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  • Animal tracks in snow

    Kids Discover: Tracks and Scat (Ages 5-10)

    , Harrisburg
    Wild animals are all around us, but we do not always get to see them. But, they sometimes leave clues to help us learn where go as they travel about Wildwood. Join a Naturalist to discover how to identify wildlife from tracks and scat. Explore walking patterns and basic tips in track ID and investigate the shape and contents of different animal’s scat. This program will be indoors and outdoors and include a short trek to search for signs of wildlife, especially scat and tracks. Please dress for the weather. Snow on the ground is helpful but not necessary. Registrants must be accompanied by a chaperone for the duration of the program. A maximum of one chaperone per child is permitted. Space is limited.
  • Woman with syrup

    Maple Sugar Festival

    , Harrisburg
    Join us at our annual Maple Sugar Festival for a fun day filled with sweet treats! Families can taste a variety of maple syrups, see how maple candies are made, practice tapping trees, make colorful crafts, and much more. New this year is an interactive maple sugaring exhibit for the young and young at heart. Admission to the festival is free.
  • Bonsai tree

    Bonsai Workshop

    , Harrisburg
    Sample the Japanese art form known as bonsai. This workshop will provide you with a brief history, a Juniper (Procumbens nana), wire, chopstick, small pruners and a care sheet. Instructors from Fat Cat Bonsai will guide you from selection of a viewing side to trunk and branch placement. Create your own living art. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Wildwood. Space is limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration required.
  • Cat in the Hat

    The Cat in the Hat Learning Series

    , Harrisburg
    Join an Environmental Educator for fun interactive story session for children ages 3-5. Stories, rhymes, and a craft/activity will introduce science through the eyes of the Cat In The Hat. Classes are offered during 3 consecutive Wednesdays. This program is sponsored by Altrusa of South Central PA, providing a book for each participant. Each participant will go home with a theme-related book. Pre-registration required.
  • A group of people walking on a paved trail at Wildwood Park in jackets and hats

    Wellness Wednesday Walks

    , Harrisburg
    Enjoy a moderately-paced walk around Wildwood lake while enjoying the trees and animals at the park. This will be a walk on paved, gravel, and dirt surfaces. You can choose to walk only a portion, then turn around at any point if you would like to customize the length of your walk to your individual fitness goals.
  • Women with her eyes closed meditating

    Meditation For A Happy Life

    , Harrisburg
    This one-hour course will go over the basics of meditation and have some short, simple meditations to practice. These will be meditations you can easily use, whatever your belief system is.
  • Person picking up trash along the road

    Volunteer Work Day- Litter Clean-Up!

    , Harrisburg
    Kick off the spring season with litter clean up along Industrial Road. Tools and work gloves will be provided. Refreshments will be available. This program is part of the Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield. Pre-registration required.
  • Bird eating a berry

    Birds & Coffee with Appalachian Audubon

    , Harrisburg
    Stop by the Nature Center Bird Viewing Area for a warm cup of bird- friendly coffee, tea or hot cocoa with Appalachian Audubon Society. Discover what birds visit our feeders most often and learn how to identify each one. On the second Saturday from November - April, join us in observing and counting common feeder birds as part of Project FeederWatch. Pre registration not required.
  • Japanese flower arrangement

    Virtual Illustrated Lecture: Ikebana

    Join the Friends of Fort Hunter and Amy Huck for a discussion of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging.
  • Wreath made from natural materials

    Spring Wreath Workshop

    , Harrisburg
    Decorate a spring wreath out of natural materials. Everything will be supplied to make a wreath with decorations from nature, including cones, nuts and seed pods. Select from a variety of wreath bases including grape vines and wire frames. Participants may bring additional items and ribbon. After constructing a wreath, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while adding finishing touches. Space is limited.