Wildwood Park Events

Wildwood Scout Programs

Saturday Storytime!

February 25, 2017

Join teacher and Friends of Wildwood board member Emily Hand for a fun story session for children ages 2-5. Weather permitting, an outdoor component will be included.
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center, 10:00am-11:00am
Pre-registration required; call 717-221-0292.
Fee: Free


Kids Discover: Animals Under the Snow

February 25, 2017

Children will enjoy a story read by a park naturalist with some hands-on activities. Dress for the weather; an outside walk may happen, weather permitting. This program is suitable for children ages 5-9 and their parents. To pre-register, please call 717-221-0292.

Where & When: Olewine Nature Center, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Fee: $5 per child, parents are free


Fundamentals of Digital Photography, a 4-Day Course

March 4, 2017

Saturday, March 4, April 1, May 13, and June 3 (includes 4 sessions)

Adult students ages 16 and over who are new or fairly recent users of DSLR cameras, will go beyond just taking snapshots. Through in-the-field practice, classroom lecture, and critiques, students will become fluent with digital SLR cameras, learn about composition and light, as well as shutter speed and aperture with the creative controls. Recommended prerequisite: “Getting the Most from Your Digital Camera - Primer” on February 4.

Pre-registration and prepayment are required and space is limited. Download information and list of required equipment. Download registration form or call 717-221-0292. Deadline for registration and payment is Saturday, February 25.

Where & When: Olewine Nature Center, 9:00am-12:00pm

Fee: $250 per person


Beginner’s Yoga and Walk

March 5, 2017

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.
When & Where: 10:00 am – 11:30 am; Meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required

Fee: Free



Volunteer Work Day

March 11, 2017

Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves will be provided. In an effort to reduce plastic usage, bring along a water bottle; 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.
Where & When: Meet in Front of Olewine Nature Center, 10:00am-1:00pm
Fee: Free


Preschool Storytime: Spring at Wildwood!

March 15, 2017

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. Please enjoy your snacks before the program to limit distraction during storytime.
When & Where: 10:00 am – 10:45 am; Meet at the nature Center
Pre-registration: Required at 717-221-0292; Space is limited
Fee: Free


Bear Boy Scout Workshop: Fur, Feathers and Ferns

March 18, 2017

In this Bear adventure, go on a search for signs of mammals, birds, and other wildlife. Discover why some animals have become endangered or extinct. Closely examine the fascinating world of plants and find out how plant waste can be helpful. Sharpen your observation skills and describe what you uncover about fur, feathers, and ferns at Wildwood Park! Ideas to help create a backyard vegetable or herb garden will be included!
Pre-registration and pre-payment required; download form.
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center, 10:30am-2:30pm
Fee: $10 per scout


Flower Walk: Cold Tolerant Plants

March 19, 2017

Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams to seek out the Skunk Cabbage. On the way to the North Boardwalk, we may see other cold tolerant plants and anything left over from the winter. A few trees should be flowering. Pre-registration is not required.
Where & When: Meet in front of Olewine Nature Center, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Fee: Free


Tiger Boy Scout Workshop: Tigers in the Wild

March 25, 2017

Venture out into the wild and discover the animals and plants that inhabit Wildwood. Before you go on your adventure it is important to learn how to prepare for a hike and understand the principles of “Leave No Trace”. Tigers will learn how to search for signs of animals and identify trees and plants. The program will include a hike around the park to find different kinds of plants and animals and record them on the Tiger handbook worksheets.
Pre-registration and pre-payment required; download form
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center, 10:30am-2:30pm
Fee: $10 per scout


Painting @ the Park

March 26, 2017

Bring your creativity and friends and join the Friends of Wildwood as they sponsor an afternoon of fun and guided painting for all experience levels.  Take home a Wildwood Lake-inspired scene as Jenn Brown from Jenn's Craft Parties provides instruction.  All materials will be provided.  Light refreshments and tea will be served. Appropriate for ages 12 through adult. 
Pre-registration
is required by March 12 through http://bit.ly/2i9Ju2x
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Fee:
$30; Proceeds benefit Friends of Wildwood.


Workshop for All Girl & Boy Scouts: Leave No Trace

April 1, 2017

Leave No Trace is a program designed for students to learn important outdoor skills and wilderness etiquette.  Scouts will be able to properly identify trail markers, discuss several ways to minimize their impact on the environment, and learn what kind of gear to bring with them on a trip. 
Scouts will also be able to recite the 7 principles of Leave No Trace and the techniques behind them.  Dress for the weather; this program will take place outdoors.
Pre-registration and pre-payment required; download form
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center 10:30am-2:30pm
Fee: $10 per scout


Beginner’s Yoga and Walk

April 2, 2017

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.
When & Where: 10:00 am – 11:30 am; Meet at the nature center.
Pre-registration: Not required

Fee: Free


Sunday Afternoon Bird Walk

April 2, 2017

Come on a Sunday afternoon walk with volunteer Audrey Zajac to learn about the birds that can be found at Wildwood. The walk will be along Wildwood Way and the Towpath. Meet at the nature center.
When & Where: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm; Meet at the nature center.
Pre-registration: Not required.

Fee: Free


Art In The Wild: Meet The Artists

April 2, 2017

Art In The Wild artists are busy finishing up final touches to trailside art installations. Take a self-guided three-mile trail walk to meet the artists and observe the inner workings to creating outdoor art.  

When & Where: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm; various locations throughout the park

Pre-registration: Not required
Fee:
Free


Bird Walk: Early Migration

April 5, 2017 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. Birds to be watching for include Palm Warblers, Red-winged Blackbirds, and waterfowl.

When & Where: 8:00 am – 10:00 am; Meet at the South Parking Lot

Pre-registration: Not required.
Fee:
Free


Art In The Wild Lecture: “Recasting Nature” by Beth Galston

April 6, 2017

Wildwood Park welcomes professional sculptor and environmental artist Beth Galston of Carlisle, Massachusetts as judge for Art In The Wild 2017.  Beth will talk about her artistic process and the evolution of the Recasting Nature sculptural series, recently on view in her retrospective at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg. The artist collects, preserves, and transforms materials from nature, to create sculptures and immersive light environments exploring the relationship between natural and manmade.

When & Where: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not Required

Fee: Free


Saturday Storytime

April 8, 2017

Join teacher and Friends of Wildwood board member Emily Hand for a fun story session for children ages 2-5. Weather permitting, an outdoor component will be included.
When & Where: 10:00 am – 11:00 am; Meet at the nature center.
Pre-registration: Required by calling 717-221-0292; Space is limited.
Fee: Free


Art In The Wild 2017: Exhibit Open

April 8, 2017 - October 31, 2017

Visit naturally inspired trailside creations of this environmental outdoor art exhibit sited along Wildwood Park’s wandering trails and water pools. Using mostly natural materials, artists have constructed large and small installations. A map-brochure about the exhibit is available.

When & Where: Dawn until Dusk; Throughout the park

Pre-registration: Not required
Fee: Free


Clean Up Your Earth Day

April 8, 2017

Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves will be provided. In an effort to reduce plastic usage, bring along a water bottle; 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.
Where & When: Meet in Front of Olewine Nature Center, 10:00am-1:00pm
Fee: Free


Flower Walk: Dutchman's breeches & Trout Lilies

April 9, 2017

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.   Pre-registration is not required.
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Fee: Free


Stress Relief Walk

April 12, 2017

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 sturdy shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org

for cancellation information in case of rain.

When & Where: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm; Meet at the Nature Center
Pre-registration: Not required

Fee: Free



Discovery Walk: The Search for Spring!

April 14, 2017

Spring is here! Walk the North Boardwalk looking for signs of spring. Look for smelly skunk cabbage, April flowers, migratory ducks and more. This program includes a 1.5-mile guided walk with a handout to keep track of return signs of spring. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. 
When & Where: 10:00 am – 11:30 am; Meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Required at 717-221-0292
Fee: $5 per child; Adults may accompany children at no extra cost.


Discovery Walk: The Search for Spring!

April 15, 2017

Spring is here! Walk the North Boardwalk looking for signs of spring. Look for smelly skunk cabbage, April flowers, migratory ducks and more. This program includes a 1.5-mile guided walk with a handout to keep track of return signs of spring. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. 
When & Where: 10:00 am – 11:30 am; Meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Required at 717-221-0292
Fee: $5 per child; Adults may accompany children at no extra cost.


Get in Shape Walk

April 20, 2017

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, continues to the halfway point 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 shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of rain.

When & Where: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required

Fee: Free


Brownie Scout Workshop: Wonderful Water

April 22, 2017

This program is designed to facilitate the WOW journey.

Scouts will learn conservation techniques and how important water is to us. They’ll learn the water cycle and much more as they explore the science of water and get wet while collecting and examining the creatures living in Wildwood’s lake and streams. 

Be sure to wear water shoes or old sneakers. You may also want to pack a towel and change of clothes.

Pre-registration and pre-payment required; download form
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center 10:30am-2:30pm
Fee: $10 per scout


Wetlands Festival

April 29, 2017

Celebrate Wildwood Park’s treasured wetlands with a day of free, fun, and educational activities. Special guests include Jack Hubley with his renowned wildlife programs, Mr. Music, Roger Hammer Music, and The Bug Man. Throughout the day enjoy wildlife exhibits, displays, used nature book sale, as well as a great representation of local and regional environmental organizations. There is something for everyone. Activities and programs are designed for families, children and adults. Event details available in March.
When & Where: 10:00am-4:00pm; Olewine Nature Center
Fee: Free


Bird Walk: Peak Migration

May 3, 2017

Search for warblers, phoebes, wrens, orioles, and other songbirds on the North Boardwalk with volunteers Rick and Peg Price. Early May is a great time to see both migrating and breeding warblers and vireos. You never can tell what you might see at this time of year.

When & Where: 7:30 am – 9:30 am; Meet at the nature center.

Pre-registration is not required.
Fee: Free



Twilight Frog Walk

May 6, 2017

It’s a magical time in the marsh. Take a walk in the twilight on Wildwood’s boardwalks! As the sun goes down, and the moon becomes visible, participants will see how well their eyes adjust to fading light and listen for night sounds. Meet in the Olewine Pavilion for a short primer before the adventure. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather. 

When & Where: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm; Meet at the Olewine Pavilion near the nature center.

Pre-registration: Required at 717-221-0292.
Fee: $5 per person


Stress Relief Walk

May 10, 2017

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 sturdy shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org

for cancellation information in case of rain.

When & Where: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm; Meet at the Nature Center
Pre-registration: Not required

Fee: Free



Volunteer Work Day

May 13, 2017

Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves will be provided. In an effort to reduce plastic usage, bring along a water bottle; 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.
Where & When: Meet in Front of Olewine Nature Center, 10:00am-1:00am
Fee: Free


Brownie Scout Workshop: Wonderful Water

May 13, 2017

This program is designed to facilitate the WOW journey. 

Scouts will learn conservation techniques and how important water is to us. They’ll learn the water cycle and much more as they explore the science of water and get wet while collecting and examining the creatures living in Wildwood’s lake and streams.  

Be sure to wear water shoes or old sneakers. You may also want to pack a towel and change of clothes.

Pre-registration and pre-payment required; download form
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center 10:30am-2:30pm
Fee: $10 per scout


Flower Walk: Jack in the Pulpits & Other Spring Flowers

May 14, 2017

Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams to search for Jack in the Pulpits. Learn the interesting facts about the Jack in the Pulpit and why it could also be known as “Jill in the Pulpit”.  Pre-registration is not required.
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Fee: Free


Get in Shape Walk

May 18, 2017

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, continues to the halfway point 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 shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of rain.

When & Where: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required

Fee: Free


Webelo Boy Scout Workshop: Into the Wild

May 20, 2017

Journey into the wild and explore the creatures that inhabit Wildwood. 

Before exploring scouts, will improve wildlife watching skills and work on nature identification and journaling.  A hike in the park will give each participant a chance to watch for birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and mammals.  Along the way, learn about wetlands and afterwards use observations to construct a food chain of the wetland ecosystem.

Pre-registration and pre-payment required; download form
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center 10:30am-2:30pm
Fee: $10 per scout


Saturday Songbird Walk

May 20, 2017

Take a Saturday morning bird walk with volunteer Audrey Zajac to search for songbirds and other nesting birds. The walk will be on Wildwood Way and the North Boardwalk.  

When & Where: 8:00 am – 10:00 am; Meet at the nature center.

Pre-registration: Not required

Fee: Free


Brownie Scout Workshop: Bugs & Hiker

June 3, 2017

Scouts will explore the wonderful world of bugs and learn how remarkable they are and how much they do for our planet. The day will begin with exploring an insect habitat, followed by catching and identifying some amazing bugs!

Scouts will also learn how to follow trail signs and prepare for a hike. The program will conclude with a hike around Wildwood Park to earn both badges! “Leave No Trace” will be practiced along the way.

Pre-registration and pre-payment required; download form
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center 10:30am-2:30pm
Fee: $10 per scout


Beginner’s Yoga and Walk

June 4, 2017

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. Assume cancelled if it is raining. Dress for the weather. Appropriate for ages 12 through adults.

When & Where: 10:00 am – 11:30 am; Meet at the nature center.

Pre-registration: Not required

Fee: Free


Explore Wildwood: An Outdoor Family Adventure

June 10, 2017 - June 25, 2017

Celebrate summer with a family adventure at Wildwood Park. Stop by the nature center to pick up a packet, then head out on the Towpath Trail to explore the natural world of Wildwood. Stop at stations and use clues in the packet to solve nature’s mysteries. After the adventure, visit the nature center for an explanation of the challenges. The hike covers about 2 miles. This self-guided activity is suitable for families and small groups of friends.

When & Where: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Start at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required

Fee:  Free


Volunteer Work Day

June 10, 2017

Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves will be provided. In an effort to reduce plastic usage, bring along a water bottle; 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.
Where & When: Meet in Front of Olewine Nature Center, 10:00am-1:00am
Fee: Free


Flower Walk: Peak of Blooming

June 11, 2017

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.
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center, 10:30am-12:00pm
Fee: Free


Stress Relief Walk

June 14, 2017

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 sturdy shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org

for cancellation information in case of rain.

When & Where: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm; Meet at the Nature Center
Pre-registration: Not required

Fee: Free



Get in Shape Walk

June 15, 2017

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, continues to the halfway point 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 shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of rain.

When & Where: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required

Fee: Free


Wildwood Way Day Camp (ages 6-8)

June 19, 2017 - June 23, 2017

Children ages 6 to 8 will learn about animal adaptations, use binoculars on nature walks, explore a creek, and enjoy live animal demonstrations.
When & Where: 9:00am-3:00pm; Meet at the nature center.
Pre-registration: Required, call 717-221-0292
Fee: $115 per person


Wildwood Way Day Camp (ages 6-8)

June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017

Children ages 6 to 8 will learn about animal adaptations, use binoculars on nature walks, explore a creek, and enjoy live animal demonstrations.
When & Where: 9:00am-3:00pm; Meet at the nature center.
Pre-registration: Required, call 717-221-0292
Fee: $115 per person


Volunteer Work Day

July 8, 2017

Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves will be provided. In an effort to reduce plastic usage, bring along a water bottle; 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.
Where & When: Meet in Front of Olewine Nature Center, 10:00am-1:00am
Fee: Free


Flower Walk: Still More Blooms

July 9, 2017

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.
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center, 10:30am-12:00pm
Fee: Free


Junior Naturalist Day Camp (ages 9-11)

July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017

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. 
When & Where: 9:00am-3:00pm; Meet at the nature center.
Pre-registration: Required, call 717-221-0292
Fee: $115 per person


Stress Relief Walk

July 12, 2017

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 sturdy shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org

for cancellation information in case of rain.

When & Where: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm; Meet at the Nature Center
Pre-registration: Not required

Fee: Free



Outdoor Week (ages 12-14)

July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017

Get into the wild! Outdoor enthusiasts ages 12 to 14 will discover the natural world while learning skills like building a debris hut, fishing, identifying wild edibles, and canoeing on the Susquehanna River. 
When & Where: 9:00am-3:00pm; Meet at the nature center.
Pre-registration: Required, call 717-221-0292
Fee: $115 per person


Get in Shape Walk

July 20, 2017

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, continues to the halfway point 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 shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of rain.

When & Where: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required

Fee: Free


Photo Boot Camp: Fundamentals of Photography (ages 10-16)

July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017

Beginners will learn to use a DSLR camera in this hands-on nature and wildlife photography workshop at Wildwood Park. Canon camera equipment will be loaned to each student. Space is limited. Registration opens January 1 at www.photo4kids.org.
When & Where: 9:00am-3:00pm; Meet at the nature center.
Pre-registration: Required at www. photo4kids.org


Photo Boot Camp: Fundamentals of Photography (ages 10-16)

July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017

Beginners will learn to use a DSLR camera in this hands-on nature and wildlife photography workshop at Wildwood Park. Canon camera equipment will be loaned to each student. Space is limited.
When & Where: 9:00am-3:00pm; Meet at the nature center.
Pre-registration: Required at www. photo4kids.org


Stress Relief Walk

August 9, 2017

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 sturdy shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org

for cancellation information in case of rain.

When & Where: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm; Meet at the Nature Center
Pre-registration: Not required

Fee: Free



Volunteer Work Day

August 12, 2017

Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves will be provided. In an effort to reduce plastic usage, bring along a water bottle; 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.
Where & When: Meet in Front of Olewine Nature Center, 10:00am-1:00am
Fee: Free


Flower Walk: Heat Tolerant Plants

August 13, 2017

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 identified along the trail. Pre-registration is not required.
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center, 10:30am-12:00pm
Fee: Free


Get in Shape Walk

August 17, 2017

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, continues to the halfway point 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 shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of rain.

When & Where: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required

Fee: Free


Cadette Girl Scout Workshop: Night Owl

August 26, 2017

Night has captured human imagination since the dawn of time.  With modern urbanization it’s easy to overlook the mysteries and beauty of the world when the sun goes down.  So grow your imagination and expand what you know.  Turn out the lights, tune in your senses, and step out into the night!  Note:  This program takes place from 4:30pm-9:00pm.

Pre-registration and pre-payment required; download form
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center 4:30pm-9:00pm
Fee: $10 per scout


Volunteer Work Day

September 9, 2017

Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves will be provided. In an effort to reduce plastic usage, bring along a water bottle; 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.
Where & When: Meet in Front of Olewine Nature Center, 10:00am-1:00am
Fee: Free


Flower Walk: Goldenrods, Asters, & Other Fall Surprises

September 10, 2017

Even with autumn in full swing, there is still an abundance of goldenrods and asters and maybe even a few surprises. 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 to identify the flowers. Pre-registration is not required.
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Fee: Free


Stress Relief Walk

September 13, 2017

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 sturdy shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org

for cancellation information in case of rain.

When & Where: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm; Meet at the Nature Center
Pre-registration: Not required

Fee: Free



Webelo Boy Scout Workshop: Into the Woods

September 16, 2017

Did you ever wonder what  the woods would be like without trees?  Participants will discover the many products manufactured from wood that we use every day, and the important role trees play in the delicate balance of our environment.

Find out how the growth rings of a tree trunk tell its life story.  Develop a plan to care for a plant and then go plant one outdoors.  While outdoors, learn how to identify native trees and various plants that are found in the park.

Pre-registration and pre-payment required; download form
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center 10:30am-2:30pm
Fee: $10 per scout


Get in Shape Walk

September 21, 2017

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, continues to the halfway point 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 shoes. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of rain.

When & Where: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required

Fee: Free


Celebrate Wildwood & the Walk for Wildlife

September 24, 2017

Join in the celebration of Wildwood Park! Discover turtle tagging, bird banding, butterfly tagging and more. Kids will love the scavenger hunt with fun learning stations. For a fee, paint a pumpkin, stuff a scarecrow, or enjoy food vendors. Friends of Wildwood will hold a Used Nature Book Sale. The afternoon includes the Walk for Wildlife. Enjoy an autumn walk while helping support wildlife at Wildwood Park. 
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center 12:00pm-4:00pm
Fee: Free


Workshop for All Girl & Boy Scouts: Wizard Herb

October 7, 2017

Take a magical adventure into the wizarding world of herbology at Wildwood Park!  Visit different places where you can create a potion, taste test edible plants, make a craft, and discover the mysteries of the flying squirrel.  Also, enjoy some magical entertainment.  Come to Wildwood Park for this magical and wonderful day to earn a fun badge.

Pre-registration and pre-payment required; download form
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center 10:30am-2:30pm
Fee: $10 per scout


Volunteer Work Day

October 14, 2017

Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves will be provided. In an effort to reduce plastic usage, bring along a water bottle; 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.
Where & When: Meet in Front of Olewine Nature Center, 10:00am-1:00am
Fee: Free


Wolf Boy Scout Workshop: Paws on the Path

October 21, 2017

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.  “Leave No Trace”, identification skills, and journaling will also be practiced.
Pre-registration and pre-payment required; download form
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center
1:30am-2:30pm
Fee: $10 per scout


Junior Girl Scout Workshop: Animal Habitats

November 4, 2017

Using Wildwood Park as our 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 form
Where & When: Olewine Nature Center 10:30am-2:30pm
Fee: $10 per scout


Volunteer Work Day

November 11, 2017

Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves will be provided. In an effort to reduce plastic usage, bring along a water bottle; 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.
Where & When: Meet in Front of Olewine Nature Center, 10:00am-1:00am
Fee: Free


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