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Upcoming Events

Wildwood Park

Project Feeder Watch

Harrisburg, PA
Stop by the Nature Center, enjoy a warm beverage, and help count the birds. Join a naturalist and help observe, monitor and record the number of bird species that visit feeders throughout the winter months. Project FeederW... 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

Kids Discover: Animal Adaptations

Harrisburg, PA
Do different birds have different types of feathers? What can you learn from examining an animal’s fur, teeth or feet? Answer these questions and more as we look at pelts, skulls, feathers, and other animal artifacts to le... read more

Winter Lecture Series: Spotlight on PA State Species: Eastern Hemlock- Our State Tree

Harrisburg, PA
The Eastern Hemlock was designated as Pennsylvania’s official state tree in 1931. Hemlock trees are important to our environment and provide shelter for many shrubs, birds, and our native brook trout. However, our state tr... 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

Winter Lecture Series: Spotlight on PA State Species: White-tailed Deer- Our State Mammal

Harrisburg, PA
White-tailed Deer, designated as Pennsylvania’s state animal in 1959, have been thriving in our forests for years. However, their populations have recently been threatened by Chronic Wasting Disease which is slowly spreadi... read more

Kids Discover: Owls

Harrisburg, PA
Explore what makes owls unique. Discover how owls can hunt at night and learn identification of different species of owls by listening to their unique night time calls. Become a lab scientist and dissect an owl pellet to l... read more

Winter Lecture Series: Spotlight on PA State Species: Ruffed Grouse- Our State Bird

Harrisburg, PA
The Ruffed Grouse was designated as Pennsylvania’s official state bird in 1931. As populous as grouse once were, their species is currently declining in Pennsylvania. Habitat loss and disease are believed to be causing thi... read more

Fly-tying Classes with Doc Fritchey Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Harrisburg, PA
The Doc Fritchey Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold a 7-week evening course on introductory fly-tying at the Olewine Nature Center for beginners. The class will be conducted on 7 consecutive Thursday evenings beginning o... read more

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 ... read more

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... read more

Winter Lecture Series: Spotlight on PA State Species: Eastern Hellbender- Our State Amphibian

Harrisburg, PA
The Eastern Hellbender became Pennsylvania’s state amphibian in 2019. Members of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s student leadership council and Lycoming College’s Clean Water Institute worked with state legislatures to pas... read more

Boy and Girl Scout - Juniors, Webelos 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

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

Bears: Fur, Feathers, and 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

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

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...
Sat, Nov 30 2019 9:00 AM Sun, Dec 1 2019 2:00 PM

Dr. Seuss Science Series

Dr. Seuss Science Series

Harrisburg, PA
Join an Environmental Educator for fun interactive Dr. Seuss story session for children ages 3-5. Stories, rhymes, and a take-home craft/activity will introduce science through the eyes of Dr. Seuss and the joy of books and language to youngsters. Register for one class or all of them!
Wed, Nov 6 2019 10:00 AM Wed, Nov 27 2019 11:00 AM

Juniors: Animal Habitats

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 improving habitat in their own backyards will be included. Please bring a drink, ...
Saturday, November 16 2019 10:00 AM 1:30 PM

CANCELED Kids Discover: Night Time Wonders

CANCELED Kids Discover: Night Time Wonders

Harrisburg, PA
Soak up the spirit of the night with a guided walk. Daylight savings time has just begun, so the sun will seem to set early. Begin at the Olewine Pavilion by the nature center with a short program to discover unique night-time experiments and games. All ages are welcome to attend this flat, easy ...
Saturday, November 9 2019 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Volunteer Work Day

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.
Sat, Aug 10 2019 10:00 AM Sat, Nov 9 2019 1:00 PM

Preschool StoryTime: Fall at Wildwood

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 joy of books and language to youngsters. Space is limited.
Wednesday, October 30 2019 10:00 AM 10:45 AM

Lower Dauphin Envirothon

Lower Dauphin Envirothon

Harrisburg, PA
Lower Dauphin HS Envirothon Team 9th-11th grade, 20 students ($5/student)
Tuesday, October 29 2019 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Night at the Nature Center

Night at the Nature Center

Harrisburg, PA
Take an after-hours walk in the Olewine Nature Center where 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 cider, a craft, and a not so scary Halloween story.  Kids are encouraged to dress ...
Saturday, October 26 2019 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

Rental

Rental

Harrisburg, PA
Classroom rental for October 20
Sunday, October 20 2019 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Webelos: Into the Woods CANCELED

Webelos: Into the Woods CANCELED

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.  Explore the growth rings of a tree trunk to tell its life story.  Learn to identify native trees as we hike the park and devel...
Saturday, October 19 2019 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Wildwood Park

Mailing Address

Wildwood Park 100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg, PA 17110
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