-solstice-celebration/

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