Upcoming Events for Nature and Culture Institute

The Nature and Culture Institute have some great programs coming up in April. Additionally, their StoryWalk kids program will begin on Sundays in May.

The dates and programs

Thursday, April 21 • 7 pm
Antietam Watershed Wonders: Nature Photographs Church of the Apostles, 336 Barnett Avenue, Waynesboro, Pa. Antietam Watershed Association & The Institute Joint Program. Presented by Dave Graff, the Institute’s Watershed Science Coordinator and an environmental educator, the wonders of our glorious watershed area will be explored and shared through magical photographs. Enjoy the watershed’s natural beauty as you learn about its flora and fauna. Registration required; call 717-762-0373 or email to info@natureandcultureinstitute.org.
Website link:https://natureandcultureinstitute.org/event/antietam-watershed-wonders-nature-photographs/

Saturday, April 23 • 9 am–4 pm
Earth Celebration Day & Recycle Fundraiser
Pine Hill Recreation Area, 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd, Waynesboro, Pa.The Institute celebrates spring with environmental exhibitors, live music by Mountain Air, environmental artists and artisans, a student art show and more. Paper shredding by OSI, a Goodwill truck pick up, drug take-back by Washington Township Police, and eye glasses & cell phone recycling by WALL Lions Club also offered. A special highlight is the Pennsylvania WoodMobile.Bring cash for the Recycle Fundraiser that includes hand-painted rain barrels, raffle items, a bake sale and a yard sale. Have lunch in the park with food trucks. Free admission.
For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@natureandcultureinstitute.orgWebsite link: https://natureandcultureinstitute.org/event/earth-celebration-day-2022/

Sunday, April 24 • 1–3 pm
Monthly Naturalist Hike Appalachian Trail
1–3 pm | Location: TBA 
Part of a series of Appalachian Trail Hikes on the last Sunday of each month through May 2022.Hike with us along a portion of the legendary Appalachian Trail! We are fortunate to live in an area that the Trail crosses through in several nearby locations.Led by an Institute naturalist, the hike will explore some of the wonders to be found in the woods and along the byways. Make sure to dress for the weather.Open to families with children age 7 and up.This event is FREE (donations accepted). Rendezvous point provided upon registration.
Pre-registration is required; register via email at info@NatureAndCultureInstitute.orgA storm date will be determined later if needed.Website link:https://natureandcultureinstitute.org/event/winter-season-family-trail-hike-2022-04-24/

Sunday, May 8, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
StoryWalk® Sundays–May
Pine Hill Recreation Area, 12684 Mentzer Gap Rd, Waynesboro, Pa.Kids join a guided walk along the story trail as they read the book, In a Garden by Tim McCanna, then make a special craft project to take home—and enjoy a campfire and yummy s’mores! For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@natureandcultureinstitute.org Website link: https://natureandcultureinstitute.org/event/storywalk-sundays-may-2022/

About The Institute

The mission of The Institute is to guide the people of the Cumberland Valley region to become stewards of their natural and cultural worlds. They do this by providing environmental and cultural education to elementary and secondary school children and providing opportunities for adults to learn more about the nature and culture of the region and the world beyond.