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Events Archive

  • Family Creek Exploration

    12:30 p.m.
    Explore the Wissahickon Creek at the Four Mills Reserve.  Investigate how fast it flows and hunt for eddies, riffles and other stream features. Explore using nets, buckets and tools to find out what critters are living in our back yard.

  • Family Night Walk

    7:30 p.m.
    A pleasant summer evening is the perfect time to head outside. Take a walk in the meadow and the woods at Armentrout Preserve to listen for owls, look at the stars, and enjoy the music of the night. Enjoy fun activities that test your night vision, learn how to tell the temperature by cricket chirps, attract moths, and go on a glowing eye hunt!

  • Beginning Birding for Kids

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Join WVWA and the Whitemarsh Foundation at Dixon Meadows Preserve for a kid-focused beginning birding program. Kids (and their grownup!) will learn what makes a bird a bird, how to identify birds and all about habitats and migration through fun games and other activities.  This session will include a walk in Dixon Meadows Preserve to practice bird identification. 

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
    Take a break from the summer heat and enjoy delicious ice cream treats on the lawn of the Mill. Then take a tour of the Mill and feel the excitement of rumbling stones, hear the splash of water over the wheel, and witness the cornmeal as it spills down a chute and into a barrel below.

  • Nature Journal Club

    10:00 a.m.
    Want to deepen your love of the natural world, notice nature’s tiniest details and spend time surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors? Then start keeping a nature journal! Join us for a monthly journal club and make this activity a habit. Activities will include nature exploration, sketching demonstrations and time to create your own work. We will be investigating a variety of species and habitats.

  • A Bird in the Hand: Banding at the WVWA MAPS Station

    8:30 a.m. - Postponed due to weather from June 23 to July 7
    Visit WVWA’s banding site and see bird banding in action! Learn about avian conservation and research techniques, and find out what information can be collected by catching wild birds. You may even have the chance to release a bird from your hand! Event is subject to weather.


  • Nature Journaling

    1:00 p.m.
    Keeping a nature journal can enhance our experience of the natural world, help us become more mindful of our surroundings, and help us explore our curiosity. Participants will learn about the elements of journaling while we go for a hike around Four Mills Reserve, stopping here and there to record what we see.

  • Tex Mex 5k Race for Open Space

    7:00 p.m.

    Come for the race and stay for the Party-Under-the-Stars.  Register to run the race or volunteer and enjoy dinner, music and a Tex Mex Margarita. Proceeds from the race support WVWA's mission of protecting land, water and life in the watershed.  

  • Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House

    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Enjoy Father's Day at the Mill with Antique Cars
    Feel the excitement of rumbling stones, hear the splash of water over the wheel, and witness the cornmeal as it spills down a chute and into a barrel below at the Evans-Mumbower Mill Open House. 


  • Trail Steward Hike - Armentrout & Camp Woods

    4:00 p.m.

    Trail Steward Tom Messmer will lead an easy 2-mile hike through the many eco-systems of Armentrout Preserve and Camp Woods.