This program is a "go" even without snow. Learn to ski better with improved balance, power, and glide. Types of ski equipment, waxing, clubs you can join, and places to ski will be covered. On-snow instruction is available if conditions permit. Bring your own equipment. Meet in the Salt Wing, next to the park office. Pre-registration is required.
Some animals have special adaptations for survival in the cold weather. Learn about the local winter animals, and some from the far north. Hear a story and make a craft. Meet in the Salt Wing. Pre-registration is required.
Don't let winter keep you indoors! Enjoy an opportunity to be in the park past sunset. View the winter landscape by the light of a full moon on this evening hike. Non-slip footwear is recommended. The hike will be about two miles. Meet in parking lot #5. Pre-registration is required.
Learn about the animal that rates a special day on our calendar. Can groundhog behavior predict the length of winter? Hear some Pennsylvania folklore. Listen to a story, play groundhog games, and make a craft to celebrate Groundhog Day. Meet in the Salt Wing.
The history of the Farm Park is closely intertwined with the history of Norristown State Hospital, but a chronological record of events takes us much further back in time. The land was originally part of a 7,000 acre tract of land that belonged to William Penn. The slide show presentation will trace the history of the land from the late 1600's to the present day. Learn about the original land owners, their successors, and the history of the existing buildings which were used by the state hospital either as housing or part of their farm operation. Pre-registration is required. Meet in the Salt Wing of the historic dairy barn.
Turn paper hearts into animals. Make special valentines for your friends, teachers, and family. Enhance your valentines with things from nature. Hear a story and learn about love in the animal kingdom between parents and their young. Meet in the Salt Wing. Pre-registration is required.
Take a close look at maple trees, especially sugar maples. How did the Native Americans and the early settlers get their maple sugar? Learn how people make maple syrup from the sap of this special tree. Taste maple sugar and maple syrup and compare with commercial varieties. Hear a Native American legend about the discovery of maple sap. Maple candy will be available for purchase. Pre-registration is required. Meet at the pavilions.