Selected Community Events
A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center Schedule of Events
A Time for Science
Nature and Science Learning Center
Schedule of Events
A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center (ATFS) is located off Highway 11 between Ayden and Grifton in Contentnea Creek Estates. The physical address is 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton NC 28530.
Follow the website and newsletter regularly for possible additions or other updates to this schedule. For weather dependent activities (such as star parties, etc.), check the website for possible cancellations before leaving home.
Each Saturday (Feb 1, 8, 15, 22)
On the Trail to Fitness
10:00 am to 2:00 pm Cost - $2.00 / participant
Combine your exercise program with a connection to Nature. Walk or run along the 3-K Fitness Trail around three lovely ponds and workout at the 10 fitness stations. Or simply amble along the trail for a pleasant Saturday walk.
Second Saturday Family Fun Day
9:00 am to 11:00 am Cost - $5.00 adult $3.00 child
Take a guided walk along one of the Conservancy trails and gather material to make your own “Nature Valentine.” Please register by February 7.
Citizen Science Night Location - Sheppard Memorial Library
6:30 pm Cost – No Charge
Learn how you can assist NASA and other scientists in studying the distribution and effects of light pollution through simple “naked-eye” observations of the night sky.
Carolina Skies Astronomy Club -- Star Party
6:30 pm Cost – No Charge
The indoor program will be all about NASA’s MAVEN Mission to Mars. The Mars Atmosphere & Volatile EvolutioN Mission was launched on November 18, 2013. When it arrives at Mars it will orbit the planet for a year observing the climate and atmosphere in preparation for human occupation.
Fourth Monday Family Night Location - Chick-Fil-A Winterville
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm Cost – No Charge
In preparation for the March Winds we will be making “Pin-less Pinwheels.”
Save the Date -- March 22
Love A Sea Turtle Annual 5k Run & Nature Walk
Proceeds fund summer camps at A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center for underserved youth as well as turtle awareness and education
$20.00 for individual runners ($25.00 after Feb 1) and $5.00 for the Nature Walk.
Participants can register on-line at loveaseaturtle.com or runtheeast.com.
For information or for registrations contact ATFS through the website (www.atimeforscience.org), through email at (email@example.com), or by phone at 252-746-4470.