Elements of Design Tour: Wissahickon Park and Water Shed

Landscape Design Core Course
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 to simultaneously 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, stormwater 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.   

Meet at the back of the Visitor Center parking lot. Bus leaves promptly at 8:00 am.
Dress for all kinds of weather. Sunscreen and a hat advised. Please wear comfortable shoes. This is a full day of walking.
We are scheduled to return to Longwood at 5:30 pm. This is entirely dependent on the traffic we encounter. Please be flexible.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

141GTEDD04/08/201404/08/2014Tuesday : 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM, 1 Session109.00

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