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Raleigh nature programs

Posted January 21, 2010
Updated January 25, 2010

Raleigh parks and rec has openings in some of their nature programs in February. Here they are. Please note that preregistration is required for all of them at least four days before the program.

Valentines from Nature

Make a Valentine craft with items collected during a nature walk from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 6. The fee is $5 per person for ages 3 to 5 with parent. Program meets at Durant Nature Park. For more information, contact Jeri or Karen at Durant Nature Park, (919) 870-2871.

Animal Show and Tell

Meet some animals up close. Possible visitors include: snakes, lizards and insects. This program is open to participants ages 5 to 12 and the fee is $5. It's from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at Brier Creek Community Center.

Tales and Scales

This story time focuses on reptiles and is followed by a visit from a few live snakes and lizards to see and touch. This program is open to participants ages 3 to 5 and the fee is $3. This program is at Carolina Pines from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Feb. 20.

Birding for Preschoolers

Basic backyard birds will be the focus. The program will explore the outdoors in search of these feathered friends. This program is open to participants ages 3 to 5 and the fee is $3. This program will be held at Tarboro Road Community Center from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Feb. 9.

Nature for Little Hands

Children will explore the outdoors and search for nature's fascinating creatures. Through forest walks, nature talks, stories, and art, youngsters develop a better understanding of the natural world. This program is open to participants ages 3 to 5 and the fee is $3. This program will be held at Laurel Hills Community Center from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Feb. 10.

Natural Valentines

Go on a short nature walk to collect items to use to make a Valentine for your parents. This program is open to participants ages 6 to 12 and the fee is $3. This program will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 13 at Green Road Community Center and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Sanderford Road Community Center.

Wild Symbols of North Carolina

Learn about the wildlife used for symbols of North Carolina and make a craft to take home. This program is open to participants ages 6 to 12 and the fee is $3. It's scheduled for 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Feb. 17 at Millbrook Community Center.

Nature Games

Play a variety of exciting and interactive games that will help us learn more about nature. This program is open to participants ages 6 to 12 and the fee is $3. This program will be held at Greystone Village from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 20.

For more information about all the programs, contact Nature Programs at 919-831-6640 or click here.

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