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Turtles and Hawks and Early Autumn Walks!

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

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(August 6, 2018) – Bring the kids for Raptor Weekend and get up close with eagles, owls, falcons and other amazing birds of prey. Let an Audubon naturalist introduce you to the amazing adaptations of the eastern box turtle or enjoy an early autumn walk in search of other wild critters. Go ahead, get the kids outside and enjoy the warm weather while it lasts!

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.

Raptor Weekend
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*
September 8 & 9, 2018; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Eagles, Owls, Hawks, and Falcons, formidable and magnificent predators of the sky, are headed to Bristol, Rhode Island. Razor-sharp talons, extraordinary strength, hooked beaks and highly developed eyesight and hearing make raptors the rulers of the avian world.

This September they will be descending on the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol, Rhode Island for Raptor Weekend 2018. Wildlife rehabilitators and experts from across the Northeast will bring a wide variety of these extraordinary birds to the largest raptor celebration in New England. Enjoy live flight demonstrations, educational programs, and activities for bird enthusiasts of all ages.

General Admission: Adult: $13/member, $16/non-member. Child (ages 4 - 12): $9/member, $11/non-member
Children under age 3 are free. For details visit www.asri.org.

Saturday Nature Walks with Audubon
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*
Saturdays Throughout the October 27, 2018; 2:00-3:00 pm
Join Audubon for weekly nature walks every Saturday. Walks depart from the lobby of the Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol and will be led by an Audubon guide. Please note this program is weather dependent. (Note: There will be no walk on September 8 or October 13.)
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free with Admission. Ages: All.

Franklin’s Hatch Day
Citizens Bank Free Family Fun Day
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*
September 1, 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.
Citizens Bank Free Family Fun Day: Franklin's Hatch Day
It’s the time of year when baby turtles hatch from their eggs. Come celebrate the hatch day of our very own eastern box turtle, Franklin. Learn all about these awesome turtles and have fun!
9:00 am-5:00 pm: Can you spot all 10 box turtles in the exhibit hall? Spot all 10 and get a prize to take home.
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Turtle Party Crafts
10:30 am: Turtle Tale Nature Story
11:00 am and 2:00 pm: Animal Interview: Meet a Turtle
1:00 pm: Turtle Party Games and Scavenger Hunt
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free. Ages: All. No need to register.

Labor Day Nature Activities
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*
September 3, 2018; 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bring the kids for up-close animal encounters, hikes, crafts and games. No registration required.
Nature Craft Table: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Nature Story: 10:30 am
Animal interview: 11:30 pm
Guided Nature Hike: 2:00-3:00 pm (weather dependent)
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free with Admission. Ages: All.

Caratunk Ramble
Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA
September 16, 2018; 9:00 – 11:00 am
Join an Audubon naturalist for a ramble along the trails at Caratunk Wildlife Refuge. Stop along the way to observe wildlife in the fields, pond, woods and wetland. 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. This program is weather dependent.
Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA; Fee: $10/member adult, $5/member child; $14/non-member adult, $7/non-member child. Ages: 9+. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Smithsonian Museum Day Live!
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*
September 22, 2018; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Audubon will join museums and cultural institutions nationwide to open their doors free of charge for Smithsonian Museum Day Live! As part of a journey to celebrate our world’s dynamic heritage and cultural life, participating Museum Day venues mirror the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities.
For details and to download a ticket, visit www.smithsonian.com/museumday.
10:00 am-2:00 pm: STEAM Craft Table
10:00 am-2:00pm- Discovery Table
10:00 am & 2:30 pm: Nature Story
11:00 am: Coastal Clean Up
1:30 & 3:30 pm: Animal Interview
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Programs are free with Admission. Download the Museum Day ticket at www.smithsonian.com/museumday.

Junior Naturalists for Home-schooled Families
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*
September 25 & 26, 2018; 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Our popular home-school program now lasts an hour and a half. That means more time for outdoor exploration, so come dressed for the weather. Join other home-schooled kids to learn about nature and science. This program will introduce participants to a different topic each class, with hands-on experiments and nature-based activities that are sure to foster a love of the natural world. Classes are limited to 15 children, so please register early. Adult must attend with child.
September 25 and 26, 2018 - Freshwater Wetlands
Audubon Nature Center & Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Fee: $10/member child, $6/member siblings; $12/non-member child, $8/non-member siblings. Ages: 6-12. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Li’l Peeps
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*
September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 2018; 9:45 – 10:45 am
This popular program introduces children ages 18 months through 2 years to the delights of nature through age-appropriate, hands-on activities. Along with a nature lesson, activities may include nature walks, crafts, songs and stories. This is also a wonderful opportunity to make new friends with the other children and parents. Registration is required as space is limited and fills quickly. Adults must accompany children and there are no refunds for missed classes. In order to maintain an age-appropriate program we ask that older siblings not accompany the parent/child team.
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Fee for six week series: $60/member child, $76/two member siblings; $65/non-member child, $82/two non-member siblings. Ages: 18 months through 2 years. 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.

12 Sanderson Road ~ Smithfield, RI 02917-2600 ~ Phone: (401) 949-5454 ~ Fax: (401) 949-5788
www.asri.org email: audubon@asri.org

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