Weekend Family Fun Across the Triangle
Family fun around the Triangle this weekend
The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place this weekend. Help scientists learn about bird populations and have fun doing it.
Photo courtesy of Patricia Tyndall
This weekend in the Triangle, join in the nationwide Great Backyard Bird Count at lots of outdoor venues around the area, make wind chimes out of repurposed materials at The Scrap Exchange in Durham, learn about Revolutionary War times in Hillsborough and find out about farmers who became America’s presidents. Also, don't forget to check out Carolina Parent's 2019 Summer, Track-Out and Residential Camp Fair Sunday, Feb. 17, noon-4 p.m., where you can meet camp vendors and win door prizes!
Great Backyard Bird Count FREE
This fun and easy event takes place all weekend through Monday and engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations in our area. Information is reported online to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help scientists better evaluate changes in bird populations. There are activities at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Prairie Ridge Ecostation and many Wake County Parks. All of the activities are free, but may require preregistration. To learn more about this national citizen science project, visit gbbc.birdcount.org.
photo courtesy of patricia tyndall
All ages can make a unique wind chime this Feb. 16 from 10-11 a.m. at The Scrap Exchange in Durham. Use interesting materials, glue and paint that are provided for you to make kinetic art fueled by the wind. Kids should be accompanied by an adult. The fee is $10 per child and preregistration is required.
photo courtesy of the scrap exchange
Experience history first-hand Feb. 16 in historic downtown Hillsborough, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Participants of all ages can enjoy a festival of activities including military reenactments, cooking and crafting demonstrations, games, music, storytelling, dancing and more. The fun takes place at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, Orange County History Museum and the Burwell School Historic Site, all in downtown Hillsborough.
photo courtesy of the alliance for historic hillsborough
On Feb. 16-17, 2-4 p.m., drop by Historic Oak View County Park in Raleigh for this informative drop-in program. Learn more about the U.S. presidents who were also farmers and join in a presidential craft activity. This activity is free and requires no preregistration.
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