Oct. 22-25: Field School, Community Days at the Museum, Nature Nerds and a Science Café

Family fun for the week of Oct. 22
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Photo courtesy of Patricia Tyndall
Kid ornithologists can expand their knowledge of birds at a fun Historic Yates Mill County Park program in Raleigh this week.

This week in the Triangle, learn about birds and their habitats at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh, get free admission to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, “nerd out” over nature at Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville, and learn about the world of animal motion at a Science Café at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.


Field School: Birds of a Feather

Amateur ornithologists ages 7-14 can explore the world of birds and bird behaviors during a fun program at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh on Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Kids will explore the birds found around the millpond, learn how to effectively use binoculars to spot birds in the landscape and identify them by their seasonal calls. Caregivers are welcome to stay if they’d like, but otherwise this is a drop-off program. The fee is $6 per child and preregistration is required. 

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Community Day at the Museum of Life and Science FREE

Durham County residents can get free admission to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham Oct. 23. Throughout the year, the museum offers Community Days on specific days, which you can view here by scrolling to the bottom of the page. With typical admission rates between $15-$20, this is a great way to experience the exhibits and save money. Visit from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and show an ID with proof of Durham County residence in order to obtain free admission. One adult resident can bring as many as five children.

photo courtesy of kyla harol


Nature Nerds FREE

Kids ages 9 and older can expand their knowledge of local plants and animals by exploring Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville on Oct. 24, noon-1 p.m. Attendees will join park staff and “nerd out” over amphibians, birds, insects, spiders and anything else they encounter along the way. Preregister for this free activity here.  

photo courtesy of lake crabtree county park


Science Café: How to Walk on Water and Climb Up Walls FREE

On Oct. 25, 7-8:30 p.m., teens can learn all about the world of animal motion from author and Georgia Tech professor David Hu at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Daily Planet Café. Hu’s chat ill range from the incredible efficiency of the wet dog shake, to colonies of ants that build rafts out of their own bodies. The program is free and requires no advance registration. There will be time for book signing at the end of the program.

photo courtesy of the north carolina museum of natural sciences


 

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