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Wildwood Park

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100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
717-221-0292 www.wildwoodlake.org

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August 2017
Free

Wildwood Photography Contest

August 16 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 3:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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Now is a great time to visit Wildwood Park, camera in hand, snap outdoor photos for the upcoming Photo Contest. This year, the Towpath Trail has been a hotspot for wildlife photography. Each entrant may submit up to 2 photos. Mat kits are available in the nature center's gift shop. Photographs may be dropped off at the nature center starting October 1. Photos must be submitted by Thursday, November 30 at 3:00 pm.

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September 2017
Free

Celebrate Wildwood

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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Join in the celebration of Wildwood Park! Discover butterfly tagging, turtle tagging, bird banding, and more. Musicians Ray Owen and Steven Courtney will present several performances. ZooAmerica will bring animals for two programs: Whoooo Are the Owls? and Creatures of the Night. There will be a nominal fee for painting pumpkins and stuffing a scarecrow. Food vendors will be on site. Friends of Wildwood will have fun children's activities and hold a Used Nature Book Sale. The afternoon includes the…

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Walk for Wildwood

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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Your dollars preserve the park! Enjoy an autumn walk while helping support Wildwood Park. Walk the invigorating three-mile loop trail, or the shorted, accessible option on the half-mile boardwalk. This walk is an annual fundraiser for Friends of Wildwood whose goal is to preserve and support Wildwood Park. Go to www.wildwoodlake.org for more information or to donate. After the walk, enjoy Celebrate Wildwood, which runs from Noon until 4:00 pm and has something for all ages.

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October 2017
$10

Workshop for All Girl and Boy Scouts: Wizard, Herbs, and Animals

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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Take a magical adventure into the mysterious world of plants and animals. Discover the sweet and "smelly" scents of wild animals and plants, create your own "scent", make a "potion" from plants, and more. The day ends with a visit from some of the amazing and mysterious animals of ZooAmerica. Come to Wildwood Park for this magical and wonderful experience. Bring a lunch and drink, as well as a morning snack. Pre-registration and pre-payment required; download form at www.wildwoodlake.org.

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Free

Tree ID Walk

October 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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Join Cara Martinez-Williams for a leisurely walk with a focus on trees. Become familiar with a variety of species around the nature center while enjoying fall foliage. Pre-registration is not required.

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Free

Volunteer Work Day

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood's continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves will be provided. Refreshments will be available. Pre-registration is not required; please let us know if you are bringing a group of six or more. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining.

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$10

Wolf Boy Scout Workshop: Paws on the Path

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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Before Wolves can put their paws on the path they must first learn how to prepare for a hike. In this adventure find out what equipment and skills are essential to take along on a hike. Also, learn how to identify birds and insects that you might encounter while hiking. The program will include a hike around the park. Identification skills, "Leave No Trace" and journaling will also be practiced. Pre-registration and pre-payment required; download form at www.wildwoodlake.org.

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Free

Preschool Storytime: Fall at Wildwood!

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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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, so pre-register today at 717-221-0292.

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November 2017
$3 - $5

Homeschooler’s Day

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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Dive into early Native American life! Students in grades 2-6 and their parents are invited to Native American workshop to do hands on activities, furnish a wigwam and more and also tour the Fort Hunter Mansion. The visit, including time for a bag lunch, runs just under 4 hours. Call 717-599-5751 to register. You have a choice of either Wednesday, November 1 or Thursday, November 2 to attend.

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Free

Getting Started with Digital Photography

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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This introductory program is designed for adults who would like to get more serious about photography and plan to take future photography classes. The program will introduce the creative triangle elements; help with choosing equipment during this season of gifts; address different photography styles and help you make the best choices to get the right equipment for the job. There will be an overview and tips on opportunities for photographing at Wildwood. Bring a notebook and pen. Bring your current…

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$10

Junior Girl Scout Workshop: Animal Habitats

November 4 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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Using Wildwood Park as a study site, scouts will address the requirements for this badge. Because some of the animals in the Park are the same ones found in local neighborhoods, scouts will realize that they share much of their own habitat with wildlife, and learn what environmental challenges animals face and how we can help them. Crafts and ideas to help create a healthy animal habitat in their very own backyards will be included. Pre-registration and pre-payment required; download…

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$5

Full Moon Hike

November 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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Soak up the spirit of the night with a guided walk on the North Boardwalk. Brave the moonlit path as you eyes adjust to the darkness and the rustling wind blow through the trees. Begin in the Olewine Pavilion by the nature center with a short program to discover nocturnal animals. All ages are welcome to attend this not-so-scary and easy 1.5-mile walk. Pre-registration required; call 717-221-0292.

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Free

Beginner’s Yoga & Walk

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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Join yoga instructor Traci Wolfe for a guided 3.1-mile walk around Wildwood at a pace that will warm the body with stops along the way for simple yoga exercises. The walk will begin in the front of the nature center. Pre-registration is not required. Assume cancelled if it is raining. Dress for the weather. Appropriate for ages 12 through adults.

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December 2017
$15

Wreath Workshop

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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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 some finishing touches. It takes 1 to 2 hours to complete one wreath. Bring work gloves and clippers. Pre-registration is required; call 717-221-0292 to choose your starting time: 9:00am, 10:30am or Noon.

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$5

Natural Ornaments

December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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Children and their parents are invited to make holiday ornaments using pine cones, milkweed pods, and other natural materials. Everything but the creativity will be supplied to make works of art to decorate for the holidays. Pre-registration is not required.

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$5

Natural Ornaments

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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Children and their parents are invited to make holiday ornaments using pine cones, milkweed pods, and other natural materials. Everything but the creativity will be supplied to make works of art to decorate for the holidays. Pre-registration is not required.

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Free

Photography Contest Display

December 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am - January 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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Visit the Olewine Nature Center during regular business hours to view a display of photographs entered in the Friends of Wildwood annual photography contest. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at 1:00pm. Prizes will be awarded for winning entries, which will be displayed at the Olewine Nature Center, on the website, as well as other venues.

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Free

Winter of Discovery at Wildwood Park

December 16 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 4:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110 United States
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Visit the Olewine Nature Center, where special exhibits will highlight some of Wildwood's animals in winter. Self-guided stations will help visitors understand more about natural history and enhance a winter outdoor experience. Pre-registration is not required. The Olewine Nature Center will be closed on Monday, December 18 and Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25.

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