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Upcoming Programs at Walnut Creek Wetland Center

News posted Mar. 13, 2019 - 6:00 am
Nature Programs

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.

You can register for any Nature Program online using RecLink. Courses can be found easily in RecLink by searching the unique course "registration barcode" listed below.

Guided Nature Walks for Developmentally Disabled Adults
Thursday, Nov. 1, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In this casual class, we will learn about mammals through hands-on learning. Class includes a guided walk along our wheel-chair-friendly greenway with one of our naturalists. Please register at least 4 days in advance. Program is FREE. Registration barcode is #226776.

Upcycled Music
Saturday, March 16, 2 to 4 p.m.

How do crickets make noise? Why do they do that? We’ll explore the wetland of Walnut Creek and listen to the music of nature, and learn about recycling and the different ways to ‘upcycle’ materials. We’ll make and decorate our own upcycled instruments and spend some time playing music and creating our own songs together. Ages 6-12 yrs. Cost is $4. Registration barcode is #230362.

Specialized Recreation Guided Nature Hike
Wednesday, March 20, 1 to 2 p.m.

In this casual class, we will learn about frogs 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 #230339.

Wee Wetland Walkers
Thursday, March 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. Program is FREE. Registration barcode is #230344.

Salamander Sleuthing
Sunday, March 31, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

In this family affair, we will learn about our quiet amphibian friends who call the wetland home. We will spend some time in the park’s vernal pools and creeks looking for these elusive, slippery critters! Participants should come dressed to spend time outdoors and possibly get wet (a change of clothes is recommended). Bring your own rain boots or borrow a pair of ours. Ages 5 & up. Cost is $3; fee applies to all participants. Registration barcode is #230358.

Where

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

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