Nurturing Nature: A community blog

Deniz Martinez shares local eco events and learning locations, as well as ideas and inspiration for keeping our kids connected to the nature in the 21st Century.

2 free family events at Wildwood Park this weekend

Written by Deniz Martinez, Community blogger | May 30, 2012 3:46 AM

Head over to Wildwood Lake this weekend for a pair of free family-friendly nature events:

 

National Trails Day Walk

June 2, 2012

Join volunteer Rudy Gornik for a walk to celebrate National Trails Day. Walking is a low impact form of exercise and has low impact on the environment as well. Wildwood walks can bring pleasant surprises like seeing turtles and egrets or hearing red-winged blackbirds and Rudy’s jokes will make the miles fly by. The 3-mile walk on easy trails with short climbs will be at a moderate pace of 2-3 miles per hour. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. 

When and Where: 1 pm - 3 pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center.

 

Bird Banding Demonstration

June 3, 2012

Join licensed bird bander Sandy Lockerman as she conducts research on the birds that make Wildwood Park their home. Learn about the equipment, nets, and bands used for banding and local banding projects. If the weather does not cooperate, an indoor program about banding will be substituted. 

When and Where: 1 pm - 3 pm; Meet at the Olewine Nature Center.

 

a black-crowned night heron at Wildwood Lake

Published in Nurturing Nature: Connecting Children to Nature in Central PA and Beyond

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