Welcome winter with a variety of wellness exercises and programs on the natural landscape of the Schuylkill Center. Start off the morning with a gentle walk and beginner yoga on our trails with teacher Kelly Miller. Please bring a yoga mat or towel in addition to your walking shoes. Our wellness workshops occur on the last Saturday of every month and are free to the public. All programs are held outside on our beautiful trails; please dress for the weather. Free. No registration required.
Discover the Schuylkill Center with our free event every Saturday. We’ll gather in our Visitor Center before hitting the trails for a guided exploration.Each week explores a different theme. All ages welcome. No registration required.
Save on birdseed, seed mixes, and suet—in quantities from 4 to 50 lb. bags. Members receive 20% off birdseed and non-members receive 10% off birdseed. To ensure you get the quantity you need, place an order in advance by calling 215-482-7300 by Friday, November 16. While you’re picking up your birdseed, stop in and browse our great selection of bird feeders, birdhouses and nature gifts.
Start the holidays right at FOW’s wreath-making workshop! Enjoy roasted chestnuts, hot apple cider, and a light breakfast at the Valley Green Inn. Decorate your holiday wreath with fresh western juniper with blue berries, incense-cedar with yellow tips, holly with red berries, and assorted pine cones and ornaments. Children can make nature gifts for animals and enjoy a winter woods hike with the Wissahickon Environmental Center.
As a natural outgrowth of the new Ecological Land Management Plan and spurred on by long-term FOW member, former Board member and avid birder Shirley Gracie, FOW is launching a bird club to monitor bird species in Wissahickon Valley Park. Please join us for the first introductory meeting on Saturday, December 1st at 10 am in Valley Green Inn. Space is limited, so please register early.
Want to get outside but don’t know where to start? Bring your family for a hike and unstructured nature play with representatives from our NaturePHL program. We’ll climb, explore, and learn more about the many health benefits of outdoor activity. Meet us at the Tall Trees Playscape behind the Visitor Center and we’ll head out from there.
Environmental activist Maya van Rossum is currently advancing The Green Amendment movement, seeking to secure constitutional protection for environmental rights nationwide. She will discuss her new best-selling book by the same name and how members can become more engaged with environmental and water advocacy relating to the Wissahickon watershed.