Educational Workshops for Kids

Join us every Wednesday in June and July for our Summer Series for Kids! These specialized workshops are designed for children between the ages of 5 - 12 and offer entertaining, interactive, and educational experiences about the subjects of art and nature. These programs are free to members or can be paid for through general park admission.

 

Most classes have a cap of 30 students, so please call ahead to check workshop availability or spot reservation. Special accommodations can be made for Field Trip Bookings. For more information, please call (513) 868-8336

 

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Summer Series 2021 Line Up

June 2nd | Cool Critters
This hands-on workshop will give attendees the chance to interact with amazing wildlife like lizards, birds, opossums, and much more! Learn what animals are great at being lovable companions and which animals are not. Students will also learn the importance that wildlife has to the environment. Presented by Cool Critters Outreach. Registration is required.

*This workshop has a cap of 50 students.

 


 
June 9th | Four Seasons

What’s your favorite time of year? In this workshop students will explore the art of making collages, learning techniques to visually express their favorite seasons. Be inspired by the natural beauty our park offers in every season! Presented by Natalia Artemova. Registration is required.

*This workshop has a cap of 40 students.

 

 


 
June 16th | Young Yogi's with KC

Presented by Imagination Yoga, during this workshop participants will be introduced to kids yoga curriculum designed to inspire real change in the lives of children.  KC, a certified Imagination Yoga teacher uses adventure stories to guide students through a yoga class made specifically for them. Each adventure introduces developmentally appropriate kids yoga poses, kindness activities, calming techniques and concentration exercises.  Dress comfortably and be ready for movement in an outdoor setting.  Yoga mats will be provided but bring your own mat, beach towel or small blanket if you prefer.  Parents will be asked to fill out a waiver prior to participation in the workshop. Registration is required.

*This workshop has a cap of 30 students.

 

 


 
June 23rd | Life Cycles

All living things follow a life cycle specific to their species. This workshop will focus on teaching students the life cycles of different local creatures. Students will enjoy playing some weird and wonderful games, and finish with a beautiful butterfly craft! Presented by Butler Soil and Water Conservation District. Registration is required.

*This workshop has a cap of 40 students.

 

 


June 30th | Pomp and Puppetry
Bring ordinary materials to life and put on a show! In this workshop students will learn how to make puppets from brown paper bags and upcycled materials found around the house. After making the puppets, students will learn some fun puppetry performance techniques! Presented by Billy Simms. Registration is required.

This workshop has a cap of 40 students.

 


 


July 7th | Young Yogi's with KC 
Presented by Imagination Yoga, during this workshop participants will be introduced to kids yoga curriculum designed to inspire real change in the lives of children.  KC, a certified Imagination Yoga teacher uses adventure stories to guide students through a yoga class made specifically for them. Each adventure introduces developmentally appropriate kids yoga poses, kindness activities, calming techniques and concentration exercises.  Dress comfortably and be ready for movement in an outdoor setting.  Yoga mats will be provided but bring your own mat, beach towel or small blanket if you prefer.  Parents will be asked to fill out a waiver prior to participation in the workshop. Registration is required.

This workshop has a cap of 30 students.
 

 


July 14th | Fantastic Fibers
In this workshop students will learn how to make and use natural dye on their very own face masks. There is so much found in nature that can be used for creating interesting textiles. Pound flowers and deck out your masks to show off your style with this hands-on workshop! Presented by Jackie Stephens. Registration is required.

*This workshop has a cap of 40 students.
 

 


July 21st | Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
What do pickle buckets, auto parts, Italian terminology, fruit salad, density, listening skills and tin cans have in common? They are all essential elements for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! Stan Ginn weaves these elements together in part with the process of teaching young groups how to play poly-rhythmic musical compositions through the use of ordinary objects! Presented by Stan Ginn. Registration is required.

*This workshop has a cap of 50 students.

 

 


 
July 28th | Alien Invaders Butler Soil and Water

Join in on this workshop to learn about non-native species of plants and animals, the problems they can cause, and how you can help. During this program, students will play a game and be able to craft their own alien invader creation. Presented by Butler Soil and Water Conservation District. Registration is required.

*This workshop has a cap of 40 students.