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Phinizy is for kids! Phinizy Swamp Nature Park is a fantastic place for children of all ages to enjoy exploring nature and wildlife. From hiking trails to hands-on learning, Phinizy provides endless opportunities for your family.

phin-and-izzyPhin the yellow-bellied slider turtle and Izzy the dragonfly are the Phinizy Kids Mascots.  You can download their coloring pages below and learn more about these interesting animals. Then come by our Visitor Center on Saturdays and Sundays to meet the real Phin, and walk around the park to see all Izzy’s dragonfly family! Download Phin and Izzy sheets to color at home.

Birthday Parties. Looking for a unique place for your young nature lover’s next birthday party? We offer fantastic Birthday Parties! See the Birthday Party Adventure page for more information.

Summer Camp. This summer, your rising 1st through 5th grader can enjoy hands-on fun, outdoor exploration, arts & crafts and much, much more! See the Swamp Explorer’s Summer Camp page for more information.

Puddle Ducks: Kids & Carers Club. Bring your little ones out on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10 AM for a great time together with stories, crafts and hands-on fun in nature! For more information, call 706-396-1424 or email info@phinizycenter.org.  Register online today!

Children’s Hikes with Story Time. Free! Bring your children out on the 2nd Saturday of each month for a story and guided nature hike. Spaces are limited, so be sure to register early. Register online or by calling 706-396-1424.

Homeschool Science Education. Sign your children up for a semester of hands-on science education. All grade levels are included, and classes will be broken into groups for appropriate grade ranges. Pre-registration is required. For more information, see the Homeschool Page or contact the education department at 706-796-7707 or via email at education@phinizycenter.org.

Swamparific Discovery. This summer, bring your daycare, summer camp or recreation group out for an adventure at the park! Children will love experiencing the wetlands and wildlife. With directed nature hikes, crafts, interactive games and more, you’ll be having a swamparific time! Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call 706-796-7707 or email education@phinizycenter.org.

Educational Field Trips – Meet Academic Standards! Since 1998, Phinizy Center’s Education department has conducted hands-on environmental science field trips. On these inquiry-based field trips, students explore scientific concepts through interactive investigations of watersheds, wetland habitats, urban water cycles, and stream ecology. This creative approach to science education meets Georgia and South Carolina academic standards in Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Geology, Earth Science, Geography, and Economics. Field trips are available for Pre-K to 12th grade and for undergraduate students. See the Field Trips page for more information.

Check out our Kids Pinterest board for some fun nature and science-based projects that are fantastic for children.

Come back often as we will be adding new things for you to see and do!

izzy_pinkKids Phin and Izzy T-Shirts are available online and at the Swamp Shop.