Public Programs

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All programs are limited space and require registration. Once you register, meeting location will be provided.

Program details, questions, and registration contact Rebecca Blacketter, environmental educator, at Rebecca.Blacketter@montgomerycountypa.gov  

New StoryWalk Story!- The Norristown Farm Park has a new story along the Montco StoryWalk! “I Love Winter” by Shelley Admont is a fun tale about a bunny discovering the thrills and chills of a snowy day. The story is bilingual with English and Spanish text and it will be up until March. Bundle up and take a stroll along the Montco StroyWalk® at the Norristown Farm Park today.
Click the link to learn more: https://www.montcopa.org/3898/Montco-StoryWalk

Monday, February 6   5:30pm
Full Moon Hike & Campfire
Come experience a hike under the full moon. This nearly two mile hike will be led by park ranger Dave. See some nocturnal animals and experience the starry sky. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Then visit the Stony Creek Anglers to enjoy a campfire. Bring your own smores' supplies!. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. 
All ages; Free

Friday, February 10   10:00am or 1:00pm
Nature Explorers: Nature Valentines
Many animals mate for life, while some change mates every year. But, they all must attract their mate. Come learn about mating rituals and create a valentine surprise for your loved one. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking.
Age 3-6 with adult; $3 craft fee

Thursday, February 9   11:00am to 12:30pm
Trout in the Classroom
Have you ever wanted to learn about the life cycle of a Rainbow Trout ? Join us to observe the life cycle and learn about water quality and more! This program will happen twice a month starting December through May of 2023. This month’s dates are; Thursday February 9th and Saturday, February 18th. In May, once the trout are old enough, we will release them into Kepner Creek! This program will be held in our indoor space. Norristown Farm Park’s participation in the Trout in the Classroom program was made possible through a partnership between the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited (PATU).
All ages; Free

Saturday, February 11   11:00am 
Seasonal Nature Journaling - Winter 
Looking for a way to relax and connect with nature? Take some time to discover nature journaling. Learn the best way to start your own journal as you develop your observation skills. Each season we will explore the park and write or draw our experiences. At the end over the year look back to see how the park changes! Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. 
All ages; Free

Tuesday, February 14   9:00am 
Morning Bird Walk
Join park staff for a 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

Wednesday, February 15    11:00am 
Homeschool- Wilderness Survival
1pm session is FULL.
Come learn some tactics that can be used to survive in the wilderness. Discover how to build a fire and create a shelter. We will also use some of our tracking skills learned from the last program. Limited space available, two dates and time slots available - please only register for one date/time slot. This provides space for other families. Please dress for the weather as we will be outdoors. Also if you would like to bring smores supplies, you will have the opportunities to cook them at the end of the program! 
Children ages 7-16 with adult; Free
We will have a separate date for under 7 in March!

Friday, February 17  10:00am & 1:00pm
Elmwood Park Zoo- Great Backyard Bird Count
Join zoo educators as we participate yet again in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count! With zoo grounds currently being closed, we are partnering with Norristown Farm Park to invite the public to explore a great neighboring natural space! This interactive experience is perfect for bird lovers of all ages. Participants will get an introduction to bird watching and explore Farm Park grounds to count birds in order to help create a real-time snapshot of where birds are migrating and living. The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place across the country, and helps avian researchers gather information to better protect wild birds for the future! 
Program Times: 10am and 1pm
LocationNorristown Farm Park Pavilions
FeeThis program is free, but registration is helpful so that we know to expect you.
Visit here to register: https://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/event/birdcount/2023-02-17/ 
All ages; Free

Saturday, February 18   11:00am to 12:30pm
Trout in the Classroom
Have you ever wanted to learn about the life cycle of a Rainbow Trout? Join us to observe the life cycle and learn about water quality and more! This program will happen twice a month starting December through May of 2023. This month’s dates are; Thursday February 9 and Saturday, February 18. In May, once the trout are old enough, we will release them into Kepner Creek! This program will be held in our indoor space. Norristown Farm Park’s participation in the Trout in the Classroom program was made possible through a partnership between the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited (PATU).
All ages; Free

Wednesday, February 22    11:00am or 1:00pm
Homeschool- Wilderness Survival
Come learn some tactics that can be used to survive in the wilderness. Discover how to build a fire and create a shelter. We will also use some of our tracking skills learned from the last program. Limited space available, two dates and time slots available - please only register for one date/time slot. This provides space for other families. Please dress for the weather as we will be outdoors. Also if you would like to bring smores supplies, you will have the opportunities to cook them at the end of the program! 
Children ages 7-16 with adult; Free
We will have a separate date for under 7 in March!


Interested in a private program? We have done programs for homeschool, field trips, scouts, and more!  If you have a private group and are interested in scheduling a program for just your group, reach out the Rebecca at Rebecca.Blacketter@montgomerycountypa.gov .

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