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Bat Appreciation Day Party – April 17, 2021

April 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy trail walks, activities, and outdoor fun in celebration of one of our favorite pollinators: BATS! 

little brown bat
Photo courtesy Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren via Flickr Creative Commons

About this Event

Join us on Saturday, April 17, from 10AM-3PM as we celebrate International Bat Appreciation Day! The event is free to attend, but please pre-register at EventBrite.

Here’s the lineup for the day:

Kids’ Activities

Join Oxbow’s Education team for fun, hands-on activities for kids of all ages! Drop in for a scavenger hunt, see what’s sprouting up on the Kids’ Farm, hop on the Climbing Tractor, and explore the Living Playground.

Stellaluna - WikipediaStellaluna Story Times

Enjoy an outdoor reading of Stellaluna, Janell Cannon’s classic children’s book about a young fruit bat. 

Story times are offered at 10:30AM and 11:00AM – group capacity is limited. After registering at EventBrite, you’ll receive a link to sign up separately for a story time slot. Parents/guardians may accompany little ones! 

Trail Walks

Take a relaxed, self-guided walk on our network of trails and see Oxbow’s wetlands, farm fields, forests, and kid-friendly spaces to explore and play! Download a Trail Map here.

Farm Fresh Meals

Chef Seth Fernald returns to highlight seasonal Oxbow veggies and other locally-produced food in a delicious farm lunch. Offered 11–2PM at Oxbow’s outdoor kitchen. Meals can be purchased at the outdoor kitchen.

Farm Stand

Stop by the Farm Stand and bring home a tasty selection of fresh organic produce and native plants grown right at Oxbow’s Native Plant Nursery. The Farm Stand will be open from 10AM-4PM.

The 4/17 event is FREE, but registration is required. Click here to pre-register on EventBrite!

Health & Safety information

For the health and safety of all visitors and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, please:

  • Wear a mask at all times, indoors and outdoors, except when eating or drinking. Masks are required for adults and children over ages 5.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance from people not in your household/pod.
  • Wash/sanitize hands often – we’ll have hand washing/sanitizing stations available throughout Oxbow.

Other Oxbow rules:

  • Smoking, vaping, and alcohol are prohibited
  • Dogs are not permitted anywhere on Oxbow grounds, including in the parking area

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April 17, 2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
10819 Carnation-Duvall Rd NE
Carnation, Washington 98014
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