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Detweiler Park

FULL Owl Prowl

Dauphin, PA EST
Join a Naturalist for a night-time stroll at Detweiler Park. Discover WHO may be calling in the night and the eight different species of owls found in Pennsylvania. A 1.5-mile walk on various terrain will lead us through spr… read more

Winter Edibles Hike

Dauphin, PA EST
Join a Wildwood Park Naturalist for a hike at Detweiler Park with a focus on trees and edible winter foods. Become familiar with a variety of common species and a few recipes you could try at home. Dress for the weather. Spa… read more
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Past Events

National Take a Hike Day

National Take a Hike Day

Dauphin, PA
Grab your hiking boots, family and friends – it’s National Take a Hike Day! Get outdoors for some fresh air, scenery and exercise. Take a hike with a Naturalist or at your own pace on various terrain exploring the trails and wildlife at a local Dauphin County Park. All ages are welcome. This progra…
Thursday, November 17 2022 8:00 AM 10:00 AM

FULL Wild Edibles Hike

FULL Wild Edibles Hike

Dauphin, PA
Join Debbie Naha-Koretzky (the Wild Edibles Lady) to discover edible plants at Detweiler Park. A bountiful harvest of greens and other edibles is available even during the autumn months. Debbie, an educator, author, licensed nutritionist and wild edibles expert, will discuss plant identification, s…
Monday, October 10 2022 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

New Moon Walk

New Moon Walk

Dauphin, PA
Join Astronomical Society of Harrisburg President, Eric Roth and other ASH members for an evening of star gazing at Detweiler Park. The evening will begin with a short 0.75 mile walk along variable terrain to the open fields of the Airstrip Loop. With the help of scopes, binoculars and sky maps, pa…
Friday, October 28 2022 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

CANCELED Monarch Tagging at Detweiler Park

CANCELED Monarch Tagging at Detweiler Park

Dauphin, PA
Join a Naturalist in the meadows of Detweiler Park for an afternoon of Monarch Tagging. Learn about Monarch Watch and Project Monarch Health,  annual citizen science efforts to help track  Monarch Butterfly migrations and population trends. Try your luck with a butterfly net and get a chance to tag…
Wednesday, September 28 2022 1:00 PM 2:30 PM

Fall Tree Walk

Fall Tree Walk

Dauphin, PA
Join a Wildwood Park Naturalist for a leisurely walk at Detweiler Park with a focus on trees and their fall foliage. Become familiar with a variety of common species. This program is part of the Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield. Space is limited. Pre-registration require…
Tuesday, October 18 2022 2:30 PM 4:30 PM

Kids Discover: Decomposers (Ages 5-10)

Kids Discover: Decomposers (Ages 5-10)

Dauphin, PA
Join a Naturalist at Detweiler Park for an afternoon of discovery. Get down and dirty in search of the F.B.I. (fungus, bacteria and invertebrates) which live under logs and rocks. Observe them up-close with the help of magnifiers. Learn how something so small can make such a large impact on our env…
Thursday, October 6 2022 1:00 PM 2:30 PM

Walk and Talk with a Master Gardener

Walk and Talk with a Master Gardener

Dauphin, PA
Join Penn State Master Gardeners for a leisurely one hour stroll to learn about plants in the parks. A short presentation related to what we will be seeing will precede the walk. Participants can choose to walk only a portion. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Please check yo…
Friday, August 12 2022 9:30 AM 10:30 AM

Moth Program with The Bug Man

Moth Program with The Bug Man

Dauphin, PA
Join Ryan Bridge “The Bug Man” at Detweiler Park for a LATE NIGHT Insect Foray on opening night of National Moth Week! The new moon will provide perfect conditions for spotlighting these nocturnal beauties and their friends. A short 0.3 mile walk on variable terrain will take us to our evening loca…
Sat, Jul 23 2022 10:30 PM Sun, Jul 24 2022 12:00 AM

Wellness Naturally Walk

Wellness Naturally Walk

Dauphin, PA
Are you ready to spend some quality time in nature? Studies on the wellness benefits of time in nature have provided actual data that documents the benefits of reduced blood pressure, reduced heart rate, lower blood-sugar levels, boosted immune system, improved concentration and memory, and improv…
Sat, Sep 17 2022 10:30 AM Sat, Oct 15 2022 12:00 PM

CANCELED Leave No Trace (Ages 8-10)

CANCELED Leave No Trace (Ages 8-10)

Dauphin, PA
Leave No Trace teaches us how responsible actions can help protect the outdoors. Join Julie Queen, Leave No Trace Master Educator, at Detweiler Park for a fun, interactive session to learn about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and how to apply them during your time spent outdoors! Participan…
Tuesday, August 16 2022 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

Detweiler Park

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