Wake County Parks, NCSU PRT 358 students, Agape Center for Environmental Education and Wake County Solid Waste are co-hosting this 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. 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.
Meet at the White Oak Parking Area (1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex, 27523)
Registration is not required for this event.
Early Evening Discovery Walk on the ATT
Friday, May 26
For all ages
$1 per person
Enjoy a leisurely early evening stroll along the Trail down to the Beaver Creek Bridge. We will observe the natural world around us and take in some amazing views of the wetland. Bring binoculars and a water bottle.
Meet at the New Hill Parking Area upper picnic table (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex, 27502)
Basics of Backyard Gardening
Wednesday, May 31
For all ages
Free, but space is limited
Gardening is a great way to spend time outdoors and reconnect with the earth. Discover its rich tradition dating from ancient times through the modern day. Learn about different types of gardening practices and the benefits of planting native species. Be prepared to work in the park’s educational gardens. Bring a water bottle and a hat. Work gloves and other tools will be provided.
Meet at the White Oak Church Parking Area (1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex, 27523)
Owls are fascinating birds of prey. See owl mounts up close, learn about their unique adaptations that make them great nocturnal predators and dissect an owl pellet to discover what they have eaten. Maybe we will hear one, too!
Meet at the New Hill Parking Area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex, 27502)
Experience the fun of geocaching along the American Tobacco Trail. Learn the basics of this high-tech treasure hunt and then search for caches along the Trail. We will provide GPS units and instruction on how to use them, but feel free to bring your own unit or smartphone with a geocache app. Register early, as space is limited.
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