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 April 12, 2012 - Dauphin County to Host Free Wetlands Festival at Wildwood Park

​HARRISBURG, PA (April 12, 2012) – Celebrate the natural wonder of the wetland at the 11th annual Wetlands Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at Wildwood Park in Harrisburg.

The Wetlands Festival has expanded with more exciting programs, walks, exhibits, and vendors for the public to enjoy. Throughout the day, activities and crafts for children, exhibits, a plant sale and more will be offered. The ever-popular ZooAmerica also will return with live animal programs.

A host of special events will take place during the festival:

• 8 a.m. – Pre-Festival Bird Walk with Kim Van Fleet
• 8 a.m. – Pre-Festival Photography Walk with Phil Lloyd
• 9 a.m. – Bird Banding with Sandy Lockerman
• 9 a.m. – Exhibits and vendors open
• 9:30 a.m. – Wildlife Up Close with Nate McKelvie
• 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Jam sessions with recycled instruments
• 11 a.m. – Possum’s Tale Storytelling with Deb Takach
• 11 a.m. – Turtle Talks
• 12 p.m. – Kids’ Discovery Walk with Nate McKelvie
• 12:30 p.m. – Live music by Van Wagner
• 1 p.m. – Flower Walk with Jane Earle
• 1:30 p.m. – Tall Timber Musical Program by Van Wagner
• 2 p.m. – Beginners’ Bird Walk with Pam Parson and Keith Bentz
• 3 p.m. – ZooAmerica Program “Native PA Animals”

The Wetlands Festival is sponsored by the Dauphin County Commissioners, abc27, and the Friends of Wildwood. For a brochure of the day’s activities visit or call the Olewine Nature Center at 717-221-0292.

Wildwood Park is located on Industrial Road, a half mile north of the Harrisburg Area Community College campus. The Benjamin Olewine III Nature Center is located in Wildwood Park and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday through Sunday.

Category: Parks n Recreation
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