Kids in Nature Day Rocked on May 15!

Kids examining contents of a net from the pond
Photo by Ted Morée

It was a great day at the Triangle Land Conservancy’s Williamson Preserve last Sunday! Over 160 people attended our first Kids in Nature Day event, despite having to reschedule from Saturday due to rain. Seeing kids filled with wonder and enthusiasm about the amazing things found in nature made the six months of planning and hard work by thirty volunteers and twenty-plus exhibitor staff all worth it! We were very appreciative of our great partnership with the Triangle Land Conservancy to sponsor the event at the Williamson Nature Preserve, which everyone agreed was a perfect environment for the event. We also had wonderful participation from many other organizations in the state and local area to offer fourteen different hands-on activity centers, plus a special exhibit by the Wake County Sheriff, including:

  • NC Wildlife Federation
  • NC Wildlife Resources Commission
  • NC Dept. of Environmental Quality
  • NC Cooperative Extension
  • NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Wake Audubon
  • Wake County Parks & Rec
  • Wake Co. Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Pine Springs Academy
  • Local & Granville County Beekeepers

Of the respondents to a post-event survey so far, 100% said they want to come back next year, so we are already thinking ahead to 2023.

“My kids said it was one of the best TLC events they have ever been to.”

Click here for additional photos from the event (photos by Ted Morée). Also, check out this article on the WRAL website about the event.

Please watch our website (and click “Subscribe” at the bottom of the page) for many other activities and events throughout the year. Our Eco Kids Program is well underway, since starting up last year, and we plan to hold a number of other activities for kids in the coming months, like nature hikes, special outdoor classes, and other fun nature activities.


One thought on “Kids in Nature Day Rocked on May 15!

  1. This event was even enjoyed by the kids over sixty. The presenters were able to answer new as well as old questions. Good information and ideas were exchanged. We needed to be aware of the beehive and its occupants. The hive keeper was positioned on the trail to advise people that there was a BEE ZONE ahead and to avoid flapping their arms. Thankfully, there were no reports of anyone getting stung. Overall, it was a good day at the TLC Williamson Nature Preserve. Plans are being formulated for next year’s event.

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