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  • Man in a gym holding his lower back in pain

    Pain-Free Living: Hip & Lower Back Mobility Workshop

    , Harrisburg
    Interested in learning how to handle back and hip pain so you can stay active? Did you know that lower back pain is the leading cause of disability globally? That number is expected to rise with population expansion and aging. A free Park Rx wellness program sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield. Program provided by Dr. Brett Morrison of Madden & Gilbert Physical Therapy.
  • Natural art in the woods

    Art In The Wild 2024: Nature Heals

    , Harrisburg
    Visit naturally inspired trailside creations along Wildwood Park’s wandering trails and wetlands. Using mostly natural materials, artists have constructed large and small installations. This year’s theme is “Nature Heals.” A map-brochure about the exhibit is available online, at the kiosks or inside the Nature Center. Art In the Wild is Presented by the Mooney family foundation.
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    Art In The Wild 2024: Meet the Artists

    , Harrisburg
    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.
  • Redbud tree

    Friends of Wildwood Redbud Tree Sale

    , Harrisburg
    Spring is a great time to do improve your backyard landscape, and the Friends of Wildwood have just the thing for you! Stop by the Nature Center from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm and purchase an Eastern Redbud Tree Seedling. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Wildwood. Sales are cash or check only, so please plan accordingly. See you there! More information online at explorewildwoodpark.org.
  • White crane in water

    Endangered Species Educator Workshop

    , Harrisburg
    Participants will take a short hike to explore the importance of wetlands to many endangered species and to get a close-up view of the endangered Great Egret. Dress is casual for indoor and outdoor activities. A morning snack and ACT 48 hours will be provided.
  • 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.
  • Kids helping water a young tree

    Volunteer Work Day

    , Harrisburg
    Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. This month’s focus will be on planting new native trees and/or shrubs in various locations throughout the Park. Tools and work gloves provided. Assume the work day is cancelled if it is raining. This program is part of the Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield. Pre-registration required
  • Red bud tree blooming in front of mansion

    Historical Tree Walk

    , Harrisburg
    Join a Naturalist for a leisurely walk around Fort Hunter Park & Mansion. Learn one method for aging a live tree and some historical facts about these large giants. Meet on the lawn in front of the Mansion.
  • Children sitting on floor

    Preschool Storytime: Spring at Wildwood!

    , Harrisburg
    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 an activity will introduce Wildwood critters and the joy of books and language to youngsters. This program is sponsored by Altrusa of South Central PA, providing a book for each participant. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.
  • Person covering ears while being pointed at

    Meditation To Ease Anxiety

    , 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. Participants should be age 12 and older. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.