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February 2019

Owl Prowl-SOLD OUT

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Learn about these amazing creatures of the night as we prowl the woods and discover owls’ habitats, behaviors and language. As part of the Arboretum’s new In the Dark exhibit, this family-friendly event will feature hands-on activities, including an owl pellet dissection, nighttime guided hikes through the Arboretum property, educational programming and a live owl presentation. Whooooo knows? You might get a call back from a live wild owl! Visitors can join us anytime from 6 – 8 p.m. inside…

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Wings Bird Club

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library Family Branch, 1420 Price Park Dr
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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Enjoy some hot chocolate and snacks and learn about bird calls and songs from our backyard birds. Learn ways that lighting and distance affect bird id and bird photography. Practice your birding and photography skills outdoors with Piedmont Bird Club and Audubon members. Dress warm. To register, e-mail [email protected] . All ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5 points for attending our Friends Programs. Simply email [email protected] and let us know you attended.  

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Nature Photography

February 24 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library Family Branch, 1420 Price Park Dr
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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Learn the basics of nature photography such as lighting, focus, composition, and animal behavior. Discover how you can earn prizes through ecoEXPLORE, a citizen science program. Bring your camera. Grades K – 8th. All ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5 points for attending our Friends Programs. Simply email [email protected] and let us know you attended.

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March 2019

Introduction to Botany

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Polk County Public Library, 1289 W Mills St
Columbus, NC 28722 United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying plants everywhere, including your own neighborhood! Join us for an introduction to botany, the study of plants. You’ll study plants under a microscope and go on a short walk to discover different plant species. You can also join our crew of ecoEXPLORERS — kids who submit observations of plants and animals for scientists to study and earn prizes while they do it. Find out how you can earn your Botany Field Badge and a…

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Winter Tree Identification

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Botanical Gardens At Asheville, 151 West.T. Weaver Blvd + Google Map

Join us at the Botanical Gardens at Asheville to learn how to identify trees in the winter. We will meet in front of the visitor center and spend the hour long program outside. So, dress ready for the weather. To register for this program please email [email protected] All registered ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5 bonus points of attending.  

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Wildflower Program

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
FENCE, 3381 Hunting Country Rd
Tryon, 28782 United States
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Join our partner, FENCE, for an educational presentation on wildflowers of the Carolinas. Find more information here.

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Introduction to Botany

March 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Translyvania Public Library, 212 S Gaston St
Brevard, North Carolina 28712
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying plants everywhere, including your own neighborhood! Join us for an introduction to botany, the study of plants. You’ll study plants under a microscope and go on a short walk to discover different plant species. You can also join our crew of ecoEXPLORERS — kids who submit observations of plants and animals for scientists to study and earn prizes while they do it. Find out how you can earn your Botany Field Badge and a…

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Introduction to Botany

March 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Swannanoa Public Library, 101 W Charleston Ave
Swannanoa, NC 28778 United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying plants everywhere, including your own neighborhood! Join us for an introduction to botany, the study of plants. You’ll study plants under a microscope and go on a short walk to discover different plant species. You can also join our crew of ecoEXPLORERS — kids who submit observations of plants and animals for scientists to study and earn prizes while they do it. Find out how you can earn your Botany Field Badge and a…

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Shades of Spring Photo Contest

March 20
Chimney Rock State Park, 743 Chimney Rock Park Rd
Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720
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Join our partner, Chimney Rock State Park, for their spring photo contest. Capture photos of your family and friends enjoying the Park and enter them into our Shades of Spring Photo Contest for a chance to win fabulous prizes.  We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park. Find more information here.

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Wings Bird Club

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library Family Branch, 1420 Price Park Dr
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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Dr. Lynn Moseley will talk to middle schoolers about migration, bird-banding, the tools used and how bird-banding helps scientists. Students will enjoy snacks and practice their birding and photography skills outdoors with Piedmont Bird Club and Audubon members. To register, e-mail [email protected] All ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5 points for attending our Friends Programs. Simply email [email protected] and let us know you attended.

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ecoEXPLORE Friend’s Program-Tree Science at Kathleen Clay Edwards Library

March 24 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library Family Branch, 1420 Price Park Dr
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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Join our partner, Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, as they participate in ecoEXPLORE! Take a hike in Price Park, learn how to identify different types of trees, discover parts of trees, adopt a tree and watch its progress. Dress for the weather and bring your camera and take pictures of trees and earn prizes. Grades K-8th.  

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Introduction to Botany

March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mountains Branch Public Library, 150 Bills Creek Rd
Lake Lure, NC 28746 United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying plants everywhere, including your own neighborhood! Join us for an introduction to botany, the study of plants. You’ll study plants under a microscope and go on a short walk to discover different plant species. You can also join our crew of ecoEXPLORERS — kids who submit observations of plants and animals for scientists to study and earn prizes while they do it. Find out how you can earn your Botany Field Badge and a…

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Hendersonville ecoEXPLORE Kickoff

March 27 @ 3:30 am - 5:30 pm
Henderson County Public Library, 301 N Washington St
Hendersonville, 28739 United States
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Join us as we celebrate the kickoff of our newest HotSpot and GetSpot at Henderson County Public Library.We will have live animals to meet, nature theme crafts, and more!  Visitors from High Touch, High Tech will have a hands-on science experiment and a naturalist from Chimney Rock Management will be tabling with information on native wildlife, including some live animal ambassadors!

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Take a Walk in a Park Day

March 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chimney Rock State Park, 743 Chimney Rock Park Rd
Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720
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Join our partner, Chimney Rock State Park, to enjoy a day outside. A naturalist will lead several guided hikes throughout the day, we’ll have Kids in Parks onsite sharing information about their Track Trail Program and Frugal Backpacker sharing tips about packing the perfect hiking bag and choosing the right hiking gear for your adventure. Find more information here. 

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April 2019

Introduction to Botany

April 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morganton Public Library, 204 S King St
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying plants everywhere, including your own neighborhood! Join us for an introduction to botany, the study of plants. You’ll study plants under a microscope and go on a short walk to discover different plant species. You can also join our crew of ecoEXPLORERS — kids who submit observations of plants and animals for scientists to study and earn prizes while they do it. Find out how you can earn your Botany Field Badge and a…

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N.C. Arboretum Wildflower Hike

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Help us celebrate spring with a wildflower hike through The North Carolina Arboretum. Please register for this free event at [email protected] The first ten people to register will have their Arboretum gate pass waived. All registered ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5 bonus points for attending.

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Earth Day Festival at Kathleen Clay Edwards Library

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library Family Branch, 1420 Price Park Dr
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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Free eco-fun event for all ages. Come enjoy hands-on nature/technology/STEM exhibits, alternative vehicles, eco-art, nature crafts, face painting, hay rides, live animals, scout activities, and a Tiny House exhibit.  Come see live herps on the EcoBus and visit ecoEXPLORE at the Herpetology Discover Station. Learn how to earn prizes and badges through ecoEXPLORE. All ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5 points for attending our Friends Programs. Simply email [email protected] and let us know you attended.

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Introduction to Botany

April 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Watuaga Public Library, 140 Queen St
Boone, 28607 United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying plants everywhere, including your own neighborhood! Join us for an introduction to botany, the study of plants. You’ll study plants under a microscope and go on a short walk to discover different plant species. You can also join our crew of ecoEXPLORERS — kids who submit observations of plants and animals for scientists to study and earn prizes while they do it. Find out how you can earn your Botany Field Badge and a…

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Introduction to Botany

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Weaverville Public Library, 41 N Main St
Weaverville, NC 28787 United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying plants everywhere, including your own neighborhood! Join us for an introduction to botany, the study of plants. You’ll study plants under a microscope and go on a short walk to discover different plant species. You can also join our crew of ecoEXPLORERS — kids who submit observations of plants and animals for scientists to study and earn prizes while they do it. Find out how you can earn your Botany Field Badge and a…

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Earth Day Youth Service Day

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cradle of Forestry Heritage and Discovery Center, 11250 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, 28768 United States
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Join our partner, The Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association, for Earth Day in Pisgah National Forest where you can enjoy and appreciate your public lands! Educators will be hosting service projects with local youth environmental clubs and offering a Leave No Trace informal program. Leave No Trace (LNT) activities and demonstrations will be open to the public and visitors are encouraged to walk our 3 miles of paved interpretation trails and stop by info booths to learn more about…

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