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Wissahickon Environmental Center

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300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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December 2017

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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Winter Birds I

December 29 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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One event on January 14, 2018 at 8:30am

Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet local birder Martin Selzer at the Tree House. The morning will begin by enjoying an activity at the Tree House's feeders before exploring Andorra Meadow and Forbidden Drive as the conditions permit. Registration suggested. Call 215-685-9285 to register. All ages.

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January 2018

Winter Salve Making

January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Winter is rough on the skin. Treat yourself to homemade (by you) salves, infused with local medicinal plants; more effective and less expensive! Registration required. Call 215-685-9285 to register. Adults and youth 12 & up. This event is free to attend but $10 to take home a jar of salve. Space is limited.

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Winter Birds I

January 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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One event on January 14, 2018 at 8:30am

Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Meet local birder Martin Selzer at the Tree House. The morning will begin by enjoying an activity at the Tree House's feeders before exploring Andorra Meadow and Forbidden Drive as the conditions permit. Registration suggested. Call 215-685-9285 to register. All ages.

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Kids Explore-Winter Wonderland

January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 10, 2018 at 10:00am

Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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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! Registration required. Call 215-685-9285 to register. Ages 6-12. Drop-off optional.

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Photographing the Wonder of the Winter Woods

January 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Come on a photographic adventure in the Andorra Natural Area. Join Kim Soles for a brief indoor presentation of her nature work that spans 25+ years, before bundling up to photograph the winter woods. Kim's dreamlike and intimate depictions of nature will inspire you to hunt for anthropomorphic shapes and capture the beauty of the leafless forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Call 215-685-9285 to register. Adults and children 12 and older.

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Full Moon Night Hike

January 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Hike by 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 camp fire. Registration required. Call 215-685-9285 to register. 6-7:30PM Family Hike: Families with toddlers can join the Wissahickon Environmental Center staff for a short night hike around the tree house; families with children ages 5 and up can join for a longer hike. 8-9:30PM Adult Hike: Adult only hike through the woods to the meadow.

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February 2018

Weather Folklore

February 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Can a ground hog really predict the end of winter? Join Wissahickon Environmental Center staff for this indoor/outdoor program to learn how people looked to the natural world to predict weather for centuries before computer models. Wissahickon Environmental Center staff will take you outdoors to look at the clouds and learn how observing insects and animals behavior can give us a clue to the weather 'in your neck of the woods.' Registration required. Call 215-685-9285 to register. All ages.

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Kids Explore-Winter Wonderland

February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 10, 2018 at 10:00am

Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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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! Registration required. Call 215-685-9285 to register. Ages 6-12. Drop-off optional.

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