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Howell Woodstock



April 5th 2014, 1:00 pm

Join the Howell Woods Advisory Board and staff for an annual open house event at Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center. Spend part of the day and into the night enjoying educational programs and recreational activities for adults and children.

The Howell Woodstock event has fun things to do for the whole family including hayrides, star gazing, nature walks, live music and a bonfire with s'mores.

180 YEARS Live Music
There will be a variety of educational programs, conservation and green living booths, as well as learning center reptile and birds of prey displays.

In addition, local vendor Raglands Productions will be on site with a rock wall, mechanical bull and inflatables. Food will be available for purchase from the following:

  • Zaxby's
  • White Swan BBQ
  • The Chuck Wagon
Vendors: click here to register

Educational Program Schedule (All programs are free)

2:00 p.m. Soaring with Raptors
3:00 p.m. Living with North Carolinas Venomous Snakes
4:00 p.m. Turtles of Howell Woods
5:00 p.m. Exoplanets
6:00 p.m. Black holes
7:00 p.m. Weather on Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn
8:00 p.m. State Wide Star Party*


For more information on the event, call (919) 938-0115.

* State Wide Star Party

Join Howell Woods in celebration of the North Carolina Science Festival with a sky watching extravaganza! Howell Woods is a perfect spot for viewing the night sky because it’s located away from city lights. During the afternoon, solar telescopes will be staffed by amateur astronomers who can show the public sunspots and solar flares. And after dark, we'll train our telescopes on the moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and a number of deep sky objects.

NOTE: If you have your own telescope or binoculars, we encourage you to bring them along with blankets and chairs. This Statewide Star Party event is an extension of the Howell Woodstock festival which begins at 1:00 p.m. Come early, bring the kids and enjoy an afternoon of nature talks and activities, food, music, crafts and fun!

The North Carolina Statewide Star Party is made possible thanks to the generous support of NC Space Grant.

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