Just For Kids

 

FAMILY FISHING FUN
Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. - noon

OTTER ANIMAL ENCOUNTER AT KALEIDEUM NORTH (formerly SciWorks)
Tuesday, March 20, & Friday, March 23, 11:30 a.m.

ENVIROSCAPE
Saturday, March 24, 1 p.m., Lewisville Branch Library

SALEM CREEK EXPLORATHON
Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m., Gateway Nature Preserve

OCEAN BOUND
Daily except Monday, Kaleideum North

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LIBRARY CREEK WEEK PROGRAMS
In addition to the special activities listed below, all library locations in Forsyth County will present water-themed story times, activities and crafts for children of all ages during Creek Week. See the schedule.

 

family fishing fun

Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. - noon
River Oaks Community Church

Come for a FUN opportunity to learn about fishing with the help of the folks at the Village of Clemmons and the Forsyth County office of N.C. Cooperative Extension! There will be family-friendly casting demonstrations and lessons -- a terrific way to bond with the kids by teaching them a fun skill! Plus face painting, craft tables and games. More.

 

Otter Animal Encounter AT Kaleideum NORTH (formerly SciWorks)

Tuesday, March 20, & Friday, March 23, 11:30 a.m.

Join our animal care staff as we take a closer look at our playful otters. We will learn about their role in the ecosystem, and watch them dive for special treats during an enrichment exercise.  No registration required. Free with paid admission, but a family pass may be available.*
Kaleideum North, 400 Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem, 767-6730

* Every branch of the Forsyth County Public Library has a family pass to Kaleideum North that can be checked out. Passes are available on a first-come basis. Inquire at the check-out desk or call your local library.

ENVIROSCAPE

Saturday, ,March 24, 1 p.m.

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The Enviroscape is a hands-on activity model that allows youngsters to spray "rain" over a model and see what happens when the rainwater picks up contaminants from fields, buildings and parking lots as if flows into our streams. Enviroscape is appropriate for ages 8 – adult.

Lewisville Branch Library, 6490 Shallowford Road, Lewisville  (336) 703-2940

SALEM CREEK EXPLORATHON

Sunday, March 25, 2 -4 p.m.
Gateway Nature Preserve

Feed your imagination at Salem Creek in the Gateway Nature Preserve! Come enjoy stories, music, crafts, and water activities for kids and adults. How many ways can you find to explore Salem Creek? Self-directed; come and go on your own schedule.

Meet in the Washington Park parking lot. Enter at 1490 S. Broad St. and follow the signs. 

Sponsored by the Gateway Nature Preserve with support from the North Carolina Association of Flood Plain Managers; N.C.Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center; and the N.C. Storytellers Guild and the Mama Wadi Storytellers. 

In the event of rain the event will be moved to the picnic shelters at Washington Park.

For more information, email gatewaynaturecenter@gmail.com.  

Meet in the Washington Park parking lot. Enter at 1490 S. Broad St. and follow the signs. 

 

OCEAN BOUND

Tues, Wed.& Fri., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Thurs. 9a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ; Sun.1-5 p.m.
Kaleideum North

Did you know that everyone lives in a watershed and everyone’s actions affect our ocean? In this interactive exhibit, you can pilot a giant “submersible” from mountain stream to the ocean, encounter more than 65 aquatic species and ecosystems, and guide “water” safely through a hazardous maze! Discover how otters made a comeback and spot the polluters! Ocean Bound presents fun environmental science for the whole family. Included with museum admission and free for Kaleideum members. 

Kaleideum North, 400 Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem, 767-6730

 

MEET Lenny the Lifeguard

Lenny is coming to a library near you! Lenny, the official mascot for promoting stormwater pollution prevention, is a happy, hoppy frog who loves to spread his message of water safety by teaching us to "Hop to it! Protect our Water!"