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Upcoming Programs  

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.
Special Event: 
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 Road, Apex)
Discovery Hike on the ATT
Friday, May 4
6:30–7:30 p.m.
For all ages
$1 per person
Enjoy a leisurely hike along the Trail as we observe and discover the natural world around us. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle and your curiosity!
Meet at the White Oak parking area (1305 White Oak Church Road, Apex) at the picnic tables near the restrooms.
Nature Lab: Beaver Creek Explorations
Tuesday, June 12
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
For ages 8–12
$12 per child
Spend the morning with park staff between the New Hill parking area and the Beaver Creek bridge. Learn how the ATT came to be, observe wildlife along the trail and spend extra time exploring Beaver Creek. Bring a lunch and a small snack, full water bottle, wear shoes that can get wet and dress for the weather. We will have a picnic lunch when we return from our adventure.
Meet at the New Hill parking area (1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex) at the upper picnic table.

Our staff also offers public programs at Harris Lake County Park.
Check out the Harris Lake programs page for details. 
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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 harris.lake@wakegov.com for assistance.