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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Friday, August 1, 8–9:30 p.m.
Listen for the cricket's chirp, the frogs' chorus and the call of the barred owl as we put our best foot forward on a Twilight Hike. Family program for ages 5 and up only, please.
Blue Jay Garden Sampler
Saturday, August 30, 9:30–11 a.m.
Join Blue Jay staff for a morning in the Blue Jay Gardens. Take a peek at a mini pond, wildflower garden, composting area, butterfly garden and children’s garden – enjoy activities that will make you eager to use some of these ideas in your own yard.
Going to Seed
Saturday, September 13, 9:30–11 a.m.
Ever wonder how that plant got there? A seed, of course! Come learn about seeds and the many ways they get from place to place. Harvest seeds from the Blue Jay Butterfly Garden and create seed packets to take them home for your yard!
Saturday, September 27, 2–3:30 p.m.
Don't know a grasshopper from a katydid or a cicada from a cricket? Then this is the class for you! We'll be sweep netting our meadow in search of these and other incredible insects that make up approximately 80% of the world’s species of animals. Family Program. This program is FREE, in honor of "Take a Child Outside Week," but preregistration is required.