September 21, 2018

Here’s Your Invitation to Audubon’s Perfect Pumpkin Party!

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

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(September 9, 2018) – Join the fun at the Perfect Pumpkin Party – try your hand at pumpkin games, hunt for hidden pumpkins, be creative with pumpkin art and more. Audubon provides plenty of fright-free family fun in October. Just pack up the kids and go!

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.

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.

Preschool Adventures
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018; 10:00 – 11:00 am

Nature will come alive for children ages 3-5. Children will participate in games, hikes, crafts, songs, hands-on activities and more as they are introduced to the wonders of nature. Space is limited to 12 children so please register early. Adults must accompany children and there are no refunds for missed classes. Younger siblings are not permitted to attend. Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Fee for four week series: $40/member child, $50/two member siblings; $44 non-member child, $54 two non-member siblings. Ages: 3-5. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Ocean Pollution: Do You Know Where Your Litter Is?
Citizens Bank Free Family Fun Day
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*
October 6, 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.
Ocean Pollution: Do You Know Where Your Litter Is?
10:00 am -2:00 pm: Tinker Table Craft: Use recycled items to create your own special masterpiece.
10:30 am & 2:30 pm: Nature Story
11:30 am: Where’s your Litter? Can you help the oceans? Be a litter detective! Come join our fun, hands-on activities as you learn about how you can help prevent ocean litter.
Materials for this program have been provided by the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association.
1:30 pm: Animal Interview
2:00 pm: Guided Nature Walk (weather dependent)
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free. Ages: All. No need to register.

Cocoa & Coffee at Caratunk
Three Dates Offered
Audubon Caratunk wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA
October 7, November 4 & December 2, 2018; 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Drop by the barn at Caratunk for come cocoa or coffee, cookies and casual fun. Visitors will meet an animal, create a craft, sip some cocoa and take an easy hike. Cocoa and crafts will be available from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, with an animal interview at 2:00 pm. Be sure to dress for the weather. Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA; Fee: $8/member adult & child; $10/non-member adult & child; $4/additional children; Ages: All. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Columbus Day Activities
Finding Your Way: Maps and Orienteering
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*
October 8, 2018; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come discover why nature matters. The day’s activities will include crafts, stories, an animal interview and more. No registration is required. Programs are free with admission.
10:00 am - 4:30 pm: Compass Scavenger Hunt. Find all 10 compass pictures in our exhibit hall and win a prize.
10:00 - 2:00: Compass Craft Table
10:00 am & 1:00 pm: Nature Story
11:00 am: Maps and Orienteering*
2:00 pm: Animal Interview
*Have you ever gotten lost? Or just wanted to wander and see what you could find? Join Audubon and practice skills that help you to find your way: using map and orienteering skills! Activities and games will help to develop and enhance your sense of direction.
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free with Admission. Ages: All.

Caratunk's Columbus Day Scavenger Hunt
Audubon Caratunk wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA
October 8, 2018;1:00 – 3:00 pm

Hike the trails at Caratunk and participate in a fun, nature-based scavenger hunt! Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes. Check in at the big white barn nature center. Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA; Fee: $10/Member Family, $14/Non-member Family. Ages: 9+. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Fall Leaves & T-Shirt Pressing
Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA
October 14, 2018; 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Visit Caratunk for some fall fun! Learn all about fall foliage and leaf identification. Make a
t-shirt pressing to take home. (Bring your own white t-shirt, one per person.) Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA; Fee: $10/member adult, $5/member child; $14/non-member adult, $7/non-member child. Ages: 6+. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Hand-In-Hand: Autumn Walk for Young Children
Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, Smithfield, RI
October 20, 2018; 10:00 – 11:30 am

Head outside in autumn with your young child! Use your senses in this parent/child exploration on the wildlife refuge. Discover nature and its seasonal changes on a short and easy walk with Audubon. Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI; Fee: $10/member adult/child pair, $5 each additional member; $14/non-member adult/child pair, $7 each additional non-member. Ages: 3+. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Fall Foliage Hike
Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge
October 22, 2018; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Caratunk is a beautiful place to see the seasons change. As summer melts into fall, fields and forests are ablaze with color. This is an easy hike on established trails. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes. Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA; Fee: $10/member; $14/non-member. Ages: 6+. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Junior Naturalists for Home-schooled Families
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*
October 23 & 24, 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.
October 23 and 24, 2018 - Nature’s Decomposers
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.

The Perfect Pumpkin Party
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*
October 27, 2018; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join Audubon for a different kind of autumn celebration and find out just how much fun a pumpkin can be! Search for hidden pumpkins throughout the wildlife refuge, try your hand at pumpkin games then collect stickers for your own “patch.” Visit our silly photo booth for a fall family picture and purchase a pumpkin to decorate. Don’t forget to come in costume – those who do will receive a prize. The party will include favorite games from last year as well as new activities – it’s all about the big orange pumpkin! No need to register. Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Program is free with admission, additional fee to purchase a pumpkin. Ages: All.

* 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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