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Nature Education

  1. Intro to Trout Fishing (3-16Y)

    December 6, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Catch a Rainbow Trout with us! Learn about bait and lures specific to trout, and what makes a good trout habitat. We supply equipment and bait!
    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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  2. Intro to Trout Fishing (3-16Y)

    December 12, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Catch a Rainbow Trout with us! Learn about bait and lures specific to trout, and what makes a good trout habitat. We supply equipment and bait!
    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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  3. Step into Nature (18Y+)

    December 16, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Adults with special needs are invited to explore the wonder of nature through hands on experiences and activities. We will learn all about their adaptations and meet live animals!
    Pre-registration required.

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  4. Little Naturalists (3-5Y) - Dear Deer

    December 16, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Come learn about nature through exploration. We will read, sing, create a craft, and have a hands-on exploration all about nature. The theme this class will be Dear Deer.
    Pre-registration required.

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  5. Terrarium Workshops (5Y+) - Winter Ecosystem

    December 18, 2020, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ 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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  6. Winter Holiday Craft (All Ages)

    December 18, 2020, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    We will be making 3 ornaments that can be treasured for years to come.

    Pre-registration is required.

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  7. Bark Ranger (15Y+)

    December 21, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM @ Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

    Bring your tail wagging best friend to our new Bark Ranger certification classes! We will create a memory keepsake, talk about outdoor safety for pets, Leave no Trace, and how you and your pet can become park stewards. Upon completion of your Bark Ranger training, you and your pet will receive a certificate, honorary Bark Ranger dog tag, collapsible food bowl, and puppy treats. Then we will hit the trails to show off our new skills. All dogs must be on a fixed leash. 1 dog per registered adult. Children may attend with registered adult. Current rabies certificate must be brought to each class.
    Don’t have a dog? You can participate with a shelter dog! When you sign up you will be asked if you would like to participate with a shelter dog or bring your own dog.
    Pre-registration required.

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  8. Wildlife CSI (5-14Y)

    December 28, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 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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  9. Hike with a Naturalist - Winter Scavenger Hunt Hike

    December 29, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 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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  10. Intro to Archery (6-10Y)

    December 29, 2020, 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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  11. Intro to Archery (11-17Y)

    December 29, 2020, 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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