October 21, 2017

Nature Tales and Autumn Trails

Audubon Society of Rhode Island November 2017 Programs and Events for Children and Families

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(October 2, 2017) – Give thanks for all that nature provides. Bring the kids for seed safaris, owl prowls, forest treks and more!


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.

Tales and Trails
Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI
November 1, 2017; 10:00-11:00 am

Join us for an hour-long story time and trail exploration just for preschoolers. Learn about the local animals that live in the habitats on the wildlife refuge - and maybe even spot a few! Come dressed for the outdoors.
November 1, 2017 – Seed Safari in the Meadow
The leaves are changing color and the days are getting colder. Come join a reading of “I’m a Seed” and learn about what it takes for a seed to grow into a plant. Then take a walk through the meadow to look for seeds—some float with the wind, some pop when you touch them!
Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Fee: $5/member child, $7/non-member child. Ages: 3-5.

Beavers of Fisherville
Audubon Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, Exeter, RI
November 3, 2017; 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Join Audubon for an evening walk and discussion regarding the beavers that have taken up residence in the Fisherville Pond. Take a look at beaver dams, lodges and hopefully observe the beavers themselves. At dusk, these creatures become active, so we may get to see nature’s engineers at work. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. For children ages 8 and up.
Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, 99 Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter, RI; Program Fee: $10/member; $14/non-member. Ages: 8+. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.



Bugs, Mushrooms and Worms, Oh My! Nature’s Decomposers
Citizens Bank Free Family Fun Day
Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI
November 11, 2017; 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thanks to Citizens Bank, the Audubon Environmental Education Center is open free to the public the first Saturday of every month. Join us for crafts, animal discoveries, hikes and more.

Some of the smallest things in the forest have the biggest jobs to do! Decomposers like bugs, mushrooms and worms are the garbage men of the forest. They break down all the dead “stuff” that ends up on the forest floor and turn it into nutrients to help plants grow. Go for a nature walk to look for bugs, meet an earthworm and dissect a mushroom! No need to register.
10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Mushroom Craft Table
10:00 am: Nature Story
11:00 am and 2:30 pm: Meet an Earthworm
1:00 pm: Decomposer Forest Walk
2:00 pm: Dissect a Mushroom
Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free. Ages: All.



Junior Naturalists for Home-schooled Families
Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI
November 14 & 15, 2017; 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 17 and 18, 2017 - Eco Engineers
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.



Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes
Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI
November 18, 2017; 2:00 –3:30 pm
Use natural materials such as shells, seeds, moss, and stones to create an enchanting home for magical guests. Fairy houses and gnome homes make a unique holiday or winter decoration and are great for creative play. Come dressed in your fairy or gnome costume! Program includes all materials needed to complete your magical dwelling. Advance registration is required as space is limited. Adult must attend with child.
Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Program Fee: $12/member, $15/non-member. Ages: 5+. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Day After Thanksgiving with Audubon
Audubon Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI
November 24, 2017; 10:00 am –3:00 pm

Give thanks for all that nature has given us! Get off the couch and come rediscover why nature matters though fun activities for the whole family. No registration is needed.
10:00 am-2:00 pm: Nature Craft Table
10:00 am and 1:00 pm: Nature Story
11:00 am: Habitat Bingo
1:30 pm: Animal Interview with Zachariah the Raven
2:30 pm: Turkey Trot Nature Walk. Walk off your turkey dinner! (weather permitting)
Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free with Admission. Ages: All.



Owl Prowl at Fort Wildlife Refuge
Audubon Fort Wildlife Refuge, North Smithfield, RI
November 29, 2017; 7:00 -9:00 pm
Bundle up for a night hike in search of owls on the Fort Wildlife Refuge. Your guide will call for different species as you travel through mixed and pine woods. While we never know if we'll actually hear or see an owl, participants will learn a lot and have a great night hike. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Hike will be canceled in the event of inclement weather or icy trails. For children ages 12 and up.
Fort Nature Refuge, (Rt. 5), 1443 Providence Pike, North Smithfield, RI; Program Fee: $10/member; $14/non-member. Ages: 12+. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

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