International Mud Day at Reid Park Zoo

Event Details

International Mud Day at Reid Park Zoo

Time: July 1, 2017 from 8:30am to 11:30am
Location: Reid Park Zoo
Street: 3400 Zoo Court
City/Town: Tucson, Arizona 85716
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Phone: 520-837-8090
Event Type: nature, play, event
Organized By: Reid Park Zoo Education
Latest Activity: Jun 25, 2017

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Event Description

Come play outside July 1 from 8:30 to 11:30 as we celebrate International Mud Day, as part of our continuing commitment to get families back outside, enjoying nature! Our friends from Tohono Chul Park will be visiting and we will have many muddy activities set up such as: making mud slime and mud dough, and painting with “magic mud.” “Mud pits” will be set up to allow families time to explore, investigate and play with mud on their own. Specially trained “Nature Play Partners” will be available to encourage natural investigation, answer questions about the Nature Play program, and provide skills and tools and resources that increase caregivers comfort level with guiding play-based learning in natural settings, or unstructured nature play activities, at home. We will also highlight some of the species that rely on mud as an effective way to cool off, protection from biting insects, and protection from the sun’s rays.

This event will be messy, so plan your wardrobe carefully. Select clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty or wear a modest bathing suit. A hose will be available to wash off afterward and there will be plenty of sunshine and warmth to drip dry when done.

We are excited to offer this opportunity as part of our Nature Play series. Nature Play at the Zoo offers the community a safe, convenient, outdoor space where they can enjoy the benefits that playing outside can bring to their families such as:

  • increasing physical activity
  • promoting critical thinking and creativity
  • increasing concentration and focus
  • promoting family bonding
  • developing stronger immune systems

We’re looking forward to seeing you and your friends and neighbors!

If you would like additional information about upcoming Nature Play events or how to increase your family’s time in nature, join the Nature Club.  

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