Preregistration is required. To check for space availability, you may call the Blue Jay Center for Environmental Education at 919-870-4330. To register, you will need to submit a completed registration form and payment by mail or in person.
A Nest Full of Eggs
Wednesday, March 26, 1–2 p.m. or Saturday, March 29, 10–11 a.m.
Take a look at lots of nests and more as you learn about spring bird activities. Make a "nest pickings" to take home to help the birds in your yard this spring!
"The Little Red Hen"
Saturday, April 26, 11–11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.–noon
Learn the value of teamwork as you enjoy this classic European tale of the hen that grows wheat to make a cake. Try your hand at grinding wheat and doing some simple chores before sampling some tasty pound cake. This special Songbird Celebration offering is FREE, and preregistration is requested. Limited day-off registration may be available.
"Cuckoo: A Mexican Folktale"
Saturday, April 26, noon–12:30 p.m. or 12:30–1 p.m.
In this retelling of an old Mexican tale, Cuckoo is beautiful but lazy. She never does her share of work – that is, until a field fire threatens the season's seed crop and Cuckoo is the only one who can save it. Will she risk her lovely feathers by flying through the flames? Come find out and then make your own rainbow-colored bird to take home. This special Songbird Celebration offering is FREE, and preregistration is requested. Limited day-off registration may be available.
Plant a Seed!
Wednesday, May 28, 1–2 p.m. or Saturday, May 31, 10–11 a.m.
Garden tales, garden games, seed dissecting and planting fun are the order of the day.
Wednesday, June 4, 1–2 p.m. or Saturday, June 7, 10–11 a.m.
What animal carries his own shelter around with him? A turtle, of course! Join us for tons of turtle fun.