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Summer Solstice Star Party

Summer Solstice Star Party

Saturday, June 18
Location – ATFS Conservancy
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Kayaking $5.00 Hotdogs $1.00

Celebrate the beginning of summer with a festival of free crafts, games, hay-rides, a planetarium show and star gazing. You can also paddle the pond, enjoy a camp fire, and feast on the first of summer’s camp-fire roasted hot dogs.

Transit of Mercury

Transit of Mercury

Transit of Mercury

Monday, May 9
Greenville Town Commons
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost – Free

For this event, last seen in 2006, the planet Mercury will again be visible travelling across the face of the Sun on Monday May 9th. Bring a lunch and picnic on the Town Commons while watching this rather unique celestial occurrence through specially equipped and protected telescopes. You can also gain a perspective on space by walking along the “Solar System Trail,” a scale model of the solar system.

World Turtle Day

World Turtle Day

turtle-party

Saturday, May 21
ATFS Conservancy
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost – Free

“Shellabrate” World Turtle Day at ATFS. Learn about the fascinating world of turtles with a turtle expert…and maybe even meet a turtle or two.

Flower Crown Workshop

Flower Crown Workshop

holding-hands

Saturday, May 7
ATFS Nature Center
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost – Free

Just the thing for Mother’s Day: come out and celebrate National Wildflower Week by making beautiful flower crowns for mom and grandma.

Pitt County Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale

plant-sale

The 11th Annual Pitt County Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale to be held on Saturday, May 14th from 10-12 (9 am for Friends of the Arboretum. Just in time for Mother’s Day! Event will be held at the Pitt County Arboretum, 903 Government Circle, Greenville, NC

See the Flyer here.

Earth Day

Earth Day

Saturday, April 16
ATFS Conservancy
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost – FREE

earth-day-observations

Hike trails, kayak ponds and picnic, but keep your smart phone handy. Join Citizen Scientists throughout the state for NC Science Festival’s BioBlitz-Off.  Photograph plants and animals to send to scientists via the iNaturalist app, see their website here. They will identify and locate them in order to catalogue the flora and fauna occurring on the Nature Conservancy. You can also give Earth a hug by participating in a Long-Leaf Pine Restoration Project.

Statewide Star Party

Statewide Star Party

Friday, April 8
ATFS – Kitty and Max Joyner Astronomy Park
6:30 pm
Cost – FREE

Celebrate the heavens above at the premier event of the NC Science Festival, made possible through funding by the NC Space Grant Program and the NC Science Festival.  Join us at A Time for Science in our Kitty and Max Joyner Astronomy Park.  Stroll or ride through the solar system to visit the Sun and the planets; take part in a variety of hands-on learning activities: and learn about stars and constellations in the Chia-yu Li Planetarium; then gaze through telescopes and experience the beauty and wonder of the night sky.

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