• 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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Come on in to our Discovery Room

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 10am – 12pm

Join us as we open the doors to this children's learning space. In this room, children are encouraged to learn more about the natural world through hands-on activities and reading. This is a free program. To register please email mamassengill@johnstoncc.edu or call the Learning Center, (919) 938-0115.




Living with NC Snakes

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

Discover the beauty behind our slithery friends and their importance in our ecosystems. We will discuss diet, habitat, snake safety, and how to distinguish between venomous and non-venomous species. We will also journey through our museum of snakes to get a closer look at common North Carolina species. $10/person. To register please email mamassengill@johnstoncc.edu or call the Learning Center, (919) 938-0115.




Night Safari

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Learn about the native nocturnal species commonly found in this part of the state. We will discuss habitat, diet, and how these species have evolved to thrive in darkness. Using our safari vehicle, we will ride out on the property to search for night animals. $15/person.  To register please email mamassengill@johnstoncc.edu or call the Learning Center, (919) 938-0115.




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