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Scarecrow Contest & Display - Early Sign Up

June 11, 2021 | Sign Up before June 30 and save $5 on Entry Fee
Saint Dolly Of Tennessee

Participate in our seasonal celebration by creating a Scarecrow to lurk about in the Nature Center. Frightening and friendly, silly and serious – have your non-profit group, club, classroom or troop create something special for Lichterman visitors to enjoy! Being a part of this fun event is easy: we provide the framework for the Scarecrow and you provide the creativity. Space is limited, so don’t delay! Applications accepted now.

Prizes will be awarded for most popular, best STEAM Scarecrow, greenest, most creative, and best critter scarecrows. 

Scarecrow building seminar Sept. 11. Judging is Sept. 30th. Scarecrows will be on display Oct. 1 - Nov. 19.


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Camp Lichterman Polliwogs Pre-K Camp

June 14, 2021 | 9 am - 12 pm
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Polliwogs have more fun!  Swim on over to Camp Lichterman this summer to enjoy free play on forested trails, live animal encounters, nature stories and crafts daily.  Polliwogs will enjoy catching bugs with nets, playing in a mini Pre-K playscape, digging in the dirt, and netting tadpoles from the lake.  Bring your Polliwog to Camp Lichterman for some natural fun right in the heart of Memphis. 

Ages: 4-5 years (have not attended Kindergarten)

Maximum - 20 campers/camp week (2 groups of 10 for 1:10 Teacher/Student ratio)

Minimum - 10 campers  

Times: 9 am – 12 pm (Monday through Friday)


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Camp Lichterman Nature Explorers Camp

June 21, 2021 | 9 am - 3 pm - Three Sessions: Session 1 begins June 21
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Walk on the wild side this summer at Camp Lichterman

Fly over to Nature Explorers Camps this summer to enjoy nature walks, live animal encounters, STEM projects, nature games and natural crafts to satisfy the nature and outdoor loving camper.  Use nets to catch butterflies, learn about native plants and animals, pretend you are a black bear living in the woods, and grow your own Earth baby during these fun-filled camps.  Enjoy the great outdoors this summer right in the heart of Memphis at Lichterman Nature Center.


Session 1 - June 21 - 25, 2021  - FILLED / NO SPACES AVAILABLE

Session 2 - June 28 – July 2, 2021 - FILLED / NO SPACES AVAILABLE

Session 3 - July 5 – 9, 2021 - FILLED / NO SPACES AVAILABLE

Ages: 5 – 13 years

Three age groups: 5-7 years;  8-10 years;  11-13 years

Maximum - 30 campers/camp week (3 groups of 10 for 1:10 Teacher/Student ratio) 


Camp - 9 am – 3 pm

Before Care - 7:30 am – 9 am

After Care - 3 pm - 6 pm



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