Museum partners with CROWN to host free community programs

Discovery Place Nature

Discovery Place Nature recently partnered with CROWN, the Charlotte chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, to host free monthly community programs.

These family-friendly events take place the second Tuesday of each month. Programs feature guest speakers on topics ranging from native plants and wildlife to local trails and sustainability efforts.

Partnering with the Museum was a natural fit for CROWN (Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves With Nature) because of their shared efforts to “bring families and nature closer together,” said Ernie McLaney, president of CROWN.

“CROWN's mission is to educate and engage the citizens of the greater Charlotte region about the benefits of wildlife friendly communities,” he said. “What a perfect place to promote our message!”

CROWN’s February event, The Mammals of Mecklenburg County, will be held Tuesday, February 13, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Marvin Bouknight, Museum director, will use stories and humor to highlight native mammal species. He also will discuss the Piedmont and urban animal habitats, along with man's impact on their activity.

Participants will receive a free issue of Ranger Rick Magazine.

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