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Wildwood Park

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

Educator Workshop: WET on the River

Harrisburg, PA
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 instruct... 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.

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
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Past Events

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

CANCELED Tiger Boy Scouts Workshop: Tigers in the Wild

CANCELED 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 identify trees and plants. The program will include a hike to explore the di...
Saturday, May 19 2018 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Educator Workshop: Advanced PA Songbirds

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 how researchers learned that the Louisianna Waterthrush can be used, like a...
Friday, May 18 2018 8:30 AM 3:00 PM

Flower Walk: Jack in the Pulpits and Other Springs Flowers

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.
Sunday, May 13 2018 1:30 PM 3:00 PM

Twilight Frog Walk

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, participants will listen for night sounds and look for frogs and wildlife. All ag...
Saturday, May 5 2018 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Bear Scout Workshop: Fur, Feathers and Ferns

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 a vegetable or herb garden will be included. Please bring an easy snack, d...
Saturday, April 21 2018 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

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

Wildwood Park

Mailing Address

Wildwood Park 100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg, PA 17110
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