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Mud Day - June 25, 2022
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

All activities in Nature Explore and free with admission.

Get down and dirty with everything from mud pies and mud painting to mud toss games and creature sculptures! Use clay, as soft and subtle as mud, to make textured pinch pots or figures of your favorite animal. This will be a delightfully messy event the whole family will enjoy! Bring a change of clothes!

Activities Schedule:

10:15 - 10:30 am - Let’s Make Mud!
Help get the celebration started by making a big mud pile!

10:00 - 12:00 pm - Make & Take Clay Art—Pinch Pots
Using self-hardening clay, make a textured pinch pot by pressing in natural objects such as leaves, pine cones, and shells.

11:00 - 11:30 am - Story Time
Listen to the book Mud by Mary Lyn Ray

12:15 - 2:15 pm - Make & Take Clay Art—Animal Sculptures
Find inspiration in the EcoTarium’s fox, owls, otters, and more, and create a clay sculpture of your favorite animal.
Learn the ceramic techniques of pinch, coil, and slab while you’re at it!

1:00 - 1:30 pm - Rot to Riches: Compost!
How do leaves, vegetable scraps, and more turn back into soil? Learn how, and meet the worms that help make it happen!

3:00 - 3:30 pm - Story Time
Listen to the book Mud by Mary Lyn Ray

Ongoing Activities:

Make Mud Pies and Mud Creature Sculptures
Create your favorite recipe in our mud kitchen, make small creatures using mud, and decorate with found natural objects, including twigs, leaves, flowers, acorn caps, and more!

Mud Painting
Throw tradition out the window and paint with mud using tools such as flowers, sticks, pine cones, sponges, and plastic toy animals.

Mud Toss Games
Try your hand at tossing mud balls onto a large canvas to create a group mural. Can you hit the target?

Barefoot Sensory Walk
Take off your shoes, dip your toes in the mud tub, and make some tracks!


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