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Wildwood Park

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 after… read more

Historical Tree Walk at Fort Hunter

Harrisburg, PA
Join a Naturalist for a leisurely walk around Fort Hunter Park & Mansion. Learn one method for aging a live tree and some historical facts about these large giants. Masks & social distancing required. Pre-registration requir… read more

How-To Plant Your Home Garden Bed

Harrisburg, PA
Join Penn State Extension Master Gardener, Kevin Kelly, for a series of gardening workshops. During this workshop, learn how to start your garden for the summer and some practical planting techniques. Participants will get t… read more

Flower Walk: Jack in the Pulpits and Other Spring Flowers

Harrisburg, PA
Join a Naturalist to search for Jack in the Pulpits. Learn interesting facts about the Jack in the Pulpit and why it could also be known as “Jill in the Pulpit”. Masks & social distancing required. Pre-registration required.

FULL Kids Discover: Insects

Harrisburg, PA
Did you know there are over 900 different species of insects in Pennsylvania? Meet at the North Lot and walk with a naturalist to the meadow to see some of these species up close. Butterfly nets and bug jars will be provided… read more

How-To Soil Test Your Home Garden

Harrisburg, PA
Join Penn State Extension Master Gardener, Kevin Kelly, for a series of gardening workshops. During this workshop, learn how to take your home garden soil test with a few easy steps, and interpret the results. Workshops will… read more

Brownies: Bugs

Harrisburg, PA
Explore the world of bugs and discover their important roles in our environment. Scouts will take a short hike, examine insect habitats and take a closer look at the diverse creatures that make Wildwood their home. Please br… read more

Kids Discover: Herps

Harrisburg, PA
A short walk along the Towpath or Delta Boardwalk reveals a row of turtles basking in the sun, a startled frog leaping into the water or a snake curled up on a log. Frogs, turtles and snakes have many adaptations unique to a… 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. Pre-registration required. Masks &… read more

Tree Identification Walk

Harrisburg, PA
Have you ever taken a walk and wondered what kind of tree you were seeing? Join a Naturalist for a tour of the trees in the park. Learn how to use a tree key by observing leaves, bark, buds, and flowers. See for yourself the… read more

Growing Up WILD Workshop

Harrisburg, PA
Growing Up WILD is a nationally recognized early childhood education curriculum that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Join educators from the P… read more

How-To Add the “WOW Factor” to Your Home Garden

Harrisburg, PA
Join Penn State Extension Master Gardener, Kevin Kelly, for a series of gardening workshops. During this workshop, learn how to add a burst of color, an interesting container or a tropical plant to add excitement to your flo… read more

Flower Walk: Peak of Blooming

Harrisburg, PA
Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams to view fragrant water lilies, yarrow, white beardtongue, blue-eyed grass and common milkweed. Learn how these and other flowers were named and some of their uses by early settlers and N… read more

FULL Nature Explorers Day Camp

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 animals,… read more

Kids Discover: Endangered Species

Harrisburg, PA
Did you know endangered species live right here in Harrisburg? Join a naturalist to explore endangered species that call Pennsylvania home. Discover what is being done to help them recover and get an up-close look at items m… read more

FULL Nature Explorers Day Camp

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 animals,… read more

Bird Walk: Nesting Birds

Harrisburg, PA
This bird walk with volunteers Rick and Peggy Price will begin at the nature center to explore Wildwood Way and the North Boardwalk. Meet at the nature center parking lot. Masks and social distancing required. Space is limit… read more

Kids Discover: Nature Journaling (ages 4-6)

Harrisburg, PA
Nature journaling is an effective and engaging way to grow and foster a child’s curiosity to the natural world. Join a Naturalist for a chance to color or write observations in your very own nature journal. Meet at the North… read more

Kids Discover: Nature Journaling (ages 7-10)

Harrisburg, PA
Nature journaling is an effective and engaging way to grow and foster a child’s curiosity to the natural world. Join a Naturalist for a chance to color or write observations in your very own nature journal. Meet at the North… 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. Pre-registration required. Masks &… read more

Junior Naturalist Day Camp

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 a … read more

Kids Discover: Outdoor Play

Harrisburg, PA
Exchange screen-time for play time this evening. Join a Naturalist at Fort Hunter to discover a variety of creative outdoor games anyone can play at home. Think creatively, move around and most of all have fun! Masks and soc… read more

Sustainable Floristry: A Flower Arranging Workshop

Harrisburg, PA
Having trouble getting your centerpiece flowers to look just right? Interested in learning about the Sustainable Floristry movement? Join Dolores McGee, owner of D McGee Design Studio, LLC for a morning or afternoon of susta… read more

Flower Walk: Still More Blooms

Harrisburg, PA
Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams to search and view joe-pye weed, pokeweed, three species of monarda and two species of jewelweed. Learn how these flowers were named and some of their early and even modern day uses. Mas… read more

FULL Junior Naturalist Day Camp

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 a … 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 teamwork… 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 teamwork… read more

Greenbelt Connector Walk

Harrisburg, PA
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 n… read more

Wild Edibles Program

Harrisburg, PA
Join Debbie Naha (the Wild Edibles Lady) to discover edible plants in our area. Lots of folks do not realize they are surrounded by edibles. From vacant lots to backyards, nature provides an abundance of plants that are huma… read more

Preschool Storytime: Summer at Wildwood!

Harrisburg, PA
Join a Dauphin County Library System Librarian and Wildwood Environmental Educator for a fun outdoor story session for children ages 2-5. Stories, songs, rhymes, play and an activity will introduce Wildwood critters and the … 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. Pre-registration required. Masks &… read more

Natural Tie-Dye

Harrisburg, PA
Bring your own white or lightly colored, prewashed t-shirt to a fun, outdoor natural tie-dye event at Wildwood Park. Meet at the Olewine Pavilion for a chance to learn about natural plant-based dyes. Instruction will be prov… read more

Flower Walk: Heat Tolerant Plants

Harrisburg, PA
Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams 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 ide… read more

Kids Discover: Monarchs

Harrisburg, PA
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 occ… read more
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Past Events

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. Tools and work gloves will be provided. Refreshments will be available. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, May 8 2021 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

FULL Bird Walk: Peak Migration

FULL Bird Walk: Peak Migration

Harrisburg, PA
Meet Rick and Peggy Price at the Nature Center Parking Lot to search for spring migrants. This can be the best walk of the year when it comes to the variety of species seen. Warblers, phoebes, wrens, orioles, other songbirds and raptors are all a possibility. Spring migration will be in full swing!…
Wednesday, May 5 2021 7:30 AM 9:30 AM

FULL Juniors: Geocache

FULL Juniors: Geocache

Harrisburg, PA
Discover the excitement of geocaching! During this program, scouts will learn how to use a GPS and explore the basics, as well as the etiquette, of geocaching. Scouts will take a geocache adventure through Wildwood. To complete the day, scout will create a “make to swap” craft. Please bring a snack…
Saturday, May 1 2021 10:00 AM 1:30 PM

FULL Spring Flower Walk

FULL Spring Flower Walk

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. Masks and social distancing required. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.
Sunday, April 18 2021 1:30 PM 3:00 PM

FULL Cadettes: Outdoor Art

FULL Cadettes: Outdoor Art

Harrisburg, PA
Each year Wildwood Park hosts artists who create outdoor trailside art. Examine these Art In The Wild installations, meet an artist, take a hike for inspiration and create your own outdoor art. This will fulfill most, if not all, requirements for your badge. Please bring a snack, drink and lunch. D…
Saturday, April 17 2021 10:00 AM 2:00 PM

FULL Fort Hunter Conservancy Hike

FULL Fort Hunter Conservancy Hike

Harrisburg, PA
Join a Wildwood Naturalist for a strenuous hike at the 153-acre, Fort Hunter Conservancy. Hike through the woods and meadows, stopping at the top the mountain to enjoy the view. Please bring water, a snack and proper footwear as the last section of trail is very steep and has lots of loose rock. Ma…
Tuesday, April 13 2021 2:00 PM 4:00 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. Tools and work gloves will be provided. Refreshments will be available. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, April 10 2021 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Skunk Cabbage Walk

Skunk Cabbage Walk

Harrisburg, PA
Join a Naturalist for a short walk on the North Boardwalk to observe Skunk Cabbage. Skunk Cabbage is one of the first flowering plants to emerge after the winter cold. Learn about what makes this particular plant so unique. Masks & social distancing required. Pre-registration required.  Part of th…
Tuesday, April 6 2021 2:30 PM 3:30 PM

FULL Kids Discover: Birds and Their Nests

FULL Kids Discover: Birds and Their Nests

Harrisburg, PA
Have you ever looked closely at a bird’s nest? They are made up of all kinds of different materials, from mud to twigs. In fact, each species of bird makes a unique nest! Join a naturalist for this hands-on program where kids will get to examine nests, search for nests in the Park and make their ow…
Friday, April 2 2021 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

CANCELED Nature Journaling

CANCELED Nature Journaling

Harrisburg, PA
Nature journaling is an effective and engaging way to grow your connection with the outdoors. Join Linda Walker, a Wildwood Park volunteer educator, as she leads you through creating your very own nature journal. A brief introduction and instruction will occur indoors, followed by a short walk to p…
Tuesday, March 30 2021 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Wildwood Park

Mailing Address

Wildwood Park 100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg, PA 17110
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