EBB_Nest.jpgFamily Wildlife Series programs are open to all ages (unless otherwise noted), although information and activities are most appropriate for ages 5 and up.

New Family Program Fee structure: $1/person  (unless otherwise noted) All members of the family in attendance must be registered for the program.

Preregistration is required for all Family Wildlife Series Programs.

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The Nature of Art
Monday, April 10  1:30–3 p.m. 
(traditional calendar Spring Break)
Nature can be a beautiful medium of art! Learn about the works of British Land Artist/Sculptor/Naturalist Andrew Goldsworthy before creating and photographing your own piece of ephemeral art made from found and supplied natural elements. This FREE family program is part of the NC Science Festival and is most appropriate for ages 5 and up. Preregistration is required.
 
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The following family programs are part of our 20th anniversary
Songbird Celebration Family Festival.
 
 
For a "one stop" place to pre-register for Songbird Celebration programs/hikes 
for various ages follow this link!
 
 
 
Family Bird Hikes
Saturday, April 29   Part of Songbird Celebration Family Festival!
Start your family on the track of a lifetime hobby by taking a trek around Blue Jay with NC State Park Ranger Brian Bockhahn in search of our springtime bird residents!  This Family Bird Hike is FREE as part of Songbird Celebration and pre-registration is recommended. Remaining spots will be available day of the event.
      

 10–10:45 a.m.    or 
 

11–11:45 a.m.
 
 
Osprey Hikes
Saturday, April 29   Part of Songbird Celebration Family Festival!
Join a park ranger from the US Army Corps of Engineers for a short hike down the Sandy Point Trail to observe a man-made osprey nesting platform and this year’s avian inhabitants. This Osprey Hike is FREE as part of Songbird Celebration, and preregistration is recommended. Remaining spots will be available day of the event.
      

 10–11 a.m.    or 
 

11–noon
 
Wake Audubon Family Bird Hikes
Saturday, April 29   Part of Songbird Celebration Family Festival!
Start your family on the track of a lifetime hobby by taking a trek around Blue Jay with NC State Park Ranger Brian Bockhahn in search of our springtime bird residents!  This Family Bird Hike is FREE as part of Songbird Celebration, and preregistration is recommended. Remaining spots will be available day of the event.
      

 12–12:45 p.m.    or 
 

1–1:45 p.m.
 
  
Wake Audubon Bluebird Hike
Saturday, April 29   Part of Songbird Celebration Family Festival!
Learn about how the Eastern Bluebird populations have been brought back from the brink by Citizen Science efforts like those at Blue Jay as you scope out the Bluebird Trail and take a peek into a nest box or two. This Wake Audubon Bluebird Hike is FREE as part of Songbird Celebration, and preregistration is recommended. Remaining spots will be available day of the event.
      

 2–2:45 p.m. 
 
End of Songbird Celebration Hikes
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Are You My Mama?
Saturday, May 13   2–3 p.m.
Create great Mother’s Day cards while learning about different styles of mothering in the animal world.
 
Hooked on Hummingbirds
Saturday, May 27   10–11 a.m.
Here they come!  Learn about all about Spring hummingbird migration and find out what special adaptations these tiny little birds have that help them survive in a great big world.  Make a small hummingbird feeder to welcome them to your yard during this family program.
 
For Goodness Snakes
Saturday, June 10   2–3 p.m.
Loved, hated, sometimes overlooked, but never ignored!  Snakes are an often-misunderstood group.  Most snakes are harmless, but all play a special part in our ecosystem.  Come and learn more about this amazing group of reptiles.
 
Father Knows Best
Saturday, June 17   10–11 a.m.
Learn about animal fathers and their various roles in nature as you make great recycled Father’s Day cards!