Elements of Design Tour: Wissahickon Park and Watershed Continuing Education
About this Class
Join us for a stimulating walk in the woods,where we will observe, explore, and discuss many of the design opportunities and challenges contained within the Park.
Through our explorations and discussions, we will learn just how crucial a thorough understanding of urban ecology is for maximizing user experience and maintaining forest health on urban natural land. Among the many sights and scenarios that we will examine are: eroded trails and restored trails, storm water impacts, old mill dams, a highly urbanized creek, highly stressed tributaries, WPA structures, the Bells Mill Road grade crossing and bridge, large schist outcrops, weeping rocks, and impressive trees.
Along the way, we will also learn about the fascinating geologic history of the Park.
Please note that this tour contains a good deal of walking. While our pace will be slow, some areas will require mildly strenuous hiking. Appropriate footwear, water, binoculars, and field journal/sketchbook are recommended.
Lunch, on your own, is available at Valley Green Inn.
Students wishing to receive credit for their Landscape Design Certificate must complete and submit an assignment designed specifically for this landscape tour.
Trip leaves promptly as listed and runs rain or shine.
This is a one session class on April 8, 8:00 am–5:30 pm.
Please remember that many courses are extremely popular and will sell out quickly. Register now to begin your journey in lifelong learning at Longwood Gardens.