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Christina D. Sorensen

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We offer a variety of public educational programs for all ages - register for one today! Visit our calendar of events, view our February e-newsletter or sign up to receive our
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Upcoming Programs 

Cunning Coyotes 
*This program is full but you may register on the waiting list.
Saturday, March 3
2–3 p.m.
For all ages, but best for 6 and up
Coyotes are one of the most adaptable animals around and can be found in every county in North Carolina. As successful as they are, they are also elusive and highly misunderstood. Meet a coyote up close with our educational mount and make a coyote track to take home.
Meet at the White Oak parking area (1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex, 27523) at the picnic tables.
Discovery Hike on the ATT
Sunday, March 11
9:30–10:30 a.m.
For all ages
$1 per person
March is a great time to discover nature on the American Tobacco Trail. Take a 1.5-mile hike down the Trail to the Beaver Creek Bridge. Look for new beginnings in nature.
Meet at the New Hill parking area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex, 27502) at the upper picnic table.
North Carolina Science Festival    April 1–30, 2018
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 Join us for our April 2018 programs as part of the NC Science Festival!
The NC Science Festival is an annual statewide celebration of STEM that occurs every April across North Carolina. During the festival, hundreds of event hosts from all of North Carolina's 100 counties will feature fun, interactive science learning opportunities that promote science, technology, engineering and math and showcase just how exciting these fields can be. For more information on the NC Science Festival and to find events, visit the festival website.
Geocaching 101 on the American Tobacco Trail
Saturday, April 7
9:30–11 a.m.
For ages 6 and up
$1 per person
Geocaching is like a treasure hunt where participants use GPS coordinates to track down hidden "caches." Learn what geocaching is all about and take off to find a geocache in the park! We will provide one GPS unit per family and instruction on how to use them. Feel free to bring your own unit or smartphone with a geocache app. Register early as class size is limited.
Meet at the New Hill parking area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex) at the upper picnic table.
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Star Party on the American Tobacco Trail
Friday, April 20          6:30–10:30 p.m.
Free for all ages!
Wake County Parks, NCSU PRT 358 students, Agape Center for Environmental Education and Wake County Solid Waste are once again co-hosting the 2018 Statewide Star Party themed "Anyone Out There?" 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. All ages and skill levels are welcome. There will be fun hands-on activities 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, your own viewing instrument if you have one and dress for the weather.
Registration is not required.
Meet at the White Oak parking area (1305 White Oak Church Rd., Apex)

Our staff also offers public programs at Harris Lake County Park.
Check out the Harris Lake programs page for details. 
We would love your feedback!
Did you attend one of our programs? Let us know how we did!
Complete our brief public program evaluation online.

How to Register for Public Programs

 You can register for public programs online at your convenience
and pay for them with a credit/debit card.
Register for any of our programs by using the American Tobacco Trail button next to the program to be taken to the registration page on our online registration website, or use the button below to search for programs by location, age, date and more!
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The most common registration questions are answered on our FAQ page.
If you still need further assistance after visiting that page or if you have a question about a program, please call the Harris Lake County Park office at 919-387-4342.
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Are you unable to register online with a credit/debit card? Contact the Harris Lake County Park office at 919-387-4342 or email us at for assistance.



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