Current Programs and Events

To register for a program please email t_stanforth@johnstoncc.edu or call the Learning Center
(919) 938-0115.

 

Pre-K Nature Explorer Series (Tuesdays, 10 - 11am)  
$5/child/session
September 10 - October 1
October 15 - November 5
November 19 - December 10 
Join us on Tuesdays this fall as we start a new preschool series called Nature Explorers. Each lesson will include a story and craft that will go with each week's theme. 
 
TACO Week: Art In Nature
Wednesday, September 25
10 - 11am
$5
We are celebrating TACO (Take A Child Outside) Week by offering a family nature/art hike! Meet us at the Picnic Shelter as we collect rocks, leaves, and more to create our own artwork.
 
Magnificent Monarchs
Saturday, September 28
10 - 11am 
$5
Come learn more about the monarch butterfly and the importance of pollinators. We will then explore through our Pollinator Garden searching for and tagging Monarchs.
 
Introduction To Citizen Science
Saturday, October 19
10 - 11am
$5
Have you ever wondered what you can do for scientists and researchers? Join us as we discuss what citizen science is, how you can get involved, and how to get started on a few projects!
 
Fall Leaves
Saturday, October 26
10 - 11am
$5
Join us as we celebrate the fall season. We will discuss why leaves change color, some common leaf structures and species, and then look for leaves to create sculptures and art with!
 
Spooky Safari
Wednesday, October 30
6:30 - 8:30pm
$5
As Halloween approaches, we are offering a spook-tacular ride through Howell Woods. We will be searching for nocturnal animals, such as bats, owls, and more!
 
Insect Investigators
Saturday, November 16
10 - 11am
$5
Meet us at the Learning Center as we discuss the largest animal group in the world: insects! We will explore local insects with nets and then create your own insect to take home!
 
Turkey Time
Saturday, November 23
10 - 11am
$5
As Thanksgiving nears, we are celebrating with an overview of the main bird: the turkey! Join us as we discuss its role in local habitats and create a turkey craft to take home!
 
Hibernation Station
Saturday, December 7
10 - 11am
$5
As the temperatures cool outside, animals survive by hibernating. Meet us at the Learning Center as we learn what hibernation is with a story time and then create our own habitat shelters!
 
Owl Safari
Wednesday, December 18
5 - 7pm
$5
Join us as we search for the elusive Barred Owl. We will introduce raptors, visit our Birds of Prey exhibit, and then take a truck ride to search for these nocturnal creatures!
 
Winter Birds
Saturday, December 21
10 -  11am
$5
Come celebrate the Winter Solstice by observing animals that overwinter: birds! We will learn how to identify local and migrant species, and examine birds from feeders and the trail!
 
 
 

 To register for a program please email t_stanforth@johnstoncc.edu or call the Learning Center
(919) 938-0115.