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Indy Parks 2012 To-Do List

Explore the parks system this year

January 2012

Plan an adventure with Indy Parks in 2012! It's a new year and it's time to make a new commitment to explore your parks system with hundreds of classes and activities to fit your needs. We understand it's bitterly cold outside, but that's no excuse - join us indoors at our family centers, aquatic centers and nature centers.

Broad Ripple Park's "Little Gardeners" series focuses on a new, educational topic each week to keep up with the changing needs of your little ones. Crafts and fun creations are explored with the "Pet Rocks" class; or dress for mess with the "Animal Tracks" class; or learn to catch snowflakes that won't melt away.

Eagle Creek Park's Earth Discover Center "Winter Play" class is focused on the coldest season of the year by learning how critters survive Indiana winters and conducting experiments in the snow. Snowman building skills might give you a leg up in this class!

After you are done playing with snow, head over to the Ornithology Center to search for feathered friends. Borrow a checklist or field guide from one of our awesome naturalists and then visit the beautiful indoor forest, grassland and wetland to look for birds. Each week features a new bird list.

Watch out! The Garfield Parks Conservatory has "Plants That Bite Back." Our knowledgeable naturalists will teach you about carnivorous plants and other unique plants found in the Conservatory. You'll even get to see these biting plants in action and make a craft to take home.

If it's Saturday morning, turn off the cartoons and head to the Garfield Park Arts Center for the "Saturday A.M. Art Kids" series. "Let's Make Books," "Mixed Media," and "Clay Handbuilding" are just some of the crafty classes your child can try to build skills and confidence in multiple disciplines.

These are only a handful of fun we offer at Indy Parks. The Winter/Spring Fun Guide is available at www.indy.gov/parks or call (317) 327-PARK to learn more and register for fun in 2012.

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