At-Home Activities for Humans Large and Small

Education // April 16, 2020

It’s tough to keep staying home (and folks who are homeschooling, WE KNOW.) So we’ve gathered together Wissahickon-related resources to educate and entertain here!

First and foremost, join us for Wissahickon Quizzo on April 22nd – Earth Day! We’ll be holding a live Zoom quizzo with a Wissahickon focus and performances from local songwriter Matthew Green. Register your team here, and sign up soon, as space is limited!

For the past few weeks, we’ve been working to fill FOW’s Virtual Valley with interesting things to learn and do: highlights include a covered bridge craft project, stories from our dedicated volunteers, and Creekside Chats on everything from hiking the Appalachian Trail to planting native plants in your garden. You can find it all at

Check out the iNaturalist app, which enables you to take and post pictures to identify different plants and animals! Our friends at Philadelphia Parks & Rec have made a video showing you how to use it – and you’ll need it for the City Nature Challenge next week, when Philly and other cities all over the world work to spot the wildlife species in our parks and backyards!

Last but not least, we’ve put together a list of the best nature books for kids. Reading books about nature with kids encourages them to pay more attention to the wonders of the wild things around them, and they’ll remember the next time you head into the Wissahickon together.

Wishing all of you good health.