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Wissahickon Environmental Center

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300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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October 2017

Whispers Along the Wissahickon

October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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This annual family-friendly fall celebration offers hayrides, face painting, live music, and more! Everyone is encouraged to come in costume. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis to FOW members and include food, beverages, beer, and wine. Tickets: $45/adult, $20/child, or $100 (incl. 2 adults and 2 children). Current FOW members can check their e-mail for the link to register. Can't find our e-mail? Check your promotions tab or contact Giulia Morrone at morrone@fow.org or 215-381-2950. Not a member?…

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November 2017

Day of the Dead Vulture Watch

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Hosted by Environmental Education Planner Tony Croasdale. We will bird our way to the meadow and then hopefully witness the large group of black vultures that we sometimes see headed for their roost. Registration suggested. Adults. FREE. Please register in advance at 215.685.9285 or wec@phila.gov

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Andorra Meadow Bird Walk

November 4 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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  Meet at the Tree House for a trip to the Andorra Meadow with local birder Martin Selzer during the late fall migration period. Registration suggested. All Ages. FREE. Please register in advance at 215.685.9285 or wec@phila.gov

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Winter Salve Making

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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  Winter is rough on the skin and the wallet, with bitter winds and expensive holidays. Treat yourself and your family to homemade (by you) salves, infused with local medicinal plants—more effective and less expensive! Registration required. Adults and youth 12 & up. Space is limited. $5 BYO Jar or $10 WEC-supplied jar. Please register in advance at 215.685.9285 or wec@phila.gov

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Candle Dipping

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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  Candles play a big role in many of the winter holidays. Make your own candles to use during this darker season or give them away as a gift in the spirit of the season! This is an outdoor program. Registration required. Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. $2 per person. Registration required.  Please register in advance at 215.685.9285 or wec@phila.gov

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December 2017

Sunrise/Moonset Hike

December 4 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 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 6:45 that morning, so come enjoy forest and meadow, watching the moon set and the sun rise. Registration required. Adults only. Registration required. Adults and youth 12 & up. Space is limited. $5 BYO Jar or $10 WEC-supplied jar. Please register in advance at 215.685.9285 or wec@phila.gov

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Hiking with Maura the Explorer

December 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Join FOW Executive Director Maura McCarthy for a hike each month. She will tour a different section of the Wissahickon during each hike and talk about her park experiences, as well as point out any recent improvements by FOW. Bring your hiking shoes and be ready to share your favorite Wissahickon stories with her! Join Maura for her final hike of the year! She’ll lead a fun exploration of the Andorra Woods and Meadow and stop in to say hi…

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