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Mudpies

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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Mudpies is a structured program for children ages 3-5 that encourages exploration of nature and interaction between a child and their caregiver. Each week, a natural science topic is explored through crafts, outdoor exploration, songs, stories, hikes and more!

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Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Forest

Looking for a unique setting in which to have fun with your child while learning about the natural world?

Mudpies is a structured program for children ages 3-5 that encourages exploration of nature and interaction between a child and their caregiver. Each week, a natural science theme is explored through crafts, outdoor exploration, songs, stories, hikes and more! Each session will feature a different craft or activity, along with storytime and a guided hike. Come discover the joy of sharing nature with your child!

This program is for children ages 3-5 accompanied by a caregiver.

 


 

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Where: Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Habitat Hollow, Mudpies Education Room (Lower Level)

Member price: $8 per child. Members must sign in to receive discount. Non-member price: $8 per child + daily admission for each accompanying adult(s). Click here to see daily admission prices. Please note that prices have increased for 2024. 

Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited to 15 students.

Registration is available by individual session – OR – you can also sign up for a full month of Mudpies at a time (a new feature this year)!   

Mudpies will run following the Bellevue Public Schools calendar and will not run during the summer.

Please see our most recent COVID-19 guidelines here.

 

May Schedule

Tuesday, May 7

Theme: Bees, Session 1

What are pollinators? Learn how insects (and more) move pollen from flower to flower!

Thursday, May 9

Theme: Bees, Session 2

Are bees pollinators? Come learn about different types of pollinators and search for them at the Forest!

Tuesday, May 14

Theme: Wetlands, Session 1

What’s a wetland? Come learn about this wet and wild habitat!

Thursday, May 16

Theme: Wetlands, Session 2

Come discover what lives in a wetland as we search “Around the Pond.”

Tuesday, May 21

Theme: Happy Summer!

Come join us for our summer sendoff! We’ll have an end of the year party and enjoy the beautiful summer weather together!

Register for May Classes

Note: Mudpies follows the Bellevue Public Schools calendar and will not run during winter break.

 

 

 


 

Did you know? Fontenelle Forest is a 501c3 private, nonprofit that owns Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue, and Neale Woods Nature Reserve in Omaha. We work hard to protect and conserve over 2,100 acres and 24 miles of trails for current and future generations to explore and enjoy. Founded in 1913, Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska’s oldest conservation organizations and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation.

Daily admission, memberships, program/event registrations and donations directly support Fontenelle Forest’s mission of conservation, education and outdoor recreation. Thank you for your support! 


Questions?
Call 402-731-3140. 
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Date:
January 25
Time:
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Fontenelle Forest
1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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Phone
4027313140

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