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The Great Traveling Owl Prowl

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Welcome to The Great Traveling Owl Prowl, an exciting new program for kids and families from Wild Lives and the Community Libraries of Providence (CLPVD). Beginning March 5 at Rochambeau Library, The Great Traveling Owl Prowl will make a four-week-long sojourn at all nine CLPVD libraries, to  encourage Providence residents to explore and learn more about nearby nature spots. It’s an intergenerational program, so everyone is welcome!

Staff from Wild Lives and CLPVD will run an Owl Prowl series in green spaces that are close to neighborhood libraries and also help children create an exhibit about their nature discoveries in each hosting library. The schedule of the The Great Traveling Owl Prowl tour is as follows: 

MonthLibraryDay of WeekNature SpotTime
March RochambeauTuesdayNorth Burial Ground***5:00-6:00
***Meet at 5pm the corner of Cemetery st and North Main st. There is free parking along North Main, and it is accessible via public transportation on the R line.
AprilFox PointTuesdayBlackstone Pond***5:00-6:00
***Meet at 5pm on River Drive at Blackstone Pond”
MaySouth ProvidenceTuesdayMashapaug Pond5:00-6:00
JuneKnight MemorialWednesdayRoger Williams Park5:00-6:00
JulySmith HillWednesdayPleasant Valley Parkway5:00-6:00
AugustOlneyvilleWednesdayRiverside Park5:00-6:00
SeptemberMt PleasantThursdayPleasant Valley Parkway5:00-6:00
OctoberWashington ParkThursdayRoger Williams Park5:00-6:00
NovemberWanskuckThursdayWanskuck Pond (pending access)5:00-6:00

The Great Traveling Owl Prowl project is made possible in part by a grant from the RI Office of Library & Information Services using funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, supplemented by a generous gift from a private donor.