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  • Crystal Faircloth

Birds and Nature Highlighted at the Museum

Ornithology and nature sounds will fill the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Whiteville during the month of January. Step out of the house and into the wild world of birds and their surrounding habitats.

Second Saturday Storytime

Join the museum for Second Saturday Storytime each month at 10:30 a.m. for a read aloud book followed by a nature activity. Storytime programs are designed for families with children ages 3-7 years old and are free to the public. The event is in partnership with the Columbus Council of the N.C. Reading Association. The next Storytime will be held on Jan. 14.

Nature Sounds

Listen to a story full of the sounds of nature on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 10:30 a.m. Learn all about the acoustics made by plants, animals, and weather. Participants will be playing a fun activity game by guessing who or what makes many musical sounds in the woods and swamp. This event is a free program geared toward families with children ages 3-7.

Build a Birdhouse

Come out to the museum on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10:30 a.m. to build your own birdhouse. Learn about which birds will live in the home and how to install it at your house. All materials will be provided.

Registration is required and limited to 15 households only. You will receive a confirmation email after signing up.

This program is part of eco-EXPLORE, a citizen science program for children ages 5-12 years old. Kids take pictures of nature, upload them to a database, and earn prizes for participating.

Registered participants of eco-EXPLORE will earn 5 bonus points for attending Build a Birdhouse.

To sign up for this event, visit Build a Birdhouse Registration The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Whiteville is located at 415 South Madison Street. Admission is always free, and the facility is open Tues-Sat from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information about everything the museum has to offer, call 910.914.4185.

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