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Winter 2020-2021 Program Guide


Explore, Learn, & Play! Maury County Parks and Recreation hosts a variety of events, programs, and activities throughout the year. 

Check out our Winter 2020-2021 Program Guide!


Activities

Make & Match Animal Tracks

Make your very own animal tracks and match them with their source! Using nothing but sponges, cardboard, paint, and paper you can learn how to track wildlife from the comfort of your own home.
Make & Match Animal Tracks

Science of the Season: Snowman Stretch Challenge

Can you build a snowman with maximum height? Join our Snowman Stretch Challenge and try your hand at engineering the tallest snowman!
Science of the Season: Snowman Stretch Challenge Activity Guide

Art-Venture: Sun Print

Bring a little sunshine to the winter season! Follow along as we use items from nature to make sun prints on creative sheets of light sensitive paper, develop in the sunshine, and fix in water!
Sun Print Activity Guide or watch our YouTube Tutorial

Science of the Season: Salt Crystal Snowflakes

Bring winter indoors by embarking on a scientific journey to create your very own snowflakes!
Science of the Season: Salt Crystal Snowflakes

Science of the Season: Indoor Snowball Launcher

Keep the snow day fun going by creating your very own snowball launcher (& learn about the laws of motion along the way!)
Science of the Season: Indoor Snowball Launcher Activity Guide

Science of the Season: Polar Bear Blubber

How exactly do polar bears and other arctic animals stay warm...especially in those cold arctic waters?! Find out by experimenting with your own polar bear blubber creation.
Science of the Season: Polar Bear Blubber Activity Guide

Science of the Season: Engineer An Igloo

Learn all about what goes into engineering an igloo by making your very own…with marshmallows!
Science of the Season: Engineer An Igloo Activity Guide


Build Your Own Bird Nest

How exactly do birds build their nests? Join us as we build a bird nest through a fun engineering activity that will get you thinking about birds and what goes into building a nest.
Build Your Own Bird Nest Activity Guide

Art-Venture: Botanical Clay Pressing

Create a stunning botanical clay pressing using found botanicals such as leaves and flowers! Clay pressings can be modified to make anything from a wall-hanging or jewelry dish to coasters or ornaments!
Art-Venture: Botanical Clay Pressing Activity Guide or watch our YouTube Tutorial

Autumn Leaf Suncatcher

Bask in the beauty of fall foliage by brightening up your windows with your very own autumn leaf suncatcher! This kid-friendly activity uses easily attainable materials and found natural objects. 
Autumn Leaf Suncatcher Activity Guide

Moon Map & Viewing Guide

Observe the Moon using our Moon Map and Viewing Guide to see what lunar features you can identity!
Moon Map & Viewing Guide

Art-Venture: Eco Printing

Explore the art of eco-printing by joining us for a beginner-friendly tutorial! Eco-printing creates a perfectly imperfect print of leaves, using the natural pigments, tannins and acids present by combining them with mordants, moisture and heat.
Eco Printing Activity Guide or watch our YouTube Tutorial

Leafy Monster Rocks

Give this not-so-spooky activity a try! Using found natural objects, you can fashion your own monster in a variety of ways.
Leafy Monster Rocks Activity Guide or watch our YouTube Tutorial

Echolocation in Action

Can you use your senses to navigate like a bat?
Echolocation in Action Activity Guide

Art-Venture: Painting with Soil

Follow along as we create our very own earth pigments using soil, gesso, and water. This is an easy at-home activity for art lovers of all ages!
Art-Venture: Painting with Soil Activity Guide or watch our YouTube Tutorial

Nature Scavenger Hunt

What treasures can you find in the wild?
Nature Scavenger Hunt

Pollinator Clothespin Automata

Learn about the movement of pollinators as they collect nectar for honey preparation!
Pollinator Clothespin Automata Activity Guide