Owl Prowls at Mason Farm Biological Reserve!

From: January 26,2018 To: February 2,2018

Friday January 26, 2018 (rescheduled from 1/19)
Friday February 2, 2018

*NOTE: January 19th Owl Prowl has been rescheduled to January 26th because of winter weather!*

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Mason Farm Biological Reserve
Approx. 500 Finley Golf Course Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Join PWC’s retired executive director, Gail Abrams, on a nocturnal hike at Mason Farm Biological Reserve. Resident owls are getting ready to mate and are therefore more active and engaging this time of year. Gail will do her best owl impressions in hopes of getting a reply. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a wild owl. Learn all about owls, their habitats, and enjoy a rare chance to explore Mason Farm Biological Reserve after dark. After the hike, you will also get to meet PWC’s owl ambassadors and learn how they came to live at PWC. This is eligible for 2 hours of Criteria II credit for the NC Environmental Education Certification Program.

Ages 7 and up. You must be able to walk slowly along a flat, 1.5-mi, unpaved path at night, with the possibility of very cold temperatures.

Fee: $25 – Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot! Please register all members of your family.

*If you have registered for the January 19th Owl Prowl, please email stephanie@piedmontwildlifecenter.org so that we can transfer your registration!*

Introduction to Fire Making

From: January 20,2018 To: January 20,2018

Come learn how to get a fire started with natural materials, what a fire needs to be successful, and experiment with different materials to see how well, or poorly, they work. You will learn about uses of plants and different woods you find around you when it comes to fire making, what a “wet” wood is, and how to collect wood in a sustainable way. This is a great introduction to starting campfires, both at campsites and in the backcountry! This class is taught by Karen McCall, and is eligible for 2 hours of Criteria II credit for the NC Environmental Education Certification. This class is $20 per person ($10 for students with an ID) and is limited to ages 15 and up. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot!

Flint Knapping

From: January 27,2018 To: January 27,2018

Learn the basics of making stone tools by hand! In this engaging class, you will learn to make tools out of flint through the ancient practice of knapping, or pressure flaking. This class is taught by Roman Stinespring. This class is $40 per person ($20 for students with an ID) and is limited to ages 15 and up. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot!

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