Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Week, March 19-22

Learn about ground-dwelling creatures, explore park wildlife, hear a story, make crafts and take a hike
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Photo courtesy of D.N. Bryan
There are miles of wonderful hiking trails in the Triangle. Two hikes are featured this week.

This week, you and your child can learn about living things that make their home on the ground at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, explore park wildlife and learn about the vernal equinox at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh, hear a story and make a fun craft at Read With Me in Raleigh, and take a hike and hear a nature-inspired story at the Prairie Ridge Ecostation in Raleigh.


Naturalist Class: Life on the Ground

Your child can join in this small group setting and learn all about life on the ground. They’ll learn methods scientists use to safely catch and study living things in different habitats, then submit their findings to a citizen science database. This informative program takes place at the Doris Duke Center at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham. One class is available for kids ages 5-6 March 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; and another more in-depth class is available for ages 7-9,10:30 a.m.-noon. The fee is $7 per class for members and $10 per class for others. A parking pass is included with advance registration.

photo courtesy of duke gardens


Natural Explorations: Welcome Spring! FREE

Celebrate the coming of spring Tuesday, March 20, 2-3 p.m., by going on a sensory hike around the millpond at Historic Yates Mill County Park. While exploring park wildlife with the resident naturalist, learn about the history, cultural traditions and science associated with the vernal equinox. This FREE activity is suitable for all ages. Registration is required for all family members, and children must have adult accompaniment.

photo courtesy of sonya terjanian


Storytime and Craft

Join local educator Deanna Hicks at Read With Me in downtown Raleigh for an all-ages storytime March 21, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Following the story, your child will be able to create an arts-and-crafts project based on the book. This activity requires no preregistration and costs $5 to participate.

photo courtesy of read with me, a children's book & art shop


Nature Stories FREE

You and your children can enjoy the outdoors and socialize with others at this fun-filled activity at Prairie Ridge Ecostation. Hear a story, hike along trails and enjoy the Nature PlaySpace after the program ends. The fun takes place on March 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m., and requires no preregistration. Be sure to dress for the outdoors and bring a rugged stroller or carrier for your youngest attendees. 

photo courtesy of prairie ridge ecostation


 

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