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May 2021

Wednesday Evening Guided Walk

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Experience a springtime evening along the trails of Washington Crossing Historic Park and the Delaware Canal Towpath. Accompany the park naturalist and discover sights and sounds that may be new to you as we discuss natural history topics such as amphibians, reptiles, and migratory birds. For the month of May, Wednesday evening guided walks are scheduled for: Wednesday, May 12, from 6 to 7 PM Wednesday, May 19, from 6 to 7 PM Prepare yourself by wearing sturdy footwear, bringing a full water bottle, and reviewing the park map before traveling. Registration is required for these programs. To register for any…

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Grow with Me! Series for Kids

May 13 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Virtual PA United States
$17.76

In partnership with DelVal's Kids U! program, the Friends of Washington Crossing Park will host a virtual three-part virtual series for kids. The series is set for April 8, May 13, and June 10 from 4 to 4:45 PM. Cost for one child is $17.76 per session, or $45 for all three sessions. Register here. Children (ages 7-9) will learn: The herbs used during the colonial era to make tea and preserve food Tea taxes and the Boston Tea Party How to make a paper teapot How colonial gardens and kitchens were arranged How colonists observed and identified certain types…

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Friday Morning Spring Bird Walk

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Mornings are your best opportunity to experience the thrilling world of birdwatching and listening. Join the park naturalist for a guided walk along the Delaware Canal Towpath as we look and listen for migratory avian friends. Topics such as basic bird identification through sound and sight will be discussed. For the month of May, Friday morning bird walks are scheduled for: Friday, May 14, from 9 to 10:30 AM Friday, May 21, from 9 to 10:30 AM Friday, May 28, from 9 to 10:30 AM Binoculars can be available upon request, but participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own.…

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Stream Discovery Day

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park – Thompson-Neely Farmstead, 1638 River Road
New Hope, United States
Free

Let's see what we can catch in the creek! On Saturday, May 15 from 11 AM to noon, grab your stream shoes and team up with the park naturalist for a morning of watershed education. Historic Pidcock Creek was and is still the main source of power for the Thompson-Neely Grist Mill. Help identify the aquatic insects and other creatures that live within the creek. Nets will be provided, but you can bring your own. Water shoes must be worn at all times. To register, please email park naturalist Matt Truesdale at mtruesdale@pa.gov by 4 PM on Friday, May 14.…

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May Book Club Meeting: Rebels Rising

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States

The May meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, May 17 at 5:30 PM. This meeting will be held virtually using Zoom. Registration is required. To register, please visit DCNR's website. Zoom meeting details will be provided upon registration. Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution by Benjamin L. Carp. Participants should be prepared to discuss Chapters 2-3. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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Wednesday Evening Guided Walk

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Experience a springtime evening along the trails of Washington Crossing Historic Park and the Delaware Canal Towpath. Accompany the park naturalist and discover sights and sounds that may be new to you as we discuss natural history topics such as amphibians, reptiles, and migratory birds. For the month of May, the final Wednesday evening guided walk is May 19, from 6 to 7 PM. Prepare yourself by wearing sturdy footwear, bringing a full water bottle, and reviewing the park map before traveling. Registration is required for these programs. To register for any of these guided walks, please email park naturalist Matt…

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Friday Morning Spring Bird Walk

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Mornings are your best opportunity to experience the thrilling world of birdwatching and listening. Join the park naturalist for a guided walk along the Delaware Canal Towpath as we look and listen for migratory avian friends. Topics such as basic bird identification through sound and sight will be discussed. For the month of May, Friday morning bird walks are scheduled for: Friday, May 21, from 9 to 10:30 AM Friday, May 28, from 9 to 10:30 AM Binoculars can be available upon request, but participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own. Washington Crossing Historic Park sits in a unique…

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Kayaking Basics Class

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Wrangle some of your family members or friends and accompany the park naturalist for some fun and education on the water! This entry-level kayaking course will cover safety, equipment, paddling technique, strokes, wet exits/entry and assisted rescues. For the month of May, Kayaking Basics Classes are set for: Saturday, May 22, 10 AM to noon Saturday, May 29, 10 AM to noon Participants must be 15 years or older. Participants may also bring their own kayak and gear. Equipment and space are both limited! To register, please email park naturalist Matt Truesdale at mtruesdale@pa.gov. The meeting place will be provided upon registration.

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Friday Morning Spring Bird Walk

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Mornings are your best opportunity to experience the thrilling world of birdwatching and listening. Join the park naturalist for a guided walk along the Delaware Canal Towpath as we look and listen for migratory avian friends. Topics such as basic bird identification through sound and sight will be discussed. The final bird walk for the month of May will be Friday May 28, from 9 to 10:30 AM Binoculars can be available upon request, but participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own. Washington Crossing Historic Park sits in a unique bird habitat crossroads. Experience your park and home in…

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Kayaking Basics Class

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Wrangle some of your family members or friends and accompany the park naturalist for some fun and education on the water! This entry-level kayaking course will cover safety, equipment, paddling technique, strokes, wet exits/entry and assisted rescues. This class is set for Saturday, May 29, from 10 AM to noon. Participants must be 15 years or older. Participants may also bring their own kayak and gear. Equipment and space are both limited! To register, please email park naturalist Matt Truesdale at mtruesdale@pa.gov. The meeting place will be provided upon registration.

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