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January Programs at McDowell Nature Center

(December 12, 2019) The McDowell Nature Center and Preserve offers a wide variety of programs for adults, children, and families. Listed below are programs for January 2020. To sign up or for more information, go to the Activity Search web page and check off "McDowell Nature Preserve" under location. Click on the following link for more details about Group and School Programs.


Program name: Self-Guided Forest Immersion
Date of Program: January 3, 2020 Friday
Time of program: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Price: Free
Ages: 3 and up

Description of program: Immerse yourself in this self-guided drop-in experience that leads you through the paved Four Seasons Trail following signs encouraging awareness of the natural world. Journey along the trail using all of your senses to experience the forest in an entirely new way. When complete, come back to the nature center for some hot cocoa or tea. No pre-registration required. (NOTE: all other programs require pre-registration.)

Notes: This program is geared towards adults, but children can enjoy it as well. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing. You may even want to bring a light blanket that can be put on the ground.
Activity will be held at the Four Seasons Trail - Go past the nature center parking lot to the bottom parking lot. The Four Seasons trail is blazed with a red triangle. This is our only paved trail.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Explore the Carolinas: Congaree National Forest
Dates of Program: January 3, 2020 Friday
Time of program: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Price: $14
Ages: 18 and up

Description: Adventure is out there!! Spend the day exploring and discovering new places in the Carolinas. Trips will all be within 2 hours of Charlotte. Meet at McDowell Nature Center for all trips and ride in a van to the destination of the day. The first Friday of each month will take us to a new spot to explore. This month: Congaree National Forest. Pre-registration required.
Notes:
This hike qualifies for our 100 mile hike club. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Please bring your own lunch, snacks and water bottle.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Nature Photography Series: Winter Wildlife
Date of Program: January 4, 2020 - Saturday
Time of program: 10:30am to 12:00pm

Price: Free
Ages: 12 and up

Description: Nature provides an ever-changing landscape for a photographer's frame. Celebrate the beauty of the Piedmont through your lens in this new program series as we explore the Preserve through seasons, light, and color. Each class will feature a different hike and habitat for shooting. Bring your own camera. No experience required. Pre-registration required (for all participants, adult and child alike).
Notes: This is not a drop-off program. Parent participation required. Meet at the Nature Center to begin our photography hike. Please bring your own camera. Come prepared to hike approximately 1.5 miles on uneven terrain with sturdy, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing. Please bring your own refillable water bottle.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Youth Hiking Club
Date of Program: January 4, 2020 Saturday
Time of program: 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Price: Free
Ages: 9 to 11

Description: Does your child like to explore the outdoors? Are they curious about the natural world? This Youth Hiking Club series is the place for them! Explore a different trail on the preserve every first Saturday afternoon of the month and meet new hiking buddies in the area. Hike towards health, wellness, and prizes as part of the 100 mile hiking club. Pre-registration required.
Notes: This is a drop-off program. This hike qualifies for our 100 mile hike club. Come prepared to hike approximately 2-3 miles on uneven terrain. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing. Please bring your own refillable water bottle.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Early Bird Hike
Date of Program: January 4, 2020 - Saturday
Time of program: 8:30am to 10:00am

Price: Free
Ages: 18 and up

Description: Hike your way to wellness and explore nature's early risers on this moderate, 2-2.5 mile hike. Each week explore the changing seasons in the nature preserve while meeting other outdoor enthusiasts. Pre-registration is required.
Notes: This hike qualifies for our 100 mile hike club. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. We will be hiking approximately 2-2.5 miles on uneven terrain. Please bring your own refillable water bottle.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Winter Quest
Date of Program: January 5, 2020 - Sunday
Time of program: 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Price: Free
All Ages

Description: Drop by the nature center to pick up your Winter Quest scavenger hunt materials and discover hidden treasures found in the nature preserve. What do you need to bring? A camera or smart phone with a camera to document your finds, your family, and a sense of adventure! The scavenger hunt should take 45 minutes to 1 hour. No pre-registration required (NOTE: all other programs require pre-registration).
Notes: This is not a drop-off program. Parent participation required. Come prepared to hike approximately 1-2 miles on uneven terrain. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing. Please bring your own refillable water bottle.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Survival Skills: Fire Building
Date of Program: January 6, 2020 - Monday
Time of program: 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Price: $5
Ages: 9 to 11

Description: Learn the basics of fire building and fire safety. Try your hand at building your own. Enjoy the taste of determination with a beautifully roasted marshmallow. Pre-registration required.
Notes: This is a drop-off program. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing. Fire pit is located behind the nature center.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Family Fort Building
Dates of Program: January 7, 2020 - Tuesday
Time of program: 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Price: Free
Ages: 7 and up

Description: Learn the survival skill of shelter building with your family! Work together with a McDowell Naturalist, using materials found in the woods to build a sturdy, weather-resistant 'fort.' Pre-registration required (for all participants, adult and child alike)
Notes: This is not a drop-off program. Parent participation required. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Bring your own water bottle.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Fire n' Cocoa
Dates of Program: January 8, 2020 - Wednesday
Time of program: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Price: Free
All Ages

Description: Warm up next to a campfire on this cold night while sipping on yummy hot cocoa! Practice fire safety and fire building techniques while enjoying good company. Pre-registration required (for all participants, adult and child alike).
Notes: This is not a drop-off program. Parent participation required. Fire pit is located behind the nature center.
Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing. Hot cocoa will be provided.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Family Friday Hikes
Dates of Program: January 10, 2020 - Friday
Time of program: 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Price: Free
Ages: 7 and up

Description: Start the weekend out right by hitting the trails on a Friday afternoon. Meet at the Nature Center for this 1.5 hour hike around the preserve. Pre-registration required (for all participants, adult and child alike).
Notes:
This hike qualifies for our 100 mile hike club. Come prepared to hike approximately 2 miles on uneven terrain. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing. Please bring your own water bottle.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Winter Wonderland
Date of Program: January 11, 2020 - Saturday
Time of program: 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Price: Free
Ages: 6 to 12

Description: Discover the wonders of the season in this program all about winter. Learn what animals do to keep warm, how the forest changes during the winter, and how snow is created. Let's explore the season of winter! Pre-registration required.
Notes: This is not a drop-off program. Parent participation required.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Early Bird Hike
Date of Program: January 11, 2020 - Saturday
Time of program: 8:30am 10:00am

Price: Free
Ages: 18 and up

Description: Hike your way to wellness and explore nature's early risers on this moderate, 2-2.5 mile hike. Each week explore the changing seasons in the nature preserve while meeting other outdoor enthusiasts. Pre-registration is required.
Notes: This hike qualifies for our 100 mile hike club. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. We will be hiking approximately 2-2.5 miles on uneven terrain. Please bring your own refillable water bottle.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Trails and Tails: McMullen Creek Greenway
Date of Program: January 11, 2020 - Saturday
Times of program: 9:30am to 11:30am

Price: Free
All Ages

Description: Have a K-9 companion? Want to meet other dog lovers in Mecklenburg County? Join McDowell staff as we come together with our "Tails" and hit the "Trails." Each month we will meet at a different park, preserve or greenway around the Charlotte area. This month's location is at McMullen Creek Greenway. Please call Chad Moore at 980-314-1128 for more information.
Notes:
Please bring mutt mitts and a leash no longer than 6' in length. Come prepared to hike at least 2 miles on uneven terrain. Wear weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing, and sturdy closed toed shoes. Bring a water bottle for you and water for your four legged friend as well!

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128


Program name: Animal Ambassador Meet 'n Greet
Date of Program: January 12, 2020 - Sunday
Times of program: 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Price: Free
All Ages

Description: Sunday afternoons are perfect for an live animal encounter. Have a personal and close-up meet and greet with one of McDowell Animal Ambassadors. Discover and learn about the ambassador's life at the nature center and how it would live in the natural world. No pre-registration required (NOTE: all other programs require pre-registration).

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Mother Nature Story Corner
Date of Program: January 14, 2020 - Tuesday
Times of program: 10:00am to 10:30am

Price: Free
All Ages

Description: Engage the imagination through all-ages nature stories about plants, animals, and seasons. Get up close and personal with an animal or natural artifact that relates to the story's topic. Pre-registration required (for all participants, adult and child alike).
Notes: This is not a drop off program. Parent participation required.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Adult Hiking Series: Chilly Hikes
Date of Program: January 14, 2020 - Tuesday
Times of program: 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Price: Free
Ages: 18 an up

Description: Get up and get active with a McDowell Naturalist during this 90-minute, adult only hike through McDowell Nature Preserve. Pre-registration required
Notes: This hike qualifies for our 100 mile hike club. Come prepared to hike approximately 2-3 miles on uneven terrain. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing. Please bring your own refillable water bottle.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: McDowell Prairie Wagon Ride
Date of Program: January 15, 2020 - Wednesday
Times of program: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Price: Free
Ages: 5 and up

Description: Take a trip through the McDowell Prairie in style - on a wagon ride! Learn about our native nocturnal wildlife in hopes that we will see a few in the prairie. Pre-registration required (for all participants, adult and child alike). Space is limited due to the amount of people that can fit in the wagon.
Notes: For safety reasons we have a minimum age requirement to be in the wagon. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing. Bring a blanket!

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Preschool Explorer Series: Snow Much Fun!
Date of Program: January 17, 2020 - Friday
Times of program: 10:00am to 10:50am
11:00am to 11:50 am

Price: $4
Ages: 3 to 6

Description: Choose one time-slot. Little ones and adults discover nature together starting with a story and then rotating through discovery stations that expand upon the story and may include: crafts, games, songs, animal encounters and/or outdoor exploration. Pre-registration required.
Notes: Parent participation required. Please note that this is a revised version of the previous Preschool Explorers.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Self-Guided Forest Immersion
Date of Program: January 17, 2020 - Friday
Times of program: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Price: Free
Ages: 3 and up

Description: Immerse yourself in this self-guided drop-in experience that leads you through the paved Four Seasons Trail following signs encouraging awareness of the natural world. Journey along the trail using all of your senses to experience the forest in an entirely new way. When complete, come back to the nature center for some hot cocoa or tea. No pre-registration required. (NOTE: all other programs require pre-registration.)
Notes: This program is geared towards adults, but children can enjoy it as well. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing. You may even want to bring a light blanket that can be put on the ground.
Activity will be held at the Four Seasons Trail - Go past the nature center parking lot to the bottom parking lot. The Four Seasons trail is blazed with a red triangle. This is our only paved trail.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128


Program name: Family Friday Hikes
Date of Program: January 17, 2020 - Friday
Times of program: 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Price: Free
Ages: 7 and up

Description: Start the weekend out right by hitting the trails on a Friday afternoon. Meet at the Nature Center for this 1.5 hour hike around the preserve. Pre-registration required (for all participants, adult and child alike).
Notes: This hike qualifies for our 100 mile hike club. Come prepared to hike approximately 2 miles on uneven terrain. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing. Please bring your own water bottle.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Nature Exploratorium
Date of Program: January 17, 2020 - Friday
Times of program: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Price: Free
Ages: 6 to 12

Description: Active play builds happy kids! Hike deep into wild at McDowell Nature Preserve to find new and unexplored areas for fun and adventure. Participants will create games and activities while learning from nature. What will you discover? Pre-registration required.
Notes: This is not a drop-off program. Parent participation required. Come prepared to hike no more than 1 mile on uneven terrain and to get messy! Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing. Please bring your own refillable water bottle.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Owl Prowl Family Hike
Date of Program: January 18, 2020 - Saturday
Times of program: 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Price: Free
Ages: 6 and up
Description: Explore McDowell Nature Preserve after dark in search of these nocturnal wonders of the sky! Learn about the role owls play in the ecosystem, how to identify owl calls, and make your own to attract them. The program starts with a brief introduction inside and the remaining portion will be outside on our trails. Pre-registration required (for all participants, adult and child alike).
Notes: This is not a drop off program. Parent participation required. This hike qualifies for our 100 mile hike club. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. We will be hiking approximately 1-2 miles on uneven terrain. Please bring your own water bottle.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Early Bird Hike
Date of Program: January 18, 2020 - Saturday
Times of program: 8:30am to 10:00am

Price: Free
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Hike your way to wellness and explore nature's early risers on this moderate, 2-2.5 mile hike. Each week explore the changing seasons in the nature preserve while meeting other outdoor enthusiasts. Pre-registration is required.
Notes: This hike qualifies for our 100 mile hike club. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. We will be hiking approximately 2-2.5 miles on uneven terrain. Please bring your own refillable water bottle.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Family Fire Building
Date of Program: January 21, 2020 - Tuesday
Times of program: 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Price: Free
Ages: 7 and up
Description: Learn how to build a fire and keep it going using different fire-starting techniques. We will also try to start a fire using primitive methods like a bow drill. After building the fire we will test it out by making a tasty treat. Pre-registration required (for all participants, adult and child alike).
Notes: Fire Pit is located behind the nature center. This is not a drop-off program. Parent participation required. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Bring your own water bottle.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: New Moon Hike
Date of Program: January 23, 2020 - Thursday
Times of program: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Price: Free
Ages: 7 and up
Description: Explore McDowell Nature Preserve after dark in search of these nocturnal wonders of the sky! Learn about the role owls play in the ecosystem, how to identify owl calls, and make your own to attract them. The program starts with a brief introduction inside and the remaining portion will be outside on our trails. Pre-registration required (for all participants, adult and child alike).
Notes: This is not a drop off program. Parent participation required. This hike qualifies for our 100 mile hike club. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. We will be hiking approximately 1-2 miles on uneven terrain. Please bring your own water bottle.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Family Geocaching Adventure
Date of Program: January 24, 2020 - Friday
Times of program: 10:00pm to Noon

Price: Free
Ages: 7 and up
Description: Take advantage of a school day off while hunting for hidden treasure in the woods with your family. No prior experience or special equipment needed! A naturalist will be there to guide you through this 2-3 mile geocaching experience. Pre-registration required (for all participants, adult and child alike).
Notes: This is not a drop-off program. Parent participation required. This hike qualifies for our 100 mile hike club. Come prepared to hike approximately 2-3 miles on uneven terrain. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing. Please bring your own water bottle.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Weed Warriors: Work Day
Date of Program: January 25, 2020 - Saturday
Times of program: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Price: Free
Ages: 12 and up
Description: Wanted: Elaeagnus sp. Also known as Silverberry.
Reward: Protection of McDowell Nature Preserves native species and natural communities.
Meet the staff at McDowell Nature Center to connect with people and nature all while making a positive difference in the community by removing invasive plant species. Pre-registration required (for all participants, adult and child alike).
Notes: Participants under the age of 18 will need an adult/guardian to sign their waivers. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing to be working outdoors for 3 hours. Come prepared to cut down small shrubs with provided hand tools. Please bring your own sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle and snacks. Additional information will be sent to you the week prior to program.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Early Bird Hike
Date of Program: January 25, 2020 - Saturday
Times of program: 8:30am to 10:00am

Price: Free
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Hike your way to wellness and explore nature's early risers on this moderate, 2-2.5 mile hike. Each week explore the changing seasons in the nature preserve while meeting other outdoor enthusiasts. Pre-registration is required.
Notes: This hike qualifies for our 100 mile hike club. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. We will be hiking approximately 2-2.5 miles on uneven terrain. Please bring your own refillable water bottle.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Animal Ambassador Meet 'n Greet
Date of Program: January 26, 2020 - Sunday
Times of program: 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Price: Free
All Ages
Description: Sunday afternoons are perfect for an live animal encounter. Have a personal and close-up meet and greet with one of McDowell Animal Ambassadors. Discover and learn about the ambassador's life at the nature center and how it would live in the natural world. No pre-registration required (NOTE: all other programs require pre-registration).

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Adult Hiking Series: Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Date of Program: January 28, 2020 - Tuesday
Times of program: 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Price: Free
Ages: 18 and up
Description: Get up and get active with a McDowell Naturalist during this 90-minute, adult only hike through McDowell Nature Preserve. Pre-registration required.
Notes: This hike qualifies for our 100 mile hike club. Come prepared to hike approximately 2-3 miles on uneven terrain. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing. Please bring your own refillable water bottle.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Fire n' Cocoa
Date of Program: January 29, 2020 - Wednesday
Times of program: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Price: Free
All Ages
Description: Warm up next to a campfire on this cold night while sipping on yummy hot cocoa! Practice fire safety and fire building techniques while enjoying good company. Pre-registration required (for all participants, adult and child alike).
Notes: This is not a drop-off program. Parent participation required. Fire pit is located behind the nature center.
Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing. Hot cocoa will be provided.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128

Program name: Family Friday Hikes
Date of Program: January 31, 2020 - Friday
Times of program: 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Price: Free
Ages: 7 and up
Description: Start the weekend out right by hitting the trails on a Friday afternoon. Meet at the Nature Center for this 1.5 hour hike around the preserve. Pre-registration required (for all participants, adult and child alike).
Notes: This hike qualifies for our 100 mile hike club. Come prepared to hike approximately 2 miles on uneven terrain. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate, comfortable clothing. Please bring your own water bottle.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128


Program name: W.O.W Birthday Parties at McDowell Nature Center
Date of Program: Call McDowell Nature Center to schedule date of party
Time of program: Call McDowell Nature Center to schedule time of party

Price: $185
Ages: 4 to 12

Description of program: An Unique Twist on Birthday Parties. You get an exciting and one of kind nature themed program that includes hands-on learning and exploration, as well as a craft that children can take home!
Birthday parties are for ages 4-12 year olds with up to 15 of their friends.
Parties will be at McDowell Nature Center Classroom
Program cost is $185 which includes a 1-hour program, themed gift bag per child, and the use of the classroom for two additional hours before or after the program.

Sponsor: McDowell Nature Preserve and Center
Address: 15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC 28278
Website: parkandrec.com
Phone: (980) 314-1128


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