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.
Playing Out with the Elements: Fire-making
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
There is something primitive in how humans are drawn to the elements: We are mystified by lightening, rainbows, waterfalls, and the leaves as they swirl in an autumn whirlwind. For children especially, the elements are magnets, drawing them in to experience, imagine and manipulate. In this session, we will talk about fire and learn how to build a fire from scratch using primitive methods. Please register at least four days in advance.
Ages: 8-12 years
Course Fee: $3
Registration Barcode: #226756
Family Nature Night: Nocturnal Animals
Saturday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Just as you are getting sleepy and letting go of a yawn, many of the wetland’s inhabitants are stretching and getting ready for their “day.” We’ll learn which animals in the wetland are active at night, check out what our trail camera has been “catching” after dark, and go on a night walk on the greenway. Please register at least 4 days in advance.
Ages: This is a family program
Course Fee: $3
Registration Barcode: #226782
Guided Nature Walks for Developmentally Disabled Adults
Thursday, Nov. 1, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
In this casual class, we will learn about mammals 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.
Ages: 16 year and up
Course Fee: Program is FREE
Registration Barcode: #226776
Preschool Swamp Romp: Mammals
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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: $2.00
Registration Barcode: #225758
- Walnut Creek Wetland Center
- 950 Peterson Street
- Raleigh, NC 27610
For more information, contact
- Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 919-996-2760