October Events

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October 9-15 

Earth Science Week – Celebrate the theme “Our Ever-Changing Earth”

Since October 1998, the American Geological Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year’s Earth Science Week will be held from October 9-15 and will celebrate the theme “Our Ever-Changing Earth.”

Visit: http://www.earthsciweek.org

Coming Up Soon!

October 21 & 22 – Sessions at  5:30 & 6:30 each night

The Real World of Harry Potter – Claude E. Phillips Herbarium at Delaware State University, Dover, Del.

The Claude E. Phillips Herbarium at DSU will host ‘The Real World of Harry Potter’ for children ages 6 to 13. Children will be able to visit Ollivander’s Wand Shop, where they can see more than seventy different wands, and learn about the trees they were made from. They will also visit a Herbology class and play with a mandrake if they dare! They will also get a chance to discover the herbs that were used in Harry Potter’s potions and spells.

The workshop will include crafts where children will be able to choose a power source for their very own wand, planting a Goth or fairy garden, making their own scary plant and creating an anti-moth packet for their closet, among others.

Children must be accompanied by one parent and pre-registered for one of the four sessions. The event will be held at the Claude E. Phillips Herbarium at Delaware State University. The suggested donation is $2.00 per child. Space is limited, so register early. For more information, call Sandy at 302-857-6415.

October 22 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Blackbird Creek Fall Festival – Blackbird Creek Reserve, Townsend, Del.

Join us for a fun-filled day for the entire family! Bring some chairs or a blanket and stay the day. Enjoy the sounds of live music; explore the Reserve by foot, by canoe, or by hayride; visit the numerous vendors and exhibitors; and take part in fun demonstrations. There will also be crafts and games for the kids! Admission is free! Rain or shine.

The Festival will be held at the Blackbird Creek Reserve at 801 Blackbird Landing Road in Townsend, DE. Arrive early and join the Run for Our Rivers 5K at 9 am. Visit the website for program information here: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/coastal/DNERR/Pages/DNERRBlackbirdCreekFallFestival.aspx

October 22 

Focus on Diversity: Changing the Face of American Birding Conference – John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Philadelphia, Pa.

This fall, birders of all stripes will assemble in the City of Brotherly Love to take a significant step toward a broader, and stronger, birding community for everyone. Why is this important?   Getting new audiences interested in birding will benefit those new birders, the birding community itself, the environment in general, and, of course, the birds themselves!

The objective of this event is to promote effective outreach to more diverse audiences with outdoor recreation, birding opportunities, and conservation messages. By sharing the great outdoors together, we will enhance our lives AND promote a strong societal conservation ethic.

Who should come? Anyone that cares about birds and the birding community.The conference will be ideal for nature centers’ staff, park departments, educators, birding club members, and anyone else from the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states that is interested in making a difference for bird conservation and their fellow citizens.

We’ve assembled a stellar cast of panelists and presenters for the conference. We welcome you to get involved and shape the future of birding! For more information, visit: http://www.fledgingbirders.org/CFABregister.html

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