• Wild Boar

    Wild Boar

    Did you know that feral pigs as large as 300 pounds roam the forest of Howell Woods? While the environmental learning center offers outdoor programs and activities for nature enthusiasts, it is also a popular hunting spot for wild pig, whitetail deer, wild turkey, and other game.

  • Red Headed Woodpecker

    Red Headed Woodpecker

    The Rudolph Howell & Son Environmental Learning Center, or Howell Woods, is a unique 2,800-acre natural resource designed to provide excellent recreational and educational experiences while fostering environmental stewardship.

  • Birdwatching

    Birdwatching

    The Howell Woods property has several different natural communities making bird watching a popular activity every season of the year.

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Building a Backyard Bird Feeder

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 10am – 12pm

First we will identify what birds are visiting our feeders during this time of year and the appropriate diet they need to make it through the cold winter. We will then create a very simple feeder for you to take home to your backyard! $10/person. To register please email mamassengill@johnstoncc.edu or call the Learning Center, (919) 938-0115.




A-Mazing Water

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10am – 12pm

Imagine turning on your water tap and having everything that you dumped into the gutter last week flow into your glass. This program will describe urban forms of pollution, provide reasons why people should monitor what they put on their lawns or in the streets, and identify ways to treat urban runoff. Guests will also participate in an activity where they will guide a drop of water through a maze of "drainage pipes" to learn how actions in the home and yard affect water quality. $15/person. To register please email mamassengill@johnstoncc.edu or call the Learning Center, (919) 938-0115.




Capture, Store, Release

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10am – 12pm

Understand the importance of wetlands and the incredible work they do with water. In this program we will recognize that ground water, surface water, and precipitation can contribute water to wetlands, and describe how wetlands capture store and release water through a hands-on activity. $10/person. To register please email mamassengill@johnstoncc.edu or call the Learning Center, (919) 938-0115.




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