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Bear Scout Workshop: 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

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 ... read more

Twilight Frog Walk

Harrisburg, PA
It’s a magical time in the marsh. Begin in the Olewine Pavilion where we will learn a little background about frogs of Wildwood. Then we’ll take a walk in the twilight on Wildwood’s boardwalks! As the sun goes down, partic... read more

Flower Walk: Jack in the Pulpits and Other Springs Flowers

Harrisburg, PA
Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams to search for Jack in the Pulpits. Learn the interesting facts about the Jack in the Pulpit.

Educator Workshop: Advanced PA Songbirds

Harrisburg, PA
Discover the many ways birds can be used to engage students in learning about environmental concepts. The workshop begins with a special presentation by Bob Mulvihill of the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. Bob will discuss ... read more

Tiger Boy Scouts Workshop: Tigers in the Wild

Harrisburg, PA
Venture out into the wild to discover the plants and animals that inhabit Wildwood. Learn how to prepare for a hike and examine the principles of “Leave No Trace”. Tigers will learn how to search for signs of animals and i... read more

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... read more

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 walk... read more

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... 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, complete an orienteering course, and practice th... read more

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 explor... read more

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 explor... read more

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.
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Past Events

Flower Walk: Dutchman's Breeches and Trout Lilies

Flower Walk: Dutchman's Breeches and Trout Lilies

Harrisburg, PA
Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams to look for early spring flowers such as Dutchman’s breeches, trout lilies, spring beauties and flowering trees.  Learn interesting facts about these early spring bloomers.
Sunday, April 8 2018 1:30 PM 3:00 PM

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Harrisburg, PA
Come on a Saturday morning walk with volunteer Audrey Zajac to learn about the birds that can be found at Wildwood. The walk will be along the North Boardwalk. Meet at the nature center. Beginners are welcome and binoculars will be available for use.
Saturday, April 7 2018 9:00 AM 11:00 AM

Art In The Wild Lecture by Roy Staab

Art In The Wild Lecture by Roy Staab

Harrisburg, PA
Wildwood Park welcomes professional sculptor/artist Roy Staab of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as judge and lecturer for Art In The Wild 2018. Roy has installed works around the globe and we are thrilled to bring him to Dauphin County! He has been recognized numerous times for his work and most recently ...
Thursday, April 5 2018 7:00 PM 8:00 PM

Blue Moon Hike

Blue Moon Hike

Dauphin, PA
Have you ever heard of or seen a Blue Moon? Does the moon look blue during a Blue Moon? Why will there be no full moon in February this year? Join a Wildwood Naturalist at Detweiler Park to find out the answers to all of these questions and more! Learn about the history and folklore behind the di...
Saturday, March 31 2018 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Art In The Wild:Meet The Artists

Art In The Wild:Meet The Artists

Harrisburg, PA
Art In The Wild artists are busy finishing up final touches to trailside art installations. Take a self-guided three-mile trail walk to meet the artists and observe the inner workings to creating outdoor art.
Saturday, March 31 2018 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Bird Walk: Waterfowl and Early Migrants

Bird Walk: Waterfowl and Early Migrants

Harrisburg, PA
Note: This program was postponed from March 21.Meet at the South Parking Lot at the entrance to the Towpath Trail for this early migration bird walk with volunteers Rick and Peg Price. Expect good diversity of waterfowl and some early songbird migrants.
Wednesday, March 28 2018 8:00 AM 10:00 AM

Junior Girl Scout Workshop: Geocache

Junior Girl Scout Workshop: 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 the day, each scout will make a “make to swap” craft. Dress for the weather. ...
Saturday, March 24 2018 10:00 AM 1:30 PM

CANCELLED! Preschool Storytime: Spring at Wildwood

CANCELLED! 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 joy of books and language to youngsters. Space is limited. Register at www...
Wednesday, March 21 2018 10:00 AM 10:45 AM

Flower Walk: Cold Tolerant Plants

Flower Walk: Cold Tolerant Plants

Harrisburg, PA
Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams to seek out Skunk Cabbage.  On the way to the North Boardwalk, we may see other cold tolerant plants and anything left over from winter.  A few trees should be flowering.
Sunday, March 18 2018 1:30 PM 3:00 PM

Webelo Boy Scout Workshop: Into the Wild

Webelo Boy Scout Workshop: Into the Wild

Harrisburg, PA
Explore the wild and discover the importance of wetland ecosystems. Fish, amphibians, birds, reptiles, mammals, and insects can all be found at Wildwood. Are they predators or prey?  Scouts will improve their wildlife watching, classification, and identification skills, then use these skills on a...
Saturday, March 17 2018 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

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Mailing Address

Wildwood Park 100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg, PA 17110
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