Take a Child Outside Week Events

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History Discovery Hike on the ATT

Sept. 24 – American Tobacco Trail, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Rd., Apex. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Discover the history and beauty of the American Tobacco Trail. Learn how people historically used and shaped the land along the old railroad bed and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature along the way. All ages. Advance registration required online. Meet at the New Hill Parking Area. wakegov.com/parks/att.

Scavenger Hunt

Sept. 24 and 30 – JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 1-4 p.m., Sept. 24, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 30. Free. Take part in a self-guided scavenger hunt. All ages. Drop-in program. jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1561.

Spider Sniffing

Sept. 24 – Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Pkwy., Morrisville. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Discover the secret art of “spider sniffing.” Take a flashlight. Register online. wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree.

Parent and Child Nature Stroll

Sept. 25 – Bond Park, 801 High House Rd., Cary. 10-11 a.m. Free. Take a nature stroll. Ages 3 and older with adult. Register online. classweb.townofcary.org.

Nature Paintings

Sept. 25 – JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 10 a.m.-noon. Free for members; $5/nonmember. Make paintbrushes from sticks, leaves, seeds and other garden materials and use them to create a fall masterpiece. All ages. Register online. jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1563.

Fishing Fun

Sept. 26 – Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Pkwy., Morrisville. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Learn basic fishing skills and enjoy games and activities to explore the role fish play in the aquatic food web. Ages 5 and older. Register online. wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree.

Fairies in the Garden

Sept. 26 – JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 10 a.m.-noon. $5/member; $10/nonmember. Spend the morning looking for fairies in the gardens and make a magical wand. All ages. Register online. jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1564.

Parent and Child Yoga

Sept. 27 – Bond Park, 801 High House Rd., Cary. 10-11 a.m. Free. Enjoy an outdoor yoga session. Ages 3 and older with adult. Register online. classweb.townofcary.org.

Natural Explorations: Kids Go Outdoors

Sept. 27 – Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Learn about nature and wildlife with a park naturalist. All ages with parent. Advance registration required online. wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill.

Pond Dipping

Sept. 27 – JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 10 a.m.-noon. $5/member; $7/nonmember. Explore the pond to see what’s living in the water. Create a special pond friend to take home. All ages. Register online. jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1565.

Nature Play

Sept. 28 – JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Play with nature. Take a picnic lunch. All ages. Drop-in program. jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1566.

Citizen Science Thursday

Sept. 28 – Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Dr., New Hill. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Help park staff with citizen science projects. Take a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes. Ages 8-10 with adult; 11 years and older adult optional. Meet at the Cypress Shelter. Advance registration required online. wakegov.com/parks/harrislake.

Durant Family Campout

Sept. 29-30 – Durant Nature Preserve, 8305 Camp Durant Rd., Raleigh. The event begins at 6 p.m. on Sept. 29 and concludes at 11 a.m. on Sept. 30. $15/child, $20/adult. Enjoy an overnight camping experience that includes dinner, a naturalist-led night hike, s’mores, a light breakfast and time for fishing. Take a tent or borrow one from the park. Ages 6 and older. Register online. Choose course #210419. reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Garden Storytime

Sept. 29 – JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 10-11 a.m. Free for members; $5/nonmember. Enjoy garden stories and make a craft. Take a blanket. All ages. Register online. jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1567.

Scavenger Hunt

Sept. 30 – JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Take part in a self-guided scavenger hunt for all ages. Drop-in program. jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=1562.

Marvelous Migration

Sept. 30 – Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Dr., New Hill. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Explore the amazing adaptations that make animals great migrants. All ages. Advance registration required online. Meet at the Cypress Shelter. wakegov.com/parks/harrislake.

 

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