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


Tree ID Walk

October 26, 2014

When you know someone by name, you are more likely to engage with them. The strange becomes familiar. Join Jon Schach, an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist with Good's Tree Care Inc., on a tree identification walk and get to know the trees at Wildwood Park.
When & Where: 1:30pm-3pm; Meet at the nature center.
Pre-registration is required.

Fee: Free.


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


Educator Workshop: Bring Out Your Dead

November 13, 2014

DCNR, PA Game Commission and Wildwood Park join together to offer this workshop about the proper preparation and care of natural history collections. Participants will learn how to maintain taxidermy mounts, birds' nests, eggs, bones, pickled (wet) specimens and more. Learn about old methods of preparation and their risks and safety issues. Information on plant preservation techniques, preventing damage to collections from insect pests, and utilizing collections in standards-based activities will also be discussed. Materials are being provided through a grant from the PA Department of Environmental Protection. Act 48 hours available.
When & Where: 9am-4pm; Meet in the nature center.

Pre-Registration deadline is October 31st.
Fee:
$10 per person.


Wild About Art: Ode to the Egg

November 15, 2014

Come to Wildwood Park and learn how to identify some of the wild bird eggs in Wildwood Park’s collection of replicas! At this workshop, participants will be able to sketch/color a wide variety of bird eggs to keep as a personal reference. Suitable for children 8 years and older and their parents. Adults who love to draw are welcome too. Participants should bring a journal. Other materials will be provided.
When & Where: 1pm-3pm; Meet in the nature center.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited; call 717-221-0292.

Fee: $5 per person.


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


Wreath-making Workshop

December 6, 2014

Make a holiday wreath out of natural materials. Everything will be supplied to make an evergreen wreath with decorations from nature, including cones, berries, nuts and seed pods. Participants may bring additional items and ribbon. After constructing a wreath outside in the pavilion, come inside the nature center to warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and add some finishing touches. It takes 1 to 2 hours to complete one wreath. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves and clippers.
When & Where: 9am, 10:30am, & 12pm: Meet at the nature center.
Pre-registration is required; call 717-221-0292.

Fee: $15 per wreath.

 


Wild About Art: Natural Ornaments

December 7, 2014

Children and their parents are invited to make holiday ornaments using pine cones, milkweed pods and other natural materials. Everything but the creativity will be  supplied to make works of art to decorate for the holidays.
When & Where: 1pm-3pm; Meet in the nature center.

Pre-registration is not required.

Fee: $5 per person.


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


Wild about art: Natural Ornaments

December 21, 2014

Children and their parents are invited to make holiday ornaments using pine cones, milkweed pods and other natural materials. Everything but the creativity will be supplied to make works of art to decorate for the holidays.
When & Where: 1pm-3pm; Meet in the nature center.
Pre-registration is not required.

Fee: $5 per person.


Meet a Naturalist: Animals in Winter

December 27, 2014 - December 28, 2014

While people are getting ready for the seasons to change, animals are making preparations too. A naturalist will be in the Olewine Nature Center with animal artifacts to help visitors discover what Wildwood’s animals are doing as winter approaches.
When & Where: 10:30am-3:30pm; Meet in the Nature Center.
Pre-registration is not required.

Fee: Free.


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