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Creek Fishing

Join us as we explore the property and all bodies of water available for fishing. Participants will gain insight into the best fishing tackle and baits needed to catch the big one! Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. This program is for all ages, however, children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is $10/participant. Saturday, May 28, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom.

Community Science: Firefly Watch

Join us as we introduce a few community science projects this Summer! Firefly Watch will cover how to identify common firefly species and learn their unusual flash patterns! **Please note that this program will be offered at night** Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. This program is for all ages, however, children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is $5/participant. Thursday, June 2, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom.

Beginner Kayak

Ever wanted to use a kayak, but don't know where to start? This program is for you! We will cover paddling techniques and have a chance to get out on the calm waters of Swan Pond or Sand Hole Lake! Please wear water shoes and dress for the weather. This program is for ages 12 and up, however, participants aged 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult. This program is $15/participant. Saturday, June 4, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom.

Turtles of North Carolina

In our state, we house a variety of turtles in the wild. Join us as we discuss how to identify common species, the difference between turtle and tortoise, and get to meet one in person! Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. This program is for all ages, however, children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is $5/participant. Saturday, June 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom.

Howell Woods Summer Hike Series

Join Howell Woods staff as we host group hikes on Saturdays this Summer! Participants will traverse within our Habitat Diversity Trail System to learn more about local flora and fauna. Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. This program is for all ages, however, children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is $5/participant. Saturday, June 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom.

Snakes of North Carolina

In our state, we house a variety of snakes in the wild. Join us as we will discuss how to identify common species, if they're venomous or not, and get to meet one in person! Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. This program is for all ages, however, children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is $5/participant. Saturday, July 9, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom.

Board of Trustees Meeting

If you wish to attend the Board meeting, please contact the President’s office at (919) 209-2011 or send an email to d_moyer@johnstoncc.edu stating you wish to attend.  All requests to attend need to be received 24 hours before the meeting starts.  Once the request is received, you will be sent an invitation to the meeting via email which will provide the time and location of the meeting. Thursday, July 14, 2022, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Wilson Pines Board Room.

Beginner Kayak

Ever wanted to use a kayak, but don't know where to start? This program is for you! We will cover paddling techniques and have a chance to get out on the calm waters of Swan Pond or Sand Hole Lake! Please wear water shoes and dress for the weather. This program is for ages 12 and up, however, participants aged 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult. This program is $15/participant. Saturday, July 16, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom.

Howell Woods Summer Hike Series

Join Howell Woods staff as we host group hikes on Saturdays this Summer! Participants will traverse within our Habitat Diversity Trail System to learn more about local flora and fauna. Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. This program is for all ages, however, children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is $5/participant. Saturday, July 23, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom.

Community Science: Moth Night

Welcome to National Moth Week! To kick off the celebration, Howell Woods is happy to offer a public Moth Night: an evening full of nocturnal creatures, crafts, and more! Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. This program is for all ages, however, children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is $5/participant. Saturday, July 23, 2022, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom.

Beginner Fishing

Join experienced staff as we cover all the basics needed to be a successful fisherman. Learn to tie knots, set up a fishing pole, and how to cast and reel in the big one!   Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. This program is for all ages, however, children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is $5/participant. Saturday, July 30, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom.

Beginner Fishing

Join experienced staff as we cover all the basics needed to be a successful fisherman. Learn to tie knots, set up a fishing pole, and how to cast and reel in the big one!   Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. This program is for all ages, however, children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is $5/participant. Saturday, July 30, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom.

Beginner Kayak

Ever wanted to use a kayak, but don't know where to start? This program is for you! We will cover paddling techniques and have a chance to get out on the calm waters of Swan Pond or Sand Hole Lake! Please wear water shoes and dress for the weather. This program is for ages 12 and up, however, participants aged 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult. This program is $15/participant. Saturday, August 6, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom.

Community Science: Dragonfly Watch

Join us as we introduce a few community science projects this Summer! Dragonfly Watch will cover how to identify common dragonflies in North Carolina and how you can do this project at home! Please wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather. This program is for all ages, however, children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is $5/participant. Thursday, August 11, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom.

Pond Life

Tadpoles, dragonfly nymphs, crayfish, oh my! Bring your mud boots as we look for micro-wildlife at Ft. Island Pond. We will use dip nets and microscopes to observe water critters! Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. This program is for all ages, however, children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is $5/participant. Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom.