Orienteering is an international sport that uses a detailed map to find your way. There is a level of this sport for everyone! Attend an official DVOA (Delaware Valley Orienteering Association) orienteering meet. All levels of competition will be available, from easy to advanced. If you are a beginner you can get a lesson from a member of the DVOA before going out on a course.
Children ages 6 to 8 will be challenged to follow a series of ecological clues hidden in plastic eggs that are in the woods and fields. A "treasure trove" will be found at the end of the hunt. Younger children (ages 3 to 5) will simply hunt for eggs. They should bring a small basket for collecting. Older kids do not need a basket. Please note that there are two different start times: 2:00 pm for ages 3 to 5 and 3:00 pm for ages 6 to 8. Pre-registration is required by April 6th. Meet at the pavilions.
Take a "first look" at the earth. What can we do to help our planet? It's never too early to learn about recycling and other ways to help our earth. Play a game and make a craft to celebrate Earth Day. Pre-registration is required. Meet in the salt wing of the barn.
Join park staff in an animal habitat improvement project. Rangers and volunteers will be removing invasive plants from a small area of the park. Individuals, families, and organized groups are welcome. Bring work gloves. Loppers, pruning shears and saws, and trowels are helpful if you have them. Learn to distinguish between native and non-native species. Meet at the park office. Pre-registration especially for groups is preferred.
The 20th Annual Stony Creek Anglers Trout Derby will be held rain or shine on the banks of the Stony and Kepner Creeks located on the grounds of the Norristown State Hospital and Norristown Farm Park on April 29 and 30th, 2017. (Enter gate 5 on Stanbridge Street). This is always a great fishing event for the entire family. Breakfast, lunch and drinks will be available. Bucket raffle tickets, bait and merchandise will be for sale. A special trout pond is designated for children ages 6 and under. Sections of the creek will be cordoned off for Teens ages 15 and under as well as an area for challenged individuals. Prizes will be awarded for tagged "breeder" trout. A valid PFBC fishing license and trout stamp are required for adults age 16 and older. This is Stony Creek Anglers' largest fishing event and one that provides a great experience for new and seasoned trout fishermen of all ages. For more information, please visit their web site at: http://stonycreekanglers.synthasite.com. Stony Creek Anglers is Montgomery County's only co-operative trout nursery; located adjacent to the Norristown Farm Park, Norristown, Pennsylvania. It's an IRS recognized tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are fully deductible, as allowed by law, for Federal Income Tax. All proceeds from the Derby are applied to the maintenance of their nursery and funding of their children programs.