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We have something for everyone, and we hope to see you soon!

 


Sept 16: 30th Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup 8am-Noon

Show your support and concern for Alabama's waterways by participating in the 30th Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, September 16th from 8:00 a.m. until noon. You or your organization can make a difference by volunteering to clean up our cherished coastal area.  See http://www.alcoastalcleanup.com/  for more information on how to sign up and locations throughout the coastal counties where you can register.

 

Oct 1:  Juried Art Contest:  Calling All Artists!

Water/Ways is part of Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program and will be on display at 5 Rivers November 25 through January 5. As a companion to the Water/Ways exhibit, 5 Rivers is inviting local artists to submit their water-inspired works of art for a juried art show that celebrates our connection to water in coastal Alabama.  All ages are eligible to enter the art contest, and many different types of artwork will be accepted.  All entries must be submitted no later than 4pm on Sunday, November 5.    Information on eligibility, rules, and awards for the art contest can be found at http://www.outdooralabama.com/5-rivers-smithsonian-exhibit-waterways or by contacting Kathy Hicks at 251-625-0814 or Kathy.hicks@dcnr.alabama.gov.

 

Oct 1:  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.

 

Oct 3:  10am-11am; 5 Rivers StoryTime: “It Didn’t Frighten Me” by Goss and Harste

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’s story is about not being afraid, even when things seem a bit scary!

 

Oct 4-7:  14th Annual John L. Borom Birdfest: A Birding and Nature Festival

This year, the festival continues to offer more of what you love about "LA" (that's lower Alabama, in case you didn't know) with a birding & nature festival! Take expertly guided birding trips to prime spots along the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail,  plus trips on foot and by boat that focus on more of our great outdoors. You'll see and learn more about alligators, dolphins, wildflowers, pitcher plants, pine forests, butterflies, snakes, turtles, and more. This year's BirdFest features trips, adventures, and workshops.  Register online from Aug 14 toSept 22 and view the full schedule at www.alabamacoastalbirdfest.com to make your plans.

 

Oct 7:  Bird and Conservation Expo – Fairhope, 9am-4pm

Exhibits, vendors, artists, hands-on activities for all ages, live raptor demonstrations, sea creature touch tanks, and lots more!  FREE, 9am-4pm at Faulkner State Community College, Fairhope.

 

Oct 15:  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.

 

Oct 17:  10am-11am; 5 Rivers StoryTime: “Room on the Broom”  by Julia Donaldson

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’s story is about a witch – because it’s almost Halloween!  The lovely lady loses some items off of her broom, and some friends help her find them.  All they want is a ride, but is there room? 

 

Oct 28:  5 Rivers Halloween Bash!  10am-4pm, Free, Family Fun!

Our favorite time of year! On Saturday, Oct 27 from 10am-4pm, we will have our FREE, family friendly Halloween celebration.  There will be crafts, music, movies, trail rides, games, $5 boat tours, “Smokin’ Gringos” food truck, and a costume contest at 3pm. 

 

Nov 4: 5 Rivers is on the Road at The Environmental Studies Center, 10am-2pm

Free family fun!  Bring your family out to the 500 acre property that is the Mobile County School System’s Environmental Studies Center.  Enjoy a day of walking trails, native wildlife exhibits, animal presentations, planetarium shows, food, and fun.  All proceeds from concessions and all donations go to wildlife care.

 

Nov 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.

 

Nov 7:  10am-11am:  5 Rivers StoryTime “Run, Turkey, Run!” by Diane Mayr

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’s story is about a turkey trying to find a good place to hide from the farmer.  Uh-oh! Here comes the farmer!

 

Nov 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.

 

Nov 21:  10am-11am:  5 Rivers StoryTime “Turkey Trouble” by Wendi Silvanoa

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’s story is close to Thanksgiving – and what is a turkey to do?!

 

Nov 25-Jan 5: The Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit!

5 Rivers has been selected by the Alabama Humanities Foundation to host the Water/Ways exhibit, which examines water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element.  School field trips are scheduled during the 9am-1pm window, so a great time for families to visit the free exhibit and avoid the crowds is in the afternoon.

 

Dec 2: Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit Grand Opening Public Party!  Noon-3pm

We are very excited to be chosen among five other venues in the state by the Alabama Humanities Foundation to host the traveling Smithsonian Exhibit, Water/Ways.  Join 5 Rivers Educators and Staff to celebrate and be one of the firsts to see the exhibit.  Free, family friendly.