Connect with Nature this Fall in the Parks
Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources has a variety of nature parks and preserves which provide programming and access to the outdoors for everyone to enjoy. Connect with nature this fall by registering for a nature program listed below.
Fall Scavenger Hunt
Durant Nature Preserve - Sun. Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Explore the Preserve and enjoy time outside together on our autumn scavenger hunt. You and your family will enjoy quality time as you search the trails for clues and hidden surprises and learn a bit more about the woods and forests of Raleigh. Can you find all the clues to unlock the riddle at the end? Preregistration is required. Children must be accompanied by adults. Children and adults must register.
Course Fee: Free
Age: 4 years and up
Registration Barcode: #227754
Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve - Wed. Nov. 14 and Sat. Nov. 17 , 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
The winter birds are arriving at the nature preserve and they need some buddies! Make paper tube binoculars and take a walk to spy on our bird buddies in the forest and field. Learn how you can help them this winter. Advance registration is required for this program. Adults must accompany their children; adults attend free. This program may take place on trails that are not accessible by strollers.
Ages: 3 to 5 years
Course Fee: $3
Registration Barcode: #227991 (11/14); #227993 (11/17)
Preschool Swamp Romp: Mammals
Walnut Creek Wetland Center - Tues. Nov. 13, 11 a.m. to noon
Bring your budding naturalist to the Walnut Creek Wetland Center for an exciting learning experience. A craft, engaging activity, and guided walk through the wetland will awaken your preschooler's sense of wonder. Each month will feature a different nature-inspired theme. Please register at least four days prior to the program.
Ages: 2 to 6 years
Course Fee: $2
Registration Barcode: #225758
Campfire Story and Marshmallow Roast
Durant Nature Preserve – Sat. Nov. 17, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Gather ‘round the campfire for an evening of storytelling, nature, and marshmallows. As dusk falls, we’ll come together to meet new friends, enjoy quality time, and share a tale connected to the forests and wildlife of the Preserve. Children must be accompanied by adults. Children and adults must register and pay the program fee.
Ages: 6 years and older
Course Fee: $2
Registration Barcode: #227374
Fall Foliage Hike
Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve - Sat. Nov. 17, 2 p.m. to 3:30 pm
You don’t have to travel far to appreciate the colors of fall. Come see the Wilkerson Nature Preserve in full fall color and join a naturalist guide for a hike focused on our beautiful deciduous trees. The program is designed for adults, but children ages 5 and up are welcome with accompanying adult.
Course Fee: $2
Registration Barcode: #228259
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