JC Raulston Arboretum presents “Mayday! Mayday!” program for kids

Date posted: April 13, 2011

child and volunteer at JCRA kids' programVolunteer Martha Ramirez and participant Liliana Zapata investigate soil at a JC Raulston Arboretum children's program earlier this spring.

Media contact: Caroline Richardson, children’s program coordinator at the JC Raulston Arboretum, (919) 513-7007

WHAT:
At the JC Raulston Arboretum’s “Mayday! Mayday! It’s Almost Mother’s Day!” program, children will have an opportunity learn about the gifts of Mother Nature, dance around the May Pole and make a gift for mom.

The program is best for kids ages 5 and up, and parents/caregivers must remain with their children. The event is rain or shine; please dress to be outdoors. Admission is $5 per child; parents are free.

WHEN:
Saturday, May 7
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE:
The JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road
Raleigh, N.C.

WHO:
The 10.5-acre JC Raulston Arboretum has one of the largest and most diverse collections of landscape plants adapted for landscape use in the Southeast. Plant collections include more than 5,000 total species and/or cultivars of annuals, perennials, bulbs, vines, groundcovers, shrubs and trees from more than 50 different countries. Maintained by N.C. State students, faculty, volunteers and staff members, the Arboretum is named in honor of its late director, Dr. J. C. Raulston, who founded it in 1976.

REGISTER:
Pre-registration for the program is required, and space is limited. Please call (919) 513-7007 to register.

CONTACT:
For more information and directions, click here.

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