Wild Things

Wild Things is for the young at heart, designed especially for parents with young children. All ages are welcome! Explore a different park each month every Friday from 9:30am – 11:00am.

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. Adults can stoke their own curiosity and discover secrets about the wild life around us.

Our pace is slow and we explore all kinds of trails, so it is best suited for parents who wear their babies, children who are experienced walkers or have parents willing to carry them over the rough bits. Strollers are not advised unless indicated. Parents are responsible for their children and their safety at all times. No pets, please

School aged children are welcome to join us on their Friday off from school! 

Pre-registration is not necessary.


(We suggest $5, whether that's per person or per family is up to you)

Please visit our registration page to donate online. Thank you for supporting this program and making hands-on nature discovery accessible for everyone!




November: Cornwall Park

Fridays from 9:30 AM - 11 AM

Yay, we love this park. There is much to discover in this wonderfully wild oasis of an urban park. 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. And please bundle up, these mornings are chilly! 

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.

Please bring a simple, healthy, nut-free snack to share.