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July 2018

I Spy…nature, in Commonwealth/Morningside

July 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Briar Creek “Dirtway” Off Central Avenue Commonwealth,
Free

CROWN, the Charlotte Chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation invites you to join us during this early morning nature walk to learn more about local wildlife, their habitat, and why we need to share our landscapes with them. We’ll provide kids with a free magnifying glass as we get up close and personal with bugs, flowers, tree bark and more   -Bring your binoculars or borrow one of ours as we explore the treetops -Learn about NCWF and CROWN programs across the state…

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August 2018

Staring Down Fate Charlotte Premiere

August 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte, 234 N Sharon Amity Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211
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September 2018

Create a Backyard Wildlife Habitat

September 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library,

Join the North Carolina Wildlife Federation to learn how you can create a fun and dynamic haven for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife!  Use native plants, supplemental feeders and water sources to provide the essential elements of a thriving wildlife habitat.  After attending the session, participants will be able to create a sanctuary in their own backyards or any other property. Attendees will receive a certification application to join the National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat network, and may be eligible…

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The Chantilly Ecological Sanctuary

September 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Discovery Place Nature, 1658 Sterling Road
Charlotte, NC 28209 United States
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Charlotte has a new "Park". Over 24 acres of greenspace has been turned into a wildlife sanctuary, just three miles from Trade and Tryon. Come hear the story of this unique ecological sanctuary and learn how you can join our CROWN exclusive tour! All FREE Details: www.CrownCharlotte.org  

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Charlotte Monarch Celebration

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
First Ward Park – Charlotte, 301 East 7th Street
Charlotte, 28202 United States
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Children’s Park Grand Re-Opening (Valdese)

September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Children’s Park, Highway 70 East at Torre Pellice Street
Valdese, NC
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Join the Friends of the Valdese Rec and others to celebrate the Children's Park Grand Re-Opening and see the improvements made to the Park. Bring the whole family out to enjoy some free hot dogs and snacks, crafts - Rock Painting, Pine Cone Bird Feeders and Upcycling plastic bottles and caps - and a creek exploration hosted by NCWF's Great Outdoors University. Wear old, closed-toed shoes to get in the creek!

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October 2018

Kids in Nature Day (Matthews)

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Squirrel Lake Park, 1631 Pleasant Plains Rd
Matthews, NC 28105 United States
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Join NCWF's Great Outdoors University for a Kids in Nature Day of fishing, nature walks, STEM activities, nature crafts, animals and more fun for the whole family! Closed-toe shoes that can get dirty are recommended so you can take part in all the day has to offer. For more information, see the event flyer.

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November 2018

Wilson Creek & Scenic River Stewardship and Festival Day

November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wilson Creek Visitors Center, 7805 Brown Mountain Beach Rd.
Collettsville, NC
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Join NCWF and friends for a day of stewardship and celebration of Wilson Creek and scenic rivers across America. We are celebrating 50 years of wild and scenic rivers in the USA with a day of stewardship and fun! Stewardship activities, including trail work and a trash & river cleanup, will be from 9-noon. Immediately thereafter, the River Festival will begin including food, exhibits, fly tying and casting instruction and more, all set to live music by Hobo Bill &…

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Hooked on Cornelius

November 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Robbins Park, 17738 W Catawba Ave.
Cornelius, North Carolina 28031
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This family-oriented event will offer fishing, environmental education and more! Children ages 7-12 may participate in this event and parents or guardians are encouraged to join the fun! Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please call 704-892-6031, ext. 160, or clicking here to visit the Cornelius PARC Department's website.

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Backyard Reptiles and Amphibians- Monroe

November 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
union county agricultural center, 3230-D Presson Rd.
Monroe, NC 28112 United States
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Free

Join the Union County Wildlife Chapter as we learn about reptiles and amphibians in our backyards from Laura Domingo, Naturalist and Environmental Educator with Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation. Laura has a BS in Zoology from Southern Utah University. She is housed at the Reedy Creek Nature Center, although she conducts educational programs throughout the region and state. She will discuss common species and how to support them in your landscape.

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