Nov. 5-8: National Bison Day, American Indian Heritage Month, and Coding for Tweens and Teens
Learn about bison, Native American tribes in North Carolina, and coding
National Bison Day is the first Saturday in November, but will be celebrated Nov. 5 at Historic Yates Mill County Park.
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November is National American Indian Heritage month and National Bison Day. This week in the Triangle, learn about North Carolina’s buffalo population throughout history at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh; explore Native American communities past and present, and learn specifically about North Carolina’s tribes at separate programs at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh; and get a primer on coding for tweens and teens at the East Regional Library in Durham.
National Bison Day, typically celebrated the first Saturday in November, is a great time to find out that North Carolina was once described as having “plenty of buffalos” before they disappeared from the state by 1799 due to overhunting. On Nov. 5, in honor of National Bison Day, you can explore the natural history and ecology of North Carolina’s buffalo and make a fun bison craft to take home at the Finley Center exhibit hall at Historic Yates Mill County Park any time between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. This activity is fun for all ages and no preregistration is required.
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Explore American Indian tribal communities, as well as their histories and cultures from centuries ago to present-day, at a program at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh on Nov. 7, 10-11 a.m. This program is intended for children ages 6-9, and the fee is $5 per child or free for museum members. Preregistration is required.
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Separate fact from fiction as you learn about North Carolina’s eight state-recognized American Indian tribes at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh during a program on Nov. 7, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., intended for children ages 10-13. The fee is $5 per child or free for museum members. Preregistration is required.
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Join staff at the East Regional Library in Durham for an introduction to computer science and coding during a program taking place Nov. 8, 6:30-8 p.m. Designed for kids in grades 5-12, no experience is necessary. Preregister by contacting the branch at 919-560-0203.
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