Reedy Creek Nature Center

Reedy Creek Nature Center

Established in 1993, the Division of Nature Preserves and Natural Resources’ mission is to protect the region’s biodiversity and natural heritage for its inherent value and for the benefit of future generations by promoting open space preservation, conserving natural communities, and fostering

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A Wild Walk


Program description

Here’s a chance for students to explore a forest habitat as we venture out into the Nature Preserve.  Students will meet some of the plants and examine their secrets.  Students will then search the area for creatures to find out where they live and what they eat.  Discover how plants and animals live together in their forest home.  Join us for an exciting woodland adventure!

Program Detail

Subject: Science
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Call to check availability of educators.

Available times:

At your convenience.

Length of program: 45 min to 1 hour
Space / technical requirements:

Outdoor trails in the Nature Preserve.


Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve.

Fees / Ticketing:

The following prices are per student: CMS at Reedy Creek Nature Center $1.50. Non CMS at Reedy Creek Nature Center $2.00.


NC Standard Course of Study:

R4 – Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone. We will learn technical terms for botanical and zoological species, types and processes.

SL1 – Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. Time is allowed for questions and discussions about specific topics in each program.

SL2 – Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively and orally. We will present and discuss information in various media formats, including hand-on exploration, outdoor oral presentation and digital media during our programs.

NC Essential Standards:

From the Science Standards:

1.L.2 – We will discuss the basic needs of plants (air, water, light and food) in the forest on a walk along the trails in the Preserve.

3.L.2 – Learn how environmental conditions affect plant growth and survival and learn the stages of the life cycle of plants by looking for stages of plants in the forest.

4.L.1 – Discuss how forest animals meet their needs by using behaviors in response to information received from the environment, such as hibernation, migration, etc. See examples of a rain garden, composting and natural habitat gardens.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Cancellation Policy

Program Refunds:

Refunds will be given (minus a 10% admin. fee) if cancellation notice is given at least 10 days in advance for Program Registrations. 

There will be no refund if less than 10 days notice is given for Program Registrations.

The verified Main Contact is the only person who can withdraw a participant.

All refunds must be submitted via the Refund Request Form provided by Park and Recreation.

Customer should be aware that refunds take 10 days.