• 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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Howell-O-Ween

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 4 – 7pm

Join Howell Woods for an afternoon of Fall Fun! We will carve/paint pumpkins, learn about the amazing Bats in NC, and end the evening with hot dogs and marshmallows roasting over a camp fire. $20/person. To register please email mamassengill@johnstoncc.edu or call the Learning Center, (919) 938-0115.




Whooo is That?

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 10am – 12pm

Learn about the various owl species found in Eastern North Carolina. Participants will dissect owl pellets, learn to identify owl calls, and uncover their super senses. $15/person. To register please email mamassengill@johnstoncc.edu or call the Learning Center, (919) 938-0115.




Intro to Camping-Cold Weather

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 4 – 10pm

This is the perfect opportunity to introduce our younger generation to their natural environment while enjoying a recreational experience. Staff will be on site demonstrating how to use camping equipment and set up an efficient camp site for winter. Participants are also welcome to camp Saturday night in one of our group camp sites and enjoy a camp fire supper followed with s’mores. Please bring your own camp gear. $10/family. To register please email mamassengill@johnstoncc.edu or call the Learning Center, (919) 938-0115.




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