Current Programs and Events
October 21st: Howell-O-Ween
Join Howell Woods for a morning of Fall Fun! We will carve and paint pumpkins and learn about the amazing bats in NC. Please pre-register for this event by Oct. 18th!
November 4th: Building a backyard bird feeder
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! Please pre-register for this class by Nov. 1st!
December 2nd: Hiking Through Longleaf Pines
The longleaf pine forest is a diverse ecosystem. Join Howell Woods staff on an interpretive hike through the longleaf forest restoration efforts on site. Dress for the occasion as we discover how this woodland ecosystem once dominated the southeast and the wildlife species that depend on it. Please pre-register for this activity by Nov.29th!
December 9th: Volunteer Day ~ Trail Maintenance
Howell Woods staff welcomes your help removing low hanging vegetation along the Diversity Hiking Trail System. Please meet at the Learning Center. If you have gloves and loppers please bring them.
December 18th: Whooooo is That?
Learn about the various owl species found in Eastern North Carolina. Participants will uncover their super senses, learn the various owl calls, and search for owls on Howell Woods property. Please pre-register for this class by Dec. 14th!
January 13th: Mammal Tracks
In this class, participants will learn the common types of mammals that reside on Howell Woods’ property. Then we'll identify tracks left by them. Please pre-register for this class by Jan. 10th!
January 27th: Campfire with S’mores
Sit by the camp fire and relax! Howell Woods staff will read a children's book "The Camping Trip That Changed America" while you enjoy hot coco and s’mores. At an additional $5 per tent per night, your family can also camp overnight! Please pre-register for this activity by Jan. 24th!
February 10th: Love Buggs
Learn about the buzzing insects in your yard while you create your own version of a silly Love Bugg. Please pre-register for this class by Feb. 7th!
February 24th: Map and Compass
Discover a valuable tool that will increase your confidence in any outdoor exploration activity. Participants will learn to use and map and compass together as a tool to navigate through the wilderness. Please pre-register for this class by Feb. 21st!
March 10th: Come on in to our Discovery Room!
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.