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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

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: 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

Spring Wreath Workshop

Harrisburg, PA
Decorate a spring wreath out of natural materials. Everything will be supplied to make a wreath with decorations from nature, including flowers, cones, nuts and seed pods. Select from a variety of wreath bases including gr... read more

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. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining. Registration is required for gro... read more

Fundamentals of Photography I (March 21 & 28)

Harrisburg, PA
In this two-day hands-on workshop, Charlie Smith of Canon Professional Services will get you up and running fast with the skills you need to get the most from your camera. He'll take you out of "automatic," but won't overl... 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

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 ... 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

Kids Discover: Flowers & Pollinators

Harrisburg, PA
Flowers bloom at all times of the year, even when there is still snow on the ground! Join a naturalist and learn how flowers are essential, how skunk cabbage melts snow, and other amazing pollinator facts. At the end of th... read more

Clean Up Your Earth Day

Harrisburg, PA
Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves provided. Registration is required for groups of six or more. Assume the work day is cancelle... read more

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. Registration is required for groups of six or more. Assume the work day is cancelle... read more

Sign Design Workshop

Harrisburg, PA
Design a decorative wooden sign. Everything needed for each participant to create their own nature-themed sign will be provided. Select from two different style boards. This do-it-yourself project is great for a girl’s aft... read more

Kids Discover: Butterflies & Moths

Harrisburg, PA
What is the difference between a butterfly and a moth? Where do they go in the winter? Learn the answers to these questions plus much more while exploring the life cycle, anatomy and different species of butterflies and mo... 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

WILD About Pollinators Educator Workshop

Harrisburg, PA
Pollinating insects are vital to our survival!  Join educators from the PA Game Commission, DCNR State Parks and Wildwood Park for a fun, interactive and educational workshop on pollinators. Discover the many species of po... read more

Nature Explorers

Harrisburg, PA
Children ages 6 to 8 will learn about animal adaptations, use binoculars on nature walks, explore a creek, and enjoy live animal demonstrations. Each day we will explore a new trail, get to know our local plants and animal... read more

Junior Naturalist Day Camp I

Harrisburg, PA
Campers ages 9 to 11 will learn a variety of naturalist and outdoor skills. They will use those skills to explore different habitats while hiking, using binoculars, and canoeing on Wildwood Lake. Learn what it means to be ... read more

Junior Naturalist Day Camp II

Harrisburg, PA
Campers ages 9 to 11 will learn a variety of naturalist and outdoor skills. They will use those skills to explore different habitats while hiking, using binoculars, and canoeing on Wildwood Lake. Learn what it means to be ... read more

JumpStart Photography for Kids (ages 7-12)

Harrisburg, PA
Students will be loaned a digital camera to explore the operation and functions of the camera, lighting, and composition. Lead by a Canon professional, this mostly indoor class will provide a great base for jumping into pr... read more

Outdoor Week Day Camp

Harrisburg, PA
If you like to get outside, this is the camp for you! Outdoor enthusiasts ages 12 to 14 will discover the natural world while learning skills like shelter building, fishing, and wild edibles. Learn the importance of teamwo... read more

Photo Boot Camp: Fundamentals of Photography (ages 13-17)

Harrisburg, PA
If your teen is interested in learning the basics of photography and is between the ages of 13-17, this camp may be for them. This is a mostly indoor lecture-based, instructional and educational program where students will... read more
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Past Events

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

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 tree is currently under attack by an invasive insect, the hemlock woolly adel...
Tuesday, January 14 2020 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Kids Discover: Animal Adaptations

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 learn how animals are uniquely adapted to habitats. Space is limited.
Saturday, January 11 2020 1:30 PM 3:00 PM

Art In The Wild Workshop

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 identifying potential problems (such as weak materials) that could jeopardize a pro...
Saturday, December 14 2019 1:30 PM 3:00 PM

Project Feeder Watch

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 FeederWatch is an ongoing research project sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornitho...
Saturday, December 7 2019 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

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

Wildwood Park

Mailing Address

Wildwood Park 100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg, PA 17110
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