Family Wildlife Series programs are open to all ages (unless otherwise noted), although information and activities are most appropriate for ages 5 and up.
Fee: $3/person or $5/family (unless otherwise noted)
Preregistration is required for Family Wildlife Series Programs. 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.
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Calling All Crows
Saturday, September 5, 2–3:30 p.m.
Blue jays, crows, ravens, magpies and more are all part of a family of extra smart birds called "corvids." Come find out through hikes and activities how these birds cleverly use their big brains to do all kinds of amazing and unusual things.
A World of Webs
Saturday, October 10, 2–3:30 p.m.
Spider webs are one of nature's most beautiful designs, while food webs help explain what plants and animals need to grow and how they are dependent. Explore nearby fields and woods for a variety of spiders and the webs they weave, then we'll include spiders in our food web game!
Saturday, October 24, 2–3:30 p.m.
Learn all about the reintroduction of Red Wolves into the NC wilds and about the expansion of coyotes into NC territory. Family program for ages 5 and up, please.
Wild About Wildlife
Saturday, November 14, 9:30–11 a.m.
Get in touch with your inner explorer as we hunt for signs that tell us what animals live at Blue Jay! We'll use some tools of the trade and some deductive reasoning as we investigate the wilds of Blue Jay.
Saturday, November 21, 2–3:30 p.m.
Practice your tree ID on a wander through the fall woods, and then design a "leaf critter" out of pressed leaves to take home.
Holiday Habitat Helpers
Saturday, December 12, 2–3:30 p.m.
Attract winter wildlife to your backyard by providing or improving their habitat. Create simple outdoor decorations and crafts that are beneficial to wildlife.
Wednesday, December 30, 2–3 p.m.
What the heck IS a fossil and where do you find them? Your family can start your very own fossil collection as you explore the basics of fossils.