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Wildwood Park

Winter Tree ID

Harrisburg, PA
Join a naturalist for a leisurely walk with a focus on tree identification. Why do some trees keep their leaves and others do not? Learn how to identify trees in winter by looking at their bark, buds, and growth habits. Re... read more

Photography Course 101: Getting the Most out of Your DSLR Camera

Harrisburg, PA
In this one-day hands-on workshop, Charlie Smith of Canon Professional Services will get you up and running fast with the skills you need to get the most from your camera. He'll take you out of "automatic," but won't overl... read more

Volunteer Work Day

Harrisburg, PA
Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves provided. Register your group of six or more. Assume the work day is canceled if it is raining.

Boy and Girl Scout Workshop for Webelos, Juniors and Higher: Leave No Trace

Harrisburg, PA
Leave No Trace is a program designed for students to learn important outdoor skills and wilderness etiquette. Scouts will be able to properly identify trail markers, discuss several ways to minimize their impact on the env... read more

Spring Wreath Workshop

Harrisburg, PA
Decorate a spring wreath out of natural materials. Everything will be supplied to make a wreath with decorations from nature, including cones, nuts and seed pods. Select from a variety of wreath bases including grape vines... read more

Preschool Storytime: Spring at Wildwood!

Harrisburg, PA
Join a Dauphin County Library System Librarian and Wildwood Environmental Educator for a fun story session for children ages 2-5. Stories, songs, rhymes, play, and a take-home craft will introduce Wildwood critters and the... read more

Bears: Fur, Feathers & Ferns

Harrisburg, PA
Why are some animals endangered or extinct? In this adventure scouts will examine the fascinating world of plants and animals and take a hike to search for signs of the fur, feathers, and ferns at Wildwood Park!  Ideas for... read more

Kids Discover: Signs of Spring

Harrisburg, PA
With the arrival of spring comes many interesting weather patterns and changes. Animals and plants begin to awaken from their winter slumber in new and exciting ways. We will learn about these changes, make a craft, and th... read more

Juniors: Geocache

Harrisburg, PA
Discover the excitement of geocaching. During this program, scouts will learn how to use a GPS and explore the basics and etiquette of geocaching. Scouts will then take a geocache adventure through Wildwood. To complete th... read more

Night Lights Hike

Dauphin, PA
Join a park naturalist at Dauphin County’s newest park - Detweiler Park - to hike and learn more about natural night lights!  Learn about these amazing night lights as you observe constellations, stars, and possibly planet... read more

Dr. Seuss Science Series

Harrisburg, PA
Join an Environmental Educator for fun interactive Dr. Seuss story sessions for children ages 4-6. This series will take place over the course of 4 consecutive Wednesdays. These dates include March 27th, April 3rd, April 1... read more

Webelos: Into The Woods

Harrisburg, PA
Did you ever wonder what the woods would be like without trees?  Discover the many wood products we use every day, and the important role trees play in our environment.

Kids Discover: Fish

Harrisburg, PA
The wetlands of wildwood are teeming with life below the surface. Discover and learn about these unique aquatic critters as you observe them up close and personal in the lab. We will spend time inside and along the creekba... read more

Kids Discover: Migratory Birds

Harrisburg, PA
As springtime temperatures warm, many migratory birds return to Wildwood to spend the summer or to pass through on their way farther north. During this program, we will explore the lives of these migrants, make a craft, an... read more

Brownies: Hiker

Harrisburg, PA
Did you know that there are trail symbols you can make with just rocks or sticks to help others stay on the trail or to warn them of danger? During this Wildwood adventure, scouts will learn about hiking safety and take a ... read more

Brownies: Wonderful Water

Harrisburg, PA
Imagine being a drop of water travelling from clouds to creek to animals to stream and to ocean! During this one-day program scouts will explore the water-cycle through hands-on activities and take a short hike to follow a... read more

Wildwood Way Day Camp I

Harrisburg, PA
Children ages 6 to 8 are invited to explore the nature and wildlife at Wildwood Park. They will learn important observation skills that will be used throughout the week. Campers will discover different habitats at Wildwood... read more

Wildwood Way Day Camp II

Harrisburg, PA
Children ages 6 to 8 are invited to explore the nature and wildlife at Wildwood Park. They will learn important observation skills that will be used throughout the week. Campers will discover different habitats at Wildwood... read more

Junior Naturalist Day Camp

Harrisburg, PA
Campers ages 9 and 11 will learn a variety of naturalist and outdoor skills. They will discover what it means to be a naturalist and learn a variety of observation skills they will use on daily wetland hikes. Day campers w... read more

Outdoor Week Day Camp

Harrisburg, PA
Get into the wild! Outdoor enthusiasts ages 12 to 14 will uncover the natural world while learning skills important to survival in the outdoors. They will build debris huts, participate in community science programs, and f... read more

Jumpstart Photography Program for Young Kids - Morning Session

Harrisburg, PA
Does your child have an interest in photography? In this newly designed camp, students ages 7-12 will be loaned a digital camera and explore the operation and functions of the camera, lighting, and composition. Each lesson... read more

Jumpstart Photography Program for Young Kids - Afternoon Session

Harrisburg, PA
Does your child have an interest in photography? In this newly designed camp, students will be loaned a digital camera and explore the operation and functions of the camera, lighting, and composition. Each lesson contains ... read more

Fundamentals of Photography I - Boot Camp

Harrisburg, PA
Beginners will learn to use a DSLR camera in this hands-on nature and wildlife photography workshop at Wildwood Park. Canon camera equipment will be loaned to each student. Space is limited. Registration opens January 3 at... read more
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Past Events

Fly Tying Classes with Doc Fritchey Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Fly Tying Classes with Doc Fritchey Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Harrisburg, PA
The Doc Fritchey Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold a 6-week evening course on introductory fly-tying at the Olewine Nature Center. The class will be conducted on 6 consecutive Thursday evenings beginning on February 21 and ending on March 28. Instructors include experienced members of Trout Un...
Thursday, February 21 2019 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

The Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Harrisburg, PA
The Great Backyard Bird Count is a citizen science program of Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology that relies on people to provide a “snapshot” of bird populations in February. Birders from Appalachian Audubon Society and Audubon Pennsylvania will be on hand to help people of all ages learn m...
Saturday, February 16 2019 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Winter Lecture Series: The World is Our Classroom by Cindy Ross

Winter Lecture Series: The World is Our Classroom by Cindy Ross

Harrisburg, PA
Cindy Ross’s story begins in the Rocky Mountain wilderness on a unique and extraordinary journey: two parents leading their young children 3,100 miles on the backs of llamas. This Canada-Mexico trek illustrated to Cindy and her husband what experiential education can do. Inspired by the experienc...
Tuesday, February 12 2019 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Kids Discover: Animals and Their Tracks

Kids Discover: Animals and Their Tracks

Harrisburg, PA
Join a naturalist to learn the art of tracking. The program starts in the classroom with information on track identification and walking patterns. The group heads outside for a tracking foray to explore park trails in search of a variety of animal tracks. Snow on the ground is helpful but not nec...
Saturday, February 9 2019 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

Kids Discover: Groundhogs

Kids Discover: Groundhogs

Harrisburg, PA
Will Phil see his shadow and announce 6 more weeks of winter? Where do animals spend the winter? Join a naturalist to discover more about groundhogs. A walk will follow, where we will search for signs of other burrowing animals. Ages 5 to 10 and their parents.
Saturday, February 2 2019 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

Preschool Storytime: Winter at Wildwood!

Preschool Storytime: Winter at Wildwood!

Harrisburg, PA
Join a Dauphin County Library System Librarian and Wildwood Environmental Educator for a fun story session for children ages 2-5. Stories, songs, rhymes, play, and a take-home craft will introduce Wildwood critters and the joy of books and language to youngsters. Space is limited.
Wednesday, January 23 2019 10:00 AM 10:45 AM

Cadettes: Night Owl

Cadettes: Night Owl

Harrisburg, PA
Night has captured human imagination since the dawn of time. As day turns to night, scouts will explore Wildwood, discover the myths surrounding stars, and learn about nocturnal animals. Turn out the lights, tune in your senses, and step out into the night! Please dress for indoor and outdoor act...
Saturday, January 19 2019 4:00 PM 8:00 PM

Kids Discover: Winter Insects

Kids Discover: Winter Insects

Harrisburg, PA
Believe it or not, some insects are active through the winter. We will learn how insects survive the frigid temperatures, then go outside and search for these cold-hardy survivors on a walk around the Nature Center. Ages 5 to 10 and their parents. Register here.
Saturday, January 12 2019 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

Art In The Wild Workshop

Art In The Wild Workshop

Harrisburg, PA
To assist Art In The Wild installation proposals, an informal workshop will be held to review the do’s and don’ts of construction/design. This workshop is intended to help participants assemble better proposals by identifying potential problems (such as weak materials) that could jeopardize a pro...
Saturday, December 15 2018 1:30 PM 2:30 PM

Wreath Workshop

Wreath Workshop

Harrisburg, PA
Make an evergreen wreath out of natural materials. Everything will be supplied to make a wreath with decorations from nature, including cones, berries, nuts and seed pods. Participants may bring additional items and ribbon. After constructing a wreath, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while adding so...
Saturday, December 1 2018 9:00 AM 2:30 PM

Wildwood Park

Mailing Address

Wildwood Park 100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg, PA 17110
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