- 11 a.m.-noon – Nature Families: Duck, Duck, Goose!
Get to know the birds at Crowder District Park and study feathers, beaks and feet. Make crafts then walk down to the pond to see ducks and geese. The fee is $5 per family. For information, call 919-662-2850. Crowder District Park is located at 4709 Ten-Ten Road in Apex.
- 2-3:30 p.m. – Barking Up the Right Tree
Learn to identify deciduous trees in the winter with only the tree’s bark, fruit and buds. Find out how these trees are important to wildlife in winter. The fee is $5 per family, and registration is required. For information and to register, call 919-870-4330. Blue Jay Point County Park is located at 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road in Raleigh.
- 1-3 p.m. – Orienteering 101
Families are invited to learn the art of orienteering at Lake Crabtree Park. Learn all the basics of orienteering and use new skills on a treasure hunt around the park. Registration is required. The fee is $3 per person or $5 per family. For information and to register, call 919-460-3355. Meet at the Waterwise Garden. Lake Crabtree is located at 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville.
- 2-4 p.m. – Winter Photography
Tackle the challenge of winter photography at Harris Lake County Park, and learn the best techniques for capturing winter shots. Bring any type of camera. The fee is $5 per family or $3 per individual. For more information, call 919-387-4342. Harris Lake County Park is located at 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill.
- 10-11 a.m. – Trail Tales: Snowflake Bentley
Children can learn how to take pictures of single snowflakes with “Snowflake Bentley” by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Mary Azarian. Join us for a snowflake craft after the story. For ages 2 to 7 with adult. The fee is $4 per child. For information, call 919-387-2117. American Tobacco Trail is located at 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road in New Hill.
“Mill as Muse” Community Art and Photo Contests
Historic Yates Mill County Park is accepting artwork for the Seventh Annual “Mill As Muse” exhibit. Contest themes will focus on Yates Mill, park flora and fauna and people doing park activities. All entries are due before 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3. Winners will be announced at the Feb. 9 exhibit reception. Prizes will be awarded. Call 919-856-6675 for more information. Historic Yates Mill County Park is located at 4620 Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh.