JC Raulston Arboretum presents “Wake Up! It’s Spring!” program for kids

Date posted: March 15, 2011

The JC Raulston Arboretum is on Beryl Road in RaleighThe JC Raulston Arboretum is on Beryl Road in Raleigh

Media contact: Anne Porter, director of development for the JC Raulston Arboretum, 919-513-3826

WHAT:
The first-ever “Wake Up! It’s Spring!” program at the JC Raulston Arboretum will introduce children to the natural world and encourage exploration of plants, insects and soil. The family program is best for children ages 5 to 9, and parents/caregivers must remain with their children. The event is rain or shine; please dress to be outdoors. “Wake Up! It’s Spring!” is free and open to the public.

WHEN:
Saturday, March 26
10 a.m. to noon

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. Please call 919-513-7005 to register.

CONTACT:
For more information and directions, click here.

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