April 18, 2019

May is for the Birds!

Audubon Society of Rhode Island May 2019 Programs and Events for Children and Families

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(April 5, 2019) – Birding isn’t just for adults! Bring the kids and learn all about spring migrants, discover bird banding, or take a spring Bluebird walk. May is a great time to introduce kids to the joys of birding!

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.

Citizens Bank Free Family Fun Day
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI
May 4, 2019; 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, nature stories, animal discoveries, hikes and more. No need to register!
May 4, 2019: Migratory Birds
10:00 am -2:00 pm: Nature Craft table
10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Spot the Bird. Can you spot 10 birds in our exhibit hall? Spot them all and receive a prize to take home.
10:30 am & 2:30 pm: Nature Story
11:00 am: Build a Birdfeeder
1:30 pm: Animal Interview
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free. Ages: All.

Bird Banding with Audubon
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI
May 18, 2019; 9:30 – 11:30 am

Join Audubon for a bird banding demonstration. Birds will be gently removed from tall “mist nets” set in Audubon’s shrubby habitats. 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. 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.

Turtles & Salamanders of Caratunk
Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA
May 19, 2019; 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Learn about local (and invasive) turtles and salamanders found at Caratunk. Enjoy some time in the barn and become acquainted with different species, then hike to find some turtles in their natural habitat. Light refreshments will be served.  Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA; Fee: $10/member adult, $5/member child; $14/non-member adult, $7/non-member child. Ages: 8+. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Junior Naturalists for Home-schooled Families
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI
May 22, 2019; 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Home-schooled children learn about nature and science at Audubon. 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.
May 22, 2019: Insect ID  Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Fee per program: $10/member child, $6/additional sibling; $12/non-member child, $8/additional sibling. Ages: 6-12. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Bluebird Walk with Audubon
Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA
May 26, 2019; 9:00 – 11:00 am

Come to Caratunk and learn all about beautiful Eastern Bluebirds. Discover their natural history, learn how to identify them, and more. Head out to the fields to watch them in action and check out their homes and neighbors. Bluebird boxes will be available for sale. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring binoculars.  Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA Fee: $8/member adult/child pair, $4 additional member; $10/non-Member adult, $5/member child; Ages: 10+. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Memorial Day Nature Activities
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI
May 27, 2019; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bring the kids for up-close animal encounters, hikes, crafts and games. No registration required.
10:00 am-2:00 pm: Craft Table
10:00 am: Nature Story
11:00 am: Nature Bingo
1:00 pm: Animal Interview
2:00 pm: Guided Nature Walk
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free with admission. Ages: All.

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