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Upcoming Nature Programs at Durant Nature Preserve

News posted Jan. 10, 2018 - 11:31 am

Experience nature this winter with some fun family programs at Durant Nature Preserve!

Whoo’s Awake?

The owls are awake! In the fall and winter, owls are actively calling to claim their territory. We will set out at dusk to listen for these calls plus learn why these creatures of the night are so well adapted to living in darkness. After our hike, we’ll enjoy s’mores around the campfire while practicing our owl calls! Advance registration is required. Children must be accompanied by adults. Adults and children must register and pay the program fee.

Saturday, Jan. 20. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. #215870

Age: 6 years and up. $4 per person.

Recycling Relay Rumble

Gather your recyclables and head to Durant for some recycling fun! You will work in teams to complete relay challenges and engineering feats like bridge building and egg drops using recyclables. You can use recycling brought from home or some that we’ve gathered. Hot chocolate will be provided. Advance registration is required. Children must be accompanied by adults. Adults and children must register and pay the program fee.

Saturday, Jan. 27. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. #215884

Age: 5 years and up. $4 per person.

Winter Tree Scavenger Hunt

Join the hunt to discover winter-time trees and animals. After you’ve found all the hidden clues, head inside for a cup of hot cocoa and a cute tree face craft. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults and children must register and pay the program fee. Advance registration is required.

Saturday, Feb 3. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. #215886

Age: 5 years and up. $6 per person.

Campfire Story and Marshmallow Roast

Gather ‘round the campfire while we read a nature story perfect for just this occasion. Share some quality time with your family and the good company of others while roasting marshmallows. Advance registration is required for this program. Children must be accompanied by adults. Adults and children must register and pay the program fee.

Saturday, Feb. 10. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. #215887

Age: 6 years and up. $2 per person.

Citizen Science – Great Backyard Bird Count

Every February backyard birders across the globe submit their bird counts for the Great Backyard Bird Count. This awesome event gives scientists a snapshot of where birds are. Join us to learn how you can get involved, and we’ll practice by taking a walk to count birds here in the preserve. We’ll warm up after our walk with some hot chocolate and make a birdfeeder to attract birds to your backyard. Advance registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults and children must register and pay the program fee.

Saturday, Feb. 17. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. #215889

Age: 5 years and up. $3 per person.

Where

  • Durant Nature Preserve
  • 8305 Camp Durant Rd
  • Raleigh, NC 27614

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