2018 Nature Programs

The following classes and programs will be held at the
Edwards Family Library, 1420 Price Park Road.


What is a Uwharrie and Why Would a Biologist Care?
Thurs., Jan. 18th, 7-8:30 pm

John Gerwin, Research Curator, Ornithology, at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, will talk about his work banding birds, tracking populations, and helping to preserve this North Carolina treasure.
This program is sponsored by the Piedmont Bird Club.

Exploring the Outdoors with Aldo Leopold

Fri., Jan. 19th, 9:30 am-4 pm

Discover this interdisciplinary conservation ethics curriculum targeted for educators of youth 6 12th grades. We will also learn to use the outdoors to teach lessons from the environmental classic, A Sand County Almanac. Earn CEUs and credit towards the NC Environmental Education Certification. To register, e-mail melanie.buckingham@greensboro-nc.gov

Wasted Food
Fri., Jan. 26th, 12-1 pm

Join the Green Reads Book Club for a discussion of the book: American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food. Pick up a copy of the book at the branch prior to the program. New members are welcome. This program is co-sponsored by Piedmont Land Conservancy.

Plants Need Pollinators
Wed., Feb. 7th, 7-8:30 pm

Will Stuart, native plant and bird photographer will share the simple and complicated relationship needs of native plants and pollinators. This program is sponsored by the Triad Chapter of the Native Plant Society.

Woodpeckers
Thurs., Feb. 8th, 7-8:30 pm

Liz Schmidt of Wild Birds Unlimited in High Point will share highlights about woodpeckers found in the piedmont. This program is sponsored by T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society.

Project Food, Land and People
Fri., Feb. 9th, 9:30 am-4 pm

Learn hands-on activities to teach adults and children about the interrelationships between agriculture, food, the environment, and people. To register, e-mail melanie.buckingham@greensboro-nc.gov .

Guidelines for Excellence
Sat., Feb. 10th, 10 am-3 pm

Environmental educators come to this workshop about the Guidelines for Excellence created by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). The workshop covers these benchmarks in the areas of professional development, learner achievements, instructional materials, programs, early childhood education, and community engagement as they relate to the field of EE. To register, e-mail melanie.buckingham@greensboro-nc.gov.

Bird-friendly Gardening: Your Yard Matters
Thurs., Feb. 15th, 7-8:30 pm

Ann Walter-Fromson will share why native plants are so important for supporting birds, which plants are the most beneficial, and how you can make your yard a welcoming place for birds. This program is sponsored by the Piedmont Bird Club.

Climate Change in North Carolina
Wed., Feb. 28th, 7-8 pm

Join us for a viewing of Climate Stories NC from the Institute for the Environment at UNC. These documentaries depict stories from people who have been impacted by climate change. This program is sponsored by Green Reads Book Club and Piedmont Land Conservancy.

Piedmont Prairie Project
Wed., March 7th, 7-8:30 pm

Stefan Bloodworth, Curator at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens shares the mission of this natural woodland opening which includes native grasses and wildflowers. This program is sponsored by the Triad Chapter of the Native Plant Society.

Spring Wildflowers
Thurs., March 8th, 7-8:30 pm

Dr. Ann Walter-Fromson, Environmental Educator will be speaking about these ephemeral beauties. This program is sponsored by T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society.

Birds of Yellowstone Park
Thurs., March 15th, 7-8:30 pm

Yellowstone is home to 300 bird species, including 8 species of owls, Trumpeter Swan, Ravens, Harlequin Ducks and Dippers - birds adapted to swift mountain streams. Join naturalist Mike Dunn as he shares his Yellowstone birding adventures with us. This program is sponsored by the Piedmont Bird Club.

Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs
Fri., March 16th, 12-1 pm

Join the Green Reads Book Club for a discussion of the book: Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: Family, Friendships and Faith in Small-Town Alaska. Pick up a copy of the book at the branch prior to the program. New members are welcome. This program is co-sponsored by Piedmont Land Conservancy.

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)
Fri., March 23rd, 9:30 am-4 pm

Learn hands-on activities to teach about water pollution, wetlands, water conservation, water quality and water as a resource. Earn credit towards the NC Environmental Education Certification and CEUs. To register, e-mail melanie.buckingham@greensboro-nc.gov.