December Nature Swap Quest

Saturday, December 10, 2106
1:00pm - Off Rte. 112 and Old Mill Rd, Charlestown

Join Rhode Island Families In Nature for a lovely hike in one of The Nature Conservancy’s properties. Preserve manager Jeanne Cooper will be joining this 2-3 mile hike. Meet in the Old Mill Road parking lot. Bow hunting is allowed in the Francis Carter Preserve. There is no legal requirement to wear orange, but hikers are encouraged to stay on the trail and wear bright colors.

And you can earn 5,000 points through the Zoo’s Nature Swap. Participants in the program bring in natural “found” items to collect points for swapping with items in their collection. Find out more information here.

Click here for more information about Francis Carter Preserve, including directions to the specific parking lot we’re meeting in.

To earn 5,000 Nature Swap Quest Points you must:

Attend the FNPD in the Francis Carter Preserve on Saturday, December 10th at 1:00 p.m.

Create a journal page to address the following: Describe or draw at least one section of your hiking experience in The Francis Carter Preserve.

Bring some sort of photographic/journal book evidence that you attended the FNPD to the Nature Swap in the RWP Zoo’s Big Backyard children’s space. (Nature Swap hours are Friday-Monday 10:00am–2:00pm, but check the website for holiday hours.)

Nature Play Grant:

For the third year in a row, the Roger Williams Park Zoo was one of the recipients of a Nature Play grant, which was developed by the Children & Nature Network (C&NN) and the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) through a special gift from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. This grant allows us to offer free nature based play experiences in various parks, playgrounds, preserves, and other properties that are off zoo grounds–but easy to get to! If transportation support is needed, please contact Samantha Polon at (401) 785-3510 x353 for information about FREE RIPTA bus passes. Each FNPD is also a Nature Swap “Quest” and allows participants to earn 5,000 bonus points in their accounts. Learn more about the Zoo’s Nature Swap here.