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Wildwood Park

FULL Outdoor Week Day Camp

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Outdoor enthusiasts ages 12 to 14 will spend the week outdoors exploring the natural world and learning basic wilderness survival skills. Discover the importance of teamwork while working together to build insect hotels, she… read more

FULL Little Sprouts Day Camp 1

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Sprouts ages 4 and 5 will discover nature through hands-on activities. Spend the day exploring the outdoors through discovery and sensory walks, stories, crafts and much more. Learn about the different plants and animals tha… read more

FULL Little Sprouts Day Camp 2

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Sprouts ages 4 and 5 will discover nature through hands-on activities. Spend the day exploring the outdoors through discovery and sensory walks, stories, crafts and much more. Learn about the different plants and animals tha… read more

Pound the Colors of Wildwood into Cloth

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Design a unique cotton pillow cover (18” x 18”) using flowers and leaves from Wildwood Park. Natural dyer Carol Reed will lead participants on a short walk to forage plant material at the Park before returning to the Olewine… read more

Aquatic Wild Educator Workshop

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Water covers over 70% of the Earth! In our state alone, there are over 86,000 miles of streams and rivers! Join educators from Wildwood Park and DCNR- PA State Parks to explore water habitats from wetlands and streams to oce… read more

Kids Discover: Biomimicry (Ages 8-12)

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Did you ever wonder how people think of ideas for inventions, like helicopters or wind turbines? Many ideas- and even designs- come from nature! During this program we will explore the connections between nature and inventio… read more

Volunteer Work Day - Park Rx

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves provided. This program is part of the Dauphin County Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Hi… read more

Intro to Nature Sketching

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Do nature journal drawing skills always seem just a bit out of reach for you? Have you always wanted to try your hand at nature sketching? Join a Naturalist for an introductory look into nature sketching. This workshop is de… read more

Wild Recipes: Summer Foraging in Your Backyard

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Curious about edible plants and how to utilize them to create yummy summer recipes? Join Naturalists at Wildwood Park to learn how to make a refreshing drink, a healthy salad and a sweet treat. Samples of each edible treat w… read more

Creature Feature: Lifecycle of a Butterfly (Ages 4-6)

Harrisburg, PA EDT
A butterfly life cycle lesson brought to you by the letter J! Come meet a few kings and queens of the garden. Children will enjoy a story, a craft or hands-on activity, and a short outdoor discovery walk. Registrants must be… read more

Flower Walk: Heat Tolerant Plants - Park Rx

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join volunteer Jane Earle to see some of the wetland plants, such as American lotus and the rose mallows, along the North Boardwalk.  Common ragweed, responsible for a great deal of allergic response, will be identified alon… read more

Kids Discover: Monarchs (Ages 5-10)

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Monarch butterflies are some of the most widely studied insects in the entire world. Join a Naturalist for a chance to see these amazing insects up close and personal in three of their prominent life stages. Program will occ… read more

FULL Preschool Storytime: Summer at Wildwood!

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

Dried Flower Art

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join a Naturalist for an evening of dried and pressed flower arranging. Choose from a variety of blooms to create your own personalized layout inside an 8 inch by 8 inch shadow box. All materials will be provided; however, p… read more

Natural Potpourri Workshop

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join us and discover the art of natural potpourri making, designed for all skill levels. Dive into the world of fragrances as you learn to blend dried flowers, herbs and essential oils to create your own unique mix to take h… read more

Sunday Evening Bird Walk - Park Rx

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join Volunteers Rick and Peggy Price for this early September evening walk. The walk will begin at the South Lot and continue down the Towpath Trail. This program is part of the Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highma… read more

Walk and Talk with a Master Gardener - Wildwood Park - Park Rx

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join Penn State Master Gardeners for a leisurely one-hour walk to learn about some of the many perennials, shrubs, and trees in the Park. Gather inspiration for your garden and gain unique information about this local Park, … read more

Volunteer Work Day - Park Rx

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves provided. This program is part of the Dauphin County Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Hi… read more

Upcycled Crafts (Ages 5 and up)

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Children ages 5 and up are invited for a day of upcycled crafting! Everything but the creativity will be supplied to make a unique creation using recycled and repurposed materials that would normally have been discarded as t… read more

Flower Walk: Goldenrods, Asters, and Other Fall Surprises - Park Rx

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Even with autumn in full swing, there is still an abundance of goldenrods and asters and maybe even a few surprises. Many seeds will be present including those of trees and it will be easy to see the different methods of see… read more

Campfire S'mores and Stories

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Experience the magic of Wildwood Park at night. Make s’mores and listen to stories while cozied up around a campfire. As a group, we will build our own round robin story. Meet in the grass outside the Nature Center. Dress fo… read more

Sustainable Floristry: A Different Approach

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join Dolores, the owner of D McGee Design Studio for some floral fun! Discover the secrets to creating lovely containers and floral designs from foraged materials. The container you will make can be used for any reason or se… read more

Kids Discover: Camouflage (Ages 5-10)

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Look closely or you might miss it! Camouflage is a fascinating adaptation that helps wild species stay safe from predators or look for prey… while hiding in plain sight! Join a Naturalist to discover the shapes, sizes and co… read more

Bird Walk: Fall Migration at Wildwood - Park Rx

Harrisburg, PA EDT
October is a good month to see the transition of migrant bird species as they come and go. Join Rick and Peggy Price to look for fall warblers and other songbirds heading south; raptors including Broad-winged and Sharp-shinn… read more

Preschool Storytime: Fall at Wildwood

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

Volunteer Work Day - Park Rx

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves provided. This program is part of the Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shi… read more

Kids Discover: Leaves (Ages 4-6)

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Autumn is a beautiful time of year as leaves fall and change color all around us. Have you ever wondered why this happens? Join a Naturalist for leaf exploration and become a leaf detective to track down the parent tree. Use… read more

Night at the Nature Center

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Take an after-hours walk through the Olewine Nature Center and watch the Exhibit Hall critters come to life! Kids will meet these fun talking animals and visit other stations including a campfire to make s’mores, sip apple c… read more

Boy Scouts Wolves: Paws on the Path

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Before Wolves can put their paws on the path they must first learn how to prepare for a hike. In this adventure find out what equipment and skills are essential to take along on a hike and examine the role of “Leave No Trace… read more

Kids Discover: Arachnids (Ages 5-10)

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Are spiders insects?... No way! They have 8 legs and are members of the class arachnid which includes: scorpions, ticks, tarantulas and mites. Join a Naturalist to learn about their unique defenses, their variety of sizes an… read more

Tree Identification Walk

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join Cara Martinez-Williams for a leisurely walk with a focus on trees. Become familiar with a variety of species around the Nature Center while enjoying fall foliage. This program is part of the Park Rx series of programs s… read more

Persimmon Walk - Park Rx

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Fall fruits are not just a favorite of squirrels and chipmunks! There are a few humans can enjoy as well. Take a walk with a Naturalist along the Towpath Trail to view and taste these curious fall fruits known as persimmons.… read more

Cat In The Hat Learning Series

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join an Environmental Educator for fun interactive story session for children ages 3-5. Stories, rhymes, and a craft/activity will introduce science through the eyes of the Cat In The Hat. Classes are offered during 3 consec… read more

Volunteer Work Day - Park Rx

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves provided. This program is part of the Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shi… read more

Wooden Bouquets to Brighten your Day

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join The Merry Woodsman, a local artist and woodworker for a workshop to create a wooden “bouquet.” Each participant will create their own arrangement, combining wooden pieces both milled and foraged. Use the many native tre… read more

Waterfowl Walk - Park Rx

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Join Volunteers Rick and Peggy Price to search for migrating waterfowl along the Towpath Trail. There may be other migratory birds such as Winter Wrens and Rusty Blackbirds. Meet at the Middle Parking Lot. This program is pa… read more

Girl Scout Juniors: Animal Habitats

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Animals live all around us, but each species has survival requirements connecting them to a habitat! In this hands-on program, scouts will discover wild animals’ needs and adaptations; explore the wetland and forest habitats… read more

National Take a Hike Day - Park Rx

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Grab your hiking boots, family and friends – it’s National Take a Hike Day! Get outdoors for some fresh air, scenery and exercise. Take a hike with a Naturalist or at your own pace on various terrain exploring the trails and… read more

Wild Recipes: Fall Foraging in your Backyard

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Curious about edible plants and how to utilize them to create yummy fall recipes? Join Naturalists at Wildwood Park to learn how to cook with a variety of fall fruits and nuts. Samples of each edible treat will be provided. … read more

Kids Discover: Turkey Talk (Ages 2-5)

Harrisburg, PA EDT
It’s that time of year! Bring your littles for a morning session with a Naturalist at Wildwood Park. Learn all about Wild Turkeys and what makes these colorful birds unique. Program will include crafts and a story. Registran… read more

Girl Scout Cadettes: Night Owl

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Night has captured human imagination since the dawn of time. Join us as day turns to night to fulfill requirements for the Cadette Night Owl badge. Scouts will explore Wildwood, discover the myths of the stars and moon and l… read more

Natural Ornaments

Harrisburg, PA EDT
Children and adults are invited to make holiday ornaments using pinecones, milkweed pods and other natural materials. Everything but creativity will be supplied to make works of art to decorate for the holidays. Pre-registra… read more
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Past Events

Creature Feature: Lifecycle of a Luna Moth (Ages 4-6)

Creature Feature: Lifecycle of a Luna Moth (Ages 4-6)

Harrisburg, PA
Come meet one of the largest moths in North America! Join a Naturalist to investigate the life cycle and adaptations of the beautiful luna moth. Children will enjoy a story, a craft or hands-on activity, and a short outdoor discovery walk. Registrants must be accompanied by a chaperone for the dura…
Saturday, July 20 2024 10:00 AM 11:00 AM

FULL Junior Naturalist Day Camp Week 2

FULL Junior Naturalist Day Camp Week 2

Harrisburg, PA
Campers ages 9 to 11 who are interested in discovering the outdoors will spend the week learning more about species identification and natural history. Hands-on activities will explore life beneath water, amphibians, reptiles, birds and insects. Discover new habitats while visiting Detweiler Park a…
Mon, Jul 15 2024 9:00 AM Fri, Jul 19 2024 3:00 PM

FULL Forest Bathing- Nature Based Mindfulness Walks 2024 - Park RX

FULL Forest Bathing- Nature Based Mindfulness Walks 2024 - Park RX

Harrisburg, PA
On this slow-paced walk, you will be invited to experience your breathing, senses, and the natural environment at various locations throughout Wildwood Park. Participants should be able to walk about 1- 1.5 miles on paved, gravel, and wood plank trails with some elevation gain. The program conclude…
Sat, Apr 20 2024 10:00 AM Sat, Jul 13 2024 10:30 AM

Tree Identification Walk - Park Rx

Tree Identification Walk - Park Rx

Harrisburg, PA
This program has been canceled.  Check explorewildwoodpark.org for more tree walks this fall.Join Cara Martinez-Williams for a leisurely walk with a focus on trees. Become familiar with a variety of species around the Nature Center while their full leaf out in summer. This program is part of the Da…
Sunday, July 14 2024 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

Volunteer Work Day - Park Rx

Volunteer Work Day - Park Rx

Harrisburg, PA
Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves provided. This program is part of the Dauphin County Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, July 13 2024 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

FULL East Shore Trail Hike - Park Rx

FULL East Shore Trail Hike - Park Rx

Harrisburg, PA
Enjoy a two-mile hike on the East Shore Trail led by a Naturalist. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy hiking shoes. All ages are welcome. This program is part of the Dauphin County Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.
Sunday, June 30 2024 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Kids Discover: PA State Species (Ages 5-10)

Kids Discover: PA State Species (Ages 5-10)

Harrisburg, PA
Can you name our PA state species? Did you know we have a state amphibian? Join a Naturalist for a fun morning of exploration and learning. Participants will get to explore animal artifacts while learning interesting facts about them. Registrations must be accompanied by a chaperone for the duratio…
Saturday, July 6 2024 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

Flower Walk: Still More Blooms - Park Rx

Flower Walk: Still More Blooms - Park Rx

Harrisburg, PA
Join volunteer Jane Earle to search and view joe-pye weed, pokeweed, three species of monarda and two species of jewelweed. Learn how these flowers were named and some of their early and even modern day uses. This program is part of the Dauphin County Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highmar…
Sunday, July 21 2024 10:30 AM 12:00 PM

FULL Nature Explorers Day Camp Week 2

FULL Nature Explorers Day Camp Week 2

Harrisburg, PA
Children ages 6 to 8 will learn about animal adaptations, explore aquatic life in Paxton Creek and enjoy a live animal presentation. Each day will focus on a new, fun topic about our local plants and animals and include nature themed activities and crafts. Please register for only one week. Registr…
Mon, Jul 8 2024 9:00 AM Fri, Jul 12 2024 3:00 PM

CANCELED - Kids Discover: Pollinators (Ages 5-10)

CANCELED - Kids Discover: Pollinators (Ages 5-10)

Harrisburg, PA
Do you like flowers, apples or cake? These all rely on pollinators! Join a Naturalist to discover the many different species that are pollinators and examine their important role in the environment, for wildlife, plants and people. Become a detective and explore the flowers around Wildwood Park to …
Saturday, July 13 2024 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

Wildwood Park

Mailing Address

Wildwood Park 100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg, PA 17110
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