Public Programs

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  • By limiting number of participants, make sure to register!
  • Masks are required
  • All programs will be outdoors
  • Social distancing will be practiced during our walks
  • Programs may be canceled at any time

WoodfrogAll programs are limited space and require registration. Program details, questions, and registration contact Rebecca Blacketter, Environmental Educator, at

Thursday, April 1st
Easter Bunny Search
Join our Easter Bunny Search to see if you can find all the hidden bunnies. Create a fun Easter craft to take home and get some surprise eggs. Wear sturdy walking shoes.
Ages 3-12; $3 fee to cover craft supplies

Friday, April 2nd
Spring Frog Song
Spring time is when frogs and toads begin searching for a mate with their songs. Each species of frogs make their own calls. Let’s learn about the different species and their sounds. Then take a hike to see if we can use what we have learned. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. All ages; Free

Saturday, April 3rd
Saturday Morning Bird Walk
Join park staff for a Saturday Morning bird walk. Come observe some amazing birds that are only stopping by.  Bring binoculars if you have them. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. All ages; Free

Redtail at NFP

Saturday, April 10th
Birds of Prey
Many people see birds of prey flying high in the sky, but do you know they are all different? Come learn about the different species and their adaptations. Then enjoy a visit with Elmwood Park Zoo and one of their birds. All Ages; $3 donation for the Zoo 

Tuesday, April 13th
Morning Bird Walk
Spring is here! Join our park staff for our monthly bird walk. The birds are being very vocal and searching for mates. Also some songbirds are still north moving through the area to their mating ground. Bring binoculars. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. All ages; Free

Wednesday April 14th
Homeschool - Historic Plants Roles
Join guest presenter Virginia, historical educator from Peter Wentz Farmstead, to learn the historical roles of plants. She will teach this program in historical clothing and explain the many uses plants had including herbal remedies and cooking! Explore the property to pick plants to press in your very own plant press and then take home! Decorate this press with plant stamps and markers. Children ages 7-16 with adult; Free

Invasive Honeysuckle flowering with yellow and white flowers

Thursday, April 15th
Nature Explorers: Bunnies
Come learn all about bunnies! Discover why they have big ears and eyes, listen to a story and create a craft to take home. Take a quick hike to search for some wild bunnies and meet a bunny from Elmwood Park Zoo! Dress for the weather.
Children ages 3-5 with adult; $5

Saturday, April 17
Volunteer Day- Invasive Plant Removal
Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering! Help the Farm Park by assisting in the removal invasive plants. Ranger Mike will lead an effort to remove invasive plants from a section of our park. Some native species will be planted. Bring work gloves; loppers, pruning shears, & shovels are helpful if you have them. Participants must complete a release form to participate. Let us know you can attend by emailing Rebecca. Ages 8-Adult

Friday, April 23rdSunset at the park
Evening Bird Walk
Join us to explore species that are active in the evening hours. Search for Warblers, Sparrows, and maybe see or hear an American Woodcock. All ages; Free

Monday, April 26th
*FULL- Waitlist is available for this event*
Full Moon Hike
Come experience a hike under the full moon. The April moon is sometimes call the Pink Moon. Come learn why it gets that name and enjoy the first spring after dark walk of the year.  The hike will be about two miles. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Ages 8 – Adult; Free.

Tuesday, April 27th
Spring Migration Bird Walk
Join us for an extra day of bird watch during the migration season. The more we are out bird watching the more species we will see! Bring binoculars if you have them. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. All ages; Free

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