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Wildwood Park

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100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States

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October 2018

Free

Agriculture, Ponds and Amphibians

October 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Biologist Gene Wingert has a new presentation of local agriculture, ponds and amphibians. Gene, a renowned local biology and environmental science professor, has put together a beautiful talk with video taken in southcentral Pennsylvania.

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November 2018

Free

Volunteer Work Day

November 10, 2018 @ 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. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining.

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$5.00

Kids Discover: Nocturnal Animals

November 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

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 one mile walk. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events. Limit 25.

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Free

Project FeederWatch

November 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

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 of bird species that visit feeders throughout the winter months. Project FeederWatch is an ongoing research project sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Registration is not required.

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December 2018

$20.00

Wreath Workshop

December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

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 1-2 hours to complete one wreath. Bring work gloves and clippers. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events. You have a choice of start times for making your wreath: 9:00am, 10:30am or Noon.…

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$5.00

Natural Ornaments

December 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Children and adults 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. Registration is not required.

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Free

Photography Contest Display

December 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until January 26, 2019

Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Visit the Olewine Nature Center to view and vote for your favorite photos! Take a tour of the more than one hundred beautiful matted photo entries in the Friends of Wildwood Photo Contest. Winners will be announced Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded for winning entries. The People's Choice awards will be announced after the display ends. Prizes go to top votes in each category. Closed 12/25, 1/1 and Mondays.

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Free

Art In The Wild Workshop

December 15, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

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 proposal's selection. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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January 2019

$5.00

Kids Discover: Winter Insects

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

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 5-10. Parents are free. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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Free

Preschool Storytime: Winter at Wildwood!

January 23 @ 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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Free

Winter Lecture Series: The Role of Nesting Ecology in the Conservation of the Common Snapping Turtle at Wildwood Park by Dr. Walter Meshaka, Jr.

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

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 serpentine serpentine) at Wildwood Park, how this work can serve as a template for other turtle species at Wildwood and elsewhere, and how public involvement brings about public awareness.

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February 2019

$5.00

Kids Discover: Groundhogs

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

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 animals, Ages 5-10. parents are free. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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$10.00

Webelo Scout Program: Into the Wild

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

explore the wild and discover the importance of wetlands - even in the winter! A diverse community of wildlife lives in Wildwood Park. How do plants and animals survive the winter? Scouts will improve wildlife watching, classification and identification skills and use these skills as they hike and explore Wildwood in the winter. Please bring a snack, lunch and a drink. Wear sneakers or other closed-toed shoes. If snow is on the ground, please wear snow boots. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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Free

The Great Backyard Bird Count

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

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 and Audubon Pennsylvania will be on hand to help people of all ages learn more about bird ID. This is a change to enjoy winter birds from the warmth of the indoors. A guided bird walk will be offered at 1:00 pm following the count, weather…

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$20.00

Fly-tying Classes with Doc Fritchey Chapter of Trout Unlimited

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

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. Instructors include experienced members of Trout Unlimited. Materials generously provided. Adults and youth 10 years and older are welcome. Space is limited. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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Free

Winter Tree ID

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

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. Registration is not required.

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Free

Winter Lecture Series: Wellness in Your Woods by Suzann Schiemer

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

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 personal health and wellness through nature's abundance. Explore the many wellness benefits available to you by spending time in a natural environment. This presentation will highlight the green exercise of Shinrin-Yoku; also known as forest bathing. Included…

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March 2019

$150.00

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

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

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 overload you with too much detail. This 6-hour investment in your digital SLR will pay dividends over and over as you grow with your camera system. This course is guaranteed to improve your pictures! No previous experience required but should be familiar…

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Free

Volunteer Work Day

March 9 @ 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 will be provided. Refreshments will be available. Pre-registration is not required. Register groups of six or more at www.wildwoodlake.org/events. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining.

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Free

Preschool Storytime: Spring at Wildwood

March 13 @ 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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Free

Night Lights Hike

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Join a park naturalist at Dauphin County's newest park - Detweiler Park - to hike and learn more about natural night lights! Learn about these amazing night lights as you observe constellations, stars, and possibly planets through a telescope by the light of the rising moon. The walk will be a total of 1.5 miles along variable terrain. Dress for the weather; bring a blanket to sit on and a flashlight. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org.

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Free

Bird Walk: Waterfowl and Early Migrants

March 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Meet at the South Parking Lot at the entrance to the Towpath Trail for this early migration bird walk with volunteers Rick and Peg Price, expect good diversity of waterfowl and some early songbird migrants.

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$25.00

Dr. Seuss Science Series

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until April 17, 2019

Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Join an Environmental Educator for fun interactive Dr. Seuss story sessions for children ages 4-6. This series will take place over the course of 4 consecutive Wednesdays. Stories, rhymes, and a take-home craft will introduce science through the eyes of Dr. Seuss and the joy of books and language to youngsters. Parent can attend with child for free. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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April 2019

$10.00

Webelo Scout Program: Into the Woods

April 6 @ 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. Learn to identify 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-toed shoes. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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$5.00

Kids Discover: Fish

April 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

The wetlands of wildwood are teeming with life below the surface. Discover and learn about these unique aquatic critters as you observe them up close and personal in the lab. We will spend time inside and along the creekbank as we collect our underwater specimens. Ages 5-10 are $5.00 per child and parents are free to attend. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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Free

Art In The Wild Lecture by Ted Prescott

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Wildwood Park is pleased to welcome Ted Prescott, a local PA sculptor and writer, as judge and lecturer for Art In The Wild 2019. Ted was awarded as a Distinguished Professor of Art at Messiah College and is currently an Emeritus Professor of Art. Prescott will talk about the sources and inspiration he has found in the work of other artists and discuss the ways in which the natural world has shaped his sculpture. He will describe the processes involved…

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Free

Clean Up Your Earth Day

April 13 @ 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. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining.

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Free

Stress Relief Walk

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Walk off the stress of the work day with a self-guided hike at Wildwood Park. The 3-mile walk on easy trails with short climbs will be at your own pace. 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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Free

Flower Walk: Dutchman’s Breeches and Trout Lilies

April 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

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.

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Free

Dauphin County Egg Hunt

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Thousands of plastic eggs filled with candy are scattered on the eat lawn. Hunts are scheduled for ages 2-3 at 2:30; ages 4-5 at 2:45; ages 6-7 at 3:00 and ages 8-9 at 3:15. A special egg hunt for children who are visually impaired will be held at 3:30. Face painting, pony rides and children's activities provided.

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Free

Get In Shape Walk

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Walking is a great way to get in shape. Enjoy a self-guided 3-mile walk at Wildwood Park 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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Free

Wetlands Festival

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Explore Wildwood Park's treasured wetlands with a day of free, fun, and educational activities. Special guess include musicians Tom Jolin and Steven Courtney. Throughout the day, enjoy wildlife exhibits, displays, walks, talks, as well as a great representation of local and regional environmental organizations. There is something for everyone.

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May 2019

5K Run/Walk for the Animals

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

HSHA is hosting the 22nd Annual 5K Run/Walk for the Animals on May 5 at Wildwood Park in Harrisburg. The funds raised go directly to the care of the over 500 pets currently residing at the shelter waiting for their FURever homes. There will be food, vendors, team pictures, and medals for our top runners. This family fun event has something for everyone to enjoy. Don't forget to bring your dog along too. A first place price will be given…

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Free

Garden Faire

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Celebrate spring! Visitors can browse through plant sales and craft tents, choosing among over forty vendors. Enjoy the Needle Arts Exhibit at the Mansion - admission charged. for the public's pleasure, tasty food is available at the Cafe'; an art show and sale are also offered. mid-1800s dancing, exhibits on Victorian daily life, garden chats, children's activities, as well as cakewalks to live music roundout the day.

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$5.00

Kids Discover: Migratory Birds

May 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

As springtime temperatures warm, many migratory birds return to Wildwood to spend the summer or to pass through on their way farther north. During this program, we will explore the lives of these migrants, make a craft, and then go on a walk along the lake to look for birds using binoculars. Ages 5-10 and parents can attend for free. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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Free

Stress Relief Walk

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Walk off the stress of the work day with a self-guided hike at Wildwood Park. The 3-mile walk on easy trails with short climbs will be at your own pace. 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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Free

Volunteer Work Day

May 11 @ 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. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining.

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Free

Bird Walk: Peak Migration

May 15 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Search for warblers, phoebes, wrens, orioles, and other songbirds on the North Boardwalk with volunteers Rick and Peg Price. You never can tell what you might see at this time of year. Meet at the nature center parking lot.

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Free

Get In Shape Walk

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Walking is a great way to get in shape. Enjoy a self-guided 3-mile walk at Wildwood Park 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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Free

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Come on a Saturday morning walk with volunteer Audrey Zajac to learn about the birds that can be found at Wildwood. The walk will be along the North Boardwalk. Meet at the Nature Center. Beginners welcome and binoculars will be available for use.

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$10.00

Brownie Scout Program: Hiker

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

During this Wildwood adventure, scouts will learn about hiking safety and take a hike to explore the park. Then they will learn about trail symbols and create their own trail for others to follow. 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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$25.00

Painting @ the Park

May 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Bring your desire to create and join the Friends of Wildwood for our third annual Painting @ the Park. Jenn Brown, from Jenn's Craft Parties, will lead us through the creation of Quintessential Fireflies in a Jar. All experience levels are welcome as Jenn takes us to a place with magical fireflies flashing on a warm summer evening. All materials will be provided and light refreshments will be available. You will surely have fun and leave with a one-of-a-kind piece!…

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Free

Flower Walk: Jack in the Pulpits and other Spring Flowers

May 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams to search for Jack in the Pulpits. Learn interesting facts about the Jack in the Pulpit and why it could also be know as "Jill in the Pulpit".

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June 2019

$10.00

Brownie Scout Workshop: Wonderful Water

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

Imagine being a drop of water as it travels from clouds to creek to animals to stream and to ocean! During this program scouts will explore the water-cycle through hands-on activities. Scouts will become biologists as they examine stream life. Scouts will get wet, so please wear closed-toe water shoes or old sneakers and pack a towel and change of clothes. Bring lunch, water and a snack. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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Free

Tree Identification Walk

June 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Identifying trees by the bark is a possibility but sometimes difficult. On this walk we will be aided in the identification by flowers and leaves also.

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Free

Volunteer Work Day

June 8 @ 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. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining. Registration is required for groups of six or more. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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Free

Stress Relief Walk

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Walk off the stress of the work day with a self-guided hike at Wildwood Park. The 3-mile walk on easy trails with short climbs will be at your own pace. 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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Free

Bird Walk: Nesting Birds

June 13 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Meet at the Nature Center and explore the North Boardwalk with birders Rick and Peg Price. Pre-registration is not required.

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Free

Flower Walk: Peak of Blooming

June 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

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 Native Americans. Some trees may be bearing fruit. Meet at the North Lot, pre-registration is not required.

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Free

Get In Shape Walk

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Walking is a great way to get in shape. Enjoy a self-guided 3-mile walk at Wildwood Park 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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July 2019

Free

Volunteer Work Day

July 13 @ 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. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining. Registration is required for groups of six or more. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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Free

Stress Relief Walk

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Walk off the stress of the work day with a self-guided hike at Wildwood Park. The 3-mile walk on easy trails with short climbs will be at your own pace. 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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Free

Flower Walk: Still More Blooms

July 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

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. Pre-registration is not required.

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Free

Get In Shape Walk

July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Walking is a great way to get in shape. Enjoy a self-guided 3-mile walk at Wildwood Park 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

Yoga at Detweiler Park

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Check out Dauphin County's newest and largest park! Join Shannon Peffley of Yogi Expeditions as he leads a peaceful morning of yoga. Meet at the park trailhead located at the Dauphin County Conservation District parking lot at 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA 17018. Register online at www.detweilerpark.org.

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August 2019

Free

Stress Relief Walk

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

walk off the stress of the work day with a self-guided hike at Wildwood Park. The 3-mile walk on easy trails with short climbs will be at your own pace. 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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$35.00

Educator Workshop: WILD on the River II

August 8 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Join staff from the PA Game Commission and Wildwood Park for an exciting journey down the Susquehanna River as it flows through Harrisburg. During this workshop, participants will explore the plants and animals that live in and along this beautiful river while experiencing activities from the newly revised Project WILD K-12 Guide. All participants will receive the new Project WILD Guide. Act 48 credit available. Canoes, paddles, life jackets, and shuttle are provided. Please note if river conditions are unsafe,…

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Free

Get In Shape Walk

August 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Walking is a great way to get in shape. enjoy a self-guided 3-mile walk at Wildwood Park 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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$30.00

Run Wild for Wildwood 5K

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Join Wildwood Park for a scenic 5K! Bring your friends and family on a run/walk around the park. The course will take you around Wildwood Lake and along the Pennsylvania Canal. Join us afterwards for an awards ceremony and tasty treats. Come out and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Benjamin Olewine III Nature Center! Pre-registration is required. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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Free

Preschool Storytime: Summer at Wildwood!

August 21 @ 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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$5.00

Reptiles!

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

ZooAmerica will provide an indoor live animal show at the Olewine Nature Center on Pennsylvania's native reptiles (plus an alligator). Register at www.wildwoodalke.org/events. $5.00 per person.

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$5.00

Natural Tie-Dye

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Bring your own white or lightly colored, prewashed t-shirt to a fun 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 provided. Ages 5 and up, adults welcome! Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events.

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$5.00

Kids Discover: Insects

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

A naturalist will lead an outdoor walk for children with lessons and activities and insects. Part of the walk will include students becoming biologists and surveying an area for wildlife. Ages 5-10 and their parents. Pre-registration required. Register at www.wildwoodlake.org/events. $5.00 per child and parents are free.

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September 2019

Free

Sunday Evening Bird Walk

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Join volunteers Rick and Peggy Price for this early September evening walk. The walk will begin at the South Lot, where we will look for shorebirds, and continue down the Towpath Trail.

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Free

Gallery Walk at Wildwood Park

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Interact with a working artist, enjoy artwork and award-winning photographs, stroll along the trail and view the "playful" Art In The Wild exhibitions. Partake of homemade refreshments in the Nature Center.

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Free

Stress Relief Walk

September 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way PA 17110 United States + Google Map

Walk off stress with a self-guided hike at Wildwood. The 3-mile walk will be at your own pace. 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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Free

Volunteer Work Day

September 14 @ 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

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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