December 10, 2019

It’s a Wild Season at Audubon!

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

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(November 5, 2019) – Bundle ‘em up and head outside to search for owls on the evening trails, bring the brood for December School Vacation Week, or enjoy a guided winter walk with the kids. Celebrate the season at Audubon in December!

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.

Owls of New England
Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, Smithfield, RI
December 4, 2019; 6:30 – 8:30 pm

There are a number of amazing species of owls that live in New England. You might have one in your own back yard! Take a pictorial look at our native owls, hear their calls, learn about their remarkable adaptations and meet a live owl. For ages 7 and up.
Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI; Fee: $10/member adult, $5/member child; $14/non-member adult, $7/non-member child. Ages: 7 and up. Register through the events calendar at asri.org.

Owl Prowl at Fisherville Brook
Audubon Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, Exeter, RI
December 6, 2019; 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Head out on the trails for an evening of fun learning about the owls of Rhode Island. Start with a presentation on these amazing creatures and visit with one of Audubon's live owls. Then walk the evening trails in search of these intriguing birds in their natural setting. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Meet in the Nature Center. For ages 7 and up.
Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, 99 Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter, RI; Fee: $10/member adult, $5/member child; $14/non-member adult, $7/non-member child. Ages: 7 and up. Register through the events calendar at asri.org.

Tree Sale and Photos with Santa
Citizens Bank Free Family Fun Day
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI
December 7, 2019; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come to Audubon and pick a freshly cut tree from a local Rhode Island farm and have your child’s picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. After the event, your picture can be posted in a special addition of the East Bay Newspapers. There will seasonal crafts and activities available. Admission is free thanks to Citizens Bank.
Holiday Activities and Photos with Santa: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Exhibit Hall: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Trails and Pollinator Garden: Dawn to Dusk
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free. Ages: All.

Owls of Caratunk
Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA
December 22, 2019; 1:00 – 3:00 pm

There are a number of amazing species of owls that live in New England. You might have one in your own back yard! We'll take a pictorial look at our native owls, hear their calls, learn about their remarkable adaptations and meet a live owl. Advance registration is required.
Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Ave, Seekonk, Mass; Fee: $10/member adult, $5/member child; $14/non-member adult, $7/non-member child. Ages: 7 and up. Register through the events calendar at asri.org.

December School Vacation Week
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI
December 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2019; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Don't know what to do with the family during school vacation break? Audubon is the solution! Nature crafts will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day, as well as a nature story at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. An animal interview will also be held at 1:30 pm. Special programs and activities are available each day and are free with admission. Registration is not required.

These special programs for children ages 6+ are available each day at 11:00 am.
Friday, December 27: Animal Babies
Come learn all about our animal friends! Which animals lay eggs? Why do some have multiple offspring while others have only one? Can you match which babies belong to which adults?
Saturday December 28: Light & Color
Create bubbles and crazy colors with experiments that will test your sensory abilities.  What happens when you mix colors with saltwater, milk or oil? Are bubbles always round? How do animals use color to survive? Wear clothes that can get messy.
Sunday, December 29: Recycle Roundup
Are you a pro at recycling? Come show off your skills and learn new things you can do to help our planet.
Monday, December 30: Outdoor Survival
Learn how to survive outside by using what can be found in nature and by using the most important survival tool: your brain!
Tuesday, December 31: Nature Games
Come play a variety of nature games with Audubon!
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; Free with Admission; Ages: All.

Winter Walk in the Woods
Audubon Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Seekonk, MA
December 29, 2019; 1:00-3:00 pm

Take a hike around Caratunk Wildlife Refuge and learn how winter affects the flora and fauna, including resident muskrat, otter, deer and Wild Turkeys. Warm drinks and snacks will be served. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Bring your binoculars and camera. Advance registration required. For ages 9 and up.
Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk, MA; Fee: $10/member adult, $5/member child; $12/non-member adult, $8/non-member child. Ages: 9 and up. Register through the events calendar at asri.org.

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