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Wildwood Park

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April 2019

Free

Art In The Wild 2019 Exhibit

April 13 @ 7:00 am - October 31 @ 7:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Visit naturally inspired trailside creations along Wildwood Park's wandering trails and wetlands. Using mostly natural materials, artists have constructed large and small installations. A map-brochure about the exhibit is available.

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August 2019

Free

Wildwood Photography Contest

August 13 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Now is a great time to visit Wildwood Park, camera in hand, and snap outdoor photos for the upcoming Photo Contest. photographs may be dropped off at the Nature Center starting October 1. Photos must be submitted by Saturday, November 30 at 3:00pm. Review of official contest rules and guidelines for preparing photos at www.wildwoodlake.org or at the nature center.

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Free

Call to Artists – Art In The Wild 2020

August 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Join the fun in making outdoor art in the park! Submit your Art In The Wild idea today. It's easy and free. Go to www.wildwoodlake.org and submit an application by January 21, 2020.

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September 2019

Free

Flower Walk: Goldenrods, Asters, and Other Fall Surprises

September 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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Even with autumn in full swing, there is still an abundance of goldenrods and asters. Many seeds will be present including those of trees and it will be easy to see the different methods of seed dispersal. Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams for this final walk of the season.

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Free

Get In Shape Walk

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Enjoy a self-guided 3-mile walk at Wildwood on level trails. This walk starts at the Nature Center, heads up the Towpath Trail, and returns by the same route, avoiding the hills on the east side of the park. Meet at the Olewine nature Center. Bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of inclement weather.

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$10.00

Brownie Scout Program: Bugs & Hiker

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Explore the world of bugs and discover their important roles in our environment. Scouts will plan and take a short hike while examining insects. Please bring a drink, snack and lunch. Dress for indoor and outdoor activities and wear sneakers or other closed-toed shoes. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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Free

Celebrate Wildwood & Walk for Wildwood

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Its the 20-year anniversary of the Olewine Nature Center! Help us celebrate the park's past. Did you know Wildwood had a zoo at one time? Learn about the history of the park, birds, reptiles and more in the Wildwood Scavenger Hunt where you will visit a variety of education stations. Paint a pumpkin and enjoy other activities for the whole family. Live music and tasty food all day. Come out and watch presentations by the Monkey Man (and his live…

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October 2019

Free

Bird Walk: Fall Migration at Wildwood

October 3 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

October is a good month to see the transition of migrant bird species as they come and go. Join Rick and Peggy Price to look for fall warblers and other songbirds heading south; raptors including Broad-winged and Sharp-shinned Hawks are on the move; and year-round resident birds are still active. Meet in front of the Nature Center at 7:30am.

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Free

Volunteer Work Day

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

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. Go to www.wildwoodlake.org/events to register. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining.

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Free

Tree Identification Walk

October 13 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Join Cara Martinez-Williams for a leisurely walk with a focus on trees. Become familiar with a variety of species around the Nature Center.

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$10.00

Webelos Scout Program: Into The Woods

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

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. Explore growth rings of a tree trunk to tell its life story and learn to identify native trees as we hike the park. Please bring a drink, snack and lunch. Dress for indoor and outdoor activities and wear sneakers or other closed-towed shoes. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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Free

Fall Foliage Hike

October 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Detweiler Park, 1451 Peters Mountain Road
Dauphin, PA 17019 United States
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Take a leisurely hike with a focus on trees. Become familiar with a variety of species and learn why leaves change color. Pre-registration is not required.

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$5.00

Night at the Nature Center

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Take an after-hours walk in the Olewine Nature Center where the exhibit hall critters come to life! Kids will meet these fun talking animals and visit other stations including a campfire to make s'mores, sip apple cider, a craft, and a not so scary Halloween story. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite animal or in a Halloween costume, and don't forget your trick or treat bag! Register for a time slot at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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Free

Preschool Storytime: Fall at Wildwood!

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

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/wildwoodlake.org/events.

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