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Wissahickon Environmental Center

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300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
(215) 685-9285 https://www.facebook.com/WissahickonEnvironmentalCenter/?fref=ts

December 2018

Thursday Morning Treks

December 20 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:15am on Thursday, repeating until December 28, 2018

Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center. Each week we will focus our hike on a different theme as we explore the trails of the Andorra Natural Area, but all are welcome every week. Hikes will be 1-2.5 miles at a moderate pace. Some trails will be rocky with hills. Bring water, and don't forget to tick check after the hike. We will hike in all weather conditions, so please dress accordingly. Drop-ins are welcome, but registration is suggested so we are able to contact you…

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Sunrise/Moonset Hike

December 22 @ 6:00 am
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Begin your day with a hike in the forest under the light of the full moon. The moon will set at 7 p.m. that morning, so come enjoy forest and meadow while watching the moon set and the sun rise, ending the longest night. Adults Only. Programs are FREE and begin at the Tree House unless otherwise noted. Registration required for most programs; registering early is recommended at treehousewec.eventbrite.com. Programs begin at the Tree House (300 W. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia) unless otherwise noted. An *…

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Thursday Morning Treks

December 27 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:15am on Thursday, repeating until December 28, 2018

Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center. Each week we will focus our hike on a different theme as we explore the trails of the Andorra Natural Area, but all are welcome every week. Hikes will be 1-2.5 miles at a moderate pace. Some trails will be rocky with hills. Bring water, and don't forget to tick check after the hike. We will hike in all weather conditions, so please dress accordingly. Drop-ins are welcome, but registration is suggested so we are able to contact you…

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Winter Birds I with Martin Selzer (Andorra)

December 27 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center. Meet local birder Martin Selzer at the Tree House at 8:30am, the walk will last about 2 hours to observe wintering birds along Forbidden Drive and in Andorra and Harper’s Meadows. Pre-registration is requested. All ages. FREE. Registration will open one month prior to program. Programs are FREE and begin at the Tree House unless otherwise noted. Registration required for most programs; registering early is recommended at treehousewec.eventbrite.com. Programs begin at the Tree House (300 W. Northwestern…

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January 2019

Zen Birds

January 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center. Zen Birds, a lovely poetic, illustrated book by Vanessa Sorensen, will be the inspiration for a winter workshop with Kim Soles. Kim will lead a silent hike to spy winter birds and return to brush and paper to imitate Vanessa's watercolor style of capturing the winged creatures with simplicity and beauty. Crafting a short poem or words to describe our completed Zen Bird is welcomed, but not required. The only experience needed is a…

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Kids Explore: Winter Wonderland

January 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center. Bring the kids out into the forest this winter to discover what is still active during the cold winter months. Bundle up, this is an outdoor program! Ages 6-12. Drop-Off optional. Registration will open one month prior to program. Programs are FREE and begin at the Tree House unless otherwise noted. Registration required for most programs; registering early is recommended at treehousewec.eventbrite.com. Programs begin at the Tree House (300 W. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia) unless otherwise noted. An *…

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Thursday Tots: Winter Birds

January 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center. Tots will explore the lives of birds in the winter and make them a mid-winter snack. Ages 3-5 | Parents stay with their child. $5.00 per child per lesson to be paid on arrival. Registration will open one month prior to the program. Programs are FREE and begin at the Tree House unless otherwise noted. Registration required for most programs; registering early is recommended at treehousewec.eventbrite.com. Programs begin at the Tree House (300 W. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia) unless…

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Winter Birds II with Martin Selzer (Andorra)

January 26, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center. Meet local birder Martin Selzer at the Tree House at 8:30am, the walk will last about 2 hours to observe wintering birds along Forbidden Drive and in Andorra and Harper’s Meadows. Pre-registration is requested. All ages. FREE. Registration will open one month prior to program. Programs are FREE and begin at the Tree House unless otherwise noted. Registration required for most programs; registering early is recommended at treehousewec.eventbrite.com. Programs begin at the Tree House (300 W. Northwestern…

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February 2019

Kids Explore: Winter Wonderland

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center. Bring the kids out into the forest this winter to discover what is still active during the cold winter months. Bundle up, this is an outdoor program! Ages 6-12. Drop-Off optional. Registration will open one month prior to program. Programs are FREE and begin at the Tree House unless otherwise noted. Registration required for most programs; registering early is recommended at treehousewec.eventbrite.com. Programs begin at the Tree House (300 W. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia) unless otherwise noted. An *…

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Family & Adult Full Moon Hikes

February 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center. Families will join us for a short night hike around the tree house with their children, while all other adults hike through the woods to the meadow. Both groups will hike by the light of the full moon and discover the tree silhouettes against the moonlit sky. Maybe hear the hoot of an owl, and warm up around the campfire. All Ages. Free. Space is limited. Registration opens at 9 a.m. the day of…

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Thursday Tots: Maple Trees and Treats

February 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center. Search for the special Sugar Maple tree and taste its fresh sap. Watch how the sap turns into Maple Syrup and taste our homemade maple syrup on pancakes. Ages 3-5 | Parents stay with their child. $5.00 per child per lesson to be paid on arrival. Registration will open one month prior to the program. Programs are FREE and begin at the Tree House unless otherwise noted. Registration required for most programs; registering early is recommended…

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March 2019

Thursday Tots: Spring Senses

March 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet at the Wissahickon Environmental Center. Tots will explore the changing season by using their six senses- touch, taste, smell, hearing, sight, and wonder! Ages 3-5 | Parents stay with their child. $5.00 per child per lesson to be paid on arrival. Registration will open one month prior to the program. Programs are FREE and begin at the Tree House unless otherwise noted. Registration required for most programs; registering early is recommended at treehousewec.eventbrite.com. Programs begin at the Tree House (300 W. Northwestern…

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