A plant opens its green, fuzzy leaves outwards towards the sun.
Hairy Chickweed Hairy chickweed is an edible plant that can be found in Pennsylvania. © George C. Gress/The Nature Conservancy

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Wilderness Survival and Edible Plants

Pennsylvania

Do you recognize the many hazards you may encounter while participating in outdoor activities, and what you can do to anticipate, prevent or lessen them? How can common plants provide sustenance in a survival situation?

Learn a few survival tricks that you can use if you find yourself stuck in the wild.

This free event also includes a moderate walk on the Hauser Nature Center's Cathy's Trail. It is best for ages 12 and up.

Registration for our events is required in order to communicate about unexpected changes. Contact Jenny Case to register. Directions and additional information will be provided upon event registration. Please arrive and check in 15 minutes prior to the event. 

Note: while most of our events are free, please consider donating $5, per person, to support this and future events. 

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