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  1. Home School Fishing Club (5-16Y)

    March 5, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Have you wanted to learn to fish? We supply the equipment and bait! This class is geared towards home-schooled anglers. Class Dates: 03/05, 03/26, 04/16, 04/30
    Pre-registration required.

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  2. Family Nature Club (5-14Y)

    March 6, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Join us each week for an exciting morning learning about nature. We will go for a hike, catch and ID insects, meet live animals, go bird watching, and more! Only children need to register for this class, parents are just along for the fun! Saturdays in March.
    Pre-registration required.

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  3. Home School Nature Class (5-14Y)

    March 8, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Join us for science and nature related lessons geared toward a home school audience! Student registration is for a full season of six classes (dates listed below). Lessons will build on each other throughout the course. Investigations include hikes, science lab experiments, live animal encounters, and other hands on explorations. Students will be separated into 5-8Y and 9-14Y age groups. Pre-registration required. Class Sessions: Mondays 1-3 pm Class held on 03/08, 03/22, 04/12, 04/26, 05/03, 05/17.
    Pre-registration required.

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  4. Wildlife CSI (5-14Y)

    March 13, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Use your wildlife knowledge to help us crack the case! We will be analyzing wildlife crime scenes to gather clues and evidence, so that we can identify who or what was the perpetrator.
    Pre-registration is required.

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  5. Intro to Archery (5-13Y)

    March 13, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ McClendon Park West

    Find out how fun picking up a bow and being outdoors can be at McClendon Park West! This class is designed for beginning archers to learn the basics and good techniques with a USA Archery certified instructor. Archery teaches respect for nature and builds confidence through practice. Bows and arrows are provided.

    Pre-registration required.

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  6. Intro to Archery (14-18Y)

    March 13, 2021, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM @ McClendon Park West

    Find out how fun picking up a bow and being outdoors can be at McClendon Park West! This class is designed for beginning archers to learn the basics and good techniques with a USA Archery certified instructor. Archery teaches respect for nature and builds confidence through practice. Bows and arrows are provided.

    Pre-registration required.

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  7. Kayaking 101 (7Y+)

    March 14, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Britton Park

    Take a break from the hiking trails and get on the water! We will go out in dual-seated kayaks along the creek on Lake Arlington. Participants will enjoy a scenic paddle looking for wildlife and plants with a naturalist. We will also instruct on safety, proper techniques, and a eco-friendly approach to paddle. Each child ages 7-17 years must be accompanied by an adult on the tour.
    Pre-registration required.

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  8. Intro to Fishing (3-16Y)

    March 14, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Ready to cast your bait and reel in the big fish this summer, but not sure how or where to start? Join us for beginning fishing classes at Oliver Nature Park. We supply the equipment and bait! This class is for junior anglers ages 3-16.
    All anglers over 16 years of age must have a valid Texas fishing license to fish in Mansfield Parks.
    Pre-registration required.

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  9. Preschool Picassos (1-5Y) - Spring Garden

    March 15, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Make a memory with your toddler at our Preschool Picasso class. This spring, our little artists will create a spring garden themed painting with their parent or guardian. One adult must be registered for each child. Only adults need to register for this program. Pre-registration required.

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  10. Hike with a Naturalist - Story Hike

    March 15, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Come enjoy Oliver Nature Park and learn about the wonders of nature on a guided hike with a Naturalist! Wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. All participants over 2 years of age must pre-register. Each child/family must have at least one adult attending and registered for the program. We encourage nature walks for the whole family!
    Pre-registration required.

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  11. Life Under Our Feet (5Y+)

    March 15, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Join us to learn about what lives under our feet. We will explore through hands-on activities investigating our worlds decomposers.
    Pre-registration required.

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  12. Freshwater Ecology (5-8Y)

    March 16, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Streams and ponds provide habitat for a wide variety of interesting organisms. Students will learn about the different types of freshwater ecosystems and how the inhabitants of these bodies of water interact with each other. Live animals will help us learn about freshwater habitats right here in Texas! We hope students will have a newfound interest in these very intricate ecosystems and be inspired to do their part to keep these areas clean and healthy.
    Pre-registration is required.

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  13. Freshwater Ecology (9-14Y)

    March 16, 2021, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Streams and ponds provide habitat for a wide variety of interesting organisms. Students will learn about the different types of freshwater ecosystems and how the inhabitants of these bodies of water interact with each other. Live animals will help us learn about freshwater habitats right here in Texas! We hope students will have a newfound interest in these very intricate ecosystems and be inspired to do their part to keep these areas clean and healthy.
    Pre-registration is required.

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  14. Children’s Gardening (5Y+)

    March 16, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Join us for a children's gardening class where children will learn about seeds, soil, and plant a mini garden to take home and watch grow! Children will also dissect seeds during class to learn about the inner seed structures.
    Pre-registration required.

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  15. Nature Crafts (All Ages)

    March 16, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Get crafty with nature! We will be making 3 spring-themed nature crafts to take home.

    Pre-registration is required.

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  16. Nature Music (1-5Y)

    March 17, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Music and nature come together in this new class. We will learn about beat, rhythm, and melody, listening to sounds produced using natural materials, instruments and voice.

    Pre-registration is required.

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  17. Hike with a Naturalist - Spring Scavenger Hunt Hike

    March 17, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Come enjoy Oliver Nature Park and learn about the wonders of nature on a guided hike with a Naturalist! Wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. All participants over 2 years of age must pre-register. Each child/family must have at least one adult attending and registered for the program. We encourage nature walks for the whole family!
    Pre-registration required.

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  18. Intro to Archery (5-13Y)

    March 18, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ McClendon Park West

    Find out how fun picking up a bow and being outdoors can be at McClendon Park West! This class is designed for beginning archers to learn the basics and good techniques with a USA Archery certified instructor. Archery teaches respect for nature and builds confidence through practice. Bows and arrows are provided.

    Pre-registration required.

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  19. Intro to Archery (14-18Y)

    March 18, 2021, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM @ McClendon Park West

    Find out how fun picking up a bow and being outdoors can be at McClendon Park West! This class is designed for beginning archers to learn the basics and good techniques with a USA Archery certified instructor. Archery teaches respect for nature and builds confidence through practice. Bows and arrows are provided.

    Pre-registration required.

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  20. Animal Science (5Y+)

    March 18, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Have you ever wondered how an animal’s adaptions help them survive, find their food, or make their home? Students will help create puzzles for our Wildlife Ambassadors to solve, test their sense of smell, and more!
    Pre-registration is required.

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  21. Terrarium Workshops (5Y+) - Spring Ecosystem

    March 19, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Come create your own mini ecosystem using succulents. The theme for this workshop will vary each class. All supplies are provided.
    Pre-registration required.

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  22. Kayaking 101 (7Y+)

    March 19, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Britton Park

    Take a break from the hiking trails and get on the water! We will go out in dual-seated kayaks along the creek on Lake Arlington. Participants will enjoy a scenic paddle looking for wildlife and plants with a naturalist. We will also instruct on safety, proper techniques, and a eco-friendly approach to paddle. Each child ages 7-17 years must be accompanied by an adult on the tour.
    Pre-registration required.

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  23. Family City Campout (All Ages)

    March 20, 2021, 5:00 PM - March 21, 2021, 8:00 AM @ McClendon Park West

    Let’s go camping! Bring your family to a community-wide campout at McClendon Park West that includes a space to pitch your tent, guided nature walks, nocturnal animal lessons, dinner and an interactive scavenger hunt. Pre-registration required by 9 AM on September 4th.
    Pre-registration required for all ages, including parents.

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  24. Intro to Fishing (3-16Y)

    March 28, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Ready to cast your bait and reel in the big fish this summer, but not sure how or where to start? Join us for beginning fishing classes at Oliver Nature Park. We supply the equipment and bait! This class is for junior anglers ages 3-16.
    All anglers over 16 years of age must have a valid Texas fishing license to fish in Mansfield Parks.
    Pre-registration required.

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  25. Nature Music (1-5Y)

    March 31, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Music and nature come together in this new class. We will learn about beat, rhythm, and melody, listening to sounds produced using natural materials, instruments and voice.

    Pre-registration is required.

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