Thank you for your interest in The Institute’s Fall 2022 EXPLORE! series!

Payment must be received before your reservation can be confirmed.

The scheduled programs are as follows. See link after each program for more information.

Individual session: member $5 ($5.15)
Individual session: non-member $6 ($6.18)


Thursday, October 6 • 4 to 5 p.m.
Discovering Sunflowers
Students will learn all about sunflowers. They will investigate the giant flower head itself, learn about the seeds (and find out if they are edible!), and explore the life cycle of the tall flowers. In addition, kids will listen to a related story book, and create a sunflower sun catcher craft to take home.

Thursday, October 13 • 4 to 5 p.m.
Amazing Leaves
Students learn about why leaves are so important, and about their life cycle. Why do leaves change color in the fall? Investigate a leaf to see how they “breathe.” In addition to a story book about leaves, kids will play a leaf game and make a leaf lantern craft to take home.

Thursday, October 20 • 4 to 5 p.m.
Fall Fun and Fort Building 
This program introduces STEM concepts. Students will enjoy a seasonal nature story book, then will go on a guided “wondering walk” through the forest. Finally, students will work together with others to build a lean-to structure with natural materials.

Thursday, October 27 • 4 to 5 p.m.
All About Pumpkins 
Kids learn about the many kinds, sizes, shapes—and different colors—of pumpkins. They will play a pumpkin ring toss game, and also the Wandering Pumpkin game. They will take home a recipe for roasting their own pumpkin seeds. In a special craft, kids will create pom-pom pumpkins.

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• Registration for each session must be paid ahead (no refunds for non-attendance).

Inclement Weather: If a session must be postponed due to weather conditions, it will be rescheduled if possible.

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Office Address: 239-B East Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268
Our office is toward the back of the parking lot. There is a mail slot in our door should you arrive when no one is there. Thank you!

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