• 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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Nature Discovery Hike

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10am – 12pm

Become a natural resource scientist for the day by joining Howell Woods staff members as we explore the many natural communities on the property. During our hike we will search for and discuss wildlife species and habitats and identify many of the unique plants found. Dress appropriately for a hike through the woods.

Please register by emailing mamassengill@johnstoncc.edu or call the Learning Center (919) 938-0115. ($10).




Living with NC Snakes

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 9am – 11pm

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.

Please register by emailing mamassengill@johnstoncc.edu or call the Learning Center (919) 938-0115. ($10).




Map and Compass Navigation

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 10am – 12pm

Discover a valuable tool that will increase your confidence in any outdoor exploration activity.  Participants will learn to use a map and compass together as a tool to navigate through the wilderness.

Please register by emailing mamassengill@johnstoncc.edu or call the Learning Center (919) 938-0115. ($10).




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