Welcome to WITF’s Local Events Calendar!


Loading Events

← Back to Events

Lancaster County Park, Environmental Center

+ Google Map
1 Nature's Way
Lancaster, 17602
717-295-2055

Upcoming Events

March 2019

$3.00

Story, Craft, & Critter: Mammals

March 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Learn about furry creatures through an interactive story reading, then make a craft celebrating mammals. Meet some real live mammals, too, with naturalist Kelsey Frey. Children must have adult helper. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Friday, March 22. $3.00 per child age 3 and up and $1.00 per adult. Ages 3-12

Find out more »
$3.00

Fun and Fascination: Amphibians in Spring

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Fun and Fascination continues into spring with interactive natural history programs for 6 to 10-year-olds. Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel will assist as children learn features of common local amphibians before heading outdoors to search for them in the Fluctuating Pond area. Dress for indoor and outdoor activity and wear shoes that can get muddy. Children under age 6 with adults are welcome if accompanying older siblings. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Tuesday,…

Find out more »
$3.00

Nature Play

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 12, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on April 26, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 10, 2019 at 10:00am

Nature play is a great opportunity for your little one to explore the world around them and engage with kids their own age! Each session Naturalist Kristyn Small will lead an exploration of nature through play, including group activities like parachute games, stories and yoga as well as free-play with natural materials. Parent participation is essential to the success of this program. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Thursday, March 28. $3.00 per…

Find out more »
$5.00

March Winds…Bring Kites!

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Celebrate both the winds of March and the arrival of spring! Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel will assist as participants assemble, personalize, and test-fly simple sled kites. Please register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Thursday, March 28. $2.00 per person and $3.00 per kite. All Ages

Find out more »

April 2019

$4.00

Up-Cycled Flower Planters

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Reduce, reuse, and recycle… and celebrate spring by planting wildflower seeds! Participants will make and decorate planters from upcycled 1-liter plastic soda bottles. Naturalist Ellen Blazer will provide potting soil and wildflower seeds which we will plant together; please bring your own 1-liter plastic soda bottle. Take home your environmentally friendly creation and watch the flowers grow! Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Wednesday, April 3. $2.00 per person and $2.00 per flower…

Find out more »
$2.00

Night Hike

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hiking at night is a completely different experience than hiking during the day. Night hikes offer an opportunity to see nocturnal animals rarely seen during the day as well as discovering a unique sensory experience. Join Naturalist Ann Strauss for a night hike on the Scout Trail close to the Environmental Center. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Thursday, April 4. $2.00 per person. Ages 5 and up

Find out more »
$2.00

Bird Spottin’ at Chickies Rock

April 6 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

The early bird spots the most birds! Come along on a bird spottin’ trek with Naturalist Emily Snyder at Chickies Rock County Park. We’ll learn birding techniques, identification tricks, and a little bit about bird biology. The meeting spot will be at the Chickies Rock County Park Main Overlook Trail parking lot. Program is best suited for ages 10 & up. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Friday, April 5. $2.00 per person.…

Find out more »
$5.00

Harry Potter Day

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Naturalist Rachel Albright for a morning all about Harry Potter! Find out how the mythical series relates to nature: from owls to potions and making our very own wands! We will rotate between lessons, crafts, and activities! Be sure to bring a snack and drink for our break! This program is geared for children. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Friday, April 5. $5.00 per child and $1.00 per adult. Ages 7…

Find out more »
$4.00

Seeds and Sprouts

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Help spread the seeds of wildflowers by making a paper seed bomb and a sponge sprout with Naturalist Rachel Albright! While crafts start to dry, we will take a walk around Central Park to discover what native wildflowers flourish in our woods! Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Friday, April 5. $4.00 per person age 3 and up. All ages

Find out more »
$6.00

Bear Required Adventure: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Bear Scouts can join Naturalist Ann Strauss to work on requirements for the Fur, Feathers and Ferns Adventure Badge. During the program, scouts will complete 5 of the 7 requirements for the badge. Boys attending must be current Bear Cub Scouts. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Friday, April 12. $6.00 per scout and $1.00 per adult. Ages 6-9

Find out more »
$4.00

Bird Feeder Fun

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

It is the perfect time to start hanging up bird feeders outside around your house! What better way to feed the birds than with feeders made from recycled materials. Come and have fun with Naturalist Vanessa Stager as we learn about the birds you could possibly see in your yard and then create your own bird feeder to take home! Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Friday, April 12. $4.00 per person age…

Find out more »
$3.00

Munchkin Science – Habitats

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What is an animal habitat? Kids will learn the answer to this question by joining Naturalist Ann Strauss to go on an exploration of habitats. Participants will learn what makes up a habitat and what a habitat must provide for wildlife to thrive. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Monday, April 15. $3.00 per child age 3 and over and $1.00 per adult. Ages 3-5

Find out more »
$2.00

Edible Spring Wildflowers for Families

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet Naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez at the Environmental Center to experience the wild edible plants of spring. We will take a walk to see and learn about what is sprouting and flowering in the woodlands and backyards of Lancaster County. Bring along an adventurous appetite for learning about and sampling wild, healthy foods. Liability wavers will need to be signed. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Thursday, April 18. $2.00 per person. All…

Find out more »
$2.00

Family Nature Explorers

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you like to be outside? Do you like to explore? Join Naturalist Ann Strauss in celebrating Earth Day with an hour of woodland exploration in Central Park. Our expedition tools will include bug containers, trowels, and butterfly nets as we learn about the wildlife around us. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Thursday, April 18. $2.00 per person. All ages

Find out more »
$2.00

Compost is Happening

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez for a program on composting. We will explore several ways to compost to help you choose the best solution for your location and needs. Learn about the proper mix of browns and greens to make the best black gold possible. Finally learn how to use the wonderful end result of compost. Register online or call (717) 295-2055 to register and prepay by noon on Thursday April 18. $2.00 per person. All ages

Find out more »
+ Export Events