September 25, 2018

Summer Means Searching for Bugs and Turtles and Frogs!

Audubon Society of Rhode Island August 2018 Programs and Events for Children and Families

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(July 2, 2018) – Dirty fingers and wet toes mean summer fun for kids! Grab a net and join Audubon in the wetlands, fields and shore as we search for critters both large and small.

Unless noted, registration is required for all programs. For a complete listing of Audubon activities and programs, visit the events calendar at www.asri.org or call (401) 949-5454
ext. 3014.

Bug Hunt Nature Hike
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*
August 2, 2018; 10:30 – 11:30 am

It’s time to get buggy! Hit the trail to find some favorite buggy friends. With magnifying glasses and guidebooks, come identify what bugs are found. Adults must accompany children. Wear sunscreen, a hat and bring along a water bottle.
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; August 2, 2018; 10:30-11:30 am; Fee: $5/member child; $7/non-member child. Ages: 5+. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Saturday Nature Walks with Audubon
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*
Saturdays Throughout the Summer; 2:00 pm

Join Audubon for weekly nature walks on Saturdays. Ramble down the trails with an Audubon naturalist as your guide. Please note this program is weather dependent. No registration required.
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free with Admission. Ages: All.

Ocean Wonders
Citizens Bank Free Family Fun Day
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*
August 4, 2018; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thanks to Citizens Bank, the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium is open free to the public the first Saturday of every month. Join us for crafts, animal discoveries, hikes and more.
August 4: Ocean Wonders
Come for a day dedicated to one of Audubon’s favorite local habitats – the ocean! Learn about different animals that live in our local waters, meet some live tidepool critters, and trek down to the seashore to explore.
10:00 am- 2:00 pm: Ocean Craft Table
10:00 am- 2:00 pm: Ocean Biofact Table. Investigate crab exoskeletons, whelk eggs, and more!
10:30 am: Take a guided walk to the seashore and use nets and buckets to look for sea life. Come dressed in sturdy shoes that can get wet, wear sunscreen and bring a water bottle.
1:30 pm: Ocean Story Time
2:00 pm: Animal Interview: Tidepool Critters
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free. Ages: All. No need to register.

Caratunk's Summer Fields and Forests
Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA
August 6, 2018; 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join Audubon Director of Conservation Scott Ruhren on an easy nature trail walk exploring the fields and forests of Caratunk. We will look for native wildflowers, nesting birds and pollinators along the way. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy walking shoes, bring insect repellent, sunscreen and a water bottle. Don't forget your camera and binoculars if you have them!
Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA; Fee: $10/member; $14/non-member. $5/member child, $7/non-member child. Ages: 4+. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Explore the Wetlands with Audubon
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*
August 7, 2018; 10:30 – 11:30 am

Take a journey to the wetlands with Audubon and discover just how important this habitat is. Keep your eyes open for turtles, frogs and ducks. We will explore the water with nets and basins, and then use magnifying glasses and guidebooks to identify what we find.
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Program Fee: $5/member child; $7/non-member child. Ages: 6+. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Last Hurrah to Summer! Treasure Hunt with Dirt Cups and Bug Juice
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*
August 16, 2018; 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Learn to use a map and compass and follow clues through different habitats. Can you complete the series and discover the mystery animal? After the treasure hunt, families head back to the Center for bug juice and dirt cup treats! Adults must accompany children.
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Fee: $12/member adult, $6/member child; $14/non-member adult, $7/non-member child. Ages: 7+. Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Bird Banding with Audubon
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*
August 18, 2018; 9:30 – 11:30 am 
Join Audubon and witness bird banding, where experts capture, band, measure and release songbirds in order to record their movements. The techniques of identifying, measuring, weighing, and banding the birds will be demonstrated before they are released. The migratory habits and life history of each captured species will be discussed. Bring a camera and binoculars. Register early, space is limited.
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Fee: $8/member adult, $4/member child; $12/non-member adult, $6/non-member child. Ages: 6+. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.


* Audubon Society of Rhode Island announces that the Audubon Environmental Education Center in Bristol is now called: The Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium
It’s a more welcoming name – one that Audubon feels better describes the exhibits, activities and visitor experience at the Center in Bristol.

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