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April 2021

Virtual BSA Bird Study Merit Badge Program

April 1 - April 30
Virtual PA United States

This virtual Merit Badge program is designed to provide Scouts the opportunity to continue working on merit badge requirements and to achieve a new merit badge in one month! This virtual program will take place through digital media and will not require an in-person meeting. Scouts will be able to complete merit badge requirements at home with family while practicing social distancing. Scouts who are participating will maintain in contact with the merit badge counselor and present requirements via email. The program will begin on Thursday, April 1 and will conclude on Friday, April 30. This badge requires active participation…

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April’s Virtual Trail Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery

April 1 - April 30
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

Another mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA). Your family’s mission, should you chose to accept it, is to identify it! On this month's adventure, you'll find a series of five different clues at the park. Each clue contains a word or phrase that will help you figure out the mystery animal. To get started, download and print a copy of this clue card. It contains a park map, more instructions, and a place to list the keywords you find. Once you’ve uncovered all the keywords and have identified the mystery animal, email park naturalist…

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Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge

April 1 - April 30
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021! Each month, Washington Crossing Historic Park will release a new self-guided Healthy Hike Challenge designed for individuals or families who consider themselves advanced hikers. Each challenge will include a map with further instructions for your quest. On the hike, you’ll be challenged on your observational skills, knowledge of nature and the outdoors, and total hiking time. Information submitted is on the honor system, so please be respectful and honorable! Challenge 4 To complete this challenge, find and answer 10 questions along…

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Guided Spring Evening Walk

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
Free

On Wednesday, April 14 at 6 PM, experience an April 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. Please prepare yourself for this program by wearing sturdy footwear, bringing a full water bottle, and reviewing the park map before traveling. Registration for this program is required by emailing mtruesdale@pa.gov by 4 PM on Tuesday, April 13. The meeting place will be provided upon registration.

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Friday Morning Guided Spring Bird Walk

April 16 @ 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. Friday morning bird walks are scheduled for: Friday, April 16, from 9 to 10:30 AM Friday, April 23, from 9 to 10:30 AM Friday, April 30, 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…

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April Book Club Meeting: Rebels Rising

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual PA United States

The April meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, April 19, 2021, 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 the book club's next selection: Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution by Benjamin L. Carp. Participants should be prepared to discuss the Introduction through Chapter One. Book club meetings are free and open to all. Members should provide their own books.

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Friday Morning Guided Spring Bird Walk

April 23 @ 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. Friday morning bird walks are scheduled for: Friday, April 23, from 9 to 10:30 AM Friday, April 30, 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…

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Friday Morning Guided Spring Bird Walk

April 30 @ 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 April is set for Friday, April 30, 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 a way…

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May 2021

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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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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