BioBlitz Programs 2017

Join us for FREE educational programs. These programs are for all ages, unless otherwise specified.

Friday

6:30pm – Mammals via Camera Trapping
Team Leader: Liz Stabenow, Teacher, Expedition School

7:30 – Owls are a Hoot!
Meet PWC’s very own owls (including an eastern screech owl, barred owl, and a great-horned owl) and learn the habits and habitats of these amazing birds. This program is packed with surprising facts, interesting stories and intriguing questions.

8:00 – Owl Prowl!
Join our expert owl caller (and PWC educator), Matt Jenkins for a hike while he calls owls. You may get lucky enough to have one call back, or even catch a glimpse of a wild owl!

8:00pm – Frogs (also an educational program)
Daniel Wheeler, Sci Programs Outreach Coordinator, Morehead Planetarium


Saturday

9:00 am– Storytime, meet at PWC’s Cabin
For those under 5 years old, enjoy a quiet space for a wildlife-themed story.

9:30  – Reptiles of North Carolina
Enjoy an interactive presentation on reptiles, including snakes, turtles and lizards! Learn about reptiles native to NC and what you can do to help them.

10:00 – Nature Journaling
Learn tips and tricks for creating and maintaining a nature journal. You’ll be able to take one with you and you can practice journaling about your experiences throughout the BioBlitz.

10:30 – Owls are a Hoot!

Meet PWC’s very own owls (including an eastern screech owl, barred owl, and a great-horned owl) and learn the habits and habitats of these amazing birds. This program is packed with surprising facts, interesting stories and intriguing questions.

11:00 – Where are the Box Turtles?
Become a conservation biologist by joining PWC volunteers while they track Box Turtles. Learn how radio telemetry works, and even try your hand at finding one of these camouflaged reptiles. (45 min)

11:00 – Leigh Farm Tour
Join Durham Parks & Rec staff members for a historical tour of Leigh Farm Park.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Join us for lunch! Marco’s Pizza will be selling pizza by the slice. Cash only!

11:30 – Hang with the Hawks
Meet PWC’s very own hawks (including red-tailed and red-shouldered hawks) and learn the habits and habitats of these amazing birds. This program is packed with surprising facts, interesting stories and intriguing questions.

12:30 pm– Fire Making
Learn how to start a fire with minimal resources. This is perfect for those wanting to learn ancient skills, or just use their knowledge for future camping or outdoor experiences.

1:00 – Wild Bird Basics
Discover the wonders of the birds by observing their habits and behaviors. Learn about the art and science of ornithology and discover what the birds can teach us about what is happening in our own backyards! You’ll learn how to use binoculars (if you don’t already know) and go on a short bird-watching hike!

1:30 – Storytime, meet at PWC’s Cabins
For those under 5 years old, enjoy a quiet space for a wildlife-themed story.

1:40 – Feathered Friends
Join us for the Wild Bird Basics (1:00pm) and then have a meet and greet with a couple raptors and a dove. Learn the stories they have to teach about conservation and how these animals serve as ambassadors for their wild counterparts.

2:00  – Reptiles of North Carolina
Enjoy an interactive presentation on reptiles, including snakes, turtles and lizards! Learn about reptiles native to NC and what you can do to help them.

2:00 – Leigh Farm Tour
Join Durham Parks & Rec staff members for a historical tour of Leigh Farm Park.

2:30 – Where are the Box Turtles?
Become a conservation biologist by joining PWC volunteers while they track Box Turtles. Learn how radio telemetry works, and even try your hand at finding one of these camouflaged reptiles. (45 min)