TLC nature preserves are still open! Stay 6 feet apart, take all trash with you, and avoid overcrowding the parking lots.

Get Wild! Find your next adventure with TLC. View and register for upcoming events, or search by category for different types of events.

Please visit our VolunteerHub page to create a profile if you are interested in volunteering with TLC.

Star Party at Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve @ Bailey and Sarah Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Star Party at Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve @ Bailey and Sarah Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve

Join us at Williamson Farm and Nature Preserve to take part in the annual NC Science Festival Star Party with TLC! Did you know that you can walk the entire solar system at our Preserve? Dart around Mars and the Moon while dodging asteroids by taking just a short scaled solar system walk on one of our trails. You can also complete hands-on activities that range from arts and crafts to having fun with moon phase oreos. We’ll end the night with guided star gazing after exploring the wonders at Williamson.

We will be outside the entire time, so dress for the weather, bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit in, and be sure to bring your excitement! We can’t wait to see you!

When registering, please only register once for each family unit, each individual does not need to be registered.


Founded in 2010, the North Carolina Science Festival is the first statewide science festival in the United States. Through a series of community-based events each April (hosted by schools, colleges, libraries, museums, parks, businesses, and other local organizations), the Festival celebrates the economic, educational, and cultural impacts of science in North Carolina. It is an initiative of Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information, please visit


First Saturday Hike June @ Brumley Nature Preserve (North Lot)
Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We are officially reinstituting our First Saturday Hikes! And we aren’t just choosing any Saturday to start them on, we’re starting with a bang on National Trails Day! So come on out and join us on trail for an afternoon social hike after the heat of the day. TLC Trail Guide, Ann, will be leading the group through the northern section of Brumley Forest and will cover about 3 miles of trail.
Meet new friends and get hiking with TLC on the first Saturday of each month! Don’t forget your water bottle, bug spray, sunscreen, and mask if you haven’t been vaccinated and we will see you out there to celebrate our trails!
Please follow this link to register!
Find a TLC Nature Preserve Near You
Share This