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Youth and Family programs

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Upcoming Event
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January1/24/2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Sprouts 'When It Gets C-c-cold'
Share a morning of discovery with your little sprout and nurture their natural curiosity for the living world. Each class includes hands-on indoor and outdoor activities for you and your child to learn about plants, animals, and nature. Play games, take a short hike, make a craft, hear a story, and more. NOTE: One adult per child please. Non-registered siblings are not permitted.
1/28/2015
1:30 PM - 2/18/2015 3:30 PM
Bluets: Preschoolers Exploring Nature
Learning comes naturally for 4 and 5 year-olds during this fun-filled series that fosters a sense of wonder for the natural world and love for science learning. Preschoolers will learn about winter weather, how plants and animals survive the cold, and more through hands-on activities, nature walks, puppet shows, stories, crafts, and group play. Snack provided. NOTE: This is a drop-off program.
February2/14/2015
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Gardening Series: 'Tee-PEAS'
It’s time to plant peas ‘round the teepee! Even though the air is still chilly, now is the time to get seeds in the ground for a sweet spring time harvest. Discover this delicious, climbing vine, help plant peas in the vegetable garden and to take home, and learn how to build a teepee for your pea plant to grow on in your garden! NOTE: Adult chaperone required.
2/21/2015
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Winter Backyard Birds - Family Workshop
It’s National Bird Feeding Month! From yellow-bellied sapsuckers to Carolina chickadees, learn to identify common winter birds by sight and sound. We’ll visit our bird-feeding station for up-close encounters and then make recycled feeders to take home. Find out how you can attract birds to your backyard and participate as a citizen scientist in Project Feeder Watch. NOTE: One adult per child please. Dress for the outdoors.
2/28/2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Little Sprouts 'Salamander, Wake Up!'
Share a morning of discovery with your little sprout and nurture their natural curiosity for the living world. Each class includes hands-on indoor and outdoor activities for you and your child to learn about plants, animals, and nature. Play games, take a short hike, make a craft, hear a story, and more. NOTE: One adult per child please. Non-registered siblings are not permitted.
March3/3/2015
3:30 PM - 4/28/2015 5:30 PM
Blazing Stars: Afterschool Nature Club
Calling all young nature enthusiasts! Join us for this after-school series designed to connect children to plants and nature. We’ll explore the many wonders of the spring season – from salamanders to bud-burst to migrating birds. Hands-on activities, nature hikes, games, and crafts make learning fun and engaging. This program offers an exciting complement to your child’s science education. NOTE: This is a drop-off program.
3/26/2015
1:00 PM - 4/23/2015 4:00 PM
Nature Illustration for Kids
'Life Among the Hardwoods' - Our eastern hardwood forests support an incredible diversity of plant and animal life: furred raccoons, skunks, and flying squirrels; scaled or moist-skinned tree frogs, garter snakes, and salamanders; often hidden from us under a carpet of leaves or beneath logs slowly returning to soil; colored by the moist blues and greens of moss, lichen, and forest plants like trillium and wild ginger. Walk the Garden’s forest trails with sketchbook and artist's pencil in hand during 5 successive spring Thursdays as tree buds open and wildflowers emerge, and learn how to compose paintings and illustrations of this natural beauty in watercolor, pen and ink, using professional art materials and techniques. Each student will conclude the class with at least two matted illustrations. Course is taught by naturalist and children's book illustrator Bob Palmatier. NOTE: This is a drop-off program.
 
 

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email: ncbgregistrar@unc.edu
phone: 919-843-8524 

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phone: 919-962-0522
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