Wildwood Park Events

Kids Discover: Fall

October 22, 2020

Enjoy a morning outdoors learning about fall with a Wildwood Park Naturalist. Age appropriate activities and a story will accompany this program. Program will occur outside; please dress accordingly. Masks, social distancing and pre-registration required here. Program limited to 25, each child is limited to one chaperone; chaperones are free.

When & Where: 10:00 am - 10:45 am; meet at the Olewine Pavilion

Fee: $5 per child, chaperones free


Art In The Wild: Exhibit Open

May 16, 2020 - September 30, 2020

Visit naturally inspired trailside creations along Wildwood Park’s wandering trails and wetlands. Using mostly natural materials, artists have constructed large and small installations. A map-brochure about the exhibit is available.

When: Dawn - Dusk

Fee: Free


Wildwood Photography Contest

August 27, 2020 - December 1, 2020

Now is a great time to visit Wildwood Park, camera in hand to snap outdoor photos for the upcoming Photo Contest. Photographs may be dropped off at the nature center starting October 1. Photos must be submitted by Tuesday, December 1 at 3:00 pm. Review official contest rules and guidelines for preparing photos at www.wildwoodlake.org.


Walk for Wildwood

September 27, 2020

Join in the celebration of Wildwood Park! Enjoy an autumn walk while learning about what makes Wildwood special. While participating in the Walk for Wildwood, stop and visit the learning station tents along the way. This walk is an annual fundraiser for the Friends of Wildwood in support of the “Save the Boardwalks” Campaign. Sign up for the walk anytime between 12pm – 4pm the day of outside of the Nature Center. Go to www.wildwoodlake.org/support for more information or to donate.

When: 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Fee: Free; Donations Welcome


Fall Tree Walk

October 20, 2020

Join a Wildwood Park Naturalist for a leisurely walk at Detweiler Park with a focus on trees and their fall foliage. Become familiar with a variety of common species. Masks, social distancing and pre-registration required here. Program limited to 25.


When & Where: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm; Detweiler Park

 

Fee: Free



Virtual Dr. Seuss Science Series

October 29, 2020 - November 12, 2020

Join an Environmental Educator for fun interactive Dr. Seuss virtual story session for children ages 3-5. Stories, rhymes, and a craft/activity will introduce science through the eyes of Dr. Seuss. Program will be available on Dauphin County Parks and Recreation’s Facebook page.

When: Thursdays Oct. 29, Nov. 5 and Nov. 12.

Fee: Free


National Take a Hike Day

November 17, 2020

Grab your hiking boots, family and friends, and some water – it’s National Take a Hike Day! Get outdoors for some fresh air, scenery and exercise. Take a hike at your own pace on various terrain exploring the trails and wildlife at your local Dauphin County Park. All ages are welcome.

When: Anytime 

Fee: Free


Waterfowl Walk

November 18, 2020

Join a naturalist to search for migrating waterfowl along the Towpath Trail. There may be other late arrivals such as Winter Wrens and Rusty Blackbirds. Masks, social distancing and pre-registration required here. Program limited to 25.

 

When & Where: 8:00 am - 10:00 am; meet at the Middle Parking Lot.

 

Fee: Free


Wreath Workshop

November 28, 2020

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. Wreath assembly will take place outside under a covered pavilion and optional decorating will occur indoors afterwards. Bring personal work gloves and/or decorations. Dress for the weather. Time slots limited to 10 people. Register here.

When & Where: 9:00, 10:30 & 12:00; at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $25.00 per wreath


Wreath Workshop

November 29, 2020

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. Wreath assembly will take place outside under a covered pavilion and optional decorating will occur indoors afterwards. Bring personal work gloves and/or decorations. Dress for the weather. Time slots limited to 10 people. Register here.

When & Where: 9:00, 10:30 & 12:00; at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $25.00 per wreath


Wreath Workshop

December 1, 2020

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. Wreath assembly will take place outside under a covered pavilion and optional decorating will occur indoors afterwards. Bring personal work gloves and/or decorations. Dress for the weather. Time slots limited to 10 people. Register here.

When & Where: 9:00, 10:30 & 12:00; at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $25.00 per wreath


Wreath Workshop

December 2, 2020

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. Wreath assembly will take place outside under a covered pavilion and optional decorating will occur indoors afterwards. Bring personal work gloves and/or decorations. Dress for the weather. Time slots limited to 10 people. Register here.

When & Where: 9:00, 10:30 & 12:00; at the Olewine Nature Center

Fee: $25.00 per wreath


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