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BOWIE NATURE PARK

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Fairview, Tennessee in Williamson County

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Joann’s Puppet Powwow Ages: Families 9:30 – 10:00am April 1st – Wetland Animals May 6th - Insects Have a seat around our puppet theatre in Joann’s Outdoor Classroom as our naturalists present a series of puppet shows! Every series will revolve around a central environmental theme such as life cycles, ...
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Over 700 acres of forest, lakes and 17 miles of trails… Bowie is a great place for individuals, couples and families to come and enjoy their time. Bicycling, horseback riding, fishing, running, walking and playing aboard the Treehouse Playground can be enjoyed each and every day of the year.


Nature Center & Trail Closure Info Call: (615) 799-5544
At any time, trails may be closed to bikers and horseback riders due to wet conditions, it is advisable to call before riding.
When visiting the Park, stop by the Nature Center where you can grab a trail map, get oriented, see our animals and exhibits, and pick up a program guide to learn about what activities are happening in the park.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

From upcoming youth classes and events, special and seasonal activities, or just what’s happening around the Park… be sure to check out the Bowie Blog for all the latest happenings.

PHOTO GALLERY

Nature’s beauty is found in abundance at Bowie Park. But so are the awesome facilities available to everyone. Take a look inside Bowie Park with our photo gallery montage.

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Programs for Little Ones – Spring 2019

Joann’s Puppet Powwow Ages: Families 9:30 – 10:00am April 1st – Wetland Animals May 6th - Insects Have a seat around our puppet theatre in Joann’s Outdoor Classroom as our naturalists present a series of puppet shows! Every series will revolve around a central environmental theme such as life cycles, hibernation, or pollination. Puppet shows will be followed by activities that enhance the topic addressed in the show. No registration required but may be canceled due to weather. Call 615-799-5544 for information. Nature Strollers Ages: 18 months to 5 years 10:00am to 11:00am April 1st – Wetland Animals  May 6th – Insects Encourage your little one’s curiosity with nature and the outdoors! During the program, we will read a book, sing songs, play games, make a craft, and go on a child friendly hike.  Each month there will be a new theme. No registration required ...
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Programs for Homeschoolers – Spring 2019

To register for any of the following programs, please contact Nancy Jackson at njackson@nullfairview-tn.org or (615)799-5544 ext 2 NATURE EXPLORERS AGES: 5-7 YEARS OLD 10:00-11:00am April 15th – Salamanders – Registration opens March 12th May 13th – Insects – Registration opens April 16th  Bring your children out to a naturalist-led class that will immerse them in the natural world, using different exploration-based techniques to get them engaged. Registration required – opens at 8:00am on date stated above NATURE INVESTIGATORS AGES: 8-12 YEARS OLD 10:00-11:30am April 29th – Salamanders – Registration opens March 26th May 30th – Insects – Registration opens April 30th Join us monthly as we become scientists and learn the skills necessary to observe and explore our world.  Each month we will have a new topic. Registration required – opens at 8:00am on date stated above NATURE RANGERS Ages: 13-18 10am-11:30am April 24th – Wetlands Seize this unique opportunity to closely study the park’s ecology using scientific methods. Participants will do hands on field research using lab techniques and data collection to examine the many environments of Bowie. Registration is required ...
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Spring Break Activities 2019

Bowie Nature Park has a lot going on this Spring Break.  Families, scout groups, and community groups are all invited to come and participate in a new nature oriented activity each day.  Programming will be available Monday-Friday of Williamson County’s Spring Break (March 18th-22th) from 10am-2pm.  Activities are simple and fun and designed for children and their caregivers to do together. FREE programs! No registration required.    MONDAY, MARCH 18 Monarchs and Milkweed  Monarchs are amazing!  Come learn all about them and get your own milkweed seeds to spread. We will be joined by Mike Berkley of GroWild for a native plant talk at 11am!    TUESDAY, MARCH 19 Digging for Fossils  Dive into the past by exploring our fossil collections.  You can even dig for real fossils! WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 Vernal Equinox Extravaganza   Spring is here!  Come celebrate with activities, and crafts.  Some refreshments will be provided. THURSDAY, MARCH 21 Wonderful Wetlands Wetlands are like nurseries for many different animals.  Come by to see what treasures they hold! FRIDAY, MARCH 22    Astronomy Day with the BSAS Members of BSAS will be here to show off their telescopes and do some astronomical activities! ...
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Weed Wrangle 2019

Weed Wrangle at Bowie Nature Park WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9am to 11am and 12pm to 2pm. WHAT: The Weed Wrangle®, is a one-day volunteer effort throughout Nashville and surrounding areas to help rescue our public parks and green spaces from invasive species through hands-on removal of especially harmful trees, vines and flowering plants. Typical unwelcome plants are honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica and L. maackii), Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense), winter creeper (Euonymus fortunei), autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata var. parviflora), English ivy (Hedera helix) and kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata). We will have a morning group pulling Chinese Privet and Japanese Honeysuckle from 9 to 11am.  The afternoon group will be planting native species from noon to 2pm to help hold the disturbed soil and eventually feed our native wildlife. Lunch will be provided in-between volunteer sessions for anyone volunteering that day.  The food will be located at Shelter #1 where we will meet up before each session. Please wear close-toed shoes that are sturdy and you don't mind getting dirty.  Come dressed for the weather.  Layers are usually good for this time of year since it can start off in the 30's and make it to the 60's and 70's.  Bring a ...
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