Free family activities with Audubon Society
Admission to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Environmental Education Center in Bristol will be free on the first Saturday of every month, courtesy of a grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation. Families can explore environmental exhibits representing Rhode Island's diverse habitats, from upland meadow and cornfields to wetlands, salt marshes and the Narragansett Bay shoreline. Situated on the 28-acre McIntosh Wildlife Refuge, visitors can enjoy nature trails, including a quartermile boardwalk that leads down to Narragansett Bay. This Saturday, Jan. 5, the Audubon Society will be hosting several family-oriented programs including Nature Crafts for Kids from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nature Story readings at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., and a Tidepool Talk at 1 p.m.
For more information, visit the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Environmental Education Center at 1401 Hope St. (Route 114), in Bristol, or go to their Web site at www.asri.org.