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Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve

2900 Rocky River Rd., Charlotte, NC

Phone:
1-(980)-314-1119

Website:
www.mecknc.gov/ParkandRec/StewardshipServices/NatureCenters/Pages/Reedy.aspx

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Composting: Solutions for Small Spaces

Nature

Composting is easy and popular with homeowners who have large enough yards for a container or pile. But what if you don't have space? Join us to see an easy way to compost with worms either in your house, garage, on your porch or in a classroom. We will also touch on best practices for outdoor composting and provide a handy chart to use at home. Parent participation required. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Ages 8 and up Free

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• Sat 4/28/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Budding Adventures

Nature

Kids. Parents. Discover the adventures to be had so close by. Start off by exploring various nature topics in the classrooms, using the best tools…our hands, eyes, nose and ears. Then we head out into the forest, where we sneakily walk to uncover the wonders of the natural world. Parent participation required. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Ages 3 to 6 Free 10-11am

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• Mon 4/30/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Budding Adventures

Nature

Kids. Parents. Discover the adventures to be had so close by. Start off by exploring various nature topics in the classrooms, using the best tools…our hands, eyes, nose and ears. Then we head out into the forest, where we sneakily walk to uncover the wonders of the natural world. Parent participation required. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Ages 3 to 6 Free 10-11am

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• Mon 4/30/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Hike For Your Health

Health & Wellness/Nutrition,Nature,Hiking

Get outside, get moving and get healthy! Enjoy fresh air, sunshine and beautiful surroundings with like-minded people. Participants under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Must call 980-314-1119 to register.

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• Thu 5/3/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Primitive Skills: Fire Building

Nature

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• Sat 5/5/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Eager Beavers!

Nature

Come learn all about our furry little friends…the BEAVER! Did you know we have beaver right here at Reedy Creek? Well, we did. We will learn all about their special adaptations and go on a hike looking at their dams and their lodge. Must call 980-314-1119 to register.

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• Sun 5/6/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Spring Mandala

Nature

Feeling creative? Want to join us to make a spring mandala? Mandalas are artistic creations of repeating patterns within a circle. They are much easier to create than you might think! We will be creating one using items found in nature to commemorate the spring season! If you have some flowers or even petals lying around then bring them along! Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Ages 8 and up Free 2-4pm

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• Sat 5/12/18 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stream Adventure

Nature

Up for an adventure? Ever wonder what lives in the stream? Want to get your feet wet on a warm spring day? Register for this program and you will be led on an exploration of one of Reedy Creek's streams! Wear old shoes or boots because your feet might get muddy! Must call 980-314-1119 to register.

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• Sun 5/13/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hike For Your Health

Health & Wellness/Nutrition,Nature,Hiking

Get outside, get moving and get healthy! Enjoy fresh air, sunshine and beautiful surroundings with like-minded people. Participants under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Must call 980-314-1119 to register.

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• Thu 5/17/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

How Healthy is my Stream? Macro invertebrate Investigation

Nature

Macro invertebrates are small creatures living in streams, rivers, and ponds. What can the population of macro invertebrates tell us about the health of a stream? Join a naturalist to collect some of these organisms and learn which ones indicate healthy streams. Bring home a guide to help you search for macro invertebrates in streams near your home. Parental supervision is required. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Ages 8 and up Free 10-11:30am

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• Sat 5/19/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bountiful Butterflies

Nature

Take a walk around the garden and learn how to identify the common butterflies near Reedy Creek. What do the butterflies need to survive, and what role do they play in the ecosystem? We will create a butterfly puddling station for you to take home to encourage these helpful pollinators to visit your yard or garden. Must call 980-314-119 to register. Ages 8 and up Free 2-3pm

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• Sun 5/20/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Healing in Nature

Nature

Discover the healing abilities that being in nature can give you during this relaxed walk in the woods. We will set intentions with an inspirational quote or reading before each walk. We will then engage in one or two other nature connecting and healing activities during our time together. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Ages 17 and up Free 6-7pm

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• Thu 5/24/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Insect Safari

Nature

Kids, come explore the world of tiny creatures. Have you ever wondered, how many insects are there? Do they all fly? How do they eat? Why do some of them like flowers so much? Is a spider an insect? If so, this class if for you. Feel free to wear a pair of antenna! Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Ages 3 to 12 Free 10-11am

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• Sat 5/26/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Creature Feature

Nature

Reptiles Rock! Wait… is that a rock or a turtle? Come learn about reptiles as an educator feeds one at the Nature Center. We will go on a short hike to see if we can find any scaly animals who call the great outdoors their home. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. All Ages Free 2-3pm

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• Sun 5/27/18 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM