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 trash in addition to a wide array of natural materials. Pre-registration req…
Saturday, September 16 2023 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM
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 occur outside on the West Lawn by the small pavilion closest to the Nature Cen…
Tuesday, August 22 2023 1:00 PM — 2:30 PM
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 Shield. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, September 9 2023 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Design and decorate a fall wreath out of natural materials. Everything will be supplied to make a wreath with decorations from nature, including dried flowers, grasses and seed pods. Participants may bring additional items and ribbon. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, September 9 2023 8:30 AM — 3:15 PM
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, participants can feel free to bring along their own dried blooms or seeds. S…
Thursday, August 24 2023 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
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 along the trail. This program is part of the Park Rx series of programs sponsor…
Sunday, August 20 2023 10:30 AM — 12:00 PM
Join a Naturalist to walk the Greenbelt Connector from Fort Hunter to Wildwood Park. Plan to park along the river at Fort Hunter and meet at Heckton Church. The walk will proceed along the river past several historical and natural sites, concluding at Wildwood Park. Here participants can choose to …
Thursday, September 14 2023 8:30 AM — 10:30 AM
Join local dyer and Art in the Wild participant Carol Reed and explore the world of natural dyes. Participants will create a large cotton gauze scarf dyed brown with black walnut hulls. While the scarf is dyeing each participant will use indigo plants grown by the instructor to dye a silk bandana a…
Thursday, September 7 2023 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
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 seed dispersal. Join volunteer Jane Earle for this final walk of the season to…
Sunday, September 17 2023 1:30 PM — 3:00 PM
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 Highmark Blue Shield. Pre-registration required.
Sunday, September 3 2023 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM