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Nature PlayScape Grand Opening

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cost: Free Admission

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Welborn Baptist Foundation Nature PlayScape at Wesselman Woods!


After 4 years of planning, fundraising, and building, we are so excited to welcome you to the largest Nature PlayScape in the country. What is a Nature PlayScape? A PlayScape is a play environment intentionally designed to engage in and with
nature. Its purpose is to develop children’s love of nature through unstructured play in the outdoors.

Join us for a full day of play. (And dress to get dirty!) In addition to being one of the first to play in our Nature PlayScape, we have a full schedule of fun events:

At the Pond Stage:
10:00 am- Evie Sue The Litter Dog
11:00 am— Kristi Valiant – Book Reading 
12:00 pm – Heather Jones Music – Live performance
2:00 pm – Family Yoga

At the Nature Center:
Barnes & Noble Book Fair with proceeds to benefit Wesselman Woods
Animal Encounters with our Wildlife Educators – 10:30, 11:30, 12:30
1:30 – Story Time
Plus more!

In the PlayScape:
12:30 pm – Storytelling with Susan Fowler
Box Turtle Encounters
Benefits of Unstructured Nature Play Talks

Activities On the Hill:
Ribbon Wands
Bubble Play
Hula Hoops
plus lots more activities from some of our community partners:
Angel Mounds State Historic Site
Children’s Museum of Evansville
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
Southwest Chapter Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society
Southwestern Indiana Master Gardeners Association
4C of Southern Indiana, Inc.

Food Trucks & Vendors:
Lollys Pops – featuring a special edition “PlayScape Pop”
River City Dawgs
White Swan Coffee Lab
Kona Ice of Evansville
Sunshine Juice Co.

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Saturday, May 26, 2018
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Free Admission
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Wesselman Nature Society


Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve
551 N. Boeke Rd.
Evansville, IN 47711
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(812) 479-0771