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SciWorks is celebrating Forsyth Creek WeekMarch 14-22, 2015 — with several activities, including a special Water Awareness Day and a free teacher workshop. Activities during Creek Week are designed to help children and adults draw the connection between local waterways and our quality of life.

During Creek Week, come visit the “Water’s Extreme Journey” traveling exhibit at SciWorks. Sponsored locally by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County City/County Utilities, City of Winston-Salem Stormwater &Erosion Control and Duke Energy Foundation, this  exhibit blends art, science and action and immerses you in the subject by making you a raindrop susceptible to the whims of human activities.

In addition, SciWorks will be hosting special Creek Week activities, including:

  • Otter Animal Encounters on March 14 and March 19.
  • PIPP Squeaks Preschool Science Class — What’s in the Pond? on March 17.
  • Water Awareness Day for elementary school students on March 17. School groups must pre-register by contacting Christy Ferguson at (336) 714-7105 or cferguson@sciworks.org
  • Science Storybook — Playful Slider: The North American River Otter on March 18.
  • Free Educator Workshop — Wow! The Wonders of Wetlands on March 21. Contact Kelli Isenhour for more information and registration at (336) 714-7106 or kisenhour@sciworks.org.

This is the third annual Forsyth Creek Week, a county-wide initiative organized by the City of Winston-Salem Stormwater/Erosion Control Division, Forsyth County Extension Service, Village of Clemmons, Town of Kernersville, the City/County Utility Commission, Forsyth County Public Libraries, Forsyth County Parks & Recreation, Forsyth County Environmental Assistance and Protection, City of Winston-Salem DOT, the Audubon Society, the Gateway Environmental Initiative, Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful, Old Salem Museums and Gardens, SciWorks, the Sierra Club and the Yadkin Riverkeeper. There are activities planned throughout the city, such as paddle-boarding lessons, creekside bird-watching expeditions and guest speakers.

For a complete list of Creek Week activities, click here.