• Wild Boar

    Wild Boar

    Did you know that feral pigs as large as 300 pounds roam the forest of Howell Woods? While the environmental learning center offers outdoor programs and activities for nature enthusiasts, it is also a popular hunting spot for wild pig, whitetail deer, wild turkey, and other game.

  • Red Headed Woodpecker

    Red Headed Woodpecker

    The Rudolph Howell & Son Environmental Learning Center, or Howell Woods, is a unique 2,800-acre natural resource designed to provide excellent recreational and educational experiences while fostering environmental stewardship.

  • Birdwatching

    Birdwatching

    The Howell Woods property has several different natural communities making bird watching a popular activity every season of the year.

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Campfire with S'mores

Howell Woods Grounds
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 7 – 9pm

Sit by the camp fire and relax! Howell Woods’ staff will read a children's book "The Camping Trip That Changed America" while you enjoy hot coco and s’mores. At an additional $5 per tent per night, your family can also camp overnight. Please pre-register for this activity by Jan. 24th by calling the Learning Center (919) 938-0115 or email mamassengill@johnstoncc.edu. $5/person.




Love Buggs

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10 – 11:30am

Learn about the buzzing insects in your yard while you create your own version of a silly Love Bugg. Please pre-register for this class by Feb. 7th by calling the Learning Center (919) 938-0115 or email mamassengill@johnstoncc.edu. $10/person.




Map and Compass

Howell Woods Nature Center Classroom
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9 – 11am

Discover a valuable tool that will increase your confidence in any outdoor exploration activity. Participants will learn to use and map and compass together as a tool to navigate through the wilderness. Please pre-register for this class by Feb. 21st by calling the Learning Center (919) 938-0115 or email mamassengill@johnstoncc.edu. $10/person.




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