Dec. 17-20: Galletas Jengibre, Nature Play Day, Nature Nerds and Treats for Wildlife
This week in the Triangle, hear a story in Spanish and decorate galletas jengibre (gingerbread cookies) at a program at the MakerLab @ Northgate in Durham, play your own way at Prairie Ridge Ecostation’s Nature PlaySpace in Raleigh, “nerd out” over flora and fauna as you explore Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville, and listen to a story and make treats for winter wildlife at Lake Harris County Park in New Hill.
Bring your elementary-aged child to the MakerLab @ Northgate at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17 for a fun event in Spanish. You’ll hear the Spanish version of the book “Catch That Cookie,” decorate gingerbread cookies (galletas jengibre) and write stories about the cookies. The event runs until 7 p.m. and requires no preregistration.
photo courtesy of andrea sadowski
Nature Play Day FREE
Come out and play Dec. 18 at the Nature PlaySpace at Prairie Ridge Ecostation. The space will be stocked with supplies and materials, and a play facilitator will be present to help kids play their own way. This informal, drop-in event happens every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon. The Nature PlaySpace was designed especially for kids ages 7 and younger, but all ages are welcome. No preregistration is necessary. If inclement weather is a concern, call 919-707-8888 and choose option 5 for information about a possible cancellation.
photo courtesy of prairie ridge ecostation
Nature Nerds FREE
Expand your knowledge of our local flora and fauna by exploring a portion of Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville this Dec. 19 from noon-1 p.m. Join park staff and “nerd out” over amphibians, birds, insects, spiders and anything else you see or hear along the way. Help collect data for the Natural Resource Inventory Database while increasing your own identification skills, too. This activity is intended for kids ages 9 and older and preregistration is required.
photo courtesy of lake crabtree county park
Remember that wildlife still eats, drinks and sleeps throughout the cold months of winter. This Dec. 20, 11 a.m.-noon, meet at the Cypress Shelter at Harris Lake County Park in New Hill to hear the book “Night Tree” by Eve Bunting and create treats for wildlife to eat in your backyard. This activity is intended for kids aged 1-6 with a caregiver and preregistration is required.
photo courtesy of harris lake county park