June 29-July 1: Tie-Dye a Shirt, Explore NC’s Nature, See a Movie in the Park and Learn How to Attract Pollinators

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Photo courtesy of Jackeeya Pierce
Learn about pollinators and how to attract them to your own yard at a program at Prairie Ridge Ecostation this weekend.

This weekend in the Triangle, you can tie-dye a shirt to commemorate Independence Day at Kidzu Children’s Museum in Chapel Hill, learn about North Carolina’s natural treasures at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh, check out a screening of “The Lion King” at Joyner Park in Wake Forest, and learn about pollinators and how to attract them to your yard at a program at Raleigh’s Prairie Ridge Ecostation.

Tie-Dye Workshop

Your child ages 5 and up can make his or her own July Fourth tie-dyed shirt at Kidzu Children’s Museum this June 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m. The museum will provide white T-shirts but you’re welcome to bring your own shirt. The fee is $15 for the program, and one hour of child care afterward is available for $5 more. You’ll need your child’s shirt size when registering.

photo courtesy of daisy adkins

Rich in the Rare Exhibit FREE

Beginning June 30 and running through Aug. 12, view an interactive exhibit at Historic Yates Mill County Park that showcases some of North Carolina’s rare plant and animal species. and our unique habitats from the mountains to the coast. You’ll also get to explore what you can do to help protect wildlife and our environment. Children can play with interactive materials like a toy loggerhead turtle nest and park ranger dolls. Drop in any time between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., seven days a week. No preregistration is necessary.

photo courtesy of Kim walker hudson

Family Movie Night at Joyner Park FREE

On June 30 at 8:30 p.m., your whole family can enjoy a screening of “The Lion King” at Joyner Park in Wake Forest. A preshow program titled, “Meet the Animals” by the North Carolina Museum of Natural History as well as other activities start at 7:15 p.m. Bring a blanket and chairs, bug spray, a flashlight and an umbrella just in case. Food vendors will be onsite selling snacks and beverages.  

photo courtesy of the town of wake forest

Buzz Through the Garden: Plants and Pollinators FREE

Which plants can you grow in your own yard to attract butterflies and other pollinators? Find out at an interesting program at Prairie Ridge Ecostation July 1, 2-3 p.m. All ages are welcome on this tour of the Nature Neighborhood Garden to find flowers and insects. Make sure to dress for the weather, wear closed-toed shoes and bring a water bottle. Meet at the front gate. No registration is necessary.

photo courtesy of kyla harol


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