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EXPLORE! Winter 2023—Where’s My Worm? How birds survive in the winter.

February 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Child holds an earthworm

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.

Third Session on February 7: Where’s My Worm? How birds survive in the winter.    

Students will search for birds during a hike on Fox Crossing Trail, exploring the trail and learning about how our feathered friends cope with cold winter weather.
Do birds ask themselves, “Should I stay or should I go?” Kids investigate the challenges and benefits for birds of staying in our area or migrating to someplace warmer, and learn about special adaptations (including diet and behavioral changes) of birds that don’t migrate.
Kids also discover how birds’ beaks and bills are specialized tools to help them capture and eat their food. The kids will experience “catching food” with different household items that work like birds’ beaks and bills. Other activities include building a bird feeder to take home and place outside to help birds find food during the winter months.

Check out the last program in this EXPLORE! series—click here:
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!


February 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Institute
(717) 762-0373


Pine Hill Recreation Area
12684 Mentzer Gap Rd
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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