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BOWIE NATURE PARK

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Fairview, Tennessee in Williamson County

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NIGHT HIKE All Ages November 16th 6:00pm-8:00pm Come experience Bowie Nature Park at night. Meet inside the nature center and then go explore the trails with a Naturalist. We will end up in the Dome Meadow where we will roast marshmallows and make s’mores. Registration is required. Please call 615-799-5544 ...
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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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Night Hike

NIGHT HIKE All Ages November 16th 6:00pm-8:00pm Come experience Bowie Nature Park at night. Meet inside the nature center and then go explore the trails with a Naturalist. We will end up in the Dome Meadow where we will roast marshmallows and make s’mores. Registration is required. Please call 615-799-5544 or email programdirector@nullfairview-tn.org to inquire about spaces available ...
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Fall Fun Day 2018

Fall Fun Day! October 6th, 2018  Start the fall season out right.  On Saturday, October 6th bring the family out to Bowie Nature Park’s Fall Fun Day.  The excitement begins at 10am and will go on until 3pm.  The event is free and includes fall and nature themed activities for the whole family.  Children and grown-ups alike are encouraged to wear costumes. Pumpkins for decorating and food from vendors will be available for purchase. Park in the event field behind the playground and follow the signs to begin the fun.  Your first stop will be just outside the Nature Center where you can grab a bag for your candy and get oriented by volunteers at the welcome table.  Next up is the Pumpkin Patch where you can purchase a pumpkin to decorate and then you will be on to the bounce house for some much-needed bounce therapy.  Inside the Nature Center you can enjoy making fall crafts.  Now, just head out the back door where you can get your face painted and find the beginning of the Games Trail with nature and fall related carnival games stationed around this short trail behind the Nature Center.  At each game station, children will ...
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Programs for Little Ones

This fall we will be changing the times for the Puppet Powwow so that it will happen just before Nature Strollers.  You are not required to attend both programs but are more than welcome to.   Joann’s Puppet Powwow Ages: Families 10:00 – 10:30am October 8th - Nocturnal Animals November 5th - Fall Changes Have a seat around our puppet theater 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 October 8th – Nocturnal Animals - Forest Night, Forest Bright - by Jennifer Ward  November 5th – Fall Changes - In the Middle of Fall - by Kevin Henkes 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 Designed for Homeschoolers – Fall 2018

NATURE EXPLORERS AGES: 5-7 YEARS OLD 10-11am October 15th - Creepy Crawlies November 19th - Fall Changes 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 September 18th NATURE INVESTIGATORS AGES: 8-12 YEARS OLD 10-11:30am October 22nd - Nocturnal Critters November 26th - Migration and Movement 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 September 25th NATURE RANGERS Ages: 13-18 10am-11:30pm October 16th – Owls and Food Chains November 20th - Fall and Winter Tree ID 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. NATURE SCOUTS AGES: 8-12 YEARS OLD Theme: For this semester, we will be studying astronomy! Members of BSAS will be joining us for a special day of solar viewing and night class of stargazing. October 24th, November 7th & 28th - 12:00 to ...
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