Upcoming Programs at Walnut Creek Wetland Center
Come visit a diverse ecosystem and discover your local wetland at Walnut Creek Wetland Park!
Check out upcoming nature programs below. For more information, call the park office at 919-996-2760.
Preschool Swamp Romp: Beavers
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m. to noon
Can you believe there are active beavers building dams and lodges inside Raleigh’s beltline?? Bring your budding naturalist to the park to learn about these awesome creatures that call our park home. A craft, engaging activity or story and a guided greenway walk through the wetland will awaken your preschooler’s sense of wonder. Ages 2-6 yrs. Please register at least four days in advance. The cost is $2. Registration barcode is #230328.
Specialized Recreation Guided Nature Hike
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
In this casual class, we will learn about trees through hands-on learning. The class includes a guided walk along our wheel-chair-friendly greenway with one of our naturalists. Please register at least 4 days in advance. The program is FREE. Registration barcode is #230338.
Wee Wetland Walkers
Thursday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m. to noon
This program is designed to move at a toddler’s pace: Run. Stop. Pick dandelions. Run. Climb on a rock. Find an interesting leaf! Join others for an easy-paced hike around the greenway accompanied by one of our naturalists. All ages welcome! Please register at least 24 hours in advance. The program is FREE. Registration barcode is #230343.
Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
On the 115th anniversary of the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, we will celebrate Read Across America Day! We will enjoy one of Dr. Seuss’ many creative stories, make a related craft, have a Seussical snack and learn some interesting facts about this revered hero of the printed word! Come dressed for the weather as we will take a walk as well. Adults must accompany children; adults attend free. Cost is $3. Ages 3-12 yrs. Registration barcode is #230346.
Creating a Backyard Habitat
Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. to noon
Is your yard friendly to wildlife? If not, then spring is the time of year to get started. In this course, you will learn simple ways to invite more nature to your home, including plants that will attract birds and butterflies. This class is designed for adults, ages 16 & up. Please register at least 4 days in advance. Cost is $8. Registration barcode is #230347.
Introduction to Rain Barrels & Rain Gardens
Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of how to design and install a rain garden or rain barrel for your home, and learn how these simple measures can protect our streams and wildlife. After a brief introduction to stormwater and its impacts on streams, this class will focus on choosing appropriate locations and sizes for rain barrels and rain gardens, and how to maintain them for maximum aesthetic benefits. We will also discuss using native plants and other DIY practices for protecting our natural resources. This class is eligible for Criteria III and Continuing Ed. Credit towards NC Environmental Educator Certification. Ages 16 & up. Please register at least 4 days in advance. Program is FREE. Registration barcode is #230348.
- Walnut Creek Wetland Center
- 950 Peterson Street
- Raleigh, NC 27610
For more information, contact
- Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 919-996-2760