Adult Classes

All classes are held rain or shine.  Please dress for the weather.  If inclement weather occurs, our staff will contact you directly the day of the program to inform you of a cancellation.

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Archery Alliance (6Y+)

Location: McClendon Park West

Become a skilled archer with this series of classes with a USA Archery certified instructor. The more practice you get, the more you can learn! All equipment provided. This class meets at McClendon Park West. Pre-registration required. Class meets on Saturdays: 10/19, 11/16, & 12/14.  Register Now

Ages 16Y+

  • 4:30-5:30 PM

$45/$47 per participant. Save $2 with MAC membership.

Intro to Archery

Take aim at a new hobby! This class is designed for beginning archers to learn the basics and good techniques with a USA Archery certified instructor. Archery teaches respect for nature and builds confidence through practice. Bows and arrows are provided. This class meets at McClendon Park West. Pre-registration required.  Register Now

Ages 15Y+

Location: Mansfield Activities Center

  • Saturday, November 23rd,  4:30-5:30 PM
  • Thursday, December 19th, 8-9 PM
  • Saturday, December 28th, 4:30-5:30 PM

$15/$17 per participant.  Save $2 with MAC membership.

Leave the Leaves 

Location: Oliver Nature Park

Backyard composting can be easier than you think! With only a little bit of time and effort, you can start using yard waste to produce Earth-friendly organic fertilizer. Join us to get down and dirty with the basics of beginning composting.  Register Now

  • Saturday, October 12th, 11 AM – 12 PM 

$7/$9 per participant. Save $2 with MAC membership.

Kayaking 101 (7Y+)

Kayaking down the riverTake a break from the hiking trails and get on the water! We will go out in dual-seated kayaks to explore our local lakes. Participants will enjoy a scenic paddle looking for wildlife and plants with a naturalist. We will also instruct on safety, proper techniques, and a ecofriendly approach to paddle sports. New this year: we offer kayaking tours at two locations! Each child ages 7-17 years must be accompanied by an adult on the tour. Preregistration required.  Register Now

Location: Britton Park

  • Saturday, September 21st, 8-10 AM
  • Sunday, September 29th, 2-4 PM

Location: Bowman Springs Park

  • Saturday, October 5th, 9 -11 AM
  • Monday, October 14th, 9 -11 AM

Borrow materials: $22/$24 per person. 

Bring your own materials: $18/$20 per person.

$22/$24 per person. Save $2 with MAC membership.

Puppies and Paddles (18Y+)

Puppies and paddlesLocation: Britton Park

You love spending time with your dog and you love spending time on the water. Let’s do both! At Britton Park we’ll be launching you and your pup in sit on top kayaks for a 1 hour paddle. All size dogs (and their people) are welcome, but dogs must have their own lifejacket. We’ll provide lifejackets for dog moms and dads. Please be sure your dog can remain obedient and is comfortable in the water. Boats accommodate 1 adult and 1 dog.  Register Now

  • Saturday, September 28th, 11 AM-12 PM
  • Saturday, September 28th, 12-1 PM
  • Saturday, September 28th, 1-2 PM

$22/$24 per person. Save $2 with MAC membership.

Step into Nature (18Y+)

Location: Oliver Nature Park

Adults with special needs are invited to explore the wonder of nature through hands on experiences and activities with varied themes. Pre-registration required. Register Now

Wednesdays 9-10 AM

  • 5 Senses – September 11th
  • Animal Science – September 25th
  • Perfect Pumpkin - October 9th
  • Busy Bats - October 23rd
  • Nurture Nature - November 6th
  • Leaves - November 20th
  • Outstanding Owls - December 4th
  • Wonderful Winter - December 18th

$7/$9 per student. Save $2 with MAC membership.


All Nature Education programs require pre-registration, unless listed otherwise. Click here for more information and to register.  Don’t forget: if you are a MAC member, you get an additional $2 off per participant.  Spots are limited!  For any questions, please contact us at or call the MAC at 817-728-3680.

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