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A community music event featuring Kidsville and Dogville activities and local vendors.
Stroll a section of the Warner Park Bluebird Trail and see
why bluebirds love to nest in our boxes.
Learn about the behavior of the bluebird and how you can encourage them to nest
in your yard.
Leader: Diana McLusky, Volunteer Naturalist
Movies Thursdays evening in June.
Centennial Art Centers Summertime Dreams Series press release
Three local artists will take the viewer on a colorful journey of landscape and storytelling, one paint stroke or clay bottle at a time. Jonathan Richter’s colorful and provocative paintings, Amy Krimsier Sterling’s 99 Bottles and other clay sculptures and Didi Foster’s expressive paintings from will turn the gallery into a summertime storybook.
What is more fun that watching a movie? Watching a movie
outside! Bring a picnic blanket or sleeping bag and pillow, and we’ll provide
the freshly popped popcorn!
Leader: Rachel Anderson
It’s time to reveal our new StoryWalk® book! Bring your
little ones and discover what story we’ve chosen for summer. This is an
“on-your-own” activity following the Little Acorn Trail.
Coordinator: Rachel Koch
Don’t feel blue! Hike the blue trail (Harpeth Woods trail)
to hunt for all things blue during the summer.
Leader: Heather Gallagher
Are you yearning to join a book group of passionate
naturalists? Whether you are an expert in the field or newly curious about
nature, join us for inspiring and enlightening conversations about our chosen
book. Bring an environmentally-based or natural history book to share. We’ll
have a few discussion topics prepared, too. A book will be chosen for future
Leaders: Rachel Koch and Dr. Amy Wright, Associate Professor of Creative
Take a morning walk and discover some interesting facts
about two of our summer bird residents, the tanagers. We can listen for calls and songs as we walk
and talk about their migration routes, favorite foods, nesting habitat and
beautiful feathers. At the end we will
stop by the bird banding table and maybe see a tanager up close!
Leaders: Lauren and Della Hoffman, Volunteer Naturalists
Explore Warner Park this summer while completing
the NEW Jr. Naturalist Activity Book! From scavenger bingo to creek crawls,
this brand-new activity book challenges you to explore a variety of habitats as
you work to earn your very own naturalist badge.
Leaders: Nature Center Staff and Volunteers
Music for your lunch break at Centennial Park. Free of charge.
The glowing light from the newly risen sun is a sight to
behold as you hike the Burch Reserve. Be one of the first to explore the
morning beauty of this trail through field and forest.
Leaders: Melissa Donahue and Rachel Anderson
Join naturalist Deb Beazley on a cruise through the woods to
explore the Park’s summer attractions. Barred owls will be hiding from us in
the trees while snakes and skinks hide in the rock walls. Who knows what we
Leader: Deb Beazley
Exhibit runs June 10-30
Friday, June 10 Reception with the Artist from 6-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 11 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 12 1 p.m. Artist Gallery Talk: The Old Tree Drawings
Explore the Harpeth River Greenway while riding from Edwin
Warner Park to the pond at Morton Mill trailhead and back. Along the way we
will enjoy the sights and sounds of the river, fields and woods of Bellevue!
Bring a picnic and enjoy the sunset after the ride.
Leader: Kim Bailey
What has ten legs, can swim backward and is a favorite food
of raccoons? The amazing crayfish! Let’s explore the creek and
discover how these fascinating crustaceans find food, escape predators and
raise their young.
Leader: Rachel Anderson
Join us to learn all about Earth’s star, the SUN! We’ll create solar prints with the Frist Museum, watch the Sun through telescopes with solar filters, and learn about the Nature Center’s solar panels.
Gather to enjoy evening song in one of the quietest and most secluded areas of the Warner Parks which features some of the most beautiful songbirds in the area.
Free, three day, festival with puppet troupes from France, China, Argentina, Germany, Japan, and across the United States. This event will be held inside the Nashville Public Library as well as in Church Street Park. There will be puppet shows, workshops, street performers, musical performances, and classes about puppet making.
Is your Dad the Greatest? Spend time with him this Father’s Day Weekend and learn about some of the great animal fathers that live in the park.
Free community jazz concert series hosted at Cumberland Park.
Everyone’s singing in Warner Parks! From frogs to finches, cicadas to crickets, music and sound are a vital part of animal behavior and survival.
Whether you are new to the Southeast or new to camping, this class is sure to inform and inspire! Join REI to learn what you need to take your first (second or third) camping trip and special considerations for camping in the Southeast.
We will walk through the garden and talk about organic methods of growing healthy veggies, herbs and flowers. Many insects will be seen and discussed.
Let’s start with a crepuscular hike in the woods around the Nature Center, followed by a romp in the field playing night nature games. And as twilight slowly fades, we will finish the evening with a snack and stories.
Many birds are having and raising young this season. Embark on a quest to find purple martin, bluebird, hummingbird, and other babies around the Nature Center campus.
Hone your outdoor skills at this hands-on workshop that is completely outside. Fire building, mapping and knife skills are just some of the activities we will learn.
Have you ever wondered how our nocturnal creatures find their way in the dark? Join us on an evening hike and learn all about nocturnal animals living in Warner Park and the amazing techniques they use to get around.
Let the Nature Games begin! Explore the woods, field and creek while playing some of our favorite nature games: Caterpillar Walk, Predator-Prey, Owls & Crows, and more.
Explore the diverse outdoor habitats of Warner Park through hands-on discovery and observation. Naturalists will be on-site in the creek, pond, forest, field, and organic to help you investigate the natural world!
Melinda Welton will describe the many challenges faced by migrating songbirds using the Cerulean Warbler as a guide and discussing the pivotal role Tennessee plays in its survival.
Join naturalist Deb Beazley for a summer stroll in the woods. We will let the Park’s wildlife lead the discussion from yellow jackets eating worms to sharp shinned hawks chasing cardinals. Who knows what we will see?
Learn on the job as you help record and observe the many butterflies that call Warner Park home.
You will be excited to learn about all the butterflies that call Tennessee home.
Meet at the Special Events Field in Edwin Warner Park for an evening of planet gazing: Jupiter, Mars and Saturn will be well-placed for viewing with a young moon, too!
Bring a blanket and be ready for campfire songs and activities.
Join musicians and music lovers for an evening of bluegrass, delicious food and drink, and FUN for the entire family!
Discover the plants and animals that make our garden such an active and amazing place.
Get ready for the Summer Olympic Games with this program highlighting the athletic feats of animals.
Let's get the Nature center ready for hummingbirds. We'll clean the feeders, make the sugar water, and work in the garden to prepare for one of our favorite birds.
Are you thirsty for thought-provoking conversation and eager to discuss the July book? It's never too late to join us! Parnassus Bookstore is happy to offer our readers a discount on our book of the month.
Become a "Naturalist" on this summer journey through the forest. We will look, listen, observe closely and record our observations. Who knows what natural wonders we will find!
Imagine the beauty as the sun sinks behind rolling hills; then imagine the exhilaration as your eyes adjust to the darkening sky to behold the magnificent full moon! Experience the sights and sounds of the crepuscular and nocturnal animals within the Burch Reserve on this evening hike.
Join musicians and music lovers for an evening of bluegrass, delicious food and drink, and FUN for the entire family! All proceeds help protect and preserve the Parks/
August is Tomato time in Tennessee, and we are ready to celebrate! You might have missed the East Nashville Tomato Arts Festival, but don't miss the Warner Park Tomato Celebration. We will embrace all things tomato.
Learn about area hummingbird populations in this area through the most precise inventory method, bird banding. Our bird researchers will carefully trap, band, and collect data on our smallest bird during this program.
Bid farewell to our smallest birds as they migrate south! Crafts, games, puppet shows and more will celebrate these jewels of the sky.
Unlock the mysteries of hummingbirds at this question and answer session about one of our favorite birds.
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