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Happy Bird-days coming up at Fernbank

May 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Fernbank Science Center in Decatur has two upcoming programs for bird lovers.

This Saturday, May 7, Fernbank will host a bird watching tour through its old-growth forest. The walk begins at 8 a.m. and goes until 10:30 a.m., although you can leave early if you like. BYOB (Bring Your Own Binoculars).

May 14, in recognition of International Migratory Bird Day, Fernbank will hold its first ever Bird Festival. Visitors can learn about creating a back yard environment that attracts birds and practice their skills with binoculars. The day also includes a bird house contest for kids and adults.

Activities at Fernbank are free and open to the public.

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Upcoming Fernbank programs for space lovers

May 1, 2011 Leave a comment

For those who love space and space travel, the Fernbank Science Center in Decatur will be the place to be in early May.

First, there are NASA Nights on May 5 and 6, 2011. The public is invited to meet Space Shuttle astronaut (and DeKalb County native) Eric Boe, catch a planetarium show about the planets of our Solar System, see the science center’s aeronautics education lab, and view the night sky from the observatory.

Then, on May 7, Fernbank will put on family activities for National Astronomy Day.

These events are free and open to the public.

Categories: Enrichment