May 25, 2018

The Search is on for Camouflaged Eggs!

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

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(February 6, 2018) – Nature sometimes hides in plain, brown wrappings. Bring the kids and search for well-hidden eggs on wildlife refuges at Audubon’s Camouflaged Egg Hunt. There will be lots of eggs to find at three locations across the state. Just bring a basket and join the fun!

Unless noted, registration is required for all programs. A complete listing of activities and programs are detailed in the Audubon Nature Tours and Programs, a free guide to connecting with the natural world. For more program details and to register online, visit the events calendar at www.asri.org or call (401) 949-5454 ext. 3014.

Wonderful Whales
Citizens Bank Free Family Fun Day
Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI
March 3, 2018; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thanks to the Citizens Bank, the Environmental Education Center 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!

March 3, 2018: Wonderful Whales
What makes whales so wonderful? How does echolocation work? What do whales like to eat? Stop in to learn the answers to all of these questions and more. Try your hand at echolocation and make your own whale craft to take home.
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Whale Craft Table
10:30 am: Whale Story Time
11:30 am and 2:30 pm: Echolocation Experiments – Become a whale scientist and find out how echolocation works.
1:30 pm: Animal Interview
Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free. Ages: All.

March Madness on Prudence Island
Prudence Island, RI
March 3, 2018; 9:45 am – 4:45 pm

Spend the entire day exploring Prudence Island: observe beautiful winter ducks to basking harbor seals and explore wide expanses of salt marshes and protected beaches. We will make several stops throughout the day and take some short walks to observe the many habitats that make up this gem in the middle of the Bay. For more information on Prudence Island programs including ferry details, visit the events calendar at www.asri.org.
Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Prudence Island, RI; Fee: $8/member adult, $4/member child; $12/non-member adult, $8/non-member child. Ages: All. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Feed Your Backyard Birds
Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI
March 4, 2018; 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Bring the whole family and make your own birdseed ornaments and water feeders for our feathered friends! Learn which seeds will attract certain birds to your yard and take a short walk to see the Environmental Education Center's bird feeders. We’ll also talk about how to identify the birds you might see in your yard. This program is perfect for beginning birders and young naturalists alike. Allergy note: no peanut product will be directly used, however we cannot guarantee that seeds are peanut free from processing.
Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Fee: $10/member; $12/non-member. Ages: All. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Audubon Maple Sugaring & Pancake Breakfast
Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA
March 10, 2018, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Step back in time at the Caratunk Wildlife Refuge and experience the history of maple sugaring. Learn how maple sugaring started with Native Americans and how to make the sweet syrup in your own backyard. Participants taste first hand this delectable treat over breakfast. Sample pancakes, muffins and doughnuts - all with fresh maple syrup. Tours start every 15 minutes. Please register in advance, this is a popular program and space is limited.
Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA; Fee: $12/member adult, $6/member child; $18/non-member adult, $9/non-member child. Ages: 5+. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Junior Naturalists for Home-schooled Families
Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI
March 13 & 14, 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.
March 13 and 14, 2018: - Shark Science
Audubon Environmental Education Center, 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.

Preschool Adventures
Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI
March 23, 30, April 6 13, 2018; 10:00 – 11:00 am

Nature comes 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 10 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 Environmental Education Center, 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.

Audubon Camouflaged Egg Hunt
Three Locations Offered
March 24, 2017; 9:30 Check-in, Egg Hunt 10:00 – 11:00 am

Here’s a fun alternative to the same old Easter Egg Hunt! Children, ages 3 to 10, hunt for brown eggs in a natural setting and quickly learn how well the eggs camouflage. Prizes are awarded to all children, with grand prizes given to the finders of the “golden eggs.” Please bring a basket. Check-in will begin at 9:30 am. The Egg Hunt starts promptly at 10:00 am and is held rain or shine.* Advance registration is required. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.
- Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI*
- Powder Mill Ledges, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI
- Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, 99 Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter, RI
Program Fee: $5/member child; $7/non-member child. Ages: 3-10.
* Rain date of March 31 in Bristol only.

Li'l Peeps
Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI
March 29, April 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10, 2018; 9:45 – 10:45 am

This popular program introduces children ages 18 months to 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 very 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 Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Please note there is no class on April 19 due to School Vacation Week; Fee for six week series: $60/member child, $76/two member siblings; $65/non-member child, $82/two non-member siblings. Ages: 18 to 36 months. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

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