Parks & Recreation Program Guide

Welcome to our program guide. Click on a program name for more details. Click on the "Register Here" link, where available, to register for the selected program.
 

All Ages

Sat 08/03/19  Fish Scales & Tails
Event ID: 25070
Kids will learn about the many varieties of fish, which ones are the most common game and non-game species, habitats they are found in and species diversity.  Each participant will take home their own fish print following the end of the class.
 
Sat, Aug 3 3:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All ages 6+
Cost: $2/per person
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Sat 08/10/19  Horny Toads of Tinker AFB
Event ID: 25075
What makes the Horny Toad so cool?  A biologist will talk about the Horny Toad and conservation occurring at Tinker Air Force Base.  Learn why these toads thrive at Tinker AFB.
 
Sat, Aug 10 3:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Martin Park
 
Ages: All ages 6+
Cost: $2/per person
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Sun 08/11/19 to Sun 08/25/19  Critter Crunch
Event ID: 25033
Get an up-close encounter and learn about the native educational ambassador animals in the Visitor Center through a behind the scenes, hands-on feeding demonstration.
 
Sun, Aug 11 and Aug 25 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $5/per class
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Sat 08/17/19  Critter Scene Investigations
Event ID: 25056
Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes to help Martin Park staff solve nature crime scenes throughout the park.  Clues left behind such as track, scat, and teeth marks will lead us to find the wild culprit at each Critter Scene!
 
Sat, Aug 17 3:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All ages
Cost: $2/per person
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Sat 08/24/19  National Honey Bee Day
Event ID: 25087
This one-day workshop will teach you about one of nature's key pollinators, bees!  Presented by the Central Oklahoma Beekeepers Association.
 
Sat, Aug 24 3:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All ages
Cost: $2/per person
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Sat 08/31/19  Owls Aren't Wise & Bats Aren't Blind: A Look into Common Animal Misconceptions, Idioms and Folklore
Event ID: 24118
Do ostriches really stick their heads in the sand? Can you really age a rattlesnake by its rattles? Come learn about common wildlife misconceptions and folklore with Head Park Naturalist Will.
 
Sat, Aug 31 3:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: 8+
Cost: $2/person
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Sat 08/31/19  Owls Aren't Wise & Other Myths
Event ID: 25120
Do ostriches really stick their heads in the sand?  Can you really age a rattlesnake by its rattles?  Come learn about common wildlife misconceptions and folklore.
 
Sat, Aug 31  3:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All ages 8+
Cost: $2/per person
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Sun 09/01/19 to Sun 09/15/19  Beginning Archery
Event ID: 25027
Your child can learn to shoot straight with our beginning archery class.  Using guidelines from the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP), instructors will teach students on proper form, safety, equipment, techniques and mental preparation.  Archery is a great way to introduce your child to a new skill.  Children must be 8 years or older and have the arm strength to pull back 12 pounds.
 
Sun, Sep 1 and Sep 15 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location:  Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: 8+
Cost: $5/per class
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Sat 09/07/19  Leave No Trace Photo Scavenger Hunt
Event ID: 25116
Join us at the Nature Center to pick up a self-guided photography scavenger hunt!  See if you can find all the areas and items on our list!
 
Sat, Sep 7 2:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
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Sun 09/08/19 to Sun 09/22/19  Critter Crunch
Event ID: 25034
Get an up-close encounter and learn about the native educational ambassador animals in the Visitor Center through a behind the scenes, hands-on feeding demonstration.
 
Sun, Sep 8 and Sep 22 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $5/per class
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Sat 09/14/19  Outdoor Cooking 101
Event ID: 25122
Love the outdoors?  Kids will have a blast creating their own backpacking stove, enjoy a meal over the fire after a cooking demonstration, and head home with a booklet of some of our favorite recipes!
 
Sat, Sep 14 3:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All Ages 10+
Cost: $12/per class
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Sat 09/21/19  OK Nature Conservancy
Event ID: 25118
Come see a guest speaker from The Nature Conservancy and learn about the unique biodiversity totaling more than 100,000 acres in Oklahoma they work to protect.  Learn about their role and ours in protecting beautiful Oklahoma landscapes for future generations.
 
Sat, Sep 21 3:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
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Sat 09/28/19  Fall Migration Bird Hike
Event ID: 25067
With over 100 species of birds migrating south for the winter through Oklahoma, Martin Park is a great location to view them.  Join Assistant Park Naturalist as we hike the trails in search of migratory species.
 
Sat, Sep 28  3:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All ages
Cost: $2/per person
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Sat 10/05/19  Snakes of Oklahoma
Event ID: 25205
Snakes are one of the most misunderstood and feared creatures on earth!  You will discover the role and importance of snakes in the ecosystem, their unique behaviors and how to identify native species.  Presented by the Oklahoma City Herpetological and Invertebrate Society.
 
Sat, Oct 5 3:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All ages
Cost: $2/per person
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Sun 10/06/19 to Sun 10/20/19  Beginning Archery
Event ID: 25030
Your child can learn to shoot straight with our beginning archery class.  Using guidelines from the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP), instructors will teach students on proper form, safety, equipment, techniques and mental preparation.  Archery is a great way to introduce your child to a new skill.  Children must be 8 years or older and have the arm strength to pull back 12 pounds.
 
Sun, Oct 6 and Oct 20 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location:  Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: 8+
Cost: $5/per class
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Sat 10/12/19  OSU Insect Adventure
Event ID: 25134
Meet live insects and their relatives up close and personal!  Get answers to all those questions that have been "bugging" you about the world's largest group of animals from a professional entomologist.  A live petting zoo experience you'll be sure to enjoy, remember, and talk about for a long time.
 
Sat, Oct 12 3:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All ages 4+
Cost: $5/per person
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Sun 10/13/19 to Sun 10/27/19  Critter Crunch
Event ID: 25037
Get an up-close encounter and learn about the native educational ambassador animals in the Visitor Center through a behind the scenes, hands-on feeding demonstration.
 
Sun, Oct 13 and Oct 27 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $5/per class
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Sat 10/19/19  Owl Pellets
Event ID: 25139
What is an owl pellet you ask?  Well....We can answer that, but it is better to show you!  Come dissect an owl pellet with us and find out what an owl eats.
 
Sat, Oct 19 3:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All ages 6+
Cost: $2/per person
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Sat 10/26/19  Night Time for Scorpions
Event ID: 25141
Scorpions are mysterious nocturnal animals that have captured human imagination for centuries.  Come learn about these ancient arachnids and find out how these secretive and mysterious animals make their way through the environment.  Presented by Dr. Doug Gaffin of the University of Oklahoma.
 
Sat, Oct 26 3:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All ages 6+
Cost: $2/per person
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Sat 11/02/19  Coyotes vs. Hawks
Event ID: 25145
Join us for our first ever adventure race at Martin Park!  Participants will compete in teams to determine who is the ultimate predator through challenges such as kayaking, archery, tree climbing, and much more!  All participants will receive a T-shirt.  Beverages and snacks will be provided,
 
Sat, Nov 2 7:00am - 11:00am Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: 8-17 yr.  and 18+ yr.
Cost: $20/8-17 yr. and $30/18+ yr.
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Sun 11/03/19 to Sun 11/17/19  Beginning Archery
Event ID: 25031
Your child can learn to shoot straight with our beginning archery class.  Using guidelines from the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP), instructors will teach students on proper form, safety, equipment, techniques and mental preparation.  Archery is a great way to introduce your child to a new skill.  Children must be 8 years or older and have the arm strength to pull back 12 pounds.
 
Sun, Nov 3 and Nov 17 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location:  Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: 8+
Cost: $5/per class
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Sat 11/09/19  OK Forestry Services - Prescribed burns
Event ID: 25148
Come to the park to learn about prescribed burns, and why we do them  You'll learn about the advantages of burns, as well as the techniques used to ensure the safety of the park!
 
Sat, Nov 9 3:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All ages 6+
Cost: $2/per person
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Sun 11/10/19 to Sun 11/24/19  Critter Crunch
Event ID: 25053
Get an up-close encounter and learn about the native educational ambassador animals in the Visitor Center through a behind the scenes, hands-on feeding demonstration.
 
Sun, Nov 10 and Nov 24 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $5/per class
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Sat 11/16/19  Geocaching
Event ID: 25149
Come learn about Geocaching and using GPS to find awesome treasures and participate in this worldwide activity.  You'll learn all the basics of using your phone and solving clues to find the hidden caches in Martin Nature Park, and the rest of the world.
 
Sat, Nov 16 3:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All ages 6+
Cost: $2/per person
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Sat 11/23/19  Talk on Turkeys
Event ID: 25150
Come and learn about Thanksgiving's beloved mascot at the park!  We will talk about what makes these birds so fascinating and create turkey calls.
 
Sat, Nov 23 3:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: All ages 6+
Cost: $2/per person
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Youth (up to 12)

Thu 09/05/19 to Thu 09/26/19  Nature Tales
Event ID: 25094
Nature Tales introduces young adventurers to the world of nature using stories and hands-on activities.  A different book is read each week by an activity based on that book's theme.
 
Thu, Sep 5 - Sep 26 10:30am - 11:00am Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: 2-6 years
Cost: Free
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Thu 10/03/19 to Thu 10/24/19  Nature Tales
Event ID: 25097
Nature Tales introduces young adventurers to the world of nature using stories and hands-on activities.  A different book is read each week by an activity based on that book's theme.
 
Thu, Oct 3 - Oct 24 10:30am - 11:00am Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: 2-6 years
Cost: Free
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Sat 10/05/19 to Sat 10/26/19  Nature Tales
Event ID: 25111
Nature Tales introduces young adventurers to the world of nature using stories and hands-on activities.  A different book is read each week by an activity based on that book's theme.
 
Sat, Oct 5 - Oct 26 10:30am - 11:00am Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: 2-6 years
Cost: Free
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Sat 11/02/19 to Sat 11/23/19  Nature Tales
Event ID: 25112
Nature Tales introduces young adventurers to the world of nature using stories and hands-on activities.  A different book is read each week by an activity based on that book's theme.
 
Sat, Nov 2 - Nov 23 10:30am - 11:00am Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: 2-6 years
Cost: Free
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Thu 11/07/19 to Thu 11/21/19  Nature Tales
Event ID: 25106
Nature Tales introduces young adventurers to the world of nature using stories and hands-on activities.  A different book is read each week by an activity based on that book's theme.
 
Thu, Nov 7 - Nov 21 10:30am - 11:00am Location: Martin Park Nature Center
 
Ages: 2-6 years
Cost: Free
Register Here!
 
 
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