Temple: Outdoor Educational Programs Begin Friday

By: Yvonne Ramirez Email
By: Yvonne Ramirez Email

TEMPLE (April 10, 2013)--Beginning Friday, the Temple Parks and Leisure Services will begin offering outdoor educational programs to teach area residents to utilize local trails and state parks.

On Friday, “What’s a Habitat?” will teach toddlers about ecosystems, looking for turtles, and listening to birds.

The two hour class at Miller Springs will begin at 10 a.m. and include hiking, wildlife discussions, and a healthy snack.

“These programs are both fun and educational,” Program Coordinator Brock Boone said. “Most importantly, they demonstrate to children the joy of outdoor experiences.”

On Saturday, “Mix it up with Mom” will take participants to Mother Neff State Park to hike, play adventures games, and participate in a scavenger hunt.

On Thursday, April 19, “Discover Miller Springs, participants will gain knowledge about the area, hike, and perform a trail clean-up along the way.

On Saturday, April 20, a field trip for home-schooled students wishing to participate will go to Mother Neff State Park to hike, play adventure games, and learn how to knot tie, foil cook, and more.

“Increased interest and participation has allowed us to expand our program options for home-school students,” Recreation Specialist Peanut Henderson said.

Pre-registration is required for all events.

For more information call (254) 298-5737.

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