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Thu, May 18


Maxwell Park

Nature Explorers: Boats & Creek Play

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Nature Explorers: Boats & Creek Play
Nature Explorers: Boats & Creek Play

Time & Location

May 18, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

Maxwell Park, 12622 Maxwell Rd, Cypress, TX 77429, USA


About the Event

Coordinators: Amanda Graves & Rachel Hallila

Ages: all ages

For questions or comments, please use this forum:

One ticket per kid


Class Name: Nature Explorers

Format: Gather on blankets at Base Camp, eat snack or lunch while we introduce topic (via book/poem), then go exploring, and wrap up with craft or show and tell.

Rules & Guidelines:

- Parents/Guardians are responsible for their own child/children at all times during all events/meetings.

- Parents/Guardians must insure that all members of their family/party know the group rules.

  1. All individuals, adults and children, must stay with the group at all times.
  2. If you need to leave, please inform one of the volunteers.
  3. During all events make sure that your child is within your view, younger children must be a sprint-reach away.
  4. No child should lead/leave the group without an adult; likewise, no child should be left behind without an adult.

General Supplies: blanket, lunch or snacks, water, bug spray, sunscreen, magnifying glass, identification books or apps, anything else that encourages your kid to explore nature, and be sure to wear clothing that can get messy!

Note About Base Camp: Always check comments' section after arrival - we will use that area to communicate any location changes or helpful information.

A note about rainy weather: If there is lightning/thunder or any other dangerous weather, then we will cancel. If we land a perfectly fun rainy day, then we will enjoy a rainy walk at Little Cypress Creek Reserve - getting a peek at how the woods and wildlife react to rain.

Please keep your RSVP updated. If you need to cancel your ticket do so as soon as you know you can’t make it. Post on this forum to cancel your ticket:


About the Park: Maxwell Park has lots of shade trees, and no bathroom. It does have a fun creek to play in! We will check water levels day-of, but it is generally quite shallow. Base camp will be visible from the parking lot. There is easy access to base camp for strollers and wagons, but a steep and sandy trail to get down to the water. If your family is unable to get to the creek or if you're not inclined to play in the water, we would still love to see you at base camp for lunch and learning! All of our gathering and boat prep will happen before water play.

*A note about boat-making: this will be open-ended so that kids can create designs of their own. A large piece of bark can make a simple boat, and twigs tied together make a stable raft.

Bring: General supplies, large piece of bark (we will have some if you can’t find any), any desired natural materials for boat-making (we will bring twine, some large bark and leaves, and a few bigger sticks), garden shears, scissors, suits and towels, shovels or buckets, and maybe change of clothing.


  • One ticket per kid




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