Wild Wednesdays

Presented in partnership with Families in Nature
Location: Meredith Heritage Tree Deck, Waterloo Park
Date: July 12, 2023 — August 2, 2023
Time: Wednesdays | Event times vary

Enjoy a variety of science, nature, and STEM programs designed to connect kids (ages 5-14+) to the outside world around them!

Join us on Wednesday mornings for hands-on nature exploration, problem-solving exercises, outdoor activities, journaling, and other engaging activities!

Attendees will receive a free copy of The Ecologist School Pocket Guide: Waterloo Park Edition, created in collaboration with Families in Nature to educate our community about the park’s ecosystems, history, and Central Texas biodiversity. The booklet contains 64 hands-on lessons and activities across 16 different branches of sciences to help visitors learn, play, and volunteer throughout the park and in their own communities.


Events in This Series

Wild Wednesdays: Exploring Your Wild Backyard

July 12, 2023
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Welcome Explorers! In this first class, we will develop the skills you will need to go out and explore your world. Learn everything from how to use binoculars and cast a fishing pole, to tying knots and making your own DIY bug spray! By the end of the event, you will walk away a bonafide […]

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Wild Wednesdays: Our Blue World

July 19, 2023
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Discover the wonders of water and how Waterloo Greenway is contributing towards ensuring clean and safe water in downtown Austin! Come learn the key features of a healthy waterway, where our water comes from, the importance of native plants in conserving water, and how you can be more green by saving our blue! Water is […]

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Wild Wednesdays: Curious Critters

July 26, 2023
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us as we put the “wild” in Texas wildlife. Come learn all about entomology (insects), mammalogy (mammals), and all the other critters that call Austin home! From coyotes and skunks to monarchs and honeybees, come and connect with some of Austin’s wildlife ambassadors and the people working hard to conserve and protect them.  Upcoming […]

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Wild Wednesdays: Astronomy

August 2, 2023
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The stars at night are big and bright… deep in the heart of Texas! In this special nighttime session of Wild Wednesdays, we’re bringing out the telescopes for a star party! Join us for storytime under the stars, test your senses in the dark, and learn all about the local critters that only come out […]

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