Weekday Events for Families in the Triangle
March 16-19: ecoEXPLORE, K-2nd Adventures, Nature Stories and an UNO Tourney
This week in the Triangle, learn about the ecoEXPLORE program at Prairie Ridge Ecostation in Raleigh, paint rocks to decorate your garden at an activity at the North Regional Library in Raleigh, find out about different kinds of birds’ nests at a program at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh and play in an UNO tournament at My Durham sites.
Given the potential of schedule changes due to COVID-19 illnesses, please double-check that any event you choose to attend is still planned before you set out to participate.
ecoEXPLORE is a program for kids in grades K-8 that encourages them to make scientific observations in a fun way. Using smartphones or tablets, kids can make observations that earn points and prizes and that scientists can use in their research. This March 16, 1:30-3 p.m., bring a charged smartphone, tablet or camera and a water bottle to Prairie Ridge Ecostation in Raleigh and dress in clothing suitable for a short hike. Preregister here and make an account beforehand at www.ecoexplore.net and get a jump start at making observations even before event day.
photo courtesy of prairie ridge ecostation
Join staff at the North Regional Library in Raleigh this March 17, 4:30-5:30 p.m., for a fun program about rocks and minerals. Paint rocks to brighten your garden or to hide for your friends. This activity is suited to children in grades Kindergarten-2, and preregistration is requested.
Kids aged 3-5 and a caregiver can learn about birds’ nests this March 18, 1-2 p.m. at Blue Jay Point County Park in Raleigh. Learn about the activities birds are up to during the spring and make a “nest picking” to take to home to help the birds in your own yard. Preregistration is required. This activity takes place indoors and outdoors, so be sure to dress for the weather, including closed-toe shoes.
photo courtesy of audna vanblon
UNO Tourney FREE
This March 19, 6-7 p.m. at all six My Durham activity sites, teens aged 13-18 who have a valid My Durham membership can drop in and play a few rounds of the classic card game UNO. Bring friends and make new ones, too.