Wild for the Outdoors – a Special Event of the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

When: Saturday, October 14th, from 10:00am until 3:00pm
Where: Kettle Pond Visitor Center, 50 Bend Road in Charlestown
What: Wild for the Outdoors, a special event celebrating the 114th  anniversary of the National Wildlife Refuge System. This fun-filled family event will include free and fun activities to explore and connect to nature while learning about wildlife conservation.
Cost: Free

These activities will take place all day:

  • Archery with trained instructors at Kettle Pond’s Archery Range –and all equipment is provided;
  • Leaf Prints, Fish Painting, Animal Masks and more;
  • Discovery Stations – duck calls, fishing lures, shell bingo, eye spy;
  • Exploration in the Kettle Pond Native Plant Garden;
  • Scavenger Hunts through the Visitor Center exhibits and trails;
  • “Make Your Own Trail Mix” and free Prize Giveaways.

Plus these scheduled programs:

10:00AM        Saltwater Fishing/how and why to use different baits and lures, whether fishing from shore or a boat;  by RI Department of Environmental Management.

11:30PM        Born To Be Wild Nature Center / specializing in bird of prey Rehabilitation. Meet five of their live educational ambassadors to learn about a Red-tailed Hawk, a Falcon, and three species of Owls.

1:00PM          Indigenous Uses and Folk Lore of Native Plants, of plants found in Kettle Pond Visitor Center Native Plant Garden, an approved URI Master Gardener Site; by Loren Spears of Tomaquag Museum.

1:30PM           Yoga and Nature/Learn how balance in yoga poses flow with nature. This 90 minute class is for all levels and ages 12 and above.  Pre-register and bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes;  By Quonny Yoga.

2:00PM          Once Upon A Glacier: The Real Ice Age /Walk the Ocean View Trail exploring the glaciation, the formation of Southern Rhode Island, and reading the landscape for present day evidence of glaciers.