August 20, 2018

Salamanders, Sea Stars and a Summer Concert Too!

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

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(June 6, 2018) – Ah, it’s summer! Join Bill Harley for a concert on the lawn at Caratunk, learn all about salamanders, and meet some sea stars and other marine critters. Get off the couch, head outside and enjoy the warmer months!

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.

Icky, Squishy, Weird and Wacky Science
Citizens Bank Free Family Fun Day
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*

July 7, 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. Programs are free, no need to register.
July 7, 2018: Icky, Squishy, Weird and Wacky Science
Dive in to Audubon’s icky, squishy, weird, and wacky science adventures! Roll up your sleeves and experiment in the classroom and take a hike in the field. Get ready to squish in slime, study scat and much, much more!
10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Scat and Tracks ID Table
10:00 am-2:00 pm: Wacky Science Craft Table
10:30 am: Squishy Wormy Story Time
11:00 am: Buggy Nature Walk. Bugs aren’t icky but finding them can be tricky! We’ll take a hike to look for some of our favorite insect friends.
1:30 pm: Weird Science Experiments: Make some eco-friendly slime.
2:00 pm: Animal Interview
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free. Ages: All.

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.

Salamanders & Sundaes with Audubon
Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA

July 8, 2018; 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Create a delicious ice cream sundae before you head out on a guided exploration to look for salamanders and other woodland creatures. A great program for families, this hike is appropriate for all ages. 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: All. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Explore the Shore with Audubon
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI
July 12, 2018; 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Audubon loves the shore! Bring the family along and wind your way down to the water with an Audubon guide. Search for some favorite plants and animals along the way. Come dressed in sturdy shoes that can get wet, wear sunscreen and bring a water bottle.
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Fee: $5/member child; $7/non-member child. Ages: 5+. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Bird Banding with Audubon
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*

July 14, 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.

Tide Pool Critter Meet and Greet
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI

July 19, 2018; 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Come meet some of Audubon’s friendly tide pool animal ambassadors without having to walk to the shore. Learn about the special way sea stars eat. Touch a mollusk. Make some new animal friends!
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Program Fee: $5/member child; $7/non-member child. Ages: 5+. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Bill Harley Concert
to Benefit Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge
Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA

July 20, 2018; 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Join the ever-popular Bill Harley in a family-friendly concert with popcorn and lemonade on the lawn at Audubon’s Caratunk Wildlife Refuge.
A two-time Grammy award-winning artist and recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the RI Council for the Humanities, Bill Harley uses song and story to paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up, schooling and family life. His work spans the generation gap, reminds us of our common humanity and challenges us to be our very best selves.
Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA; Program Fee: $10/member adult, $5/member child; $14/non-member adult, $7/non-member child. Ages: All. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Stump the Scientist
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI*

July 24, 2018; 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Have you ever wondered how big a groundhog’s burrow is? Did you find a mysterious feather in your backyard and want to know whose it is? Audubon scientists will be available to answer all your science and nature questions. Earn a special sticker when you stop by and try to stump the scientist!
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free with Admission. 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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