• 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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Beginner Kayak and Canoe Lessons

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Thursday, July 7, 2016, 10 – 11am

If you’ve always wanted to kayak or canoe, but were not sure where to start, then this program is for you! Participants will be taught paddling techniques and paddler safety while on the calm waters of Swan Pond located here on the Howell Woods property. To better understand the differences in vessels, participants will start the day paired in a canoe, and finish individually in a kayak. Seats are limited, so sign up early! Ages 13+. Please register by emailing jtastoske@johnstoncc.edu or call the Learning Center (919) 938-0115. ($15).




Map and Compass Navigation

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Tuesday, July 12, 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).




Capture, Store, and Release

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 1 – 3pm

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




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