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Naturalist Class: Life on the Ground (ages 5-6)

Children crouch and examine a turtle.
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Monday, March 19, 2018
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10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join other homeschool students at Duke Gardens in a small group setting with classes designed to maximize exploration in nature. Learn methods scientists use to safely catch and study living things in different habitats. We'll use a range of techniques in each class, depending on the area we're investigating and the animals we're expecting to find, and we'll submit our findings to a citizen science database. This class section focuses on life on the ground. Catch animals living in some of Duke Gardens' diverse above-ground habitats. Sweep nets in fields, sift through forest floors and search for tracks in creek banks to closely observe these ground dwellers. Additional Naturalist Class sections: April 16 and May 14. Please also see the Naturalist Class opportunities for ages 7-9. Location: Meet at the Doris Duke Center. Parking: Parking pass included with advance registration. Information/registration: 919-668-1707 or

Contact: Registrar