Focus, learn, and give

Special projects offer volunteers, paid contractors, and funding donors the opportunity to help us accomplish particular initiatives within relatively short time frames. These projects come and go as needed. For example:

Pennsylvania Chesapeake Champions

In partnership with Shippensburg University, The Institute was selected to help implement this multi-state Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education Initiative funded through NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the National Geographic Society. The project provides professional development for middle school teachers in a cooperative educational effort to increase students’ understanding of our watershed and local connections to the Chesapeake Bay. Check out the video—the workshop for teachers conducted at Renfrew Institute on May 18, 2013 was captured by videographer Andrew Gehman.

Wagon Shed Room Floor Project

This project was accomplished in 2014, in partnership with Lowe’s Hero Program and the Woods Company. The newly-created Wagon Shed Room received a beautiful and historically appropriate new floor.

To read all about this special project, see this article that appeared in StreamsideRed Oak Floor project (PDF)

For more information on current and upcoming Special Projects, please contact us.