Upcoming Programs at Walnut Creek Wetland Center

News posted Jul. 11, 2018 - 11:00 am

There’s a lot of cool stuff happening in the heat of the summer at Walnut Creek Wetland Park! Here’s what we have coming up:

Sunday, July 15: Clay Faces: Have you ever seen faces on trees? At this segment of Playing Out with the Elements, we’ll go exploring in the wetland to find interesting natural materials to make clay faces and attach them to trees around the park. Come dressed to get a little messy (long pants are recommended, as well) Ages 7-12. Cost: $3. Time: 2pm-3:30pm Barcode# 220634

Sunday, July 22: Damsels & Dragons: Flies, that is! This Family Naturalists program involves learning all about dragonflies and damselflies, then trying our hand at catching and identifying them (which isn’t all that easy; they’re fast!). Parents are expected to participate with their children. Fee applies to all participants. Ages 8 and up. Cost $2 per person. Time: 2pm-3:30pm Barcode# 220049

Saturday, July 28: Intro to Worm Composting for Kids: This extremely popular program has kids having a blast as they learn all about how worms can recycle their leftover food scraps through hands-on games and crafts. Ages 7 & up. Cost: $6. Time: 10am-1pm. Barcode# 220094

Monday-Friday August 6-10: Creek Stompers Mini-Camp: Sometimes you need a camp that is packed with intense fun and exploration, but doesn’t involve a whole day. In this camp, your child will not be able to stop talking about the cool stuff he or she sees and does. Bring your own boots or borrow a pair of ours as we take nets and search for creatures that live in the park. There will be water activities and games outdoors, so dress for the weather, and bring a change of clothes, a water bottle and your lunch. Ages 7-11. Hours: 10am-2pm. Cost: $50 (city residents); $65 (non-residents). Barcode: 220154.


  • Walnut Creek Wetland Center
  • 950 Peterson Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27610

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