March – Nuestras Historias, Nuestros Sueños/Our Stories, Our Dreams at Historic Oak View County Park
The temporary exhibit Nuestras Historias, Nuestros Sueños/Our Stories, Our Dreams continues to be on display throughout March in the Farm History Center at Historic Oak View County Park. A collaborative project of Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies and the Student Action with Farmworkers, the exhibit documents the experiences of Latino farmworkers in the Carolinas, their dreams for the future and the barriers immigrant youth face as they try to pursue their education.
The exhibit will remain on display through May 7, Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday 1–5 p.m. Historic Oak View County Park is located at 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh.
March 28, 5:30–6:30 p.m. or 6:45–7:45 p.m. – Rain Barrel Workshops at Lake Crabtree County Park
Build your own rain barrel. Participants in these workshops will take home a fully functional, 55-gallon rain barrel with an installation kit. These are the same rain barrels that retail for $99 and up! Workshops are limited to eight barrels, so reserve your spot now. The cost is $45 per barrel, and participation is limited to two people per barrel. Lake Crabtree County Park is located at 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville.
Save the Date:
April 21, 6:30–10:30 p.m. – Star Party at the ATT at American Tobacco Trail
Wake County Parks, North Carolina State University Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management students, Agape Center for Environmental Education and Wake County Solid Waste are co-hosting a 2017 Star Party themed "Star Light, Star Bright" as part of the NC Science Festival. This free event will take place at the back field of the White Oak Parking Area, under the stars. There will be fun, hands-on activities for all ages early in the evening. As the sun goes down, enjoy constellation storytelling and observe the night sky through telescopes and binoculars. Bring your curiosity, water bottle, chair or blanket, and your own viewing instrument if you have one. This program is free, and preregistration is not required. Meet at the White Oak Parking Area of the American Tobacco Trail at 1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex.
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