Tuesdays at Tanglewood: 2014 Summer Nature Programs
Tuesdays at Tanglewood programs are not set up for schools and daycares to attend
in large, organized groups. We encourage your groups to register for a Self-guided
All programs include a short discussion, games and/or activities, and a free
17 - Backyards for Birds and Butterflies – Learn about the beautiful
birds and butterflies that live in our region and how to attract them to your own
lawn or garden. Special guests from the Tanglewood Arboretum and
Wrights Birding Center will be on hand to display plants and feeders.
Ally McCauley of SciWorks will discuss the Monarch Butterfly adoption
program. Find out how you can adopt and release your own Monarch!
24 – Animal Safari - Construct your own safari gear and then follow
a trail of animal signs to discover some of the wild animals that make Tanglewood
their home. Participants will learn about different park habitats along the way.
8 – Stream Savers - Streams play an important role in determining
of the quality of our lakes and rivers. Join Wendi Hartup of the Forsyth County
Extension Service as she discusses stream care and restoration. Participants
will also learn how stream critters can serve as indicators of water quality by
sampling a ‘mock’ stream.
15 - Who Lives Here: Reptiles - Find out what kinds of turtles,
lizards, and snakes inhabit Tanglewood Park and surrounding areas and the important
role they play in nature. Find out why these fascinating animals are better left
in the wild, and the special challenges of keeping reptiles as pets.
22 - Wildlife Rehab/Owls - Volunteers with the Forsyth County
Wildlife Rehabilitators, Inc. (WRI) care for more than 500 wild animals
a year. Join a WRI expert to learn about the care of sick, injured, or orphaned
owls. Find out what makes these nocturnal raptors such skillful hunters and which
owl species make Tanglewood their home. Live ‘wildlife ambassadors’ will join us
for this fascinating program.
29 – Nature Crafts - Join Naturalist Beth Beeler
and as she presents ideas and projects for a variety of crafts using natural materials.
Take-home activities will be available for different age levels.
5 - Ladybugs Lore - Learn all about our native ladybugs and their
interesting lifecycle. Participants will be ‘seeing spots’ as they learn how to
distinguish various species by counting their markings, and then testing their knowledge
with a memory matching game. Find out how these little beauties are good for your
garden through all stages of their development.
12 - Native Americans of the Piedmont - Learn all about the Native
Americans that inhabited Piedmont North Carolina for thousands of years prior to
European settlement. Examine artifact replicas and take a short nature walk to find
out how these advanced cultures enjoyed a life of abundance and wealth from our
surrounding natural resources.
19 - Trash to Treasure - This program goes beyond the recycle bin
to demonstrate useful and creative recycling ideas. Learn how to grow garden treasures
using both traditional composting and vermiculture (composting with earthworms).
Engage in crafts and activities that turn would-be trash into works of art.
All programs start at 10:00 am at Shelter 2 and last approximately one hour.
Admission is free to registered RV campers and annual pass holders. All others pay
gate fee of $2.00 per car/$8.00 per bus.
Participants should bring their own sunscreen, insect repellent and water bottle,
and wear comfortable hiking clothes/shoes. Programs are designed for all ages, but
children age 16 and below must be accompanied by parent/responsible adult(s). Organized
groups please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
in advance with group attendance number.