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Raulston Arboretum plans fall family programs

Posted October 16, 2011 12:50 p.m. EDT

The JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh has two programs for families this fall.

Here's the schedule:

Color Magic: The Science Inside Fall Leaves, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 30. It’s time again for the crunching and swirling of fallen leaves. Why do some leaves turn yellow while others turn brown and still others stay green? What signals are plants responding to? Plant science mysteries are explored in this family program...just in time for Halloween.

Natural Wrappers: From Tiny Seeds to Giant Trees, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 20. Nature’s wrapping paper comes in all colors, textures and shapes. Inside these packages are hidden treasures: Seeds! Come hunt for the fruit and seeds of both the smallest plants and the biggest trees in the arboretum. Detective skills wanted as seeds hide in some mysterious containers.

Both are recommended for kids ages 5 and up and their families. The cost for each is $15 per family. Pre-registration and payment is required in advance. Call 919-513-7007 for details. Click here for more information about the arboretum's children's programs.