Wildwood Park Events

Wildwood Scout Programs

Art in the Wild Exhibit

April 12, 2014 - October 31, 2014

Visit the naturally inspired trailside creations of this environmental outdoor art exhibit sited along Wildwood Park’s wandering trails and water pools. Using natural materials, environmental artists have constructed large and small installations. A map-brochure about the exhibit will be available.
When & Where: Daily, dawn until dusk; Wildwood Way Trail
Fee: Free


Creature Feature: The Bald Eagle

April 19, 2014

The majestic Bald Eagle is one of nature’s fierce birds of prey.  Come to Wildwood Park and learn about our nation’s bird from a park naturalist.  A story will be read aloud followed by a craft workshop. An outside walk will be included, weather permitting. Suitable for children ages 3-6 years old and their parents.
When & Where: 10am-11am; Meet in the Nature Center.
Pre-registration is required, please call 717-221-0292.

Fee: $5 per participant.

 


Wetlands Festival

April 26, 2014
Celebrate Wildwood Park’s treasured wetlands and the American Wetlands Month of May with a day of free, refreshing and educational activities. Get to know the animals of Wildwood up close with special wildlife exhibits, displays, as well as two programs by ZooAmerica. There is something for everyone, from turtles to children’s activities to creative exhibitor displays. Activities and programs are designed for families, children and adults. Event brochures available soon at the Olewine Nature Center and on this website. Download schedule   
When & Where: 10 am - 4 pm; nature center and grounds
Pre-registration: Not required
Fee: Free


Celebrate World Labyrinth Day

May 3, 2014

Walk the new mini labyrinth at Wildwood Park on the sixth annual World Labyrinth Day!  Agrisculpture's natural labyrinth, created by Amy Lewis, just opened as part of the Art In The Wild exhibit. It is made with lovingly rethought antique tractor seats, natural fiber rope, and wood from Wildwood Park.  Join Amy between 11am - 3pm. Open to the public; kids ages 3-4 will enjoy the mini-maze.
When & Where: 11 am - 3 pm; meet at the exhibit at the north end of Wildwood Way across from the North Spillway.
Pre-registration: Not required
Fee: Free


Wild about Art: Wildlife in Watercolor

May 4, 2014

The spring landscape is full of color; time to let your inner artist out. Geared for beginners, each will create a watercolor to take home. Wildlife will be our inspiration as we dabble in nature journaling along one of Wildwood’s boardwalks. Dress for the weather. Suitable for children 7 years and older and their parents. Adults who love to paint are welcome too. Please bring something soft to sit on outside.
When & Where: 1pm-3pm: Meet at the Nature Center.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Please call 717-221-0292.
Fee: $5 per participant.


Bird Walk: Peak Migration

May 7, 2014

This bird walk with volunteers Rick and Peg Price will be on the North Boardwalk to search for warblers, phoebes, wrens, orioles, and other songbirds. You never can tell what you might see at this time of year.
When & Where: 7:30am-9:30am; Meet at the Nature Center. 
Pre-registration is not required.
Fee: Free.

 


Bike Harrisburg: Greenbelt Bicycle Tour with Historian Dan Deibler

May 8, 2014

Celebrate National Bike Month with a relaxing ride back in time.  Bike on the 110-year-old Greenbelt with architectural historian Dan Deibler, stopping along the way to learn about the rich history.  The ride is co-sponsored by Dauphin County Parks and Recreation and Bike Harrisburg, whose goal is to advance a bike-friendly Harrisburg.  See other events planned for Bike Month at: www.bikeharrisburg.com. 
WHERE & WHEN:
Meet at the Sunken Garden on the Capital Area Greenbelt at Front and Verbeke Streets; 6pm-8pm.
Pre-registration is requested at 717-221-0292.  I
f the weather is questionable, call 717-221-0292 or check www.wildwoodlake.org/events for postponement information.
Fee: Free.


Volunteer Work Day

May 10, 2014
Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining.
When & Where: 10am-1pm; Meet at the Nature Center.
Pre-registration is not required; please let us know if you are bringing a group of six or more. Call 717-221-0292. 
Fee: Free.


Scout Workshop: Brownies “Wonderful Water” WOW Journey

May 10, 2014

This program is designed to facilitate the WOW Journey. Scouts will learn conservation techniques and how to be responsible consumers. They’ll learn the water cycle, explore the science of water, and get wet while collecting and examining the creatures living in Wildwood’s lake and streams. Supplies to make a water snooper will be available.
When & Where: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration and pre-payment: Required. Download form
Fee:  $10 per scout


Flower Walk: Jack in the Pulpits and Other Spring Flowers

May 11, 2014

Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams to search for Jack in the Pulpits and other flowering plants, most of which have white blooms. Some flowers with color are just beginning to appear. Learn the interesting facts about the Jack in the Pulpit and why it could also be known as “Jill in the Pulpit”.  When & Where: 1:30pm-3pm; Meet at the Nature Center.
Pre-registration is not required.
Fee: Free.


Stress Relief Walk

May 14, 2014
Walk off the stress of the work day with a hike at Wildwood Park. Join a Wildwood volunteer for this vigorous after-work activity. The 3-mile walk on easy trails with short climbs will be at a moderately brisk pace of 2-4 miles per hour. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. Dauphin County employees may receive Wellness Rewards points for participation. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of rain.
When & Where: 6 pm - 7:30 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: not required
Fee: Free


Bird Walk: Nesting Songbirds

May 17, 2014

Take a Sunday morning bird walk with volunteer Ed Chubb to search for songbirds and other birds that can be seen and heard in the area. The walk will be on the Delta Boardwalk and Wildwood Way. 
When & Where: 8am-10am;
Meet at the Nature Center.  Pre-registration is not required
.
Fee: Free.


Scout Workshop: Webelos “Naturalist” Badge

May 18, 2014
A naturalist studies plants and animals in the wild. In earning the Naturalist badge, scouts will gain skills and knowledge that can keep them safe outdoors and protect the environment. This program includes activities to hone wildlife watching skills, identify the poisonous plants and venomous reptiles of PA, explore the mystery of bird migration, learn about some of the mammals that call PA home, and examine some extraordinary talents that animals have developed to survive. A hike in the park will give each participant the chance to use their new “naturalist” skills.
When & Where:  10:30 am – 3:00 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration and pre-payment: required. Download form
Fee:  $10 per scout


Outdoor Learning Day

May 20, 2014

Designed for public and private schools, students in grades 3 – 7 participate in hands-on outdoor and indoor environmental education stations to learn about wetlands and the environment. Expert guest educators from agencies like the Game Commission and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will be on site to teach while addressing components of the academic standards for environment and ecology. Download flyer
When & Where: Various time slots are available for this all-day program; meet at the nature center.
Pre-registration: Required; sign up for a time slot by calling the Olewine Nature Center at 717-221-0292.
Fee: $5 per person


Early Morning Bird Walk

June 4, 2014

This bird walk, led by volunteers Rick and Peg Price, will begin at the North Parking Lot. Participants will explore the northeast side of the Park where the Meadow and Tall Timbers Trail are home to forest birds such as bluebirds and tree swallows. Pre-registration is not required.
When & Where: 7:30 am – 9:30 am; meet at the North Parking Lot (near Linglestown Road)
Pre-Registration: Not required
Fee: Free


Preschool Storytime: Summer at Wildwood!

June 4, 2014
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.
When & Where: 10:00 am – 10:45 am; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Space is limited, so pre-register today at 717-221-0292
Fee: Free


Damsels and Dragons - Flies That Is!

June 4, 2014
A power-point presentation by Anthony Schoch about these iconic insects will focus on their anatomy, life cycle, indication of water quality, identification, and their place in the food chain of the wetlands. Local and national organizations and research programs will also be touched on, along with some tips on photographing these amazing creatures. 
When & Where: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required
Fee: Free


Scout Workshop: Brownies “Bugs & Hiker”

June 7, 2014
Scouts can earn both badges in this workshop. The program starts with exploring insect homes, identifying some amazing bugs, and learning how to follow trail signs and prepare for a hike. Next, scouts hit the trails to earn both badges and practice “Leave No Trace” guidelines along the way. A take-home bug craft is included.
When & Where:  10:30 am – 2:30 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration and pre-payment: Required. Download form
Fee:  $10 per scout


Flower Walk: Peak of Blooming

June 8, 2014

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. 
When & Where: 10:30am-12pm;
Meet at the North Parking Lot.
Pre-registration is not required.
Fee: Free.


Nature Explorers Day Camp (ages 5-6)

June 10, 2014 - June 12, 2014
Young children ages 5 and 6 will explore nature with activities focused on learning about our senses. Discovery walks, stories, crafts, and other fun activities will be included.
When & Where: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Required; opens January 2; call 717-221-0292
Fee: $60 per person


Stress Relief Walk

June 11, 2014
Walk off the stress of the work day with a hike at Wildwood Park.  Join a Wildwood volunteer for this vigorous after-work activity.  The 3-mile walk on easy trails with short climbs will be at a moderately brisk pace of 2-4 miles per hour. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes.  Dauphin County employees must sign in to receive Wellness Rewards points for participation.  Check
www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of rain. 
When & Where: 6pm-7:30pm; Meet at the Nature Center.
Pre-registration is not required. 
Fee: Free.


Beginner Bird Walk

June 14, 2014
Want to learn about birds? Beginners are welcome on
this bird walk to learn about birding and discover what
birds are at Wildwood. The walk will be on the Delta
Boardwalk and around the nature center.
When & Where: 8:00 am – 10:00 am;
meet at the nature center 
Pre-registration: Not required
Fee: Free


Volunteer Work Day

June 14, 2014

Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Pre-registration is not required; please let us know if you are bringing a group of six or more. Call 717-221-0292.  Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining.

When & Where: 10am-1pm; Meet at the Nature Center.
Pre-registration: not required, unless groups is 6 or more.
Fee: Free


Wildwood Way Day Camp - week 1 (ages 7-9)

June 16, 2014 - June 20, 2014

Campers ages 7 to 9 will learn about animal adaptations,
use binoculars on nature walks, explore a creek, and
enjoy live animal demonstrations!
NOTE: The second week is a repeat of the
first week.
When & Where: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm; meet at
the nature center
Pre-registration: required; opens January 2;
call 717-221-0292
Fee: $115 per person


Wild about Art: Scratchboards

June 21, 2014
June is the perfect time to view painted turtles basking in the sun, time to let your inner artist out.  Reptiles will be our inspiration for the sketches we make along the Towpath Trail. At this scratchboard workshop, participants will keep their artwork. Suitable for children 7 years and older and their parents. Adults who love to draw are welcome too.
When & Where: 1pm-3pm; Meet at the South Lot.
Pre-registration is required, space is limited. Please call 717-221-0292. Please bring something soft to sit on outside.
Fee: $5 per participant.


Wildwood Way Day Camp - week 2 (ages 7-9)

June 23, 2014 - June 27, 2014
Campers ages 7 to 9 will learn about animal adaptations, use binoculars on nature walks, explore a creek, and enjoy live animal demonstrations! NOTE: The second week is a repeat of the first week.
When & Where: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: required; opens January 2; call 717-221-0292
Fee: $115 per person


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

July 7, 2014 - July 11, 2014

Beginners will learn to use a DSLR camera in this hands-on
nature and wildlife photography workshop at Wildwood Park.
Space is limited, so apply today at hcckids.org.
When & Where: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm;
meet at the nature center
Pre-registration, Fee, and Information
at hcckids.org


Stress Relief Walk

July 9, 2014
Walk off the stress of the work day with a hike at Wildwood Park. Join a Wildwood volunteer for this vigorous after-work activity. The 3-mile walk on easy trails with short climbs will be at a moderately brisk pace of 2-4 miles per hour. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. Dauphin County employees may receive Wellness Rewards points for participation. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of rain.
When & Where: 6 pm - 7:30 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: not required
Fee: Free


Canoe Wildwood by Moonlight

July 10, 2014
Over one hundred years ago when Wildwood Lake formed as a result of construction of the dam, boating was a popular pastime. Canoe Wildwood participants will learn how time has changed the lake and the park, while paddling into the aquatic ecosystem for a close-up look at the inhabitants of the lake and marsh. The excursion is timed to include that magical moment when the sun is gone and the moon rises over the lake. Bring a flashlight. Canoes, paddles and life jackets will be provided. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
When & Where: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm; meet at the Middle Parking Lot on Industrial Road.
Pre-registration and pre-payment: required; call 717-221-0292.
Fee: $15 per person


Volunteer Work Day

July 12, 2014
Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining.
When & Where: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required, unless you are bringing a group of six or more. Call 717-221-0292.
Fee: Free


Flower Walk: Still More Blooms

July 13, 2014
Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams to search for and view Joe-pye weed, pokeweed, bee balm and two species of jewelweed. Learn how these flowers were named and some of their early and even modern day uses.
When & Where: 10:30 am – 12 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required.  
Fee: Free


Beginner Bird Walk

July 13, 2014
Come on this evening walk to learn about the birds that can be found at Wildwood. The walk will be along Wildwood Way and the Towpath.
When & Where: 6:00 om – 8:00 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required
Fee: Free


Junior Naturalist Day Camp (ages 10-11)

July 14, 2014 - July 18, 2014
Young naturalists ages 10 and 11 will explore Wildwood’s habitats while hiking, using binoculars, and canoeing on the lake. They will help with scientific studies by identifying aquatic insects and learn about turtle tagging.
When & Where: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Required; opens January 2; call 717-221-0292.
Fee: $115 per person


Environmental Book Review with Lebanon Valley College Professor

July 17, 2014
Jeff Richie, Lebanon Valley College Chair and Associate Professor of Digital Communications will discuss this month's featured book: WALDEN by Henry David Thoreau
When & Where: 7:00 - 8:30 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required
Fee: Free


Wild about Art: Flowers in Watercolor

July 19, 2014
July is the perfect time to enjoy all the beautiful flowers blooming in Wildwood Park. Flowering plants will be our inspiration for paintings we will make within the Nature Center gardens. At this workshop, participants will keep their artwork. Suitable for children 7 years and older and their parents. Adults who love to paint are welcome too. Please bring something soft to sit on outside.
When & Where: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Required; space is limited; call 717-221-0292
Fee: $5 per participant


Outdoor Week (ages 12-14)

July 21, 2014 - July 25, 2014
Get into the wild! Outdoor enthusiasts ages 12 to 14
will discover the natural world while learning skills
like building a debris hut, identifying wild edibles,
monitoring turtle populations, fishing, and canoeing
on the river. 
NOTE: Age range has been extended to include 14 year olds this year. 
When & Where: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Required; opens January 2; call 717-221-0292
Fee: $115 per person


Wild about Art: Plants in Pastels

August 2, 2014
August is the perfect time to see the American Lotus blooming in Wildwood Park. These wetland plants will be our inspiration for the drawings we will make along the canal. At this workshop, participants will keep their artwork. Suitable for children 7 years and older and their parents. Adults who love to draw are welcome too. Please bring something soft to sit on outside.
When & Where: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: required; space is limited; call 717-221-0292.
Fee: $5 per participant


Beginner Bird Walk

August 9, 2014
Walk out the North Boardwalk this morning and learn about the birds of Wildwood Park. Search for phoebes, wrens, catbirds, and other songbirds.
When & Where: 8:00 am – 10:00 am; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required.
Fee: Free


Volunteer Work Day

August 9, 2014
Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining.
When & Where: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required, unless you are bringing a group of six or more. Call 717-221-0292.
Fee: Free


Flower Walk: Heat Tolerant Plants

August 10, 2014
Join volunteer Cara Martinez-Williams to see some of the wetland plants along the North Boardwalk. Common ragweed, responsible for a great deal of allergic response, will be identified along the trail.
When & Where: 10:30 am - 12 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required
Fee: Free


Educator Workshop: Pennsylvania Biodiversity

August 12, 2014
The Pennsylvania Game Commission and Wildwood Park offer this educator workshop on biodiversity. Through the use of resource materials and hands-on activities, participants will investigate the concepts of biodiversity, explore Pennsylvania’s biodiversity, and examine local and global issues relating to biodiversity. Participating teachers will receive the Pennsylvania Biodiversity Guide and other activities. Act 48 hours available.
When & Where: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm; meet at the nature center 
Pre-registration: Required by July 25; call 717-221-0292.
Fee: $10 per person


Educator Workshop: Biodiversity of the Susquehanna River

August 13, 2014
Join the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Wildwood Park for a canoe trip on the Susquehanna River. Explore the biodiversity of this aquatic ecosystem between Fort Hunter and West Fairview. This trip will include a stop near Wade Island to view Pennsylvania’s largest nesting site for Great Egrets and Black-crowned Night-Herons, endangered species in PA. The program will also include discussions of some of the challenges facing plants and animals of the river. Act 48 hours available.
When & Where: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm; meeting location will be sent to registered participants
Pre-registration: Required by July 25; space is limited; call 717-221-0292.
Fee: $10 per person


Stress Relief Walk

August 13, 2014
Walk off the stress of the work day with a hike at Wildwood Park. Join a Wildwood volunteer for this vigorous after-work activity. The 3-mile walk on easy trails with short climbs will be at a moderately brisk pace of 2-4 miles per hour. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. Dauphin County employees may receive Wellness Rewards points for participation. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of rain.
When & Where: 6 pm - 7:30 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: not required
Fee: Free


Educator Workshop: Project Learning Tree

September 6, 2014
This workshop will introduce teachers K through 8 to the Project Learning Tree curriculum. Project Learning Tree is an international program promoting the study and understanding of environment and ecology. Materials and curriculum guide are being provided by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Act 48 hours available.
When & Where: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Required by August 29; call 717-221-0292
Fee: $10 per person


Stress Relief Walk

September 10, 2014
Walk off the stress of the work day with a hike at Wildwood Park. Join a Wildwood volunteer for this vigorous after-work activity. The 3-mile walk on easy trails with short climbs will be at a moderately brisk pace of 2-4 miles per hour. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. Dauphin County employees may receive Wellness Rewards points for participation. Check www.wildwoodlake.org for cancellation information in case of rain.
When & Where: 6 pm - 7:30 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required
Fee: Free


Volunteer Work Day

September 13, 2014
Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining.
When & Where: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required, unless you are bringing a group of six or more. Call 717-221-0292.
Fee: Free


Scout Workshop: Webelos “Forester” Badge

September 14, 2014
Nature’s monuments — trees — are a necessary and precious resource. Participants will discover the many products manufactured from wood that are used every day, and the important role trees play in the delicate balance of the environment. How tall is the tallest tree? How big around is the largest tree? What local history is recorded by trees? Is fire ever good for a tree? These are among the topics this workshop covers. In addition, scouts will learn how to identify some of Pennsylvania’s native trees and plants that grow in the park.
When & Where:  10:30 am – 3:00 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration and pre-payment:  Required. Download form
Fee:  $10 per scout


Flower Walk: Goldenrods, Asters and Other Fall Surprises

September 21, 2014
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 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. 
When & Where: 1:30 pm – 3 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required
Fee: Free


RESCHEDULED - Girl Scout Workshop: Junior "Night Owl"

September 26, 2014

DATE TO BE DETERMINED


Celebrate Wildwood

September 28, 2014
Take this opportunity to celebrate Wildwood Park by enjoying various activities that highlight its diverse user groups. Meet the people involved in turtle research and monarch butterfly tagging at Wildwood. Check out the heart-healthy monitoring station and free children's activities. For a small fee you can paint a pumpkin, stuff a scarecrow, or make a caramel apple.
The day includes the Walk for Wildwood. This 5K walk/run for families, exercise enthusiasts, dog walkers, and runners, is a fundraiser for the Friends of Wildwood, whose mission is to support and preserve the park.


Volunteer Work Day

October 11, 2014
Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining.
When & Where: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required, unless you are bringing a group of six or more. Call 717-221-0292.
Fee: Free


Wildwood's Magical Trail

October 16, 2014 - October 17, 2014
Take a walk on the wild side and have a laugh as the whole family meets some of Wildwood’s talking wildlife. Learn from the inhabitants of the wetlands what they are up to as day turns to night. The program takes a fun and educational look at animals and is not scary. After the walk, make animal crafts in the nature center and gather around a campfire to make s’mores and sip cider. Kids are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite animal!
When & Where: 6 pm and 7 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Required; call 717-221-0292
Fee: $8 per person, age 2 and up


Scout Workshop: Brownies “Wildlife in PA”

October 18, 2014
Brownies will create their own unique badges while enhancing their knowledge of some of PA’s wildlife. This program provides activities to learn about animal groups and characteristics, endangered species, bird identification, as well as how to spot wildlife and how to use binoculars. Program concludes with a wildlife walk.
When & Where:  10:30 am – 2:30 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration and pre-payment: Required. Download form
Fee:  $10 per scout


Scout Workshop: Juniors “Animal Habitats”

November 8, 2014
This workshop uses Wildwood Park as a study site to 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. They will learn about some of the environmental challenges animals face, and investigate ways to help. Crafts and ideas to create a healthy backyard habitat for animals will be included!
When & Where:  10:30 am – 3:00 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration and pre-payment: Required. Download form
Fee:  $10 per scout


Volunteer Work Day

November 8, 2014
Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining.
When & Where: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration: Not required, unless you are bringing a group of six or more. Call 717-221-0292.
Fee: Free


Scout Workshop: Brownies “Senses”

November 22, 2014
Humans have five senses that are used to help navigate through life’s daily experiences, and to do tasks quickly, safely, and with enjoyment. While using fun activities, the scouts will learn how to fine-tune their senses and become more aware of the world around them.
When & Where:  10:30 am – 2:30 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration and pre-payment: Required. Download form
Fee: $10 per scout


Scout Workshop: Bears “Sharing Your World with Wildlife” Achievement

December 13, 2014
This workshop focuses on learning to live in harmony with wildlife and the environment, and understanding the purpose all creatures have on this planet. Using hands-on activities, scouts will gain an appreciation of the “web of life” and how human beings fit into it. They will learn about the muskrats living in Wildwood Lake and the lodges they build as winter homes, while collecting and logging data for the annual “Muskrats in Wildwood” survey. Warm boots, hats, and gloves will be needed!
When & Where:  10:30 am – 2:30 pm; meet at the nature center
Pre-registration and pre-payment: Required. Download form 
Fee:  $10 per scout


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