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Wildwood Park

Kids Discover: Winter Insects

Harrisburg, PA
Believe it or not, some insects are active through the winter. We will learn how insects survive the frigid temperatures, then go outside and search for these cold-hardy survivors on a walk around the Nature Center. Ages 5... 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

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:The Role of Nesting Ecology in Conservation of Common Snapping Turtle at Wildwood by Dr. Walter Meshaka Jr

Harrisburg, PA
Dr. Walter Meshaka, Jr. is Senior Curator of Zoology and Botany at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. He will discuss the role that basic field ecology has played in the conservation of the Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra ... read more

Kids Discover: Groundhogs

Harrisburg, PA
Will Phil see his shadow and announce 6 more weeks of winter? Where do animals spend the winter? Join a naturalist to discover more about groundhogs. A walk will follow, where we will search for signs of other burrowing an... read more

Kids Discover: Animals and Their Tracks

Harrisburg, PA
Join a naturalist to learn the art of tracking. The program starts in the classroom with information on track identification and walking patterns. The group heads outside for a tracking foray to explore park trails in sear... read more

Winter Lecture Series: The World is Our Classroom by Cindy Ross

Harrisburg, PA
Cindy Ross’s story begins in the Rocky Mountain wilderness on a unique and extraordinary journey: two parents leading their young children 3,100 miles on the backs of llamas. This Canada-Mexico trek illustrated to Cindy an... read more

The 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

Webloes Scout Program: Into the Wild

Harrisburg, PA
Explore the wild and discover the importance of wetlands-even in the winter! A diverse community of wildlife live in Wildwood. How do they survive the winter?  Scouts will improve wildlife watching, classification and iden... read more

Fly Tying Classes with Doc Fritchey Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Harrisburg, PA
The Doc Fritchey Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold a 6-week evening course on introductory fly-tying at the Olewine Nature Center. The class will be conducted on 6 consecutive Thursday evenings beginning on February 21 ... read more

Winter Tree ID

Harrisburg, PA
Join a naturalist for a leisurely walk with a focus on tree identification. Why do some trees keep their leaves and others do not? Learn how to identify trees in winter by looking at their bark, buds, and growth habits. Re... read more

Winter Lecture Series: Wellness in Your Woods by Suzann Schiemer

Harrisburg, PA
Do you enjoy the aromas of the woods? Do you feel awe at the sight of a beautiful natural vista? Do you experience a sense of calm by the sound of songbirds in the early morning? If so, you might be supporting your persona... read more

Photography Course 101: Getting the Most out of Your DSLR Camera

Harrisburg, PA
In this one-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

Boy and Girl Scout Workshop for Webelos, Juniors 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

Bears: Fur, Feathers & 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

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

Webelos: Into The Woods

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.

Brownies: Hiker

Harrisburg, PA
Did you know that there are trail symbols you can make with just rocks or sticks to help others stay on the trail or to warn them of danger? During this Wildwood adventure, scouts will learn about hiking safety and take a ... 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

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 15 2018 1:30 PM 2:30 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...
Saturday, December 1 2018 9:00 AM 2:30 PM

Project FeederWatch

Project FeederWatch

Harrisburg, PA
Stop by the Nature Center, enjoy a warm beverage, and help count the birds. A naturalist will discuss how you can participate in Project FeederWatch. Participants will observe, monitor and record the number bird species that visit feeders throughout the winter months. Project FeederWatch is an on...
Friday, November 23 2018 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

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 17 2018 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Kids Discover: Nocturnal Animals

Kids Discover: Nocturnal Animals

Harrisburg, PA
Soak up the spirit of the night with a guided walk on the North Boardwalk. Daylight savings time has just begun, so the sun will seem to set early. Begin in the Olewine Pavilion by the nature center with a short program to discover nocturnal animals. All ages are welcome to attend this flat, easy...
Saturday, November 10 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Beginners' Guide to Close-up and Macro Photography

Beginners' Guide to Close-up and Macro Photography

Harrisburg, PA
Many photographers today want to know how to take macro pictures, thanks to a growing number of beautiful online images of small plants, animals, abstracts, and insects. Macro photography is not always easy, especially for beginners, but it is one of the most rewarding genres of photography. Do y...
Saturday, November 3 2018 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Tigers Scout Program: My Tiger Jungle

Tigers Scout Program: My Tiger Jungle

Harrisburg, PA
Take an adventure into the park to discover the plants and animals that live in Wildwood’s wetland and forest habitats.   A hike will provide the opportunity to see many different plants and animals.  Then, use a magnifying glass to get a closer look at a smaller, mini-habitat. What animals and p...
Saturday, November 3 2018 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Beginners' Guide to DSLR Cameras

Beginners' Guide to DSLR Cameras

Harrisburg, PA
If you’ve outgrown your point-and-shoot or are no longer satisfied with the snaps you get from your smartphone, this workshop will help you find the camera that fits your needs. This class will also introduce basic photography concepts and cover: intro to the creative triangle; photography genres...
Saturday, November 3 2018 9:00 AM 11:30 AM

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 ages 3 and up will meet these fun talking animals and visit other fun stations including a campfire to make s’mores and sip apple cider; a craft; and a not so scary halloween story. Kids are ...
Saturday, October 27 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 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 24 2018 10:00 AM 10:45 AM

Wildwood Park

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Wildwood Park 100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg, PA 17110
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