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Visitors Center, Renfrew Park

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1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States

February 2020

Astronomy Program: An Astronomer’s Perspective on Climate Change

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Dr. Lawrence Marschall, Professor of Physics Emeritus, Gettysburg College, discusses what astronomical conditions can affect the climate of a planet. He asks, “How do we know that current climate change is not caused by astronomical changes?” Come to this free program to learn more about this “hot topic.” Night sky viewing after the program, weather permitting. Free. A professor of astronomy and physics for many years, Marschall was a visiting research scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the University…

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March 2020

Telescope Clinic—Learn How to Use Your Telescope!

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Dan Kaminsky of the Tri-State Astronomers checks out a telescope. Presented in partnership with Tri-State Astronomers. This “telescope clinic” is designed to help you learn how to maximize your use of a telescope. If you have a telescope and you’re not sure what to do next, bring it to the telescope clinic for some guidance. Registration is required to reserve consultation time. Free. For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@instituteatrenfrew.org. See our 2020 Adult-Teen Education flier for more…

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Pennsylvania’s Native Americans—Part I of Penn’s Woods Over Time: People and the Forest

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Presented by Roger Swartz, Author, Educator & Historian and Deborah ‘Turtle’ Swartz, Native American Living Historian & Authority An illustrated overview of the history and way of life of Pennsylvania’s Native Americans will be presented. Covering the period from circa 1525 through 1800, the Swartzes will talk about the major groups of Native Americans living in or near Penn’s Woods. Groups include the Iroquois, Shawnee, Susquehannock, and Lanape (Delaware), with discussion of where they were, and when. The contrast between…

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Charcoal Hearths, Collier Huts, and Haul Roads: Traces of the Iron Industry Across South Mountain—Part II of Penn’s Woods Over Time: People and the Forest

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Presented by Andre Weltman, Chairman, Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Andre Weltman will discuss the impact of the iron industry—in terms of ore pits, greenhouse gasses, and labor—plus the largest (and lasting) legacy of ironmaking in our region, its affect on the forests. This impact on the forests affected the way of life for area residents. “Once you know what you’re looking for, you can recognize the shadow of the charcoal iron industry truly everywhere in the Michaux…

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April 2020

Renfrew Rocks! Prehistoric Life of Pennsylvania

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Phacops trilobite fossil In partnership with the Franklin Co. Rock & Mineral Club Presented by geologist Jeri Jones, the program covers life that once lived in Pennsylvania from the ancient seas 541 million years ago, up through the Ice Age ending about 8,000 years ago. Fossils help to tell scientists what our area was like over geologic time. Free. For more information, call 717-762-0373 or email to info@instituteatrenfrew.org. Check out our 2019–2020 Adult-Teen Education flier for more great programs and…

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Gone with the Wind: Kite Power

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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To celebrate 25 years of the Institute at Renfrew’s spring kite fly event, kite masters George and Sam Adams will present a program on kite power. Learn how kites have been used historically—not just for recreation, but to move machines and generate electricity. The Adams brothers will then help guests build their own kite from simple materials like string, dowel rods and a plastic garbage bag. Free, materials provided.

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Recycling: Answers from the Experts!

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Visitors Center, Renfrew Park, 1010 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268 United States
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Raised hands with trash and recycle sign, vector illustration Co-sponsored by Antietam Watershed Association and The Institute at Renfrew. Still confused about what’s recyclable and what isn’t? Local experts address the status of recycling in the Waynesboro area and Franklin County. Panelists include: Washington Township Manager, Jeff Geesaman; Waynesboro Boro Manager, Jason Stains; Franklin County Planning Dept. Director, Steve Thomas; Franklin County Planner, Rochelle Barvinchack; Apple Valley Recycling representative. Submit questions ahead by email or phone (info@instituteatrenfrew.org or 717-762-0373). Free,…

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