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October 2018

Intro to Ornithology

October 24 @ 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 animals everywhere, including your own backyard! Join us for an introduction to ornithology, the study of birds. You’ll learn all about our feathery friends and go on a short birding walk! 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 Ornithology Field Badge and a free pass to…

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November 2018

Birding the North Carolina Aboretum

November 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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 Join us for a  kid friendly birding hike at the North Carolina Arboretum.  We will meet in the ecoLAB located in the basement of the Education Center. This is a free program, but the Arboretum does have a parking fee. The first 10 people to RSVP to [email protected] will have their parking fee waived. All registered ecoEXPLROREs will receive 5 bonus points for attending.

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Nature Nuts: Turkeys

November 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, 1401 Fish Hatchery Rd
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States
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Join our partners, Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, for a morning filled with activities related to turkeys! Open to anyone ages 4-7. Find more event details here. 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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Intro to Ornithology

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Skyland Public Library, 260 Overlook Rd
Asheville, NC 28802 United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying animals everywhere, including your own backyard! Join us for an introduction to ornithology, the study of birds. You’ll learn all about our feathery friends and go on a short birding walk! 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 Ornithology Field Badge and a free pass to…

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Intro to Ornithology

November 14 @ 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 animals everywhere, including your own backyard! Join us for an introduction to ornithology, the study of birds. You’ll learn all about our feathery friends and go on a short birding walk! 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 Ornithology Field Badge and a free pass to…

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Intro to Ornithology

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Leicester Public Library, 1561 Alexander Rd
Leicester, NC 28748 United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying animals everywhere, including your own backyard! Join us for an introduction to ornithology, the study of birds. You’ll learn all about our feathery friends and go on a short birding walk! 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 Ornithology Field Badge and a free pass to…

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Wings Bird Club

November 18 @ 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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Our partner, Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, is hosting a series of birding programs for middle schoolers grades 6-8. On Sunday November 14th they will nibble on snacks, participate in Project Feeder Watch, and bird with volunteers from T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society and Piedmont Bird Club.  To register email [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-Birding at Kathleen Clay Edwards Library

November 18 @ 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! Discover local bird species in Price Park as you stroll on a Bird Slueth trail, and don't forget your camera! To register, email [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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Intro to Ornithology

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Burke County Public Library, 204 S King St
Morganton, NC 28655 United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying animals everywhere, including your own backyard! Join us for an introduction to ornithology, the study of birds. You’ll learn all about our feathery friends and go on a short birding walk! 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 Ornithology Field Badge and a free pass to…

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December 2018

Duck Day

December 1

Discover the many species of duck that call Western North Carolina home during the winter months. Time and location to be determined. All registered ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5 points for attending.

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Early Winter Birding

December 1 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Piedmont Environmental Center, 1220 Penny Road
High Point, NC 27265 United States
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Join our partner, Piedmont Environmental Center, for a peek into the amazing world of resident and migrant bird species that are found in our area during winter. Find more event details here. 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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Intro to Ornithology

December 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Canton Public Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave
Canton, NC 28716 United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying animals everywhere, including your own backyard! Join us for an introduction to ornithology, the study of birds. You’ll learn all about our feathery friends and go on a short birding walk! 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 Ornithology Field Badge and a free pass to…

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Wings Bird Club

December 16 @ 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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Nature loving middle schoolers come for this fun program about bird adaptations and bird behavior, build a bird, enjoy some snacks and apprentice with volunteers from Audubon and Piedmont Bird Club. 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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January 2019

Birding by Ear

January 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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This program will teach kids how to recognize common winter song bird species by their call. We will test our new knowledge with a short hike through the trails of the North Carolina Arboretum. We will meet in the ecoLAB located in the basement of the Education Center. This is a free event, but the Arboretum does have a parking fee. The first 10 people to RSVP to [email protected] will have their parking fee waived. Registered ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5…

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Intro to Ornithology

January 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, United States
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Scientists need YOUR help in studying animals everywhere, including your own backyard! Join us for an introduction to ornithology, the study of birds. You’ll learn all about our feathery friends and go on a short birding walk! 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 Ornithology Field Badge and a free pass to…

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ecoEXPLORE

January 13, 2019 @ 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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Nature loving middle schoolers come for this tour of the Biology Lab at Guilford College lead by Christine Stracey. Meet us outside the building. See bird eggs, study skins and learn more about field marks, bird structure and scientific drawing. 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-Learning about Mammals at Kathleen Clay Edwards Library

January 13, 2019 @ 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 ecoEXPLORE educators to discover mammal skulls and fur and learn how to earn a mammal badge. Discover what mammals live in Price Park and 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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February 2019

Ornithology Challenge Workshop

February 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Come to the North Carolina Arboretum for help completing your Ornithology Challenge just in time for Backyard Bird Count! We will meet in the ecoLAB located in the basement of the Education Center. This is a free event, but the Arboretum does have a parking fee. The first 10 people to RSVP to [email protected] will have their gate fee waived. Registered ecoEXPLORERS will receive 5 bonus points for attending.

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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 16, 2019
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Mark your calendar to help us celebrate the closing of our ornithology season on February 16th with our Great Backyard Bird Count. If you completed six shares and your Ornithology Challenge during our Ornithology Field Season you will earn free admission to the Arboretum for the event. You will also participate in a private event where you will help real ornithologists place special bands on birds so scientists can track their movements. Once you’ve completed the private event you will…

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ecoEXPLORE Friends Program-Wings Bird Club

February 24, 2019 @ 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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