Wild Things

Explore nature at a child's pace, searching for animal evidence and signs of the season. Nurture a sense of wonder while exploring our world.

Wild Things is a nature class for adults to stoke their own curiosity and a fun sensory experience and wonder-full adventure for children. We all discover secrets about the wild life around us.

No school Fridays - Join us!

School aged children and their families are always welcome to join us.

Our pace is determined by the children's rate of discovery, as we are all about the journey not the destination. We explore all kinds of trails, so sturdy footwear is recommended.

Parents are responsible for their children and their safety at all times. No pets, please

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No pre-registration required.

Suggested Donation: $5.

Whether that's per person or per family is up to you.

Click here to donate online. Thank you for supporting this program and making hands-on nature discovery accessible for everyone. Save time by completing our Liability Release and bringing it with you. We'll need one for each person!

For questions, email Holly Roger, holly@wildwhatcom.org.

Where are the Wild Things in November?

Cornwall Park (South Entrance)
Fridays from 9:30–11 AM

This is a wonderfully wild oasis of an urban park. There is a nice diversity of tree species and plenty of space to run wild. Come explore the bug log, touch trees, spy on squirrels, hunt for mushrooms and run a race with a leaf. There will be puddles, people. Come prepared for the weather. And please bundle up, these mornings are chilly. 

Bring a simple, healthy snack to share!

Directions: Google Map. Cornwall Park has three entrances, so be sure to check the Google Map to confirm our location if you've never entered through the south entrance. Head north on Cornwall Ave until it curves into the park, go past the Rose Garden and W. Indiana St. Pass through the two big pillars and you'll know you've found the way! Meet us by the little playground & picnic shelter.

Look for the Wild Whatcom EVENT sign. 


Advice for happy cold weather explorations: Be prepared to get wet and dirty! Bundle up and dress like a sheep. Cotton is rotten as it doesn't retain heat and once it's wet, you're done. Wool, fleece and a raincoat will help your Wild Thing explore comfortably for an hour and a half. We recommend bringing a change of clothes on our adventures because, if it's raining, and it's pouring, we go exploring!