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Wildwood Park

Reptiles!

Harrisburg, PA
ZooAmerica will provide an indoor live animal show on Pennsylvania’s native reptiles (plus an alligator) from 10-10:45 a.m.  Afterwards, enjoy a guided walk on the Towpath Trail to see and learn about the turtles of Wildwood.

Preschool Storytime: Summer 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

Kids Discover: Insects

Harrisburg, PA
A naturalist will lead an outdoor hike for children with lessons and activities about insects. Starting at the North Parking Lot, we will hike ¾ mile over the hills to the meadow, where we will net and observe insects. Aft... read more

Brownie Scout Program: Bugs

Harrisburg, PA
Explore the world of insects and discover their important roles in our environment. Scouts will examine insect habitats while on a short hike and take a closer look at these amazing creatures by catching and identifying bu... read more

Wild Edibles Program with Debra Naha

Harrisburg, PA
Join Debbie Naha (the Wild Edibles Lady) to discover the edible plants of our area.

Multi-Level Girl Scout Program: Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes & Seniors: Outdoor Art Badges

Harrisburg, PA
Each year Wildwood Park hosts artists who create art in the wild. Examine Art in the Wild pieces, meet an artist, take a hike for inspiration, then create your own art to help fulfill requirements for the appropriate badge... read more

Wolves Scout Program: Paws on the Path

Harrisburg, PA
Before Wolves can put their paws on the path they must be prepared.   Determine the skills needed for hiking and the essential items to pack for short and long hikes. Then,we will take a hike and discover the birds and ins... read more

Preschool Storytime: Fall 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

Beginners' Guide to DSLR Camers

Harrisburg, PA
If you’ve outgrown your point-and-shoot or are no longer satisfied with the snaps you get from your smartphone, this workshop will help you find the camera that fits your needs. This class will also introduce basic photogr... read more

Tigers Scout Program: My Tiger Jungle

Harrisburg, PA
Take an adventure into the park to discover the plants and animals that live in Wildwood’s wetland and forest habitats.   A hike will provide the opportunity to see many different plants and animals.  Then, use a magnifyin... read more

Beginners' Guide to Close-up and Macro Photography

Harrisburg, PA
Many photographers today want to know how to take macro pictures, thanks to a growing number of beautiful online images of small plants, animals, abstracts, and insects. Macro photography is not always easy, especially for... read more

Kids Discover: Nocturnal Animals

Harrisburg, PA
Soak up the spirit of the night with a guided walk on the North Boardwalk. Daylight savings time has just begun, so the sun will seem to set early. Begin in the Olewine Pavilion by the nature center with a short program to... read more

Juniors: Animal Habitats

Harrisburg, PA
During this program, scouts will discover the diverse wildlife of Wildwood Park while exploring their habitats. Scouts will also examine endangered habitats and brainstorm ways to conserve them. A craft and tips for improv... read more

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... read more

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 identify... read more

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 s... read more

Webloes Scout Program: Into the Wild

Harrisburg, PA
Explore the wild and discover the importance of wetlands-even in the winter! A diverse community of wildlife live in Wildwood. How do they survive the winter?  Scouts will improve wildlife watching, classification and iden... read more

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

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

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

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.

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
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Past Events

Educator Workshop: Project WET in the Wetland

Educator Workshop: Project WET in the Wetland

Harrisburg, PA
Educator Workshop: WET in the Wetlands at Wildwood Park Friday, August 10, 2018 8:30 am – 3: 30 pm Join facilitators from DCNR and Wildwood Park for an exciting educator workshop at Wildwood Lake and the surrounding wetlands. This workshop will focus on water and watershed activities from Proj...
Friday, August 10 2018 8:30 AM 3:30 PM

Fundamentals of Photography I - Boot Camp

Fundamentals of Photography I - Boot Camp

Harrisburg, PA
Fundamentals of Photography l is the perfect 5-day introductory course for teens (ages 13-17), with a serious interest in photography looking to take better photos. Here’s an opportunity to gain knowledge in nature and wildlife photography, beginning with the basics of picture-taking using digit...
Mon, Jul 30 2018 9:00 AM Fri, Aug 3 2018 3:00 PM

Educator Workshop: WET on the River

Educator Workshop: WET on the River

Harrisburg, PA
PROGRAM FULL - EMAIL jwebster@dauphinc.org TO BE ADDED TO A WAITING LIST.Join facilitators from DCNR and Wildwood Park for an exciting educator workshop on the Susquehanna River. This workshop will focus on river and watershed activities from Project WET. Canoes, paddles, PFD’s, paddle instructio...
Thursday, July 26 2018 8:30 AM 3:30 PM

Jumpstart Photography Program for Young Kids - Afternoon Session

Jumpstart Photography Program for Young Kids - Afternoon Session

Harrisburg, PA
This five half-day workshop jumpstarts younger kids (ages 7-12) to experience the wonders of photography. This class is 30% theory and 70% practice picture taking.  Each student will be loaned a digital camera while exploring the operation and functions of the camera, lighting, and composition.  ...
Mon, Jul 23 2018 1:00 PM Fri, Jul 27 2018 3:30 PM

Jumpstart Photography Program for Young Kids - Morning Session

Jumpstart Photography Program for Young Kids - Morning Session

Harrisburg, PA
This five half-day workshop jumpstarts younger kids (ages 7-12) to experience the wonders of photography. This class is 30% theory and 70% practice picture taking.  Each student will be loaned a digital camera while exploring the operation and functions of the camera, lighting, and composition.  ...
Mon, Jul 23 2018 9:00 AM Fri, Jul 27 2018 11:30 AM

Outdoor Week Day Camp

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, complete an orienteering course, and practice the skill of knot tying. Campers will dive into the water by learning about w...
Mon, Jul 16 2018 9:00 AM Fri, Jul 20 2018 3:00 PM

Junior Naturalist Day Camp

Junior Naturalist Day Camp

Harrisburg, PA
Campers ages 9 to 11 will learn a variety of naturalist and outdoor skills. They will discover what it means to be a naturalist and create a watercolor journal to use throughout the week. Day campers will canoe on Wildwood Lake and explore a stream to look for aquatic insects. They will also inve...
Mon, Jul 9 2018 9:00 AM Fri, Jul 13 2018 3:00 PM

Wildwood Way Day Camp

Wildwood Way Day Camp

Harrisburg, PA
Children ages 6 to 8 are invited to explore nature and diverse wildlife at Wildwood Park. They will learn about animal adaptations from how snakes hear to why birds have gizzards. Campers will use binoculars on nature walks; explore wetland, forest, and meadow habitats; and enjoy live animal demo...
Mon, Jun 25 2018 9:00 AM Fri, Jun 29 2018 3:00 PM

Brownie Scout Workshop: Wonderful Water

Brownie Scout Workshop: 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 stream as it flows into Wildwood’s wetland.  Scouts will become biologists...
Sat, Jun 2 2018 10:00 AM Sat, Jun 9 2018 1:30 PM

Detweiler Park Hike

Detweiler Park Hike

Dauphin, PA
Check out Dauphin County’s newest and largest Nature Park! Dauphin County’s Parks and Recreation Director will lead the hike on the woodsy dirt trails. Meet at the park trailhead located at the Dauphin County Conservation District parking lot at 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA 17018. Earn ...
Sat, Apr 28 2018 10:00 AM Sat, May 19 2018 11:00 AM

Wildwood Park

Mailing Address

Wildwood Park 100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg, PA 17110
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