Weekday Events for Families in the Triangle
Oct. 14-17: Naturalist class, STEM career showcase, nature stories and art in nature
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This week in the Triangle, take a naturalist class and learn about edible plants at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, find out about STEM careers for students with disabilities at a showcase at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, learn about changing seasons at a program at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh and make art projects out of natural materials at an activity at Moore Square Park in Raleigh.
Kids ages 5-6 and 7-9 can learn about plant parts and classification as they taste their way through the edible plants of Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham. This activity is set for Oct. 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 5-6, or 10:30 a.m.-noon for ages 7-9. An adult chaperone is recommended. Preregister here; the fee is $8 for garden members and $10 for nonmembers.
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This annual event takes place Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Attendees will meet role models with disabilities who have thriving careers in STEM (science, technology, art, math) fields. This year’s event includes an Opportunity Fair with representatives from local businesses and organizations hosting career booths where they share insights and experiences as well as representatives from colleges, universities and industries focused on STEM careers and disability services. This event is best suited to students in grades 6-12 who are performing at grade level. View the full list of panelists and Opportunity Fair participants here. Preregister as an individual here or as a group here.
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On Oct. 16, 1-2 p.m., kids ages 3-5 can learn why our seasons change and about special things animals and trees do during fall at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh. Attendees and their adult caregivers will enjoy theme-related stories and activities. Preregistration is required.
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Art in Nature FREE
Kids ages 3 and older can experience the intersection of art and nature Oct. 17, 4-5 p.m., at Moore Square Park in Raleigh. Projects include nature collages, leaf rubbing lanterns, beaded suncatchers, botanical paperweights, flower prints and more. Meet at the Community Table for the activity.
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