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Prairie Ridge plans walks, storytimes, citizen science sessions

Posted January 8, 2014

Storytime at Prairie Ridge Ecostation

Prairie Ridge Ecostation, the outdoor lab for the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, has a slate of events planned for the coming weeks.

Here's what's happening: 

Walk through the Seasons, a guided walk with a Prairie Ridge staff member, is 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Jan. 14, Jan. 28, Feb. 11 and Feb. 25. The walks are free, but pre-registration is required. All ages are welcome, but kids must be with a registered adult. Walks fill up quickly so it's best to sign up early. For more information or to register, call Cathy Fergen at 919-707-8878 or email her at

Nature storytimes, featuring a nature-themed story and activity, are scheduled every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Programs start at the amphitheater. No pre-registration is required for this one. It's free. All ages are welcome. The program is geared toward preschoolers and their adults. This is a wonderful storytime and I try to get out there with my own preschooler when the schedule allows. For more information, contact Mandy Cuskelly at 919-707-9934 or email her at 

And Citizen Science Saturdays at Prairie Ridge are 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.., Saturday mornings. The sessions introduce participants to a citizen science project and help collect and enter data. Topics change from week to week. Pre-registration is not required. All ages are welcome, but it's generally recommended for kids ages 8 and up. Kids must be with an adult. For more information, contact Chris Goforth at 919.707.8882 or email her at

If you go, be sure to check out the site's nature playground.


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