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Feb 25:   5 Rivers Mardi Gras Crafts, 10am-4pm

Everyone needs a mask on Mardi Gras, so come design yours for the special occasion. 

 

Mar 4:  5 Rivers Science Saturday: “Owl Pellets”  10am-11:30am, Grades 3-5

You can tell a lot about an owl by what it eats, and by what it is unable to digest.  Dissect an owl’s pellet to gather information about their life history.  Geared to grades 3-5, free, registration required. Register by emailing Shonda.Borden@dcnr.alabama.gov or by calling 251-625-0814.

 

Mar 5:  5 Rivers Animal Ambassadors Meet and Greet: 2-2:30pm, Free

Alabama has one of the highest plant and animal diversities in the United States.  Join a member of our human educational staff and meet one of the local critter inhabitants from the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and beyond.

 

Mar 7:  10am-11am; 5 Rivers StoryTime: “I Thought I Saw An Alligator” by Beth Erlund.

The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month is StoryTime at 5 Rivers.  Children under the age of 6 are welcome to stop by for a free reading of a nature based story followed by arts and crafts.  In this week’s story,  many a child has wondered what hides in dark places.  This story helps open the imagination to the many fun and interesting animals that can be found in those not-so-scary places.

 

Mar 7:  5 Rivers Outdoor Adventure Night

Free, everyone is welcome.  Meet and mingle with local outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy monthly programs.

  • 7pm-8:30pm; Mobile Bay Canoe and Kayak Club
  • 7pm-8:30pm; Mobile Bay Sierra Club: Special Program

Join us for a fun community event focused on kids and nature. Mingle with neighbors over refreshments, enjoy an important film, and learn about a new outdoor learning and adventure program in Baldwin County called Nature Connect. 

630pm Refreshments
7pm Film Screening of Mother Nature's Child (see trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzhnBaJ9p78)
8pm Brief Q&A 

Learn more about Nature Connect Alabama atwww.natureconnectalabama.org. Registration now open for Camps and Family Programs.

 

Mar 11:  10am-11am;  5 Rivers Growing Up Wild:  “Bugs!”

Grades K-2, registration required.  Young children are naturally curious about the world around them, gathering knowledge on a daily basis using their five senses.  Growing Up Wild at 5 Rivers seeks to tap into that curiosity to teach basic scientific principles and to spark an interest in further learning-all while having fun!  In “Bugs!”, we will be exploring the world of insects: characteristics, importance, pollination and metamorphosis.  Weather permitting, we will be going outside to collect samples and try to identify what we find. For more information or to register, email Shonda.Borden@DCNR.Alabama.gov or call 251-625-0814.

 

Mar 12: 5 Rivers Sunday Matinee:  Life in Cold Blood: Armored Giants

The intimate lives of some of the largest and most impressive animals alive today – crocodiles, turtles and tortoises – are revealed in Armored Giants.  Narrated by David Attenborough, don’t miss this up close look at some of the Earth’s most amazing creatures.  Afterwards, walk along the turtle fence to learn about Alabama’s state reptile, the Alabama Red-Bellied Turtle

 

Mar 19:  5 Rivers Animal Ambassadors Meet and Greet: 2-2:30pm, Free

Alabama has one of the highest plant and animal diversities in the United States.  Join a member of our human educational staff and meet one of the local critter inhabitants from the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and beyond.

 

Mar 21:  10am-11am; 5 Rivers StoryTime: “Froggy Learns to Swim” by Jonathan London

The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month is StoryTime at 5 Rivers.  Children under the age of 6 are welcome to stop by for a free reading of a nature based story followed by arts and crafts.  This week, Froggy is afraid of the water.  With a little bit of encouragement and a lot of practice, Froggy develops into an expert frog-kicker!

 

Mar 21:  5 Rivers Outdoor Adventure Night

Free, everyone is welcome.  Meet and mingle with local outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy monthly programs.

  • 7pm-8pm; Mobile Bay Audubon Society

 

 

Mar 25:  5 Rivers Presentation: “Alligators, Rulers of the Swamp”  1pm-2pm

Movies have been made about them, and they are the creatures of nightmares.  These fearsome creatures are more interesting than you might know, and we are fortunate enough to live one of only two areas on the planet that alligators exist naturally in the wild.  Come learn about these reptilian rulers.  Free, no registration needed.