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    Volunteer with us!

    We plant, maintain and harvest crops to be donated to community food organizations.

    Other volunteer opportunities include: grounds maintenance, garden care, construction, photography, videography interior plant care and office work.

  • Have a Seasonal Gardening Question?

    Have a Seasonal Gardening Question?

    Let us help with your seasonal gardening questions. Submit your question and we'll email a response with personal advice!

  • Youth Group Programs

    Youth Group Programs

    We offer youth group opportunities at the arboretum!

    Call us at (919) 938-0115 to plan your field trip, senior project, badge fulfillment, or just to volunteer!

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Creek Fishing

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Saturday, May 28, 2022, 10am – 12pm

Creek Fishing

Join us as we explore the property and all bodies of water available for fishing. Participants will gain insight into the best fishing tackle and baits needed to catch the big one!

Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. This program is for all ages, however, children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is $10/participant.

Community Science: Firefly Watch

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Thursday, June 2, 2022, 8 – 9pm

Community Science: Firefly Watch

Join us as we introduce a few community science projects this Summer! Firefly Watch will cover how to identify common firefly species and learn their unusual flash patterns!

**Please note that this program will be offered at night**

Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. This program is for all ages, however, children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is $5/participant.

Beginner Kayak

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Saturday, June 4, 2022, 9 – 11am

Beginner Kayak

Ever wanted to use a kayak, but don't know where to start? This program is for you! We will cover paddling techniques and have a chance to get out on the calm waters of Swan Pond or Sand Hole Lake!

Please wear water shoes and dress for the weather. This program is for ages 12 and up, however, participants aged 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult. This program is $15/participant.

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